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    2014 Trek Cobia and Mamba availability?

    Any one have information when the 2014 Trek Cobia and Mamba will be available?
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    Why are you looking forward to the '14s while the '13s are still available?
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    Not a fan of the color/ decal scheme of the '13s. Also, why do they put the Trek logo on the top of the down tube rather than on the side? Notice Specialized does the same.
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    I agree that the color scheme on those two 29HTs are rather ugly. In my eyes anyway. The logo doesn't bother me though.

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    The '13s were at my LBS in August/September last year, so probably the same this year. Remember, the bike is going to get dirty and banged up. That said, the '12 Cobia was a much better color (Chi red) than the '13.

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    I actually tried to order the blue/black '13 Cobia recently and was told that there are none available in my size in the country so I would have to get the white one or wait for the '14 models....so I actually wouldn't mind seeing what the '14 models look like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebcity View Post
    I actually tried to order the blue/black '13 Cobia recently and was told that there are none available in my size in the country so I would have to get the white one or wait for the '14 models....so I actually wouldn't mind seeing what the '14 models look like!
    Did you get an ETA from your LBS about the '14 model?
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    No! Didn't have a clue.

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    Hi all - I am also very interested to know when the 2014 Mamba is out. Thought it would be silly to buy the 2013 one possibly weeks before the new version.

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    I to my Local Trek dealer Friday and he had the 2013 Mamba's for $899.99 and The 2013 Cobia's for $1,099.99 and with cash I think you can do better.
    Price's will get lower once the 2014 start rolling in that's if there are any 2013's left.
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    I think it may be hard finding the size I want from the specific dealer I prefer too.

    Is the Cobia worth the extra money? I am very new to the sport and this is my first bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by PauLCa916 View Post
    I to my Local Trek dealer Friday and he had the 2013 Mamba's for $899.99 and The 2013 Cobia's for $1,099.99 and with cash I think you can do better.
    Price's will get lower once the 2014 start rolling in that's if there are any 2013's left.

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    I bought the Cobia 2 weeks ago regardless that the new model might be available soon. I got a good deal and with the cycle to work scheme in Ireland, it makes the bikes half price. Despite snapping off the shifter in the first week in a spectacular piece of bad steering, I love the bike. Here's a list of upgrades from the Mamba:

    RockShox Recon Silver air fork
    SRAM S800 crank
    Shimano Deore front derailleur
    SRAM X5 rear derailleur & shifters
    Avid Elixir 1 brakes

    Probably not the greatest spec out there but worth the money over the Mamba in my opinion.

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    2014 Trek Race HTs, is the blue one the Cobia?

    This could be them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_m View Post
    2014 Trek Race HTs, is the blue one the Cobia?

    This could be them.
    I can barely make out the blurry text at the bottom left but if I had to take a guess it appears to say X-Caliber although this doesn't seem right either because the fork has SR stamped on it and I really doubt the X-Cals will come with lower grade Suntour forks.

    I am going to hold out on the 2014 Cobia, I believe it is definitely worth the upgrade just with the air fork alone over Mamba's coil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sforlife View Post
    I can barely make out the blurry text at the bottom left but if I had to take a guess it appears to say X-Caliber although this doesn't seem .
    That is from Trek World in Europe. I think your right it does say xcal, maybe they are offering three version of the Xcal next year or that is what they normally offer there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sforlife View Post
    I can barely make out the blurry text at the bottom left but if I had to take a guess it appears to say X-Caliber although this doesn't seem right either because the fork has SR stamped on it and I really doubt the X-Cals will come with lower grade Suntour forks.

    I am going to hold out on the 2014 Cobia, I believe it is definitely worth the upgrade just with the air fork alone over Mamba's coil.
    In America, those would brobably be either Wahoos or Marlins, and I hope that the Mamba and Cobia continue to use RockShox forks, wit hthe Cobia using Soloair.
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    The Cobia looks all around better. I also did not like the paint this year. 2012's were really nice though..

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    I actually ended up ordering the X-Caliber 8 2014. I can't seem to find any information though about this bike anywhere online because it is so new. The main reason is that there is no 2014 Cobia or Mamba. The X-Cal is the replacement for all. Anyone have any suggestions or comments?

