Balfa 2-Step FR Freeride Full Suspension

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

5.6" travel FR frame. Features the legendary Balfa 2-Step linkage allowing for awesome pedalling aswell as super plush suspension. With its super beefy alloy front end and cro-mo rear end this frame is tough enough for DH and light enough for XC duties.


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dm a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2009

Strengths:    Handbuilt and rare, not the usual mass produced factory built stuff

Weaknesses:    A little heavy if that is a weakness, its not a bike for competitive climbing is it?

Bottom Line:   
This really is a great little bike, made even better by yhe fact that almost nobody knows what it is. It may be old as far as bikes go but it hasn't dated and still compares to many of the latest 6" bikes on the market. The linkage suspension really does do away with brake jack and has no pedal feedback at all, the rear suspension just works. I have a lockou shock and forks so it makes climbing bareable and has been proven on Glentress Black many times.

Easy to service and unique, i dont think i could bring myself to part with it. If you want the latest fashion trend then you wont be looking at this but if you want a good sturdy steed that is amazing on the downhills, grab one

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Cavehill quarry trail

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Kona Coiler, Rotwild RDH,

Bike Setup:   Rockshox Lyriks, Van RL rear shock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jj Alma a Downhiller from Santa fe, nm

Date Reviewed: February 29, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff. Pedals great. Handles like telepathic mind control. I cant believe no one has reviewed this bike yet. Beautiful, in every way. one of the most gorgeous bike you can ride

Weaknesses:    I little on the heavy side, just a little.

Bottom Line:   
If you can find one. Buy it. Dont let 6ish trarvel scare you ride like its more.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Sandia Poch

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Rm-6, Dare, Stinky

Bike Setup:   Marz Z-1, Race Face, fox foat

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating


MEGA - MOTO 2.4 650b FR tire is here!!!!!

Kirk Pacenti is THE MAN!:thumbsup: [url=http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/member/NORTH-AMERICAN-HANDMADE-BIKE-SHOW,3279/PACENTI-MEGA-MOTO-650B-2-4,30764/NoahColorado,128]PACENTI MEGA MOTO 650B 2.4 - NoahColorado - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB[/url] [IMG]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e31 ... Read More »

Panaracer Fire FR Pro Kevlar 2.4?

Hi I'm currently running the Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1 tires and am looking at something slightly wider. Is anyone running Panaracer Fire FR Pro Kevlar 2.4 tires and what do you like/dislike about them?Read More »

Specialized 29er Tires: 2.3/2.2 FR or 2.4/2.3 FR

I have read a ton of reviews and threads about current tires because I am looking to replace my current set: 29.3 front/rear set stock on a 2011 Cobia. The 29.3 rear tire leaves a lot to be desired, its super narrow and nearly a commuter tread. The 29.3 feels good and has a good volume. I had read a ... Read More »

Best sub $2,500.00 2/3 Chainring FR/Super D bike??

I am going to racing Super D this coming year as well as running LOT's of demo night rides around the country. I am married with LOT's of kids so have a very tight bike budget, this has to be the ONE bike. I weigh 210lbs so going uphill quickly is not really in the cards for me regardless so I want ... Read More »

narrowed it down to 2 bikes FR or DH

Well i think i have narrowed it down to 2 bikes, 2011 SX Trail 1 swapping out fork for '11 Fox Vanilla 180RC2 and rear shock with '11 DHX RC4 OR 2011 Demo 8 1 all stock. My only issue is which one to get. I like the idea of the SX for possibly riding it around local trails and Demo for the squishie ... Read More »

Read More »



 

Contests





   

MTBR on Facebook