Kent Eriksen Hardtail 29er 29er Hardtail

5/5 (5 Reviews)


Product Description

Material: Titanium


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 3fast3furious a Racer from Wisconsin

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2011

Strengths:    Dude, it is just STRONG. Welds are beyond perfect. Having a custom frame built for me is like wearing a tailored suit, it just fits perfectly. The ride is smooth and compliant. The geometry works out well. Why don't all bike makers take these things into consideration? Oh yeah, because it takes time and time is money. Kent has a hands on, one on one approach that can't be beat

Weaknesses:    Waiting is the hardest part. The end product has no weaknesses though.

Bottom Line:   
Stop messing around. If you want the right bike for you, stop looking for it. It doesn't yet exist. But don't worry. Kent will build that perfect bike for you. Yes the price is a lot. But really, for the craftsmanship its a good value. And this is a bike that will last you a lifetime. Average that per year and it is a really great deal.

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Favorite Trail:   anything off of the road

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   over the phone and e

Similar Products Used:   nothing like it

Bike Setup:   custom size, HT 29er with a Reba fork, Chris King hubs, headset and BB, XX and X0 mix of components

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mcox4922 a Cross Country Rider from Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2010

Strengths:    Beautiful hand crafted work of art. Everything is perfect.

Weaknesses:    A little slow on tight turns in loose gravel.

Bottom Line:   
At 60 years of age, I need all the mechanical advantage I can get. This bike delivers and is beautiful to look at as well. Kent and Katie were wonderful to work with, very patient and helpful. The 29 inch wheels combined with the ti frame gives a very forgiving ride. Eriksen delivered the bike to me complete and ready to ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Wakefield

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   Direct

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stump Jumper XC

Bike Setup:   All XT components except XTR hubs/Bontrager rims. Eriksen ti seat post.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HardTail29er a Racer from Carlsbad, CA

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2008

Strengths:    Weld quality, tube diameter options, A+ quality build, many years of expertise, not all that common, respected as among thee best builders, simply awesome.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
If you know what you want [frame geo, material, FS/HT/SS/geared] and Ti is your desire - you are considering a great builder. I have no regrets.

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Favorite Trail:   All in the forest - ROTORUA New Zealand

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   EriksenCycles.com

Similar Products Used:   GF Paragon [my first sip of the 29er Kool Aid] and Carl Strong custom 29er [another great builder]....4 previous XC FS and 4 hardtail 26ers

Bike Setup:   XT, FOX F29, Stans 355

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don a Cross Country Rider from Arlington Heights

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2008

Strengths:    This bike handles like a dream. Helps me keep up with the young guys. It's fast, responsive, stable, and easy on the body. Awesome attention to detail. Dealing with Kent and his enthusiasm is a pleasure. It gives you an insight as to what cycing is all about...It's not cheap, but it's worth every penny.

Weaknesses:    The bike doesn't like the garage, so I have to keep it in the house.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike. I have had many great bikes, however this one is the cream of the crop. It does it all. I have a blast every time I get out to ride. If you are ever in Steamboat Springs, do yourself a favor...even if you're not looking to buy a new ride....Stop in and chat with Kent and Katie...and take one out for a spin......you won't regret it....

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Favorite Trail:   Too many to list...

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Kent Eriksen Direct

Similar Products Used:   Moots, Elsworth, Ibis,

Bike Setup:   Maverick front end...Eriksen seatpost, XTR.....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doug a Racer from Maryland

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2007

Strengths:    Kent make a beautiful bike. Most of my time on this bike has been in ultra-events - 4 this year. This bike has been flawless and comfortable. My cycling skills are mostly limited to road racing and this bike allows me to feel like I've racing dirt every weekend.

Weaknesses:    Didn't buy an Eriksen earier....

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike - Kent was great to work with in getting the bike sized and spec'd. Wish there was more 100 milers to take this to locally. See you at the Shenandoah 100!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything close to a 100 miler

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Direct

Similar Products Used:   Previous bike was a Trek 9.8 - Carbon 26" Hardtail. Another nice ride.

Bike Setup:   Bike Doctor(Great LBS) built up the frame set with Industry 9 wheels, XTR components, Bontrager Carbon Cranks, Magura Brakes and the rest of the bike is bling. The Frame came with a Maverick DUC 32 fork (a bit much travel for my needs). Bikes weighs ~23.5 lbs.

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