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    Trek X-Caliber 8 - 2014

    Specification
    Features
    29" wheels roll faster, ride better, clear more obstacles
    Alpha Gold Aluminium frame provides a fast, refined ride
    G2 Geometry: a better-handling 29er
    Backed by Trek's limited lifetime warranty
    Frameset
    Frame Alpha Gold Aluminium w/semi-integrated head tube, mechanically formed & butted tubing, race geometry, internal front derailleur routing, G2 Geometry
    Front suspension SR Suntour XCR-RL w/coil spring, preload, remote lockout, custom G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 100mm travel (14.5": 80mm travel)
    Wheels
    Wheels Shimano RM66 centre lock alloy hubs w/Bontrager AT-650 32-hole double-walled rims
    Tires Bontrager XR1, 29x2.20"
    Drivetrain
    Shifters Shimano Deore, 10 speed
    Front derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow
    Crank Shimano M522, 42/32/24
    Bottom bracket Cartridge
    Cassette Shimano HG62 11-36, 10 speed
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Components
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
    Handlebar Bontrager low-riser, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
    Grips Bontrager Race
    Headset 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
    Brakeset Shimano M395 hydraulic disc brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwienburg View Post
    I think it may be hard finding the size I want from the specific dealer I prefer too.

    Is the Cobia worth the extra money? I am very new to the sport and this is my first bike.
    I think the fork upgrade alone is worth it but I'm fairly new to MTB.
    But from what I hear and read it seem's like it is.
    Just got back from riding tried my buddies 2012 X Cal and it was sweeeet !
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwienburg View Post
    I actually ended up ordering the X-Caliber 8 2014.
    Was that a order in the US? If yes, what did they give your for delivery time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_m View Post
    Was that a order in the US? If yes, what did they give your for delivery time?
    No - Sydney, Australia. Dealer expects to get it for me by tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwienburg View Post
    Trek X-Caliber 8 - 2014

    Specification
    Features
    29" wheels roll faster, ride better, clear more obstacles
    Alpha Gold Aluminium frame provides a fast, refined ride
    G2 Geometry: a better-handling 29er
    Backed by Trek's limited lifetime warranty
    Frameset
    Frame Alpha Gold Aluminium w/semi-integrated head tube, mechanically formed & butted tubing, race geometry, internal front derailleur routing, G2 Geometry
    Front suspension SR Suntour XCR-RL w/coil spring, preload, remote lockout, custom G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 100mm travel (14.5": 80mm travel)
    Wheels
    Wheels Shimano RM66 centre lock alloy hubs w/Bontrager AT-650 32-hole double-walled rims
    Tires Bontrager XR1, 29x2.20"
    Drivetrain
    Shifters Shimano Deore, 10 speed
    Front derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow
    Crank Shimano M522, 42/32/24
    Bottom bracket Cartridge
    Cassette Shimano HG62 11-36, 10 speed
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Components
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
    Handlebar Bontrager low-riser, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
    Grips Bontrager Race
    Headset 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
    Brakeset Shimano M395 hydraulic disc brakes

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    Trek, I do not know if you are listening now, but please NO! We do not want a nice frame with nice geometry and nice components being ruined by a Suntour fork.
    I believe that many others agree with me on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Trek, I do not know if you are listening now, but please NO! We do not want a nice frame with nice geometry and nice components being ruined by a Suntour fork.
    I believe that many others agree with me on this.
    I totally agree, big turn off. Terrible component to get sketchy on. Im in the market for a new ride. May be looking at a Specialized or Giant now.

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    $1000 for a Cobia is a really good deal. I would have bought one at that price probably. I tested a Mamba out, and the Hayes brakes would not lock up, literally. Just for comparison I tried a 3900 out with rim brakes and it locked up immediately. I could not take the Mamba seriously after that test ride. Cobia is a real bike. Combined with a discount and Trek service packages, it was hard for me not to wait for a deal on one at the Trek "gambler" sale.. But I just don't like the wide look of Treks right now.

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