Bike Test: 2004 Hoffman Disrupter IL-2

Tested by: Matt Colisch

Age: 18

Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 180

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″

Components:

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

Intro:

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.

Likes

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.

Dislikes

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.

RATING: 9.5

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.