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Shimano SLX/XT 2x11 Speed 27.5/650B
Full Suspension Mountain Bikes
2018 Motobecane 27.5
Full Suspension MTB
HAL6 EXPERT Edition SALE $1,599.95(List $3999)
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NEW Highly Active Link Suspension
Up to SIX INCHES OF TRAVEL
Incredible Climbing/ Control
NEW WTB TCS Tubeless Compat Rims
Advanced Hydroform ALU Frames
RACEFACE TURBINE CRANKS
CNC KNUCKLE BOX
160mm Rockshox Revelation
Shimano SLX Hydraulic Brakes
Front/Rear Thru Axles
Dropper SeatPost Routing
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We have sold thousands of Motobecane Full Suspension mountain bikes. A high level of engineering and attention to detail is seen on all Motobecane mountain bikes. Happy customers send friends and family to buy these incredibly capable mountain bikes all the time.
This is the much anticipated HAL (Highly Active Linkage) Full Suspension 27.5/650B by Motobecane USA. Building upon over a decade of FS design, this 27.5/650B Full Suspension is designed for up to 6 inches of terrain taming travel both front and rear. The HAL Linkage uses a chainstay mounted pivot for even more supple suspension tracking and incredible control even while applying the brakes. Chainstays are also shorter on the HAL6 models for incredible Billy Goat climbing and traction.
MTBR.com editor rides a 6by6 and
raves: "...Frame angles are dialed...Held up in big descents...Great value..." Rating: 4 Flamin' Chili Peppers-out-of-5
"...we’re happy to report that the bike checked out just fine…suspension is active vertically and stiff laterally…responsive…held up in the big descents without complaint….angles were just right at 67.5 and 73.5 respectively. For all-around trail riding, it definitely did the job. And at that price you’ll likely have money left over for upgrades.
Frame is stout and laterally stiff, Frame angles are dialed, wheels are strong…attractive lines on it with a top tube bend for improved clearance. Tubes are oversized and welds are beefy.
Component choices are smart…great value bike on the new 27.5 wheel size….best deals and components to deliver a solid package…models shipping now have an updated rear shock called the Monarch R rear shock with Fast Black 7075 shaft and Rapid Recovery rebound damping…this rear shock has excellent, supple performance and has very good mid-stroke damping support.
Bottom line it’s an attractive and affordable package that leaves plenty of budget for down-the-road upgrades.
…exciting sibling model announced…Team Version with RockShox Pike RCT3 forks, and XTR / XT 2x11 Speed, Guide Brakes…is ridiculous value and it will be an awesome performer.
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
Real Customer Reviews of Motobecane HAL full Suspension Mountain Bikes AFT / MTBR.com "Just put 11 miles on the new bike! This thing is amazing!! Can't get enough of these shocks, that and the rear derailleur shifts so damn quick. Love it!"
Daniel E. MTBR.com "Wow this bike is incredible…this is the best and probably most expensive bike I've ever ridden, but I couldn't have even imagined a bike feeling this great on a trail. Not sure on the weight, but it feels very light and quick (I'm tubeless, which may help) while still being stiff. The travel is a lot, but I was able to use what looked like 80-90% on my ride today while still feeling efficient on the flats and climbs, noting that I was playing around with the rear lockout…Everything about this bike is great, looks amazing, hell even the saddle is very comfortable.
JR Glenni MTBR.com "…my Hal6 Expert climbs great. Down shifting is firm and quick even when shifting late or downshifting more mid climb, and I didn't really notice pedal bob on the climbs. The front did tend to lift up on me more than I was used to, but I'm coming from a hard tail 29'er that was more of an XC design with a longer wheelbase, so that's not surprising. I was still able to climb pretty quickly with it, and I don't think the light(er) front end will be an issue as I get more used to it."
Jeff R MTBR.com "I am also coming from a hardtail 29er, but feel that my hal6 climbs just as good if not better on technical climbs. I'm not fighting for my back wheel to maintain traction and it soaks up the roots, rocks, and bumps… On Saturday, broke my strava record for a technical climb I do regularly on my hal6 without even trying…All in all, I'm very impressed with the overall performance of the bike…"
Compared to Specialized Stumpjumper Elite FSR
P / MTBR.com "...short little review after ~5 miles of techy singletrack with around 1,000ft of climb.
First off, I'm coming from a 2013 Stumpjumper Elite FSR 29er and have the Hal6 PRO for comparison.
Obviously, the suspension on the moto is a HUGE upgrade. My first time riding a Pike and I must say, I'm sold. I was actually pedaling thru a lot of the rougher sections instead of trying to pick a perfect line. Also found it much easier to throw the bike around and clear a lot of the super tech stuff. Definitely a noticeable difference in geometry as well. I felt like I was in a much better position when I was pointed downhill. One of my biggest gripes with the Stumpy was pedal clearance. You basically can't pedal thru a turn on the Stumpy without striking a pedal. Didn't have a single strike on the Moto today…All in all, couldn't be happier with how everything performed on my first ride. ...feels fantastic on the downhill/tech sections.
