Tomac Type X XC Hardtail

5/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

The Type X carbon hardtail isn't your run of the mill carbon race bike. It has been specifically designed to be ultra-light yet provide a high degree of lateral rigidity and vertical compliance. Frame weight is a low 1.1kg (medium size) and the ride quality is beyond your expectations: smooth as silk in the rough and light enough to make your legs feel invincible. If you are serious about making the top step of the podium, arm yourself with the best possible bike: the Tomac Type X.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TomactypeX a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2010

Strengths:    This bike is lightweight, looks great, and rides better. It's new for me, but so far I've loved it. It's my first carbon MTB, and it is light and stiff. It makes you wanna go fast. If only I could keep up with the bike!!

Weaknesses:    None yet...

Bottom Line:   
So far so good. I really like this bike and it has a frame that you can upgrade all day long. This is a great XC frame. Not the best if you want to ride lots of rocky terrain. This is really a bike for going FAST!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Many..but most recently Giant XTC (Aluminum), Jamis Dakota (Steel)

Bike Setup:   You can buy the frame by itself through Tomac or your LBS. DT Swiss X1900 wheelset, with Kenda Karma tires. XT components, Avid Juicy 3, Rock Shox Recon fork, Ritchey SPD.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by samcharles a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2010

Strengths:    Amazing all rounder. Very compliant going downhill and mountain goat-like going back up - awesome. Ridiculously light for such a stiff frame.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Tried a full-suspension ride on a recent trip to CO - each turn of the wheel I was crying out for my Type X at home!

Having moved from alu-hardtails to carbon, there's no going back. The Type X softens the trail enough for you to hang on but is rigid enough to propel you forwards at warp speed with no wasted energy.

You want a full-suss? Get one, and go down the rocky bumpy, jumpy. boulder-strewn trails. This is an XC race thoroughbred, built for going along XC trails faster than you ever thought possible.

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Favorite Trail:   Cotswold

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   Fox F-series, XTR cranks, X-0 group, Mavic wheels, Thompson stem + post, Ritchey bar :)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ratherbeinmoab a Racer from Ketchum, ID

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2009

Strengths:    Climbing, control, supple for a hardtail, nimble.

Weaknesses:    Nothing at all.

Bottom Line:   
FINALLY off of a full suspension and I will never go back after riding the Type X. It climbs like a champ and anyone who says "just lock your shock out and you won't notice the difference" hasn't been on a Type X. I live in Sun Valley, ID and ride about 4x a week and this thing has exceeded my expectations...I expected it to climb well but it climbs excellent. Downhill is good too - the responsive control is so much better that I think I'm faster on the the Type X than I was with my 4 inch full suspension.

If you ride hard, want to out-climb your friends, and be nimble on the down hill, get this frame.

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Favorite Trail:   Greenhorn Gulch

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Through Rep

Bike Setup:   Full XTR. Fox Fork. Mavic Crossmax SL UST.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeffreyco112 a Racer from Golden, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2009

Strengths:    Lightweight. Stiff yet compliant frame.

Weaknesses:    At times the low BB height

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks. I switched over this year from a Specialized Epic and was a little neverous moving off the full suspension. After riding this bike for a while, I have no reservations. I dropped 3.7 lbs in frame weight and this bike flys uphill. What I am most impressed with is how much the Type-X calms trail noise, and how it corners. I have no regrets switching off the full suspension, and look forward to the year on the Type-X. If you're looking for a quality carbon hardtial, or just a fast racing bike, check out the Type-X

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Epic, Giant NRS

Bike Setup:   Full XTR drivetrain, Stan's Race wheelset, Juicy Ultimate Brakes

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