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    Sorry if I missed it but are these frames orderable alone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoisonDartFrog View Post
    Sorry if I missed it but are these frames orderable alone?
    No, they are not now. No word on what 2012 might bring, but at the least, I don't see the Sawyer going away. Still a chance they may change their minds at Trek and offer a frame only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    No, they are not now. No word on what 2012 might bring, but at the least, I don't see the Sawyer going away. Still a chance they may change their minds at Trek and offer a frame only.
    They would sell ton's of them if they would offer the frame only option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    They would sell ton's of them if they would offer the frame only option.
    Agreed. I would already own one if I didn't have to deal with getting rid of all the low end parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414 View Post
    Agreed. I would already own one if I didn't have to deal with getting rid of all the low end parts.
    +1

    I don't get it... They make a retro space frame with sliding DOs and rigid fork, but then sell it as a complete-only with mediocre gears and derailleur, while all the SSers scratch their heads at why they can't just get a frame. Meanwhile, geared riders don't want it because it's heavy, has mediocre components at best, and lacks a squishy fork.

    Hard to figure out what Trek is thinking. Can anyone explain exactly what market this bike is supposed to be aimed at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoisonDartFrog View Post
    +1

    I don't get it... They make a retro space frame with sliding DOs and rigid fork, but then sell it as a complete-only with mediocre gears and derailleur, while all the SSers scratch their heads at why they can't just get a frame. Meanwhile, geared riders don't want it because it's heavy, has mediocre components at best, and lacks a squishy fork.

    Hard to figure out what Trek is thinking. Can anyone explain exactly what market this bike is supposed to be aimed at?
    Having had contact with several marketing guys, and some product spec folks, it is an unenviable task to spec out bikes and decide upon what the market will bear. You may know what you want, but those marketing folks can't read minds.

    Now they have an inkling what the Sawyer is, as far as market perception. I am sure they have seen the posts here about frame only options. In fact, I know they have. But we are not the only ones that matter in the equation. There are dealers to please, and folks that never even see mtbr, so, a frame only option, while seemingly a slam dunk for those here that read this, isn't necessarily a slam dunk in reality.

    I also can share that a suspended model was considered, but deemed to be too expensive for the market to bear. Decisions. Every part is scrutinized.

    And something that maybe hasn't dawned on many here: That the parts spec is mid-range should point out that the frame itself probably is spendy. I have no real basis for saying that, just my speculation here, but it does make sense when you start digging into it.

    If that is the case, and a frame only option was seen as "too expensive" by the masses, and a custom could be had for such-and-such, then perhaps Trek isn't as blind as they might seem to be, eh?

    Finally, I haven't heard that they have had trouble selling these, so that also points up that things are working out well. Maybe. I dunno...... I could be totally wrong........

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    I can't say if they are selling or not, only Trek can say for sure. I can say that I have never seen one on the trails, on the back of a car, or in an LBS in the Dallas area. Now that doesn't necessarily mean anything, but...

    The marketing dept is the one who screwed the pooch on this one IMO. Whoever designed that frame knew exactly what market they were aiming for, but somewhere along the way to production it got all F'ed up. I can't believe that the mkting dept at Trek is that clueless. If they are, some resourcing changes are justified.

    But WTF... Specialized finally just realized that 29ers weren't a pointless fad in the past couple of years. If Spec can miss the boat on that trend, I guess I can cut Trek some slack on a misstep with one bike.

    Still, even if they don't want to sell frame only, why not offer a singlespeed version? I don't think it would compete with the Rig... That's a totally different ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoisonDartFrog View Post
    .....................

    Still, even if they don't want to sell frame only, why not offer a singlespeed version? I don't think it would compete with the Rig... That's a totally different ride.

    And that would probably make sense from their viewpoint. I could easily see Trek making a Center Track belt drive version available for '12.

    And one more thing: How about that prototype carbon Switchblade fork on the front for good measure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    And that would probably make sense from their viewpoint. I could easily see Trek making a Center Track belt drive version available for '12.

