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  • 04-23-2007
    coffeegeek2112
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    Post pics of your moto.
    here is my 2007. I picked up the frame from ebay, and built up from there.
  • 04-25-2007
    nico2me
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    My '04 Fantom XC powder coated last year. Quite heavy at 32.5 lbs..... I use it as a training bike so when I race with my Scalpel, it feels feathery light. All components upgraded except the frame and rear shocks. I like the aggressive geometry and tight cockpit of this moto.
  • 04-27-2007
    Cracker69
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    The fantom comp
    This is (was) my fantom. I recently robbed some of the parts off it to build up a Haro sonix VL120. I'm looking forward to getting this mangle back operational though. I think the moto's are one of the most underated bikes out there. Not race bikes (as you can see I tried it anyway), but certainly all mountain work horses.
  • 04-27-2007
    txjohng
    That Fantom elite Frame looks similar to my kona kikapu frame.
  • 04-27-2007
    txjohng
    oh, I have an 05 Fly Pro. It is in my users picture gallery. :-)
  • 04-27-2007
    Moto Rider
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    This is my Fantom Elite. I have upgraded the front brake and front derailleur. All the QR's and tires.



    Fred.
  • 04-27-2007
    Moto Rider
    Oh, someone emailed me a question. They would like to buy a FS fantom comp frame on ebay and would like to know if the tires that he already had would work with this frame. 26in wtb wheels and 2.7 tires.

    Will a 2.7 tire work with that frame?
  • 04-28-2007
    snobrder5
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Moto Rider
    Oh, someone emailed me a question. They would like to buy a FS fantom comp frame on ebay and would like to know if the tires that he already had would work with this frame. 26in wtb wheels and 2.7 tires.

    Will a 2.7 tire work with that frame?

    wow 2.7 is mega wide....i honestly dont know why you'd want anything that wide, but right now i run 2.1's on my fantom comp ds, and i'd say there's 3/8" of clearance at least on each side of the tire, so if they do in fact ACTUALLY measure 2.7" wide, then yes they SHOULD work...that is if in fact my 2.1" tires are actually 2.1".....
  • 04-28-2007
    Moto Rider
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by snobrder5
    wow 2.7 is mega wide....i honestly dont know why you'd want anything that wide, but right now i run 2.1's on my fantom comp ds, and i'd say there's 3/8" of clearance at least on each side of the tire, so if they do in fact ACTUALLY measure 2.7" wide, then yes they SHOULD work...that is if in fact my 2.1" tires are actually 2.1".....

    This is not for me. I got a email and someone was asking me about this. here is the email received.

    "Hello Guys,

    Looking for some help, I’m looking to buy the 2007 FANTOM COMP DS from this Link in Ebay:



    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-07-Motobecan...QQcmdZViewItem



    The problem is I have a pair of WTB tires size 26*2.7” will they fit on a 16” frame????



    Please Help,



    Thank you, "

    If that size tire wont fit. Then how about the maximum tire size he can run. I would like to give him some kinda answer.

    Fred.
  • 04-29-2007
    snobrder5
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Moto Rider

    If that size tire wont fit. Then how about the maximum tire size he can run. I would like to give him some kinda answer.

    Fred.


    well like i said, in THEORY it will fit...b/c the opening is large enough....but i would not suggest running that size tire b/c you do want more space than what he'll end up with between the tire and the chainstay...for mud clearance, etc....if his wheel gets the least bit out of true, he wont even be able to LIMP off the trail, b/c there's no tolorence there....see with a 2.1 tire you could atleast ride to the car if it's not INSANELY bent...just some stuff for you to pass along to him....tell him good luck, but dont use that tire....
  • 04-29-2007
    nico2me
    Not sure about a 2.7 and IMHO, I would not go wider than a 2.3 for several reasons as snobrder5 mentioned..... it is just not practical at all. Even if it fits, you will have no clearance whatsoever to allow for mud, etc.
  • 04-30-2007
    Moto Rider
    Thanks all! I sent the information along. I told him that the standard tire for that frame was a 2.1 so a 2.3 would be the maximum I would go. Told him new tires are cheep and that was a good deal on that frame and said good luck on his buying decision.


