K2 Bike Attack 1.0 XC Full Suspension

3.83/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $599.99


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by marcusk a Cross Country Rider from Atlanta, GA USA

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2008

Strengths:    Good starter bike, strong frame.

Weaknesses:    Chain suck (I have to shift the front gear to 2nd on rough terrain), disc brake pad replacements are hard to find.

Bottom Line:   
The drivetrain is low end and it is not cost effective to upgrade, but for this price, I don't think I should complain. I haven't had many problems with it so far. The only component that broke was the front shifter and it was partly my fault. The shifter was too hard because the front derailleur pivots needed some lubrication and I ignored it.
As a first bike it works great. If you are an experienced rider or you already know that mountain bike is your sport, you'd probably want to spend more money on a better bike.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Bike Setup:   Replaced the tires (Panaracer Dart and Smoke 2.1,) tubes (Forte Lunar Light) and the pedals (Shimano M520.)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by m k a Weekend Warrior from Dallas, GA

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2007

Strengths:    price, decent components, good tires, takes abuse

Weaknesses:    Weight, 35 LBS. there are some components that need some adjusting often. Rear shock not the best, but works so far.

Bottom Line:   
Great starter XC bike. It is the least expensive full-suspension bike that I found from a reputable name with half decent components. i know that the comp. are not top rate or even close by many standards, but they are more than sufficient for beginners. I have been beating the heck out of this thing and so far it has met every challenge. Suspension is OK, I wouldn't go crazy w/ it but it is good for 3-4 ft. drops. the brakes are great if adjusted right, I say again IF adjusted right. The drivetrain is decent as well. i like the SRAM rear, not so much the Deore front, needs to be adjusted a lot. Tires have good grip in all conditions and front and rear specific design is effective.

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Favorite Trail:   Blankets

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $430.00

Purchased At:   rscycle.com

Similar Products Used:   Rockhopper, trek 4000 series, GF Marlin

Bike Setup:   2006 stock, so far

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Weekend Warrior from Texas

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2005

Strengths:    Price, Frame Durability

Weaknesses:    Some low end parts but that's what made it cost effective.

Bottom Line:   
Great deal for the money. Performance Bicycle is blowing out their 2005's so go get 'em. Purchased the bike for the wife and love every thing about it. Seeing as how I can't complain about the price I would say that we have definately gotten our money's worth out of the thing. The frame is a tinny bit heavy but still rideable and the wife hasn't complained once. She loves it to death and would buy another if this thing would die already. Probably the best bang for our buck yet. This bike was purchased for an entry level rider and serves its purpose well, it should not be purchased by racers or those that have a tendancy to beat the living @#!$ out of things.

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Favorite Trail:   Bores Tusk, Rock Springs, WY

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $330.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rock Hopper, Hard Rock. Cannondale Jekyl.

Bike Setup:   Stock 2005

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Richard a Downhiller from Camarillo, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2005

Strengths:    It hasn't broken yet from the constant abuse I give it.

Weaknesses:    Mostly cheap parts, I broke the crankset in half in the first 3 months of riding. Little travel.

Bottom Line:   
This is my first mountain bike, I would definately recommend it as a starter bike. I have riden the hell out of it, and it still has managed to stay intact. Next bike I get will definately need to be a lot heavier duty.

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Favorite Trail:   Hummingbird/Backbone

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock, except for BMX pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by david a Cross Country Rider from medfield

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2005

Strengths:    frame strength, suntour fork, cranks and bottom bracket, good peddling suffiency, rear shock.

Weaknesses:    tires suck, pedals, and derailleur, seat broke while riding!

Bottom Line:   
great novice bike, can handle drops well, might want to upgrade to disc brakes, needs lock tight, especially rear shock. cross country riders should buy this bike. hardcore freeride people should stay away.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock other than wtb velociraptor tires, primo tenderizers.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kyle a Weekend Warrior from nashville,tn

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2004

Strengths:    im new on the trail, and have found that this bike has worked good for me. it seems as though the new and more experienced riders can both benefit from its setup due to its versatility. i have been pleased with performance so far. although i am new to the mountain trail world, im also fairly idiotic and have found that no matter what i put this bike throught, it always comes out better than i do.

Weaknesses:    the chain derails at random times, not on the trail though. also i have found the gearing on this bike to be rather odd, not that i know what it should be like.

Bottom Line:   
its a nice bike, i usually break everything i get, because i dont really look too far ahead and end up doing really crazy s#*t, but this bike has really stayed together. the only problems i have had with the bike i have been able to fix with my hands so, rock and ride on.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   REI

Bike Setup:   completely stock out of the store

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