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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Motobecane Fantom Cross. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
16 reasons to buy
- Versatility is a drawcard, with the Fantom Cross being great on-road and off.
- In general, Fantom Cross component specs were considered to be excellent value.
- Fantom Cross frames are available in up to seven sizes (from 49cm to 64cm).
- After 3600 miles, a Trial owner needed only to replace a set of bearings.
- The Singlespeed Fantom Cross Uno was a low maintenance option.
- WTB Riddler tires on the Uno Pro are usually seen on more expensive bikes.
- Eyelets are provided for rear racks, while Unos also feature 3x fork bolts.
- The Fantom Cross was at home on less-technical singletrack.
- The CX3’s Tektro cantilevers and the Uno Pro’s Lyra discs were both lauded.
- Cornering was described as fast and predictable.
- Fantoms handled well and rode comfortably, with full panniers and racks.
- The Team Ti’s titanium frame was low-priced, looked great and rode well.
- A huge gear range was offered by the Fantom Cross Trail’s triple chainrings.
- Clearance permits fat 42mm tires, as long as you aren’t using fenders.
- Per geometry, a relaxed headtube and long wheelbase was stable on descents.
- Owners felt that Fantoms looked sharp, especially in Titanium.
3 reasons not to buy
- The Fantom Cross Pro’s aluminum frame could be jouncy on the judder.
- Velo UltraLite Racing saddles were considered uncomfortable by several riders.
- Some owners thought that the stock 420mm handlebar was too narrow.