Klein Pulse II 96' Bike 1998 or Older

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Klein Pulse II 96'

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[Sep 18, 2012]
Ray
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Geometry - race bred
Lightweight
Paint Finish - Black Ebony is sexy!
Standard Fork Sizes
Very Fast
Strong Climber
Overall top quality finish

Weakness:

Frame easily damaged!

Rebuilt for use in 2012. This frame was packed in the garage for a few years having been used a lot previously. Built the bike with 20lbs weight using carbon components and lightweight forks. Total revelation in terms of its speed and responsiveness. This bike is very fast, nice to ride on the trails and so responsive. I bought this frame new in 1996 and cannot part with it. Although a different ride to a full suspension rig, it has its rightful place in the MTB hall of fame. The frame takes standard forks and so its very easy to keep it updated. The black paint finish is very understated and sexy, the bike responds immediately, especially on the big climbs and has been a new journey of discovery. Not bad for a bike that is already 16 years old and still able to kick ass! Only Kleins as they were often a decade ahead of their time. if you can find one (there were only about 250 ever made) then go for it, its still able to hold its own even today.

Similar Products Used:

Team Marin, Klein Attitude, Klein Adroit

[Jun 28, 2001]
Jose'
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Super lite & strong!Climb anything, anywhere! Fast & agile! Beautiful black paint job, makes me cry every time it gets scratched.

Weakness:

None!

The search is over! This is the best bike I have ever ridden! This bike handels great, is quick around turns, and climbs like real estate prices in North Jersey! Unfortuneatly mine gets more commuter time than trail time but it gets me to work in less time than my van. With semi-slicks I top 45 mph. and could probably go faster if not for the trafic! I'm 5'6", 215 lbs. and I've beat this bike on the trails and in the street and it keeps comeing back for more. It's really lite (26.8 lbs.) considering the stock set up and the commuter stuff, lights, fenders, ect. If you see one, pick it up. You'll be glad you did.

Similar Products Used:

'84 Ross Mt.Washington,'87 Ross Mt. Hood, '90 Jamis, '92 Fisher HKII, '96 Trek ST120.

[Apr 18, 2000]
Gary
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great handling and climbing.
Very light and durable frame.

Weakness:

None

This is an amazing bike, even four years after it was originally produced. Climbing and handling are its forte, and it does it every bit as well as the newest Kleins. Additionally, this bike doesn't suffer from Trek cost cutting that newer Kleins do. For example, the paint on this bike is extremely durable and is in better condition after 4 years (2 years of racing) than my '00 Adroit Pro. This bike also comes with nice touches like an integrated and sculpted seat post binder. The only drawback is the dated front suspension, but this can easily be changed because a conventional headset is used.

[Apr 18, 2000]
Gary
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great handling and climbing.
Very light and durable frame.

Weakness:

None

This is an amazing bike, even four years after it was originally produced. Climbing and handling are its forte, and it does it every bit as well as the newest Kleins. Additionally, this bike doesn't suffer from Trek cost cutting that newer Kleins do. For example, the paint on this bike is extremely durable and is in better condition after 4 years (2 years of racing) than my '00 Adroit Pro. This bike also comes with nice touches like an integrated and sculpted seat post binder. The only drawback is the dated front suspension, but this can easily be changed because a conventional headset is used.

[Oct 18, 1999]
pw
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

its got a light and tight ass.perfect for the long climbs.
black sexy paintjob

Weakness:

Watch out on the rocky downhills!!!it seems to bounce a lot more but i got used to it.

i think it is the sweetest bike i have ridden.
whats more its an original klein made in the original factory. they are quite rare in the place i live also.first time i raced on this sucker, i made my first podium finish
i give it a google of stars

Similar Products Used:

none.its in a class of its own!

[Sep 16, 1999]
Les
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Extremely Light, Excellent climber

Weakness:

No replaceable dropouts

Comments from people who have ridden my bike is that this is the best climbing bike they have thrown a leg over. It is an extremely light bike. Even outfitted with off the shelf items, it weighs in at 21.5 lbs. Excellent hardtail with extremely good handling characteristics. This is the last of the Chehalis Washington frames before Trek relocated manufacturing to Wisconsin. paint Job and tube formation are very artistic.

Similar Products Used:

GT Zaskar LE; Specialized S-Works, Trek 930

[Jul 23, 1999]
David
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Light and Strong

Weakness:

Trek Company is making the newer ones

I had an Univega FS700 mountain bike, now I think it wasn't a mtb but a truck with three trailers behind. When I bought this bike last June I didn't know what I was buying. A friend of mine bought for me in Mexico. The bike climbs like a goat, it's fast and very light. The bike's weight comes around the 22 pounds mark from the manufacturers door. It could go down to 20 if you have the money, if you know what I mean.. This bike was made by the Klein company when the Trek and Klein's company fused back in 1996. That's the greatness of this bike. It was made before Trek comercialized it. So it was hand made by the best manufacturers of the Klein factory. If you see one, buy it. It should sell at $800 or so. You won't regret it.

Similar Products Used:

Univega FS700, GT Arrowhead, Muddy Fox

[Oct 01, 2007]
Ray Kleiner
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Responsive, amazing smooth ride, fast on climbs.
Rigid hardtail, quality Klein ride. Lightweight, top paint finish.
This bike is over 10 years old!!

Weakness:

Frame can damage easily
You'll be angry when it does!

I bought this bike, my second Pulse II on Ebay. Can be twitchy on fast descents, but a quality ride. Klein made a mistake taking this from their range. It was better than the Adroit at the time.

It has been hammered but comes back for more. Love this bike and those who haven't tried one yet, you should. Klein don't make them like this any more. It is a masterpiece of understatement and a bike that has made its mark.

Similar Products Used:

Team Marin, Cannondale Scalpel

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