    And one more thing: How about that prototype carbon Switchblade fork on the front for good measure.
    I'm not personally a big fan of belt drive, but I do think that's a good idea. I didn't realize that the Sawyer had split stays, too.
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    Any Sawyer owner, help me out if you see this tonight - what is the diameter of the seat tube?

    I'm going 1x9 and am buying a chain keeper. I dropped it off at the LBS, and they didn't carry the type I wanted, so I'm just going to buy it myself.

    I forgot to measure the tube when I dropped off the bike. What diameter do I need to buy?

    Thanks!

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    I reckon the Inner diameter is 27.2mm, haven't measured the outer diameter...

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    I really like the Sawyer but feel the X-Caliber might be a more sensible choice for me. Selling my HiFi and going more basic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee View Post
    Any Sawyer owner, help me out if you see this tonight - what is the diameter of the seat tube?

    I'm going 1x9 and am buying a chain keeper. I dropped it off at the LBS, and they didn't carry the type I wanted, so I'm just going to buy it myself.

    I forgot to measure the tube when I dropped off the bike. What diameter do I need to buy?

    Thanks!
    31.8mm or 32mm, whatever they want to call it.

    The stock seatpost clamp is 32mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RocktonRider View Post
    31.8mm or 32mm, whatever they want to call it.

    The stock seatpost clamp is 32mm.
    Perfect, thank you!

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    Has anyone heard anything about the Sawyer being continued for 2012? I'm still going back and forth on if I should wait for a SS or belt as a possibilty next year, or just pull the trigger now.

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    Gary Fisher just tweeted this from the 2012 launch event

    2012 Sawyer gets gold touches,
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    That looks great! I think the original Sawyer looks good but the paint scheme is dull....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thameth View Post
    Gary Fisher just tweeted this from the 2012 launch event
    LOL a gold trim package. Holy 1995...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoisonDartFrog View Post
    LOL a gold trim package. Holy 1995...
    Here is the 2012 Sawyer..

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    I plunked some money down on a 2011 Sawyer yesterday. I should be able to pick it up next week...can't wait!

    I was looking for a rigid 29er with gears and considered the GT Peace Multi, the Haro Beasley, the Redline D440 and a Karate Monkey. Ultimately I decided to pay the weight and $ penalty for the Sawyer, cause I'm a retro kinda guy. I'll post a pic once I get out on the trail next weekend.

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    2012 Sawyer

    wow! great looking sawyer!

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    Wow, kinda...blingy. Glad I got the subdued original version. I may get it powder coated with a jewel tone metal flake, but the black components will still keep it in the realm of 'not too showy'.

    I guess I'll have to see it in person before I pass full judgment though.

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    2012 Sawyer

    It looks like the bashguard is gone on the 2012. Maybe they are going for a 2x10 istead of putting a bashguard on the crankset and a 2 sp front shifter. I think it looks kida cheesy on mine with a 3sp x5 shifter
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    My first post.

    This bike could get me.
    I'm a road, cross type of guy, but I sort of like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jr59 View Post
    My first post.

    This bike could get me.
    I'm a road, cross type of guy, but I sort of like this.
    So do I.
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    My shop just put in an order for one to keep on the floor, after a little persuasion by myself

    I can't wait to build up this bike. It looks freakin' awesome!
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    I picked up my Sawyer earlier this week and got it out for its maiden voyage this morning. I've swapped out the saddle (B17N), grips (Oury lock-ons) and pedals (Wellgo MG-1), but everything else is stock. I did have to swap out the seatpost for one with a bit of set back. I'll be getting a new seatpost shortly. I really liked the ride...I've never ridden a 29er, so I wasn't sure about that and I admit, I was a bit concerned about the weight. All in all, good first ride!


