a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: October 7, 2002
Strengths: Offcourse the frame, Bontrager wheels and tyres
Weaknesses: Almost everything, cheap brakes, a very bad crank(icon onyx), chain, braket, cassette...I hope that was it!
Nice frame, but the parts are complete rubish! The salesman (wanker!)promised me a great bike without problems, well...after lots off repairs( a year later ) i hope he's right,or else i throw my bike through his window! Maybe my rating will be higher in the future.
Bike Setup: XT crank,XT braket, SRAM parts (works perfect together)and my best setup: magura HS33's
a Weekend Warrior
from Andover, MA USA
Date Reviewed: July 5, 2002
Strengths: Strong, light, looks cool, controlls like a dream, comes with good stock parts
Weaknesses: haha yea rite
this bike is awesome, it may be one of the "lower" Kleins but it still hauls... ive had zero problems. the only thing is the price, i got mine half off cuz my brother is on the store race team but get it if you got the dough
Bike Setup: 2000 Klein Attitude, Manitou Spyder shox, bontrager everything else (sept the shimano breaks and deraileurs)
a Weekend Warrior
from Tyne and Wear
Date Reviewed: November 30, 2001
Strengths: undoubtedly the frame. I was involved in a road traffic accident and various parts of the bike were trashed....but the frame is STILL immaculate!
Weaknesses: poor componenetry,especially the drive-train. the majority of bikes in this price bracket are better specced.
A beautiful frame that,although light,will stand the odd knock or two ;D I've done 4000 miles of mainly off road riding on mine and it still rides/feels like new. Coupled with a forgiving seat-post this bike can be ridden every day...then raced at weekends !
a Cross Country Rider
from The Netherlands
Date Reviewed: May 16, 2001
Strengths: Agile, 'fast', rigid and B-eautiful to look at. Geometry... my back likes this bike best, compaired to all others I've ridden.
Weaknesses: I'll tell you when I find one... no seriously, the brakes are better than on any bike I've ridden before, but I'd like hydraulics to add some 'feeling', so Magura's are on my wishlist. And also, the front derailleur has to go, anything less than XT isn't worth your patience.
This is the bike that I always dreamed of, a Klein... now that I have it, I simply don't see anything else that could make me jealous. I'll probably buy a full suspension one day, but this bike I'll keep forever. Klein know about frame-making, no doubt. Happy to have it.
Weaknesses: Rigid...Ouch my butt! Brake levers are abysmal. The local theives are lining up at my door.
Ooh what a piece of art! I can't help just staring at this bike 'cos it's just sooooo gorgeous! I bought a Rockhopper 20 days ago...and it got nicked...gutted...but the Klein was the one I really wanted, so I decided it was a message from the gods and got ma self some Attitude, especially as it's now 800 pounds sterling! It is fab. Very rigid, accelerates like a rocket (as fast as the Kaitai...which is saying something), is fabulously built, and comes with a good component setup...apart from the brake levers which are like something you'd find on a kids bike! They shall soon be changed to something a little more befitting the bike! I bought this bike as a triathlon training machine that I could also commute on and thrash over the hilly bits at the weekend...and for that it is perfect. This is one of these purchases that you don't have to think about. If you have 800 quid to spend on a bike...get a Klein..they're the Ferrari of the bike world!(oh...and make sure it's VERY well insured!) What else could I give it but 5 flamin' jalapenos?!!
Similar Products Used: Specialized Rockhopper, Gary Fisher Kaitai, Trek 8000, GT, Saracen Rufftrax (hey I was young and broke!)
Bike Setup: Stock, with Enduro 2 computer and Nimbus slicks for commuting.
a Weekend Warrior
from Leeds, England
Date Reviewed: September 16, 2000
Strengths: This bike must be the best bike I have ever ridden. The frame lives up to every bit of its legendary reputation. Super plush Judy's have handled everything I've thrown at them. Superb Bonty wheel setup.
Weaknesses: The fear you get when you ride and think that this beautiful frames gonna get chipped
This bike is definately £1000 well spent. After looking at loads of bikes over a three month period from different manufacturers I chose the Klein and Im glad I did. The ride you get from the Attitude is superb with a great frame and a well balanced set of components. With having a perfect frame it allows you the opportunity to upgrade if neccessary. If your looking for a bike thats fun to ride, looks good and performs very well under pressure, then the Klein Attitude is for you.
First post. I have a 2000 Klein Attitude with A RS Judy XC 80mm fork. Looking to replace the Judy with a rigid fork, but want to keep the v-brakes.
Have been searching the 'net, but most forks are for tapered tubes and/or disc brakes.
Anyone know what my options are?
ps: The manual says ... Read More »
I've got a 1999/2000 Klein Attitude with a Manitou SX fork. The fork seemed to work okay for me in 2000 when i was 145lb but i'm 170lb now and it seems like I bottom it out just by leaning on it. I've read they aren't making rebuild/spring kits for it anymore so I figured I'd upgrade to some ... Read More »
I need to replace the middle chain ring on an older Klien hardtail. The chain ring bolts are stamped with Icon, so I suspect I have an Icon crank. It is a 4 hole chain ring. Will any 4 hole chain ring, like maybe a Salsa, work?Read More »
Hi. First off, I'm close to completely new to riding trails. I did a little a few years ago, then moved to an area where there were none (the beach). Now I'm in an area with plenty of trails, and wanted a little help on what bike to buy. After looking at new and used bikes/prices, I've decided t ... Read More »
Posted this in the fork forum, but figured I'd do so here also...
I have a nice tax refund this year and I am upgrading the fork from my 2000 Klein Attitude (size Medium) from the OEM Manitou SX-E to something better. I have been told that year won't take to a 100mm very well, so I am going with a ... Read More »