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Old 03-31-19, 05:26 AM
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I'm thinking about adding bar end grips for more hand positions. But I'll lose my mirror as a result, which stinks when commuting on busy roads. I guess I could get a helmet mounted mirror, though. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna upgrade my tires, brakes, and saddle over the weekend, at any rate, and I think I'm about due to pull the fenders off for the season. I guess I just wanna go faster and be more comfortable! I'm thinking Brooks B-17 saddle, KoolStop cartridge brakes, and maybe Conti GP4000S II tires in 700x28 (down from current factory Bontrager stuff in 700x32). Thoughts?
You can use bar ends and still keep a mirror. I have Ergon GP3 grips with a Mirrycle mirror on one bike and I have a mirror just like this one on another bike. Both mirrors are 100% compatible with most bar end styles.
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Old 03-31-19, 05:11 PM
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Old 04-01-19, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
You can use bar ends and still keep a mirror. I have Ergon GP3 grips with a Mirrycle mirror on one bike and I have a mirror just like this one on another bike. Both mirrors are 100% compatible with most bar end styles.
Oh yeah? I have a Mirrycle as well, but I have the weird Bontrager isozone bars that required a special Mirrycle for it to fit. I wonder if that'll still work.
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Old 04-07-19, 07:38 PM
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I test rode an FX3 yesterday at the local bike shop. I decided to take advantage of the TrekFest Sale and get $50.00 off. They didn't have it in Viper Red, so I ordered one. It should be in Friday.
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Old 04-12-19, 01:55 PM
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FYI for those of you with the Trek TLR wheels on your hybrids. After 2,200 miles on the stock Bontrager AW2 tires on my Trek FSX6, it was time to go full tubeless! Perfect timing with the Trek sale going on, so I dropped about $150 on new TLR tires, TLR rim strips, and valves. I completed the conversion today and it all went very well. No leaks, no issues. I'll report back after I get some miles on the new tubeless set up. I detailed it more in this post: What did you do for your Hybrid today

If your Bontrager wheels say "TLR" you should be all set, but you will need to strip the old rim tape off and pop in the appropriate TLR rim strip, and the appropriate Presta valve. I highly recommend the Kool-Stop tire jack tool. Best $12 I've ever spent and I can't imagine how I'd have gotten these tight tubeless tires on the wheel without that tool and a fair amount of elbow grease.
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Old 04-12-19, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by csrpenfab View Post
FYI for those of you with the Trek TLR wheels on your hybrids. After 2,200 miles on the stock Bontrager AW2 tires on my Trek FSX6, it was time to go full tubeless! Perfect timing with the Trek sale going on, so I dropped about $150 on new TLR tires, TLR rim strips, and valves. I completed the conversion today and it all went very well. No leaks, no issues. I'll report back after I get some miles on the new tubeless set up. I detailed it more in this post: What did you do for your Hybrid today

If your Bontrager wheels say "TLR" you should be all set, but you will need to strip the old rim tape off and pop in the appropriate TLR rim strip, and the appropriate Presta valve. I highly recommend the Kool-Stop tire jack tool. Best $12 I've ever spent and I can't imagine how I'd have gotten these tight tubeless tires on the wheel without that tool and a fair amount of elbow grease.
Good reminder on the TrekFest sale, it ends on the 15th. I might pick up the new Bontrager R3 tires and put them on my flatbar Madone. I currently run 23c tires on them, so I will go up to 25c and see if they will fit.
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Originally Posted by finch204 View Post
Good reminder on the TrekFest sale, it ends on the 15th. I might pick up the new Bontrager R3 tires and put them on my flatbar Madone. I currently run 23c tires on them, so I will go up to 25c and see if they will fit.
Yes, 20% off all Bontrager stuff through Sunday!
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Old 04-13-19, 06:57 PM
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Maybe pics will work now.

Here my bike is the day I picked her up. Also got my Thule rack the same time. It was like Christmas. Lol.


Here's my grips. Had to remove an interior collar and order the Trek accessory kit previously mentioned for them to work. Love the Dremel. These give me a some alternative hand positions so my hands don't go numb. Really just need to use my stomach muscles to take some weight off my hands. Got some Ortlieb accessory bags on her now. Need to take some pics of them.


And here's the wife's FX4.


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Old 04-14-19, 07:21 AM
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Nice bike. Just got a new FX2 myself and have been riding all weekend (weather finally cooperating a bit here in the great white north, lol).

The guy at the bike shop said that the FX3 had a carbon fork that absorbed bumps a bit better. Is that an accurate statement?
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The guy at the bike shop said that the FX3 had a carbon fork that absorbed bumps a bit better. Is that an accurate statement?
Yes, it is.
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Old 04-14-19, 02:42 PM
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Yes, it is.
The price difference was around $300. (Cdn) to go with the FX3. I was tempted for sure. Hope I don't regret not going with that model. I guess I can always upgrade down the road, lol.
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The price difference was around $300. (Cdn) to go with the FX3. I was tempted for sure. Hope I don't regret not going with that model. I guess I can always upgrade down the road, lol.
If you never had it, you will not know you want it or need it. Trust me. I got FX2 and put on a lot of km each and every week commuting and just riding. I dont care that it does not have carbon fork.
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Old 04-15-19, 11:21 AM
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If you never had it, you will not know you want it or need it. Trust me. I got FX2 and put on a lot of km each and every week commuting and just riding. I dont care that it does not have carbon fork.
Ya, that's a good point.

There are so many choices, options, etc. to look at when buying a bike. It can be a bit overwhelming TBH. I had a general sense of what I was looking for and the price range. Very happy with the FX2. Nicest bike I ever owned by a longshot, lol.
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Two rides down now and 60+ miles on the new tubeless set up on my FXS6. Why didn’t I convert sooner! The ride quality and grip is so much better with the tubeless set up. I did 30 miles of gravel today and ran 50psi. They still rolled great and had plenty of traction. If you’ve got Trek TLR wheels on your FX, I’d highly recommend this upgrade. Nice 30 mile gravel ride today around the Prado Basin wetland preserve ponds.





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Old 04-15-19, 07:17 PM
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Ya, that's a good point.

There are so many choices, options, etc. to look at when buying a bike. It can be a bit overwhelming TBH. I had a general sense of what I was looking for and the price range. Very happy with the FX2. Nicest bike I ever owned by a longshot, lol.
If you are worried about ride quality, you could increase your tyre width a bit.
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Old 04-16-19, 07:04 AM
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If you are worried about ride quality, you could increase your tyre width a bit.
The bike came with 700x35 tires which I thought was a good width.

I looked at the Verve 2 disk as well which had 700x45 tires and had suspension in the seat post. It was a bit heavier than the FX2 and was more expensive (I think some of the other components were different too).

The salesman explained that the FX3 came with a carbon fiber fork which absorbed the bumps better than the alloy fork on the FX2. The streets in the Montreal area are really crappy with tons of cracks and potholes. I really didn't want a bike with suspension but maybe I should have considered it, lol.

So far, I'm very happy with the ride quality of the FX2.
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