Klein 2001 Adept Pro Full Suspension Bike

DESCRIPTION

The Adept Pro is engineered for pro-level riding rough terrain is encountered at high speeds The Adept Pro is light, yet tough. Its solid, responsive construction and new X-type frame make it a singletrack dream -— it's fast, precise, and offers ultimate trail control.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 16, 2002]
bobba booie
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

fearless;beauty;stiff and the quality.

Weakness:

Too many little areas where mud hids. This would be a problem for the truly anal.Umm... but not for me.

My last ride is high-end steel. I waited and waited for the full-suspension to be perfected. Thats why I bought the Klein. So light, so stiff. Its like riding a steel hardtail and not having to stand at all. It's as crisp as you could get. This results in a longer, more confident ride.

Similar Products Used:

Glock .40

[May 13, 2007]
Dominic John
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

This is an unbelieveable bike. I had a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC and moved to this. I will never buy a Specialized again. This bike was velvet compared to the Specialized. My mate has a Specialized and he raved about how good his bike was until I was gracious enough to lend him my Klein for a 5 minute downhill.

So what do I like. The the frame is rigid, the seat position seems to gel for power to weight for my 6ft 2 frame, the front and rear suspension seems to keep the wheels to the ground no matter the speed and terrain.

Weakness:

Little heavy, V Brakes needed upgrading to discs as the stopping power on a serious descent is lacking. In addition I weigh 250 lb and managed to crack the rear triangle on the frame on an awesome downhill. There was no question about choosing another bike, I just bought another frame and still give this bike 5 chilli's (benefit of the doubt).

No regrets, I love this bike. It's perfectly balanced.

Similar Products Used:

Clockwork Orange, Cannondale V700, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC

[Oct 24, 2001]
Matthew
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

The bike handles like a hardtail, but you can stay seated over the bumps. The bike climbs really well. I've already order my 2002 model.

Weakness:

The frame dints easily due to the tin walled gradient alloy.

This is the sweetest bike I have ever ridden or raced. I never ride a hardtail again! Whether you are racing or just riding your favorite trail you'll enjoy this bike. It has the suspension of a Gary Fisher Sugar, but handles quicker due to it shorter wheel base and stiffer front end. What else can I say? This bike is awesome. And somebody please buy mine so I can afford next years model!

Similar Products Used:

Klein Mantra Pro, Klein Adroit, Gary Fisher Pro Caliber.

[Sep 12, 2001]
arild skogmo
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stiff, fast, beautiful welds and paint, doesn`t bob much

Weakness:

Haven`t discovered any, though fitting Crossmax disc can be troublesome because of the large adapters they use... My wheel adapter had to be cut off a little i order to fit in.

The ultimate in cross-country full suspension? If not, it`s
very close! Excellent climber and very fast overall. I haven`t tried another bike that I`ve liked better. My friend has an Adept pro (stock) and he is also very happy with his... If you want to upgrade to discs I can recommend the Mini`s.They are good and also lightweight.
My bike is not very light, but not heavy either.. (haven`t scaled it)

Similar Products Used:

My first full suspension bike... previous bike was a G.F. procaliber.

[Sep 05, 2001]
Mike
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, strong, beautiful frame
-Great component selection
-"Porsche-like" suspension and handling
-Fits me perfectly at 6'5" 240lbs.
-Climbs better than anything I have tried or can imagine
-"Bike Envy" from everyone I meet on trail
-Cool wheelset that is light, strong and versitile

Weakness:

-Flex in front wheel and fork
-Doesn't stop the rain so I can ride more
-Have not quite figured out the tubless tire system yet

I knew this was a nice bike before I was out looking for another bike but never tried it. I was looking for a Trek Fuel 100 and LBS said they were not going to get anymore 2001 models. So they showed me this Klein Adept Pro they had hanging up in an extra large size. The componentry was similar to the Fuel and maybe a bit better with the XT crankset and Avid single digit Ti bakes. I took a ride and felt like I was “in” the bike instead of “on” it. It just really fit and felt right. And when the manager said he would sell me the Klein for the same as the Fuel 100, I was sold.

Rode the bike 100 miles in the first two weeks. I cut 2 min off my time at LB Houston over my F1000. WOW! The Adept instills a feeling of confidence that has helped me ride more, easier, and with much less fatigue. I am expecting to have a much easier time at the 24 Hours of Rocky Hill this year because the bike is so comfortable and fun to ride.

I have had some issues with the tubeless system. I have been trying some Hutchinson Pythons and have flatted a couple of times due to rolling the tire off of the rim and then getting dirt in the bead causing me to fight a slow leak the rest of the ride. I have the stock tires (Bontrager Revolt... good tires in dry conditions) and will experiment with higher pressures with the Pythons.

I also had a time finding a firmer ride kit for the Manitou Mars Elite. The Standard spring was too light and has contributed to a couple of endos. I finally found the extra firm ride kit (black spring) and now I am thinking it may be too firm. And the instructions for changing springs and setting the oil level are confusing at best. Fork works well though. A bit flexy.

Wheels have been good so far putting up with my 240lbs. Have to keep an eye on the spoke tension, especially during break in. The front wheel flexes and hits the brake pads at times. Seems to have no effect on handling just something odd to think about and get used too while riding.