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    Mmmm gold rims

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    I've recently finished building my Sawyer. I was worried about the weight when I first got the bike. After a few adjustments though (at least that's what I'm telling the wife!) It's sitting down to around 23-24lbs and should be a bit less once I add my Niner carbon fork.

    Right now the bike rides amazing, I forget that it's fully rigid and SS to boot. It's not like it's so smooth that you forget you have no suspension, but just that much fun to ride that it just doesn't matter. I've yet found any area's that I've ridden that I want the suspension, including rock gardens, rocky downhills and root covered trails out here in MD.

    Overall I'd give the bike a big

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    I have been looking to do an alfine 11, 29er w/ a belt drive option, hmmmm. When do the 2012 hit the showrooms? Maybe I will scoop up the battleship grey 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    I have been looking to do an alfine 11, 29er w/ a belt drive option, hmmmm. When do the 2012 hit the showrooms? Maybe I will scoop up the battleship grey 2011.
    Basically, Trek does what they want. There is no set-in-stone date as to when they will be released. It could be a while, though, because there are still a lot of '11 Sawyers in Trek's distribution centers.
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    What size sawyer are you guys riding? I am a 6'1.5" and currently ride a large Niner Jet 9.

    I am just trying to figure if I should buy an 19" or 21"

    None of the local bike shops have any to ride for size. Please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlingBrandon View Post
    What size sawyer are you guys riding? I am a 6'1.5" and currently ride a large Niner Jet 9.

    I am just trying to figure if I should buy an 19" or 21"

    None of the local bike shops have any to ride for size. Please help.

    It's a good question, as I am about the same size.

    Do I fit this like a road bike? I'm not to savy on how to go about sizing a bike like this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlingBrandon View Post
    What size sawyer are you guys riding? I am a 6'1.5" and currently ride a large Niner Jet 9.

    I am just trying to figure if I should buy an 19" or 21"

    None of the local bike shops have any to ride for size. Please help.
    The geometry is the same as the rest of the G2 29er's (except for a lower standover height on the Sawyer due to the frame), so you can take any of them for a ride to get a feel for how the sizing goes. I took an X-Cal for a test ride before ordering my Sawyer and the size was fine (I'm 6'-0" and ride a 19").

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    Quote Originally Posted by RocktonRider View Post
    The geometry is the same as the rest of the G2 29er's (except for a lower standover height on the Sawyer due to the frame), so you can take any of them for a ride to get a feel for how the sizing goes. I took an X-Cal for a test ride before ordering my Sawyer and the size was fine (I'm 6'-0" and ride a 19").

    I agree...try any of the other hard-tails, the geometry is similar. I can say that the Sawyer has a really long top tube...so a 19" should work just fine if you are in that 6'-6'2" range...anyone taller than that would probably need a 21.

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    I love the looks of the bike. OTH I don't love the price. The best I've seen is $1,350 which is a lot of money for very average parts. I wonder how much you could get on ebay for the group? It might help to defray some of the cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    I love the looks of the bike. OTH I don't love the price. The best I've seen is $1,350 which is a lot of money for very average parts. I wonder how much you could get on ebay for the group? It might help to defray some of the cost.
    The group is not worth much...as you said, average parts...I sold all of mine but had very little expectations and really didn't care what I'd get out of it....I think I cleared (after all the fees) around $400 for the wheels and all the parts.

    That being said, if you have a relationship at a local Trek dealer, you might just see what kind of deal they will cut you on one...it is not exactly a hot seller, so you have a chance...that being said, there is not much mark-up on them, so the dealer may not have much room to wiggle unless they actually has one in stock he wants to unload....if they have to order it, then you'll probably have to pay close to MSRP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oclvframe View Post
    That being said, if you have a relationship at a local Trek dealer, you might just see what kind of deal they will cut you on one...it is not exactly a hot seller, so you have a chance...that being said, there is not much mark-up on them, so the dealer may not have much room to wiggle unless they actually has one in stock he wants to unload....if they have to order it, then you'll probably have to pay close to MSRP.

