Motobecane Century Team Road Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $2799.00

Product Description

Shimano Dura-Ace 10, Kinesium Area51 Tubing with Carbon Rear Stays, Ritchey Pro OCR DS Aero Wheelset, Ritchey Pro Bar, Stem and Seatpost

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User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2008

Strengths:    dura-ace drive train, price

Bottom Line:   
I bought this carbon frame, triple crank bike to ride on 100-200 mile tours and so far have been quite impressed. Drive train is great and rest of components are solid mid-range-or-better.

Still getting used to the feel of carbon, which seems to dampen some of my energy on long flat stretches.

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

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2004

Strengths:    Light, fast, the Area 51 tubing is cool and different. Like the carbon rear stays. Component group is awsome. Dura Ace 10 really rocks!!

Weaknesses:    The paint quality isn't near as good as on my Motobecane Fly. Lots of imperfections. These don't affect the ride, though.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this bike on the the strength of my past experience with Bikesdirect and my prior purchase of a Motobecane Fly mountain bike. The customer service at Bikesdirect was fine with good communication and fast shipping. The assembly was straightforward with only some minor annoyances, such as not having the correct washers to connect the brake to the front fork. The rear wheel was out of true and required a quick trip to my local bike shop. Once assembled, the bike immediately showed its strengths--its fast, comfortable and seems to glide over the rough roads. Until now, I wasn't a fan of compact geometry, but this bike has changed my mind. I'm 6'2" and purchased A 60CM which works with a 100mm stem. Be advised that Motobecane specs their frames long so if you normally ride a 61 or 62cm you should be ok.

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Favorite Ride:   away from the office

Price Paid:    $1895.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Fuji Team, EPX303.

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace 10, Thomson post, Easton carbon bar, Sella Flite saddle, ITM stem.

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I am going to tackle the STP in July this year and am shooting for a one day ride. I currently am a bike commuter, so putting in about 25 miles a week already, but am about to start ramping up with my trainer. Looking to join a team or put one together for drafting and potentially training sessi ... Read More »

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new to the boards, century team purchase

whats up guys, I was thinking that I would start posting now as my bike is in route. I currently ride an old schwinn that I picked up for 30 bucks on craigs list. I added some new rims and tires and modern crank thanks to the truvative american to euro adapter. I work at a dealership so I had o ... Read More »

FS:Merckx Century 57cm TSX - Team Kelme

Offering my Merckx for sale to the forum before i put it up in the classifieds. The frame is in very good condition. There are a few small paint chips but most have been touched up, and all is perfectly straight. I will let it go for $625 (frame, fork and Chorus headset, only) free shipping. ... Read More »

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