Leader Bike LD 510H XC Hardtail

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JimBeau a All Mountain Rider from Springfield, VA USA

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2012

Strengths:    COST of the frame, you can't beat it. Also the frame (7005 Aluminum) provides great strength, good stiffness, light weighted, and the fabulous updated geometry.

Weaknesses:    Makes it difficult to add hydraulic brakes or it would be aesthetically horrible to do so.

Bottom Line:   
Looks like a champ, rides like a champ, and climbs like a champ. However, the Descent can cause some white knuckling as the low weight can really toss you around. I believe beefier tires (2.35), if you're gonna truly ride single track, will help keep you on the right line and reduce how often you get deflected off obstacles.

The Leader 510H MTB Frame will surely make any MTBr extremely satisfied as your main bike or your 2nd or 3rd GOTO.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $69.00

Purchased At:   BlueSkyCycling.com

Similar Products Used:   Various Hard Tails.

Bike Setup:   Titec H-Bar, Race Face XC Deus Stem, Paul Component Thumbies w/Shimano 9sp Bar End Shifters, Race Face Cranks, Rock Shox Tora Forks, Shimano DX Pedals, Mavic Wheels w/Hope Hubs, Avid BB7 Brakes, Hope 10mm Hose guides to replace brake boss.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by phbike a Weekend Warrior from green creek, NC, usa

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2011

Strengths:    price, geometry

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Killer frame! Can't beat the price. I put all of the components from my 2000 schwinn rocket 88 on this frame. The geometry is better and more upright. Easy build even with the zero stack headset that's required. If you're looking to rebuild an older broken bike, this frame works really well. Had to put some spacers in for the bottom bracket but other than that, everything fit like a glove! I'm riding this bike a lot more than I thought I would considering I also have a Giant Trance

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Favorite Trail:   Spencer Gap

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   blueskycycling

Similar Products Used:   giant atx 890

Bike Setup:   2000 xtr/lx components, SID 80mm fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joevella a Cross Country Rider from Colgan Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2009

Strengths:    Nicely built frame. very light.

Weaknesses:    none.

Bottom Line:   
Beautiful driving bicycle that shifts as if by thought, and completely noiseless in

operation. Unbelievably light as well.



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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   blueskycycling.com

Bike Setup:   carbon bars,rigid carbon forks,carbon bottle cage,Fast Forward carbon seatpost with TT seat.

XTR derailleur

Shimano lx(STI) 9 speed w/hydraulic disks

Triple chainring set with a narrow road ultegra BB

'Chosen' Wheels with Scorpion tires.

Crank Bros pedals.




Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jmchap a Weekend Warrior from fort knox, ky

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2009

Strengths:    The price was great, the weight is good, the geometry is perfect. Customer service was amazing, had some trouble with the frame swap, sent them an email, and was called by the owner within 10 minutes and he offered to cover the expense if I deemed it their fault.

Weaknesses:    none yet.

Bottom Line:   
Great frame, great price, great company. Best kept secret in bikes, they have my business for life.

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Favorite Trail:   loch raven, baltimore

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   leaderbikeusa.com

Bike Setup:   LX

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mapricejr a Cross Country Rider from MT Plymouth, FL USA

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2009

Strengths:    Great paint, great fit, it is a base frame but for the $$ you cant go wrong.

Weaknesses:    Too many decals, tawain made

Bottom Line:   
Great frame for the price, it is a lil stiff but it is a slightly heavier frame so stiffness is expected. You cant go wrong in picking this frameset to build yourself!

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Favorite Trail:   Santos ( Belleview)

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $109.00

Purchased At:   leaderbikeusa.com

Similar Products Used:   Fisher, Mongoose, Trek

Bike Setup:   LX,XT, XTR. 100 mm RS, Easton, Mavic

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by spcwf98 a Cross Country Rider from Greensboro, NC, USA

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2009

Strengths:    Great value for the money. Beautiful paint job. Strong frame

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
First off, I have never dealt with a more professional business than Leader. Incredible communication and fast shipping. These guys are top notch professionals. They were more than happy to help me and very personable. The frame is solid and you can't beat the value. I love it.

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Favorite Trail:   Wild turkey, Greensbor NC

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   LeaderBike.com

Bike Setup:   LX, 100mm fork and one tough human engine.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Portugal

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2008

Strengths:    Price, value for money

Weaknesses:    Paint seems a little fragile...

Bottom Line:   
The color of this frame is awesome (I have the chilli pepper red, it is even better than in the pictures!), but seems a little fragile. I do true XC and it performs very well. I can't complain the flexibility because I'm very light to (64 Kg). It fits very well in me (I'm 1,77m high, bought the 16'(M) frame) . The slooping of the top tube makes it very agile. It is a lightweight frame compared to others with similar prices. I have this frame for one year and I'm very satisfied, it is the best value for money you can get!Of course there are better frames, but for this price it is very difficult to get any better! Leader is a Taiwan factory that makes frames for other companies. If you are considering in buying one, don't hesitate, this frame e beautiful and performs very well, similar to theoretical better products...Go for it!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $109.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   Manitou R7 Elite, Shimano XT 2008 derailleurs, Mavic Crossride Disc, Shimano LX M580 disc brakes

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