Motobecane Messenger Track Bike

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $795.00

Product Description

  • Wheelset: Precision sealed bearing hubs
  • Double-Butted Stainless Steel Spokes
  • Double-Wall Rims Rear Flip/Flop Hub
  • Front and Rear Aluminum Caliper Brakes Aero Brake Levers

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by shimmy a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2010

Strengths:    it looked nice when it didnt fall apart

Weaknesses:    every thing on it goes bad and amendments need to be made

Bottom Line:   
this bike sucks it couldnt keep up with all of my friends bikes. i bout it for a cheap nice ride expecting something really nice from motobecane but it turned out really bad and i regret spending time effort and money on it

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Favorite Ride:   on the road

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   bikedirect

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam5k a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2010

Strengths:    Its a really fast bike, i kept up with my friends in an all out sprint on just the first night out; and they have been riding for years.

The look and feel of this bike is amazing.

It is very light weight in my opinion.

Very easy to climb hills with. No need for an 18t cog.

Weaknesses:    The saddle is hard, as a result, you feel most of the bumps on the road.

Bottom Line:   
I got this bike for Christmas and i love it. I set it up myself, it was very easy (and this was my first road bike too). Christmas night i took it on a 7-8 mile ride and it rode great, my butt hurt a little after but that was it. On the 26th i took it on a 36-39 mile ride and had an absolute blast on it. But my butt was quite sore after words. Im in the process of looking for a nice, comfy saddle. The only problem i had with mine, besides the saddle, was that the factory mounted the brake levers too far down to be comfortable. But this was easily fixed by having a friend unrap the bars, move them up, and rerap them. I would highly recommend this bike to someone who wants a fixed gear.

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Favorite Ride:   Motobecane Messenger

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:

Bike Setup:   Stock. But i do plan on getting some nice red wheels (just for looks, the wheels on the bike are great).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fixedneve a Commuter

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2009

Strengths:    Strong wheelset, 48T Truvativ crankset that works perfectly on steep climbs, quick, free shipping (3 days), strong customer support, solid price, solid components.

Weaknesses:    Buying a bike sight-unseen is scary. Putting it together was a good challenge, but might deter most people from buying from BD.

Bottom Line:   
I'm in love with this bike. The orange color and the solid build got me from the start, but it's also very, very fast up and down hills.

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Favorite Ride:   Motobecane Messenger

Price Paid:    $349.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Vintage Peugeot steel, 1983, updated and all original parts replaced. '08 Trek 1.2, Sora components and junky aluminum.

Bike Setup:   I've still got stock everything on the bike, and it rides fine. The 16-tooth cog might be the first thing to go, as well as the seat and bar tape. Maybe I'll buy a Cateye for it, as my old Cannondale cyclometer is pretty buggy these days.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by A from Il a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2009

Strengths:    Good bike at a great price and my wife loves it.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
overall this has been a good bike for what it is. Reliable and fun to ride. It did however need a few changes. I changed the brake levers to a Shimano product just because the ones it came with were junk. The rims did need to be trued but no big deal. And the tires. Well they are junk. Like rubber coated Kleenex. I swapped them for a set of Conti Ultra Races and this thing rides great. If you buy it direct professional assembly is recommended. But all in all it is a great bike for a great price just dont plan to take it out of the box and ride it.

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Favorite Ride:   Wherever

Price Paid:    $349.00

Purchased At:   BikesDirect

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