Motobecane Le Champion Ti and Carbon with SRAM eTap offers amazing value

Special limited run of Le Champion road bikes are SRAM eTap wireless equipped at a bargain price.

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The Le Champion Titanium Inferno has a titanium frame and is kitted with a full SRAM Red eTap wireless drivetrain and will be available for $3199.

The Le Champion Titanium Inferno has a titanium frame and is kitted with a full SRAM Red eTap wireless drivetrain and will be available for $3199 (click to enlarge).

Motobecane has made quite a name for themselves by producing some of the most affordable bikes with really good components spec. Sold exclusively online, their cut-out-the-middleman approach allows them to offer their bicycles (road, tri, mountain, commuter, casual, womens) at amazing prices. This tradition continues with the announcement of two new road bikes for the 2017 model year.

Motobecane USA has a new titanium and aero carbon road bike for this year and both versions are kitted with SRAM’s eTap wireless drivetrain. These are not yet listed on their website and there is only a limited number being produced.

Motobecane Le Champion Titanium Inferno

The Le Champion Titanium Inferno has a full SRAM red eTap drivetrain with Ritchey WCS components and Mavic Ksyrium Elite Black 25 Wheels. Motobecane lists the full MSRP value at $7900 and the special “Early Promo” pricing is an amazing $3199. That is for a complete bike with ti frame and SRAM eTap gruppo.

The  Le Champion CF Inferno has an aero carbon frame and is kitted with full SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset and will be available for $2999.

The Le Champion CF Inferno has an aero carbon frame and is kitted with full SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset and will be available for $2999 (click to enlarge).

Motobecane Le Champion CF Inferno

The Le Champion CF Inferno is a carbon framed aero model with what Motobecane calls their AP2X Kamm section aero technology tubing. It also has a full SRAM red eTap drivetrain with Ritchey components and Mavic Ksyrium Elite Black 25 Wheels. Motobecane lists the full MSRP value at $7495 and the special “Early Promo” pricing is an amazing $2999. That is for a complete bike with carbon aero frame and SRAM eTap gruppo.

Changing the game. Again.

Changing the game. Again (click to enlarge).

For the mountain bikers out there, Motobecane is also working on a model called the HAL6 mountain bike with a four bar linkage design with a lowered chainstay pivot that provides 6 inches of rear travel. This bike will be fitted with a SRAM Eagle groupset and will no doubt, also be an incredible value.

As anyone can see, these two bikes offer an amazing value considering the cost of a SRAM Red eTap groupset itself is about $3000.

For more info or to order the Motobecane Le Champion Titanium Inferno with SRAM Red eTap, visit https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/road_bikes/ti-road-bikes-sram-e-tap-etap.htm.

For more info or to order the Motobecane Le Champion CF Inferno with SRAM Red eTap, visit https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/road_bikes/sram-etap-roadbikes-lechampcfinferno.htm.

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Portolla Valley roads. Besides being an avid cyclist, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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Comments:

  • Conscience of a Conservative says:

    sounds like an ad

  • froze says:

    That would be a great bike to buy for anyone interested in getting a quality TI frame that owners have praised…but there is a hitch…Bikes Direct customer service is all but lacking, so if you have a warranty issue well good luck in getting it fixed. Bikes Direct use to send the warranty part but the buyer was responsible for the labor, now I’ve heard you can’t even get them to respond; this problem with their customer service is very well known on cycling forums. If Bikes Direct wants to sell these nice Motobecane TI bikes, and they are nice, I’ve actually ridden an earlier one several times, then they need to step up their customer service in a very dramatic and huge way.

  • CMP says:

    I wonder whether “froze” is speaking from personal experience or making claims based only what s/he has “heard.” I had a quite a good experience with BD’s customer service recently. I ordered a bike and, while it was in shipment, found something else and decided to return the BD bike. lt was all handled in a very professional, efficient and friendly manner by the BD customer service people.

  • Dave says:

    First: You forgot to mention that they are one of the very few brands of bike in steel, carbon alloy and titanium on the market. Most others offer alloy and/or carbon only.

    Second: I’ve ridden a Motobecane Mirage S for a year and I love it. It’s been an amazing bike for long days (6 hours +) in the saddle. It’s definitely the best bike I’ve ever ridden and I’ve ridden some “nice” bikes. While I have made some minor changes, pedals, saddle, it’s a very nice bike out of the box easily comparable to alloy bikes I’ve ridden that were five or more times the price. I honestly feel like I paid for a premium alloy frame and got the rest as a bonus. I have been steered to Motobecane and unless they change drastically I will not consider wasting thousands on another brand ever again.

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