Ibex Bicycles Asta Expert XC Full Suspension

Ibex Bicycles Asta Expert XC Full Suspension 

DESCRIPTION

  • Manitou Black Platinum Fork Air/Lockout
  • Manitou Radium RL Air Shock w/ Lockout
  • 27-Spd - Shimano LX/XT Dual Control
  • Shimano LX Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Sun DS2-XC Rims
  • Factory direct price: $1299

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jan 24, 2009]
    kukiniloa
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    I believe that Ibex delivers with a well designed machine straight from the factory.

    Weakness:

    You're on your own after purchase.

    This is a pretty good deal in a bike that obviously has been well tested. Judging from the frame design it may very well be built in the same factory as Kona bicycles. I am very happy with it.

    BUT, this is not a bike for people who do not do their own mechanicing. It is FACTORY DIRECT, and every bolt, every bearing (unless sealed) was BONE DRY and the bike will need a rebuild when received. If you can do this yourself, fine, if not, figure the cost of a rebuild into the price. If $$$ are your main concern and you do no rely on a bike shop - Ibex rocks.

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    RATING
    4
    VALUE
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    4
    [May 01, 2007]
    Randy
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Climbing and ascending abilities, great component mix.

    Weakness:

    Limited rear travel, but it is a XC bike.

    Great value and bike for the money. I ride cross country and this bike climbs well. I can also bomb down hills provided there is not massive drops. The 2007 has a half inch more travel, which is better. I sometimes come close to bottoming out, but it hasn't happened yet.

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    [Nov 06, 2006]
    David

    Strength:

    Solid flex free frame. Very smooth climbing or decending. Loves tight singletrack with some air time thrown in.

    Weakness:

    Ummmmm cant find one.

    Wasnt shure where to post so i figured this was a great place. The bike was a build from the frame up but instead of as a XC bike used it as a AM/DJ/Mild DH/XC bike. Needed a bike that i could ride & friends could barrow. Normally i ride a 6 inch travel 39 pound bike so this was a big differance. After almost 1 year of abuse the frame is still jumping up & down for more abuse & loving it. If your looking for a bike that that can do almost everything & you dont have to spend hours on maintance the '06 Asta is definatly worth looking at. All pivot bearings have stayed tight never needing adjustments & are as smooth as new. If there were more Chilis i would slap them down but im a limited, dang.

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    5
    [Jun 15, 2006]
    Craig Scurlock
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Value, excellent component mix, Customer service

    Weakness:

    Maybe the tires? Front tire has washed out a few times but could be from having too much air pressure.

    I had been saving money for a Specialized Stumpy FSR but couldnt wait any longer after seeing the Asta on sale online. I took a chance and ordered the Asta Expert and boy am i glad i did. This is my first full suspension bike and there is no comparison to my 10yr old hardtail! I have about 16-17 hours on this bike and after getting the shock/fork dialed in the ride has been amazing! I also didnt know how i would like the dual control shifters/brake levers but they have worked flawlessly as well as the hydro lx brakes. This is an excellent bike for the money, it is spec'd better than some $2000 bikes i test rode. This would be a perfect bike for someone looking for their first full suspension bike.

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