Motobecane 450DS XC Full Suspension

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $999.00


Product Description

  • Front Travel: 100 millimeters
  • Fork: SR Suntour V4 Long Travel Adjustable Suspension
  • Rear Shock: KS260 Adjustable CoilOver
  • Chain: KMC 8 Spd Narrow


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Upjustfrdwn a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2013

Strengths:    Extremely solid frame, economical full suspension, good compnents, comfortable and responsive.

Weaknesses:    Rear shock, brake adjustment, lower end front fork

Bottom Line:   
I was trying extremely hard to find a cost effective full suspension. Needed to buy two bikes for me and my wife with a $1K budget and found the 450DS. After a lot of research on other Motobecane models with the same frame I decided to take the leap. I am very happy I did. The bike is solid and I am 245lbs. My wife is 135lbs and she loves it too. The biggest upgrade I can recommend is to change out the rear Shock. I added a air shock with rebound and lockout control and it rides like butter! The front fork is lower end, but it gets the job done. It is a little springy since their is no dampening, but I have adjusted the preload to were its good. The lockout on the front fork is good for uphill. I plan on riding it for a while then upgrading to an air fork (recon solo air or better). The shimano Alivio deraileurs, shifters and cog shift smooth and strong. Basically, you can't get this good of a bike for the price in a LBS without paying over double the price (they want $850 for a hardail with the same level of compnents). Though, I do support the LBS by buying compnents and tools. If you are a beginner, or just looking to have a full suspension, I would highly recommend. Like I said, toss the rear shock and plan for a fork upgrade down the road, but be ready to enjoy a really capable bike out of the box. If you are like me and like to wrench your own bikes and customize it as you go, then this is a great choice.

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Favorite Trail:   Any DORBA Trail, Dinosaur Valley State Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   Bikesdirect.com

Similar Products Used:   GT Aggressor, Mongoose

Bike Setup:   DNM air shock w/rebound & lockout. Kalloy UNO carbon fiber seat post (30mm setback).

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Hi, guys I thought some might be interested in what I've done, so I figured I'd write it up. Back story: Been riding recreationally for probably 10 years on and off. Built myself a single-speed a couple years ago from a $50 craigslist cro-mo full-rigid beater and have ridden it quite a bit since ... Read More »

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