Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-19-05, 06:20 PM   #1
bruiser2
Ex Go-Kart racer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: PA
Bikes: Trek Bruiser 2
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trek Bruiser 1 or Trek Bruiser 2

I was just wondering who has/has ridden one of those bikes and what problems/concerns or they have with them or what the plus sides there are. The only complaints I have about mine is the front brake disc, it rubs alot due to its ease of bending, I'm going to switch to a 6-inch disc probably. The other thing I don't really like is the weight.
bruiser2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-05, 08:38 PM   #2
Jason222
Banned.
 
Jason222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Moncton NB
Bikes: Trek Jack...trials bike soon.
Posts: 2,123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I feel ya buddy. I have the Trek Bruiser 2 as well. I've also ridden my friend's Bruiser 1. I found that the Bruiser 1 was much lighter than the Bruiser 2. The weight actually isn't that bad compared to other freeride bikes. I've also got that disc rubbing problem, but you can eventually wear them in and that stops. I can't stand going up hills with this bike, it kills me. On the plus side, it's easy to huck, catwalk, bunny hop, and pedal hop with. I've actually got the bike right beside me right now, I brought it in because it's going to rain. I'll try to get some pics . The Bruiser line are an awesome line of bikes, I don't care who says otherwise.
Jason222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 11:48 AM   #3
bruiserboy
Member
 
bruiserboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ontario
Bikes: trek 4300 and norco kokanie and trek bruiser 3
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah i agree with Jason its a saweet bike!~
bruiserboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 11:53 AM   #4
Drunken Chicken
Senior Member
 
Drunken Chicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spain, although I'm Hungarian
Bikes: Check signature
Posts: 1,855
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I haven't ridden a Bruiser 2 but I have ridden Bruiser 1. Two in fact. Oh and by the way, apparently the geometry was only crap on the size 14.5, on my other friend's, who's 15 and rides one size bigger than my first friend (size 15.5, 16.5 maybe? Not sure) the bike felt perfectly OK.
I heard the fork is totally crap, guess what, both of those Bruiser 1s had faulty InSync forks.
One thing I liked is the pedals, nice and grippy.
Drunken Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 11:55 AM   #5
Jason222
Banned.
 
Jason222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Moncton NB
Bikes: Trek Jack...trials bike soon.
Posts: 2,123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, the fork on the Bruiser 1 is crap. The Bruiser 2's Mz-comp isn't much better though...
Jason222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 12:04 PM   #6
Drunken Chicken
Senior Member
 
Drunken Chicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spain, although I'm Hungarian
Bikes: Check signature
Posts: 1,855
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason222
Yeah, the fork on the Bruiser 1 is crap. The Bruiser 2's Mz-comp isn't much better though...
Not much, but still better than my RST or the InSync.
Drunken Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 12:20 PM   #7
DK Drop
The Real Chuck Norris
 
DK Drop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SK, CA
Bikes: 2003 Norco Sasquatch, Marzocchii Jr. T, Hayes Hydros, Mavic 729's
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you put stiffer springs in the 2, it totally changes it.
DK Drop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 12:40 PM   #8
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
Posts: 8,533
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
I have a Bruiser 1 (regular size). I test rode the Bruiser 2 which was the larger size. I felt a small weight difference between the two. The forks on the Bruiser 1 is ok, works well for the small drops that I'm doing. I'll upgrade the forks when they blow. I like this bike, great bike for only $350. I don't like the brakes. I'll prolly upgrade to Disc brakes later on and the rims are weak. I had to tru the front rim after the first day of riding.
jsigone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 12:41 PM   #9
Drunken Chicken
Senior Member
 
Drunken Chicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spain, although I'm Hungarian
Bikes: Check signature
Posts: 1,855
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsigone
I have a Bruiser 1 (regular size). I test rode the Bruiser 2 which was the larger size. I felt a small weight difference between the two. The forks on the Bruiser 1 is ok, works well for the small drops that I'm doing. I'll upgrade the forks when they blow. I like this bike, great bike for only $350. I don't like the brakes. I'll prolly upgrade to Disc brakes later on and the rims are weak. I had to tru the front rim after the first day of riding.
350 dollars?! Dude... I can't cease to be amazed. 500 euros here, which is about 700 dollars over there?
Drunken Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 12:51 PM   #10
DK Drop
The Real Chuck Norris
 
DK Drop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SK, CA
Bikes: 2003 Norco Sasquatch, Marzocchii Jr. T, Hayes Hydros, Mavic 729's
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
$409 USD for a Brusier 1 is retail, so not to far off.
DK Drop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 12:52 PM   #11
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
Posts: 8,533
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
I got the Bruiser 1, not Bruiser 2 with the disc brakes and a lil better shock. I couldn't justify the double in price for a lil better componants that would get broken and have to get upgraded anyways.
jsigone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 01:51 PM   #12
Good Times
This one time...
 
