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    Trek Fuel ex 7.0

    HI!!
    I want to buy the Trek Fuel 7.0. fs ('08)
    Does anyone have this bike?
    I have tried it and i think it keeps its effectivity despite of its kind (fs)
    Originally I had decided to buy a ht (Scott scale 50) but since I ride on rugged terrain I decided to have a look to fs bikes.
    Do you think is a correct choise for me?
    What advice would you give to me about?

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    I still love my '05 Fuel EX8 and the '08's have many improvements so it should be a winner/keeper! I am waiting a few more years for more improvements before upgrading.
    Fuel EX8(05') 2100 ZR(06') 7.5 FX(06')=Best $ I ever spent =~)
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    What other FS bikes have you tried? I'm having a hard time decifering "effectiveity despite its kind"... What kind of riding do you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOR_GR View Post
    HI!!
    I want to buy the Trek Fuel 7.0. fs ('08)
    Does anyone have this bike?
    I have tried it and i think it keeps its effectivity despite of its kind (fs)
    Originally I had decided to buy a ht (Scott scale 50) but since I ride on rugged terrain I decided to have a look to fs bikes.
    Do you think is a correct choise for me?
    What advice would you give to me about?
    I have an 08' EX7. Although it's a good bike, there is better out there. Define "rugged". My local trails are plenty rooty and rocky, but I think that the bike has too much travel and weighs too much. Why not look at 4" travek bikes like the Top Fuels, et cetera?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_F View Post
    What other FS bikes have you tried? I'm having a hard time decifering "effectiveity despite its kind"... What kind of riding do you do?

    none
    I mean...Does the rear suspension operate without any loss?
    I ride on rugged terrain i do some mild leaps e.tc.
    thanx!!

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    Trek Fuel ex 7.0

    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    I have an 08' EX7. Although it's a good bike, there is better out there. Define "rugged". My local trails are plenty rooty and rocky, but I think that the bike has too much travel and weighs too much. Why not look at 4" travek bikes like the Top Fuels, et cetera?

    I cannot find the top fuel series at my local seller, fuel ex only....
    Do you think the rider's power is transferred 100% on the weel?
    I mean...Does the rear suspension operate without any loss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOR_GR View Post
    none
    I mean...Does the rear suspension operate without any loss?
    By loss I assume you mean does pedaling force get absorbed by the suspension, right?

    I think most modern FS bikes have done a good job with the "pedal bob" problem. I know my C'dale Rush feels like a rocket ship, not a hint of losing pedaling force to the suspension.

    How "mild" are your leaps, in terms of feet? Are you rolling off things the height of table tops or kitchen counters? If you were to stand next to one of your leaps, how high up would it come on you? Your knee? Waist? Shoulders? Over your head?

    The largest drop I ride is probably knee height or below (on most rides I don't do anything that big though). I consider my riding as "Cross Country", and the Fuel EX is more bike than I'd need for that kind of riding. XC bikes tend to have less suspension travel but also tend to be lighter than All Mountain bikes like the EX. The Trek Top Fuel may work better for that kind of riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOR_GR View Post
    Do you think the rider's power is transferred 100% on the weel?
    I mean...Does the rear suspension operate without any loss?
    Not even a high end road bike will do 100%, but in general modern rear suspensions do a very good job in this area.

    Your retailer may not have a Top Fuel in stock, but I'd bet they could get one. Or you could find a place that does have one. Most of the other major bike makers also offer XC bikes. My Cannondale Rush is a good example.

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    I just got a Fuel EX8. ('08)
    I love it. I don't need 5" of rear travel but it's plush.
    You can lock out the shock when you don't need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOR_GR View Post
    i do some mild leaps e.tc.
    thanx!!
    hehe

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    no bike is 100%, of course. no FS bike is going to be even close to it really.. but you can use a suspension with lockout, and the Fuel EX is very efficient.
    I have a 9.5, and I love it. I looked at a 6.5 when I bought mine, and liked that one, too.

    I think you'd be pleased with the 7, but in the end that's up to you, and trying it is the best way to know.
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    Trek Fuel ex 7.0

    Thank all of you...
    I have also tried the Focus ''Super bud'' '08
    Do you have any idea about?
    Could you please have a look to the following specs?


    The 2008 Superbud is a full suspension, all-mountain, go-anywhere bike that intergrates cutting edge technology in to our in-house designed full suspension system.

    What makes it tick
    Key Specification


    New 4 Bar alloy frame
    Fox RP2 shock - 91mm r/wheel travel
    Fox 32 F RL fork - 100mm travel
    Shimano Deore XT components
    Mavic Crossride wheelset
    Magura Louise hydraulic disc brakes
    FSA/Concept Extreme finishing kit
    Complete bike: 12.7kg
    Order now


    Focus Super Bud
    Specifications
    Frame Marathon 4 Bar Alu Frame
    Fork Fox 32 F RL, 100mm
    Suspension Fox RP 2
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
    Shift Levers Shimano Deore LX
    Chainset Shimano Deore LX
    Bottom Bracket Included
    Front Front: 44/32/22, Rear:11-34
    Handlebar FSA XC-280 Riser 660 mm
    Stem FSA OS 150
    Saddle Concept Extreme
    Seat Post Concept Extreme 350mm
    Brakes Magura Louise, hydraulic, Disc VR 180 mm HR 160
    Brake Lever Magura Louise
    Wheel set Mavic Crossride 559-19, Disc
    Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic 57-559 foldable

    Geometry
    Size A B C D E F G H I J
    S/42 420 565 70 72 430 20 120 475 38 1050
    M/47 470 585 70 72 430 20 120 475 38 1070
    L/52 520 605 70 72 430 20 140 475 38 1090
    XL/56 560 620 70 72 430 20 155 475 38 1107

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    I have an 06 fuel ex7 .. it has the same suspension design as the current top fuel... the new ex series is supposed to have a superior suspension... if your looking for more efficiency the gary fisher hi fi may be a better choice as it is lighter than the fuel.
    I only pedal uphill.

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    I want one too! But I'm thinking about a 29er. Is that so wrong?

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    Focus ''Super bud'' '08

    Quote Originally Posted by TOR_GR View Post
    Thank all of you...
    I have also tried the Focus ''Super bud'' '08
    Do you have any idea about?
    Could you please have a look to the following specs?

    New 4 Bar alloy frame
    Fox RP2 shock - 91mm r/wheel travel
    Fox 32 F RL fork - 100mm travel
    Shimano Deore XT components
    Mavic Crossride wheelset
    Magura Louise hydraulic disc brakes
    FSA/Concept Extreme finishing kit
    Complete bike: 12.7kg

    Frame Marathon 4 Bar Alu Frame
    Fork Fox 32 F RL, 100mm
    Suspension Fox RP2
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
    Shift Levers Shimano Deore LX
    Chainset Shimano Deore LX
    Bottom Bracket Included
    Front Front: 44/32/22, Rear:11-34
    Handlebar FSA XC-280 Riser 660 mm
    Stem FSA OS 150
    Saddle Concept Extreme
    Seat Post Concept Extreme 350mm
    Brakes Magura Louise, hydraulic, Disc VR 180 mm HR 160
    Brake Lever Magura Louise
    Wheel set Mavic Crossride 559-19, Disc
    Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic 57-559 foldable

    Geometry
    Size A B C D E F G H I J
    S/42 420 565 70 72 430 20 120 475 38 1050
    M/47 470 585 70 72 430 20 120 475 38 1070
    L/52 520 605 70 72 430 20 140 475 38 1090
    XL/56 560 620 70 72 430 20 155 475 38 1107
    GENTS,

    Any news?

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