Bike Test: 2004 Hoffman Disrupter IL-2 Tested by:
Bike Test: 2004 Hoffman Disrupter IL-2
Tested by:Matt Colisch
Height: 5′ 11″
Number of years riding: 5
Complete bike price: $449.99
Weight: 35 lbs., 6 oz.
Finishes available: Matte gray, brown, black
Head tube angle: 74 degrees
Seat tube angle: 71 degrees
Top tube length: 20.5″
Chainstay length: 14″
Bottom bracket height: 11.5″
Frame: Hoffman Disrupter, 100% 4130 chromoly
Forks: Hoffman Disrupter, 100% 4130 chromoly fluted tubing, one-piece steerer tube
Headset: Dia-Tech D1-FS
Bars: Hoffman Jumping, 100% chromoly
Stem: Hoffman Super Stem
Grips: Hoffman Mushroom
Brakes: Dia-Tech Hombre
Brake levers: Dia-Compe MX-99
Seat: Hoffman, 8mm steel rails
Seat post: Hoffman, micro-adjust, fluted tubing
Seat post clamp: Hoffman
Pedals: Wellgo alloy
Cranks: Tubular chromoly three-piece, 175mm
Bottom bracket: Sealed
Sprocket: Hoffman, 39-tooth
Freewheel: ACS Claws, 14-tooth
Chain: KMC 510H
Rims: Jalco, 48-hole, black front, chrome rear
Hubs: Sealed, 14mm axles, left or right-side drive compatible
Tires: Hoffman Skidmark, 1.95″, 120 PSI
Extras: Hoffman SPC pegs (2 sets), SST Oryg, chain tensioners, Hoffman bar-ends
One step down from the top of the Disrupter line, the IL-2 is built around a solid frame with quality parts. With two brakes, four pegs, and a great price, this bike will satisfy your all-around freestyle needs.
How it rode
It felt a little bit short, but I liked the overall feel of it. I got used to it right off the bat. I started doing nosepicks as soon as I got on it. It’s a pretty different set-up than what I normally run, but that was good because it left a lot of options open with the front brakes and four pegs.
Hoffman put pretty good parts on this bike, so there wasn’t anything I had a problem with. They paid attention to the details: chrome rear rim, black front rim… The gyro plate was pretty cool, too. The sealed bottom bracket was good, the wheels were good, and I liked the front brakes. I was psyched to see Hombres on the front and back; they worked perfectly.
The levers didn’t bend, but they needed to. The chain had a little tight spot in it that made the cranks want to spin forward during no-footed tricks, but that’s about it.
Did anything bend or break?
The sprocket bent just a bit.
Anything you had to repeatedly adjust?
The bars moved once, but other than that, everything was fine.
What did you ride?
The Mill, Hancock trails, and some street.
Pull Quote: “…there wasn’t anything I had a problem with. (Hoffman Bikes) paid attention to the details.”
Pros: Tubular chromoly three-piece cranks, sealed bottom bracket, chrome rear rim, Hombre brakes, great wheels, full chromo frame, fork, and bars.
Cons: Make sure the stem stays tight. Potentially weak sprocket.