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.


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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

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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.

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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

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