Motobecane Fantom Comp Reviews


Motobecane Fantom Comp

Avg Rating: (5.00 out of 5) 6 gear reviews
MSRP: $1295.00
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Shimano XT 27Spd RapidRise, Deore RapidFire Pod Shifters, Deore TopSwing/TopPull Front Derailleur, Kinesium X6Series Double-butted Aluminum frame, RockShox TORA 289 fork (UTURN travel adjust 85-130mm), Avid Mechanical Disc BB5 Brake Calipers front/rear (IS Mount), 160mm Avid Disc Rotors (6 bolt), Avid SpeedDial5 Levers, WTB SpeedDisc Wheels (32fr/32r WTB Spokes), ShimanoHG 11-32 9spd Cassette, KMCZ9000 chain, TruVativ Isoflow Cranks 44t/32t/22t, TruVativ Sealed BB, WTB SpeedV Saddle, WTB DualCompound grips, Ritchey SingleButted 6061T6 Aluminum Bar, Ritchey Comp 6 deg Threadless 1 1/8 Stem /Headset, Ritchey Comp Seatpost 27.2x350mm, Panaracer FireXC Pro 26x2.1 tires, Presta valve tubes.

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WarChariot on July 1, 2014
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Model/Year: 2006

Pros: Spirited climber, nimble, light

Cons: Nope.

Recommendation: The Fantom Comp is right at home in tight, twisty singletrack and can eat up some technical trails too. The Kinesis frame is very very light. A very nimble bike for the price.

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tcarbone on May 11, 2011
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Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Price...Price...Price...Very solid feel, somewhat light frame,great components as is. Handling is superb and controlled.

Cons: Motobecane controversy and bike snobs. V-brake bosses.

Recommendation: Perfect for entry to intermediate. Good base for some upgrades. Overall good value for price. Mount the right tires for your terrain. Tora U turn solo or Reba would make this bike even sweeter with hydraulic brakes but, then that would be the fantom comp. But, probably only noticible to experienced riders. Wheels have taken the abuse of a 230lb rider. BB5's are nice and better than the Tektro Aquilas IMO.

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Guest on June 12, 2009
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Pros: love it bought 2. the prices is crazy low.just review the components and you'll see the value here

Cons: pedals

Recommendation: i have the "trail" and the "comp" both came in 4 days and great shape

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Guest on September 12, 2008
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Pros: A great all around MTB with a solid frame.

Cons: None yet

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cmani727 on May 31, 2008
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Pros: Bike has been good so far. Solid components from the deore to the rock shock dart3 w/ lock out and avid disc brakes. Took it into a LBS to have it tuned up and checked and they said it was a solid bike.

Cons: Nothing as of yet,

Recommendation: Good bike for the money. Bought mine for under 600.

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mountainmat on October 25, 2007
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Pros: Affordable (paid 695), good components, pretty light, avid disc brakes

Cons: no lockout on Tora fork would have been nice, seat

Recommendation: Really enjoy riding this bike, its taken everything I have thrown at it, I like the Deore components and the Avid disc brakes, sadly I bent the seat on my first fall which was kind of sad and I would really enjoy a lockout for the long climbs. All together its a great start out cross country bike for less than $700.

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Motobecane Fantom Comp 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.