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Robson (Motobecane Fantom 29 PRO)
"...Frame is strong....this (Motobecane) one just goes and I used to ride it very hard in Ringwood. I even raced on it in Jungle and Ringwood..."
BB Thompson (Fantom Comp 29er) ". Bike is relatively light, very good value for the price. …All good parts…tubeless tire rims and hyd disc brakes. Just a really good bike for the money."
Joe H. (Fantom 29 X7)
"…a completely trail capable bike and I meant to prove it as I took it to Fruita, CO for it's inaugural shakedown within days of it's build up. It handled everything with ease, proved to be flickable, with a great balance of climbing and descending ability."
Chip (Fantom 29 X series) "Over all I am absolutely, positively, beyond all my expectations, blown away by this bike. If someone would have told me how much of a difference this bike would make...I would not have believed them. It's light and fast. It goes up any hill as easily as riding on flat ground. It stops without failure and I never miss a gear."
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Here is what just a few magazines say about Motobecane USA and their bicycles:
Mountain Bike Action: "Motobecane U.S.A. has a reputation for delivering a lot of bike for the bucks."
Road Magazine: "A lineup of bikes that is deep and varied, it is likely that Motobecane has a complete rig that will suit your fancy, whatever your discipline may be."
Bicycling Magazine: "Motobecane USA…is known for turning out exceptionally light production bikes with great components at reasonable prices."
RoadBike Action: "Motobecane assembled a great performance value that can uphold its racing heritage at a high level without breaking the bank. "
Mountain Biking Magazine: “We were astonished by the value and performance of Motobecane”
Bike Magazine: “The bike is an absolute feather. You can have the lightest bike on your block for about the same price as most people pay for their wheelset. How does Motobecane do it?”
Even when reviewed at list prices, magazines feel Motobecane bikes are incredible values.
When you consider the discount BIKESDIRECT offers on these super quality bikes; nothing else comes even close!
Buy one now at a discounted, factory direct price+ FREE shipping to 48 states, no tax collected in 49
Weight Customers say these Weigh around 27 lbs (no pedals/reflectors)
That's amazing considering a $1999+tax Trek Pro Caliber of similar spec (1x11SLX/ALU frame/RS Fork) Weighs in a 17.5" - 27.30 lbs (with tubes Per Trek site)
If one spent around $1999+ on BikesDirect, they'd get a Much Lighter / better spec like this Kestrel $1699, around 23lbs http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/kestrel/mountain-bikes-carbon-29er/kestrel-mxz-nx-carbon-29er-mountainbikes.htm
or this under 22lbs, only $2199 http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/kestrel/mountain-bikes-carbon-29er/kestrel-mxz-xt-carbon-29er-mountainbikes.htm
NEW WTB TCS Tubeless Rims Get Tubeless tech rims now. Tubeless wheelsets of this caliber sold by themselves are normally around $500. So this is an incredible deal: You are getting a complete Shimano 29er with a pro-quality TCS Rim wheelset. Get amazing technology, now!
WTB Says:"Say goodbye to air compressors, tire levers and pinch flats. Say hello to your full riding potential." "...the solution for riders seeking high performance, lightweight and durable mountain bike wheel systems... easy to install, fun to ride and simple to service..."
(Simply See FAQ page for Tubeless system setup)"...
Read more about the incredible tech's features and benefits: >Click Here<
Features Advanced WTB TCS Tubeless Compatible Wheels worth $500. Features incredible ride quality + virtually flat free performance if you choose to convert to tubeless See FAQ page for Tubeless system setup.
Join the 29er Revolution If you have ridden one you know why you want one. If you have ever wanted to try one, this is the best deal on a SRAM NX equipped 29er bike with Avid Hydraulic Disc Brakes and Rockshox Lockout front fork.
NEW SRAM NX 1x11 Drivetrain
SRAM's next-generation NX drivetrain brings with it the legendary quality, durability and performance SRAM is known for, all packaged to meet the ever-evolving demands of today’s riders. The Revolutionary SRAM 1x Drivetrain is lighter than older tech 2x or 3x drivetrains. One By Drivetrains are Used by virtually all top pro mountain bike riders to dominate world level races.
