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    Pix of my new bike. Have questions, help!

    Here's my new Trek fuel ex 6. I only tried riding it for about 30 seconds. i will ride it later. I think the rear shock is on lockout or something, and I dont know how to unlock it!? When I first rode it, I heard a loud creak noise, maybe by the rear shock. (Im not sure if it even has lock-out)






    With Maxxis CrossMark



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    Oh wait no it doesnt have lock-out lol. I couldn't make it budge. I dont want to break it.

    [Edit] Nvm, I just went out and its just stiff. But its awesome!!! Its so much stiffer then squishy Bruiser. And air forks are so much nicer. I can't wait when I go out later.



    The brakes are not nearly as powerfull as Bruiser even though they're both MX1's, and dang the sram shifters are different lol. Thumbs in two locations heh. This is my first non all-AL bike frame material, first 9 speed, first air suspension. Its sweet
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    Air forks...aren't nicer. Maybe better than what you had


    check the air ... there could be more air in there than you need. Which is why it feels super stiff...there should be "some" negative travel on it

    cheers

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    I just got back from a 2 mile ride, and wow im amazed. Its insane up hills, it rolls really fast, and I have twice as much control on it then the Bruiser. The only thing I dont like is that I'm leaning way to forward. My arms are incredibly sore, and my hands hurt because I have so much weight on the grips. I think Ill wear gloves now. I wonder if I can tilt the seat backwards more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    The brakes are not nearly as powerfull as Bruiser even though they're both MX1's
    Give them time to break in.


    The only thing I dont like is that I'm leaning way to forward. My arms are incredibly sore, and my hands hurt because I have so much weight on the grips. I think Ill wear gloves now. I wonder if I can tilt the seat backwards more.
    Most of it is probably due to the fact that the geometry is more XC oriented than your Bruiser.

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    I was just out for one and a half hours, and Ive gotten use to it. The rear shock is a bit too stiff, but other then that its an awesome bike on and off road. The tires are pretty cool too. I went over a huge puddle and not one drop of water flew up at me. HOt damn it goes freakin FAST.









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    if that's your house and pool ...
    wow, big.
    trek bruiser 1

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    oh, and nice bike.
    trek bruiser 1

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    nice what you pay for it and were you get it

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    $1500 at uh my bike shop. Well I got 950 credit from Bruiser. But with tires and tax it was alot
    Another BF member got the bike at $1200. Lucky
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    looks like a nice bike. and that looks like a really nice/big house also. if i had a house like that i would be riding around a turner flux built up from the frame

    that is a pretty sweet ride though. and i bet it is friggen fast.

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    Ok, lets put the Loki togther, if you want help I will come, I am dying to see that thing up and running.

    Oh yeah, nice fuel

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    What tool do I need to make some air come out the rear shock? I think the most the shock has compressed is about a centimeter.

    Ill probably build the bike in a few weeks lol.

    What does that gate knob do? Should I turn it to where it's more near the shock, or further away??
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    take the platform things out of the clipless pedals.
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    Beautiful bike, there! May I ride it? I promise to treat it nice..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    What tool do I need to make some air come out the rear shock? I think the most the shock has compressed is about a centimeter.

    Ill probably build the bike in a few weeks lol.

    What does that gate knob do? Should I turn it to where it's more near the shock, or further away??
    Air should come out of the shock the same way you get air out of a tube with a Schraeder valve. But go buy a shock pump and then tell your LBS you want the manual for the shock. Or go to the RockShox site download the manual. The gate controls the threshold release of the Motion Control. The setting of the gate depends on your weight and riding style/preferences.

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    what are your impressions of the maxxis crossmarks? i've heard good and bad things about them...

    i see you've got the same fork, brake levers and shifters as i do, too. you're riding with clipless pedals with a little plastic thing - that's meant for people trying out the bike, no? it's gonna break off after a few rides.

    is that a deore top-swing i see as the front derailleur?

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    I dont mild the pedals, but I love cage kinds. And yeah thats a deore one. Im not tooo impressed with it. Its slow on shifting and yesterday it derailed the chain to the bottom bracket area. The shifters work great. But the tires are sweet. It has massive traction on cement. Maybe 2x as much as my Hansventures. It corners pretty well. The coolest part is if Im going over puddles, not one drop of water is thrown upon me

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    great pool!!, nice house as well (if its yours..)

    nice fuel, and cmon build up the LOKI i want to see how good it looks!!!!

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    E,
    You better start racking up the miles if you want to catch up to me
    I just got the bike out of the shop and will be on the trails tomorrow morning.

    I had a new tube put in (hate those damn goat head thorns) and my bombshell pedals put on.

    Just over 160 miles on the bike and everything seems to be well adjusted.
    I'm thinking about a MTB vacation in Utah this September.

    Just a couple of shots:





    I made this for about $25 so I didn't have to lay a few bikes on one another when heading out.

    "When you find yourself in a deep hole, stop digging"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    The only thing I dont like is that I'm leaning way to forward. My arms are incredibly sore, and my hands hurt because I have so much weight on the grips.
    Slide your saddle back a centimeter or two and then try it again.

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    Cool Ill do that.
    heh Ed I have 51.8 miles in 3 days, Ill catch up
    Nice sticker decal thing.

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    I had a little over 160, and tonight I ran the river run (exactly 30mi) but don't really count it because it's just a regular bike path.

    The decals are cheap but high quality (actually free for me). My brother has a little side gig on EBay.
    http://motors.search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZrsvrider

    Hitting Redd Road in the morning for maybe 12mi single track.

    Keep your rubber rolling and down...
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