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Old 08-27-14, 12:26 PM
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Just got off phone with LBS...they apologized profusely...going to clean bike and then deliver it to my home along with a $200 store gift card....makes me feel lots better....can't wait to get it back and ride.....
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Old 08-28-14, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by kingfish51 View Post
Just got off phone with LBS...they apologized profusely...going to clean bike and then deliver it to my home along with a $200 store gift card....makes me feel lots better....can't wait to get it back and ride.....
NICE! So, from what I have read in the last few posts, the recall is for the IS forks not the PM forks. Just looked at some pics I took of my 8.4 and sure enough, Post Mounts! So I should call my LBS tomorrow and ask for my bike back? When I called Wednesday for an update they said the forks should be in by Friday!!

EDIT: Researching what IS forks are could have saved me time also.

The Trek recall on their site states it's the IS forks.

"A number of the bicycle models below were made with an SR Suntour suspension fork on which the fork dropouts can break. The fork is model NRX and has IS mounts (figure 1). If this happens, the rider could lose control of the bicycle
and be injured. Both standard and WSD models are affected.

Here is a pic of my bike zoomed in on the forks.
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Old 08-29-14, 07:13 AM
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It's amazing that these bike shops are dropping the ball on this. It should be a no brainer when you bring the bike in....look at the mount...it eliminates the bike right away...I think there are lots more people in this situation....I am so happy for this forum as my bike would still be at the shop otherwise....thanks to all the posters....now i need to get some upgrades with my gift card....new pedals and saddle....any suggestions???
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Old 08-29-14, 01:41 PM
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Confirmed with Trek over the phone my bike is not part of the recall. Informed the LBS now going to pick it up
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Old 08-29-14, 01:59 PM
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I lucked out. Took my bike in the day after I got the email. 48 hrs later i had it back with the new fork installed. Not sure this vita is as good a fork as the suntour was but I certainly don't want my dropouts breaking.
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Old 08-29-14, 06:42 PM
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On the 15 mile breakin ride. Now to add my own bits.

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Old 08-29-14, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
No not the thickness of the handlebars but the width/length from one end to the other.
Sorry about that, I will measure them tomorrow and let you know
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Old 08-31-14, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by woodyman4916 View Post
On the 15 mile breakin ride. Now to add my own bits.

This is a very vague question, but how fast do you find your DS to be?
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Old 08-31-14, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
This is a very vague question, but how fast do you find your DS to be?
I would say fast enough. I have 56 miles on it and I averaged about 14mph on rolling roads.

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Old 08-31-14, 09:54 PM
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Hi all, first time poster. I'm about to pull the trigger on a 2015 DS 8.4. If I recall, in 2014 Trek had two 8.4 models. One with Shimano brakes and one with Tektro brakes. I was hoping for Shimano brakes but they do not appear to be available in 2015. Is this a significant loss? Will the Tektros be ok? Thanks.
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Old 09-01-14, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by kingfish51 View Post
.now i need to get some upgrades with my gift card....new pedals and saddle....any suggestions???
You've only had the bike since March ( less time in the shop) so you're probably not quite where you know what does and doesn't work.

I'd suggest some bar-ends to give you more positions, some new pedals ( assuming you've got the same stock crap ones that came with the 2013 DS 8.4 and started creaking and falling apart after a couple of months ) and then see what happens.
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Old 09-01-14, 02:59 AM
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I'm pretty shure the Shimano one was 8.5DS. The shimano's are supposedly more reliable and my lbs said they dont need to bleed them as often. That was at least they're experience.
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Old 09-01-14, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Eagle1 View Post
Took my 2013 8.5 in to my LBS a couple of days ago, they took pics of the S/N and the forks. I wouldn't leave my bike with them, but they actually preferred that I not leave it...., they said it's taken about a week for the new forks to come in from Trek once ordered, we'll see. At least the glossy white replacement fork shouldn't be to much of an issue with my color scheme, although I would prefer the matte finish (I could almost get away with a black fork).



