Trek 29er's roll call

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  • 01-08-2013
    lamiam
    The LBS had a great closeout on a 2012 Superfly 100 Al, so I joined "the cult". I got hooked when I rode a friends Cannondale hardtail 29er. Just love the smooth rolling. I really don't understand why, but it climbs much better then my 2009 Anthem 1 did.
  • 01-12-2013
    BigRingGrinder
    Proud owner of a spanking new 2013 rumblefish.

    I have been sold on the 29rs for a while and knew the standard list of "29s are better because yada yada yada".

    There was a very nice surprise not on that list the 29 advocates preach. Im a big boy, 6'2" 220lbs, this is the first bike i have ridden that i feel like im down in the cockpit, not way up over the wheels. It took me a couple tries to get the front wheel off the ground for a wheelie, the longer wheel base was far more dramatic than i had imagined. When doing tight switchback climbs (an area i was afraid the bigger tires would make more difficult) the front tire actually sticks to the ground and reduces the technical factor by a lot.

    That longer wheelbase was listed by some as a disadvantage in tight conditions. Perhaps this is a nod to trek's engineering and geometry, but i have found more benefits than disadvantages in the bikes handling characteristics.

    Im in love.

    29r for life.
  • 01-12-2013
    SpokaneRob
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    Looking at FS
    Haven't posted in awhile, maybe never on this thread.. anyway, I have an '11 X-Cal, really like the bike overall, minus the brakes maybe. Have done a few things here and there, no drivetrain change outs or anything too major. Got a carbon fiber Niner seatpost for Xmas, reading a MB Action test listing it as a must have if you have back pain, almost (not quite) acting as suspension.

    Brings me to my point. I'm considering getting my second bike, a FS 29er. Full disclosure, I'm looking at other brands too! I'm a Trek homer, but I have to consider along with the Rumble Elite, the Specialized FSR Stumpy Comp $3k, and the Giant Trance X 29er1, $2775.

    All seem like good bikes, honestly Giant specs their's better for the money (dropper post even), great tires, etc. From a looks standpoint, I really wish Trek would start smoothing out their welds in the $3k range. For that money, those look downright ugly by comparison. Just sayin'..

    Anyway, if anyone has a comparison opinion, love to hear it! My Bro got a '12 Rumble and loves it. Thanks folks!
  • 01-13-2013
    freebird914
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    Bought my 2013 Mamba on 2 Jan still working on legs and lungs love it so far...
  • 02-02-2013
    Albert-gice
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    Trek Superfly 100 AL 2013
    Hi,
    Just ordered new Trek Superfly 100 AL 2013... arriving in 10-15 days....
    any comments or experiences?
    I will post fresh pictures when i get it

    Albert
  • 02-02-2013
    jsnyng
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Albert-gice View Post
    Hi,
    Just ordered new Trek Superfly 100 AL 2013... arriving in 10-15 days....
    any comments or experiences?
    I will post fresh pictures when i get it

    Albert

    I've got over 400 miles on my '12 SF100 AL. Nothing but grins.
  • 02-02-2013
    Tyler21
    Nice orange Mambas on this page. I'm not used to seeing them in color. ;)
  • 02-04-2013
    shyamrox
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    Attachment 768355

    2013 Trek Marlin
    YAWYD top cap
    Avid BB7 brakes w/ G2 rotors
    Avid Speed Dial Levers
    Nashbar Verge Platform pedals.
  • 02-04-2013
    Frugaltravelguy
    Now that I upgraded the fork to a Fox Evolution CDT on my 2011 Marlin it rode real nice on some new tires too Ground CTL front, and Captain in the back. (need to take some photos)
    Any advice what to upgrade next thats worth it and not too pricey hence the fork set me back 800 bux more than the whole bike :-)
    Got OURY lock on grips
    Primo Super Tenderizer Pedal (Black)
    What do different skewers do? Or should I upgrade the X4 to a X7 perhaps?
    One problem I seem to have is a crackling noise in the crankset, no matter what is all tightened down it never really goes away, is that worth a upgrade the crankset and bottom bracket?
    Any advice thanks
  • 02-05-2013
    Britishnate
  • 02-20-2013
    Albert-gice
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    Trek Superflu 100 AL 2013
    Attachment 773833Attachment 773832

