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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 05:55 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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