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07-02-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,663
Posted By deerfly

Enjoy your bike! It's nice to see people buying...

Enjoy your bike! It's nice to see people buying quality bikes from some of the smaller brands.
Marin seems like one of those companies that makes some really good bikes but not a lot of people are...
06-26-14, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 537,027
Posted By deerfly

I am curious if this is only a Trek issue. These...

I am curious if this is only a Trek issue. These fork models are used by other bicycle makers so unless Trek, or the other makers, have specific requirements for their brand only, I would think...
06-12-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 537,027
Posted By deerfly

Here you go, 2012 Trek geometry tables: ...

Here you go, 2012 Trek geometry tables:

http://www.trekbikes.com.ua/doctrek/geometry_2012.pdf

I bought my 8.3 in late 2012 and could have gone with a 2013. I liked the look, feel and fit of the...
05-31-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By deerfly

Canhead, you probably already know this but there...

Canhead, you probably already know this but there are some really good prices on brand new 2013 Muirwoods on Ebay. They are running about 45% off list price.

I admire you for not jumping on the...
05-26-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 537,027
Posted By deerfly

The Neko is kind of the women's version of the DS...

The Neko is kind of the women's version of the DS line.
05-22-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,586
Posted By deerfly

Just curious, not that there is anything wrong...

Just curious, not that there is anything wrong with Trek but with so many other choices out there, why are you limiting yourself to one brand? When I look to buy a bike I try to get a good view of...
05-19-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,586
Posted By deerfly

As to your question on frame size. A 17.5" frame...

As to your question on frame size. A 17.5" frame should fit someone who is 5'8" perfectly. Not sure why it felt small to you, maybe you aren't used to riding a bike with the seatpost sticking out 5...
05-18-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,586
Posted By deerfly

If you are going to be staying mainly on paved...

If you are going to be staying mainly on paved surfaces than I agree that an FX is a much better choice. I own a DS and mainly use it for bombing down dirt roads, I have a Cannondale Quick, which is...
05-17-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,469
Posted By deerfly

Add another vote for the Quick Carbon 1. That is...

Add another vote for the Quick Carbon 1. That is one nice looking ride. I'd be willing to bet 99% of the people would never notice added weight from the hydraulic brakes.
04-28-14, 05:10 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,757
Posted By deerfly

The bouncy seat, the high rise handlebar/bar end...

The bouncy seat, the high rise handlebar/bar end arrangement. Those aren't "upgrades". You have a really nice performance Hybrid that's been turned into a comfort bike.
04-27-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,757
Posted By deerfly

+2 Kind of degrades the purpose of a higher...

+2
Kind of degrades the purpose of a higher end Hybrid.
04-26-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,115
Posted By deerfly

There's an intelligent statement. OP, if...

There's an intelligent statement.

OP, if you are looking at the FX line, than you should be comparing it to the Cannondale Quick line, not the CX line.
04-07-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,945
Posted By deerfly

The black flies aren't too bad here in the...

The black flies aren't too bad here in the southern part of the state but up near Acadia, where our camp is, they will drive you nuts. As you know, you are never prepared.
04-07-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,945
Posted By deerfly

Relax. He's talking about the OP, they got into a...

Relax. He's talking about the OP, they got into a pissing contest in another thread.
04-01-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,201
Posted By deerfly

Not to sound argumentative but themishmash is...

Not to sound argumentative but themishmash is right. You are taking a performance hybrid and downgrading it to a comfort bike. The price of the items is irrelevant. But, it is your bike so you are...
03-31-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,515
Posted By deerfly

A while back I had mentioned something about you...

A while back I had mentioned something about you buying and selling so many bikes in a short amount of time. You yelled at me.

I can relate to not being keen on road riding, which is why I will...
03-27-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,743
Posted By deerfly

The Cannondale Quick owners seem to be out...

The Cannondale Quick owners seem to be out numbered in these forums and that's okay with me, I don't want what everybody else has anyway. I am a huge fan of the Quicks. But, as someone else already...
03-26-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,231
Posted By deerfly

Have you checked out the Marins on EBay? There...

Have you checked out the Marins on EBay? There are some really sweet deals. If this dang snow ever melts I'll get to try out my new Rock Springs and the wife can try out her new Bear Valley. I bought...
03-09-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,121
Posted By deerfly

For that money I got a piece of crap truck,...

For that money I got a piece of crap truck, originally priced at $25,000. I win.
Not sure where you were going with that.
03-08-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,121
Posted By deerfly

So,,,,would you buy a Specialized Crosstrail Pro...

So,,,,would you buy a Specialized Crosstrail Pro Disc for $1,980? :)
03-08-14, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,918
Posted By deerfly

I've purchased 2 bikes from this same vendor in...

I've purchased 2 bikes from this same vendor in the past few months, one for my wife and one for myself. Both were about half what I could get them elsewhere. I also know of other people from this...
03-07-14, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,918
Posted By deerfly

Out of curiosity, what prices were you seeig on...

Out of curiosity, what prices were you seeig on the Marin San Rafael DS1 and DS2?

Both can be had for some pretty good prices:
...
03-07-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,800
Posted By deerfly

If you are going to stay with the bike you have,...

If you are going to stay with the bike you have, you may want to try a stem like this:
...
03-06-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,121
Posted By deerfly

I think you misunderstood him. He said "try...

I think you misunderstood him. He said "try building your own from the frame up.", which implies that you already have the frame and are adding the components. This is indeed an expensive project and...
03-04-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,169
Posted By deerfly

It depends on how the dimension is written....

It depends on how the dimension is written. "Horizontal" and "effective" top tube are a center line to center line dimension from the seat post to the stem, this is the amount of "reach". "Actual"...
03-03-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,169
Posted By deerfly

Not necessarily true, the intent of my DS is for...

