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Motobecane 27.5 PLUS Boost FS Mountain Bikes on Sale at bikesdirect.com ($300 - $600 off)

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Bikes Direct [bikesdirect.com] is having a sale on their HAL Boost 27.5PLUS full suspension bikes that have aluminum frames and great components. Everyone has an opinion on the Motobecane bikes but you can't touch a bike with these components at these prices (RS Pike Forks, RS Monarch Shocks, XT/RD components). You can search reviews online - I found the following site [mtbr.com] which had some good information. I've been waiting for these to drop in price and jumped on the Hal Boost Pro.

There are four bikes on sale with $300 - $600 off (link provided for detailed specs):

Hal Boost Pro (link [bikesdirect.com]) - 1x11 with Shimano XT rear derailleur and Shimano XT brakes.
Link to detailed specs [bikesdirect.com].
Sale $1699 ($2299 Regular Price)

HAL Boost ELITE GX (link [bikesdirect.com]) - 1x11 with SRAM RD-GX rear derailleur and SRAM brakes.
Link to detailed specs [bikesdirect.com].
Sale $1699 ($1999 Regular Price)

Hal Boost COMP (link [bikesdirect.com]) - 2x11 with Shimano derailleurs and SRAM brakes.
Link to detailed specs [bikesdirect.com].
Sale $1699 ($1999 Regular Price)

Hal Boost Team SRAM Eagle (link [bikesdirect.com]) - 1x12 with SRAM Eagle rear derailleur and Shimano XT brakes.
Link to detailed specs [bikesdirect.com].
Sale $2399 ($2699 Regular Price)
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This website is trustworthy?
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This website is trustworthy?
I've bought about 5 bikes over the years from BikesDirect. Standup company. Their website is GARBAGE and I hate it, but their price point and quality is top-notch. They shipped a bike with the wrong color to me once for my girlfriend, offered me either a free swap, or a big discount if I was cool with keeping the wrong color. Rode a motobecane 400HT for years as my daily driver, little to no maintence or issues with the bike whatsoever.
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I've bought about 5 bikes over the years from BikesDirect. Standup company. Their website is GARBAGE and I hate it, but their price point and quality is top-notch. They shipped a bike with the wrong color to me once for my girlfriend, offered me either a free swap, or a big discount if I was cool with keeping the wrong color. Rode a motobecane 400HT for years as my daily driver, little to no maintence or issues with the bike whatsoever.
Very nice! Looking for a commuter bike now. Not sure where to start but this site is definitely affordable! Thanks.
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Purchased a bike from them about 8 years ago, good to see their website design hasn't changed! Still have that bike and it's been my daily commuter the last few years.
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Aren't these bikes always on "sale"?
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Very nice! Looking for a commuter bike now. Not sure where to start but this site is definitely affordable! Thanks.
These definitely are not commuter bikes. Unless you work near a trail. Way overkill for commuting. You are better off with a hybrid or road bike. More efficient
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Aren't these bikes always on "sale"?
Yes, but these are discounted further from the regular sale price.
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These definitely are not commuter bikes. Unless you work near a trail. Way overkill for commuting. You are better off with a hybrid or road bike. More efficient
Never over kill. Depends on your price budget. These bikes are more fun and capable in any circumstance.

I ride my mountain bikes street or dirt. Overall safer... You can grip the road better, overcome debris, capable of going up and down curbs etc...
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Very nice! Looking for a commuter bike now. Not sure where to start but this site is definitely affordable! Thanks.
Those linked bikes would suck for a commute over 5 miles. I commuted 12 miles one way for almost 2 years. Sometimes would take my mtn bike to meet up with friends at trails along the route. Those days sucked until I got to the trails at end of day. So much wasted effort in suspension bounce even with lock out. Upright position was miserable riding into the wind. Only one real hand placement made hands numb. Big, loud tires would slow you instantly when you stopped pedaling. Top speed was hard to reach and maintain. On a mtn bike my commute went up about 10 minutes from what was usually around a 40 minute ride.

Base it on your commute. Distance? What kind of roads, gravel? paved? dirt? trail? I went for a cross bike with road tires and fenders, if all weather commuter. Mine was 12 miles, all road with very few stops. I could see mtb for under 5, urban with lots of curb jumping, debris or off road short cuts.

Bikes Direct have been around years. I've never bought from them, but friends have. Good value.
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Those linked bikes would suck for a commute over 5 miles. I commuted 12 miles one way for almost 2 years. Sometimes would take my mtn bike to meet up with friends at trails along the route. Those days sucked until I got to the trails at end of day. So much wasted effort in suspension bounce even with lock out. Upright position was miserable riding into the wind. Only one real hand placement made hands numb. Big, loud tires would slow you instantly when you stopped pedaling. Top speed was hard to reach and maintain. On a mtn bike my commute went up about 10 minutes from what was usually around a 40 minute ride.

Base it on your commute. Distance? What kind of roads, gravel? paved? dirt? trail? I went for a cross bike with road tires and fenders, if all weather commuter. Mine was 12 miles, all road with very few stops. I could see mtb for under 5, urban with lots of curb jumping, debris or off road short cuts.

Bikes Direct have been around years. I've never bought from them, but friends have. Good value.
Hey thanks for the tips. My commute will be under 5 miles and purely urban. No hills or dirt at all, also no curb jumping hah. I do want one where I can ride on the weekends and get a little exercise as well. Any recommendations?
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Hey thanks for the tips. My commute will be under 5 miles and purely urban. No hills or dirt at all, also no curb jumping hah. I do want one where I can ride on the weekends and get a little exercise as well. Any recommendations?
a <300$ for commute (hybrid or comfort bike)

any of these FS bikes for fun.
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They cant invest a few bucks for a better site? Sh%% looks like something from the 90s.
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This website is trustworthy?
no it is inanimate
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Aren't these bikes always on "sale"?
yes...
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