    -r
    I paid $150 less than MSRP when I ordered it from a dealer. So, the discounts were already happening. Not sure if this is still true with the announcements of the 2012 models.

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    can you believe this that in Australia we have to pay retail $2440US for this bike, you might get a discount but seriously ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlingBrandon View Post
    What size sawyer are you guys riding? I am a 6'1.5" and currently ride a large Niner Jet 9.

    I am just trying to figure if I should buy an 19" or 21"

    None of the local bike shops have any to ride for size. Please help.
    I've got a large Niner MCR 9 and a 19" Sawyer, 6'2" myself. Fits perfect for me. I think the top tubes are the same, or very close. I wouldn't recommend "sizing up" if you were planning to ride road more, but YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty797 View Post
    I've recently finished building my Sawyer. I was worried about the weight when I first got the bike. After a few adjustments though (at least that's what I'm telling the wife!) It's sitting down to around 23-24lbs and should be a bit less once I add my Niner carbon fork....Overall I'd give the bike a big
    Here's mine with a Niner fork (which takes away some of the retro aspect, but the retro police have not arrested me yet) - mine weighs around 24lbs, will be lighter as soon as I get off my lazy behind and tubeless the tires.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/iWcUB8lsaSz_R4Xi0JPvQQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GzqG1NBBdBY/TYqrIkcgbYI/AAAAAAAAEhg/c6mKEhrExZ8/s800/IMG_2999.jpg" height="600" width="800" /></a>

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    I just bought one. 1100 out the door!!!

    Now I will take most stuff off of it and install my rolhoff hub and see how this thing works!

    YEA me!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jr59 View Post
    I just bought one. 1100 out the door!!!

    Now I will take most stuff off of it and install my rolhoff hub and see how this thing works!

    YEA me!!!!
    Nice find. Would like to get one in that range, I have to strip it and do belt>alfine 11 conversion. Most of the quotes I have been getting are for $1300 (19" frame).

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    You might want to check again, I think trek just put them on sale.

    Good luck

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    I built one up today at the shop! Everyone just had to ride it

    At $1100, you got a hell of a deal. We are a big Trek Store, so we get bikes from Trek for cheaper than most other Trek dealers, and still the margin is very small. But I'm not at liberty to discuss much more than that.
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    kool!!!

    You going to tell us how it rode?
    Or just keep us guessing.

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    Amazingly. It's such a solid bike, it's unbelievable. I'd buy one, but probably end up putting a suspension fork on it. I didn't even get it in a stand on the sales floor and somebody already wanted to test ride it.
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    Just picked up a new, to me, Trek Sawyer yesterday. Sooooo excited to take it out for a ride. Rode it around the neighborhood last night with my son. Felt great. I think I am going to like the bars. Felt natural to me. I guess I will have to see how they feel on trail...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCM990 View Post


    Just picked up a new, to me, Trek Sawyer yesterday. Sooooo excited to take it out for a ride. Rode it around the neighborhood last night with my sun. Felt great. I think I am going to like the bars. Felt natural to me. I guess I will have to see how they feel on trail...
    Congratulations, it's a such a nice looking bike.
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    Thanks! I just love looking at it! Hope it rides half as nice as it looks. This is my first 29er too. Looking forward to seeing how different it rides then my 650b Surly 1x1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCM990 View Post
    Thanks! I just love looking at it! Hope it rides half as nice as it looks. This is my first 29er too. Looking forward to seeing how different it rides then my 650b Surly 1x1.
    What size frame did you get? How tall are you (or inseam measurement).

    Looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgboys1 View Post
    Here is the 2012 Sawyer..

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    geared rigid? meh... i'd like it ss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    What size frame did you get? How tall are you (or inseam measurement).

    Looks good!
    I have the medium frame (17.5"). I am about 5' 10" with a 32" inseam. Bike fits real good.

