Devinci Phantom XC Hardtail

Devinci Phantom XC Hardtail 

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 26, 2004]
Glen
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

light weight, hand made frame in Canada, comparable to more expensive x-country bikes.

Weakness:

Manitou front shock, decals seem to easily peel off, and the seat is as hard as a rock.

Super light, feels fast, grips well on pavement and hardpacked trails. Climbs well too. I can see replacing the front shock and the seat soon.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 4500, Specialised Rockhopper

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 05, 2005]
Findlay Froese
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Feels fast, very light; it is my first very good mountain bike. I can see how, with a few upgrades, it would be ideal for racing. It also climbs well, and is very responsive on any tricky sections of single track.

Weakness:

The biggest weakness for me is the fork. I am a heavy rider (approx 210 lbs.) at only 5'10", and the Manitou Skareb fork is far too soft for my liking. I pumped the shock up to the max psI, but it's still too soft. I have ordered the heavier spring kit for this season, so we'll see how it does.

This is the perfect bike if you're making the transition between serious weekend riding and sport-class recreational racing. If you are looking to race expert or elite class, you will need smoother shifting than Deore componenets can offer. The fork is always a matter of personal preference, but I think the Skareb will do for most people under 190 lbs.

Similar Products Used:

Giant Yukon SE (2000 0r 2001?)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 09, 2005]
Rossi
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

good, fast, solid ride. nice frame. not very expensive and definitely worthy of upgrades.

Weakness:

fork, pedals, deore hubs, deore shifters

Excellent bike that will need some upgrades to become a racing machine!Great deal!Upgrade everything in the weaknesses section and your ready to go!

Similar Products Used:

marin bolinas ridge

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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