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07-02-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,424
Posted By Trek13

Exactly what I plan on doing, thanks. I'm going...

Exactly what I plan on doing, thanks. I'm going to be renting a 2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp for a week before I decide which 29er to buy. I'm a newbie and I want to test the local trails...
07-01-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,424
Posted By Trek13

Yeah, I'm thinking the Fuels have come a long way...

Yeah, I'm thinking the Fuels have come a long way in the last few days. They've even won trail bike of the year, twice I believe.
07-01-13, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,247
Posted By Trek13

Thanks, I tried out 2013 Trek Rumblefish that has...

Thanks, I tried out 2013 Trek Rumblefish that has Avid Elixir 3s and they were pretty good. I think many of the issues with brakes revolve around proper set up by dealers. I've decided I'd rather...
06-27-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,247
Posted By Trek13

Avid Elixer 1 vs Shimano M395??

Hi,

During my search for the right MB, I've found that the Elixer 1s are definitely lacking some bite. How do they compare to the M395s? One of the bikes I'm looking at, Giant Trance 29er 2 comes...
06-26-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,424
Posted By Trek13

Thanks guys, I know I'm all over the place trying...

Thanks guys, I know I'm all over the place trying to decide on the right bike. I've always had trouble committing. Just ask my wife. :lol: I know that I want a FS for sure now. I really do like...
06-25-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By Trek13

OK, everyone can disregard. I decided to pass on...

OK, everyone can disregard. I decided to pass on the bike, but thanks for the informative info.
06-25-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By Trek13

24x36t or 24x38t?

Hi, I'm considering buying a 2012 Giant Trance 3 that was converted over to a 2x10 with 24x32t. Owner just removed the third ring and replaced it with a Bashguard. I would like more top end. I'm...
06-25-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By Trek13

Thanks guys, I'm going to contact by LBS and see...

Thanks guys, I'm going to contact by LBS and see how much they would charge to replace the chainring to a 36t, replace Bashguard if needed and add link to chain.
06-25-13, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By Trek13

Are these considered upgrades to a Giant Trance 3?

Hi, I'm looking into buying a slightly used 2012 Giant Trance 3. Seller stated he was willing to take $1200 cash. He mentioned that the bike also has Kendra Nevegal Stick E tires and a Stump...
06-24-13, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Trek13

What pics? Haven't gotten a mountain bike yet. ...

What pics? Haven't gotten a mountain bike yet. LOL. My LBS has a 19.5" 2013 Fuel EX8. It's an inch too big, but I'm going to take it for a test ride during the week and compare it to the Anthem X...
06-24-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Trek13

Stopped by the LBS last weekend. Turns out that...

Stopped by the LBS last weekend. Turns out that Trek is having a rebate on the Fuel EX8. I can get the bike now for $2350. Now it's decision time. Hmmmmmmmmmmm
06-23-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By Trek13

Thanks, those look like a good compromise.

Thanks, those look like a good compromise.
06-23-13, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By Trek13

New tires for My Trek 7.3 FX?

Hi,

I'm looking to change my 700x32 stock tires to something more cross cycle and a bit wider(35mm is max I think). I need to ride on some loose gravel to keep up with my daughter Trek 200MT. ...
06-23-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,424
Posted By Trek13

Thanks guys, I'm really torn between this 26" FS...

Thanks guys, I'm really torn between this 26" FS and 29er FS. Any 29er FS with similar components is going to be more expensive. No rebates on 2013 models yet (ex. Trek Fuel 29er). I did find a...
06-21-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,424
Posted By Trek13

2013 Trek Fuel EX 8 26er?

Hi, went to my LBS again. This time they had a 2013 Trek Fuel Ex 8 26er on sale. MSRP is $2849 and they have it on sale for $2350. I see that Trek has a $340 rebate on this bike. Never really...
06-19-13, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Trek13

Thanks guys. Definitely sticking withe the FS...