Good Times's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Port Moody, B.C.
Bikes: Devinci Chillipepper 05, Scwinn Hardtail
Posts: 93
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Funny to read. I just bought a bike and it was a toss-up between the Bruiser 1 and a Devinci Chilipepper. Devinci is a bike company out of Montreal that is really making a name for themselves and I opted for them due to some better components and a kick ass frame. Of course the Bruiser was a close second but I am very happy with what I bought. At the end of the day though I always find that as long as I am playing on the mountain the most important thing is you attitude. The bike will take care of the rest. Worrying too much about the bike just takes away from the ride.
Good Times is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 01:54 PM   #13
DK Drop
The Real Chuck Norris
 
DK Drop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SK, CA
Bikes: 2003 Norco Sasquatch, Marzocchii Jr. T, Hayes Hydros, Mavic 729's
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good times, how is that hot little number working for you? What did you end up paying for it in the end after taxes were all said and done. I was looking around there site after you had mentioned them, and looks like they are putting together a good package.
DK Drop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 02:11 PM   #14
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
Posts: 8,533
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Good Times
Funny to read. I just bought a bike and it was a toss-up between the Bruiser 1 and a Devinci Chilipepper. Devinci is a bike company out of Montreal that is really making a name for themselves and I opted for them due to some better components and a kick ass frame. Of course the Bruiser was a close second but I am very happy with what I bought. At the end of the day though I always find that as long as I am playing on the mountain the most important thing is you attitude. The bike will take care of the rest. Worrying too much about the bike just takes away from the ride.
nice bike!!! Seems like alot of people are getting new toys for the summer
jsigone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 02:44 PM   #15
crashnburn
Senior Goat Hearder
 
crashnburn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How bout a Fihser Mullet? I love thier naming structure for the freerides.

http://www.fisherbikes.com/bikes/bik...ns&bike=Mullet
crashnburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-05, 04:10 PM   #16
Trekster2005
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i got a trek bruiser one, saved the money in the diference adn got new mech and forks, good plan bat man
Trekster2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-05, 09:08 AM   #17
BlkHawkDown
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cali
Bikes: Trek Bruiser 2
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got the Bruiser 2, I found heavy (like you said) and the break like to sqeak alot, I bought it 2 days ago for 600 USD. Do I need to wear my breaks in?
BlkHawkDown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-05, 09:16 AM   #18
bruiser2
Ex Go-Kart racer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: PA
Bikes: Trek Bruiser 2
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They will work better after wearing them in, i never noticed the difference too much because the bruiser2 was my first bike with disc brakes until i bought new pads about a week ago. I put them in and all i thought to myself was, "wow, these pads suck" then about an hour later they began working better and better. Just give them time to wear in. My brakes really dont squeek much except on the front because I bent the disc a bit and now im waiting to replace it with a smaller 6-inch disc.
bruiser2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-05, 06:57 PM   #19
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
Posts: 8,533
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
like most brakes, u have to brake them in. Give it a few rides. BTW congrates ont eh new ride. My Bruiser 1 is holding up JUST fine. Though I had to tru the rims already.
jsigone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-05, 08:02 PM   #20
BlkHawkDown
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cali
Bikes: Trek Bruiser 2
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsigone
like most brakes, u have to brake them in. Give it a few rides. BTW congrates ont eh new ride. My Bruiser 1 is holding up JUST fine. Though I had to tru the rims already.
Do you how long it will take? Because my front brake is fine, stops good and doesn't sqeak.
BlkHawkDown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-05, 08:06 PM   #21
bruiser2
Ex Go-Kart racer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: PA
Bikes: Trek Bruiser 2
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
it shouldnt take more than a few hours id guess, cant really give you an exact time though.
bruiser2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-05, 10:57 PM   #22
em9ty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If practice makes perfect, and no body's perfect, why practice? <<<---they practiced it the wrong way..thats why no body are perfect~
em9ty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-05, 11:33 PM   #23
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
Posts: 8,533
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlkHawkDown
Do you how long it will take? Because my front brake is fine, stops good and doesn't sqeak.

shouldn't take more then a few hard rides to break the pads in.
jsigone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:51 PM.