Balfa NR Frameset

User Reviews (5)

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Michel Beaupré   Downhiller [Dec 18, 2001]
Strength:

Everything. The jackshaft works incredibly well

Weakness:

A bit on the heavy side but not enough to slow me down.

This is the best bike I've owned by now. It has the plushiest travel...

Similar Products Used: Giant AXT-ONE, Kona Stab Primo
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5
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5
chris decoliss   Downhiller [Jan 30, 2002]
Strength:

the swing arm is in cromoly (dont know the word in english)so it you bend it you can bend it back. This bike is by far the PHLUSHEST thing out there and it looks way cooler then any bike.

Weakness:

Wayyy too heavy, you cant go uphill, if youve never seen this bike it has 2 chains, so theres a Sh!t load of moving parts, theres always something going wrong. arghhhh!!!!!!!!

If you want the plushest ride ever, buy this bike and then pay a mechanic full time. Well for 1998 the bike was pretty good but now mountain bike has moved on.

Similar Products Used: bighit dh, super 8, m-1, bb7
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4
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4
Jake H.   Downhiller [Sep 23, 2001]
Strength:

Burly, beefy, strong cromo rear

Weakness:

chain rubs on chainstay in granny gear

This bike is the greatest thing since sliced bread, it is a freeride machine, can handle any drop or stunt you throw at it. this thing blazes down DH trails faster than I ever thought possable Fox Vanilla RC gives it the softest 6 inches of travel out there. if you want the perfect freeride/DH bike buy a 2Step

Similar Products Used: yeti DH6, Kona Stinky D. Jamis dakar pro
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5
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5
Dave H   Weekend Warrior [Nov 07, 2003]
Strength:

Cornering / Agility, Weight (7.1lb), Tire clearance (up to 3.0), Durability (Aluminum / Crmo),

Weakness:

The non-replacable derailleur hanger is a little sketchy for serious north-shore riding...

The 2Step is an incredibly versatile and adaptable mountain bike. The ultimate jack-of-all-trades, it is usefull for all sorts of riding, XC, DJ, SL, 4X, DH, FR, you name it. The stock 2Step is a bit under-spec'd, mounting a Psylo SL up front. A Marzocchi Z-1 or Manitou Sherman would be a good investment. So the bottom line of the bottom line is, if you want to get an all-round, good, full-suspension mountain bike, forget the Specialized Enduro and the Kona Stinkee, and throw a leg over a Balfa 2Step.

Similar Products Used: Cove G-Spot FR, Yeti ASX, Ellsworth Joker
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5
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5
Kim Huard   Racer [Dec 13, 2000]
Strength:

Plushest bike I've ever tried
The compression rate is so different than any other bike on the market, you don't need to destroy the wheels to get the complete travel.
Works really quickly in technical stuff and short turns.
Remain stable even on high speed courses.
The wheel base increases on fast large curves and that help for traction.

Weakness:

It's a little bit heavy, but for a 110 pounds women, every douwnhill bike is heavy.
The excess material will only help the bike to last longer

This frame requiers a little bit more maintnance than some other DH bikes but, the ride you get on a Balfa New rich is awesome.
The bike helped me a lot to improve my ride, espacially at high speed.
This is a forgiving bike that helps rider to get better.
Every body who wants to improve himself, have fun on every kind of courses will love the Nouveau Riche. They will never been slowed by the bike.

Similar Products Used: Nothing compare to it.
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RATING
5
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5
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