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03-01-16, 04:55 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Hey ColonelSanders, I appreciate your helpful...

Hey ColonelSanders, I appreciate your helpful advice/suggestions back in October regarding possible upgrade choices. I'm switching to a double crankset (10 speed) with the Ultegra series of Shimano...
02-29-16, 09:25 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

I agree 100%, being clipped in is a more...

I agree 100%, being clipped in is a more efficient ride. My thought was if his 20 mile roundtrip commute involved many stop & go (defensive) situations being clipped in would not be very safe for...
02-21-16, 10:56 AM
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Posted By ROB DS

Anyone riding on Graphene tires, check out this...

Anyone riding on Graphene tires, check out this video from Vittoria.....very cool. I've just put a couple hundred miles or so on some Vittoria Revolution city/touring tires (700x32), pretty spunky...
01-13-16, 08:16 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Hello SlinkyWizard, this posting is from 8/15,...

Hello SlinkyWizard, this posting is from 8/15, hope this helps, ride safe & have fun.


http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=472993&d=1440455012&thumb=1...
10-10-15, 06:29 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

I've had my 2013 8.4 DS almost 2 years now. I'm...

I've had my 2013 8.4 DS almost 2 years now. I'm going to need a drivetrain (group set?) upgrade this January (5700 miles) or so. Any thoughts or suggestions for a Shimano upgrade that I can suggest...
06-11-15, 03:53 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

No, @ 55 you're still under the 60 curmudgeon...

No, @ 55 you're still under the 60 curmudgeon limit.....so you're safe for now. However we look forward to having you join our group in 5 short years. My 8.4 is also a 21" frame, I'm 6'3", 34" inseam...
06-10-15, 11:35 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Welcome to all the new DS owners, exciting to see...

Welcome to all the new DS owners, exciting to see all the action on the board. One of the first upgrades I made was switching to a Bontrager adjustable stem, this will give you lots of options for...
05-07-15, 08:36 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Only the front

Only the front
04-25-15, 08:28 AM
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Posted By ROB DS

Here are the pictures of the new replacement QR,...

Here are the pictures of the new replacement QR, I'm sure some cycling purest will find that the color coordination doesn't fit quite into their Feng Shui color cycling scheme. I semi-gingerly (26...
04-25-15, 12:10 AM
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Posted By ROB DS

I got my bike back with the replacement QR, I...

I got my bike back with the replacement QR, I thought Trek did a great job jumping on this recall. I'm not sure about the "stupid" analysis but my thoughts are riders do sell/trade bikes and a newbie...
04-15-15, 07:20 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

I would suggest switching to a Bontrager...

I would suggest switching to a Bontrager adjustable stem, this will give you lots of options for fine-tuning.
04-10-15, 05:13 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

This site (Tires Direct) has 4 reviews on the...

This site (Tires Direct) has 4 reviews on the Michelin Protek. I thought the Bontrager LT1 700x38 that came with my bike was pretty comfortable, however it really depends on what type of surface you...
04-01-15, 09:13 AM
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Posted By ROB DS

Hey Intransit, 32s a bit harsh? What type of...

Hey Intransit, 32s a bit harsh? What type of surface do you ride. Thanks for any info.
04-01-15, 09:02 AM
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Posted By ROB DS

2500kms = 1553.42798 miles, I typically replace...

2500kms = 1553.42798 miles, I typically replace my rear LT3s between 1400-1600 miles which is about every 4 months. I won't ride on a tire that has minimal tread left in the center, It's dangerous,...
03-31-15, 11:37 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

I just ordered a pair of Panaracer T-Serv Protex...

I just ordered a pair of Panaracer T-Serv Protex 700 x 32mm tires, from Bike Tires Direct, read the reviews, lots of great feedback regarding the roll, feel & durability. This will be the first 32s...
03-27-15, 11:20 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

I've been testing a Bontrager LT1 35C Hard Case...

I've been testing a Bontrager LT1 35C Hard Case Lite (80 psi) on the rear for almost 4 months now and like the feel of the tire and plan to switch out the front Bontrager LT3 (700x38) soon. I also...
03-20-15, 03:14 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Hey Ian, I tried to send you back a personal...

Hey Ian,

I tried to send you back a personal message response but I'm not allowed to until I've had 50 postings?

Not much help from MMR, I received again pretty much the same standard reply,...
03-02-15, 05:06 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Thanks again, I don't mind going through the...

Thanks again, I don't mind going through the effort/time but I hate to lose any of the data. I'm talking about over 330 rides in the last 15 months, information that's really invaluable. I sent a...
03-02-15, 04:29 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Hey Limbot, thanks for all the great info &...

Hey Limbot, thanks for all the great info & charts, looks really functional. I hate to lose all my data to this point but maybe it's time to make a change (bite the bullet) and see what will...
03-02-15, 12:36 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Hey Manc, thanks for the feedback. My LBS...

