K2 Bike K2 Attack 2.0 Full Suspension Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $669.99

Product Description

To refrain entering nirvana and provide enlightenment to others is the practice of a bodhisttva. To relieve you of monetary concerns is the practice of an Attack 2.0. It's a full suspension bike that doesn't compromise performance for price. A blissful riding machine with three and a half inches of travel in the rear and a trail calming RockShox Jett fork up front, this bike will take you to a higher level.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JHS a Weekend Warrior from West County, Mo.

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2005

Strengths:    This has been a solid bike, I have ridden it several times a week for the past year. Most riding is off road single track an trails with both muddy sections and rocky technical sections. The bike has not developed a single problem during that time. I bought a second set of wheels and put street tires on them and ride the bike on pavement when the trails are too wet. The bike is a fun bike to ride. The suspension has worked without a problem. The Judy forks are low end but have done an excellent job. In the winter they are a bit stiff because they are grease lubed and the grease gets stiff.

Weaknesses:    The bike has entry level components, 8 speed Acera shifters, clip type pedals. The acera shifters do not like to shift up while there is any strong pedal pressure. It shifts OK with light pressure on the chain. Down shifting is not a problem. I replaced the standard pedals with clipless SPDs. This was a big improvement over the toe clips that came on the bike. I also changed the WTB seat for a Serfas which is more comfortable and a longer seatpost(350mm).

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for the money. The frame is solid and worth investing in upgrades for components as needed.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   ebikestop

Bike Setup:   The bike is stock except for the changes mentioned above. The rear shock has an external spring with a 550 lb/in rate. and has preload sag adjustment. The Judy forks have an adjustable preload set to the sag specified in the instructions. Neither front or rear suspension has had any bad quirks, I don't notice bottoming for the type of riding I am doing. The rear suspension is not bad on bobbing while pedalling on uphills. The forks have good control on downhills and rocky sections. I have kept the forks well greased. And have cleaned and greased the suspension bushings regularly. Both fork and suspension maintenance require some major disassembly to get the grease where it is needed. The bike came with WTB speedmaster 11.3 rims. They have held up well. I am on my second set of brake pads, and the rims are showing normal wear. The WTB Velociraptor Kevlar Bead tires have held up well. I have had 3 flats on the rear, 2 from sharp rocks, but the origionl tires are still on the bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Max Pray a Weekend Warrior from Bellevue, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2002

Strengths:    I got this bike on sale for $470! It is the most equipped bike I have seen in my like for the money. The Rock Shox front fork is a very high quality chunk out of the bike, with models alone of almost the same thing selling for $600 each. I am still totally psyched about my bike, I probably rode it 50 miles today.

Weaknesses:    The chain was too long, so there was some slop problems that caused the chain to jam, but Struvents removed a link for free. The deraileurs aren't adjusted very well from the factory, but close enough to ride confidently, Struvents adjusted them, and are easy to adjust anyways. The spring in the back is a little on the hard side, I'm looking for a softer spring.

Bottom Line:   
AWESOME! I cannot believe that I could afford a bike like this of my own money! I am just 15, mowing lawns for cash, and I want to be a courier as a first job. And I thought I had to spend $1,500 for a bike like this, but no, there's the Attack 2.0! There is almost nothing bad about it at all, everything is perfect! Rock Shox front fork, strong brakes, high-grip tires, great Shimano shifting equipment, full suspension, looks great, lightweight, inexpensive, adjustable, even pedal straps... what more could be asked for? This thing is for the hardcore bike smasher that demands the most out of two wheels... who's short on cash. I've jumped it so many times, it lands so nicely.


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Favorite Trail:   Anything fresh close to my house

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Struvents

Similar Products Used:   Cannondales, Specializeds, Giants, Treks... I've just demo'd though.

Bike Setup:   Stock so far except for a new Trek water bottle carrier I stole from my previous non-suspended steel-frame bike.

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