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    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.

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    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.

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    yeah i agree with Jason its a saweet bike!~

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    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.
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    Yeah, the fork on the Bruiser 1 is crap. The Bruiser 2's Mz-comp isn't much better though...

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    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.
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    If you put stiffer springs in the 2, it totally changes it.
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    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.

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    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?
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    $409 USD for a Brusier 1 is retail, so not to far off.
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    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.

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    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.
    I used to feel bad I had no brakes untill I passed a man with no seat

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    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.
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    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

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    How bout a Fihser Mullet? I love thier naming structure for the freerides.

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    i got a trek bruiser one, saved the money in the diference adn got new mech and forks, good plan bat man

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    it shouldnt take more than a few hours id guess, cant really give you an exact time though.

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    If practice makes perfect, and no body's perfect, why practice? <<<---they practiced it the wrong way..thats why no body are perfect~

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    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.

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