Proflex 2000 Bike 1998 or Older

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Proflex 2000

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[Apr 25, 2006]
tyler mcnutt
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

suspension is nice because its impossible to bottom out and yet it absorbs everything nicely, handles great, shifts great, great bike

great bike, perfect for anything you want to do with it

[Jul 23, 2001]
Rob Braam
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Suspention, frame frontfork.

Weakness:

To mant stickers.

This is my second review. After riding into a hole I broke my neck and a rib but I had luck and will recover completely. The bike had nothing even the frontfork is 100% okey the only thing that broke was a barend. So the bike must be stronger than me.

Similar Products Used:

B-one torix.

[Jul 22, 1999]
Rob Braam
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

frontshock,rearshock price/quality.

Weakness:

Shimano stx-rc

Great bike for downhill aswell as up-hill. It takes some time to get a good balance between the front and the rear-shock. Excellent bike for fast riding on a rocky tracks. Really great traction in hillclimbing. After putting on shimano lx/xt set best bike for money.

Similar Products Used:

Be-one torix

[Jul 20, 1999]
Randy
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

easily tuned suspension, smooth shiftings, great handling.

Weakness:

Seat post adjustment range too limited. Disk brakes not available.

When I bought this bike I was looking for a full-suspension bike to ride rocky, rooty, muddy trails. I went to a dealer who carried bikes from 7 different manufacturers and tried 11 different models. It took me three days. I took each bike out for at least an hour and rode trails. First I tried Cannondale, then Specialized, then Trek, then Schwinn, then Haro, and Fisher. Each of them had good points and bad points. Every one of them bobbed when riding hard and I couldn't adjust the bobbing out without severely affecting the ride. They all seemed to wander aimlessy on trails. Then I tried the Proflex 2000. I couldn't believe the difference. The bobbing was easily removed by selecting the correct coil springs for my weight, and the bike pointed down the trails like it was on rails! I rode the other bikes again just to make sure, but there was no doubt. I've had the bike for over a year. I've put 320 miles on it in the Sunday Mountain Ski Area and Waterville Valley. The only thing that has broken has been a rear wheel that bent after I departed the bike while going down a ski slope, bounced off a tree, and landed on the rear wheel of the bike. I replaced the wheels with Mavic Crosslinks and the bike handles and rides better than ever.Last week I got the bike-buying fever again and decided to try the 1999 models. I tried all the new full-suspension models and I still like the Proflex 2000 handling the best. But, I really liked the disk brakes on the Level Betty SE. Now if K2 would just put disk brakes on a 4000.......

Similar Products Used:

Level Betty, Specialized FSR, Cannondale Super V 1000, Trek Y Suspension, Schwinn.

[Apr 08, 1999]
deryck
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Excellent flex in the front fork, surprisingly good torque in up hills. great over the rocks and roots

Weakness:

Rear shock may be a little spongy, and the weight distribution is pushed forward one must concentrate on staying back on the rear fork

Excellent for high speed rock riding, doesn't beat up the rider in the roots. Has been very durable thus far. I frequently break chains, rims etc. and haven't had that problem with this bike.

[Sep 28, 1998]
bob
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING

Sorry K2, but this bike just isn't up to snuff. It bobs like a pogo stick, then I blew the seal on the rear shock. Not only that but the front fork sucks on decents. What does this indicate, ask to take the bike on a more extensive test ride. Don't waste wour money on a noleen front fork.

[Sep 12, 2000]
Dave
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Durability, reliability, great decending bike, good climber

Weakness:

Few. It has been there every thursday night and sunday morning without many complaints.

This was my first mountain bike purchased in 1998 and this is a follow up review. I have not had a problem with the frame and fork. Right now I need to change my headset (first time in three years) and the pivots need a good greasing. I have had the following problems:
1. Broke spokes on back wheel (former wheelset STX/CR18) after 1.5 yrs.
2. Otherwise normal issues regarding deralieur adj, greasing, lubing.

I am happy! I did purchase a 2000 K2 Razorback RSX and was ready to sell my K2 2000, but I received the bike with a crack in the frame and had issues with the bike shop. I returned the bike and ever since my K2 2000 has run the best it has run. I will purchase a new bike when this one cracks its frame! If you can still find one get one!

Similar Products Used:

1997 Proflex Reptile
1998 Gary Fisher Paragon
1996 Proflex 856

[Jun 12, 2000]
Peter Michaud
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This bike does everything well. Practically no bob when pedalling, goes over most anything with no objections. The crosslink for is fantastic, it tracks like a rigid fork. The NR-1 coil overs are good. The overall design is very well thought out. These guys had it figured out way before Specialized came out with FSR XC. Great XC design

Weakness:

weight, NR-1 has no damping adjustment.

Great value for $700 US. This bike is excellent, I highly recommend it

Similar Products Used:

Super V-500, DBR X-2, Spec. FSR

[Mar 15, 2000]
Brady
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Everything. The front noleen cross link fork is unbeatable. It shifts perfectly, rear swingarm greatly increases the power uphill. No pogo.

Weakness:

The front shock is hard to get to to ajust, tires look skimpy. Chain bumps up against swingarm when hitting large obsticals.

This bike kicks. I got it for 550 with all of these upgrades. It flies over anything, and has great handling at high speeds. I periodically take it down 50 ft. long flights of steps with no problems(just for fun). The suspention feels like a hardtail untill you hit a bump. I got on my old bikes, and compared to this one, they feel so primative. I Ruteenly take it off of loading ramps too, and the bikes suspention soaks it all up. I am a 14 year old who is a avid mountainbiker, and in my oppinion this awesome machine deserves 5 chilies.

Similar Products Used:

Gt Outpost trail, Gt Palomar, Gt Timberline.

[Dec 21, 1999]
Kyle
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Suspension. No bob unless you stand and hammer the pedals.Price. Cought the bike on sale at Irvine Bike Source. $520 delivered with downhill bar upgrade.

Weakness:

STX RC components. Weight. 30 lbs. Better components would drop the weight considerably

Great bike. I haven't had it for long, but my first impressions are great. I can stay in the saddle and go twice as fast over stuff that would have me standing on my old unsuspended Diamond Back. The bike flows over curbs, rocks, you name it. I took the bike down a runoff ditch that would have been a real challenge on my unsuspended bike. I just put the bike in low and spun. Head sized rocks that would of been bouncing and hammering me, were just bumps. I didn't even have to leave the saddle. The rear end holds better than my hardtail on climbs. The suspension doesn't bob unless you stand and hammer the pedals. And if you are about to comment on the fact that the suspension MUST be eating up some of my pedaling energy on a sprint, see the above. I can sit in the saddle nearly all the time, saving tons of energy over standing to take a rough section.The front end has NO play in it. Rock Shocs can't hold a candle to the Cross Link in the trackind department. With a telescoping fork I feel like the bike wants to float all over the place. With the Noleen Cross Link just point and the bike goes there. I rolled a large rock under the tire today, and felt no play or wobble. Shock setup was simple and quick. No problems yet with the Nr-1's (Fingers crossed with silent prayer).The brake dive on the front end is a little disconcerting. Put a downhill bar on the bike, that extra inch rise definitely makes a difference on a hard braking, or downhill run.I have seen some bad comments about Irvine Bike Source in the reviews. I can only say that they shipped fast, had the order right, and their price was unbeatable. (They did forget to send the owners manual for the bike, but an email had the manual on the doorstep in less than a week.)Unless I have a problem with the shocks (Will post update if I do) I whole heartedly give this bike top ratings.

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