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Motobecane Mulekick Pro CX & Omni Strada Owners

Old 10-01-17, 09:57 PM
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Motobecane Mulekick Pro CX & Omni Strada Owners


I saw this and Iím really tempted to pick one up, and not just because of the striking red paint job. It comes with a full SRAM Force 1 groupset which is a sub $1100 groupset on its own, and the entire bike cost ~$1500. While I wasnít considering running a 1x system, this seems like quite the deal and Iíd gladly use this to try my hands at 1x.

I have not heard many negatives regarding the Omni-Strada, which is what the frame is based off, however I wanted to know about the tire clearance. Bikesdirect says that itíll fit a 45c tire but I want to know how accurate this is. The the Omni Strada comes with 40c Nano tires so I know those fit, however Iíve never actually seen how much clearance the bike has.

So, if anyone owns/owned an Omni Strada and can comment on tire clearance itíd be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-12-17, 07:11 AM
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I have an Omni Strada Expert and love it. The 40c tires that come on it seem to fit easily. But, I have not tried 45c. I think they would fit, but can't say for sure. I can say that I have not been disappointed in the bike at all. I love it. I used it on a 50 mile group road ride last Saturday and kept up easily, averaging 17-18mph. Yet, I can still take it off road. It really excels on gravel roads. I just drop the tire pressure in the Nanos from 60psi down to about 35psi and it's ready to tackle just about any road. An added bonus, anywhere I take it I get complements. It is a "bad looking" bike. I think the Motobecane Mulekick CX PRO you are considering looks even better. Good luck.
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Its very good looking bike for a very good price, but those handlebars.
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That mulekick looks like a really good deal. had I not bought my salsa......
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I own the Motobecane Omni Strada Comp. Purchased it from BikesDirect. The specs say that it will fit up to 45c tires and 1.75" 29er tires if they can be found. I'm happy with the stock WTB Nano 40c tires. I've rode over 600 miles on it since March. I like this bike better than my road bikes, but I don't ride it as much because I have to drive over an hour to get to rail trails.

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1,000 miles so far on my Omni Strada Pro no problems. The FSA Gossamer crank has been surprisingly solid. The FSA crank on my fantom CX with the pinch bolt was problematic so I replaced it with a Shimano 105 with a Dura Ace BB. The Omni Strada rolls over numerous cattleguards and other obstacles found on rural county gravel roads and is fast enough on the paved sections. The only modification was installing MTB clipless pedals. The MTB rims with the WTB 700x40 tires make a big difference in riding comfort when the road gets rough. I have been pleased with this bike.
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I had the Turino Team (destroyed in a crash) which is also the same frame, I believe. 45s would fit in the frame.

Note: the frame is extremely basic on these bikes: round tubes, no frills, straight head tube, minimal shaping on the stays etc. This is unsurprising given the price they're charging. Also, this frame flexes noticeably out of the saddle. Actually, it's just about the flexy-est frame I've ever owned. This isn't necessarily a bad thing given the intended purpose of the bike.
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