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Versus Cycles 647 Freeride Hardtail

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $439.00

Product Description

Dirt Jump, Street, extreme trail riding? Whatever your addiction, the 647 will hook you up. Optimized geometry, simple, and solid construction will provide you with the frame to session any stunts. No hype, just the right fit and solid construction to make you feel comfortable with this frame while riding park, street, or trail.


• Optimized Geometry
• Heavy Duty, hydroformed, and ovalized 7005 tube set
• Square section rear triangle
• Forged Drop outs
• FSA DH Pig Pro headset (included with frame)

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AP a Weekend Warrior from Valencia, CA

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2005

Strengths:    Built tough, but not heavy. Good geometry...comfortable for all types of riding. I use it for trails to dirt jumps to street and it's solid all around. And it looks sick!

Weaknesses:    never had a problem with the frame.

Bottom Line:   
A solid freeride hardtail that can be built to ride however you want to ride it...and look good too! The geometry feels comfortable and the bike rides well with my setup. I ride hard and crash hard and it is still going. Whether you jump it, ride trails, or ride street, you wont be disappointed.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $439.00

Purchased At:   website

Similar Products Used:   Kona Cowan, Diamondback Assault

Bike Setup:   Custom color...stole the components from my Cowan...threw a Marzocchi 66RC2X up front which makes it adjustable for riding anything.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by josh from north carolina

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2005

Strengths:    the geometry is awesome and easy to throw around and light if you dont run to much components on it. and it looks sick when built up.

Weaknesses:    i broke the rear triangle on my first frame. just wish the rear triangle was set up a little bit stiffer. but i havent had any problems since.

Bottom Line:   
as long as this frame doesnt break again its awesome. but so far so go i havent had any trouble since then. customer service was awesome.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $429.00

Purchased At:   versus cycles

Similar Products Used:   Specialized P3, Kona Cowan

Bike Setup:   versus frame with truvativ cranks and bb, z150 fr, single track wheels, hayes 8" in rear.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by big Petey a Downhiller from oakland, CA usa

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2005

Strengths:    stiff, nice angles, easy to maneuver n stable at speed

Weaknesses:    couldnt find any!

Bottom Line:   
I rode the 647 for an afternoon at the local dirtjumps,
gotta get one!
Feels nice n stiff, could flic it around with ease,
and it looks sweet!
The people at Versus are super cool too,
with great cust. support & service,
looks like i'll be copping one as soon as the wifey lets me.....!

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Favorite Trail:   Side-O, Cinderella n Chaparall

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   n/a

Similar Products Used:   jericho goldrush, tazer HT, evil imperial

Bike Setup:   pig headset, DirtJumper, avid mech's n atomlab wheels with hookworms

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roger Lima a Racer from Foster City, CA

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2005

Strengths:    Awesome geometry and great looking frame. This frame it is definitely built for people to abuse it. The frame is extremely tough. I use my bike everyday for commuting, urban riding, DJs and freeriding... It handles incredibly nice on all kinds of terrain. It Comes with FSA DH Pig Pro headset. Best customer service ever.

Weaknesses:    Are you kidding me?

Bottom Line:   
Awesome performance bike for an excellent price. Great frame for DJ, urban and extreme XC.
The Versus crew is the best.


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Favorite Trail:   Carlmont

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $439.00

Purchased At:   Versus Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Banshee Morphine, Evil Imperial.

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox PIKE race, Truvativ Hussfelt cranks, SRAM X7 derailleur and shifter, Easton EA70, Hayes comp 6" hydro brakes, Welgo B-37 pedals, Atom Lab Stem, Truvativ Box Guide and BB...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Santa Clarita,CA,USA

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2005

Strengths:    Nice Geometry. Built tough. It's my daily driver and it has never let me down. I mostly do street and park and I trust this aluminum frame with the same confidence as a CroMo. Easy to get over the top tube if you go dirt jumping or hit the fun box at the park. Great support from the crew. Rider owned and operated. It comes with a PIG headset!!

Weaknesses:    No built in mount for a chainguide if you want to run gears.

Bottom Line:   
It's a tough hardtail that will take a lot of abuse with a smile. Sexy design. Not too heavy considering how built it is. Great support from the crew at Versus. All their bikes are trail tested up in NorCal. It's worth taking a look at this bike for your next dirt jumping or street project.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything with an incline

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $439.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Kona Roast, Cannondale Chase, Azonic Steelhead

Bike Setup:   Azonic bars, stem, pedals, crank, chainring
Gusset Single Speed Kit
Marzocchi DJ1
Kona DJ Seat
Sun Ditch Witch rims
Marzocchi Tires
Shimano Mech. Disc Brake on the back

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