Dean USA Baja 4.0 FS XC Full Suspension

2/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $2000.00


Product Description

  • The Baja 4.0 FS - it's the ultimate trail bike
  • Proven "A" link design delivers a full 4.00" of active travel
  • Linear link" bottom bracket pivot provides for a fully active suspension design with no chain pull or pedal kick back during braking - it's always super smooth
  • Extra smooth cartridge brearings throughout deliver super smooth suspension movement


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Al from Boise, ID, USA

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Sent a part (a fork) I got from them back in early Nov. 2006. It is now February. I wish I could get refunded all the time spent on my damn cell and email accounts trying to get a hold of them. They actually lost my Fox fork.

I love my old Dean from before they got bought out. I'll never buy any product sold by them. The whole thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth for both Fox and Dean.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by matt from United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2006

Strengths:    Lightweight. Good looks. Handling.

Weaknesses:    Decals wore off after 4 hours of riding.

Bottom Line:   
Well, I finally got my bike setup in February. When I came to put the forks on, the headset didn't line up properly. My LBS took off the factory fitted Chris King and discovered 2mm difference on the facing - It hadn't even been faced properly!!!! After facing it was still out of alignment. The mitre is also not true on the down tube. Dean promised me a new frame in February. It is now October and I am still waiting. They have ignored my last 4 emails. DO NOT USE THIS MANUFACTURER!!!!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Direct from Dean


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mark Swigert a Cross Country Rider from Walnut Creek, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2006

Strengths:    Nice appearance (polished titanium), beautiful welds.

Weaknesses:    Ugly seat-tube weld, aluminum A-link not strong enough.

Bottom Line:   
Less than 10 rides, the "proven" A-link broke in half and I had to walk the bike out 7-miles. DEAN promised a newly designed link in 2-3 weeks; took 2-months. Anything you hear about their terrriiible customer service is understated! I finally had the components transfered over to a new Ellsworth Ephihany; now there is a bike worthy of praise.
I'll try to sell the DEAN frame for $1,000 with an extra FOX DHX shock, or give it away if I can't sell it!

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Favorite Trail:   Pauly Creek, Downieville, CA

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   DEAN USA

Similar Products Used:   DEAN Duke, Santa Cruz, Ellsworth

Bike Setup:   Full XT group, Fox Talas 80-130 mm front shock, DT Swiss rear shock, Hayes disc, Mavic XT MAX wheels, Easton carbon seatpost & handlebar

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Bracknell

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2006

Strengths:    Titanium frame, alloy stays

Weaknesses:    Welding on the down tube looks untidy - the down tube has been cut in 3 parts (to insert a stronger middle piece to absord the stress from the rear shock, apparently) and the welding and the cut looks awful.

Bottom Line:   
I ordered this bike 2 years ago. It arrived 12 months after the order with the wrong fittings so it was sent back and they promised to return it within a month (this was March 2005). I was phoning in August (2005) and they said it was in the post. It didn't get shipped until December (2005), and then it was shipped with the wrong decals. I have now been waiting for 2 months for a replacement bolt to fix the rear suspension (along with replacement decals), which they say they have sent once already and they still haven't arrived.

DO NOT BUY FROM DEAN. THEIR CUSTOMER SUPPORT SUCKS BIG TIME. I AM NOW THE UNFORTUNATE OWNER OF 2 DEAN FRAMES.

You can buy a better frame, with better support from elsewhere - I recommend you do so.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Dean (online)

Similar Products Used:   Dean Colonel (please check out my more favourable review of this frame).

Bike Setup:   XT hollowtech II cranks, Chris King hubs + headset, Mavic rims, DT spokes, Dean seat post + stem, Rock Shox forks, Formula disk brakes.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erik B a Cross Country Rider from Mahopac, NY USA

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2006

Strengths:    I have the new 4x5 rocker set. Easy to change between 4 and 5 inches of travel. Bike is fairly light and is an excellent all around bike

Weaknesses:    Customer Support. Be prepared to wait a long time for the bike and if you have problems, be prepared to wait even longer. If you need parts, your wait is just that.

Bottom Line:   
Execellent Bike with miticulous welds - Very high quality in terms of manufacturing. Customer support is terrible.

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Favorite Trail:   Ninham

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   retailler

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Scalpel

Bike Setup:   XT all around / Fox Float RLC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by S a Cross Country Rider from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2004

Strengths:    Lightweight, linear BB design, great welds, good service, no paint to scratch, climbs well, descends even better, agile, won't rust

Weaknesses:    None so far. Option for a headtube gusset might be nice.

Bottom Line:   
I really like this bike. Got it the day before I left TX for CO/NM/UT trip. Easy to build up, easy to set up. My first ride was some trails around Taos - about 25 miles. It didn't take long at all to get the rear shock how I wanted it. The next day was the South Boundary Trail - it climbed extremely well over the dirt and snow - the floaty powder on the downhills was quite fun. (Thanks goes out to Taoscyclery.com while we were in town.) Two days later was Porcupine Rim in Moab... I felt extremely comfortable bombing the descents... it didn't feel like 7" front and back, but it shouldn't have. Kept up just fine with the AS-X and 5-spot in front of me - maybe not quite as smoothly, but just fine - I kept trying dumber and dumber lines as I laughed maniacally on the downhills... there were a few times when bad things should have happened... but didn't. Now that I'm back home for a few weeks, I can compare it on the local trails that I'm used to riding... I LOVE THIS BIKE. Austin is full of loose, rocky downhills and loose, rocky uphills... the bike handles both quite well while still being extremely agile in the twisties. I really couldn't be happier - it's exactly as I expected and attracts lots of compliments. Nothing on it is "stoopid light" and the bike is 27 pounds. For my riding style and trails, it's perfect. I have had a Dean Duke softtail for over a year, also. Yes, I understand it's not cheap... but most bikes of this caliber have a retail price for the frame of at least $2000... so I think it's a good value. You probably won't see many of these on the trails...

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Favorite Trail:   So, so many...

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Deanbikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Salsa Cabellero, RM ETSX-70

Bike Setup:   SRAM X.9 drivetrain, HFX-Mag Plus brakes, Hugi 240 hubs, x317 rims, Evolve XC cranks, Fox 100X fork, AVA rear shock, EC70 handlebar, Thompson seatpost, Bontrager seat, IRC Mythos 2.1s, and some dirt.

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