• 06-20-2008
    Rev2S
    Which bike Fantom Trail or 700HT?
    Hi. First post here and mountain bike newb. I am looking into a new mb on bikesdirect and am trying to decide between the Fantom Trail and 700HT. I look on the Motobecane website and it doesn't list the Fantom Trail as one of their models. They list the Comp and Elite. Any reason why? Which has better components the Fantom Trail or 700HT?

    Thanks!

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...om_trail08.htm
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...cane_700HT.htm
  • 06-20-2008
    xocomaox
    The Fantom Trail has better components for sure. The bikes on Bikesdirect are priced very well and the more you spend almost always equates to better stuff. Since you say you are a noob, you could get away with buying the 700HT and be happy, but the Trail offers better components and it will be noticeable in the long run.

    I wouldn't look at the motobecane-usa website, it's dated and not maintained. Bikesdirect is the real website. Good luck on your purchase.
  • 06-24-2008
    Rev2S
    Great! thanks for your reply.
  • 06-24-2008
    jacob300zx
    honestly i would buy the most you could afford off their site
  • 06-27-2008
    Rev2S
    Just purchased the new Fantom Trail from Ebay. Looking forward to getting it soon...:D