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    2017 Trek Farley EX Full Suspension Fat Bike

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    Farley EX 8 $3499 and Farley EX 9.8 $5499 USD
    Farley EX 8 $4600 and Farley EX 9.8 $7200 CDN

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    Thinkin about getting out of the Framed game are ya'?
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    Thinkin about getting out of the Framed game are ya'?
    Not at the moment but it sure would be a nice option to have in the stable.
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    Nailed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedaddict View Post
    Nailed it.
    What, Trek nailed it? Just asking a question from one Framed fanboy to another.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    whoa..love my Farley so far and I loved my old EX9 as well.
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    I was wanting a fuel ex 9, maybe ill sell the 6 and get just a farley ex 8 and a second 29 wheelset
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    Yawn, another me too, copy cat "option" from the evil empire of the industry, yay, not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Yawn, another me too, copy cat "option" from the evil empire of the industry, yay, not.
    Who did Trek copy with this bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Yawn, another me too, copy cat "option" from the evil empire of the industry, yay, not.
    I've considered them as such ever since they bought and pimped Gary Fisher.

    Not sure on the copycat, perhaps the Bucksaw? 11nine? Lenz? That said, we all knew it was coming. Next up, where's Spesh's version?
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Yawn, another me too, copy cat "option" from the evil empire of the industry, yay, not.
    This is a great point. If you want a bike you should have to build it yourself from the frame up.

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    After you build the frame, after you pull the tubing, after you mine the raw ore and smelt it... of course. Nothing like doin' a job yourself.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    They copied the *idea* of fat fs, not any particular model. Had they been a true leader, they would be first, not say, 6th.

    They haven't been relevant in a long time, they simply follow trends then leverage their might to foist product on as many people as are willing to spend the $.

    Anybody here know that Gary Fisher, Keith Bontrager, Gary Klein, Greg Lemond et al, actually made bikes under their own names before being crushed like bugs by Trek who fears/buys any competitor they can?

    Fisher liked 29ers, was one of the early pioneers in the movement. Trek wasn't sure they were a license to print money yet, so they kept him around, just long enough for proof of concept, then gave him the axe. Nice.

    I could go on, but it's boring industry stuff like screwing long serving LBS dealers, filling the parts supply chain with vast amounts of grey market parts on the web based companies, etc....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    They copied the *idea* of fat fs, not any particular model. Had they been a true leader, they would be first, not say, 6th.

    They haven't been relevant in a long time, they simply follow trends then leverage their might to foist product on as many people as are willing to spend the $.

    Anybody here know that Gary Fisher, Keith Bontrager, Gary Klein, Greg Lemond et al, actually made bikes under their own names before being crushed like bugs by Trek who fears/buys any competitor they can?

    Fisher liked 29ers, was one of the early pioneers in the movement. Trek wasn't sure they were a license to print money yet, so they kept him around, just long enough for proof of concept, then gave him the axe. Nice.

    I could go on, but it's boring industry stuff like screwing long serving LBS dealers, filling the parts supply chain with vast amounts of grey market parts on the web based companies, etc....

    I was sure you were going to end all that with a "Now get off my lawn" blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    They copied the *idea* of fat fs, not any particular model. Had they been a true leader, they would be first, not say, 6th.

    They haven't been relevant in a long time, they simply follow trends then leverage their might to foist product on as many people as are willing to spend the $.
    Nearly every industry leader in every market has copied ideas and improved on them to get where they are today. Apple copied the idea of the graphical user interface... why should it stop people from buying their products?

    When you copy an idea you still need to make it better or a better value than your competitors in order for people to buy it.

    I wasn't really concerned with who came up with the idea first when I was choosing which bike to purchase. I chose based on which one I liked riding the best. It happened to be a Farley 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedaddict View Post
    I was sure you were going to end all that with a "Now get off my lawn" blast.
    Ha!

    As for the rest, if buying from the Koch Industries of the bike world works for you, all good.

