Klein Attitude Comp 2003 Hardtail

Klein Attitude Comp 2003 Hardtail 

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[Jun 25, 2003]
Matt
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Feels like it is on railroad tracks; the most responsive ride for me yet, although I have yet to try Ti or Trek's OCLV. Good all-around componentry opposed to an awesome derailer and mediocre brakes.

Weakness:

Bontrager saddle and seat post although they appear to hold up better than Icon stuff on my Treks, a SID or a high-end Manitou would be nice. I think it may be a little heavy for serious racers.

Worth the dollars man. A kick ass bike all around and it's got a stellar paint job. So far the Klein tubeless tires have impressed me immensely. I don't get to ride it as much as I'd like, but after riding my 8000 in CO for a while and going back to MO to ride the Klein, there is a noticeable difference in handling. It just feels right, ya know?

Similar Products Used:

00 Trek 7000, 00 Trek 8000

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 19, 2003]
finn
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

frame

Weakness:

only had a few days... none as of yet

Regarding Disc brakes, I recieved this reply from Klein support enquiry...
'All current Attitude models are rear disc brake compatible. To convert, you will need dropout adaptive bracket (part#87855). This can be ordered through any authorized Klein dealer' (Eric Maves, Klein-Trek-Bontrager warranty/Technical Advisor.

Chillis for frame in particular

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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5
[Sep 01, 2003]
Lorenzo

Strength:

You pedal, it goes...
Ride quality...
Excellent at speed...
Very stiff frame...
Burning Poinsettia paint...
Manipulation of tubing...
Geometry...

Weakness:

Bearings in the hubs...
If air pressue is to high the frame seems almost too stiff...

I've been riding this bike for an entire season, and I must admit I wasn't the hugest fan of it at first. It went like hell when you pedaled, and stopped on a dime. Would toss me around like a rag doll in a washing machine on downhills. I couldn't figure out why. Then I began to play around with the tire pressures on it, and holy crap... It's gone from an above average mountain bike to the best mountain bike I've ever ridden. Climbs like a rocket, screams on the downhills, and corners like it's on rails.

As far as the paint goes, shut up about it chipping. It's a mountain bike, it's not supposed to be perfect (better yet spend more time on it, and less time leaning it against the wall at the local 711). The tires, well they are fat, and sorta heavy... But they are super grippy and are awesome in slick conditions, I do however agree that these tires are not a good stock tire (doesn't do the bike justice)... The hubs, I had bad luck at first... Defective bearings, very few left the factory like that, I got two sets... since then they've been replaced and many km's have gone by without problems...

I listed bikes above as similar products used, but that doesn't mean they can be compared fairly. I mean it's a Klein, you buy this bike when you know about bikes... Let everyone else buy their cookie cutter bikes and be part of the 'in' group... and keep Klein our little secret...

DREAM

Similar Products Used:

9.8, Scalpel, Big Sur, Stumpjumper

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5
VALUE
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5
[Feb 20, 2006]
Denis
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Great frame warrenty. Actually broke my last '99 Klein frame, returned it to the dealer and got a '05 at no charge!

Very light weight...floats over trails!

Weakness:

have to spend about $500 to upgrade to decent components.

do it! If not for the awesome ride, do it for your country! And the kick ass lifetime warranty onn the frame...

Similar Products Used:

cannondale, trek,

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 25, 2003]
Willie
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Fast as all hell, not as rigid as you would think, smooth, beautifull, perfect geomitry...

Weakness:

None

This bike rules. I am having problems relearning how to pace myself on this bike, it's so fast that I don't want to slow down. It can gain speed at nearly an out of controll pace. The flow of it's handeling is remarkable. You can lean out so hard on turns. I do have the problem with the tires mounting a little wobly, but it's no big deal, they still roll fast, and have great grip. I have only ridden hardtails, and this one has no rival!

Similar Products Used:

owned Trek 8000, test rode; Specialized Stumpjumper, Rocky Mountain, Gary Fisher, Bianchi

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 14, 2003]
Joe
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Responsive handling (nearly intuitive)
Fit & finish

Weakness:

Frame susceptible to minor denting.
No discs

Excellent Bike that lives up to the Klein reputation. The bike rides smoother and handles more precisely than other alu-hardtails.

The bike is truly in its element when working tight single track... this is where the rider appreciates the quick steering and intuitive frame response. In addition, the bike tackles road work well and provides excellent response and stability on fast sections (25 MPH+).

The bottom line:
(1)This bike is well worth the coin
(2)It handles all terrain with applomb
(3)It looks good, and
(4)I would buy another one

Only Complaint: A bike this good deserves disc brakes.

Similar Products Used:

GT Avalanche, Giant Rainer, Cannondale F800

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 05, 2003]
Andrzej
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

The frame is awesome. I must say that I,ve never seen such paint job till I bought my Klein. Weight+stiffness+handling=perfect construction

Weakness:

-Wheelset-it just doesn,t fit this bike
-seat+seatpost

I can recommend this bike to anyone. Although I bought it after season I hope to have some fun before the winter comes... It is just worth the money, and to be honest even if it would cost a 1000$ more I would be still all for it. So all of You who still ride your old c'dales and others - get a load of klein and become a passionate just like I have.

Similar Products Used:

cannondale f900sl and others

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 18, 2003]
Scott
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light weight, excellent shifting (when adjusted correctly), steers well, climbs great, good front suspension, nice paint job off sales floor.

Weakness:

Rims do not stay true very well, tubeless rims with tubed tires is kind of ridiculous, paint job is sensitive to the smallest possible twigs encountered on trail, the weight of the bike is not balanced very well for fast descents and log pile crossings.

This bike is very fast but has not lived up to my expectations when encountering down hill sections and log piles. The paint job has more chips than an econo bag of Doritos. The bike is too delicate for technical riding.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 29, 2003]
Sulis
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Exceptional frame build, quality paint job, frame geometry, acceptable componentry

Weakness:

A little heavy, due to componentry, Klein Deathgrip tyres not my favourite

I bought this bike with a view to upgrading as and when funds allow. As a complete bike, it's a bit of a belter, and whilst the Rock Shox Duke forks are a little on the heavy side, as is the saddle and wheel set-up, it's still good value for money. The frame will hopefully last forever, as this is the main reason I bought it. Responsive handling is a blessing! Sleek looks. Should be a quality lightweight racing hardtail once improvements made. As a stock bike, it lends itself well to trails. Still early days yet, but i've ridden every day for the past week or so in a variety of different conditions. Looking good so far.

Similar Products Used:

03 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro, 03 Specialized Epic

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 28, 2003]
Dan
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

-Gorgeous paint & welds, nicer than bass boat paint jobs!
-Exceptional handling very quick and peppier than any bike i've tried.
-Excellent customer service.
-Made in USA
-Fit is excellent
-The dual air duke sl and the sure steering it gives you.
-Quality, Quality, Quality.. need i say more!?

Weakness:

hehe ...your joking right?
ok really .. ummmm.... stock a little heavy for hardtail (25.1 lbs-large)and maybe a SID or skareb woulda been nicer on front end for lightness.
-also stock bontrager saddle is terrible.( & heavy..>6 lbs)

After riding many hardtails looking for a good ride, I immediately fell in love with the pure quickness of the Klein and how light it feels-especially when climbing. The ride quality is truly excellent and so is the geometry as well. The craftmanship is above and beyond most any bike out there. I would have every confidence recommending one to any one.

Similar Products Used:

'97 Klein Attitude Race,'00 Schwinn Moab,'02 Scalpel 2000, ridden epics, palominos, and lotsa others.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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