It may have ‘Black Magic’ tubing but the spooky thing about VooDoo’s Canzo is just how well it works on even the toughest trails. You might have to get your knife out for a bit of witch-doctoring first though.
Clearly a budget bike, but that doesn’t mean bad
The ‘orange peel’ paint, the two separate linkage plates driving the shock and the single-sided chainstay pivots all point to the cheaper price of the Canzo. Grab the rear wheel and wrench it about though and the extensively hydroformed frame is nice and stiff.
An SLX front derailleur is a high point of an otherwise budget Shimano drivetrain
Cables are kept neat and tidy under the down tube, and there’s plenty of tyre room at the back. There are no dropper post cable guides though, the head tube is straight rather than tapered and there are only three frame sizes. The good news is that if one of those fits, the angles and dimensions are really on-point, with a 67-degree head angle and very long 630mm top tube and 1,190mm wheelbase on our large test bike.
VooDoo makes the most of that with a short 60mm stem for quick reactions and a usefully wide handlebar with lock-on grips to make those steering decisions stick. While the SR Suntour Epixon fork has a straight rather than tapered steerer, a neat 15mm ‘Q-LOC’ through-axle locks the wheel in place and its 140mm (5.5in) of travel is matched by an Epixon shock out back.
Suspension fettling reaps serious rewards
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