Fetish Cycles Seduction XC Full Suspension

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Suspension Travel: 2"-2.5"
  • Material: Columbus triple butted aluminum and carbon
  • Headtube: Cane Creek IS2 integrated


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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by thuczel a Downhiller from Phoenix, AZ, USA

    Date Reviewed: January 8, 2012

    Strengths:    Light weight

    Weaknesses:    The seat post clamp broke after a few runs. The swing-arm snapped on one side after a year and the lower carbon part is about to also. I couldn't find replacement parts nor could I locate even the Fetish website anymore to contact them directly for a whole new sub-frame.

    Bottom Line:   
    Fun to ride but not for serious downhill or heavy trail riding. For the price of the whole frame by its self is too much for a poorly designed swing-arm

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve a Cross Country Rider from Salt Lake City, Ut

    Date Reviewed: May 29, 2008

    Strengths:    Light, responsive, fast, looks, value.

    Weaknesses:    Twitchy, 26" wheels. You can't test ride them.

    Bottom Line:   
    I was looking for a light bike for racing and this was it. I've ended up not racing all that much but kept this around through last season for epic rides and the odd race. Finally sold it when I decided to go 29" across the board. Like another guy said, this bike would kick ass in a 29er because the scant suspension would then be plenty. I agree that it feels like more than 2.5". It was a good bike even for fun riding, like Gooseberry. I did, however, crack the chain stay so maybe that wasn't the best idea. Fetish replaced the rear triangle, no problem, and said it was the first they'd seen of this. Anyway, this bike is built for racing. Not plush, but a lot plusher than my rigid Rig and plusher and faster in techie stuff than my 22lb hardtail. While it was heavier than spec'd, it felt ultra light and accelerated like a demon. I didn't love the twitchy handling (but that's how race bikes tend to handle) and the R7 fork but it's super light and better, IMHO, than a SID. I weight 175. I lighter rider might find the R7 fine. I got a screaming deal on ebay but these bikes are hard to find and test ride. As to what to expect, the Seduction feels quite a bit like an Epic.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gooseberry Mesa

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $1500.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   GT i-drve, Specialized Epic, Anasazi Titanium hardtail, lots of 29" bikes

    Bike Setup:   XT/XTR, WTB, lots of Fetish parts. Manitou R7 fork.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Michael Schick a Cross Country Rider from Queen Creek, AZ (USA)

    Date Reviewed: January 14, 2008

    Strengths:    This bike is fast. I didn't really understand what people meant when they said this but after riding the Seduction I fully understand. This bike climbs like a rabbit. The control of this bike is fabulous. The new Fox shock is tops and helps the back end stay down on the rough stuff.

    Weaknesses:    It is surly not as plush of a ride as my Santa Cruz Heckler... :)

    Bottom Line:   
    The Seduction is bad ___ and should be on every xc racers wish list. Fast and controllable ready for the race track.

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    Favorite Trail:   Hawes

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $3500.00

    Purchased At:   Fetish Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz Heckler


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kallan Creager a Racer from Arizona

    Date Reviewed: December 10, 2007

    Strengths:    Everything on this bike is light weight so if you want to fly through the hills on any race course this bike is the best bike for you.

    Weaknesses:    The paint scratches easy and makes it not look as cool.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want a pure cross country machine this bike is probably the best bike out there for any course. This bike excels on the climbs but unlike a hardtail that punishs you through the knarly down hills this bike soaks it up and allows you to descend with more confidence. You can feel this think accelerate as soon as you turn the cranks and it has very responsive cornering. Buy one if you want a bike that flies on cross country courses. Dont buy it if you huck your bike off 8 foot drops and treat your bike like a red headed stepchild.

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    Favorite Trail:   National

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Titus Racer X. Jamis dakar. Ellsworth Truth. Canondale scalpel 08'.

    Bike Setup:   XTR rear derailler. XT front. mavic sl. Sid World cup.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ken a Cross Country Rider from Queen Creek, AZ, USA

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 2007

    Strengths:    This is a really incredible XC race bike. The suspension is awesome. My other bike is a Titus Racer X 100, which I ride pretty stiff. The normal setup on the Seduction feels almost exactly like the stiff setup on the Titus Racer X. Where the Seduction really shines though, is on the climbs, it climbs better than any other bike I've ever ridden - better than my Titus Racer X. I find myself choosing to ride the Seduction if there is lots of climbing and/or the course isn't to harsh. It doesn't have alot of travel, so it's a pretty harsh ride on really rough courses - my Racer X is a little more plush since I can set it up to us more travel. The Seduction is also very lite, the frame weighs less than almost any other full-susp. It feels like it gets more travel than advertised - the botton carbon flex arm just seems to give a great "feel", and it just pushes the backend into the ground, again, great climbing bike. THis bike is FAST!!

    Weaknesses:    It doesn't have alot of travel, but if you want a XC race bike, that's what you get. This bike is fast, but a little harsh - but not as harsh as a hardtail :-)

    Bottom Line:   
    Wow, this is an incredible XC Race bike. It you want an awesome climbing bike, doesn't weight much, but it "feels" great, get this bike! This bike is FAST! I can't wait until their 29'r version comes out!

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    Favorite Trail:   McDowell Mtn Race course

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Fetish Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Titus Racer X, Turner Flux, Ellsworth Truth

    Bike Setup:   SRAM X9, Manitou Seven Fork w/lockout, Carbon bars, seat....

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