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Old 06-25-15, 07:43 PM
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Finally got my 920

I know it's not a standard type touring bike, but I really love this bike!


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Old 06-25-15, 08:25 PM
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Nice ride, enjoy.
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Old 06-25-15, 08:31 PM
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Brooks saddle.... check
front bar bag..... check
kick stand.......check

Looks great, let us know how this gravel grinder works out for you.
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Old 06-25-15, 09:46 PM
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Awesome...maybe not "standard" but quite sensible. Includes option to use thinner lighter tires for road tours & even studded tires for winter! I'm not sure why alu frame not std on production tourers. I'd rather save ~1 kg of weight over steel even if it meant less shock-absorbing frame. EZ to adjust tire pressure for rougher surfaces if necessary. 920 disc brakes for confidence even with rain.
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Old 06-25-15, 09:52 PM
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I saw that at a Trek superstore... for mountain trail touring. Very interesting bike.
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Old 06-25-15, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DropBarFan View Post
Awesome...maybe not "standard" but quite sensible. Includes option to use thinner lighter tires for road tours & even studded tires for winter! I'm not sure why alu frame not std on production tourers. I'd rather save ~1 kg of weight over steel even if it meant less shock-absorbing frame. EZ to adjust tire pressure for rougher surfaces if necessary. 920 disc brakes for confidence even with rain.
That would be the new "720" Disc with 100 psi tires.
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Old 06-26-15, 11:35 AM
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love it great colour
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Old 06-26-15, 02:36 PM
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Being a 29er , You can always use a less wide 700c tire. [Higher pressure, lower rolling resistance]
Use the extra space for Mudguards .

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Old 06-26-15, 04:15 PM
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I'd like to try one, to compare it with my Fargo. I think it looks like a good bike.
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Old 06-26-15, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Being a 29er , You can always use a less wide 700c tire.
Bigger tires+more air=extra comfy ride.

I'm gonna miss my 29er when my TREK 820 is done. And I'm using some NOS Bontrager 1.6 tires. I'll eventually upgrade (or downgrade, depending who you ask) to bigger tires.

And since I have a thin build (aka light), I can run the tires lower on/off road.
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Old 06-26-15, 06:48 PM
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Can't wait for a full report !
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Old 06-26-15, 07:26 PM
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Did It come with the fork tube cut that short?
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Old 06-27-15, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jargo432 View Post
Did It come with the fork tube cut that short?
Yes
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Old 06-27-15, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by mijome07 View Post
Bigger tires+more air=extra comfy ride.

I'm gonna miss my 29er when my TREK 820 is done. And I'm using some NOS Bontrager 1.6 tires. I'll eventually upgrade (or downgrade, depending who you ask) to bigger tires.

And since I have a thin build (aka light), I can run the tires lower on/off road.
I ride a lot of country roads with a lot of "imperfections " and this is so much more comfortable than my cannondale road bike. All the jarring when hitting bumps was not fun. These tires definitely absorb that and make the ride better. Very fun bike for me. I have a state park 14 miles away with mtn bike trails. I am gonna ride to that and test it on diff terrain and do a full report!
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Old 06-27-15, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by jargo432 View Post
Did It come with the fork tube cut that short?
Many times you can ask the dealer to order the bike with steerer tube uncut if it concerns you. Often not a bad idea.
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Old 06-27-15, 09:21 AM
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Many times you can ask the dealer to order the bike with steerer tube uncut if it concerns you. Often not a bad idea.
Not with Trek I've been down that road.
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Order a second replacement fork, perhaps the dealer will offer a trade in ..

I bought a BBB BHP 21 http://www.wiggle.com/bbb-bhp-2021-stem-extender/

to extend a threadless steerer back to my needed Height.

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Old 06-27-15, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Hangtownmatt View Post
Not with Trek I've been down that road.
I'm not surprised, though many years ago we were able to order the fork uncut on a Trek road bike. It was one of the last aluminum frames that Trek made here in the US. If there being assembled overseas, which I'm sure they are, I can see that not being an easy option any more.
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Originally Posted by johnbort2 View Post
I ride a lot of country roads with a lot of "imperfections " and this is so much more comfortable than my cannondale road bike. All the jarring when hitting bumps was not fun. These tires definitely absorb that and make the ride better. Very fun bike for me. I have a state park 14 miles away with mtn bike trails. I am gonna ride to that and test it on diff terrain and do a full report!
I had a Cannondale alu T400 that became punishing after hours of riding on terrible DC streets, I even got black 'n blue toes sometimes. Wider tires much comfier & I think for avg moderate touring speed not too much of a penalty. In future perhaps we'll see some touring bikes w/a bit of elastomer suspension so thinner tires can be used.
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Love the look of this bike. The tires seem to be leaning more to the off-road side vs. road use. How do the feel on the road for you? I was considering a 8.6 DS for a 70/30 on-road/off-road type of ride. I think I'd rather like the drop bars and the geometry of this bike instead. Does it feel like a tank up hills?
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