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    Smile Owners of VT tried a Trek Liquid?

    Leaving aside Drivetrain and Suspension specs....what do you think of the frame tech?
    say: geometry, zr9000, gravity point, etc.


    comments based on personal experience would help

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    I rode a Trek Liquid 10 in my search for the correct bike for me. It was one of the many bikes I test-rode in that price range.

    It was an ok bike, but I preferred the Giant in the end, as I thought that the frame was better on the VT-2.

    Also, the suspension felt better to me on the VT-2 than on the Trek.

    That's just my opinion though..it may be that you prefer the Trek.



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    I'd be very interested to hear comments regarding lateral stiffness, particularly in the rear triangle. I had a look at a lust worthy VT 1 but noticed that the suspension link provides much side to side movement. I noticed this is very apparent on all three bikes.

    I would take a rough guess that the Trek is stiffer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor!
    I'd be very interested to hear comments regarding lateral stiffness, particularly in the rear triangle. I had a look at a lust worthy VT 1 but noticed that the suspension link provides much side to side movement. I noticed this is very apparent on all three bikes.

    I would take a rough guess that the Trek is stiffer.
    Here in Aus, those Ligids aren't very popular cause they are quite bad value when compared to the VT range. So i haven't really heard much about them.
    Both of them are great bikes tho.

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    My first choice was a liquid 30 but after serious consideration and luck didn't got it. The liquid is a good bike but relies on flex instead of pivots on the rear end, making it prone to failures and that was the main reason for staying away from it. It's basically the same suspension design as the fuel but with more travel and active.

    Take a look on the Trek forum. I've seen several pics of broken liquids there, most of them near the dropouts.

    I'm not saying that the VT is better than the Liquid but based on my research I found the VT to be more strong and better designed frame.

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    It is me or the frame on the JP's version is kinda different? 35.35lb........I thought that it was around 30lbs..
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    Apart from a very slight difference in frame decal that is exactly what my bike looks like.

    Of course, I changed to a Thomson seatpost and stem, but it looks very similiar to your pic.

    I weighed my VT-2 in standard trim and it went 30lb. I have lightened that a little, but it still feels much the same as standard.


    35.35 lb must be a mis-print.


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