I was just browsing around in my LBS since I was thinking of getting a DS 8.4 next season, and found that they were just unloading and setting up a shipment of 2013s. I could see some minor frame changes and of course new color schemes, but the thing that struck me right away is that the 2013s no longer have a bottle mount on the seat tube.
What they did is put the 2nd mount on the underside of the downtube, but IMO that's a really bad place for a water bottle if you're riding on dirt at all! I've seen a few road bikes with this mounting position used for a 3rd bottle, but I'd really like to carry two bottles on my DS in the conventional locations.
Anyone else seen these new bikes? Does Trek assume that everyone uses a Camelbak and no longer needs bottles? This seems like a needless change to have made.