Motobecane Immortal Spirit Road Bike

4.46/5 (28 Reviews)
MSRP : $3295.00


Product Description

Specifications:
  • Shimano Dura-Ace STI 20 Speed Crankset, Brakeset, Front and Rear Derailleurs
  • High Modulus Carbon Fiber Monocoque frameset, AeroCarbon SL fork with Carbon Steerer (345g)
  • Ritchey WCS Protocol Wheelset (1350g), Ritchey WCS Bar, WCS Stem and Carbon Seatpost.
  • Total Weight: 16.5 pounds.


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Matt Reeves a Triathlete

    Date Reviewed: December 2, 2013

    Strengths:    Lightweight, Stiff, Confortable, Stable, Great value

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I have now owned 2 Immortal Spirits. The first - also my first Carbon Monocoque instead of lugged - was destroyed in a bike vs. car accident around 15k miles. I immediately (after I healed) ordered a new frame from Bikes Direct. This one is the second gen., I just clicked over 4K on it. Slightly bigger downtube and beefier BB area. Love it. Goes like a rocket, stiff but comfortable. I am 225lbs and still this thing just flies. My 61 cm with full DA weighs in at a scant 16.25 lbs but is still rock solid on descents. I ride a Litespeed Tuscany for my century+ rides but even then I do not find this one to be too harsh. It just eats up miles and wants you to go faster. I am not a good enough rider to push this thing past its limits, it always wants more.

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    Favorite Ride:   Olympic draft legal Triathlons

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Bikes Direct

    Similar Products Used:   99 Trek OCLV; 02 Look KG 381; 01 Litespeed Tuscany; 73 Motobecane Mirage; 02 Felt SRD

    Bike Setup:   Full Dura Ace 7800, FSA integrated carbon stem/handlebars, Time carbon fork, Thomson seatpost, ceramic upgrade BB and jockey wheels, DA 7801 tubeless wheels, hutchinson atom tubeless road tires


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Charlie Tierrax

    Date Reviewed: July 23, 2012

    Strengths:    This bike is like a Porsche GT3 on two wheels! It's fast, lightweight, top Dura Ace/FSA components...and the price...is ridiculous!!!

    Weaknesses:    None...for now

    Bottom Line:   
    Since Summer 2010, rode more than 4,000 miles on it...no flaws...tire replaced by same brand...still riding as first day!!! Recommended to anyone...otheer riders looked at " WTF is this..."


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Miquel a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: May 8, 2012

    Strengths:    Price---Awesome from BikesDirect $2000
    Super Lightweight Bike with Crisp Performance, climbs like a beast!
    Impeccable Finish
    High Quality Components
    Minimal assembly required
    Plenty of Carbon Spacers of different heights for perfect height adjustment
    FSA Cranks
    Perfect Gearing pairing with the 59/34 front and 11/28 rear
    Solid Seat Post and Clamp--No Issues


    Weaknesses:    Pedals included are average, not really a weakness

    Bottom Line:   
    Is there anything else comparable in this price range? This is a super bargain. Sizes are similar to other bikes, simple to order and delivery was less than 2 days.

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    Price Paid:    $2000.00

    Purchased At:   Bikesdirect.com

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Trek, Fuji

    Bike Setup:   Dura-Ace


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nate a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2012

    Strengths:    Very Light but sturdy, with premium components. Sizing is standard. Paid 2000 from Bikes Direct.com.

    DuraAce components and the Mavic wheelset, unprecedented performance in a ride for this price. Shipping was cheap and took 4 days. Look online for great deals before you hand a pile of cash over to a dealer.


    Weaknesses:    Mavic Registration information was not included with the shipment, I.E. Product ID Number, which is required to purchase the insurance from Mavic.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great product for low cost. If you know your measurements and size needed this is not a gamble. Easy to set up or have a local shop set it up. Either way this bike is super.

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    Price Paid:    $2000.00

    Purchased At:   Bikes Direct.com



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by skcyclist a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: April 22, 2011

    Strengths:    quality, affordability

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought a MB Le Champ and Immortal Ice in 2007. Le Champ had about 25,000 miles when the frame cracked and the Ice has over 20K miles and still running great. Matt at BD gave me a new Immortal carbon frame and fork for $450 (about $245 discount) to replace cracked frame. Will swap over parts from Le Champ to Immortal and be good to go. Excellent service from Matt and BD. Great bikes too, at best prices.

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    Favorite Ride:   Santa Barbara-Carpinteria-Lake Casitas

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   BikesDirect

    Similar Products Used:   Trek Madone, Giant compact, Schwinn

    Bike Setup:   Immortal Ice with Dura Ace (from Le Champ) New Immortal en route will be equipped with Ultegra SL from Immortal Ice.



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