    As promised here you have the pictures of the fresh Trek superfly 100 AL....
  • 02-22-2013
    ky_savage
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    Trek 29er's roll call
  • 03-02-2013
    Tyler21
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shyamrox View Post
    Attachment 768355

    2013 Trek Marlin
    YAWYD top cap
    Avid BB7 brakes w/ G2 rotors
    Avid Speed Dial Levers
    Nashbar Verge Platform pedals.

    The oranges on the bike look red in this photo which makes me think it would be cool if they had a red version.
  • 03-02-2013
    shyamrox
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tyler21 View Post
    The oranges on the bike look red in this photo which makes me think it would be cool if they had a red version.

    Hey Tyler this one is red :). The mambas are orange.
  • 03-02-2013
    Tyler21
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shyamrox View Post
    Hey Tyler this one is red :). The mambas are orange.

    For some reason I thought it was a Mamba. Marlin... Mamba... too similar.
  • 03-03-2013
    davidrode
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    Attachment 776993Here is my 2012 X-cal.
    Lizard Skid lock-on grips
    WTB ExiWolf 2.3 front and rear ( Yes it will fit)
    VP Vice Pedals
  • 03-23-2013
    TFunkMcAwesome
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    Attachment 783844
    My 2012 Marlin. Love the 29er!
    So far I put a 40mm stem on it with some raceface bars
    new grips and some platform pedals.
    Next I am getting new forks then I will go with new brakes.
  • 03-24-2013
    kimtemmerly
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    2013 Superfly Elite AL
    Brought her home just in time for the blizzard to happen, so done with winter...
  • 03-24-2013
    bapski
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    short photo-op break after a challenging trail full of snow and mud...
  • 03-24-2013
    JBerry3rd
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by freebird914 View Post
    Bought my 2013 Mamba on 2 Jan still working on legs and lungs love it so far...

    I just bought a trek mamba about a month ago, orange/black, and my handle bars came in black, not orange. I really like the orange handle bars
  • 03-25-2013
    J79
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    Took my `13 Superfly 100 SL Elite out for a ride in the snow yesterday.

    Attachment 784318

    Changes to standard spec;
    Tubeless conversion with Michelin 2.25 wildgripp'r tires
    Fizik Gobi seat
    RaceFace next 3/4" rise bar and 90mm turbine stem
  • 04-01-2013
    bfowler6
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    My New Stache 8
    Got it last week ans took on its first ride Saturday. My first 29er and I love this thing, going to be converting it to tubeless this week
    Attachment 786599
  • 04-04-2013
    trey_sd
    My 12' Trek Wahoo.. 2nd season in and love it.
    Stan's ZTR ARCH wheels. Tubeless
    Rockshox Reba SL Forks
    Truvativ bars
    AKA Stem
    Cane Creek Headset
    Shimano MTB pedals (Deleo or something )
    Crank Bros grips
    Affinity saddle
    Next mod will be hydros for sure.
    http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3d60c9c4.jpg

    http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/...psc9def3b3.jpg
    http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5e773831.jpg
  • 04-05-2013
    mhiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Frugaltravelguy View Post
    One problem I seem to have is a crackling noise in the crankset, no matter what is all tightened down it never really goes away, is that worth a upgrade the crankset and bottom bracket?
    Any advice thanks

    I think that is worth it. I went with an external BB on my Marlin. The deore cranks stiffened things up quite a bit over the stock cranks. Stem and Handlebar were a nice upgrade also. I went with Crank Bros Iodine 2 stem and Bonty Race Lite handlebar.
  • 04-06-2013
    jangles
    Rode 8 miles today, longest I have ridden so far trying to get back into shape and help me lose weight, I love my stache

    http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...nd/stache4.jpg