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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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    I'll give them a call.

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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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    I just went through extensively testing every 29er I could get my hands on.

    XC Race: Trek Superfly 100, Specialized Epic, Niner Jet
    XC: Kona Hei Hei, Khs Bajada
    XC/ Trail: Trek Rumblefish, Specialized Camber
    Trail/ All Mountain: Specialized Stumpjumper

    And as of now I will be getting a Trek Rumblefish pro.
    I ride what I call aggressive cross country, single track some jumps I come from bmx and do not sit down much. The Trek Rumblefish and Specialized Camber were my top choices. They both road very similarly, and have similar geometry the chainstay is 2mm diff, and bottom bracket height is 3mm diff, and there head angles at 69.8 for the RF and 70 for the camber. The ride is slack enough to not be twitchy but still steep enough to be responsive and agile. The Specialized Camber has a longer reach by about .5 inch which is a plus for me, allowing for a size smaller giving more clearance. The suspension is what tilts it to the Rumblefish, the extra travel is appreciated and access to better component levels at a reasonable price on a aluminum frame seals the deal. The pro comes with full XT and better shocks than the elite which has a SLX/XT mix. If I get a chance I would like to try the Salsa Horsethief and Tomac Diplomat.

    The Specialized Stumpjumper has slacker angles with a head angle at 69 and also has more travel. The Scott Genius and lenzsport Mammoth looks similar, but I have not tried them. To get a higher level component package with the Stumpjumper requires going carbon.

    The XC Race bikes had head angles around 71 which seemed a bit quick for my liking. For the XC bikes, the Kona was less twitchy with a 70 degree head angle and has a new stiffer rear end for with a shorter chainstay for 2013, and the khs was not a race bike.

    Looking over warranty information where the XC/ Trail and Trail/ All Mountain bikes are classification 4 the XC Race and XC bikes are rated as classification 3 which stipulate the bike rarely leaving the ground. :\ Class 5 is north shore/big air and class 4 is some jumps, so, when they rate a bike class 3 and talk about not jumping and staying on the ground I think that's what they mean. I could not find Niner's listing or warranty information
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    I've had my '13 Rumblefish elite for a few days now! And I love it! It does everything my old fuel did, but climbs better!

    Here's a pic of the elite color, I was worried online. But in person it looks great! Sorry the pic isn't great! I'll add another soon.
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    Are the hubs green too?

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    No the hubs are just black.

    The bike is loads of in though, it just carries through everything! Thought I'd post one more pic. It's not much better, but it shows more of the bike.
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    not sure if i like the green part of the colour but the bike looks very good

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    I'm really leaning toward the RF elite. I like the suspension components and dropper post on the pro, but It's really a bit out of my price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VFRLuke View Post
    I'm really leaning toward the RF elite. I like the suspension components and dropper post on the pro, but It's really a bit out of my price range.
    Yea.. It was a bit out of my range as well. And the SLX components perform really well!
    A KS LEV will end up being my first upgrade...

    Also the redesigned Bontrager 29-3 tires are great! I'm a huge fan of Bontrager tires, the 29-4 is a great front tire and these 3's are basically the 29-4 with less tread. They stick real well and roll fast as well! But as winter gets closer I'll probably throw the 29-4 upfront for better traction in the degrading conditions.

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    Anyone know if the rumblefish is at the cycle show in the UK this weekend?

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    It's hard to justify the Pro over the Elite... you can easily buy a dropper post for less and I'm not really sure there's a performance reason for XT over SLX (although the Elite crank is lame).

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    Hey guys, anyone know the stem length and bar width on the 2013 fish?

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    On the 17.5 RF Elite

    Stem: 60mm

    Bars: 720mm wide

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    Demoed about 5 bikes today and the RF pro was the one I.liked the most. The elite is more in my price range though. Is there really $1200 difference between the 2?

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    I think technically closer to $1100. The Pro primarily gets you a dropper post, fancy coating on the shock, more xt parts--especially crank, slightly better wheels. I think the Elite is a better value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarvinK View Post
    I think technically closer to $1100. The Pro primarily gets you a dropper post, fancy coating on the shock, more xt parts--especially crank, slightly better wheels. I think the Elite is a better value.
    $1250 is the difference in msrp. But yeah, it seems like you get a lot more bang for the buck with the elite. I do want a dropper post though.

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    OK, finally got around to uploading some pics.
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    My daughter is pretty sure it's her size... :P

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    Bike looks great Marv. I thought the elite came with the standard xt rear mech but I see you have a shadow plus on there. Did it come standard or did you upgrade?

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    I worked out a deal with the local shop... I think it should come standard, but then... I also think it should come with tubeless-ready tires.

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    I just ordered one of these. Is the xt shadow plus a worthwhile upgrade?

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    Only if you can get a sweet deal... it's nice because it basically eliminates chain slap, but probably no performance gain. If you ride a lot of rough stuff and want a quiet chain, it's worth it.

    I think a dropper post (still trying to decide which one to get) and tubeless tires are better performance upgrades.
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    I definitely want a dropper post. I didn't realize the rear deraileur wasn't the plus. Ill see how noisy it is first.

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    So I'm thinking about upgrading the wheels as my first upgrade to my '13 RF Elite. Just wanted to see what you all would recommend on this bike. Should I stick with the Bontrager TLR system or go to something like Stans or DT Swiss?

    I want to go to a lighter wheel, but I want it to still be strong. Strength is the most important aspect, so I'm just looking for something stronger and lighter than the stock Duster wheels.

    Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbcville View Post
    So I'm thinking about upgrading the wheels as my first upgrade to my '13 RF Elite. Just wanted to see what you all would recommend on this bike. Should I stick with the Bontrager TLR system or go to something like Stans or DT Swiss?

    I want to go to a lighter wheel, but I want it to still be strong. Strength is the most important aspect, so I'm just looking for something stronger and lighter than the stock Duster wheels.

    Any suggestions?
    just ride it and be happy,its a great bike!

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    I stuck with the Bontrager tires/wheels (upgraded to tubeless ready tires) on my EX8 and used Stans sealant. Works great!

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