Motobecane releases new HAL6 and NightTrain bikes

$2700 with Eagle drivetrain and $1600 fat bike with GX 1x11

Fat Bike News
Full Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, RockShox suspension and Guide brakes are the highlights.

Full Eagle 1×12 drivetrain, RockShox suspension and Guide brakes are the highlights.

Motobecane always seems to come up with ‘how the heck’ deals where we are left befuddled how they can sell well-spec’d bikes at prices that would put most other companies out of business.

Well, they’re coming out with two bikes again that continue to this tradition. And the notable spec is ‘Full SRAM Eagle drivetrain’ at a street price of $2500. We’ve tested Eagle and it is indeed going to be a dominant drivetrain option for years to come. It is that good and seamless with a gearing range that riders forgot that they wanted.

HAL6 Team 12 Full Suspension Bikes
  • Full SRAM Eagle 6 inches of travel, RockShox Pike 160mm
  • XT Brakes, Rockshox Monarch PLUS
  • WTB TCS Frequency Race Tubeless Wheelset
  • WTB Trail Boss 2.25 x 27.5″
  • Weight 28.25 lbs (est. tubeless set up, no pedals/reflectors)
  • MSRP $5199 (Street Price $2700)

Bikes are available now for $2495 – HERE.

This frame is complemented by 1x11 GX, carbon fork and Guide brakes and Minion tires.

This frame is complemented by 1×11 GX, carbon fork and Guide brakes and Minion tires.

The other notable bike is the successful NightTrain Express fat bike with SRAM GX 1×11 and a carbon fork. 1×11 is excellent and the GX line is an amazing performance value option in itself.

SRAM Guide brakes and Maxxis Minion tires are best of breed components out there too.

NightTrain Express Fat Bikes
  • SRAM GX 1×11, Full Carbon Forks
  • Guide Brakes, RaceFace Turbine Cinch Cranks
  • SunRingle MuleFut Tubeless Wheelset
  • Maxxis Minion FBF/FBR Folding bead tires
  • Weight 26.75 lbs (est. tubeless set up, no pedals/reflectors)
  • MSRP $3799 (Street Price $1600)

Bikes are available now for $1499 – HERE.

For more information visit

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

Related Articles


  • Alex says:

    This full-suspension might be the first Motobecane that wouldn’t make me want to scrub off the brand. Nice aesthetics. It is a little odd, though, to see 160mm trail-oriented geometry designed for 27.5 and not 27.5+. The quality breakdown seems about like so:

    Drivetrain: A+
    Fork: A
    Shock: A
    Brakes: B
    Wheels: C+
    Frame: C+
    Accessories: C

    Given that the first four purchased separately exceed the cost of the bike, I’d buy it and sell the wheels and frame for around $400. Then attach everything to one of the recent ~$800 Chinese carbon Boost 27+ frames with a matching set of carbon ~$400 wheels. The result would be a wicked 27 lb. ride fit for almost anything.

    • GuyOnMTB says:

      Why though? At this price you can put it through hell and have fun.

      It’s literally scary for me to think of taking $4k and trying to destroy it, because I ride hard, it’s what I like. This $2500 set up with a Pike RC looks like it will take a beating and hold it’s own against $4k bikes.

      I’d like a single rider review of this bike pitted against another FS with the same swing-arm design. Please?

  • JNS says:

    Any updates here? Thinking about pulling the trigger on a HAL6

  • jim says:

    I hope you bought the HAL6 I just did. Absolute smoking deal. I compared it to larger name brand bikes with same components and they price out anywhere between $6k and $8k. Who cares what the name is. If you want to ride it ride it. If you want to replace the frame with an $800 Chinese Carbon Boost 27+ do so. either way, way ahead.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *





© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.