Motobecane Fantom XC XC Full Suspension

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1695.00

Product Description

  • LX Shifters / FR Derailleur
  • SuperLite 4bar Double-butted Aluminum frame
  • Aerosa BAS Low Pressure Dual Air Fork 89mm
  • RST Chamber X 4" Travel RR
  • Avid SD7 Brakes/Levers
  • M-Wings Team Issue Wheelset

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by azrugger a Cross Country Rider from Avondale, AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2009

Strengths:    4 bar rear suspension is awesome, bike is light but strong, excellent frame that is easily upgraded, definitely one of the best xc fames for your $$$$.

Weaknesses:    I'd love for it to corner a little faster.

Bottom Line:   
One of the best XC frames I've ever ridden. Motobecane doesn't get a lot of respect here in the US but I've worked at a bike shop and have sold them in the past and they are seriously underrated and underpriced for the performance, durability, strength and quality you get. My bottom line, buy it!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Fins north

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Bike Setup:   fox front and rear

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jerry a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2006

Strengths:    price

Weaknesses:    weight

Bottom Line:   
Value for the money, you cannot beat this bike. I bought the bike from ebay last year and upgraded to full XT components. What a difference it made. Climbs like a hardtail and even raced it once. You can spend a lot of money for a more expensive bike but would performance be any better ? Not unless you want to get a Cannondale Scalpel and dish a lot of money, this is a great bike and highly recommended for the budget conscious rider. I have not had any problem with this bike after 2,800 miles of hard riding. Definitely got my money's worth.

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Favorite Trail:   too many to mention

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Trek Fuel 90, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

Bike Setup:   full XT components, sid fork, rock shox bar

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