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    2006 Trek 9.8......what can you tell me???

    I found what I think is a pretty good deal on a 2006 Trek 9.8 at a LBS. They are willing to let it go for $2000.00.

    What can you guys tell me about this bike??

    What kind of ride can expect out of the Carbon frame? I am riding a Fisher Mt Tam right now and am very happy with it but would like to get on somehting new.

    Thanks for you time!!

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    hardtails rule!!!
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    Is this bike new or used? What fork and components etc... ?

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    Lionel Hutz, Esq.
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    My dad rides the '05 9.8 and likes it a lot. I can't recall the specs on the '06 but I'm sure they're XT-level stuff.

    The carbon frame will dampen vibration (this is why they've gotten so popular with roadies) and will flex a little (in certain areas. I don't want you to think that you'll be riding a well-cooked piece of asparagus). Some people complain of a "dead" feel when riding a cabon bike. Although both of my mountain bikes are metal, I've ridden my dad's bike and it feels very snappy and smooth. I almost got one for myself until I decided to go full sus. That's nearly half-price, jump on it.
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    MC Hammer
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    Sweet ride, very "soft" feel to the frame which will help dampen vibrations as noted above.
    Cannot go wrong with OCLV!

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