X4B's / Fantom 3.0... WHERE?
X4B 4.0 http://www.motobecane.com/MBUSAxb4.html
or Fantom 3.0 http://www.motobecane.com/MBUSAft3.html
those look like my happy medium between a 700DS and a fantom comp DS but i can't find them anywhere. The fantom 3.0 says it's got a superlite 4 bar frame... any idea what kind of weight we're talking here? if those were available i'd probably lean towards the fantom 3.0 for the 100mm fork and "superlite" frame (if that even means anything?) but either bike looks great for what i'd assume is about $750. curse moto for being so flippin hard to find .
Your looking at the motobecane website, meaning that everything on their is either outdated or inaccurate.
Just look at their ebay vendors and bikesdirect.com to see what they stock and I guess you'd have to email them if you really want specific details on components and geometry.
i PMed bikesdirect (great way to get in touch with the source btw ) and this is what he had to say:
cool stuff. it will likely be a month before i pull the trigger anyway so i'll be interested to see what comes down the pipe.
thanks for your PM
those two models are sold out
The new 2008 Fantom FS line will be in about 2 weeks from now
best deal DS TRAIL, DS COMP, DS ELITE, DS PRO, and FANTOM TEAM
the Fantom DS Comp - I think will be real hot
$995 with Rock Shox frt & rear shocks - both with lockout
and Juicy 3 hydl brakes - XT/LX - FSA crank
really a nice bike
should be up in about 2 weeks
also, something else i *really* appreciate about moto's are their rugged and bad-to-the-bone styles. i've seen some people b* and moan about it cuz the paint schemes are too simple for them, but i honestly can't stand the florescent nonsense and "Fast n' the Furious" grafix from a lot of other bike companies. my ol' specialized back in the day was this great super dark metallic green, when overcast it almost looked black, but in sunlight had a killer dark green metallic fleck to it. so yeah, i grew up lovin' the simple burly look. i'm glad moto follows this style. just a matter of personal taste is all