Author Topic: Motobecane Boris vs. Lurch vs. Sturgis  (Read 123147 times)

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Motobecane Boris vs. Lurch vs. Sturgis
« on: December 25, 2014, 05:14:52 AM »
It took me a while to figure out what the differences were between all of the Motobecane fatbikes. I think I may have it figured out.

Motobecane FB4
- 6061 Aluminum frame - Round tubes
- 170 mm rear hub
- Quick release hubs
- 4.0 inch tires | V-Rubber 26x4.00
- Weight: 35.8 (17" frame) - via: http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/moto-bikes-direct-fatbikes-875900-post10741031.html#post10741031

Motobecane Boris
- 6061 Aluminum frame - Hydroformed / shaped tubes
- 170 mm rear hub
- Quick release hubs
- 4.0 inch tires | V-Rubber 26x4.00
- Weight: 32 lbs 13oz. (15" Frame) - via: http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/moto-bikes-direct-fatbikes-875900-post11157684.html#post11157684

Motobecane Boris Brute
- 6061 Aluminum frame - Hydroformed / shaped tubes
- 190 mm rear hub
- 150 mm front hub
- Quick release hubs
- 4.5 inch tires | VEE RUBBER 26X4.5


Motobecane Lurch
- 4130 chromoly frame
- 190 mm rear hub
- 150 mm front hub
- Quick release hubs
- 4.5 inch tires | VEE RUBBER   26X4.5

Motobecane Sturgis
- Aluminum Frame AND Kenisis Aluminum Fork
- 190 mm rear hub
- 150 mm front hub
- Thru-Axle hubs
- 4.5 inch tires | VEE RUBBER   26X4.5 | 72 TPI
- WEINMANN HL80 Rims (80 mm wide)
- Weight: 34.5 lbs without pedals (medium frame - 17.5" frame?) - via: http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/moto-bikes-direct-fatbikes-875900-post11594791.html#post11594791

Motobecane NightTrain
- Same frame as Sturgis. It only looks to have better components.
- Aluminum Frame AND Kenisis Aluminum Fork
- 190 mm rear hub
- 150 mm front hub
- Thru-Axle hubs
- 4.5 inch tires | VEE RUBBER   26X4.5 | 120 TPI
- WEINMANN HL80 Rims (80 mm wide)

Motobecane NightTrain Bullet
- Same frame as Sturgis. It only looks to have better components.
- RockShox Bluto front suspension - 120mm
- Aluminum Frame AND Kenisis Aluminum Fork
- 190 mm rear hub
- 150 mm front hub
- Thru-Axle hubs
- 4.5 inch tires | VEE RUBBER   26X4.5 | 120 TPI
- Weight: ~37 lbs via: http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-reviews/on-test-2015-motobecane-nighttrain-bullet-fatbike/
- WEINMANN HL80 Rims (80 mm wide)
« Last Edit: December 26, 2014, 01:50:15 AM by admin »

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Re: Motobecane Boris vs. Lurch vs. Sturgis
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2014, 04:45:27 AM »
Boris Brute and ridged weigh the same at 37 lbs according to this post... http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/boris-report-927998-post11652818.html#post11652818

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Re: Motobecane Boris vs. Lurch vs. Sturgis
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 10:48:06 PM »
I own a FB4 comp, I love how much fun it is to ride.

I am considering an upgrade to a fatbike with thruaxles, Bluto fork, and a wider rear hub..

The fb4 bikes all have the narrow, asymmetrical rear hub that I think makes for a weaker rear wheel.


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Re: Motobecane Boris vs. Lurch vs. Sturgis
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 06:10:20 PM »
Hi Whiskey, I am thinking the same. Still looking at the Sturgis and might pull the trigger soon. I like the look of the steel frame on the Lurch but not sure if I would want to go the steel route.

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Re: Motobecane Boris vs. Lurch vs. Sturgis
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2015, 08:44:54 PM »
 Hi everyone ;
 I have dialed my research down to the Fantom FB 5.
 I have not even ridden a fat.bike yet so there are things still.up in the air. But,  since the Boris is sold out.  I need to bump up my budget and the Fantom will take up to 5" tires.  Still thinking tho because I have to add 150$ to the price for shipping to Alaska.  :-(