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Old 06-13-18, 11:16 AM
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I own 2012 DS8.5. The crankset is Shimano FC-M431 48/36/26 (ALVIO) 9sp. The 48T outer ring is ts not true (due to small accident). It is difficult to find a replacement ring, but possible. I am thinking about replacing the whole crankset.
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1. Recommendations for crankset? May be better (lighter).
2. Do I have to replace the bottom bracket. I think that mine is BB-UN26 Not Hollowtec.

I guess I can change to Shimano Alvio M4000, But I'll have to change the BB and I am not sure if the frame will fit.
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Old 06-13-18, 01:45 PM
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It sounds like you currently have a square taper bottom bracket, which threads into the frame. There are other bottom bracket specifications that use those same threads (like Hollowtech and others), but few of us are probably experts on it. The bike mechanics over in https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/ may be able to provide more targeted recommendations.
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Old 06-15-18, 07:36 PM
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ready for summer with an xt drivetrain and dt swiss e1700 wheels for my 8.5 2015
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Would this bike be good for college in pittsburgh? I plan on riding it as a commuter but I want to be able to switch the tires out and ride some mtb trails. Would it hold up? Right now I'm looking at the 2019 ds 1
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Originally Posted by JG1967 View Post
Nice! I did something similar with my 12 8.5 DS except I kept the stock wheels.

Shimano SLX Crank

Shimano XT Front Derailure

Shimano XT Shadow Plus Rear Derailure

Shimano SLX Rear Cassette

Shimano SLX Chain

Shimano XT shifters

Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon Riser Handlebar

Bontrager XXX 31.8 Stem

Bontrager Paradigm Race Saddle

FSA K-Force Offset Seat Post

Trek Crossrip Carbon Fork

Michelin Pilot Sport Tires - 700X25

Shimano MX80 Saint Flat Pedals

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I wish to upgrade the FD on my DS8.5. Am I correct that I need the type with the High Clamp (Top pull or Dual Pull)? is there enough room on the tube between the BB and the lower boss of the water bottle?
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Old 06-18-18, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by shakyfromwakey View Post
ready for summer with an xt drivetrain and dt swiss e1700 wheels for my 8.5 2015
What XT model crank do you have on your bike?


With the benefit of hindsight I realise now that I made a mistake in not buying the 2015 DS 8.5.


I held off at the time due to not liking the crank on it, but I should have just upgraded that crank and a few other things.


That colour scheme is one of the best I have seen on a hybrid.
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Old 06-18-18, 07:07 AM
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Would this bike be good for college in pittsburgh? I plan on riding it as a commuter but I want to be able to switch the tires out and ride some mtb trails. Would it hold up? Right now I'm looking at the 2019 ds 1
I think the factor that would hold me back on a brand new bike for college as the act of locking it up due to threat of theft. You'll invariably get a lot of scratches on the paint from bike racks and such. And Pittsburgh weather won't be friendly to it, either (y'ins get snow and all!). I think if I were buying a bike for college use (commuting, etc), I'd find a used bike on Craigslist. If you really want disc brakes for all-weather conditions, you do have used options:

Here's a Gary Fisher: https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bi...617274181.html

Less expensive Diamondback: https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bi...608478874.html

Even less expensive Mongoose: https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bi...606083557.html

Don't get me wrong -- there's nothing wrong with a new DS -- it's just a lot of money to spend on a bike that you'll have locked up out in the weather.
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Old 06-18-18, 10:04 AM
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the crankset is SHIMANO Deore XT FC-T781 Hollowtech II with I think 44-32-22 rings had this on my fx3 but after putting bontrager race wheels on the fx3 was much faster making the gearing a bit low so put the xt-t8000 groupset on the fx3
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That colour scheme is one of the best I have seen on a hybrid.
Trek used to have some downright attractive paint jobs on their bikes. My 2015 Verve 3 has a beautiful gloss black and metallic blue color combo that is really striking to me. I think they've lost a bit of their "art" in the last few model years.
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Originally Posted by yossia View Post
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I wish to upgrade the FD on my DS8.5. Am I correct that I need the type with the High Clamp (Top pull or Dual Pull)? is there enough room on the tube between the BB and the lower boss of the water bottle?
What is the current front derailer on it? Depending on the model year, your cable may come from the bottom or the top, and a down swing (high mount) derailer may or may to interfere with your bottle cage mounts, depending on your frame size and cage mount placement. I think the best advice is to try to match the style as best you can (I think you probably have a top swing derailer, which has the low mount).
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Originally Posted by shakyfromwakey View Post
the crankset is SHIMANO Deore XT FC-T781 Hollowtech II with I think 44-32-22 rings had this on my fx3 but after putting bontrager race wheels on the fx3 was much faster making the gearing a bit low so put the xt-t8000 groupset on the fx3
That is a really good looking crank.


I may still be purchasing it for one of my bike projects I have in the works.
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Trek used to have some downright attractive paint jobs on their bikes. My 2015 Verve 3 has a beautiful gloss black and metallic blue color combo that is really striking to me. I think they've lost a bit of their "art" in the last few model years.

Keeping in mind that correlation does not necessarily mean causation , it seemed that Trek may have been disappointed with the sales figures for their chrome 8.6DS and decided to play it safe afterwards for the top DS model(s).
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Old 06-19-18, 05:24 AM
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Trek used to have some downright attractive paint jobs on their bikes. My 2015 Verve 3 has a beautiful gloss black and metallic blue color combo that is really striking to me. I think they've lost a bit of their "art" in the last few model years.
My husband has that one and its so pretty. My Neko is a pretty color but i feel pretty meh about it to be honest. I got the California Sky Blue. The step through frame FX comes in mint, id love to have that color option.
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