Thanks guys. Definitely sticking withe the FS bikes. I did see a 2013 Fuel EX8 in the shop. Very nice set up with top of the line components. Not sure I want to spend close to $2700 though. ...
06-19-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Trek13

Thanks, the Anthem X29er 2 should be ready to...

Thanks, the Anthem X29er 2 should be ready to test ride tomorrow. I went back to the LBS and the sales guy put in more air in the rear shock. It had come to the shop with 50psi! I told him I liked...
06-19-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By Trek13

I doubt we will here anything before September.

I doubt we will here anything before September.
06-16-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Trek13

Hey guys, thanks again for your comments. I took...

Hey guys, thanks again for your comments. I took out the 2012 Giant Anthem X2. The bike wasn't completely tuned up. I only test rode in the parking lot doing curb and island jumping though. I...
06-16-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Trek13

Thanks, at this point I'm only considering 29ers....

Thanks, at this point I'm only considering 29ers. I have been advised that 85% of the riders on my trails ride FS. At this point, I think I would be better off with a FS 29er. Consider the 2012...
06-15-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Trek13

Thanks guys, no I haven't picked out the bike...

Thanks guys, no I haven't picked out the bike yet. I'm still waiting for the leftover 2012 Giant Anthem X to come in. Also, I've looked up you tube videos of my local trails and they seem less XC...
06-15-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Trek13

5'"9", 179lbs now. Looking to get down to...

5'"9", 179lbs now. Looking to get down to 170-175 and loose some muscle mass by doing a little more cardio, less weights and less food.:)
06-13-13, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Trek13

So, there is still hope for me at "only" 51yo....

So, there is still hope for me at "only" 51yo. :lol:
06-13-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Trek13

Thanks guys, my gut tells me to go FS, but my...

Thanks guys, my gut tells me to go FS, but my wallet tells me HT should suffice :). I guess I'll know better after I take out the FS for a test ride. I can tell you that a 29er HT absorbs impacts...
06-13-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Trek13

FS 29er or HT 29er for 51yo?

Hi,

I'm in the market for my first mountain bike. Trails near me vary from XC to Trail riding and from beginner to advanced. No huge drops or super fast descending and moderate ascending. ...
06-09-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,267
Posted By Trek13

Most common bikes used for XC and Single Track competitions?

Hi,

I'm just curious what are most commonly used bikes in these two disciplines now?

Thanks
06-08-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 778
Posted By Trek13

About to buy a 2013 Trek X-Caliber. Your thoughts?

Hi, I went back to my LBS and test rode the 2013 29er X Caliber 19" and the 12 6500 26er HT. I rode the X caliber first this time. I must say that the colors look much better in person. I took the...
06-07-13, 03:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,511
Posted By Trek13

Very well put and one of the reasons I'm...

Very well put and one of the reasons I'm considering a Trek 6500 HT26er instead of a HT 29er.
06-06-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,870
Posted By Trek13

Thanks, I'm going to stop by the LBS and see if...

Thanks, I'm going to stop by the LBS and see if they can do $1200 cash OTD. If not I'm going to ask them to at least throw in a good u lock. I only have a cable for my FX and know that the 6500 is...
06-06-13, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,870
Posted By Trek13

Thanks! Still deciding.

Thanks! Still deciding.
06-05-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,870
Posted By Trek13

I wish I was only 40! LOL You're still a kid. ...

I wish I was only 40! LOL You're still a kid. Wait until you hit the big 50!
06-04-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,870
Posted By Trek13

Yeah, I know. I already have the 7.3 FX. LOL. ...

Yeah, I know. I already have the 7.3 FX. LOL. My wife would kill me if I ever had three though. LOL
06-04-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,870
Posted By Trek13

Thanks guys. On that 6500 I noticed that the...

Thanks guys. On that 6500 I noticed that the grips had no ends to keep them in place like the online pics show. I was able to rotate them ever so slightly. This is something that should be...
06-04-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,870
Posted By Trek13

No question, if I was your size, I would go with...

