Sycip Unleaded XC Hardtail

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

The Unleaded Mountain Frame. A thing of beauty and strength. With the ability to turn even the most attentive drivers and pedestrians into rubber-neckers, this is one piece of machinery that will give you hours and hours of comfy off-road pleasure.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by walruswong a Cross Country Rider from menlo park, ca, usa

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2010

Strengths:    Climbing. Flexibility for air travel.

Weaknesses:    Unpacking and repacking the disassembled bike puts a lot of pressure on the cables if not done with care.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Sycip from the brothers up in Santa Rosa with the S and S coupler system. The frame was custom designed for me with the intended use being cross country type rides. I've used it on several trips, and it's proved very convenient in terms of saving airline bike charges.

It takes a while to figure out how to pack it efficiently into the case as its a pretty tight fit. Once you have it dialed in, it takes about 10 minutes to pack and 15 minutes to unpack and put back together. With disc brakes, the cables may cause a problem as you have to decouple them from the frame upon disassembly and reaffix them to the frame once you put it together. Other than that, I would highly recommend it.

If I were to consider a similar setup today, I would check out the Ibis Tranny, as that seems to offer the same flexibility without the added cost of the couplers.

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Favorite Trail:   lake minnewanka

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Sycip in Santa Rosa

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Shimano LX drivetrain, Fox FX80 Front Fork, S and S Couplers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin Lee a Cross Country Rider from Salt Lake City

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2005

Strengths:    Amazingly strong and light frameset (25lbs built up). The bike handles extremely well, especially at speed and thru all terrain. It's extremely well balanced and just fits the rider so well. Also the attention to detail is amazing. Beautiful bikes.

Weaknesses:    None. Really.

Bottom Line:   
The Brothers build an amazing product. As I said the bike handles like a dream, perfectly balanced and beautiful. I liked the look of the fixed gear bike so i asked for that frameset but set up for gears. Give these guys a call, you won't be disapointed. I've ridden this bike hard for the last two years on all manner of singletrack and have yet to have a problem. This frame is for those who want a unique and custom ride. The cost may be a factor but still Sycip is less spendy than other custom builders out there ...

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Favorite Trail:   Pinebrook trails to Mid Mt near Park City

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Sycip direct

Similar Products Used:   Sycip cross bike, Ibis Mojo, Fat Chance, Ritchey P23, numerous Gary Fisher bikes

Bike Setup:   2004 xtr/xt grupo w/disk brakes, Chris King headset, Chris King/Mavic hubs/wheels, Thompson stem/post, Monkeylite bar, Teery seat, Fox F80 RLT fork ...

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New Sycip Unleaded

So, it's finally here after months of waiting. And it's soooo sweet. Jeremy did an absolutely amazing job. He really is an artist. It's almost too beautiful to ride. Almost. Tomorrow is the maiden voyage hopefully. But, at least today I determined that I sure do look cool riding it around th ... Read More »

Finally 650b Sycip Unleaded pics

Got out for a bunch of rides this weekend and i have to say i'm impressed with the bike for as badly as i'm riding and the amount of junk on the trails from all the storms. I'm going to start playing with tire pressures due to starting to drift the front end as the speed picks up. I also am experime ... Read More »

re-review of 650b Sycip Unleaded

Let me just throw out this disclaimer. I've been trying to get this bike together sense April and finally got the funds to finish it. I have been layed up with lung infections non-stop for the last 4 months and have about 10 miles in my legs this year. I am not supposed to be riding but there was no ... Read More »

Sycip Unleaded or Retrotec Twin??

I can't decide on whether to get a SyCip Unleaded or a Rertotec Twin frame. It's pretty much a toss of a coin. Can any SyCip or Retrotec owners help me to decide???:madman:Read More »

New (my) Sycip Unleaded 29er

Last year I went back and forth on getting a 29er but having to choose one or the other I opted with the 26inch Sycip Diesel. But the bug of interest had bit and over this last year I obsessed and thought and had to figure out a way to justify to the wife another Sycip in the garage. Finally, it h ... Read More »

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