    Fred.
  • 05-06-2007
    williamkwong
    I am interested in buying a Fantom Elite soon. DOes anyone have pictures of the 16" frame? Thanks.
  • 05-06-2007
    Moto Rider
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by williamkwong
    I am interested in buying a Fantom Elite soon. DOes anyone have pictures of the 16" frame? Thanks.

    I’m sorry, I personally don’t have any photos of the 16” frame. However, my fantom has the 18” frame. I realize it’s not exactly what you wanted but it does give you some idea.

    Photo’s above… It is a awesome bike.


    Fred. :thumbsup:
  • 05-08-2007
    Jake Pay
    Congratulations to all you Motobecaner's on getting your own site :thumbsup:

    Jake :ihih:

    PS. MORE PICTUREs :madman::lol:
  • 05-08-2007
    Moto Rider
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jake Pay
    Congratulations to all you Motobecaner's on getting your own site :thumbsup:

    Jake :ihih:

    PS. MORE PICTUREs :madman::lol:


    Hey Bro!
    Thanks for the congrats and yes we do need more photos...


    Fred.:)
  • 05-09-2007
    snobrder5
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    my moto
    07 Fantom Comp DS frame
    Marzocchi Drop Off Comp fork
    Rhyno lite wheels
    xt/lx drivetrain
    Deore Hydraulic Discs
    about $800 invested overall :thumbsup:
  • 05-14-2007
    Moto Rider
    Still need more photos....
  • 05-15-2007
    Mctarded
    I will post some pics in about a week. I will be taking my 2 month old Fly Pro on an epic through the Maah Daah Hey this weekend, with a couple buddies. Hopefully everything holds up for five days.
  • 05-17-2007
    kalieracer
    My 2 Bikes
    Here are pics of my 2 bike builds

    Fantom Elite DS



    Revalation 426 Fork, Sun Ringle Charger wheel set w/ Kenda Karma 2.2, Juicy 7's 185mm front and 160mm back, 06 XT F/R Derailluer and Shifters, Race Face Evolve XC Crank, Sram 990 cassette, XTR chain, Evolve Seat Post, Deus stem, Deus headset, Carbon riser bar, Race face grips, Rocket V STL saddle, Race Face good and evil grips.

    Planned upgrades

    MC 3.R

    Fantom Comp



    Reba Race Dual Air Uturn, Sun Ringle DS1-XC with Dirty Flea hubs, FSA Team issue carbon crank,Juicy Carbon brakes, 07 XTR F/R Derailluer and Shifters, 07 XT Cassette, Chris King headset, Richey WSC, stem, seat post, flatbar, Rocket V STL saddle. Hope seat QR

    Planned upgrades

    Carbon riser bar, carbon stem and seat post
  • 05-17-2007
    kalieracer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nico2me
    Not sure about a 2.7 and IMHO, I would not go wider than a 2.3 for several reasons as snobrder5 mentioned..... it is just not practical at all. Even if it fits, you will have no clearance whatsoever to allow for mud, etc.

    2.2 in Kenda's bearly fit on my bike, the front FD kind rubs when in the granny gear. :madman:
  • 05-31-2007
    williamkwong
    18" Fantom Comp

  • 06-14-2007
    clumpymold
    Keep 'em comin'! I'll post mine when I get it. Nothing as nice as these but it's my first bike so go easy on me. :D
  • 06-28-2007
    nico2me
    Anybody else got pics of their rig to share? Lots of riders in this forum but not enough photos.
  • 06-28-2007
    clumpymold
    Here are a couple pics of my moto (one with my other "rides"):




    Motobecane 700DS (purchased this month, June, 2007).
  • 06-28-2007
    tennis5
    congrats on the ride Clumpy...I see you finally got it. Give us a ride report in a new thread when you get a chance! Hope you are enjoying it your bike...Chris
  • 06-30-2007
    ecrock45
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    Just bought this bike a few weeks ago and am using it for my cardio/street ride for now. Bought it from local bikesdirect store. Very pleased with the bike, store service and the speed of a hardtail again.

