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jonboy1066



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not as standard, I fitted the Reverb myself


I've had to buy a shorter one as the one supplied by trek is too long for me and they wont replace it!
What was it & what did you swap it out for?
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CarnaptiousB'Stard



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Genuine question.
Do you need to buy a 29er frame smaller than you usually would on a 26er ?
I have noticed that people with 29er almost always have their seat very low.
It looks very odd .

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarnaptiousB'Stard wrote:
Genuine question.
Do you need to buy a 29er frame smaller than you usually would on a 26er ?
I have noticed that people with 29er almost always have their seat very low.
It looks very odd .


no. sometimes the seat posts supplied with builds are the wrong length though

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonboy1066 wrote:
phantomx0_1 wrote:
jonboy1066 wrote:
Not as standard, I fitted the Reverb myself


I've had to buy a shorter one as the one supplied by trek is too long for me and they wont replace it!
What was it & what did you swap it out for?


It came with a 400mm Bontrager dropline with a 125mm drop. I've fitted a reverb stealth 340mm with a 100mm drop

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got home yesterday from a lads week away in South Wales to give my boy some chill out time after his GCSE's. Stayed in Afan and rode:

Penhydd on Monday evening for a nice post long drive leg loosener: https://www.relive.cc/view/1044501106

W² On Tuesday to do a big days ride: https://www.relive.cc/view/1045768852

Y Wâll on Wednesday including stopping to play at Afan Bike Park: https://www.relive.cc/view/1047327615

The grand finale on Thursday was my first ever visit to Bike Park Wales: https://www.relive.cc/view/1049042593

Our group consisted of me 'n' my Fuel Ex7 29er, my son on his Fuel Ex7 650b, a mate on a new Trek Remedy 7 & another mate on his Whyte G150

Our Fuel EX7's more than coped, we showed the other 2 guys the way pretty much everywhere.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to agree about the tyres. I have a Trek 29er and changed the Bontrager tyres straight away. I have Conti's on mine now. The armoured tyres as I was getting loads of punctures riding across loose flint etc. Since I've had the armoured tyres I've only had 1 puncture in 18 months and that was a nail.
Greta bike and I'm glad I went for a 29er despite what lots of others think.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tall_bloke wrote:
Have to agree about the tyres. I have a Trek 29er and changed the Bontrager tyres straight away. I have Conti's on mine now. The armoured tyres as I was getting loads of punctures riding across loose flint etc. Since I've had the armoured tyres I've only had 1 puncture in 18 months and that was a nail.
Greta bike and I'm glad I went for a 29er despite what lots of others think.


But you're a tall bloke.
So big wheels make sense.
On flat trails and bridleways.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as much fun on trails as well once you get used to them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just back from 3 days in Wales. Afan and Cwncarn. The fuel ex rips. Love it. It was gamble going 29er but I so glad I did. Trek have nailed it with the fuel ex. Very comfortable bike. No back ache like with my Spectral. Rolls over everything and very flickable.

Love it!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just my opinion, but the very lightweight XR rubber Trek put on new bikes are shite .. puncture after puncture till I swapped mine Confused
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