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07-04-16, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

More like cross-grade itch. Seems that with each...

More like cross-grade itch. Seems that with each iteration they keep creeping the posture away from hardcore MTB and more towards fitness. Cant really know unless someone finds Reach and Stack for...
07-04-16, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

My Kingdom for Stack and Reach measurements.......

My Kingdom for Stack and Reach measurements.... come on Trek...<sigh>
06-21-16, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Then apparently you have never ridden a DS, or at...

Then apparently you have never ridden a DS, or at least taken a close look at its geometry...which is almost identical to Trek's "real" 29er mountain bikes. In fact, the DS is so close to MTB...
06-07-16, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

From the photo it looks like you have your seat...

From the photo it looks like you have your seat quite low relative to the bars. Just curious which size frame is that and roughly what your height is.
06-03-16, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

First question is what will the FX frame...

First question is what will the FX frame accommodate. Unlike the DS, Trek doest make a point of saying what it will accommodate up to so you'll have to go by what other FX riders have already tried...
06-03-16, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Question for all you Crosstrail owners, would you...

Question for all you Crosstrail owners, would you describe the overall geometry/posture to be on the upright side of things?
06-03-16, 05:55 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

That is one SWEET ride. So envious. :) I...

That is one SWEET ride. So envious. :)

I got to take a CX2 out in the parking lot last year and I have do say, I don't actually know what it is, but it just "felt" better/tighter/whatever. I...
06-02-16, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Just got back from the LBS, had a look at the...

Just got back from the LBS, had a look at the 2016 8.4. The geometry (as I theorized last year...
06-02-16, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Greets all. Founding member of the thread here...

Greets all. Founding member of the thread here returning after hiatus... ;)



Really, really boss tire. Had them on a previous bike. Amazing dual purpose rubber. Total confidence on the hard...
05-28-15, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Personally not a fan of the Isozone, and as...

Personally not a fan of the Isozone, and as anecdotal as this is, Trek dropping it to me speaks volumes (either it didn't hold up or people didn't like it/want it...either explanation is reason...
05-21-15, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Something of a recurring theme with the DS line. ...

Something of a recurring theme with the DS line. I'm finding many (though of course not all) people are ending up on frame sizes which would otherwise be on the small side for them in order to get...
05-21-15, 07:24 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Did you swap out the stem? Looks quite a bit...

Did you swap out the stem? Looks quite a bit steeper than stock.
05-19-15, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Yaris 5-door...normally I brag about how much...

Yaris 5-door...normally I brag about how much room there is in it, but even with the front wheel off it is a PAIN to get the Trek DS crammed in there...never mind adding my wife's Neko. We're...
05-15-15, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Glad you like the fit, but your comments are not...

Glad you like the fit, but your comments are not uncommon. The DS line seems to suffer from a slightly odd stack/reach ratio which has people on frames which otherwise might be considered small for...
05-15-15, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Keep in mind that in 2012-2014 Trek was quoting...

Keep in mind that in 2012-2014 Trek was quoting the actual length of the seat tube. In 2015 they shortened the seat tubes...
05-15-15, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Yea, my wife is 5'-10" and she's has difficulty...

Yea, my wife is 5'-10" and she's has difficulty in the past finding a "women's" model that fits her. Not only do few manufacturers offer proportional fit for taller ladies, but rare indeed is an LSB...
05-10-15, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

This is such a radical mod I think its worthy of...

This is such a radical mod I think its worthy of its own name, and I think you inadvertently hit upon it: The "DS JG". :)
05-10-15, 05:42 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

If you have money to burn, sure. But I cant...

If you have money to burn, sure.

But I cant see taking a loss on the Neko just to get a slightly narrower tire (which you could fit on the Neko anyway) and the couple-pound savings on the fork...
05-08-15, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Last two bike my wife bought absolutely HAD to be...

Last two bike my wife bought absolutely HAD to be step through. No, she doesn't ride is a skirt. To her, its just "feminine".

As for bike racks, your mileage may vary but the LBS advised us her...
05-07-15, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Thanks for that. I'll be trying it this weekend....

Thanks for that. I'll be trying it this weekend. Frankly, I got sick of asking about it and being told "you just need to tighten it". Grrrrrr. :)

On a different note, those of you who have...
05-07-15, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

I believe this varies from LBS to LBS. All I had...

I believe this varies from LBS to LBS. All I had to do was bring my serial numbers in (they know which model bikes we have), added our info to a sheet they already had going, and I was given the new...
05-05-15, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

I find this far more disconcerting than the 180+...

I find this far more disconcerting than the 180+ lever issue. And by my read that article is almost 10 years old (last update was 2006)! I guess it didn't create a big enough "storm" for...
05-05-15, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Just picked mine up this afternoon. The QR is...

Just picked mine up this afternoon. The QR is open cam, the nut plastic clad, both no-nos according to Sheldon (http://sheldonbrown.com/skewers.html#choices). Not thrilled.
05-01-15, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

With respect to the OP, your choice of bike has...

With respect to the OP, your choice of bike has nothing to do with components. The three bikes you are looking at are all available in a very similar range of price points affecting the grade of...
05-01-15, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Counter-intuitively, feeling like you have too...

