2010 Motobecane Century Elite

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(NOTE: 2010 models come with UpGrade to Vuelta XRP PRO Wheelsets, not Ritchey as shown)

Road Bikes - 2007 Motobecane Century Elite

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(NOTE: 2010 models come with UpGrade to Vuelta XRP PRO Wheelsets, not Ritchey as shown)

This bicycle is available Now - Price may go up at anytime, Buy now for the lowest Factory Direct price

Shimano Ultegra/105/FSA, 30 speed Road
2010 Motobecane Century Elite $1295.95 (List $2595)
Limited Qtys available
Ships Signature Req'd for your protection
Full Carbon Frame, FSA Carbon Cranks
Vuelta XRP PRO Wheels
Ritchey Bar, Stem, FSA Carbon Post

(NOTE: 2010 models come with UpGrade to Vuelta XRP PRO Wheelsets, not Ritchey as shown)

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This bike comes 90% assembled. If you don't feel confident working on your bike, we suggest you take it to a local bike shop for final assembly & safety checks. How much Assembly? CLICK HERE for sample assembly instructions and videos CLICK HERE for a special price on the full Video DVD/CD and Folding Mini ToolKit

We have sold thousands of Motobecane Century series road bikes. The same frame and fork is used on all. This Century Carbon Fiber frame has some of the best quality and design in a carbon fiber frame we have seen. Customers who own Century road bikes send friends and family to buy these excellent road bikes all the time.

Here is what just a few magazines say:


“Motobecane bikes can always be counted on for coming in at a price that is downright reasonable. A solid, no-nonsense frame and fork combination with a worry-free, stellar specification at a price that will make you rub your eyes.”

CENTURY PRO – Bicycling Magazine
compares a Motobecane Century Pro to a $10,000 Merlin in a full test ride article!
"The gap between cost and performance simply isn't big enough to justify all the extra cash. The Motobecane delivers the goods with enough money left for a trip for two to the Giro d'Italia. The Motobecane is a shining example of solid design with good spec and a fine ride at a great price."

“As with all Motobecane bikes, the specification is always carefully chosen. The Century Team is an all-purpose bike that can suit any type of rider.  The ResponseShape downtube and QuadSection chain stays are for optimum power transfer, while the OrganicForm seat stays are designed for comfort and compliance. Motobecane’s have great value: Century Team only $3495 with Dura Ace.”

Even when reviewed at list price, magazines feel the Motobecane Century road bikes are incredible values.

When you consider the discount BIKESDIRECT offers on these super quality carbon fiber road bikes; nothing else comes even close!

Buy one now at a discounted, factory direct price with shipping included to 48 states, NO TAX Collected 48 States.

BRAND NEW 2010 Century Elite Road Bike with Full Factory Warranty
(NOTE: 2010 models come with UpGrade to Vuelta XRP PRO Wheelsets, not Ritchey as shown)

Built with Tour de France winning Shimano shifting technology. Shimano Ultegra/105/FSA 30 speed Carbon cranks - Factory Direct Promotional Sale

Why is this Price So Low?
1) Factory Direct Prices
First of all, is the largest internet authorized retailer of bicycles and buys in enormous quantities to sell direct to cyclists at considerable discounts - near to wholesale prices of comparable bikes sold in shops near you.

2) Limited Supply Special Sale
Motobecane is making a big push into carbon fiber and believes that riders should see the value and quality for themselves. Instead of spending mega-bucks on flashy ads, Motobecane is cutting the price on this small shipment of bikes. They are allowing us to offer these for only $1295.

What is the Warranty? Is Bikesdirect an authorized Motobecane dealer?
Yes, is a fully authorized Motobecane USA dealer and an official national warranty claims/service center. You get the Full Lifetime Motobecane USA Warranty coverage for all new Motobecane USA bicycles purchased from us. Feel free to verify this by contacting (

List is $2595.

The $1295 price is below comparable dealer cost of most any other comparably equipped full carbon bicycles.
(see comparison below)

Is This a Complete Bike?
YES - Just add a rider with helmet, shoes and clothing.
A 50cm bike is 19 lbs (nominal weight per mfg)
. Professionally equipped with 2010 FSA Omega CarbonPro fiber cranks, Shimano Ultegra/105 30 speed Derailleurs, Shifters AND Cane Creek Brakes. Ride in total control with a raceable Ritchey Comp Bar, Stem, FSA Carbon Seatpost, superlight/puncture resistant pro-level Kenda tires and now upgraded with Vuelta XRP PRO Wheelset too! (NOTE: 2010 models come with UpGrade to Vuelta XRP PRO Wheelsets, not Ritchey as shown)

How Good is the Frame?
This is based on Motobecane's BEST Carbon Fiber frame. This 2.8 lb (mfg stated), Monocoque High Modulus Carbon Fiber Frame and Carbon Fiber fork is based on the Immortal carbon frame tested by professional magazine editors to rave reviews. To name just a few: Roadie International and Bicycling Magazine tested the Immortal frame for several MONTHS and all the editors raved about it! FULL LIFETIME MOTOBECANE USA WARRANTY

What Does The Century Elite Compare To:
The Specialized Roubaix Comp sells for $2200 in stores -

1) + Century Elite has HIGH MODULUS CARBON Fiber MONOCOQUE FRAME made in Taiwan
Taiwan is regarded as the BEST for carbon bicycle technology. The Specialized frame is made in China.)

