Apollo Comp XC Hardtail

4/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: 7005 Oversized Double Butted Alloy Tubing
  • Fork: Rock Shox TORA 302 Coil
  • Headset: FSA Ahead Integrated 1 1/8" Sealed
  • Handlebar: Easton EA50 31.8mm Alloy

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AE25 a Weekend Warrior from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2011

Strengths:    good componentry and reasonably light weight for the price.

Weaknesses:    turkey gobble from avid g3 disks. possible headset sealing issue. fr derailleur covers seat tube bottle cage bolt?!

Bottom Line:   
I bought this as ex sample bike Nov 2010. Found it weird that fr derailleur clamp covers the bottle cage bolt hole?? This may have been sorted on production version. First ride was a sandy wet one- ended in head set full of grit/water. replaced it with cartridge bearing set. Didn't take long before the noisy 'turkey gobble' appeared from brakes.. semi fixed by adding washers under caliper mounts to stop pads dropping off inside of disks. 185mm disk upgrade not as bad. Tyres are noticeably slippery on wet clay or tree roots. Other than that it has been a nice ride, love the new 2x10 X9 group set and brakes work well albeit noisy at low speed. Used in 'all mountain' it has taken plenty beatings/bailings and never left me stranded.

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Favorite Trail:   woodhill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1090.00

Purchased At:   Bike Barn outlet sto

Bike Setup:   2011 CompX. black/red 6061 triple butted hydroformed hardtail frame. Rock Shox Recon Silver TK air fork w/ remote lockout. FSA integrated Ahead 1-1/8". SRAM X9 2x10 drivetrain. X9 GXP BB. Avid Elixer3 160mm disks. Easton EA50 bar, stem, post. Prologo Nago gel seat. Mavic XM 117 rims, formula hubs, Michelin Country gravel tyres. Shimano M-505 pedals. 17" weighed in approx 12.8kg

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bigboyblue a Cross Country Rider from Quinns Rocks, WA, Australia

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2008

Strengths:    Cheap, great spec for the price

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
My first half decent mountain bike. Should have been about US$1000, but I got it for $600 in an end of year runout sale. Runs very good, with good gears (XT) and the brakes stop really quick, too good sometimes!!! Great on loose ground with these tyres (which i Nicked off my wife's Trek 4300), keeps up with my mates Avanti and Giant XTC bikes. Will stick with this bike for quite a while, upgrading as and when needed. Great bike for a beginner/intermediate hardtail rider. Cheaper as it is not a mega name bike, but the frame and colours are awesome, and the spec is brilliant for a bike this price

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Favorite Trail:   All of them (ridnig UP Mt Gungin)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Joondalup City Cycle

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   XT derailleur, Hayes Stroker Ryde brakes, Rock Shox Tora forks, Truvativ Blaze cranks, Sun MC18 rims, Bontrager Jones ACX tyres, Prologo Nago carbon saddle, Easton EA50 seat post and bar stem and handlebars

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