Counter-intuitively, feeling like you have too much weight on your hands does not necessarily mean you are leaning too far forward, although that is what everyone, myself included, automatically...
05-01-15, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

umm..I probably wouldn't use a dry lube in this...

umm..I probably wouldn't use a dry lube in this context, but thats just me. I'd worry about it hardening (which its designed to do) and then interfering with the wippers' mating to the stanchions.
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05-01-15, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Truthfully, with the caliber of forks on...

Truthfully, with the caliber of forks on something like a DS (at least 8.4+), I do nothing. If the wipers are doing their job, and they darn well should be, any thing you put on the staunchion wont...
04-25-15, 05:11 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Quick photo if you get the chance please?

Quick photo if you get the chance please?
04-22-15, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Truth. They may have used a few different QRs on...

Truth. They may have used a few different QRs on these bikes. Mine, with the inline lever, seems to be ok, but my wife's has the offset lever and can definitely swing right around.

EDIT: my...
04-22-15, 06:57 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Just a heads up: both I (2013 DS 8.4) and my wife...

Just a heads up: both I (2013 DS 8.4) and my wife (2013 Neko SL) got recall notices on the QR front axle last night.

Apparently because it can open beyond 180deg it could in theory reach the brake...
04-21-15, 04:56 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

I dont think this has been mentioned: while I...

I dont think this has been mentioned: while I myself would have liked more than one color to chose from, I know for my wife the color of her bike, literally, has been a deal breaker when shopping.
04-20-15, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

While I'm sure dealers definition of this service...

While I'm sure dealers definition of this service differs, at very least it constitutes a "safety check" in that if anything is obviously askew they should notice it (or I would hope). I never took...
04-20-15, 09:11 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Its a series thing. The 8.4 and up use 31.8. ...

Its a series thing. The 8.4 and up use 31.8. The lower series, to meet a price point, are fitted accordingly.
04-10-15, 01:02 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Myself, I still wouldn't recommend it (at least...

Myself, I still wouldn't recommend it (at least with a conventional bottle), unless, you know, you LIKE eating road/trail dirt. :)

Heck I've seem some manufacturers put a rubber guard in that...
04-08-15, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

You may have hit it on the nose. When I went to...

You may have hit it on the nose. When I went to the LSB about it last year thinking it was a frame-size issue, they put me on the trainer, took pics, and said that it was just a posture issue, that...
04-08-15, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

I've read that excellent article many times. The...

I've read that excellent article many times. The relation between saddle fore/aft and TT/stem length is pretty clear. The question is, is there an infinite number of positions between full upright...
04-08-15, 06:32 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Personally, I cant imagine reaching so far down...

Personally, I cant imagine reaching so far down and around, and in any event wouldn't want to put my lips to that nipple after it has sat in the EXACT line of fire of tire's flung dirt and debris. ...
04-08-15, 06:22 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Is there a "tipping point" in upper body possition?

In terms of upper body being upright vs. prone, is there a sort of tipping point?

For the past couple summers I've been on a bike I just cant seem to get into a grove with. My body seems to want...
04-08-15, 05:49 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Heaven forbid....a bottle would get positively...

Heaven forbid....a bottle would get positively FILTHY in that position. Those are there for mounting a fender/mudguard.
01-15-15, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

I love my 8.4, but on the 21" 2013 I wish I had...

I love my 8.4, but on the 21" 2013 I wish I had just a little more stand-over and a taller stack, if not a shorter reach. Granted the stack/reach can be achieved with a very short and steep (if odd...
01-14-15, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Please do report back. I know there are a bunch...

Please do report back. I know there are a bunch of us who have had our eye on mating these with a DS (but no one wanted to go first :) ).
01-14-15, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

For those of you interested in the minutia (and...

For those of you interested in the minutia (and maybe choosing right now between old stock 2014 vs. 2015), here is an update to the frame data I posted earlier in this thread.
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08-05-14, 04:41 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Trust me, its the fork. No questions the stock...

Trust me, its the fork. No questions the stock Vita spring is a firm whereas the SunTour came with a medium (relatively speaking).

This all just underscores the fact that while no one likes to...
07-22-14, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Looks like a pretty short stem. Did you replace...

Looks like a pretty short stem. Did you replace the stock part?
07-21-14, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Do a search for "clamp on bottle cage". ...

Do a search for "clamp on bottle cage".



Think "mudguard". :)
07-11-14, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

Beleive me I had my eye on that one long before...

Beleive me I had my eye on that one long before this started. Was hoping someone would jump in first and report back before I dropped the cool $300. :)
07-11-14, 06:08 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

I found the NRX's action to be quite plush,...

I found the NRX's action to be quite plush, though I admit my wife's (on a Neko SL) was too compliant, but we chalked that up to the WSD using an (allegedly) light spring. Assuming her replacement...
07-11-14, 05:51 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

I'll take another look tonight, but I THINK that...

I'll take another look tonight, but I THINK that the little plastic clamp can (maybe should?) be repositioned to the BACK of the fork, allowing the hose to be routed around the outside. Like this:
...
07-11-14, 05:36 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

I notice in your pics that your shop routed your...

I notice in your pics that your shop routed your front brake hose on the INSIDE, between the fork leg and the wheel. They did the same on mine. Is it just me, or should it have have been routed...
07-11-14, 05:16 AM
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Posted By Sunsanvil

I think I got your fork. :) JUST picked my 2013...

I think I got your fork. :) JUST picked my 2013 8.4 from the shop and the guy was like "you got an upgrade: remote lockout!". LOL.

Seriously though, I am not impressed with this whole...
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