Not necessarily true, the intent of my DS is for riding dirt roads and light trails. For anything heavier, I use a MTB. For pavement I use my SL2.

Neither of those 2 bikes would keep up with the...
03-02-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,418
Posted By deerfly

Agreed.

Agreed.
03-02-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,418
Posted By deerfly

The Specialized website has the Ariel top tube...

The Specialized website has the Ariel top tube length listed as "Top Tube Length, Horizontal". This is the same as "Effective top tube" and is independent of top tube angle. On this particular bike,...
03-01-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,418
Posted By deerfly

No disrespect intended, but, are you sure on...

No disrespect intended, but, are you sure on this? The XL is a 21.6" frame. That sounds way too big for someone who is 5'6".
03-01-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,418
Posted By deerfly

Not so sure I would go with larger than what you...

Not so sure I would go with larger than what you have. The Medium Crosstrail is a 17.5" frame, my DS8.3 is also a 17.5" frame. Both the DS and Crosstrails have similar frame geometries. My height is...
02-28-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,800
Posted By deerfly

"In retrospect I really wonder what Trek's design...

"In retrospect I really wonder what Trek's design philosophy was with these..."

The DS bikes, at least the older ones, seem to be modeled after cross country mountain bikes. These bikes tend to...
02-28-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,800
Posted By deerfly

I am 5' 9.5" and got the 17.5" frame. I had test...

I am 5' 9.5" and got the 17.5" frame. I had test ridden the 19" but was a little too stretched out. As I mentioned earlier, the DS's run a long frame compared to a lot of other brands.
02-28-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,802
Posted By deerfly

Are you asking me if I feel my bike is of "crappy...

Are you asking me if I feel my bike is of "crappy quality"?
Yeah, that's what got me interested in the first place. The crappy quality was a real eye opener. I had been looking for a piece of junk...
02-28-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,800
Posted By deerfly

My apologies, you were caught in the learning...

My apologies, you were caught in the learning curve. Been there, done that. My first bike was a Trek 7100 and I realized quickly I hated that bike when my wife could go faster than I on long...
02-27-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,800
Posted By deerfly

I remember a while back you posted a pick of your...

I remember a while back you posted a pick of your Escape 0. In looking at how you had it set-up, my first thought was that you were either really short or you picked a bike that was too big for you....
02-26-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,800
Posted By deerfly

The DS line, even the older ones, have a pretty...

The DS line, even the older ones, have a pretty long top tube length. This will cause you to put more weight on your arms to hold yourself up. On my 8.3 I ended up installing a shorter stem which...
02-23-14, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By deerfly

You made the right choice. In the long run I...

You made the right choice. In the long run I think you will be much happier with what you got over the Marin. That's not to say that the Marin isn't a decent bike but for the type of riding you will...
02-23-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,802
Posted By deerfly

If we are going to start talking alternate...

If we are going to start talking alternate brands, for the price, this Marin tops them all.
...
02-22-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,802
Posted By deerfly

Geez...I wish someone had told me this before I...

Geez...I wish someone had told me this before I spent $950. For the longest time I actually liked my bike, now I find out it has "goofy wheels", how embarrassing....kind of like walking around with...
02-21-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By deerfly

If you really like the Cannondale but the price...

If you really like the Cannondale but the price is too high, you may want to take a step down and look at the Quick 4. These sell in the $700 range and are decent bikes. The fit and feel would be...
02-21-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By deerfly

Even though both bikes are considered hybrids,...

Even though both bikes are considered hybrids, they serve different purposes. Both are decent in their own catagory but the Cannondale is more of a pavement bike while the Marin is a combination of...
02-19-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By deerfly

giantcfr1: "I ride in all temps here. Our...

giantcfr1:
"I ride in all temps here. Our winters get to about -5 deg cel. in the mountains during the day, and about 3 deg cel. in the city for commuting. The snow on my commutes gets to only about...
02-17-14, 11:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,859
Posted By deerfly

Just to clarify, I wasn't suggesting those brands...

Just to clarify, I wasn't suggesting those brands were the only ones that made D/S Hybrids, I was only using those as examples. There are many brands that make dual sport bikes that are just as good....
02-17-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,859
Posted By deerfly

Though 2 of my bikes fall under the...

Though 2 of my bikes fall under the classification of “hybrid”, I no longer tell people that I ride a hybrid. When you say that, people think of a bike with a bouncy seat and a very upright riding...
02-15-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By deerfly

I can relate. I just picked up a new MTB a month...

I can relate. I just picked up a new MTB a month ago and all I've been able to do is adjust the derailleurs and seat height. Snowing again today.....
02-15-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,147
Posted By deerfly

Here is another one from the same vendor. Just...

Here is another one from the same vendor. Just like the bike in the above post, it's a sweet ride for the price.
...
02-14-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By deerfly

Which bike are you referring to? The specs on the...

Which bike are you referring to? The specs on the bike in the link I provided are better than what you described in your original post. Plus, it's a 29er, which is what you said you were looking for.
02-14-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By deerfly

If you could go a little more than $500, the bike...

If you could go a little more than $500, the bike in the link below is a pretty good deal. Comes in other sizes too. It's a little above entry level but certainly not over kill.
...
02-09-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,147
Posted By deerfly

There are various sites on the web which will...

There are various sites on the web which will list a hierarchy level of components and you may find some variations from one chart to another. Here is one from a UK website that has a simple chart....
02-09-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,147
Posted By deerfly

Where are you getting your information from? The...

Where are you getting your information from? The Sirrus Elite does not have Tiagra components, it has a mix of Acera and Alivio, which are both mountain bike components. It also had a carbon fork,...
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