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    Trek Marlin/Cyclocross ... conversion???

    So I went and purchased the new Marlin I'm riding about 10 miles a day round trip to work and an extra 5 in the evenings just to clear my head... my issue Most of my travel is blacktop and gravel emergency lanes... Not much single tracking to be done around here...

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    Re: Trek Marlin/Cyclocross ... conversion???

    Quick fix, road tires with tread, basically touring/hybrid tires. Be narrower, faster rolling but enough tread that gravel doesn't ruin ur day.

    I run narrow,worn down kenda karmas to gain same effect just still a bit wide compared to road/hybrid tires so not as easy/fast but good enough and i can still hit trails in a last minute decision without changing tires. Then I have tires for trails that i switch out when trail trip is pre planned.

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    so could I get some considerably smaller tires with good tread to fit my existing bontrager wheels? cause the 700c disc wheels are out of this world and my budget lol. I'm already looking for a rigid fork my lockout went out on my forks the first day I took it for a ride.

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    if you recently bought it the shop should fix or replace the lock out for you. That being said if you aren't riding trails going to a rigid will save you a ton of weight. That suntour is really heavy

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    What happened with your lockout? I work at a Trek shop and some of those lockout problems are quick fixes or simple adjustment things. If it is beyond that, like hankscorpio said, bring it back to the shop and Trek will warranty it for you. Then sell it and buy a rigid fork
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