I would love to see your bike with the new fork! I have the same style 8.5DS and I am hoping it has the Remote lock-out and that it looks decent. Thank you!
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Old 09-01-14, 02:18 PM
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This bike seems more like a hard tail 29er than a hybrid.
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Old 09-01-14, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Trek 85 DS View Post
I would love to see your bike with the new fork!....snip
I'm still waiting for the fork to come in at my LBS...., but yes, the replacement fork is suppose to have the remote lock-out. It's my understanding that the white forks are on back-order.
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Old 09-02-14, 02:16 PM
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So...the saga continues...for some strange reason I didn't look at the mount when I got my bike back last week....I did look at it over the weekend and noticed it is an IS mount....since Trek wasn't open over the holiday weekend I couldn't get hold of them to ask what was up....I talked to a guy a Trek support and after discussing it with him and then sending him a close-up photo he determined my bike is recalled....it is amazing that between my LBS and Trek they have managed to screw this up so badly....so I am now without a bike again....Trek has no idea how long for replacement fork....they were going to notify LBS and I guess they will be as shocked as I am....although I think they should have checked before bringing the back back to me....seems like there are lots of people dropping the ball here.....and I am the one losing good riding time....I did go on a nice 24 mile ride Sunday.....glad I am still in one piece!!....to be continued....
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Old 09-02-14, 04:57 PM
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Ugh, I have been looking at specs on the two forks, the SR Suntour NRX and the RST VITA. The NRX has a Aluminium steerer whereas the Vita has a steel steerer. From the specs I could find on similar NRX forks and what I think is the most probable Vita fork the weight difference is probably around 15%. (That is over 200 grams.) I haven´t received the new fork, and I haven't seen or felt the difference so these are just speculations, and I hope I'm wrong.

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Old 09-04-14, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Love that colour.

How wide are your handlebars.
25 inches end to end
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Hey guys, I am about to purchase an 2015 8.4DS for $799 +tax. Good enough deal? Anything to keep an eye out for??? Any MUST HAVE adds????

Thanks
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It lists for $879 so I would say that's a great price. I just ordered one as well and will get it next week.
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Originally Posted by birddog1 View Post
25 inches end to end
Thanks for that info.

That is just a tad wider/longer than I would ideally like, but not so far from my ideal, that I would have any issues with that.
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Old 09-05-14, 02:03 PM
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I was going to try putting bar ends inside the controls but there's not enough real estate on the factory bars. I'd need to add 3 cm width. Outside is fine.

I think I'm going to upgrade to mtb forks and down rate the travel. Just not that excited about the rst vita. Also going to rebuild my wheels with better spokes and put my knobbies back on them as well as have a better wheelset put together for touring. Hurry up, Christmas!
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I think I'm going to upgrade to mtb forks and down rate the travel. Just not that excited about the rst vita. Also going to rebuild my wheels with better spokes and put my knobbies back on them as well as have a better wheelset put together for touring. Hurry up, Christmas!
Better spokes? What is wrong with the original spokes and what do you gain from having better spokes? I am asking because I didn't know that this was something you could upgrade.
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Better spokes? What is wrong with the original spokes and what do you gain from having better spokes? I am asking because I didn't know that this was something you could upgrade.
You can, at a cost. But it depends on your personal needs and maybe what you weigh. I'm 232 lbs and I want to use my ds for touring. Mainly because I have a fork lockout fetish. The wheels are only 32 spokes. Touring bikes are usually set up at 36 spokes. It's a weight distribution thing around the rim. So far I've only broken one factory spoke. Fine if you have 10 miles to the nearest facility. NOT something to "let ride" for a week. So, swiss stainless spokes are on the list. I was quoted about 80 bucks per wheel spokes and labor.

I want to do this for days I take the bags off and go single tracking.

My other wheels will be built with better hubs, stainless spokes, better double wall rims, and some type of "touring" tire. And will cost between 5 and 6 hundred bucks. Why? So I can switch them out quickly from touring to singletrack and back with minimal effort.

But again. It depends on what YOU want to do. Taking on sets of stairs? Get a full mountain bike. Bad roads, with holes? Think about spokin' up.
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Old 09-08-14, 10:00 AM
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It does look like Scott olso have the fork problem After what i could read in a Norwegian web site. I will never bay a bike with a Suntour fork thats for sure but this is very sad for Trek and Scott who has to deal with this problem.
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