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    Bikesdirect New 2011 Motobecane 29er Full Suspension

    Hey all,

    Just wanted to share what I got in my e-mail today:



    I wonder how well the suspension system will work?

    Prices for pre-orders are starting at $1400 shipped, and I'm really wishing that I had some cash right now... or that the frame could be bought on its own. C'mon bikeisland!

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    how much for the frame on its own? any details on its weight?

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    That actually looks really nice...and I usually don't like how Motos look!

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    Yeah if only it came frame and fork only. Maybe? All it says is that it has a Reba fork. Wonder if it is an RL or RLT?
    Otherwise it 'looks' really nice. Happy to see the tapered head tube and 20mm front axle.
    Last edited by subspd; 05-25-2011 at 04:55 PM.

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    Here's to hoping the frame becomes available separately. I can't justify buying a brand new bike. But I can justify replacing the frame on my access... lol.

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    I read in another thread, that the frame will be made available...

    I want one to replace my fantom comp frame!

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    My only complaint looking at it right now is the cable routing. Looks poorly thought out. Wonder why they didn't run it down under the bottom tube?

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    I am not a fan of BD, but I have to say this bike looks very nice. Much better than the ones they were showing before with the springs. I agree that the cable routing is a mess, but this is definitely a bike that will sell for them.

    And big props for the thru-axle.

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    I would like to see this type of hydroform tubing on the the hardtail 29ers from BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_d
    Hey all,
    I wonder how well the suspension system will work?
    It's probably safe to say it will work similar to other Faux Bar Link bikes like the Kona Hei-Hei 29 or the Voodoo Canzo 29. There will always be some variance but it should give you the general idea. Hopefully they are only trying to get a max of 4" of travel out of that shock instead of the 5" they claim on the 26" Motobecane full suspension frame.

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    It's claimed to be a 100mm bike front and rear.

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    other models:

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...9_fs_xtslx.htm
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...29_fs_xo30.htm

    the interesting wheelset with 28-32 spokes F-R

    the geo chart http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._geochart.html

    unfortunately nothing about the weight bike...



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    Please resize that picture it is way too big for some of us.
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    It blows my mind when I read complaints about looks or specs or...

    Seriously folks, it's a $1500 FS 29er! Nothing else competes at that price.

    BTW ; I don't own a BD bike and have no financial interest in them. They have provided a bike for the masses that will hopefully bring more people to the fold.

    I have no interest in debating the LBS vs mail order vs .....

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    I personally like the cable routing, it is all along the top tube and out of the way of getting snagged on anything. Plus it will be out of the way for putting it on a trunk bike rack. I will probably be buying one for my girl friend eventually.

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    If you think the moto cable routing is bad check out the Hei Hei 29.
    It's worse IMO


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    I have been a long time reader, but just joined to subscribe to this post. I shot BD an email about the bike requesting some more specs, I'll let you know what they said...

    Andre

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentGas View Post
    I read in another thread, that the frame will be made available...

    I want one to replace my fantom comp frame!
    Yes
    framesets on the way with rear shock and Reba with thru axle
    price will be $1099 - so if someone has a fork they can ebay the Reba and be into the frame with rear shock at a very low cost

    Framesets will go on bikeisland in about 6 weeks or so

    BTW - we are super happy with these bikes and I know customers are going to be shocked with quality, ride, and value

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    Mike, are there plans to offer an XL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect View Post
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    framesets on the way with rear shock and Reba with thru axle
    price will be $1099 - so if someone has a fork they can ebay the Reba and be into the frame with rear shock at a very low cost
    If you're not super picky about your rear suspension design you can't beat that deal with a stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subspd View Post
    My only complaint looking at it right now is the cable routing. Looks poorly thought out. Wonder why they didn't run it down under the bottom tube?
    After going through a few different frames myself I'm convinced there is no perfect solution for cable routing on a FS bike. Nothing really wrong with this except the bikes pictured have too much housing before the first stops, IMO.

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    congrats on a great looking and awesome priced bike

    i may sell my khs with older reba and get yours

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    I had a windsor cliff pro two years ago and it was a really good bike for the price and this new bike from Bikes Direct really looks good with a tapered steerer and 15 mm front axle. I think I may buy one in a year from now , I would love to see these offered in a Ti model of course it would cost more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Mike, are there plans to offer an XL?
    Once poroduction can catch up on Sml, Med, and Lar
    I expect these bikes will be basicly sold out for the first year [like the Ti 29er hardtails]

    We will offer more sizes probably this time next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsakkire View Post
    It blows my mind when I read complaints about looks or specs or...

    Seriously folks, it's a $1500 FS 29er! Nothing else competes at that price.

    BTW ; I don't own a BD bike and have no financial interest in them. They have provided a bike for the masses that will hopefully bring more people to the fold.

    I have no interest in debating the LBS vs mail order vs .....
    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

    I feel it is important to get cyclists who are on a budget started and as you say "bring more people to the fold."

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    Thanks for the info Mike, wondering if you guys have plans to sell just the frame? Also, is there any weights on the frame?

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    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?

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    Mike, Any plans for additional Moto FS 29ers? Something with around 120mm travel and XL sizes?

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    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.

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    When can we see pictures of the single pivot frame and 4-bar frame?

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    No (X)XL, no care.

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    Top tube lengths are short
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    Looks very nice
    what is weight of the complete XO bike ?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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,
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeBasing View Post
    I am just trolling this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CasteelG View Post
    Ti is overrated.
    So is carbon.

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    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,
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    30 pounds probably.

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    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.







    EDIT: Nevermind.....the pivot on the rear dropout is different.
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    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.

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    plus i have the older flagstaff with non tapered head tube and an older reba with the 39mm offset.

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    KHS got the cable routing right.

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    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

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    Nice!

    Good to see some good quality low(er) rent offerings.

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    What size was it mike?

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    Mike, this is very impressive!

    [threadjack]I asked this before, but any thoughts about exploring the dirt jump business?[/threadjack]

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    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.

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    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.

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    Anyone know the top tube length compared to a Phantom HT 29er?

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