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    My 2012 Trek/Fisher Superfly Al Elite 29er HT

    Excuse the camera phone pics, reflectors and cheap pedals, i wanted to ride, and forgot to bring my pedals to LBS. Posted in here also for those now viewing the 29er thread






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    Have you been for a good ride on it yet?

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    This morning went on my 1st trail ride on a mtb, been over 50 times on a motorcross bike, so much different, the bike performed flawlessly from the brakes, shifting, climbing and turning on the switchbacks...the trail had roots throughout but for a 1st timer i think i handled it okay. I tend to pedal sitting down, due to previous knee injury, so i had to plan my pedaling and my lines in between the roots, but all in all, my fitness level was my only downfall ( I do come from the clyde background 358lbs down from 440lbs and still loosing over a 4 month period) I give the bike an A+, once some more experienced and riders in better shape ride it they will be able to maybe give you a better review. If you have any more specific questions, i can maybe answer them. The bike was ridden stock,with fork at 120psi, (need to lower about 5-10) only used about 3/4 travel, and had tires at 45psi (should have lowered a bit for more traction uphill), using stock bars, stem and seat, only added water bottle cages and neoprene chainstay protector to cover up the clear factory one.

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    Thanks, that's very helpful. Have you put it on a scale yet?

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    not yet, need a find a scale that i can hang the bike from.....being its a replacement for the paragon, i read that the paragon in 17.5 inch weighed 25lbs, so that is what i am expecting

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    Nice ! If you don't mind my asking, what did you pay ? I am looking at some Fisher/Treks myself....

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    check your pm

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    Very nice Bike. I'm planning on making that my beginner race bike for 2012. Any idea what the specs are? and weight if you can get a scale. Would really appreciate any further info. Thank you. EnjoY the bike!!

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    I found another guy on the forum with 15.5 inch, weighed with pedals was 27lbs, not sure about what pedals he is running though since bike comes without them. Here are the specs.....I'm running Wellgo B-131 Platforms

    Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum w/Gary Fisher G2 geometry
    Fork Fox Evolution Series 32 Float 29 RL w/G2 offset, 100mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Mustang, tubeless-ready
    Hubs Front: Bontrager FCC; Rear: Shimano M525
    Tires Bontrager 29-1 Expert, 29 x 2.1
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainwheel 42/32/24
    Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters Shimano SLX
    Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite
    Stem Bontrager Race X Lite
    Brake Levers Shimano
    Brakes Shimano SLX disc
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2
    Seat Post Bontrager Rhythm Elite

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    Thanks for the info!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clay7160 View Post
    I found another guy on the forum with 15.5 inch, weighed with pedals was 27lbs, not sure about what pedals he is running though since bike comes without them. Here are the specs.....I'm running Wellgo B-131 Platforms
    That be me. I have Shimano SPD's. I'm getting a lighter saddle and going tubeless soon, I also have a Bontrager XXX racelite carbon seat post (the shop needed to put on a longer seat post than what was stock, guess this one was just laying around). Bike should weigh closer to 26lbs once I make these little adjustments.

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    i wish i had a good camera, phone pics don't do this bike justice..the red really shines...

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    Can I ask you which size is it ??

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    Nice, but gotta question for Trek - Where's the Thru Axle and 2X10?

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    its there, just not this model. You have to go up to the superfly elite (carbon) to get 2 by 10 and thru axle as far as the ht superflys go.
    I work at a bike shop. Trek, Gt, fuji, DB, etc...

    2012 Trek Superfly 100 al pro-sold
    Soon to be 2014 trek slash 8

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    17.5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by clay7160 View Post
    17.5"
    Many thanks

    Some 29ers look strange if you dont have the XL size.
    Yours is great, especially for a 17.5, the shape is nice, I need a 19" so it wont be worse.
    I think about the non "elite" version, I dont think it's worth paying so much more for so little equipment more and I like the black/orange color too.

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    I have got get one (my old Paragon cracked)--but that one looks Sweet....

    I thought about getting a NINER 2011 frame but the head/tube angle's are 72/74, which is even steeper than my old Paragon at 71/74. But these new Superfly's (old Paragons are 69/72)----Thinking Slacker is better....

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    Not to highjack this thread but I'm a newbie to the forum and mountain biking (coming from road and triathlon) and dont have the 5 posts to start a new thread. So I'm looking at the Superfly AL Elite which I can get at a LBS for $1600 (last one, they want to get rid of it before 2013's show up) or should I consider the Niner Air 9 available on JensenUSA for $1500? Appears that the Niner on Jensen has a lesser set of components. I'm not a fan of the Trek paint job, preferring the understaed looks of the Niner. But wonder if for that price the Trek is the better deal? Thanks for any help.

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    Trek definately has a better warranty (lifetime compared to 2 years)---ALSO TREK's ride differently (to me.) A lot more slacker angles (and 5mm additional offset on the fork.)

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    AL Elite FS weighs about 29lbs

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    My 17.5 2012 Superfly Elite 100, all stock, with xtr pedals=26 lbs...

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    how would compare the Superfly AL Elite to the Stumpjumber Comp 29? I can get either for the same price $1600. Better components on the Trek? I like that the SJ is 2x10.

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    It is the Geometry that has me THE TREK fan... My new Superfly has 69.3 and 72.5 angles (and has a 51mm fork)----I have a 46mm fork on mine (like the TREK team riders use)--also how is the Specialized warranty (because I bet if your TREK cracks 5-10 years later) you would get a new one. I had a 2005 Paragon (that cracked)-----
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    Bullshark, Those were the same 2 bikes I was going back and forth on. I went with the Superfly, for several reasons, the shimano shifters with dual action triggers (you can push OR pull on the down shift lever), sram doesnt, the Fox fork was another big reason. The thing that struck me the most was the handling, I am a LONG time Specialized rider, road, triathlons (alittle), and mountain bikes. I assumed I would probably end up with another Specialized but I went with the Superfly and have been VERY happy with it.

    The drawbacks I noticed with the Trek were the 3x10, yes I was kinda wanting a 2x10, and the weight was more on the Trek than the Stumpy, but the handling wasvery worth it to me.

    I did read a few reviews stating that the wheels on the Stumpy were weak and people were having problems blowing spokes, that is probably where the weight difference is. I am planning on saving up and upgrading the wheels eventually anyway.

    I did ride them side by side so I had a real comparison going on, I also noticed really squeaky brakes on the Stumpy. I never thought Id ride a Trek since I am such a long term Specialized guy but the proof was in the ride in my book!

    Keep riding!!
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