Klein 1999 Mantra Pro Full Suspension Bike

DESCRIPTION

1999 Klein Mantra Pro, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Mountain Mix components, Answer Manitou SX Ti, 3.15" travel fork

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-10 of 21  
[Apr 20, 2020]
snwnwndhdosla


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Honestly i absolutely love it, it looks stunning in blue koi and the design is just so different, it gets looks everywhere it goes. It’s very light and easy to transport. I got it only a few weeks ago as i thought it would be fun to have a vintage mtb and it was one of the best decisions i have ever made

Weakness:

I’ve had a couple of odd moments with the gears but noting too bad

Price Paid:
2500
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
1999
[Jul 17, 2003]
david hayes
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

cool paint job very lite 25lbs klimbs ok when its not skipping gears

Weakness:

front shock sucks to change front shock have to order reducer to use 1 and 1/8 because uses 1 and 1/4 steer tube
not a very fast bike and drains all your energy.

i bought this bike because of looks and weight but this bike sucks tride to change front shock but found out that in order to change i needed a reducer fine but but after 3 weeks of searching foun out that only one place hase a reducer in germany and they wanted a bank transfer in euro money to pay for it about 165.00 americn dollars just to beable to switch over i decided not worth puting money into because of the ride stinks did not enjoy the ride since i had it it skips gears when ever i go up hill or hit a root took it back to the bike shop after every ride and it just got worse the bike store replaced the chain cassete,and derailer but it still did the same thing i got to the point where i did not want to ride because of the bike so took it bake bought a lees expensive bike a jammis daxar sport witch i love no problems at all i now enjoy riding again. i will never buy a klien again. do not buy this bike no matter what

Similar Products Used:

trek y3 and jammis dakar sport

[Jan 07, 2002]
Glenn
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Climbs like a scared squirrel.
Comfort for epic rides.
Simplicity.

Weakness:

Headset (funky proprietary design that requires custom tools to replace).
Twitchy at speed. Steep headset angle makes steering responsive at low speeds, but things get scary during high-speed technical runs.

This has been my main bike for 2 1/2 years now -- over 3000 miles logged.

This is a great bike for XC riders more concerned about distance and vertical feet than downhill speed. You can spend the whole day in the saddle without fatigue.

Oh yeah, since you need to sit down while riding this bike, get a comfortable seat!

Overall it's a great bike but I gotta knock off a chili for the headset and twitchy geometry.

Similar Products Used:

98 Mantra Race

[Jul 24, 2001]
Irish Mud

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Makes for a great mechanism to contribute to the heat death of the universe.

Weakness:

Does nothing for your form, time, speed, or pocket-book. However, it may make you feel like a better rider because it looks so DIFFERENT.

Wiggles like a rubber-band under power. I seriously don't understand why everyone here applaudes this design. It was actually designed to get "bicycle uneducated" doctors and lawyers to kick down some serious cash for a strange looking and poor performing ride. How many do you see on the pro circuit? The uneasy feeling of frame stretch should have warned you that this was a gimmick bike. Try another design and pay close attention to the energy you retained during the ride.

P.S. Paying a ton for something does not make it better, and cute welds (that are ground!) do not make up for a poor design. You have all been suckered.

Similar Products Used:

All suspension frames made.

[Jul 22, 1999]
yoda
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Climbing ability (like a goat!)
light weight
awesome racelight wheels

Weakness:

no bar ends!?!
paint may chip easily (and i loved that paint job...)

wassup peeps, well all i have to say is that this bike is rolling! it climbs wonderfully, handles deftly in singletrack, and soaks up the bumps wonderfully. the whole package is very nice and light (medium approx 23 pounds) and it would be really easy to remove some weight from this bike with aftermarket accessories, which i will do once my bank account rejuvenates itself from the shock of buying it (almost 7000 of our canadian pesos..) on the minus side, this bike screams for bar ends for this much money its kind of hilarious that there aren`t any included. as well, be wary of your paint job!!! i know a bike is meant to be ridden and thrashed, but the disconcerting ease with which the paint detached itself from the carbonfiber upon various impacts left me practically crying.....but hey, these are minor gripes, they don`t affect the the overall quality of the bike, and i recommend anuyone to take out a personal loan, or use thier student loans on this bike! you won`t regret it.....

Similar Products Used:

owned : GT `96 LTS, Marin `94 Pine Mountain, `98 Rocky Mountain Vertex T.O.

[Apr 07, 1999]
Dermo
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Light, responsive, very forgiving, loves to climb

Weakness:

$$$

I only have about 75 miles of trail on this bike. I am very impressed at this point. I would normally wait a few months before reviewing this product, but I am very dissapointed that there are 3 reviews that don't belong here. This bike the 99, not the 98, is light (XL 24lbs). This is a sweet looking bike that is very functional. I haven't raced it yet, but I will report back with some results next month. So far it deserves lots o chillies. If you don't own the bike, please don't post the review!!

[Jan 11, 2000]
Canuck
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

You name it - agility, incredible climber, light, ideal log-hopping swing arm design, and of course, the coolest looking bike on the trail.

Weakness:

Rear pivot - needed replacement after 4 months.

As a long time supporter of the hard tail and one of the greatest skeptics of XC climbing with rear suspension, I have proved myself completely wrong. At 63, 190lbs, this bike fits like a glove. If you're as deranged as me, and you enjoy the uphill climbs as much (or almost) as the downhills, this bike will outperform you. It is no surprise that this is one of the only full suspension bikes I EVER seen on the XC race circuit that actually works. Do yourself a favour - if you buy this bike, add a front full hydraulic disc brake - you'll never look back.

Similar Products Used:

Cannondale Super V, Trek Y

[Jun 30, 2001]
Mark VanderWoude
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

THe design of this frame is awesome. Climbs like a hardtail desents with 7" of plush travel. Sharp head angle give it great sinlge track handling. Excellent finish and attention to detail.

Weakness:

Because it is a Unified Rear Triangle people won't give it the time of day. They're missing out.

Great bike. People out in Seattle have known about this bike for quite some time now. It has a huge cult following out there and now I understand why. Love this ride. Lock out the fork, stand up and hammer and you'd swear you were on your road bike. Sit and spin and it's nothing but comfort. I recommend setting the rear shock about 10% over body weight to take care of any pedal induced bobing.

Similar Products Used:

Cannondale F2000, GT Team LTS, Dean Scout.

[Aug 01, 1999]
Dean
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Climbs like a ape

Weakness:

squeaky shock,150 mm stem

Climbs like a dream. The bike is made for riding with slicks. Perfect for cross country racing. After a couple x country races and a 12 hour race I am pleased with the mantras performance. Steering is a bit slow. Partly due to the large frame but a major factor is the stock 150 mm stem that it came with. After a couple of seasons on Klein hardtails this ride is a savior.

[Oct 24, 2000]
Rhett Williams
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

I really like how it is a smoth ride and also gets the job done. How light the bike is for if you need to carriy it up a steep hill.

Weakness:

There really is no weakness it is a great bike

It is a good relible bike and the air shock kicks but man. it is a good bike. They put an osome paint job on it too. The hand worked bike is a big + .

Similar Products Used:

I used a Klein Mantra. It is about half the cost and also gets the job done and is about the same wight too. It has the same design too. The

MTBR Newsletter

Get the latest mountain bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the MTBR Newsletter

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2022 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.