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Old 06-06-20, 06:38 AM
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Very much enjoying my new ride, Motobecane Cafe 11 in chrome. The chromoly frame truly has a magic carpet ride.
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Just ordered one of these in black. I'm very excited to get riding again, as I haven't owned a bike in about 25 years.

Have you taken it on any gravel roads/trails, and how has it fared there?
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Old 06-26-20, 06:22 AM
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My first quality 10 speed was a '72 Motobecane Grand Record. Then I went with a full Campy LeChampion in '74. $395 for the LeChamp back then. The bike shoo even gave me custom gearing as I was racing Junior catagory. 49/52 rings and 15-24 freewheel. Bike came with Clement Paris Roubaix tires too.
Along with with the bike I bought a Lutz track suit, for all of $25. All beautiful stuff that was available back then. Wool shorts with leather chamois was the norm. Made in France, Italy, England. Quality like we will never see again.
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Old 06-27-20, 12:59 AM
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Bought me Motobecane Fat Bike 2 winter's backfire winter riding. I didn't want to spend too much $ in case I found out Winter riding wasn't my thing. Turns out Fatbiking Is fun all year long.

Good bang for the buck, I reccomend them to my friends looking for a budget bike for their kids. Bought a couple for my kids.
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Old 06-29-20, 11:05 PM
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New Motobecane owner here. I was in wish mode for a 11-34 goupset as my roadie is 11-28 and with my health issues, the extra gears would help me on inclines. I had always known about Bikes Direct but always wondered if it was a scam. couple friends confirmed that BD was legit so I took the plunge and picked up the Immortal Pro in carbon frame and fork with Ultegra R8000 and DT Swiss aero spoke wheels. $1,599 plus tax set me back $1,750 shipped. Delivery was quick. Ordered on Thursday night and arrived at my door on Sunday via Fedex.

I am hoping to catch the first ride tomorrow afternoon.

2021 Motobecane Immortal Pro
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I've been riding my Motobecane Le Champ SL Ti with Ultegra from bikesdirect for about 3 years. Love it, best bang for the buck.
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