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    Well I haven't picked it up yet, but my LBS sent me a few pics of mine with gears.

    Waiting for a Rohloff rotor.
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    hmmm I'm wanting to use a Jones H-bar for my bike.

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    First ride on the Sawyer last night. Got to love a bike that feels "right" from the first time you take it out. Rode it like I stole it on my second lap and if felt great.

    As for the weight... I really didn't notice it at all. What's a few more pounds? My pack just about weighs more then the weight difference between a "light" bike and a "heavy" bike. At least I never have to worry about breaking this frame!

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    mouth-watering awesomeness :)




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    Has sliding drops with a split for belt drive applications already.
    Enjoy it,




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    Has anyone built up a Sawyer with drop bars? Pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeliam View Post


    It looks lighter by at least two pounds!!!!!!

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    Is the 2012 color changing? looks more silvery or pewter than the battleship gray. I am another helpless sod who has a hard time resisting this bike.

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    I'm looking for a good deal on a 2011 Sawyer. Let me know if you hear of one.

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    a friend that can afford a good bike is waffling between one of these and one of those cool retrotech's
    wherever you go, there you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeliam View Post


    Quote Originally Posted by michael.white View Post
    Is the 2012 color changing? looks more silvery or pewter than the battleship gray. I am another helpless sod who has a hard time resisting this bike.
    Trek has noted that the 2012's Sawyers will have a new color scheme, and these pictures certainly prove it.

    I very much wanted to get a Sawyer after first seeing them on-line and in a early 2011 Trek catalog - but once I had a chance to see the Sawyer up close, I sadly couldn't get past the US Navy style flat/matte gray paint scheme.

    Looks like I'll be getting a sweet chromoly steel 2012 Sawyer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambi19 View Post
    Trek has noted that the 2012's Sawyers will have a new color scheme, and these pictures certainly prove it.

    I very much wanted to get a Sawyer after first seeing them on-line and in a early 2011 Trek catalog - but once I had a chance to see the Sawyer up close, I sadly couldn't get past the US Navy style flat/matte gray paint scheme.

    Looks like I'll be getting a sweet chromoly steel 2012 Sawyer!
    I agree on the colors. But, look at the bright side, pun intended. Trek should be be blowing out those ugly gray versions cheap. At least that's the plan.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1 View Post
    The world is, the world is
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    It still looks like a cool bike a month or two later. Can't wait for ride reports on it.
    that bike looks nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t135 View Post
    I'm looking for a good deal on a 2011 Sawyer. Let me know if you hear of one.
    I just picked mine up for $1100.00 tax included.

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    That seems to be the going rate on 2011's.

    You are the 4th person I have heard of getting the same price

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    Quote Originally Posted by rojogonzo View Post
    a friend that can afford a good bike is waffling between one of these and one of those cool retrotech's
    If I could afford a retrotech, that's a bike I'd love to have. Definitely a retrotech over a sawyer...

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    Digging the Sawyer after 6 months on it. New wheels, fork, cranks etc.. The orange bits really fit against the grey IMO (can't really see the orange nips in the pics)



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    Quote Originally Posted by willapajames View Post
    If I could afford a retrotech, that's a bike I'd love to have. Definitely a retrotech over a sawyer...
    What's a reotrotech going for these days?
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    S & W in Concord, NH had a medium, I believe it was $360 off the MRSP, should put the price around $1000-$1100. Their phone number is 603-228-1441. I have no affilation with them other than I do purchase supplies occasionally.
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    Fellow Sawyer owners, how do you rate the performance of the fork? I find it too stiff..like its lacking flexibility (of course its a chromo, ). but I think the Reynolds steel forks are a bit flexible than the sawyer's. I'm thinking of replacing it with the niner carbon fork. however, it might lose its retro-look.

