Klein Pulse Comp II Bike Bike 1998 or Older

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Klein Pulse Comp II Bike

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[Jan 30, 2009]
amaury
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great for climbing!
Lightweight frame!

When i got this beautifull ocean blue painted bike in 1998 it came with judy SL, deore xt drivetrain and brakes and mavic sup ub 217 rims. I was just 17 years old and it was my racing bike. I can say there was nothing better at that time, for the price and the performance that this model in particular offers.
Then i stoped riding for 7 years and in this last year updated all de components for a smother ride.
People don't stop asking me why don't i change the frame for a newer one and the answer is always the same: this frame realy makes me feel like i'm riding a bike that's worth to be called a bike!
All the confort, the smoothness, and the nice geometry it's what makes me keep on saying: this is the best bike ever!

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[Aug 18, 2008]
Terry
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light. Attention to detail. Deore.

Weakness:

Front shock suits the bike but nothing beyond the ordinary.

It feels a little weird to ride a bike that basically looks and feels like it should be in a museum.

However, the attention to detail is amazing on this bike. And it's so light. Once you've experienced this level quality, your not sure you deserve it but your definitely not going back to anything less. It's like staying in a five star hotel.

The bike handles nimbly but predictably. Shifting with the grip shifts is very precise. The alu frame handles like a Gary Fisher (not meaning to take the bike down a notch or two) but the the heavy duty frame means it can handle extreme abuse.

I bought this bike lightly used in 1998, which makes it a twelve year old bike. Other than the front shock and lack of disk brake, the bike feels eerily current spec.

All in all, a very cool bike that will hold it's resale value, and fun to ride. The balance of the frame, shock and deore components comes together in a way that can't be described (other than being similar to a Porsche, I suppose).

Not for everybody, but then again not for anybody.



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m/a

[Nov 18, 2002]
Phil Bishop
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Frame, frame, frame.....

Weakness:

components - but what do you expect ?

Here's the deal - the Frame alone is worth twice what I paid - to me. Don't gibve me any Trek / pre Trek **** - All Klein frame's rock. They have an undefinable quality. I've owned Stmpjumpers, Cannondales, Treks and come from a long cycling history from BMX racing to serious XC riding. I'm more a recreationalist now - but of all the bikes I've ridden - specced up to the nines with XT and $500 forks - this is just somehow sweeter. This bike was stolen and I just bought another one used. I'll upgrade - but the frame is what counts and this one is as good as ANY alu hardtail.
Bottom line - what other bike - with a crappy Indy fork and has been low grade Alivio componenets could possibly feel this good to ride and accelerate and climb in the way the Klein does ? None. 5 flaming chilis for the frame.

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[Oct 03, 2002]
Hong
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Excellent rigid frame
Excellent ride (once you get used to it)
Reliable and very durable (frame & components), this bike took a beating.
Very light
Good value, nice alternative to tailor-made Kleins

Weakness:

GripShift absolutely %$#@
STX front derailler a bit heavy

Lifetime bike, light, so easy to carry (if necessary, like on my trip from Ba'Kelalan to Bario)
Alu frame means excellent for jungle use and North Sea shores.
Highly recommended

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[Mar 23, 1998]
Wayne
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

I bought a '98 Pulse Comp recently for $899 to replace my stolen '97 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo. I liked the Gary Fisher but I LOVE my Klein. It's a but-breaker in comparison but it is FAST, precise, light and elegant. It climbs much better. Definitely worth the extra $150.

[Jul 13, 1997]
Stephen Treanor
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING

I have had my klein for about 10 month now and have really enjoyed it. It climbs
great and responds even better. I have some complains though, such as the bottom bracket going out and that the tires really suck.

[Jul 14, 1997]
Zebe
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

My entire adult bike riding experience (over 20 years) has been limited to road bikes. When I traded in my 1974 Campy-equipped Atala this year, I tested a number of other brands before settling on a leftover from '96 Pulse Comp III. I've taken it downhill, cross country, through mud, and have been thoroughly satisfied with it. It climbs easily, is responsive, and so far has been trouble free. I'm sorry I didn't make the switch to mountain bikes earlier.

[May 14, 1996]
Soren
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING



I purchsed mine a little over a month ago for $879, and for that I got Quadra 21 shocks, STXRC/LX components, and most of all a Klien frame. The verdict.. I love it. It's rigid enough for my 220 pound frame, which is nice. I handels nicely too. My only real complaint are the brakes: DC PC-7's and STX cantilevers. Other than those though, I think its a winner. For the price I don't think it can be beaten.

[Nov 05, 1997]
Brook
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

This is the best bike i have ever riden

[Oct 26, 1997]
Luke
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

awsome bike for the price.

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