Klein Fervor Frame Frameset

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Klein Fervor Frame

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[Feb 01, 2015]
Jon Osborn

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

My Bike is from the mid 90s and I have owned it for almost 20 years and it was my true Mt Bike until three years ago. I put the largest front tire on it, went tube less and with low air pressure and that was my front shock. I now use this bike for Rails to Trails. In its 2rd life it works well of me. The paint job gets a lot of second looks out on the trail. Being Aluminum it is very light and very nimble. The workmanship on this bike was second to none. I have over 6000 miles on this bike and all but 2000 where single track.

Weakness:

All these years and I have a hard time thinking of weakness. This bike was not cheap so you expect a lot and I sure got a lot of bike. If it had a weakness it is that it did not have a front shock. The only other thing is the rear breaks are under the bike and it gets very dirty.

Again this bike has served me very well over the years both as my true Mt Bike with a tone of single track miles and then as my Rails to Trails bike. It has never let me down an any of my many rides. I keep it tuned and it takes very good care of me. I am told that this bike is worth a few bucks on the open market. In closing I sure got my moneys worth when I bought this bike

[Jun 06, 2014]
jrude
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Fast bike, long and nimble at speed. Low top tube for lots of clearance. When I was young the Fervor was the fastest thing I had ever ridden on trails. I guess it still is.

Weakness:

It's not good slow speeds, you need to be moving fast to really appreciate it. Was expensive when I bought it in 1994. They are much cheaper now (2014, it's now 20 years old). Sometimes I wish it had a front shock, but its not that big of a deal I guess.

I have owned this bike since new in 1994. It has been ridden for the last 20 years, although I'm not much of an extreme rider anymore. Mostly now I use it to cruise with my children when they ride their bikes. My bike still has the same Shimano STX components when I bought it brand new in 1994 and they still work well. About 10 years ago I put hybrid tires on it and have had hybrid tires on it ever since.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 7000, Marin (don't remember model), Gary Fisher (don't remember model)

[May 19, 2008]
bud robbins

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

great light bike, even for todays standards, very strong, hand made frame, climbs like a mountain goat,

Weakness:

none so far

this bike is great its a bit old, but im a retro junky, this bike is incredably light 24.9 pounds thats light even for todays standards, this is a very fast bike, great for xc riding, the frame is very stiff no give at all that is why its so great for climbing. if you can pick it up cheap dont pass up this deal.

Similar Products Used:

diamondback responce, diamondback sorento

[Jun 04, 1996]
David
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING



I really love the feel and versatility of this frame. I think the biggest thing that seperates Klein frames ( at least the ones I have tried Fervor/Rascal, pulse, topgun, attitude) is that they distribute the so called aluminium shock of bumps throughuot the whole frame evenly. Tom Ritchey once wrote somewhere that a bike frame is basically one big spring, and the characteristics and uniformity of the response depend on how it is designed and built. I have yet to ride another aluminium bike that feels as solid and damped as a Klein. Other Al bikes do seem harsh, whereas Klein's are stiff but handle the hits with a uniform thwonk smoothely. It could be the construction of the stays, I don't know. They are much bigger than other bikes, such as a GT Zaskar, and have a transition from round to square. Overall, my frame has been totally bullet proof, and although it is not as light as other frames, it is really stable and great for every type of riding. I rules for single track and climbing, and feels like a super solid giant inner tube on fast descents. Very stable. (It also handles like an oversize BMX bike, you can jump it and bunnyhop at will; great for logs, streams, and ruts).

[May 23, 1998]
B.J. Kluft
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

Hai Biker,
Would you please be so kind to Email me a test of the KLEIN Mantra Pro. I think i am going to by the frame, but i would like to now more about the character of the frame. Can you tell me things abot stifness of the frame and is it possible that you compare this frame to the GT LTS 2000

[Oct 11, 2000]
MarkS
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Unbelievable climber, skittish on the singletrack (I think that's a good thing - keeps you on your toes), light and quick. Indestructable bottom bracket, fantastic geometry.

Weakness:

Absolutely nothing. Why don't they make bikes like this any more??

What fantastic frame. Going on 6 years old, and shows no sign of stopping or, more importantly, going out of date. This baby eats up hills like they aren't there, the front end is so light you can throw it about all over the place, and it just asks for more. Very light, very very quick, and acceleration is a dream. Can be skittish when turning at speed, but I like that: I think it keeps you on your toes. Look after it if you have one, and buy one if you ever see it for sale. Yum.

Similar Products Used:

Giant ATX 860

[Sep 06, 2000]
Teo Eugene
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

It has no weaknesses....

For 5 long solid years and this bike still climbs, accelerates, descents, jumps without any problem!!!! The only change it has gone through is a new coat of 2k paint, well not because the paint is crappy but it just needed a new look!!! This bike targets anyone who is in from a cross country basher to freeriding. So to those who still has owns a fervor.......its an endangered model!!!!

[Dec 23, 1999]
Chad Knisely
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

It' a Klein at a very reasonable price (550 for frame), those unbelievable welds (no sanding here), untouchable bottom bracket, the heat treating process, lightness, quick geometry, paint job, excells at climbing, durable, just a smokin' bike, oh yeah and the internal cable routing.

Weakness:

I keep trying, maybe getting a little outdated, someday I will get an Attitude.

You will not find a better made aluminum bike anywhere. The short chainstays lend itself to be the finest climber ever. Coupled with my Geax Grid it is the most sure-footing goat on the mountain, it keeps going and going and going while others have long since spun-out. The small size, short wheelbase, short chainstays and the geometry make it a quick handler, perfectly suited to technical singletrack trails. You have to watch this bike it's squierly and will through you if your not on your toes. If you would like a quich handler for technical riding this is it stop shopping and buy one. You just can't beat Klein construction methods check their web page they explain it better than I ever could. And that darned bottom bracket just doesn't want to give up! Once you go Klein you'll never go back! Five smokin' guns for this one!

Similar Products Used:

Trek 7000, two of them.

[Jan 22, 1999]
Glenn Paul
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

I bought my Fervor used about 3 years ago and it is awsome, it jumps and bunny hops like a bmx bike also climes great. My only problem is the derailer hits the rear chainstay when in the smallest 2 cogs and has worn a little bit of material away. I also have a 98 mantra which I Love also.

[Sep 15, 1998]
Robbie Kaufman
racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

I own a Klein pulse race and it has been the best bike I have ever owned I have had 4 other cannondale gave me to daul salom. I raced up in big bear and every 5 races a frame would brake or crack, I finally told them to stick it and moved to a klein and after 19 races the frame had never cracked and is live a missle going through the corse. this bike is not a 5 star it is a 1000 star.

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