    So far I have swapped tires out to Kenda 80psi Klimax Lites. Swapped seatpost out for Thomson (just inserted post in frame no ride yet. will need to adjust), saddle for WTB RocketV, pedals to ATAC XS and chain to PC991 .

    Will swap grips to OURY lock-on's soon. May even add some barends. Nice bike this.
  • 06-30-2007
    nico2me
    Just my 2 cents..... instead of going for oury lock-on and a separate bar end, try Ergon grips with bar ends. It prevents the numbing of your hands from extended rides. Works especially if you're old like me that has arthritis or people with CTS. It costs a little bit more but worth every penny. It's basically designed for racing and works well.
  • 06-30-2007
    ecrock45
    :skep: .. spooky.
    Exactly what I needed to know without having to ask. Been suffering from CTS for years -it's why I was out of cycling for so long and can only ride the Yamaha for short distances. Great call there nico2me, I'll make that swap instead.
  • 07-01-2007
    nico2me
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ecrock45
    :........... Been suffering from CTS for years -it's why I was out of cycling for so long and can only ride the Yamaha for short distances.............

    I know the feeling and share your sentiments..... until a racer with CTS mentioned it to me during a race. Now, if only they will make one for a motorcycle, I would be ecstatic :thumbsup: !!!!!
  • 07-20-2007
    clockwork
    Here's my small frame build . Bought the frame on ebay and pieced it together. This is now my backup bike . Nothing special. WTB seat,Wtb grips,WTB speed disc,thomson seatpost,thomson stem,titec bars,deore shifters,xt front and rear derailures,iso flow cranks,Rock shock 3.3mc, marzocchi am1sl forks. Stem and seatpost were changed after picture.

  • 07-20-2007
    soniq7
    Heres mine. Fantom Comp upgraded with RaceFace cranks, headset and cockpit. Several thousand miles on it now, great bike.

  • 08-01-2007
    Jake Pay
    Looking good gang

    My I suggest someone with some clout get with the powers that be and see about making
    this a "Sticky Thread"..I know the new members go picture shopping (old members too :lol:)
    and it's always an eye catcher when it's at the top of the list..

    Keep them pictures coming in

    Jake
  • 08-29-2007
    bass,grass,haulin a$$
    08 Fantom Comp
    Stock except
    Sram pc-971 &
    Odessey triple traps
  • 11-03-2007
    Moto Rider
    Hopefully someone soon will post up a 29er here. :)
  • 11-06-2007
    computex13
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    2008 Motobecane Fantom 29erPro

    Thomson Seat post
    Team WTB Seat Ti
    Tioga Suregrip Pedals
    Lighter bar and stem
    Lighter tires

    Best bike I have EVER had!!!
  • 11-08-2007
    KiterTodd
    My new '08 Fantom Elite DS...



    Hoping for many great rides on it! :thumbsup:
  • 11-09-2007
    Jake Pay
    computex13,
    Thanks for sharing the real-world pic of your 29er Pro..Lookin' good..
  • 11-10-2007
    bigpoppabear
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    We have three in the stable...
    My son's Fantom Elite.
    Attachment 309708

    My girlfriend's Fantom 3.0 DS.
    Attachment 309709

    My Fantom Trail.
    Attachment 309710
  • 11-10-2007
    mbslater
    2008 Motobecane 700 HT
    What, am I the only one with an HT model? :confused:

    Here's my 2008 700 HT.


    2008 Motobecane 700 HT hardtail
    Shimano Deore XT
    Rock Shox Dart 2 fork w/ 100 mm travel
    TEKTRO AQUILA Mechanical Disc Brakes
    Novara Expanding Wedge Seat Bag
    Topeak Peak Master Blaster DX Pump
    Blackburn Mountain Cage
    Schwinn Expandable Cage


    Blackburn Mountain Cage with water bottle for me and Schwinn Expandable Cage to carry my son's water water bottle on bike path rides.


    Unlike most bashguards that replace the big ring, this one allows you to protect your big ring too.


