K2 Bike Factory 4.0 All Mountain Full Suspension

3.25/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: 5.5" Travel Full Suspension, 6061 AL
  • Rear Shock: X-fusion O2R, Air Spring
  • Fork: Marzocchi XC600 TST2, 140mm Travel
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore Rapidfire Plus
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Outboard Bearing


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roughrider a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2012

Strengths:    Nice components for the money. The stock Shimano disk brakes are great. Very solid feeling bike, but not too heavy.

Weaknesses:    Paint scratches easily.

Bottom Line:   
I've ridden my Factory 4.0 for a few years and I've come to really like it. It's built solid and I haven't had any problems at all, but I do maintain my bikes very well. The riding position is a bit more upright than I was used to with the bikes that I owned before, but they were cross country bikes. I consider this to be more of an all mountain bike. Lots of plush travel. Great for drops and holds the trail nicely.

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Favorite Trail:   Tsali

Duration Product Used:   3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by kabrn34 a Cross Country Rider from Colorado

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2011

Strengths:    Great Travel

Weaknesses:    I would have to say the front shock, the Marzocchi XC600 TST2 & the front tire rubbing on the 8" roters.

Bottom Line:   
I should of done more research before investing in this bike. I didn't plan on buying a halfworking bike and am disapointed in the malfunctioning of it, as well as performance unable to help me out in a bike I've riden for 1 full season. It may be a better bike for the paved trails. Perhaps I just got the lemon, don't know

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Favorite Trail:   anything w/dirt, rocks, roots, trees

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Performance


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GSMCEADS a Weekend Warrior from Philadelphia, PA

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2009

Strengths:    Strong, sturdy

Weaknesses:    brakes, performance bikes...

Bottom Line:   
I love the bike. The brakes were actually recalled for leaking at the piston seal... couldn't bring my self to go back to performance, philly, pa... yes, that bad. started leaking, replaced with shimano XT and now everything is awesome!!! Really love it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   performance bike

Similar Products Used:   merida, cannondale

Bike Setup:   oem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hafdolla a Weekend Warrior from Wake Forest, NC, USA

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2009

Strengths:    Great adjustments on X-Fusion rear shock and the Marzocchi front fork. Front fork as plenty of travel and settings for my size (6'2", 220 lbs), and the rear can be set as stiff or cushy as you'd like. The stem height adjustment system is very nice as well, so that I can pull the stem higher than normal so I'm not leaning on a 90 degree angle for the shorter stem bikes (I have the XL frame).

Weaknesses:    Although I do like the front fork, it doesn't feel as sturdy as I would like with my size. Although, to be honest, I'm comparing this feeling to bikes that costs 2 times the price of what I paid for this K2!

Bottom Line:   
For everything you get (crank brothers smarty clipless pedals, hydraulic disc brakes w/180mm front rotor, rear derailleur, Marzocchi XC600 TST2 front fork, X-Fusion OC2 rear shock, schimano triple cranks and the light weight make this an unbelievable bike for this price! I was worried about the state of the K2 brand, but you just can't beat this deal!

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Favorite Trail:   New Light

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1150.00

Purchased At:   PerformanceBike.com

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Cake 3, Fully customized Titus

Bike Setup:   All factory parts - customer tune on shocks.

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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K2 Factory 4.0

Hey! I have been looking at the Factory 4.0 bike but could not find a price. Does anyone know the price? I am deciding between the Factory 4.0 and the Base 1.0, but I think the Base 1.0 is closer to my budget, which is around $800-$1000, so any opinions on either bike would also be much appreciated. ... Read More »

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