NEW Fantom 29 NX 1x11 is specified with competition-ready
has geometry based on the FLY Team XC
Race Bike of the Year. Please compare this bike directly against any
other manufacturers $2,200+ 29er hardtail on the market. Their bikes are
heavier or not as well equipped.
long travel RockShox 30GOLD TK LOCKOUT. The Fantom 29 NX 1x11 adds to those race
winning specs; a forged cranks and External sealed bearing BB, Sealed bearing
headset, sweet shifting SRAM NX derailleur with WTB TCS Tubeless Compatible Disc
Wheelset (worth $400+) and truly amazing SRAM Guide R Hydraulic Disc Brake system. The Guide R brakes alone have a list price of around $300.
Hydraulic Disc Brakes have been
rated by magazine reviews as one of the best - Way better than any
mechanical system and better than all but the most expensive
This bike is lighter than most any other bike in
price range AND has much higher level parts.
Motobecane USA has really
dialed in a race-proven geometry into this phenomenal ride. The
handling is very responsive and yet stable. Singletrack and switchbacks
are all handled with ease. Slow speed and high speed, technical and
flat-out hammering, you will go faster because this bike is so darn
light and capable.
How Can We Sell At This Price?
We sell Factory Direct so you pay a price close to what a local dealer would pay at wholesale cost for a comparably equipped bike. Thus, you get a better equipped bike for hundreds less - often saving up to 60% off List prices. The only thing you have to do is a bit of tuning and assembly.
What do these NEW Fantom 29er mountain bikes compare to?
In general, other 29er mountain bikes with SRAM X9 won't have the highly regarded SRAM disc brakes. They will also cost around $1500+ Tax. Compare to Trek's 29ers with mixed, Deore and non series brakes, around $1700.
Compare the $899 Fantom29 NX 29er to the $14000 Specialized RockHopper PRO - both are 29er with Rockshox 30 Gold. RockHopper list price is $1400 + Local taxes. About $1600 out the door. RockHopper has MUCH lower 5 series Shimano brakes worth about $50 and MUCH lower tech Deore 10S drivetrains.
Customers say these Weigh around 27 lbs (no pedals/reflectors)
Amazing considering a $1999+tax Trek Pro Caliber of similar spec Weighs in a 17.5" - 27.30 lbs (1x11SLX/ALU frame/RS Fork) (with tubes Per Trek site)
If one spent around $1999 on BikesDirect, they'd get a Much Lighter / Better Spec like this Kestrel $1699, around 23lbs (Click Here)
or this under 22lbs, only $2199 (Click Here)
How much does that $1400+tax Specialized weigh since it has lower level parts but costs more? Bikes with similar parts will weigh similarly. The price and equipment is the biggest difference. The Motobecane Fantom29 NX has unquestionably Better Parts and Better Price of $899. The Specialized has lower level parts and lower tech 10 speed drivetrain, do you think the Specialized MTB is lighter?
If you want a light weight bike - 23 lbs or so - those are going to be at least $4,000 from anywhere else. Bikesdirect has 23 lb* (est) bikes here for about half that :) - http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/plus-boost-bikes/29er-boost-bikes-ftm-team-ti.htm
Compare to Giant 29ers like the XTC. Giant 29ers with Aluminum frames and mostly lower level SLX Average prices of $2000+tax.
The NEW Fantom29 X9 is on sale now for only $899 (Price Includes Shipping to 48 States)
These NEW's are shipping NOW. Get yours before they are all
13" - 5'4" to 5'6"
15.5" - 5'7" to 5'9"
17.5" - 5'10 to 6'0"
19" - 6' to 6'2"
21" - 6'2 to 6'4"
23" - 6'4" to 6'6" This is a general guide, please consult the geometry chart.
Sizing is a personal preference, the final choice is up to you