    And yes, I understand there's nothing new under the sun, I just prefer supporting brands that don't act like they invented the wheel and that their poop doesn't stink....

    I'm out, just spreading a little sunshine everywhere I go today.
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    Trek's fat bike are arguably the best designed out there, generally receive very favorable reviews, and are a great value. I didn't really want to buy a Trek (fattie), but I did and I love it. That's the only Trek I've ever owned.
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    Now lets see a better RS offering and something from Fox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Ha!

    As for the rest, if buying from the Koch Industries of the bike world works for you, all good.

    And yes, I understand there's nothing new under the sun, I just prefer supporting brands that don't act like they invented the wheel and that their poop doesn't stink....

    I'm out, just spreading a little sunshine everywhere I go today.

    I understand, and if I were an LBS that didn't carry Trek who's to say I wouldn't feel the same way you do about them, but I think they are more forward thinking than you're giving them credit for.

    Domane was a really cool idea. Not that there's anything wrong with a road bike (cough, cough)

    27.5 fat tires were pretty cool, even if you weren't a fan of that tire size, it was still very cool of them to do it and it took some balls.

    I am sure I'm missing some, but the point is they do their own thinking from time to time and every bike company rips off something from somebody and tries to make it their own.

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    27.5 fat is stupid. 27.5+ is the answer to more air volume with the same diameter as 29ers.

    27.5 fat is the answer to less air volume than 26x5.
    You change your own flats? Support your LBS and pay them to instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    27.5 fat is stupid. 27.5+ is the answer to more air volume with the same diameter as 29ers.

    27.5 fat is the answer to less air volume than 26x5.
    Nahhh.... We got packed trailed here, dont need that fat slow shit. If its speedier than 26 than im all for it. Treks about speed btw
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    Nice, they finally took my idea from 4 years ago..... About time.
    They would have sold way more if they hadn't let salsa release the bs first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Nahhh.... We got packed trailed here, dont need that fat slow shit. If its speedier than 26 than im all for it. Treks about speed btw
    So you're the guy that shows up a few weeks after the rest of us have done all of the work of getting a trail rideable. Next, maybe I should pay you money so you don't have to work?
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    Really sucks that there's another fs fattie. Totally ruins my day.

    Furthermore, this is a blatant ripoff of the fuel.

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    Anyone have a geo chart for these? No press release yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Nahhh.... We got packed trailed here, dont need that fat slow shit. If its speedier than 26 than im all for it. Treks about speed btw
    Bikes aren't slow, I am.
    You change your own flats? Support your LBS and pay them to instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    So you're the guy that shows up a few weeks after the rest of us have done all of the work of getting a trail rideable. Next, maybe I should pay you money so you don't have to work?
    No all our trails are all in city limits along a river that divides the city and we maybe get 1-2 feet of snow max, so a few inches here and there. I actually try to go out and make fresh tracks but they get steam rolled flat by dog walkers and people before sunrise as it is.
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    The writing has been on the wall for a while with this one, but I'm stoked about it! Don't know if I'll end up buying one, I already have a Remedy 9.8 and a Farley 7, I just can't wait to see what they do with the Stache this year...

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    Bloody expensive
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    Full specs and real world pic of the Alloy

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    More details and pics here: SOC16: Trek Farley EX full suspension 27.5" fat bike crushes all seasons, hardtails get lighter - Bikerumor

    Looks like a cool bike and well spec'ed for the price. The low profile 27.5 tires make more sense on a FS bike than a rigid one.

    Only bummer is the 27.5x4 max tire size, why run a 197mm rear hub if it can't take bigger meats out back.
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    Looks badass
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    Based on those specs, seems like carbon frame model will be very light considering it's a fatty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    More details and pics here: SOC16: Trek Farley EX full suspension 27.5" fat bike crushes all seasons, hardtails get lighter - Bikerumor

    Looks like a cool bike and well spec'ed for the price. The low profile 27.5 tires make more sense on a FS bike than a rigid one.

