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05-21-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 60,275
Posted By zerogravity

It honestly felt perfect. I actually lowered the...

It honestly felt perfect. I actually lowered the fork to 80mm for a little lower CG and easier climbing. But for a rougher trail I go back to 100mm. As far as handling, to me the sweet spot was...
05-03-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 60,275
Posted By zerogravity

I somewhat agree but I don't. I took my dual...

I somewhat agree but I don't. I took my dual sport 8.4 everywhere at stock form. I did realize after riding both on the pavement and dirt I liked dirt more. So the MTB hardtale conversion started....
01-09-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,452
Posted By zerogravity

I think the reason for the lack of comments is...

I think the reason for the lack of comments is because the subject has probably been talked about many times. If you look at some of the past posts of the same subject line, you will get a ton of...
01-06-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,136
Posted By zerogravity

Kinda hard to say what is considered "Durable". ...

Kinda hard to say what is considered "Durable". Are we talking frames or components? Components, well..are pretty self explanatory..u have the less expensive ones, they will fail. By brother had...
01-06-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,086
Posted By zerogravity

Hayes Rotors are horrible for noise..period. That...

Hayes Rotors are horrible for noise..period. That and they overheat. Well, if you are slowing from moving over 30+ mph on dirt, they aren't too good.;)
01-06-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7,663
Views: 2,489,789
Posted By zerogravity

The Marlin is a great platform! My wife has a...

The Marlin is a great platform! My wife has a Mamba and she loves it!
01-04-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7,663
Views: 2,489,789
Posted By zerogravity

Hey Bud!!! Yeah..it's actually dirty but in the...

Hey Bud!!! Yeah..it's actually dirty but in the pic you don't see it.
01-04-14, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7,663
Views: 2,489,789
Posted By zerogravity

I think it's been over a YEAR since i have posted...

I think it's been over a YEAR since i have posted here. Anyway, here is my DS 8.4 with new mods.
Crank Brothers:
Iodine Carbon Bar cut to 720mm
Cobalt 3 80mm Stem
CObalt 2 Seat Post
Iodine 2...
05-15-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,937
Posted By zerogravity

I have a Dualsport 2012 8.4. I comes with 700x35...

I have a Dualsport 2012 8.4. I comes with 700x35 tires. I frequently switch between my 700x32 Hardcase tires for road and 29x2.2 fronts and 29x2.0 rears for cross country mountain biking with the...
05-13-13, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By zerogravity

With a budget of about $700, i want to recommend...

With a budget of about $700, i want to recommend Crank Brothers wheels. Assuming you do more trail/all mountain stuff, the Iodine series would fit the bill. Way lighter than the Dusters and...
05-11-13, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,620
Posted By zerogravity

I have taking it over 44mph in the dirt, went...

I have taking it over 44mph in the dirt, went down 4' drops, jumps a whole lotta jumps..and the frame is still good. Yes, the DS is a pretty tough bike.:)
05-09-13, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,620
Posted By zerogravity

My DS 8.4 has come a long way..

It's been a while since i have posted...so here is what my 8.4 has evolved to.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/467023_10151603004913491_25187130_o.jpg

Hopped Up Parts List:...
03-04-13, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 733,562
Posted By zerogravity

SO i posted my before and after pics about a year...

SO i posted my before and after pics about a year ago here. Just letting peeps know im still active and managed to keep my weight off....
11-30-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By zerogravity

Thought I'd SHare...

TREK FX 7.5 for $400!...
11-27-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,766
Posted By zerogravity

I would have to agree. I have been running my...

I would have to agree. I have been running my Slant 6's tubeless(i have the tubeless conversion from stans on my stock wheels) and they are not the greatest for tubeless. Once they are worn, ill...
11-27-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,766
Posted By zerogravity

LOL..a little late but here it goes in case...

LOL..a little late but here it goes in case anyone else wanted some answers.

I got a shorter stem so the bike would REACT quicker on top of not being so hunched over.
For a Bigger rotor, i had to...
11-27-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,307
Posted By zerogravity

The fork gave me no problems when suspension was...