    A strip of old inner tube, a little over an inch wide and two feet long, wrapped around the chainstay makes a great protector and costs nothing. Tucking the final end is difficult, but leaves a reasonably nice look compared to the zip ties that some people use.
  • 11-13-2007
    cyberguy
    700 Ds
    Here's my motobecane 700 DS that I built up two years ago. Romic rear, marzocchi 130mm Drop-off fork, fsa stem, race face xc cranks, changed from 8 speed to 9 speed. Started as a beginner bike and turned it into a fully functional All Mountain bike.

  • 11-13-2007
    snobrder5
    cyberguy, that's actually a pretty sweet ride! i've never been a big DS series fan, but yours is really nice...what weight spring are you running? i've been toying with the idea of switching my air shock to a coil, but i think at 5" of travel, with the 3.3:1 leverage ratio, i'd need a 1100lb spring for my weight.....which is pretty unheard of for a 6.5" shock....how much rear travel are you getting out of that DS frame? and does it track fairly well on the rocky and technical downhills? nice bike man!
  • 11-14-2007
    cyberguy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by snobrder5
    cyberguy, that's actually a pretty sweet ride! i've never been a big DS series fan, but yours is really nice...what weight spring are you running? i've been toying with the idea of switching my air shock to a coil, but i think at 5" of travel, with the 3.3:1 leverage ratio, i'd need a 1100lb spring for my weight.....which is pretty unheard of for a 6.5" shock....how much rear travel are you getting out of that DS frame? and does it track fairly well on the rocky and technical downhills? nice bike man!

    Hey snobrder5,
    I'm running an 800 lb coil on a romic-d 165mm. I'm 230 lbs and the shock is everything I need it to be. I thought about changing to a 5 inch shock in the rear but I asked the local bike shop and he didn't recommend it because he said it would throw the geometry of the bike all off. The bike tracks well and but with the new rear shock it eats up rock gardens like a mad-dog! I can keep up with my buddies 5" specialized enduro all day in the rough stuff. The only thing that is still original on the bike now is the wheelset. Which, in my opinion are some of the toughest rims around (Alex racers edge 32H). The only downer is the weight. Good luck finding that massive coil! Thanks for the compliments.
    mtbauctions.com
  • 01-31-2008
    Moto Rider
    Awesome bike Kelly!! :thumbsup:

    In his own words…

    “Amazingly, this is the nicest bike I have ever ridden! Stable, smooth, fun, and confidence inspiring! 28.8 lbs. I think I'm gonna like this 29er gig!

    Peace, Kelly.”


    Bike Build:

    Fork...Reba SL
    Crank...Truvativ Stylo 32t
    Cassette...Shimano HG 7 spd, 13-30
    Rr. Der...Shimano XTR
    Brakes...Avid BB7, 185mm F/R
    Stem/Bars...Syncros Bear Hug/Bulk Hardcore
    Wheelset...Velocity "Blunt"w/Shimano XTM756, 32h
    Shifter...Shimano Revo 7spd Grip shift
    Tires...Specialized Borough XC






  • 01-31-2008
    sbarro
    Does anyone have pictures of their Fly Team or Fly 9357?
  • 02-01-2008
    snobrder5
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Moto Rider

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    man i'm loosing confidence in bikes direct! they forgot to put a front shifter on your bike! BASTARDS! ;) :thumbsup: :D
  • 02-01-2008
    grnxb
    I'd post the photo of my 9357 but the site isn't letting me link to photobucket for whatever reason.

    direct link: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...rrent=9357.jpg
  • 02-02-2008
    sbarro
    That's a nice bike, thanks for the pic grnxb!
  • 02-03-2008
    Bike Nerd
    Motobecane Phantom 29
  • 02-03-2008
    Bike Nerd
    Got some great pictures but...???
    Help me out here guys. I've got some great pictures of a self built Motobecane Phantom29 equip with some nice higher ends components (Reba, Blunt Rims, Stylo Crank, BB7"s) but I am having trouble figuring out how to post them to this forum. Suggestions/directions would be very helpful...thanks!

    KPM.