Sunday, February 21, 2010

Motobecane Fantom 29 Two Year Review

Well I have been riding the Fantom 29 for 2 years now. Since the 18 month review I have had no problems at all. The bike continues to perform well.

I have noticed that I have not been riding the Fantom 29 as much as last year. It has been due to the rain we have been getting here. I usually mountain bike ride on Sunday mornings and road bike ride most other days. It seems there has been a lot of rain on Sunday mornings or late Saturday night to make the trails too muddy. Also this winter we have had record snow. I like riding the Fantom 29 in the snow, but we have had 3 greater than 20 inch snow storms this winter and that is too much snow to plow through. Once it melts it also keeps a muddy mess for a long time. I am going to have to step it up!

Below is a summary of the 2 years. I am way overdue on the 50 ride maintenance. The bike has been performing well. My most pressing need is probably to degrease the chain. I will try to perform the maintenance before spring.

March 15, 2008 Loose Bottle cage holder
March 22, 2008 31.8 miles Flat Tire
March 23, 2008 Chainstay nicks
August 02, 2008 Bent Derailleur Hanger
August 11, 2008 203.6 miles Flat Tire
October 05 2008 285 miles Flat Rear Tire

Normal chain lube after every 2 to 3 rides
Adjusted brakes to compensate for wear a couple of times
25 ride PM on September 06, 2008

Riding Statistics
Number of Rides: 59 (I did 38 year 1 and only 21 year 2)
Mileage : 609.4 (405.3 miles in year 1, only 204.1 miles in year 2)
Average mileage: 10.3 miles per ride
Longest Ride: 35.2 miles Blue Marsh Lake

1 comment:

BigWheels said...

Congrats on the 2 years.. I've had my fantom 29 pro sl for exactly 4 months and 11 days and have put 350 miles on it. Last month was almost all road riding in preparation for the Tour de Cure century.. and this weekend Im putting the bike to the test with a 6 hour mtb race.. fun!