The fork gave me no problems when suspension was needed. As i got more adventurous with my Offroad riding, going faster and doing bigger drops and jumps, i started to feel the need for MORE TRAVEL...
11-15-12, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,307
Posted By zerogravity

Here is the Scoop. The FX 7.4 has a carbon...

Here is the Scoop.
The FX 7.4 has a carbon fork.
The FX 7.4 DISC does NOT have carbon Fork.

If you do more Pavement, get an FX.
If you are a Lighter rider(180 lbs or lighter) get an FX
If...
11-07-12, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,313
Posted By zerogravity

I hear ya..and i can really appreciate an honest...

I hear ya..and i can really appreciate an honest answer. Enjoy the new ride! Hope to see many pics of it soon.
11-07-12, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By zerogravity

Get the Bonty...it is what is MEANT for the FX.

Get the Bonty...it is what is MEANT for the FX.
11-02-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,313
Posted By zerogravity

Im still trying to figure out what the issue is. ...

Im still trying to figure out what the issue is. If they are replacing the frame with a BETTER carbon frame, what's the big deal? Fine, i can understand you don't care for the looks..but its...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,239
Posted By zerogravity

Here is the vid of this weekend's ride. ...

Here is the vid of this weekend's ride.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUQDvwZBrxY&feature=youtu.be
10-24-12, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By zerogravity

The 8.3 is a great bike. Not sure what you are...

The 8.3 is a great bike. Not sure what you are second guessing on..but truth be told, the bike can take a whippin'. It will last you YEARS. Enjoy it and give yourself goals, not obstacles.
Replies: 1
Views: 1,239
Posted By zerogravity

1 year Anniversary Newbie Ride at the Fullerton Loop!

Fully Loop 1 Year Anniversary Ride!

(Slow Pace)

I can't believe I have been riding for a year!!! Lets celebrate by riding and bringing a 1st time Newbie to this event! More info to come!

We...
10-02-12, 12:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,086
Posted By zerogravity

I installed my old avid rotors from my RF to the...

I installed my old avid rotors from my RF to the DS. No Noise.
09-30-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 21,397
Posted By zerogravity

Good luck to you bud..hope you find the RIGHT...

Good luck to you bud..hope you find the RIGHT bike for your needs! :)



I think that also was the biggest reason for me going with Trek..the LBS was just so good to me, i WANTED to support them...
09-27-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 21,397
Posted By zerogravity

SLX is just the better group. I really don't...

SLX is just the better group. I really don't think one who rides casually actually needs anything higher than SLX to be honest. YOu are right on the 8.3..it is closer to the Giant so that may be...
09-27-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,086
Posted By zerogravity

I think to clarify a bit, the frame was not...

I think to clarify a bit, the frame was not replaced because of the squeeling of the brakes. It was changed COMPLETELY as in evolution just like cars are changed every few years or so. If it were...
09-27-12, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 21,397
Posted By zerogravity

One thing you have to also take into...

One thing you have to also take into consideration is that yes, $250 may be a BIG difference, but if you were to buy the better components separately, you will be paying DOUBLE. IMO, buy what feels...
09-27-12, 02:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,086
Posted By zerogravity

The bike is an awesome bike. The Noise issue is...

The bike is an awesome bike. The Noise issue is HAYES. Get rid of the rotor and u will get rid of the noise. PERIOD. I find it kinda ridiculous that Hayes suggested mounting a rack to lessen...
09-25-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,086
Posted By zerogravity

I actually UPGRADED to Deore brakes from the...

I actually UPGRADED to Deore brakes from the stock Hayes brakes. I did a write up a while back and listed that as one of my upgrades. I originally wanted an 8.5 but it wasn't available at the time...
09-24-12, 03:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,086
Posted By zerogravity

It will be a year that i had my DS 8.4. I rode...

It will be a year that i had my DS 8.4. I rode it last night for teh first time in a few months and had forgotten about the brake squeal..which is non existent on my Rumblefish. I have SLX Brakes...
09-17-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,114
Posted By zerogravity

I would change some of your setting first. ...

