Motobecane Immortal Spirit Road Bike

4.48/5 (29 Reviews)
MSRP : $3295.00

Product Description

  • 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 Speedfreak a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 27, 2016

    Strengths:    Smooth shifting and riding. No problem to take on 50 mile bike ride (no fatigue). As with any bike, it depends on the power quality of the engine. This bike will crank when you need it to and is nice to have on those >mile relatively steep climbs (>8%). Excellent bike on a calm day and <35 mph.

    Weaknesses:    Bike is more difficult to handlel at higher downhill speeds (>35mph) and can feel more unstable when subject to swirling or cross-winds of >10-15 mph. Definitely a "white knuckles" ride on a windy day and going downhill at 40+ mph, especially for a rider <170 lbs. Riding without hands is not going to happen with ease, as it does on my older steel Univega Modo Vivere.

    Bottom Line:   
    First time carbon frame purchase. Have used for approx. 500 miles. I like and enjoy the bike, the geometry, the weight, the components and the ride ( 40mph) on a windy day can make for a tight grip and an interesting and very focused ride (for those long speedy downhills). This is a great and solid bike for most all riding. Crisp shifting, smooth ride, quiet, great on long/short climbs. Anyone not regularly hitting 35+mph on their rides will love this bike. It just requires more focused attention and control when doing 40+ for more than a few seconds (with the original Ritchey Protocol wheels). Just alter your ride to stay away from the steep downhills on windy days. Changing out the stock wheels may make a big difference. You will NOT be disappointed with the Immortal Spirit. The slight negative does not warrant downgrading from a 5 overall rating.

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    Favorite Ride:   One that includes 30+mph

    Price Paid:    $650.00

    Purchased At:   Craigslist - Worcest

    Similar Products Used:   Steel Univega Modo Vivere with Campy Mirage and Veloce components.

    Bike Setup:   2009 Moto Immortal Spirit with Dura Ace 7800 setup

    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 ridiculous!!!

    Weaknesses:    None...for now

    Bottom Line:   
    Since Summer 2010, rode more than 4,000 miles on 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

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    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

    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

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