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    Checking in

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyrocketgto View Post
    Yeah, It's a real hard decision!
    Hey Johnny...how goes the Big Decision?

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    with the price of the left over cobia's and X-cal that cheap vs a new mamba, the others are way better component wise. After a season of riding you'll be wanting those better components..bought my mamba for full price when it came out, and now I see left over cobia's for 850 and seen a lbs in Cal have them for 799..the red and white ones look sweet. Either way enjoy the riding , luv this sport..Happy Hunting
    "do it in the dirt "

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    Just got home from my LBS. Picked up a new 2013 Mamba(Black/Grey) for less than $900. Glad that decision is done.

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    Wahoo! Way to go!

    Taking it stock or you planning any upgrades?

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    Just went around the block a few times. Mmmmm. Stock for now. Plan on being on the forum for a while getting ideas from you guys.

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    Hope to pick up my x-cal today. But my keeps finding other things for us to do! May be tomorrow. Congrats on the Mamba!!

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    Wife!

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    Need pics of the x-cal whenever the 'keeps' let's you go....

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    Love the Orange and Black. Was gonna wait for it but didn't want to wait so I went for a '12 Cobia. The red grows on me more every ride

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    Just got back from the LBS. I still felt too cramped on the 15.5. Surprising me because I'm only 5'6". But he said I'm falling right in the middle. I took a few spins on each again and it's hands down more comfortable on the 17.5. I was even doing some small bunny hops so I don't think the longer wheel base is going to do anything but get me more stable. I noticed I had a hard time holding a true line.

    So, they were good enough to take back my 15.5 and order a 17.5. Very cool considering its been a couple of weeks and a few trails. Bummer though that I have to wait until Thursday for the new bike.

    I'm going into withdrawals already

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    That 2012 red Cobia is a real looker and solid bike.
    Lucky you! None were left in my area

    I'll make do with the matte black Mamba..I know..it's a sacrifice but....lol

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    WTF! Get out of here! Can't get away from this crap!

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    Sorry guys I got some wired post about ugg boots and god that has mysteriously disappeared?

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    Congrats on the new bikes...tis the season
    "do it in the dirt "

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    Finally! Got my 2012 X-CAL Yesterday! Bikes really don't get the justice the they deserve until you get them out of the shop. My bike is a Beauty! Now it's time to get this ***** dirty!

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    Congrats Jamham!

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    Hey guys brand new here. I purchased a 2013 Mamba about 2 weeks ago, been out riding 3 times now. I am looking through the pictures in this thread and I'm confused. Are the stock handlebars supposed to be orange? Or was this an upgrade? Because I have the black/orange combo, and my bars are black.

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    Re: New 2013 Trek Mamba

    Every one I have seen including the one at the lbs that was sitting next to the marlin I bought had orange bars for the orange and black paint scheme. Was wishing i had the money at the time to buy that mamba just cause of the colors.

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    Sadly, I have the black orange color combo without orange bars as well...seems hit or miss from Trek on which bars were included with this color combo.

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    New 2013 Trek Mamba

    My Mamba that I picked up in May. I replaced the brakes with Shimano's within weeks of getting this bike. The Hayes brakes were awful. I also installed the firmer spring in the front fork as I am 6'4, 255 pounds.


    Bikes I currently have. 2014 Trek Fuel EX 8 29er. 2013 Trek Mamba 29er.

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    My 2013 Mamba with some upgrades!

    Crank Brothers Clipins
    Easton EA70XC Wheels
    Manitou Tower Pro 100mm 15mm
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    Robg68 where did you end up getting a different spring? I cannot get or find one for the fork. Thanks

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    New 2013 Trek Mamba

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    Robg68 where did you end up getting a different spring? I cannot get or find one for the fork. Thanks
    I went to my local bike shop and gave them the specs for the fork (Rockshox xc 32) and told them I wanted the firmest spring available, as I'm around 260 pounds. They had the part for me within a week and I changed it myself. Took about 20/30 minuets. Cost around $50.00. It made a huge difference.


    Bikes I currently have. 2014 Trek Fuel EX 8 29er. 2013 Trek Mamba 29er.

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    Crazy, went to 3 of my LBS and were I bought the bike and got told they didn't have one. Maybe I will go back and see if there instock now. You did get the black spring in the x-firm correct?

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    New 2013 Trek Mamba

    Quote Originally Posted by jegosnell88 View Post
    Crazy, went to 3 of my LBS and were I bought the bike and got told they didn't have one. Maybe I will go back and see if there instock now. You did get the black spring in the x-firm correct?
    Yes it's the black x-firm spring. My shop didn't have it in stock either. I just told them what shock I had and they looked up the part on the computer and 7-10 days later it came in.


    Bikes I currently have. 2014 Trek Fuel EX 8 29er. 2013 Trek Mamba 29er.

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