I would change some of your setting first.
Options to try:
If you are not too concerned with your power stroke, lower your seat post 1/2" at a time until you find a happy medium for power and...
09-14-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,410
Posted By zerogravity

I started on my DS 8.4 with a 700x38 fr/rr then...

I started on my DS 8.4 with a 700x38 fr/rr then 2.2/2.0. On my Rumblefish i have a 29x2.4/29x2.2 rear
09-13-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,242
Posted By zerogravity

THere could be a number of reasons for the mushy...

THere could be a number of reasons for the mushy feel. Im thinking the tires were not inflated enough, although the FX tires are stiffer for sure. 2 minute ride really doesn't do anything too. YOu...
09-13-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 980
Posted By zerogravity

New Material for Hybrid?

http://vimeo.com/37584656#
09-11-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,104
Posted By zerogravity

Redshield is covered by any TREK dealer. The...

Redshield is covered by any TREK dealer. The shifting will be part of the tuning, but if you broke a spoke, more than likely you will have to buy a spoke and have them install it.
09-08-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,922
Posted By zerogravity

corwin1968 is correct on his analysis on why...

corwin1968 is correct on his analysis on why MTBers use wider bars. I have since converted my DS 8.4 back to just road use and the wider 75cm bars/7cm stem just isn't practical for road use. ...
09-07-12, 11:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,838
Posted By zerogravity

Thanx for that..i noticed it and wondered if it...

Thanx for that..i noticed it and wondered if it was indeed some sort of suspension built in. I guess it would be fine now as a TRUE Hybrid. As a performer, i don't think i would like the Flex...
09-07-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,104
Posted By zerogravity

If you have Redsheild, then you can take it to...

If you have Redsheild, then you can take it to ANY Trek Dealer. THe dude sounds like an ASS. I wouldn't go back to him..and for the record, BIKE SHOPS SCREW UP ALL THE TIME. The good ones at least...
09-03-12, 04:55 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 61,014
Posted By zerogravity

My DS 8.4 ...

My DS 8.4
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/531261_10150767673893491_451075041_n.jpg

My Rumblefish 1...
09-03-12, 04:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 60,275
Posted By zerogravity

Welcome! Please tell us about your 8.6..i'd love...

Welcome! Please tell us about your 8.6..i'd love to know more about it form your experience.

Since im upgrading my Rumblefish with XT components, the my 8.4 will be inheriting my 10sp SLX...
08-15-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,838
Posted By zerogravity

If you want to stretch out more, just get a...

If you want to stretch out more, just get a longer stem(100-120mm) and have a offset Seatpost.
07-31-12, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,704
Posted By zerogravity

Honeslty, i think the stock tires, although...

Honeslty, i think the stock tires, although knobby treads are actually pretty goon on the road. It is quiet and does roll decently for a knobby tire. I would just save your $$ and wait until they...
07-27-12, 02:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,838
Posted By zerogravity

I wonder what kinda warranty they offer and if...

I wonder what kinda warranty they offer and if the you have to send the bike back, would you have to pay to ship it back to them? Looks like a good buy though..just like the security of my LBS i...
07-23-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,838
Posted By zerogravity

The head tube length is longer making it more...

The head tube length is longer making it more upright like you said. The "reach" for the handlebars are much shorter. I know when i first got my 2012 DS 8.4, i had some sore back issues because of...
07-14-12, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,582
Posted By zerogravity

You also might want to check out the rim tape..if...

You also might want to check out the rim tape..if the spokes are poking your tubes it will cause a flat. I would replace both tubes and start fresh. As far as tires, i been using these on the...
07-11-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,304
Posted By zerogravity

Sigh..100% agree. :(

Sigh..100% agree. :(
07-07-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By zerogravity

There really aren't "hybrid specific" wheels out...

There really aren't "hybrid specific" wheels out there to be honest. If you want disc wheels, try to find the narrowest 26" wheel you can find..otherwise, there are quite a few 26" road tires out...
07-06-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,304
Posted By zerogravity

I have a lot of roadie friends who are super...

I have a lot of roadie friends who are super cool..knowing i do mostly if not ONLY MTBing. I have also heard from them that at times, other roadies will not even look at you if your bike is not...
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