Hey Manc, thanks for the feedback. My LBS replaced the stock chain (October 2014) with a SRAM, I believe it was a PC-9 type and was in the $40 range. They thought because of the type & amount of...
03-02-15, 11:41 AM
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Posted By ROB DS

A few thoughts.... It's exciting to see so...

A few thoughts....

It's exciting to see so many riders choosing the Trek DS, I can't wait to hear their feedback/review after they've had a chance to ride a few times. It's also nice to see the...
01-01-15, 12:35 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Thanks for the general info but still looking for...

Thanks for the general info but still looking for answers to my questions. I ended up getting some 35s for both bikes and will report back when I collect more/miles data. I found this great article...
10-19-14, 04:48 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

TIRE INFO I would appreciate some...

TIRE INFO

I would appreciate some knowledgeable riders or shop owners giving me feedback/thoughts on tires. I'm really interested in someone's experience with Aramid fiber bead tires. I...
10-10-14, 07:25 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Thanks for sharing, the bike looks great and the...

Thanks for sharing, the bike looks great and the trail sounds amazing. This is a link with some info on this trail.Profile of the Capital Crescent Trail (http://www.cctrail.org/cct_general_info.htm)
08-24-14, 08:04 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Recall info

I was contacted via email & snail mail regarding this recall, this is part of the original message. When I got the notice I immediately checked the serial numbers on both bikes to see if they ended...
08-11-14, 11:45 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

I ride on asphalt, the average elevation gain for...

I ride on asphalt, the average elevation gain for my 15 mile ride is now between 900-1100 feet. I typically do this ride in under 75 minutes, I'm not sure how beneficial the bar ends would help me...
07-31-14, 04:11 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Thanks Steve for the info. Mine appears to have...

Thanks Steve for the info. Mine appears to have the same travel and resistance/feel at two clicks or when completely open. I'm testing it the same way by pushing down on the steering with my weight...
07-31-14, 12:14 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

I went for a ride this morning and tried dialing...

I went for a ride this morning and tried dialing the RST fork off the locked position by 2 clicks. It's my opinion that the two clicks (travel) has the same play or give as if the fork was in the...
07-30-14, 10:49 AM
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Posted By ROB DS

I got my bike back 3 weeks ago and have now put...

I got my bike back 3 weeks ago and have now put on almost 200 miles (189.25) on the new RST forks. All pavement (road) hill sprint rides; the forks (locked) are certainly more firm or ridgid with...
07-12-14, 08:47 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

ON THE ROAD AGAIN- Well I finally got my bike...

ON THE ROAD AGAIN- Well I finally got my bike back (2 weeks & 1 day) and went out for a quick 15.8 mile hill (road) sprint this morning. The RST fork has a different feel, I don't know if there's a...
07-10-14, 06:54 AM
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Posted By ROB DS

Old Glory has a detailed article (Caldwell) that...

Old Glory has a detailed article (Caldwell) that rates the best 10 mountain bike grips and gives the riders some different options. It also has some pretty cool (helpful) illustrations that really...
07-09-14, 08:41 AM
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Posted By ROB DS

My LBS just received the replacement forks so I...

My LBS just received the replacement forks so I dropped by to take a peek before they are installed on our bikes. The color wasn't horrible and isn't really an issue with me, however, I'll see when...
07-07-14, 08:03 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Well, I hope this isn't the standard practice by...

Well, I hope this isn't the standard practice by Trek but an error made in ordering from your LBS. I guess I better go into my local shop tomorrow and find out what type of forks (remote lockout?)...
07-07-14, 12:15 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Has anyone heard anything on the Trek recall, we...

Has anyone heard anything on the Trek recall, we took our bikes in the day after receiving the e-mail alert/recall notice from Trek and have received very little info. I called my LBS today and he...
06-26-14, 07:01 AM
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Posted By ROB DS

Sunsanvil, thanks so much, that's invaluable...

Sunsanvil, thanks so much, that's invaluable info. I've copied/printed your post so not to appear as a complete newbie when I talk to the shop guys today. Yes, I don't want to (Yikes!) cross that...
06-25-14, 09:16 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

Hey Sunsanvil, thanks for the reply and sorry it...

Hey Sunsanvil, thanks for the reply and sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was misreading the sequence of the threads.

I would say that my shoulders are pretty straight and my back is...
06-25-14, 08:00 PM
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Posted By ROB DS

TREK RECALL It appears that my trusty Trek...

TREK RECALL

It appears that my trusty Trek will be on the disabled list for a few day, below is an email regarding a Trek recall. DO NOT RIDE YOUR BIKE and contact your trek retailer. The...
06-22-14, 10:40 AM
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Posted By ROB DS

Hey Steve, thanks so much for starting this Trek...

Hey Steve, thanks so much for starting this Trek DS thread/forum, it has lots of informative postings..... especially for this newbie.

BIKE REVIEW - Anyone that's looking for a great...
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