Motobecane Sprint Tour Road Bike

4.88/5 (16 Reviews)
MSRP : $1899.00

Product Description

Shimano Ultegra STI 27 Speed Shifters, 27 Spd Ultegra front and rear derailleurs, Shimano Ultegra Octalink Hollowforged Triple Crankset and Bottom Bracket, Shimano Ultegra Brake Calipers, 7005 series Double Butted Aluminum Frame with High Modulus Carbon Fiber Monostay, Ritchey OCR PRO Deep Section Aero Rim Wheelset, M-Wings Comp Bar, Stem and MicroJust Seatpost

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

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2011

Bottom Line:   
why do u have to replace the rim tape before using. is it crappy tape or will i get a flat?

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Favorite Ride:   saguaro national park

Price Paid:    $1950.00

Purchased At:   bikes direct

Similar Products Used:   N/A

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

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2010

Strengths:    Great components. Ultegra and SRAM, carbon seat stays and fork.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I ordered the bike from BikesDirect. The LBS had way overpriced bikes, and after looking at the specs of the Sprint, I purchased. I've read some of the reviews about getting fitted. Sure, it's important, but there are sites that will calculate your fit. I'm not willing to pay a premium to have the LBS push an overpriced bike that had the seat adjusted. I can do that myself.
The bike assembly took less than 20 minutes and the bike ride was smooth and straight. No extra tuning was required.
Shipping was incredibly fast and the bike arrived without any damage to the box.

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Favorite Ride:   Sprint

Price Paid:    $999.00

Purchased At:   BikesDirect

Similar Products Used:   Marin

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Slorigami7 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2009

Strengths:    The whole bike is very well put together, everything seems to have been assembled with care, not just slapped together. The frame is nice and stiff, yet the whole bike is very light and fast. It handles really well and is stable, yet very manueverable. The components are a good match and work very well together. All in all, the way everything comes together is it's greatest strength.

Weaknesses:    The seat is hard and didn't fit me well.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is the current 2009 blue version on the BD website.If you are ready to step up to a quality bike but are unwilling to pay $ 2500+ for a "name brand" this bike is for you ! This bike has hooked me on road riding. The frame is stiff when you get up on the pedals and crank, yet is forgiving when you hit road imperfections and such. It's stable at high speeds and handles like a dream. Mine weighs 19lbs ready to ride. The Shifting is slick and quiet with a good spread of ratios in case you need to climb some big hills. The wheels are smooth and stiff, and the bearings are so smooth that they just seem to spin forever. Nice looking paint, beautiful welds, nice components, All in all this bike is a great deal.

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Favorite Ride:   Local Mountains

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Bikes Direct

Similar Products Used:   Older Schwinn 12 speed bike, and test rode a Specialized Allez. Lots of crappy low end stuff mostly though.

Bike Setup:   Completely stock. FSA carbon triple crankset, Ultegra group, Ritchey post, stem and bar. Cane Creek SCR3 brakes, CC headset, Vuelta XRP pro SL wheelset, Kenda tires, etc.

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

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2009

Strengths:    Workmanship, can't find a thing wrong with it.

Weaknesses:    The kendra tires have me a bit nervous, lots of reported blowouts on these

Bottom Line:   
2009 bike

I just got this in and can't say enough about the manner in which the transaction was handled and the condition of the bike when it got here (2 days from order to receipt of the bike).

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Favorite Ride:   Natchez Pkwy

Price Paid:    $1195.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   None, I'm a newbie

Bike Setup:   Setup up myself, going through the adjustments as I get more into the sport.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by seagram_99 a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2008

Strengths:    Great drive train components. The Tektra brakes are a bit weak but are acceptable.

Weaknesses:    The Kenda Kontender tires are horrible: unresponsive on turns (I almost ran into a tree in a race) and blow out often

Bottom Line:   
I was very skeptical purchasing a bike sight unseen, but it seemed too good to pass up. After six months, it is a great bike: it is relatively light, has great components, and rides smoothly without a sound. The frame geometry is very similar to a Trek.

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Favorite Ride:   Any in daylight

Price Paid:    $895.00

Purchased At:   BikesDirect

Bike Setup:   Specialized Armadillos replaced the Kontenders

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