2) + Century Elite has FREE super-light Clipless Pedals! (List $80)
     (The Specialized bike comes with low dollar plastic pedals) (List $10)

3) + Century Elite has Ritchey Bar / Stem / FSA Carbon Seatpost, Professional level Kenda road racing tires
     (Specialized comes with lower level housebrand items)

4) + Century Elite has Cane Creek Polished aluminum Dual-Pull Brake Calipers
    (Specialized comes with comparable level Shimano 105)

    (Specialized Roubaix Comp $2200 List price + Local Taxes)

6) Century Elite has comparable Shimano 105 Shifters
    (Specialized Roubaix Comp has the same Shimano 105)

Why buy an 18-19 lbs Aluminum Shimano 6600 Ultegra bike anywhere else with housebrand wheels for $2,000+ when you can have a FULL Carbon Bike / Full 6600 Ultegra/105 Shimano 30spd for almost $1,000 less?

How much Assembly needs to be done?
We are selling these bikes Factory Direct in the Factory box so you get pay a price comparable to what dealers pay for similarly equipped bikes. These are factory boxed in "dealer-ready" condition and are approx 90% assembled. Most customers have told us they can complete the assembly and tuning in 25 minutes or so. CLICK HERE to see sample assembly instructions and a video. CLICK HERE for your special sale price on a toolkit/instructional bike tips video

Remember... no sales tax* (48 States) and shipping via UPS GROUND to 48 STATES is included in the price of the bike
Tracking and ETA will be sent shortly after your bike ships out (email for AK, PR and HI addtl cost ) SAVE $1300 off LIST of $2,595
(NOTE: 2010 models come with UpGrade to Vuelta XRP PRO Wheelsets, not Ritchey as shown)


2.8 Pound Monocoque High Modulus Carbon Fiber Semi-Compact frame with replaceable derailleur hanger, 2x H2O bosses


AeroCarbon SL High Modulus Monocoque Carbon Fiber with Carbon Crown+Aluminum Steerer 1.125 inch


FSA Orbit IS Integrated Sealed Bearing Threadless 1.125 inch

Derailleurs RR/FR

Shimano Ultegra 6600 rear / Shimano 105 5600 10 Speed (30 Spd total) front


Shimano 105 5600 10 Speed STI (30 speed total)


Cane Creek SCR3 Forged Aluminum calipers


Vuelta XRP Pro, Sealed Bearing Black Anodized
(NOTE: 2010 models come with UpGrade to Vuelta XRP PRO Wheelsets, not Ritchey as shown)


Vuelta XRP Pro with CNC sides, Black Spokes
(NOTE: 2010 models come with UpGrade to Vuelta XRP PRO Wheelsets, not Ritchey as shown)


FSA Omega CarbonPro Triple 50/39/30T integrated with MEGAEXO External Bearing Bottom Bracket
(50-53cm=170mm, 55cm=172.5mm, 58- 61cm=175mm)


Shimano 10 Speed, Shimano CN5600 105 10spd Chain


Road Racing (Turbo style)


FSA Carbon Fiber FR270, 27.2mm


Ritchey Comp Aluminum 1.125 inch steerer, 26.0 clamp
(50-53cm=90mm, 55cm=100mm, 58-61cm=110mm)


Ritchey Comp SingleButted 6061 Aluminum Ergo Bar 
(50-53cm=40, 55cm=42, 58-61cm=44)
SPECIAL DEAL click HERE for near wholesale pricing on Super Light Full Carbon Fiber handlebars


+FREE Superlight Clipless Pedals with Cleats included FOR EARLY ORDERS. Order now for FREE Pedals, supplies are very limited

Tires Kenda or Continental (no choice) 700x23c, Presta valve tubes
Color BlackCarbon+BlueDecal (as shown above) Click Here for Image Gallery
(NOTE: 2010 models come with UpGrade to Vuelta XRP PRO Wheelsets, not Ritchey as shown)
Sizes 50, 53, 55, 58 and 61cm Click Here for Geometry
(Center of BB to Top of SEAT TUBE / Seatpost Clamp/collar - just like Trek and Fuji)

This bike comes approx 90% assembled - We suggest you take it to your local bike shop for final assembly & safety checks
CLICK HERE to see sample assembly instructions and a video