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    I just got my DS8.4 bike back yesterday after...

    I just got my DS8.4 bike back yesterday after recall work... I was told 1 week, it took 2.5 weeks to complete. LBS told me same thing Friday last week when I called: "we got the skewer we are still...
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    It is stated as Voluntary.... no need for deaths...

    It is stated as Voluntary.... no need for deaths to trigger a congressional hearings to make them to it. Not pointing fingers at any other fine product manufacturers

    Scott, Trek Recall Bicycles...
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    My LBS also took the bike and said it should be...

    My LBS also took the bike and said it should be about a week. They didn't exactly pry it, but I wasn't exactly eager to ride it until fixed either. I understand the chance of failure is slim, but...
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    +1 on lots of shifting. on flats I am...

    +1 on lots of shifting. on flats I am consistently on highest ratio 3-9(48 crank, 11 cassette), but if I have to stop and go I start from 2-6. If there is an uphill I will go all the way down to the...
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    I love my 2012 DS8.4 (I liked the older beefier...

    I love my 2012 DS8.4 (I liked the older beefier frame), I had a moment where I thought dam I should have gone for a FX or something roadier, but I love going off the road when I feel like it. My...
  6. On my 2012 DS8.4 (Hayes) Back brake is silent,...

    On my 2012 DS8.4 (Hayes) Back brake is silent, front is quiet until it builds up some heat/residue, going on dirt path makes front pretty noisy. No vibarations/rattling or anything like that, only...
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    If a DS is the type of bike you like, it sounds...

    If a DS is the type of bike you like, it sounds like a good deal. I bought a brand new DS8.4 in 2012 for $800 and love it, I wouldn't pony up the *new* price for a 8.5 given the difference, but at...
  8. I don't have any noise making bell/horn what not,...

    I don't have any noise making bell/horn what not, when I ride in the local trails I holler out a loud "Hello, good day" to any walkers/hikers I am rapidly approaching.... so i guess that makes me...
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    i tuck in headwinds and downhills

    i tuck in headwinds and downhills
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    happened to me, tube was clearly defective at the...

    happened to me, tube was clearly defective at the seam, as it inflates it stretches leaking air in a weak spot, it deflates and closes the hole, each infation makes the weak area/hole bigger until it...
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    Yeah...those two 36% grade look nasty, short but...

    Yeah...those two 36% grade look nasty, short but nasty, pick up some speed and shift down to keep your pedaling cadence up, don't drop to granny gear right away but shift down to keep cadence up, the...
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    I would argue that there is no such thing as...

    I would argue that there is no such thing as "robs you of energy" when the goal is exercise All you have to do is output the energy/calories... where it goes is a different story and someone else's...
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    There have been some very good comments on this...

    There have been some very good comments on this forum with regard to suspension forks and weight. Basically, if you are doing it for fitness, it doesn't matter.... a carbon fork may be a little more...
  14. over 2000m climb dam.....

    over 2000m climb dam.....
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    I have a 8.4 DS and absolutely love it..... that...

    I have a 8.4 DS and absolutely love it..... that said, I looked at the 8.5 and quickly dismissed it. It is starting to get a bit much for a bike that is really a master or nothing. Come up with a...
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    Right through the local ditch

    This time of year is amazing in the local ravines, tons of salmon jumping up the stream, the fall colors are awesome, even in the forest it is a carpet of red and yellow (looks nice, deadly in case...
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    I just had a wasp fly into my loose fitting...

    I just had a wasp fly into my loose fitting t-shirt through the neck.... that was fun. "Spandex" sounds like a good remedy
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    Typical mob mentality in seeking validation for...

    Typical mob mentality in seeking validation for one's choice. Happens all the time, "I made choice A and its the best... come on who's with me!" or "Yea I know the new one is out, but the old one is...
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    All of those are sad stories, however when...

    All of those are sad stories, however when listening to the local news, cars hitting pedestrians on sidewalks and cars hitting other cars seem just as common. I don't think you can do much beyond...
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    really?lottery win and you get a bike?...... I'd...

    really?lottery win and you get a bike?...... I'd find a new sport and get me one of these:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323595004579066870199429900.html
  21. It kills me that I haven't found anything like...

    It kills me that I haven't found anything like this out in the Durham area, the northern Pickering/Ajax areas are amazing with barely used roads surrounded by farms and conservation areas with nice...
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    Close enough...

    Close enough
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/escape.rx.composite/14808/66196/
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/anyroad.1/14819/66151/#specifications
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    That Anyroad looks very interesting... somehow...

    That Anyroad looks very interesting... somehow seems just below par for specs though... seems like the large crank should have been 50 teeth, add a lockable suspension fork and upgrade the disk...
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    Thanks for the replies, dropping the wheel off at...

    Thanks for the replies, dropping the wheel off at the LBS to have it fixed. The spoke was probably faulty to begin with or may have taken a hit from something while I was off road.
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    What the....why would this happen

    Yesterday while zipping along a smooth road (albeit, I was mashing through some hiking trails just the day before), I heard a "pzzziiiiing, click click..." didn't think much of it... thought it was a...
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