K2 Apache 5.0 XC Full Suspension

4/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: Linear Link suspension design
  • Fork: Answer Manitou R7 Comp Air
  • Front Deraileur: SRAM X-Gen
  • Shifters: SRAM X-7 Trigger
  • Crankset: Truvativ Firex Giga X Pipe
  • Chain: KMC Z9000
  • Wheelset: Sun DS2-XC double-wall rims
  • Tires: Kenda Nevegal 26x1.95"


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by levicall a Weekend Warrior from st. george utah

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2010

Strengths:    shifters, breaks, handle bars, light weight.

Weaknesses:    seat sucks, fork does not have lock out, no quick release on seat, no lock out on rear shock, TIRES ARE HORRIBLE, back hub bearings completely stopped spinning after a couple years, and crank bros eggbeaters tention is not adjustable.

Bottom Line:   
alright for the money. if you have or get this bike, GET NEW TIRES.

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Favorite Trail:   Bear Claw Poppy

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   used online.

Bike Setup:   new and better rim, seat, and fork. (rockshox tora 318)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by rkrash a Cross Country Rider from Mount Sinai, NY

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2009

Strengths:    Frame seems solid, fairly good components for the money I guess w/ a few major exceptions. No complaints about the brakes for me, except maybe the slight amount of drag u get when not braking.

Weaknesses:    WHEELS!!! Super low end sun ds2+xc/deore m475 hubs, with an sram pg950 cassette that weighs a ton. Wire bead nevegal tires to that weigh another ton. No lockout.

Bottom Line:   
I can't believe none of the previous reviewers mentioned the wheels that came on this thing. The wheelset can b found for around $70. I decided to go with this bike because on the surface, with limited knowledge and not enough research at the time, looking it over there didn't really seem to be any comparison around the price I paid as far as components go, and coming from a proflex 4000 I was a big fan of k2. Well, I knew I didn't like this bike the first time I took it for an extended ride. But after a few solid rides I can tell you for sure that my '98 k2 proflex w/ rim brakes blows this thing away. Faster in every aspect. Proflex is a pound heavier but feels much lighter on the trail (again probably mostly due to the wheels, and the proflex still has the stock sun rhynolite rims w/ lx hubs, much much lighter then these crappy wheels on a model 8 years newer!!!). I think this bike has serious potential with a lighter wheel setup but do I really want to start spending money for parts on a brand new bike that I've ridden four times? I have to second the recomendation for Rocky Point Cycles, Awesome service, couldn't b more helpful. Should have just spent the money to upgrade the proflex, would have been half the price, damn disc brakes. Bottom line, this thing is a bear compared to my old clunky proflex. Should have shopped around more, hopefully rocky point will do something for me aswell.

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Point

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Rocky Point Cycle

Similar Products Used:   '98 k2 proflex 4000 (still eating up the trails, what a beast!)

Bike Setup:   Stock except for thinner lighter tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Adam a Cross Country Rider from Clemmons

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2008

Strengths:    Price, mid level componentry, decent weight for the $. Had the bike for about 6 months now and have had no issues with it to date. Before I bought it on line I read a few reviews commenting on the Hayes Sole brakes needing constant adjustment. I set them up when I got them and have not heard a peep since. SRAM drivetrain shifts smooth and the Manitou suspension from and rear is responsive and works well. The Sun Rims are tougher than I thought and have not had to true them up.....yet. I tossed the OEM grips for ODI lock ons and put egg beaters for my paddies.

Weaknesses:    Nothing out of the ordinary noticed yet.

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking for a work horse and not a racer, this is the hardware to have. You can get it now for $849 at Randall Scott since it is an '06 model (retailed for $1800+ I think) but who really cares.....they all look the same with mud on them and get you on the trails which is what it is all about anyhoo......

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $949.00

Purchased At:   Randall Scott

Bike Setup:   SRAM X9, Hayes Sole, Truvativ post, crank, bars, etc., Manitou air suspension from and rear, ODI rogue grips, egg beaters, Sun rims...blah blah blah.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Thomas Lamourine a Weekend Warrior from Ridge NY

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2007

Strengths:    very light frame for price!! top notch parts

Weaknesses:    rear susp bearings wear out fast

Bottom Line:   
love this bike. get all the top notch parts on it for less than the big name bikes. I had purchased the iron horse warrior pro and hated it!! was always a workout to get it moving!! the front shock on the IH always flexed in corners so bad the brakes squeeked!! Rocky point cycles took it back after 3 months and gave me full credit toward this K2!! (great shop if you are on Long Island) LOVE this K2 rode a IH Azure? also and though it was OK still not as good as the Apache!! I do agree with the other reviews on the brakes... get the Avid BB7's

about the only bad thing is the rear suspension bearing have dried up and seized after a year,.. but then I didn't really take good care of them either

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Point Long island ,ny

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Rocky Point Bikes

Similar Products Used:   iron horse warrior pro

Bike Setup:   stock but for Avid bb7 brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Racer from Florence, MA

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2007

Strengths:    Price, effeciency, quality components, geometry, handling

Weaknesses:    None really at this price

Bottom Line:   
Amazing XC full suspension bike for the price. Great spec for the price. It really does climb and handle like a nimble XC hardtail racer. Fantastic and simple suspension design. It just eats-up twisty, technical single track.

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Favorite Trail:   Glena Belle

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $999.00

Purchased At:   Randal Scott Cycles

Similar Products Used:   None - never ridden a full suspension or disc brakes. Rode a Klein hard tail for 10 years.

Bike Setup:   Stock except tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dwight a Weekend Warrior from West Chester, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2007

Strengths:    Great price, good setup for beginner/intermediate riders, light weight frame for price.

Weaknesses:    Brakes!

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic bike for price. Excellent smooth ride. Upgrade brakes as soon as you buy this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Brandywine

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Randall Scott

Similar Products Used:   None, my first

Bike Setup:   Stock, except for brakes (upgraded to BB7s).

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