LeMond Bicycles 2008 Poprad Cyclocross Bike

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

2008 model of the LeMond Poprad cyclocross bike. Bontrager Race wheels, Ultegra/105 drivetrain with Bontrager Race Lite crank.


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Justin Deardorff a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2009

Strengths:    Steel! Don't be a weight weenie. Cross top levers are great. Nice groupset

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any yet, though the stock tires aren't my fav

Bottom Line:   
This is a review for an '08 model, though I couldn't select it in the list. I was torn between a cross bike and a road bike, and I'm very glad I went with the cross bike. The roads around here would have shredded a roady, and I'm not easy on bikes, so some beefier components are a plus. Overall, this bike has great road feel, a more upright riding position, and is pretty damn durable. I've done some light trail riding with it too (mostly cut-throughs to roads) and it handles it all very well. Solid build, good components, and decent price. Love it.

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Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Trek Store

Similar Products Used:   Tested several other road bikes at the shop

Bike Setup:   Full stock except with Panaracer T-Serv Tires for general city/road riding in the Summer.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris a Commuter

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2008

Strengths:    steel is real. Great ride.

Weaknesses:    broken fork...

Bottom Line:   
Love it!

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Favorite Ride:   street

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   emerys cyclery

Similar Products Used:   lots

Bike Setup:   Brooks Team Pro saddle, Vicious Cycles steel fork, Crank Bros. Mallet pedals, Panaracer Pasela TG 700x35 tires, Salsa Cromo stem. Converted to 1x10 gearing.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bgood a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2008

Strengths:    Smooth ride. Comfortable riding position.

Weaknesses:    1. Must change to lower and wider gear spacing or it really isn't suitable for hills. 2. Many shops don't realize that the cantilever brakes must be toed in toward the rear (toward the oncoming rim) to get power and to avoid fork shudder.

Bottom Line:   
The 08 Poprad is the most comfortable road ride I've ever experienced. On rough roads or rough bike paths it is just great - much better than my carbon fiber Trek road bike and only a bit slower. No single track experience with it yet.

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Favorite Ride:   Road and Rails to Trailss

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   River City Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Trek carbon fiber road bike.
Titanium rigid mountain bike with fast tires.


Bike Setup:   Cantilever brakes. Wide spaced chain rings and wide spaced rear cluster, Terry Buzz-off seat, Crank Brothers pedals, Continental 4 Season tires 700x28 with liners 90 to 95 lbs (I'm 6'2" 195lbs and ride the XL frame).



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2008 Poprad

I just saw one at my LBS and it really is lovely. White with pretty decals, a new (Trek) fork and NO more disc brakes. Is it the same frame and tubing as last season? Does anyone know it is offered as just a frame and fork? I don't need any crummy Bontrager parts ATMO. xxoo MeRead More »

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