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    My Elite (L) came in at 29.9

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    A few photos after reverb install. Did the pro come with a different seatpost clamp for cable routing?
    edit: after looking at these on a computer, the lighting is awful, sorry.
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    No, it's the same bonty qr as yours
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    Ride number 2 complete. Another awesome ride on the fish. However, 100 yards from finishing I went over the bars and landed on my face bike is fine, face not so fine! I was too cocky as I was flying today but didn't land so well off the last jump.

    The fish is fantastic though, I'm so so glad I got one

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    Sent from my HAL 9000

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    Quote Originally Posted by grundy1973 View Post
    No, it's the same bonty qr as yours
    Does your hose guide for the reverb cable go under the seat post clamp? It must be a different part than what came with mine. I had to zip tie mine right under the clamp. It works, but yours looks cleaner.

    Sorry about your get off. Hope you handle those better than me. I always get injured.

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    Phew! Glad to hear the fish is OK Grundy!! ;-)

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    Yeah the hose guide goes under the qr clamp.

    It certainly hurts more when you get older. But I can't wait for my next ride. I love it

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    Im loving this bike!! Ive got 24 miles on it and I cant find a single complaint.
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    Trails are soaked here. I've only road it once...all pavement

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    Quote Originally Posted by VFRLuke View Post
    Trails are soaked here. I've only road it once...all pavement
    I feel for ya. At least you can look at it.

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    And at least you can actually ride it. Still waiting for the forks to be returned so i can't even sit on mine!

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    True. I just heard the trails are good today...but rain in the forecast tonight. I rode my 4300 disk back to the shed and it felt so weird.

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    Swapping out my 100 mm rhythm pro stem for a 70 mm 0 degree thomson elite x4 and picked up some rhythm pro carbon bars off eBay. Fitting tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.

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    Ive got some Answer AM720 +1 rise bars coming. Can hardly wait to feel the difference.

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    I got my bike back :-)

    Merry Christmas!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ready805 View Post
    I got my bike back :-)

    Merry Christmas!!
    Excellent news Ready. Did they sort the fork issue mate?

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    I'm not overly impressed with the Bonty evoke 2 saddle. Any recommendations guys? Thinking maybe a fizik gobi xm

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    I put the wtb pure v that I already had on it. I like that saddle but its kind of wide in the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grundy1973 View Post
    Excellent news Ready. Did they sort the fork issue mate?
    Yep, sent just the forks away last Tuesday morning. They were serviced, and returned back to me by Thursday evening! Can't grumble at that service, but still annoyed i had to do it in the first place..
    Anyway, bike back in one piece so happy again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grundy1973 View Post
    I'm not overly impressed with the Bonty evoke 2 saddle. Any recommendations guys? Thinking maybe a fizik gobi xm
    I run a WTB Pure V on my bike as well, and so far have no complaints. I didn't think the Bonty seat was that bad though...

    I also use Answer AM720 bars, but mine are the 50mm rise. I would get 25mm bars if I had to do it over, but might get a bit shorter stem than the stock one.
    2011 Trek Rumblefish 1

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    New bars and stem are on. I'll post a pick when I can. I can't believe I got the Bars for £42 . Would have been over £100 in the shops or online. Thanks mr eBay

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    I forgot to take proper pics but I got my bars and grips on. Love them so far. This picture was actually intended to capture a friend of mine just after a crash but my bike is in there.
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    Here's my new stem and bars
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    Looks great grundy.
    I picked up a new to me 2010 Large RF One last summer and am looking to get a 70MM X4 myself.

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    Hi all. My LBS has a 2012 Rumblefish on closeout for $2000. How does this compare to other year end deals on other old 2012 RF's? Is $2000 a good deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarb View Post
    Hi all. My LBS has a 2012 Rumblefish on closeout for $2000. How does this compare to other year end deals on other old 2012 RF's? Is $2000 a good deal?
    Id say good deal, but not great deal. If you're talking about a base model, then the retail is $2400ish. That would be about the deal I would expect on a current model year bike.