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    Thats a great looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeliam View Post
    Fellow Sawyer owners, how do you rate the performance of the fork? I find it too stiff..like its lacking flexibility (of course its a chromo, ). but I think the Reynolds steel forks are a bit flexible than the sawyer's. I'm thinking of replacing it with the niner carbon fork. however, it might lose its retro-look.
    I agree. It feels stiffer than my last fork which was also Chromoly even. I was surprised since it's thinner legs. Must be thick. I was hoping on Soul Cycles getting their prototype titanium fork out soon but they are still working on it. That looks like it would retain the retro look and make it real flexy.

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    Super E,
    I'm interested in hearing your impressions of the differences between the steel oem fork compared to the Niner 29"? Especially regarding how each handle singletrack, roots and sand. Have you experienced any difference in deflection, steering precision and front brake pull or flex. Is that the moondust color?

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    The Retrotec still gives me goosebumps every time I see that picture.

    As for The Sawyer....if only it wasn't G2. I would so love to get one but I know that I don't get on with G2 geometry.

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    Looking for some info on the stock trek sawyer and don't know how/where to find it. Maybe someone here can help?

    - stock crank length
    - stock front gearing
    - stock rear gearing
    - stock seat post diameter
    - bottom bracket size

    Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t135 View Post
    Looking for some info on the stock trek sawyer and don't know how/where to find it. Maybe someone here can help?

    - stock crank length
    - stock front gearing
    - stock rear gearing
    - stock seat post diameter
    - bottom bracket size

    Thanks for any help.
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    d*mn... wish they had that here in the Philippines...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    From my 2011 19"er

    175mm
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    Standard Euro shell 73mm width
    Thank you!!! Is that the stock crank length?

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    Anyone know when the 2012s will be here on the ground? It looks like Trek is out of 17.5 frames right now.

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    Has anyone done the Gate Center Belt Drivetrain yet? After reading Guitar Ted's review over at twentynineinches I am a bit reluctant but still intrigued by this offering. The ability to transform this bike into a belt drive is what made me want to own it.

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    Although the folks up north are flooded out, we've gotten very little rain here in the south....my Sawyer is a dusty mess. I am still loving this bike though!
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    Wink 2011 Sawyer SS

    Here's my 2011 Trek Sawyer converted to single speed.

    It only has 4 rides on it so it's basically just broken in.
    It has a Chris King headset, Moots titanium seatpost, Maxxis crossmark tires, Surly chainring/cog/spacer: It was 32/18 but I had him switch it to 16 (I live in flat Floriduh). It has a Bontrager Evoke 3 titanium saddle, Serfas lock on gel grips, Redline 90m stem, Bontrager RL riser bars.

    If anybody in the Tampa Bay area wants to give it a spin let me know.
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    X-post from 29er rigid thread

    Sawyer, set up for urban duty:
    - Ragley Carnegie bars
    - 1x9
    - Schwalbe Big Apples
    - De-stickered the wheels and frame

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    beaufitul Street Sawyer!

    wish to ask about Big Apple, what size did you use for front and rear tires? Ive been thinking of putting a Marathon Supreme for my bike but I'm not sure if the 28x2.0 will fit.

    Don't you find it heavier using BA? BA gives good suspension though.
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    Here is my Sawyer, got it July 1 2011 at my LBS Single Track, love the bike, moved into it from a RIG Rootbeer color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeliam View Post
    beaufitul Street Sawyer!

    wish to ask about Big Apple, what size did you use for front and rear tires? Ive been thinking of putting a Marathon Supreme for my bike but I'm not sure if the 28x2.0 will fit.

    Don't you find it heavier using BA? BA gives good suspension though.
    It's 2.3 front/back. Love 'em.

    I got the liteskin versions. They're a bit heavy, but the cush is worth it for the type of riding I do with the bike. It's not really an off-roader at all anymore, so it's not like I need to thread through rock gardens.

    HTH.

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    How do you like them run in SS mode? Do the dropouts work well? (Adjustability, secure in terms of no slippage)

    I'd love to get a 21" frame-only, but not gonna happen unless I find it on the e-of-bay.

