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Old 08-15-10, 02:19 PM   #1
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Motobecane Team Track

So....I'm eyeballin' the $800 MTT offered by BD and I've searched BF for all MTT-related threads, but my computer has been compromised and makes surfing the many threads infuriatingly SLOW. The MTT looks like a good value for the bike/components/price.

I've read the MTT is like the Fuji Team Comp and the Leader 725....the latter two costs more. I have not ridden any of the three and the only reference I have to fixed-gear riding is my 2010 Soho-S....and as I've posted here before I plan to get instruction/train/ride/race(???) on the track.

What have been the experiences of owners with the MTT now that its been out for awhile....specifically the clydesdales (200lbs+) out there who are riding it on the track and street? How tall are you, what is your inseam length, and what size did you get?

I'm 6'/250lbs/32.5" inseam. It would appear the 58cm would be my size with a correct stand-over of 31.9" and about 22.4" effective top-tube length. If this works out, it looks like I'll need to sell the Soho-S and my hardtail Avalanche LE to help defray the cost when my size becomes available again.

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Old 08-16-10, 10:01 AM   #2
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I am 6'2 and I got a 56, but I wanted a large seat to bar drop for pursuit. 58 would be better for all around riding I think. I am only 165#. I found it to be very similar to a Fuji track Comp when you put it right next to it, but you are not getting DURA ACE cranks with a fuji track comp. The new fuji looks kind of cool and looks like they stepped it up to some semi aero wheels. I don't know anything about the Fuji cranks.

http://www.fujibikes.com/Fuji/files/...30d8743233.jpg

I ended up replacing the wheels, seatpost, stem and bars so basically what I was looking for was a frame with nice cranks which is what I got. keep in mind the Moto has a 49t chainring which might or might not be annoying.

have you priced out the fuji ? not sure what that ends up costing at MSRP. I overheard 850 or so but wasn't paying too much attention.
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Old 08-16-10, 01:30 PM   #3
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I was looking into the Moto Team as well, but my size (56) was actually sold out. The crankset is what got my attention, but you're right, the frame is almost identical to the fuji comp. I had also had my eye on a Felt for a while, so I ended up going with the TK3, and I love it. It's super tight and really fast and responsive. The drive train and the saddle (both felt generics) will be replaced shortly, but for now I"m loving my new toy. Only issue i have to deal with is the toe overlap. It's more than i expected, but it's fine. I was thinking about going down to a 167.5 crank arm when i switch them out, but i've only ridden on 170s and I'm not sure how much different it will feel.
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I've had the MTT for close to a year now and I love it. I'm around 5'8 or so, 160 lbs, and I got the 54. For the first couple months, I really felt like it was too small but then I adjusted and now its my favorite bike to ride. In fact, its bumped out my normal commuter and has been my daily ride-to-work bike since February. Great deal. Also, the only thing I changed on it were the tires and I've had zero problems with anything on it (so far...)
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I just ordered a 54 cm TT in White. I'm 5'11, was thinking of 56 but the top tube would have been pushing into my crotch at that point, according to my measurements and looking at my current bike.

Did you guys get a brake with yours?
Also, on the BD site, the axles appear to be hollow, are they?
Lastly, what sort of track ends did yours have? On the BD site the orange model has really ugly shaped ones, while the white ones look normal. . .
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Well, I got my bike, it fits me perfectly.

It came with THREE cogs and lockrings, but of course only one is DuraAce. The extras were a 16 and a 17. Came with a right brake lever (LAME) and a rear brake caliper.

The axles are hollow. Odd. It also has the nasty track end plate things, but I'll survive.

To the OP, I'm around 200, I haven't put a lot of miles on the bike yet, but I'd imagine it would hold up fine to your use. The only precaution I would give you is that if you're coming from a heavier steel bike, as I am, it is a bit unnerving to be going 25+ mph on something so light. I'm sure I'll adjust soon enough.

edit: bike is just about 16 lbs on the bathroom scale using 3 different methods, this includes the brake and some pedals.

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I've put 1500 miles on this bike. No issues thus far. I am 5'10" and purchased the 54CM. Fantastic bike for the money.
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