• 05-26-2011
    HighLife420
    Thanks for the info Mike, wondering if you guys have plans to sell just the frame? Also, is there any weights on the frame?
  • 05-26-2011
    AZ
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bikesdirect View Post
    Thank you
    however, some may like to know that soon we will have a $599 single pivot FS29er and a 4-bar link at about $699.

    In XL? ;)
  • 05-26-2011
    finny1999
    Mike, Any plans for additional Moto FS 29ers? Something with around 120mm travel and XL sizes?
  • 05-26-2011
    Pho'dUp
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus View Post
    If you think the moto cable routing is bad check out the Hei Hei 29.
    It's worse IMO


    It's not. The cable stops on the Moto on top of the top tube will grab your shorts. I hated that on old turners, and few old hardtails. Kona has been using the same routing on the HeiHei since 2008 and it works fine. In fact it's convenient too b/c if you use a dropper post you can route the remote cable by zipping to the cables under the toptube.
  • 05-26-2011
    Rucker61
    When can we see pictures of the single pivot frame and 4-bar frame?
  • 05-26-2011
    OneBadWagon
    No (X)XL, no care. :(
  • 05-26-2011
    Tinshield
    Top tube lengths are short
  • 05-28-2011
    oren shv
    Looks very nice
    what is weight of the complete XO bike ?
  • 05-28-2011
    FreeGrazing
    I don't like the design personally. I have a Moto Ti 29er myself and love the bike. These new FS models are not very attractive as the Titanium version. If I was going to spend that much I think it's best to go with the hard tail titanium 29er.
  • 05-28-2011
    CasteelG
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FreeGrazing View Post
    I don't like the design personally. I have a Moto Ti 29er myself and love the bike. These new FS models are not very attractive as the Titanium version. If I was going to spend that much I think it's best to go with the hard tail titanium 29er.

    Ti is overrated.
  • 05-29-2011
    lataste
    I received a reply from bikes direct:

    - What will the weight of the bikes be for size large? I am interested in both
    models.
    - What type of terrain is this bike made for XC, All mountain, etc...
    - What other bikes geometry closely resembles this 29er? Is there an easy way
    to research by utilizing the specs? I recently rode an Epic that I enjoyed much
    more than the stumpjumper...
    - If I pay for the bike now, can I cancel my order before the bike ships? I
    would like to reserve this right since I may happen to find another bike before
    July...

    Hello,

    1) We have not received weight spec at this time.

    2) AM/Trail

    3) At this time I do not.

    4) You could cancel an order anytime before shipping.

    All of the info we currently have available is listed on the site, Motobecane expects production samples in 2--3 weeks and will be able to provide more info.

    Thanks,
    Chris
  • 05-29-2011
    roadie scum
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FreeBasing View Post
    I am just trolling this thread.

    ....
  • 05-29-2011
    FreeGrazing
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CasteelG View Post
    Ti is overrated.

    So is carbon.
  • 05-29-2011
    mtnbikej
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by vizsladog View Post
    congrats on a great looking and awesome priced bike

    i may sell my khs with older reba and get yours


    The BD bike looks almost like the KHS Flagstaff. :rolleyes:







    EDIT: Nevermind.....the pivot on the rear dropout is different.
  • 05-29-2011
    FreeGrazing
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lataste View Post
    I received a reply from bikes direct:

    - What will the weight of the bikes be for size large? I am interested in both
    models.
    - What type of terrain is this bike made for XC, All mountain, etc...
    - What other bikes geometry closely resembles this 29er? Is there an easy way
    to research by utilizing the specs? I recently rode an Epic that I enjoyed much
    more than the stumpjumper...
    - If I pay for the bike now, can I cancel my order before the bike ships? I
    would like to reserve this right since I may happen to find another bike before
    July...

    Hello,

    1) We have not received weight spec at this time.

    2) AM/Trail

    3) At this time I do not.

    4) You could cancel an order anytime before shipping.

    All of the info we currently have available is listed on the site, Motobecane expects production samples in 2--3 weeks and will be able to provide more info.

    Thanks,
    Chris

    30 pounds probably.
  • 05-29-2011
    FreeGrazing
    I think the cable routing is ugly. I like the entry level price however for 1399. Despite it's hideousness it really is an amazing deal when comparing it to an lbs bike.
  • 05-30-2011
    vizsladog
    plus i have the older flagstaff with non tapered head tube and an older reba with the 39mm offset.
  • 05-30-2011
    subspd
    KHS got the cable routing right.
  • 05-30-2011
    bikesdirect
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HighLife420 View Post
    Thanks for the info Mike, wondering if you guys have plans to sell just the frame? Also, is there any weights on the frame?


    I just put together a sample in the office
    and it weighed 28.1 lbs
    this is an xtr / reba level one

    the frame work is rather impressive in person
    customers who get these bikes will be very happy IMHO
  • 05-30-2011
    pimpbot
    Nice!

    Good to see some good quality low(er) rent offerings.
  • 05-30-2011
    subspd
    What size was it mike?
  • 05-31-2011
    Dion
    Mike, this is very impressive!

    [threadjack]I asked this before, but any thoughts about exploring the dirt jump business?[/threadjack]
  • 05-31-2011
    Dark_Rider
    Hey mike
    I am a BD/Motobecane fanboy. I have a rigid Outcast 29 with OnOne carbon, a Fantom Pro 29SL with Pushed Reba, and I want a Moto FS.
    Sm, Med, and Lr, BUT NO XL?????? How many Smalls do you think you will sell........seriously.

    And to wait a year for a possible XL bike, and a possible frame/fork combo on Bikeisland...whatever.

    Anyone know where I can get a KHS Flagstaff or Kona Hei Hei 29er for a good deal, even if just frame??? PM if you do.

    Again....fanboy....no XL......disappointed.....nice design and great price.
  • 05-31-2011
    zyzbot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dark_Rider View Post
    I am a BD/Motobecane fanboy. I have a rigid Outcast 29 with OnOne carbon, a Fantom Pro 29SL with Pushed Reba, and I want a Moto FS.
    Sm, Med, and Lr, BUT NO XL?????? How many Smalls do you think you will sell........seriously.

    And to wait a year for a possible XL bike, and a possible frame/fork combo on Bikeisland...whatever.

    Anyone know where I can get a KHS Flagstaff or Kona Hei Hei 29er for a good deal, even if just frame??? PM if you do.

    Again....fanboy....no XL......disappointed.....nice design and great price.

    I agree. Lack of an XL size is a disappointment.
  • 05-31-2011
    subspd
    Anyone know the top tube length compared to a Phantom HT 29er?