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    I've been riding a Sawyer for about 8 months now, set up SS with Titec "J-Bars" (Flat Jones bend) and I do love it. While not particularly light, it just motors and handles really well. Climbs decent and descends well. It rides lighter than it actually is. Plenty of room for FAT tires and the Bonty rims are wide - nice floatation. I get more comments and questions on this bike than I have on virtually any other bike I've owned. Kind of amazed, but it is a pretty cool looking bike. I'd like to paint mine a different color, but the grey is really stealthy for non-compliant riding...

    Our shop has two of them in stock - one 17.5" and one 19" just the way they came out of the box. Sale price for $999.99 if anyone in the SF Bay Area is looking....
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    Ah man, not to denigrate anyone's photographic talents, but please tell me this bike looks better than this. After seeing this thing on the Trek website and reading about it in "Outside" and other magazines, I decided I had to have one. But after looking at the pictures in this thread, I dunno. It really doesn't look half as good in these candid, amateur shots.

    I mean, everyone loves the performance, I like the unique form, but it just really doesn't look that special. Bummer.

    But what other truly uniquely-styled, 29er no-suspension is available? Plus that 45" wheelbase -- Ooh baby!

    I really need to find a bike shop that has one and look at it in person.
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    I have yet to pick up my bike so those of you with them already in hand what size chainrings will fit? I was contemplating on setting it up sort of monstercross with drop bars, gates belt drive with at least a 50 front chainring?

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    I think that is what makes it look so good. Because it's not a rolling billboard, with branding plastered all over it.

    There is not 1 place I have ridden it where people did not stop and comment on it.

    To each there own. It works for me!

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    I get stopped all the time by people asking about the bike. I like the lack of flashy neon paint or branding as well. It's elegantly simple swoopy and solid bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerdave View Post
    How do you like them run in SS mode? Do the dropouts work well? (Adjustability, secure in terms of no slippage)
    It's the same exact system as the Rig with the sliders. I have a 2011 rig and it works great. Mine has never slipped on me. The paint on my Rig is starting to crack around the bolts but I have undone them a few times while finding the gearing that works best for me. That's it though. It's never lost tension except for chain stretch, but I've been running a 10sp chain because I had one laying around and I got my Rig as a FS.
    Quote Originally Posted by dendresdner View Post
    Ah man, not to denigrate anyone's photographic talents, but please tell me this bike looks better than this.
    I was too very pumped to buy one of these until I saw one in person and then weighed it. If you like looking at big tubes, bling, and huge branding this bike isn't it. IMO it looks VERY vanilla in person. So much so that I ended up buying a Rig frame instead.

    I wouldn't say it's bad looking, but the paint is very blah and so is everything else to the point it kind of looks cheap. With that said, I got to see one a Trek that was totally retro modified with polished White Industries bits and it was totally fantastic looking. If I got one I would do the same.

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    I love the retro clunker/junker look. IMHO, they nailed the look and feel that they targeted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dendresdner View Post
    I really need to find a bike shop that has one and look at it in person.
    That's probably the best idea. The bike is strange, it looks amazingly photogenic in some shots, and gangly in others. (I think having the bars even with or slightly lower than the saddle really helps the aesthetics as well, and makes handling nice and tight too.)

    But... in person, it just works. The elegance of the top tube to the rear axle has to be seen to be appreciated, and IMO the more you look at other bikes like it (i.e. Retrotec, Van Dessel WTF) you see how they took what could have been a very clunky or overly in-your-face design element and made it smooth and flowing.

    Yeah, I'm giving up a few pounds, but to me it's Gary Fisher getting some mad Trek money and pushing them to do a personal project as part of the deal. Nobody else could have gotten an homage like this mass-produced. I really doubt a model will come through like this again, at this price.

    So, yeah, some of my reasons are definitely 'enthusiast design geek bike', so you have to decide how much that's worth to you. I figured it was worth it to me.

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