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    2013 rumblefish

    I have yet to be able to see one in person and was wondering if anyone has any pictures besides the stock website picture? Thanks!

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    Here's a photo of the new 2013 Rumblefish Pro

    Got it on demo for the day here in the Uk from my local bike shop they had only built it up the day before i picked it up

    It's my first time on a 29er and first impression is wow great ride

    nice peace of kit and the new Fox Climb-Trail-Descent shocks work really well
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    Cracking pic matey. I'm looking at the Fish pro as my new bike but need to wait till January to get one. I've been looking out for reviews but I guess its too new. Its killing me waiting till Jan

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    Looks nice, Im about to pull the trigger on a Elite.


    Keep the pictures coming.

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    Sadly not got anymore photo's of the bike since i only had it for the day but got his one which is part of my local 2 miles single track descent with added rocksteps and drop off's

    Taken on the Cutgate Path at Langsett in the Peak District here in the UK

    The bike is tempting me to sell my other two bikes, 2012 Lappirre Zesty 214 and a OnOne Carbon 456 and get this Rumblefish Pro
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    not sure which model i'd go for the Elite or Pro is the 900 extra for the Pro worth it? then again do i look at other options 29er to try out a few or take a chance on this rumblefish which i really enjoyed on the brief demo ride.

    Tough Choice really

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    Well, shifting might be a bit better. Suspension performance should be equal
    In terms of functionality, the only thing you really gain by choosing the 2013 Pro over the Elite is the dropper post, which is a must have on this sort of bike imho.

    All other parts are really just lighter, blingier, and partly more durable.

    I'm really happy with my 2012 Pro! To be honest, my bike has
    "custom everything", but that doesn't affect the handling and general feel of the bike.


    ps: Why not a close out sale model? The 2012 colors are soooooooo much better :-)
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    got to admit just looked at the 2012 models and personnally prefer the colour of the 2013 pro in black and blue. not too keen on the 2013 elite colour with the green stuff on it as for dropper post if went for the cheaper elite the reverb off the Zesty i'd sell will fit.

    but i'd feel i wished i'd gone for the pro version if i'd got the elite after a while

    might have to see what the Trance 29er is like

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    Anyone found a review of either 2013 Rumbles yet? I've been looking but found none as of yet

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    ...With only small differences in parts between the 2012 and 2013 models, any 2012 review will do :-)
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    Ordered the 2013 Rumblefish Elite on Saturday. Pro just isn't worth the price. I ordered tubeless tires & rim strips. I may end up putting a dropper post, remote lockout and if anything else... maybe lighter wheels. Pretty disgusted a $3000 bike doesn't come with tubeless-capable tires.

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    looks sweet!
    I work at a bike shop. Trek, Gt, fuji, DB, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarvinK View Post
    Ordered the 2013 Rumblefish Elite on Saturday. Pro just isn't worth the price. I ordered tubeless tires & rim strips. I may end up putting a dropper post, remote lockout and if anything else... maybe lighter wheels. Pretty disgusted a $3000 bike doesn't come with tubeless-capable tires.
    should have just got the pro ! its only money

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    I thought about it, but I think I'd be better off spending the money on wheels. There's just not enough upgrades to justify $1200... I can spend that money better and have a better paint job in the process!

    I wonder who at Fox decided a remote lockout lever should be larger than a shift or brake lever!!?!

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    How do you go about sizing the fish Marv? Did you drop a frame size compared with a 26er?

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    i have to admit it's the first bike i've not had any form of back pain due to the reach etc with out having to adjust/change anything.

    Think i'd rather spend the extra money for the Pro as i just dont like the Elite paint job.

    But before i decide to sell my Lapierre Zesty 214 whcih is only 6 month old for a 29er i would like to try out the Giant Trance 29er and hopefully the biek shop i got the rumblefish on demo will do the trance as a demo. then got the big choice to make

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarvinK View Post
    Ordered the 2013 Rumblefish Elite on Saturday. Pro just isn't worth the price. I ordered tubeless tires & rim strips. I may end up putting a dropper post, remote lockout and if anything else... maybe lighter wheels. Pretty disgusted a $3000 bike doesn't come with tubeless-capable tires.
    Don't be too upset at that one. My $7K Mach 429 XTR came with standard Kenda Slant Six. The way I see it, most folks would want to choose their tire anyways, depending on their home tails.

    Perhaps work out something with a shop when ordering a bike to switch out tires? They may work with you.


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    Yeah, lose the stock tires. I've got a 2012 Fish elite and going from the Bontrager 29-4 which I ran tubeless with no issues to Schwalbe Hans Dampf tubeless made a world of difference. Better grip, better ride. Only other changes were a shorter stem, saddle, and seatpost. Great bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grundy1973 View Post
    How do you go about sizing the fish Marv? Did you drop a frame size compared with a 26er?
    Yes, I picked on the small size of my range. My ideal size on a 26" is 16", but have varied on both sides of that. I went with a 15.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chargerfan View Post
    Perhaps work out something with a shop when ordering a bike to switch out tires? They may work with you.
    The shop was great, and that's exactly what I did. They stock the Bontrager 29-3 TLR Team Issue, so I went with those. They get positive reviews.

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    We need pics Marv, pics pics pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    Here's a photo of the new 2013 Rumblefish Pro

    Got it on demo for the day here in the Uk from my local bike shop they had only built it up the day before i picked it up

    It's my first time on a 29er and first impression is wow great ride

    nice peace of kit and the new Fox Climb-Trail-Descent shocks work really well
    Hey Madmick

    Which LBS was that? - I'd like to see one in the flesh.

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    beautiful looking bike

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    All Terrain Cycles up at Saltaire, Bradford UK

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    they have looked after me a few times with demo bikes and been lucky enough to get three that were brand new and i had first ride on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by de lars cuevas View Post
    ps: Why not a close out sale model? The 2012 colors are soooooooo much better :-)
    I agree, the 2013 Pro looks a hell of lot like my missus' 2012 Fuel Ex 7 (colour wise)



    wheras the 2012 Elite just looks horn





    just my opinion though
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