    Only bummer is the 27.5x4 max tire size, why run a 197mm rear hub if it can't take bigger meats out back.
    could always run 26 x 4.8 like on the current Farley's.

    At least they kept the standard hub width 12 x 197
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    could always run 26 x 4.8 like on the current Farley's.
    Height wise yes, width wise probably not judging from the pics.
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    head angle? chainstay length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post

    Anybody here know that Gary Fisher, Keith Bontrager, Gary Klein, Greg Lemond et al, actually made bikes under their own names before being crushed like bugs by Trek who fears/buys any competitor they can?

    ...
    Are you sure that is the way it worked between the mtb founders and Trek?

    Watch the Bike Ask the Founders video series. It seem like Trek rescued more than crushed...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYvPMmlBZwg
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    If rescued were used in the sense that they rescued a dog and gave it a good home, health care, food and let it live out it's natural life in happy contentment, sure.

    But if you buy a "name" use it to your own financial advantage, then cut it's throat when it's not necessary to you anymore, I don't see that as a kind act of caring, I see it as business bullying 101.

    Sorry, said I was out, but was asked a direct question, out again now!
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    I'm kinda new to this whole bike thing. I wish I would have known I was stealing money from under privileged industry pioneers and kicking small puppies when I bought my Treks.

    I don't think the alloy is very expensive for FS at all. Or is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
    Bloody expensive
    Have you not looked at the other full suspension offerings?

    Gotta pay to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_G View Post
    I don't think the alloy is very expensive for FS at all. Or is it?
    I don't know what the UK price will be but I thought it reasonable as well bearing in mind the Farley 6 with mostly Deore level stuff and no suspension was £1300 while the SLX and Fox equipped Fuel Ex8 was £2500 therefore I was expecting a full suspension Farley to be a silly price. In some ways I wish it was a silly price to put it out of consideration as the idea of huge traction and full suspension is very tempting although I have bought the 29+ as my faster summer bike already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMcL7 View Post
    I don't know what the UK price will be but I thought it reasonable as well bearing in mind the Farley 6 with mostly Deore level stuff and no suspension was £1300 while the SLX and Fox equipped Fuel Ex8 was £2500 therefore I was expecting a full suspension Farley to be a silly price. In some ways I wish it was a silly price to put it out of consideration as the idea of huge traction and full suspension is very tempting although I have bought the 29+ as my faster summer bike already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Yawn, another me too, copy cat "option" from the evil empire of the industry, yay, not.
    Geez Craig -- shut down the computer and go for a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfxc View Post
    head angle? chainstay length?
    It's all on here:

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    Wish they rushed something out to be "first" and released something that handled like crepes and had many many faults and issues.


    Also, kinda hope they do a farley ex "5" or some sort of lower spec further down the line. Kinda blew my money on a remedy 9.8.... who am I kidding I'd prob rob a bank or sell my left testicle (actually possible) to get a farley ex 9.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinkyPinky87 View Post
    ....sell my left testicle (actually possible) to get a farley ex 9.8
    You can do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DethWshBkr View Post
    You can do this?
    Donate a Testicle The payout for this is $35,000

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinkyPinky87 View Post
    Dang, I could have enough for a new bike And a Corvette.... Where do I sign!

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    If I didn't have a remedy 9.8 I would def get ther Farley 9.8 and maybe a set of 29+hoops.

    Looks like a cool bike! Still unclear if the 27.5x4.5'a will fit though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    More details and pics here: SOC16: Trek Farley EX full suspension 27.5" fat bike crushes all seasons, hardtails get lighter - Bikerumor

    Looks like a cool bike and well spec'ed for the price. The low profile 27.5 tires make more sense on a FS bike than a rigid one.

    Only bummer is the 27.5x4 max tire size, why run a 197mm rear hub if it can't take bigger meats out back.
    It can still take 26 x 4.8 with the 197 rear hub.

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