    If its what I was looking for id buy it. I wouldn't buy it just because of the deal.

    Also if you have the ability to get to a trek demo ride make.sure you do. They'll give you a $100 coupon.

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    Just reading through this thread and had to comment.

    I have a 2011 Rumblefish 1 (comparable to an Elite) with almost 1800 miles on it. I am 5'11" and ride a 19.5" frame. I put a 20t front chainring on, SLX /IceTech brake upgrade (from Elixer 5's), and replaced the worn out tires.

    This is undoubtedly one of the best bikes I have ever ridden. I rode my Fuel EX today just for kicks, and it is SLOWwww compared to the fish. The 'fish handles better, is more stable, rolls longer, and is just overall a better bike. If you are on the fence for it, just get it. You wont regret it.
    We don't ride to add days to our life, we ride to add life to the days we have left here.

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    Ready, did the service on your forks help?
    My rf pro feels the same....front fork feels the same on all of the CTD settings. Debating whether to take the bike back to the store to have it looked at or whether the transition between the settings is so small that I can't notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tk80 View Post
    Ready, did the service on your forks help?
    My rf pro feels the same....front fork feels the same on all of the CTD settings. Debating whether to take the bike back to the store to have it looked at or whether the transition between the settings is so small that I can't notice.
    You should be able to tell a lot easier than it is to tell with the rear suspension. I can just bounce it around in the driveway and can tell a big difference in the positions.

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    I was reading a post about this earlier.

    2013 Fox F29 120mm CTD Evolution Series CTD damper issue

    I don't think the factory series forks are suffering from this as they have the Fit system. That's not to say you aren't having the issues though. Interesting as I also have a 2013 Rf pro. Will have to check mine again. I know that the climb mode on 2013 ctd forks is not anywhere near a lockout.

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    my rear shock locks out on Climb mode. the increments between CTD are very noticable.
    I just pumped my front shock up to 130psi this morning and then let 5psi out (i think i read somewhere the max is 125psi???). It still feels the same in the front...little/no difference between Climb and Descend. The recommended setting for me in the front is 80psi, so i'm a long way from that. I have been running 110psi recently.

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    Fish 2

    Well... about a year ago I bought a 2012 Rumblefish Elite - loved the bike but I went for the 23" and at 6'4" I realised pretty quickly that it was just a little too big for me to really hustle around.

    Anyway I sold it back in the Summer and bought a 21" Speccy Carve Pro - which is pretty damm good bike but just a bit too hardtail sometimes....

    So I was reading this thread and saw Grundy's '13 RF Pro. and realised that that was what I wanted in 21" ....to cut a long story short my LBS relieved me of a 50% deposit today and estimated delivery end of Feb.



    I reckon Grundy you should ask Trek for a commission on my purchase - it wasn't the picture on their website that sold it too me, it was yours.

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    I love the bike Paul. The trek photos on their site don't do it justice, not just for the pro but the elite too. Both look and are awesome

    If you wanna contact trek to organise some commission for me it would be appreciated haha
    Keep us posted on when the new steed arrives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tk80 View Post
    my rear shock locks out on Climb mode. the increments between CTD are very noticable.
    I just pumped my front shock up to 130psi this morning and then let 5psi out (i think i read somewhere the max is 125psi???). It still feels the same in the front...little/no difference between Climb and Descend. The recommended setting for me in the front is 80psi, so i'm a long way from that. I have been running 110psi recently.
    If you do get any info as to whether your forks are not working as intended please keep us updated as I'm very much a novice regarding these issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tk80 View Post
    Ready, did the service on your forks help?
    My rf pro feels the same....front fork feels the same on all of the CTD settings. Debating whether to take the bike back to the store to have it looked at or whether the transition between the settings is so small that I can't notice.
    Hi Tk80, welcome to the club! Unfortunately it does sound exactly like the problem I had, I would take it back to your LBS asap. I contacted TREK direct (although this problem is a Fox issue, not TREK) and had to send the forks away to be serviced under warranty. If you're in the UK they're called MOJO, who also have a helpful website mojo.co.uk. There's even a "What to do if the forks don't lock out" section - worth looking at before sending them away, just in case...

