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    Trek fuel EX 7

    Can anyone confirm that the lowest end fuel ex 29er has 12x142 rear axle? Trek website says it doesnt, but from a few pics from bikerumor, it looks like it does..... so, anyone know?? Thnx
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    I know some people have said that it doesn't come with it so they went with the Ex 8! The ex 7 looks like a bad ass bike with that black and green. $2499 great deal too for 7
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    "142x12" is stamped on the seatstay, so, if it is indeed a QR then is it able to be converted??
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    Quote Originally Posted by djm271@bellsouth.net View Post
    "142x12" is stamped on the seatstay, so, if it is indeed a QR then is it able to be converted??
    Yes, those frames can be converted back and forth (Trek ABP Convert).

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    Sorry to keep on with this, but would it be cheaper just to upgrade to the next model? As opposed to buying the convert kit and new wheel with correct hub? Sounds like it would be ch.eapre
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    Yes if it's a big deal just go with the Ex 8...sweet color spec too. Good luck with your new purchase whatever it might be
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    Well,i've seen them upclose and you can NOT convert the standard wheelset of the ex 7 to 142 x 12.The hub is different.

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    Actually from what I read Trek's kit includes everything you need to convert. The hub can accept it but it needs different bearings. I will look into it further as I am interested in the conversion myself. I have a 2013 EX 7.

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    i have an ex7 and while you can change the STANDARD quick release rear with a trek conversion kit for about $80 you would also have to get a 142x12 rear hub as well. the stock rear wheel is quick release only.

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    Sweeet

    My Fuel EX7 29...and there's an awsome trail in that palm area way behind the bike...perfect!Trek fuel EX 7-img_1727.jpg

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    Got mine converted for about 60$ at the Trek shop in town (142x12 conversion). Can't say that I noticed any difference but did not really had the chance to ride it hard afterwards. I have a 2013 Fuel EX7, 26er
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    Quote Originally Posted by mevnet View Post
    Got mine converted for about 60$ at the Trek shop in town (142x12 conversion). Can't say that I noticed any difference but did not really had the chance to ride it hard afterwards. I have a 2013 Fuel EX7, 26er
    The bigger expense is changing the rear hub or wheel since the stock one is not convertible.

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    True, rear hub is where the $ is at...thinking of mavic crossmax slr for X-mas

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    well I have the Bontrager Rhythm Comp on mine and did not have to change the hub. Mind you, these are not the Duster rims that the bike came with, they both had the ticking noise and were replaced under warranty.

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    I have the 15mm front and a 142 x 12 rear QR on my 2014 EX 7.

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