Motobecane 500HT 2002 Hardtail

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $500.00


Product Description

  • 24 Speed Deore Tektro Disk
  • Frame M-Wing 7005 Aluminum
  • Fork RST-Gila TL Suspension
  • Rims/Hubs Alloy Alex M-Wing Sealed
  • Tires Kenda K-850 2.1
  • Derailleur (F) FDM330 Shimano
  • Derailleur (R) Shimano Deore
  • Shifters Shimano EZ-Fire
  • Crankset M-Wing Aluminum
  • Brakes/Levers Tektro Disk Shimano
  • Bar/Stem M-Wing Aluminum
  • Colors Electric Blue


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    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by William a Weekend Warrior from Arlington Texas

    Date Reviewed: November 1, 2002

    Strengths:    Strong frame,Has comfortable handelbar position,shifts great. And awsome brakes.

    Weaknesses:    Shimano crank not the best for me.

    Bottom Line:   
    I am 6"1 300 lbs I can tear up a bike beleive me! Most people of average size will not have the same issuses. The front suspension has held well considering how much weight I put on it..Over all a great bike I am very impresses and for the price nothing can touch it .Were else can you get a great mtb under 500.00 with disc and have this quality.. I liked it so much I bought my wife the 300HT, but no upgrades there she is not fat like me and dosent need the added reinforcement!

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    Favorite Trail:   River legacy park

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $430.00

    Purchased At:   Cycle Spectrum

    Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Tassajara,Trek800

    Bike Setup:   Michilline 2.2 tires .Crow bar raised reinforced handelbars,Ionic bombproof crank w/single chainring.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve Goulet a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX USA

    Date Reviewed: October 27, 2002

    Strengths:    This review is for the 2003 500HT. This bike has a great front suspension, frame, Shimano components, and disk brakes. All this for a great price.

    Weaknesses:    The color: Dark purplish/blue. Also, Motobecane is hard to find.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great Bike - both on the road and off. I tried similarly equipped and priced competitors and loved the feel of the 500HT. The ride is balanced - an equally good on the street or on a trail. Throw in the disk brakes, smooth front suspension and great overall ride and you have a great bike.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $430.00

    Purchased At:   Cycle Spectrum - Houston

    Similar Products Used:   Tried the 2003 Specialized Rockhopper, 2003 Gary Fisher Marlin, and 2003 Giant Iguana.

    Bike Setup:   7005 Aluminum Fork, RST GILA Crankset, Front/Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera/Deore,
    Shifters: Shimano EZ Fire, Double Wall
    Tires, Brakes: Novella disc Brakes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by chris langford a Weekend Warrior from fort worth

    Date Reviewed: February 7, 2002

    Strengths:    Quality aluminum frame w/ oversized tubes, good saddle and great brakes. Handles well and is fairly light. Shifts easily.

    Weaknesses:    Nothing for the price. The fork is a little soft, mostly because I'm on the heavy side(250 lbs/6'-3"); going to get replaced with a Manitou SX this spring (bought it for the Rockhopper previously.)

    Bottom Line:   
    Great value bike for weekend warrior trailriding.

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    Favorite Trail:   marine creek lake / ROCKY trails

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $460.00

    Purchased At:   sprty mama / ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Older Specialized Rockhopper. Liked the Giant Rainer, but wasn't ready for that much investment just yet. Nice bike.

    Bike Setup:   Stock w/ Cane Creek Thudbuster seatpost.

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