- Mondraker Dune
I’ve been offered a Mondraker Dune frame for a very good price. It’s only a couple of years old. The shock needs a service but other than that it’s fine. I’m having a bit of bother finding a half decent review of it though. Has anyone got any real world experience of them?Posted 4 years agondthorntonMember
Iv got one, it’s a nice frame, light and well balanced suspension works very welll. Don’t think I’d buy again though- bearings a bit light weight, shock shaft in the firing line, and iv seen better build quality.
Did work well in the alps though. But I reckon there’s better stuff out there.Posted 4 years ago
Yes I’ve owned a couple.
I like them a lot. Great suspension and geometry. Lightweight and mildly flexy, so the qr rear ones need a 10mm bolt through axle.
Reports of short bearing life but I must have been lucky.
Riding wise, short TT and long wheelbase. Supple suspension even under braking. Sucks up bumps rather than popping off them. Balanced and stable in air though.
Anything you wanna know?Posted 4 years ago
Sounds good so far.
What forks did you run on yours chakaping? I’ll be stripping my hardtail to build it up which has some old ’06 Marzocchi 66’s on it. The riding I do is pretty varied from quick blasts round trail centres to full day rides out so I need something that can go up as well as it goes down.Posted 4 years agoThe PinksterSubscriber
I love mine, had it since March and only ridden one of my other bikes once since.
Running a 10mm back axle as others have said here and recently put a pair of X-fusion Slants on the front to lighten it up a bit (had coil Lyrik R’s on it before), dropping over a pound off the weight.
Found the stem it came with was a bit short but soon replaced that.
Not had any trouble with the bearings either.
TBH the only original thing left on it is the frame & rear shock.
One thing to be aware of – if you need a new front mech don’t buy an SRAM one – they don’t fit on the direct mount, as the pivots are spaced too far apart to fit arouund the base of the seattube.
Shimano are fine though.Posted 4 years ago
Chances are at 6ft and some change I’ll be needing a large which is what I’ve been offered.
Without a doubt, the TT is a bit short on them.
This makes it not the best bike for long days out covering lots of miles btw, not enough room to stretch out and breathe. I once took it on a group ride with a more XC-slanted crowd, won’t be doing that again.
One other thing to mention, mine pedalled like utter pap uphill, until I had the medium volume spacer added to the rear shock (2012 RP23 HV). Now it rides great and offers much more support all the time.
Drop me a line if you need a front mech, might be one in the spares box as I remember ending up with three when I was building mine.Posted 4 years ago
I’ll bear the shock upgrade in mind if I get it. Shock needs a service anyway so can be done then. Thanks for the offer of the mech as well. Quick question though, what size is seatpost do they take? Current models take a 31.6 but I can’t find much for earlier ones. Could be a deal breaker as I have a Lev which is 31.6 and don’t want to fork out more for another dropper.
A mate may have thrown a rather large spanner in the works as well, he’s offered me his 2011 Spesh Enduro frame with what seems like everything but forks for not much more than the Dune would cost all in.Posted 4 years ago
Update on this. The frame is actually a warranty replacement he had so it’s a Dune RR frame, he used the QR rear triangle on it but he also has a new unused 135×12 bolt through rear triangle as well to throw in along with a Hope headset and front mech.
Should be getting it tomorrow. Would have liked to have gone for the Enduro but it’s too far out of budget.Posted 4 years ago
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