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phantomx0_1



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: 29er trail bike Reply with quote

Its new bike time..........

I've done it... I've gone for 29er! A trek Fuel ex 9.....

Anyone else riding one. I test rode a few and they are fast and surprisingly turn very very well in the corners.

One question.. Not sure about the Bontrager XR3 tyres that come with it. Always run hans dampf. trail and pace combo..

Any opinions on 29er tyre experience appreciated Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My condolences Crying or Very sad













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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarnaptiousB'Stard wrote:
My condolences Crying or Very sad

29ers have come on! Surprise me how fast and nibble they now are. Still have my Spectral as well.

Don't knock it before you try it













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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phantomx0_1 wrote:
CarnaptiousB'Stard wrote:
My condolences Crying or Very sad

29ers have come on! Surprise me how fast and nibble they now are. Still have my Spectral as well.

Don't knock it before you try it





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Nibble ? Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get some pics up,pleased your happy with it
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hee Hee ,I'm only playing.
Trek(along with Kona) have been building some great bikes over the last few years.
Enjoy old bean!!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SuPaReTrO wrote:
Get some pics up,pleased your happy with it


Will do when it arrives next week hopefully.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love my EX7 29er, it's cracking.

The XR3's are ok, but better as a rear tyre with an XR4 on the front for Summer

Obviously it'll depend on where you ride and what you prefer, right now I'm running a Magic Mary on the front and an XR4 on the rear which has been fine for the Surrey Hills, although next I'll be replacing the XR4 for a Hans Dampf.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonboy1066 wrote:
I love my EX7 29er, it's cracking.


That's not normally a good thing.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

29ers are ok I suppose Wink

I run a Maxxis Minion DHF on the front and a High Roller 2 on the rear of the Stumpjumper, on the Whyte I have a Hans Dampf on the front and a Nobby nic on the back. Both set up tubeless.

Both a good setup, the Maxxis combo is grippier but has more drag on fire trails.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the new bike !!!

Not a Trek here, but a Felt 29'er, and I love it.

I go for Nobby Nic's, front & rear, 2.35 (although ideally probably better to have a 2.25 on the back). Gone for the EVO Trailstar compound this time, and noticed even better grip over the performance compound, and it still rolls great.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm. Thinking the new hans dampf when they come out in couple weeks with the compounds
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonboy1066 wrote:
I love my EX7 29er, it's cracking.

The XR3's are ok, but better as a rear tyre with an XR4 on the front for Summer

Obviously it'll depend on where you ride and what you prefer, right now I'm running a Magic Mary on the front and an XR4 on the rear which has been fine for the Surrey Hills, although next I'll be replacing the XR4 for a Hans Dampf.



Does yours have the dropper post. I need to lower mine about another half inch but it will not go any further into the frame.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not as standard, I fitted the Reverb myself
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!

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