Compared to Specialized Stumpjumper FSR
CC H. MTBR.com "I did another really technical climb on my hal 6 pro...I made it way further than I ever have on any other bike. Its narrow, rocky, rooted, and steep and even I was amazed at what I made it through. Part of the advantage of this bike is the high pedal clearance. I could also feel the back just sticking down, never spun out once even when leaning forward. I attribute that to the suspension, and the nice tires. The feeling of the bike under me is light and stiff. I assume the hal5 will climb better than the hal 6 because of a steeper head angle, and less travel front and rear. I will be doing a direct comparison with my friends 2018 stumpjumper FSR comp. the frame angles and measurements are almost identical on paper except for the seat tube on the Hal being steeper by 1.5 degrees…"
Even when reviewed at list price, magazines feel the Motobecane mountain bikes are incredible values.
When you consider the discount BIKESDIRECT offers on these incredible quality mountain bikes; nothing else comes even close!
Buy one now at a discounted, factory direct price with shipping included to 48 states.
Customer Video Review>>
Customer video is of the HAL6.
Hal6 (Team) "Handles Incredibly, Saved a Ton of Money on it"
Hal6 (Expert) "…for the money - pretty awesome, having a blast"
"worth the money" "(vs Giant Trance $2300) "pretty comparable, pretty darn good"
Watch a Video Review>>
A high level of engineering and attention to detail is seen on all Motobecane mountain bikes.This video is of the 29er, cousin to the much anticipated Full Suspension 27.5/650B by Motobecane USA.
Building upon over a decade of FS design, these bikes are superb offroad machines. The HAL (Highly Active Linkage) Design represents the top of the food chain. Super supple and more control than ever.
Professional Racing and Trail Proven Parts Imagine the trails you will crush with 160mm up front and up to 6 inches of travel in the rear.
corners are cut, the HAL6 EXPERT Edition has top-of-the-line Full Race
specs. A 160mm Rockshox Revelation 27.5/650B fork with up to 160mm of travel + in the rear, the NEWEST Rockshox MONARCH Air rear shock with Rapid Recovery Rebound Technology.
Improvements Specific to this Motobecane USA 27.5/650B FS design:
The HAL (Highly Active Linkage) Design represents the top of the food chain. Super supple. Climbing, descending and braking with more control than ever. The HAL 6 Series features shorter chainstays than ever before = Billy Goat climbing ability and traction. HOT NEW WTB TCS Tubeless Compatible Rim wheelsets
1) Huge Up to SIX inches of Highly Active Linkage Travel with 160mm Rockshox Revelation Forks
2) Tapered Steerers and Thru Axle hubs FRONT AND REAR
3) Advanced hydroformed Aluminum frame for a strong and lightweight package
4) FULL CNC Aluminum Knuckle Box Suspension
Room for 2.3" Tires (*most manufacturers)
6) Dropper SeatPost Routing
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 mountain bike 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 add your own TCS Tires, Sealant and TCS kit)"...
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 (See FAQ page for Tubeless system setup)
The drive train is race proven. RaceFace Turbine cranks. An FSA cartridge headset FULL Shimano DynaSys 2x10 drivetrain with double-action pod shifters, Shadow derailleurs and incredible Shimano SLX 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 2009 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
Todd Wells wins the Leadville 100 Mile offroad race with a 10 speed drivetrain
Nine out of the top ten riders in the opening round of a 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 web site
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 capable and super plush.
With the HAL series, you've
got a super-capable full suspension 27.5/650B trail bike that'll do just about anything for
Thousands less than any other bike.
WARNING - Due to extremely High Demand we expect to sell out of these very soon
HAL6 Sizing Guide
S 41cm- 5'5" to 5'7"
M 44cm- 5'8" to 5'11"
L 46cm- 5'11" to 6'1"
XL 50cm- 6'1" to 6'4"
This is a general guide, Sizing is a personal preference, the final choice is up to you
27.5" SUSP. MTB ALLOY(6061) WHEEL TRAVEL: Up to 160mm. ( KNUCKLE BOX MADE BY CNC ) Hydroformed Butted and Geometric Multishaped Aluminum tubes,1 set H2O Bosses (Small has no bosses), Four Bar Rocker Arm with HAL Linkage. Gusseted SL 6061 Aluminum (Disc Brake
Equipped) Super Smooth Sealed Cartridge Bearings at critical pivots,
Dropouts: ALUMINUM VERTICAL W/ALUMINUM REPLACEABLE HANGER W/POST DISK MOUNT. O.L.N:142MM, (Customers are reporting there is Room for 2.35"+ tires)
HEADTUBE 1-1/8"/1.5" ( 44/56mm ) L: 41/44/46/50CM = 110/120/130/140mm
Fork/ Rear Shock
Fork: ROCKSHOX REVELATION RC CROWN ADJUST 27.5" BOOST™ TRAVEL 160mm 15X110 MXL LITE DEBONAIR 160 DIFFUSION BLACK STEALTH / GLOSS BLACK 46MM OFFSET TAPERED, 27.5" ALLOY (1.5" to 1-1/8" tapered CROWN:FORGED, HOLLOW ALUMINUM, STANCHION:35mm straight wall aluminum, BLADE: Magnesium, post disc mount for 180mm Rotor, BOSSLESS, 15X110 MXL LITE W/Extl rebnd, 2 pos remote comp (open/lock), Extl rebnd, low speed comp to lock Rear: ROCKSHOX Monarch RT-D2 200X57 MM 320, AIR REAR SHOCK, EYE TO EYE:200mm TRAVEL:57mm, W:F/R:SMALL/BIG:22.5(3PCS)/22.2mm(3PCS) W/8mm HOLE W/External rebound
RACE FACE TURBINE OCK14TUR BSA30, S11, 24x38T Crank 175mm FOR BB-73mm