Based on Mountain Biking Magazine's -
XC RACE BIKE OF THE YEAR
Now available in Full Suspension
Flavor - the 2012 Fantom PRO DS
The ultimate Trail Full Suspension Ride
What does the 2012 Fantom Pro DS compare to?
any $4,000-5,000+ full
suspension bike like Kona, Ellsworth or Specialized - those bikes are
heavier and/or cost thousands more.
Magazine says the Fantom Team carves the trails and has
"components normally found on bikes costing thousands more..."
Rag Magazine editor rides the Fantom Team in several 24 HOUR Races and
addition to The Wilderness 101, I completed the Wild 100
(kilometers) and a 96 mile Duo Class 24-hour race on the Fantom Team.
The biggest compliment I can give the bike is to say that I didn't have
to think much about it during those events. ...The Fantom Team's
handling is well mannered and intuitive. Carving through tight
singletrack is a breeze...the bike loves to go downhill fast. During
the aforementioned 24-hour race, there is a long, fast downhill where I
routinely blew by hardtail racers like they were standing still. When
my quarry wasn't eager to yield the A line, I went for the gusto and
passed on the B line, relying on the Fantom Team's suspension to gobble
up the rocks and ruts..." CLICK HERE FOR WHOLE REVIEW
Professional Racing Parts
corners are cut, the FANTOM Pro DS has top-of-the-line Full Race
specs. The new 2012 UPGRADES to a REBA RLT fork (as shown) with MotionControl Damping, PowerBulges and with PopLock Remote compression to "lock". Up to 120mm travel in the front and in the rear, the NEWEST Rockshox MONARCH RT3 rear shock with Advanced Floodgate Platform Technology.
The drive train is race proven. FSA
cranks and integrated MegaEXO BB. An FSA cartridge headset, FULL 2012 Shimano DynaSys 3x10 XTR double-action pod shifters /
XTR derailleurs and incredible Avid Elixir Hydraulic brakes and levers.
NEW Shimano Dyna-SYS Drivetrain for mountain bikes
Shimano's next-generation Dyna-Sys drivetrain brings with it the legendary quality, durability and performance Shimano is known for, all packaged to meet the ever-evolving demands of today’s riders.
Dyna-Sys brings together the rider, the bike and the trail. Intuitive gear combinations account for how riders deliver power through the drivetrain; optimized 32-tooth Primary Driving Gear even the roughest, rockiest, muddiest trails can’t shake Shimano’s most stable off-road mountain bike drivetrain to date.
Dyna-Sys is a comprehensive redesign made up of a multitude of thoughtful details, features and revisions that together add up to a world beating, trail conquering ride.
Some Interesting DriveTrain facts
Lance Armstrong wins the Leadville 100 Mile offroad race with a 10 speed drivetrain
Levi Leipheimer wins the 2010 Leadville 100 Mile offroad race with a 10 speed drivetrain
Nine out of the top ten riders in the opening round of the 2012 World Cup, won with 10 speed drivetrain
The Sea Otter Classic, a 10 speed took top spot in both men’s elite cross country and short track, with Burry Stander and Todd Wells of Specialized Factor Racing taking the win.
Julien Absalon wins Madrid World Cup on 10 speed components.
Click HERE to read more at the Shimano DynaSys website
Professional Racing Handling
Motobecane USA has dialed in a race-proven geometry into this
phenomenal ride. Very responsive and yet stable. Just like the award
winning FLY Team hardtail, singletrack and switchbacks are all handled
Slow speed, high speed, technical to flat-out hammering, you'll rip the
trails 'cause this bike is so darn light and super plush.
With the Fantom DS, you've
got a superlight FS trail bike that'll do just about anything for
Thousands less than any other bike.
The Fantom DS comes in 42cm/Small/16", 47cm/Medium/18", 52cm/Large/20" Note: Add .75" to Standover due to 120mm fork
WARNING - Due to extremely High Demand we expect to sell out of these very soon