    Now I have them back I can REALLY notice the difference. However, they do not completely lock out, far from it. FOX themselves have actually stated it's not a complete lockout. The rear shock has always been absolutely fine, locks out almost solidly.

    Apart from that I absolutely LOVE this bike!! The only issue I have is it's taking me ages to get the bike dialled in! I'm 6'1, about 95kgs "geared up" and I'm currently running 90 in the forks, and about 130 in the rear, both around the 3 clicks in mark. What about everyone else?

    Oh, and Grundy, those new bars and stem look gooooood my friend

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    Check this quick vid out, it may help?

    FOX CTD Suspension Adjustment Tips - bturman - Mountain Biking Videos - Vital MTB


    EDIT: Oooops! Not the video I thought it was, I'll see if I can track it down again

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    mine is booked in for the fork to be looked at next week. Will have an update for you all in circa 2 weeks.

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    WTB.

    If any of you fish owners have some stock RF wheels setting around Id like to pick up a set if the price is fair. Feel free to PM me.

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    have any of you new owners found anything you really needed to upgrade?
    i've been hearing tires need to go...anything else?

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    I changed my saddle, stem and bars but mainly because I wanted to. The tyres aren't great in the wet so they are next for me. Some schwalbe hans damf's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinfony78 View Post
    have any of you new owners found anything you really needed to upgrade?
    i've been hearing tires need to go...anything else?
    If you get the elite or the pro I can't say that there's really anything that "needs" upgraded. The Avid brakes that come on the base model seem to work well but they will make some noise.

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    2013 Rumblefish elite

    Nothing i felt i needed to upgrade. Even the tires (and i thought i wasnt gona like them) have been solid. Will upgrade as things break/wear out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    2013 Rumblefish elite

    Nothing i felt i needed to upgrade. Even the tires (and i thought i wasnt gona like them) have been solid. Will upgrade as things break/wear out.
    +1 on the tires. From what I was used to which was specialized ground controls these 29-3's have been awesome in every condition I've seen so far.

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    I got the elite and put a reverb post on and a different saddle. Other than that the only other thing I wish I had was a clutch type rear deraileur. I haven't rode much, but I've tossed my chain off about 3 times.

    I'm loving the tires, but I've only had junk in the past.

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    Quiet in here guys. How you all getting on with your bikes? I'm loving mine. I have one issue though. Not enough opportunities to ride

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    Re: 2013 rumblefish

    Quote Originally Posted by grundy1973 View Post
    Quiet in here guys. How you all getting on with your bikes? I'm loving mine. I have one issue though. Not enough opportunities to ride
    That's my problem also. I haven't got to ride my local trails yet.. Swampland around here right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grundy1973 View Post
    Quiet in here guys. How you all getting on with your bikes? I'm loving mine. I have one issue though. Not enough opportunities to ride
    Closed out 4 weekends with new bike today. 108 on the odo (no weekday rides yet, just sat/sun). Learning it, loving it.

    Finally finding some limits to her. It IS a bit harder to huck than my old 26. On tight high speed cornering the bike can be a bit big to really lay over and carve tire edge on.

    Mind, finding limits does not mean i am unhappy. Quite the opposite. Ive had to ride the crap out of this bike to find ANY limits and have enjoyed every moment.

    Still very much in love.

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    Agree with Grundy, nowhere near enough chances to ride! I don't mind rain, I don't mind the cold but I just can't be doing with gale force winds, and it seems to be that if I'm not at work or on "family duties" it's windy as!! Roll on springtime..
    Anyway, finally had my reverb seat post arrive so fitting that in next couple of days. Also picked up some new Shimano pedals, and some Bontrager 29-4 tyres. Will post pics when I get a chance.
    Must say, I'm so glad I chose this bike. Absolutely love it and it gets better with every ride, so much so that my once beloved 4900 isn't getting a look in at all..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q-TECH View Post
    My Elite (L) came in at 29.9
    Is that the stock weight, or did you upgrade/change anything before you weighed it?
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