No question, if I was your size, I would go with the 29er. I wish they had a 650b 27.5"er to test ride. I have to say, the 29er felt more like a comfy touring mountain bike to me, where as the 26er...
06-04-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,870
Posted By Trek13

2012 Trek 6500?

Hi,

I went into my LBS to check out some 29er hardtails, specifically Trek's, Mamba, Cobia and X Caliber. I love Treks. I told the LBS that my price range was 1K-$1200. This would be my first...
05-07-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,798
Posted By Trek13

Thanks, I'm 5"9, 178lbs, but with a 32" inseam. ...

Thanks, I'm 5"9, 178lbs, but with a 32" inseam. I rode the 19" as recommended by dealer it felt good. The front forks on the Mamba are coiled, so no chance of leaking like air, correct?
05-07-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,798
Posted By Trek13

2013 Trek Mamba 29r and additional maintenance?

Hey guys,

Currently own a Trek 7.3FX. Thinking of buying a 29r mountain bike. How much more maintenance do they require with the addition of Hydraulic brakes and coiled front suspension? I'm...
04-21-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,368
Posted By Trek13

Thanks, my daughter actually volunteered to go...

Thanks, my daughter actually volunteered to go riding later.:thumb:
04-21-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,368
Posted By Trek13

Thanks so much for all the info. I went biking...

Thanks so much for all the info. I went biking with my daughter again yesterday. The seat kept dropping. Turns out I stripped the hex screw and I could not tighten it enough. I was using a US hex...
04-20-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,368
Posted By Trek13

Well I took her biking yesterday. After about 20...

Well I took her biking yesterday. After about 20 mins of riding the seat post came a little loose again and dropped the seat down an inch or so. This happened right before we were going to hit a...
04-19-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,368
Posted By Trek13

Thanks, that was one of the first things I did. ...

Thanks, that was one of the first things I did. The rear wheel seems to be spinning well. Much quicker than her 16", but not nearly as fast as my 700x32c. She said she wants to go riding today...
04-16-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,368
Posted By Trek13

Thanks, not sure how graded the hills are. I...

Thanks, not sure how graded the hills are. I will say that they are not noticeable by car. Here are the specs on her bike:

FramesetFrame

20" Dialed frame size, Alpha Silver Aluminum

...
04-16-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,368
Posted By Trek13

Thanks, moderator can you re post this in the...

Thanks, moderator can you re post this in the rec/family forum? I don't want to have duplicate posts. FYI, I did increase the tire pressure and I raised the seat a little. Still waiting for my...
04-15-13, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,368
Posted By Trek13

Just bought my daughter a Trek Mystic 20".

Hey guys/gals,

I just bought my daughter a Trek Mystic 20" with white knobby tires. She is coming off a 16" Giant Bella. She just turned 7. She's about 48" tall and 55lbs. I've taken her out...
10-28-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,377
Posted By Trek13

Sounds like an idea, thanks.

Sounds like an idea, thanks.
10-28-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,377
Posted By Trek13

I'll let you know after Halloween! :)

I'll let you know after Halloween! :)
10-27-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,377
Posted By Trek13

You were so right. I always thought my paint job...

You were so right. I always thought my paint job was just a gloss black. I put on my reading glasses and took the bike outside to do the paint and realized (after 3 weeks) that it actually has some...
10-26-12, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,377
Posted By Trek13

Thanks for the responses. I went to CVS and...

Thanks for the responses. I went to CVS and bought Revlon 270 Stiletto (Black) Colorstay nail polish. I haven't had a chance to apply it yet. I will do it this weekend and let you know how it...
10-25-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,377
Posted By Trek13

Enamel Paint for chips?

Hi,

I just noticed that on my three week old black FX there are a couple of small chips in the paint by the rear axle. Can I use Black Enamel paint for touch up or can I get touch up paint from...
10-25-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,164
Posted By Trek13

I think 500+ lumens would be good for your...

I think 500+ lumens would be good for your headlight.
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