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    I have committed a cardinal sin :(

    I forgot to post pics of my bike when I bought it 7 weeks ago


    So....here it is


    I also forgot to take the wheel reflectors off


    It's a 2011 Trek/Gary Fisher Cobia....but then ....you probably knew that already
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails I have committed a cardinal sin    :(-dsc01588.jpg  

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    Reflectors...drawing my eyes to them....can't look away.... Just kidding,Brother!


    Good looking bike Now get us some dirty pics of it
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    That's a good looking bike. I like the paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    Now get us some dirty pics of it



    Oh Man ! I knew I shouldn't have cleaned it before the pics.
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    I really like the color. congrats

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    got the same bike, rode it today for the first time...other than a few adjustments...a seat post (suspension) and maybe a different bar (kinda wide and tons of sweep). I wouldnt change a thing..

    Grats =) got mine last week also..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighLife420
    got the same bike, rode it today for the first time...other than a few adjustments...a seat post (suspension) and maybe a different bar (kinda wide and tons of sweep). I wouldnt change a thing..

    Grats =) got mine last week also..


    I agree with you on those changes, I did both. If you look close you can see it in the pic ( although it's hard to see the bars at that angle ). I also installed studded platforms and a different seat ( Serfas E-Gel )
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    Looks fast.
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    Looks fast.


    I often find myself chasing it down the trail.
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    The color caught my eye too. I like it!

    You can break those reflectors off by hand if you decide you don't need them.
    "You can't discern by calculating in your mind how it will work. You have to feel how it rides differently to understand."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted_R
    I agree with you on those changes, I did both. If you look close you can see it in the pic ( although it's hard to see the bars at that angle ). I also installed studded platforms and a different seat ( Serfas E-Gel )
    I went with Crank Bro Candy 2 for pedals....thinking about which handlebars to use...what did you put on?

    those reflectors were a paint to get off, the little white screw on my where stripped...so i had to pop them out with a flat head screw driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighLife420
    .thinking about which handlebars to use...what did you put on ?



    I used the bars from my Trek 3700, they have a slight rise and a 5 degree sweep, they seem to work pretty well, I definitely prefer the reduced sweep.

    The bike seemed like it was oversteering with the original bars on it.
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    they do, by ALOT...

    What length are those? I have a Easton EA70 (580mm, 5 degree back) but a tad worried about using such a narrow bar.

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    End to end the Trek 3700 bar measures 24 and 3/4 inches ( I'm in the states ). If I did my math right ( you should probably check it ) that comes out to about 628.6 mm.
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    I get mine around the end of the month. I'm amped!

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    thanks for the info....i was looking at other bikes at my LBS, since they do not carry any handle bars in stock....saw a lot of riser bars on bikes, mostly FS 26"...the 29ers seem to use flat bars with high degree of sweep. Is there a relation to the bigger wheel and more sweep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant_kyle
    I get mine around the end of the month. I'm amped!


    I think your gonna love it Kyle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted_R
    I agree with you on those changes, I did both. If you look close you can see it in the pic ( although it's hard to see the bars at that angle ). I also installed studded platforms and a different seat ( Serfas E-Gel )
    What pedals are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighLife420
    thanks for the info....i was looking at other bikes at my LBS, since they do not carry any handle bars in stock....saw a lot of riser bars on bikes, mostly FS 26"...the 29ers seem to use flat bars with high degree of sweep. Is there a relation to the bigger wheel and more sweep?

    Yes, I think their is a direct relation.

    Some people feel ( although this is changing as of late ) that the 29ers are less nimble and agile in the tight turns than their 26 inch counterparts. I think the Big Sweep ( and in some cases wider ) bars are an attempt, by the manufacturer, to reduce this feeling or impression by increasing the rider's leverage when they are turning. It seems to work well enough, but I think in this case maybe it works too well, hence the oversteering.

    The Fisher collection also has the G2 geometry which I believe is an attempt to change that same perception.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcmaster1029
    What pedals are those?

    Some inexpensive Wellgo pedals that the LBS had in stock. The studs are actually molded into the pedal and as such are not exactly high end, but fortunately I have 5/10 shoes ! The 5/10 shoes grip into those molded pins like Super Glue on steroids !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted_R
    Some inexpensive Wellgo pedals that the LBS had in stock. The studs are actually molded into the pedal and as such are not exactly high end, but fortunately I have 5/10 shoes ! The 5/10 shoes grip into those molded pins like Super Glue on steroids !
    I think I have some like those on my current bike and I like them as well.

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