When people ask me how I like my Klein I say “Sweet... Fast....FUN!”

I give the Adept Pro 5 chilies for being truly a great bike. And even though it is expensive... I have to give 5 chilies for value and you truly get everything you pay for with this bike.

Ride on!

Similar Products Used:

-Previous bike was Cannondale F1000 hard tail
-Demoed and almost bought Trek Fuel 100

[Sep 17, 2001]
Mirek
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Bumps? What bumps? Sweet suspension. The paint job is worth half the price (Go with the Plum Crazy!)
Breaks are wicked (ceramic rims,pads), although a little hard biting at first.
XT/XTR setup is great.
Wheels are lite.
This bike weighs just as much ast my hardtail (Trek 8500) and has a full suspension with anti-bob!

Weakness:

Bontrager's RE-1s. Had them on my Trek 8500 and hated them. They get really tough to get out when they pick up any dirt. I have to part with my old bike rack too...

A great bike overall. No real weaknesses. Unless spending extra time getting the bike clean after every ride to get the paint to shine again is a weakness. Recommend. If you dont have the cash... promise the shop your first-born!
If you think hard tail is the way to go... think twice.

Similar Products Used:

Tried the Trek Fuel 98. Didn't go off road too much so can't compare well.

[Jul 31, 2001]
Clancy Derrick
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Handles like a Klein hardtail, accelerates very quickly, most responsive bike I have ever ridden. Quite light too.

Weakness:

I broke my clavicle and separated my AC and couldn't ride for 8 weeks. No remote lockout for rear shock, which might be nice, but

This bike is amazing. After ordering the frame with the Night Storm paint job, with my name painted into the frame, I hung the frame in my house until i finished building it.

First off, this bike rides like a Klein. It turns and handles like a hard tail, similar to the Attitude and Adroit, but takes up the chop like no other. It accelerates quickly, and you can keep your speed through the ride. Lockout the shock and you have a great climber. Engage the shock, and you have a very nice descent, as long as you are not free riding and taking huge hits and big drops, that's what a freeride/downhill bike is for. Word can't describe how well this bike handles and turns.

For the hardcore hardtail riders, this is a great bike to transition into full suspension. The best of both worlds.

As this is a Klein bike, the craftsmanship on the frame is superb, from the void free (not sanded) welds to the final superb paint job, you cannot compare this ride to the Sugar.

By far the best short travel, full suspension racer on the market. I've ridden the Santa Cruz Superlight, and it is a fine bike, but it doesn't have the control or the handling of the Adept.

About the broken clavicle. Yes I did crash on this bike, but it was not the bikes fault, call it rider error, and bad luck. But interestingly enough, there is barely a scratch on the bike. Any other bike in a crash like this would leave primer or bare metal visible.

Similar Products Used:

Santa Cruz Superlight, K2 Razorback

[Aug 03, 2001]
dan
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

light, stiff, responsive

Weakness:

none

This is my first experience with full suspension. I am a Klein fanatic and was excited about the new fs design so I had to get one. I bought the fuselage from Chainwheel in Little Rock, AR (check'em out at www.chainwheel.com...Pat and Tony are great!!) and built it up with components from my Attitude. This bike rocks! It took about two good rides to get a real 'feel' for the bike. Now I am riding far faster and smoother than ever before. And more comfortable doing it. The short travel rear suspension soaks up the small hits and chop and allows you to not only pedal, but also accelerate over rocky terrain. There is absolutely no penalty on technical climbs. The bike is as stiff as the Attitude when climbing and the suspension keeps the rear wheel in contact with the ground so I find the climbing much more efficient. I have not found it necessary to use the lock out on the rear suspension, although this might be useful on a smoothe, nontechnical climb (none of those around here).

As you would expect from Klein, the plum crazy paint job is absolutely beautiful when the bike is in the sun...fades from deep purple to golden brown depending on how the light is hitting it. The pictures do not do this bike justice.

Great bike. the best purchase in biking I have ever made!!!

[Aug 03, 2001]
Jeff
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Quality of materials and construction. Very agile. Responds to very little input. Very fast. Short travel takes the edge off and keeps the rear wheel down most of the time. Don't expect to feel a lot of travel (3.5"or more)...this is a race bike!

Weakness:

The stock Rolf Propels are very light but also very flexible laterally. Simply riding on a flat, shift your weight to one side and hear the brake pads rub. The bike is so fast you have to wait forever for your friends to catch up.

I would suggest buying the Race Disc version and use the extra $300-$400 to upgrade the Deore LX stuff to XT or XTR. All-in-all the Pro is a great bike and will drastically increase your riding skill and speed as well as confidence. Besides the bike is beautiful.

Similar Products Used:

None. I made the jump to this high end bike from a Specialized RockHopper hard tail.

[Jul 27, 2001]
Reed Weedakowski
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, strong & looks cool

Weakness:

None that come to my mind

I bought this bike without riding it. I had to have it just from the discription and my experience with Klein. I called several dealers and prices were all over the place, from $3300.00 to $2500.00. My LBS would go $2600.00 so I went with them. If you want a nice short travel full suspension bike this is your bike. I was suprised how light it is compared to the Mantra. This bike feels smooth and tight.

Similar Products Used:

Klein Mantra Comp, Klein Mantra Race

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