Dean USA Colonel XTR 2003 Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $3300.00

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by morgan a Weekend Warrior from san diego,ca, usa

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2004

Strengths:    Titanium seems to be an excellent choice in material. Seems to possess the stronger qualites of both aluminum and steel and blend them into a fine ride. Be it the material or the geometry, the bike climbs amazingly well. It is so light and nimble that I thought it would actually be detrimental because I wouldn't be able to "plow" over or through stuff, but that has proven to not be the case. Obviously, not a softail, but it does track,descend and take bumps well. With tubeless tires and disc brakes, it is an incredible and very enjoyable set up.

Weaknesses:    DECALS!!! For the product, the decals are super low grade, there is no bs about that. I had toy models that had better decals than these. Fortunately, I don't care much for decals or brands, but the decals are a weakness any way you look at it.

Bottom Line:   
Frame, parts: Outstanding. I find that the quality of the frame is meticulous. Very well built. From tubing size, to welds, to weld finish, frame is a top quality product. An incredible ride.
Decals: suck.
Bottom Line: I would definitely buy or recommend DEAN Ti frames to anyone looking for the most Ti frame for the money. Alum, steel, etc. all have great qualities, but for Ti I would be sure to give serious consideration to DEAN. You will get an amazing bike and not be the fool for overpaying for a frame.

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Favorite Trail:   nobel canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   various locales

Similar Products Used:   Giant NRS Air 03 XTR, Trek, Specialized S-Works Enduro.

Bike Setup:   03 XTR, SID fork, disc, tubeless mavics, dean ti stem, handlebar and seatpost.

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