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    2012 Trek Mamba

    Picked this up just by chance at one of th LBS in town. Super nice bike, tires are getting changed out though, way too skinny
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    Added lizard skin grips and chainstay guard. Geax Gato tires currently being shipped
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    I've had a 2012 Mamba for about a year now and still loving it. Question for those more experienced with racing: I'm looking to upgrade my bike in an attempt to make it lighter/faster, if you could upgrade one thing, what would it be? I'm a grad student so money is definitely an object and I'm looking to get the most value for what I can get out of it. Thanks for your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinShoes View Post
    ...I'm a grad student so money is definitely an object and I'm looking to get the most value for what I can get out of it...
    Can you stand to lose some weight? It would be free and probably most bang for your buck.

    If not, a lighter wheelset/racing tire combo would probably be your best bet. Troll ebay/craigslist for a deal. If you're not actually racing, lightweight tires are probably a bad idea.
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    I'm already pretty light and I think if I were much lighter I'd border into the "unhealthy looking" range. I'll troll for some wheels. Thanks for the advice.

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    Light wheels are a world of difference on a 29er. That would be the first place to start.

    Go tubeless and try and find a good deal on a light wheelset.

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    Great, thanks. Any advice on which set/brand etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J79 View Post
    Light wheels are a world of difference on a 29er. That would be the first place to start.

    Go tubeless and try and find a good deal on a light wheelset.
    I totally agree. Wheelsets are a must. Depending on what you are looking for and what your budget allows, I would recommend 29-inch Mountain Wheels. Currently I am using ZTR Arch's since I like to ride aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinShoes View Post
    Great, thanks. Any advice on which set/brand etc?
    Try out the 29er components section of this forum, for more information. There are countless options, depending on your budget, riding style etc.
    You can go for a fully custom hand built set or just as well be happy with a second hand set of factory wheels.

    Based on my own experience, I'm quite happy with the Bontrager TLR system, riding the stock Race Lites on my SF100 at the moment. This is my first set of "modern" Bontrager wheels, my first non-v-brake set. Only did about 250km on the new bike so can't really say anything about reliability yet.
    I've had a set of custom built ZTR/DT240 wheels on my 26" bike, now running a similar set on my singlespeed. Must say those DT240s are the best hubs I've ever owned, durable, easy maintenance and they can take a beating. ZTR Rims, I have the Arch, have been very reliable as well, never had any issues.
    But when you go for a custom set, find a good wheel builder, their craftsmanship and experience is what turns good components into a spectacular wheel!

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    These look amazing! Do you know anything about the Crest wheels? They look exactly what I'm looking for.

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    I love my Rumblefish!
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    Re: Trek 29er's roll call

    Picked up my 2013 Mamba yesterday! Should get a ride on it tomorrow.

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    Trek 29er's roll call-img_20130412_123557_338.jpgTrek 29er's roll call-img_20130412_123528_278.jpg
    40mm Truvativ Hussefelt Stem
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    Up next I get to figure out what forks I want then upgrade my breaks.
    Had some issues with my 2012 Marlin so Trek being the awesome company they are hooked me up with a 2013. Amazing customer service!!!

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    Trek 29er's roll call-image.jpgLove my flying fish Just fitted some schwalbe hans dampf's and they are great

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    Pick this up about 2 weeks ago. 2013 TREK Stache 7. Love it !!!
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    Now has DMR VAULT pedals. Easton riser bar on order.

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    Bought a 2013 Mamba and enjoying it so far. I have been riding motorcycles since the 80s, but thought I would add a mountain bike to my fitness routine instead of just going to the gym.

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    Trek 29er's roll call

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    My '12 Cobia with some new additions.

    The bigger you are, the harder you fall.

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    Awesome bikes everyone! =)

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    I just picked up my 2014 fuel ex8 today !! And I love it ! My first 29er

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    Stache 7. So far this thing has been everything a trail bike should be, and makes me question wether I'll ever want a full suspension bike for a XC/trail ride. I don't think I've given up anything on this bike with as to cross country riding, and I've gained a ton with regard to being able to chew through technical sections of trail.


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    Trek 29er's roll call

    I've put about 60 miles so far on my Stache 7 and it fits my style and type of riding perfectly. Next upgrade: tubeless
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    Trail: 2013 Trek Stache 7

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    Re: Trek 29er's roll call



    Have a 10 cobia, and just picked up this 14 fuel ex8 29er earlier today.

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    Please share your review once u get some miles on her. I am very interested in this bike in the near future. How much she ways/handling/climbing/etc

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    Have a 10 cobia, and just picked up this 14 fuel ex8 29er earlier today.

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    Grats.. Any insight on how well she performs as a AM?

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    Pick this up about 2 weeks ago. 2013 TREK Stache 7. Love it !!!
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    Re: Trek 29er's roll call

    Quote Originally Posted by ncruz408 View Post
    Please share your review once u get some miles on her. I am very interested in this bike in the near future. How much she ways/handling/climbing/etc
    Will do, I can only compare it to a few bikes, but I am taking it out today to give it a try, I'll come back on and let you know what I think.

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    Re: Trek 29er's roll call

    Quote Originally Posted by ncruz408 View Post
    Please share your review once u get some miles on her. I am very interested in this bike in the near future. How much she ways/handling/climbing/etc


    Both of my 29ers. The cobia is a 10 with an 80mm fork for reference.

    Took a ride today on a local set of trails I know well, and coming from the cobia, it is absolutely incredible. The bike lets me go in at any angle and is exactly what I was looking for without a doubt. It isn't as much xc as I expected either, but I have absolutely no complaints. Rock gardens, roots, sandy turns and steep climbs, all of it is an improvement for me. The traction is excellent as well. My only issue is that I can't get full travel out of the shock or the fork, I didn't notice anything, but the sag ring is sitting about 20 25 mm from full travel strangely enough. I didn't even care to use climb mode, I had a good enough time in trail as well.
    I'll add more as I get some more time in this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 722ish View Post


    Both of my 29ers. The cobia is a 10 with an 80mm fork for reference.

    Took a ride today on a local set of trails I know well, and coming from the cobia, it is absolutely incredible. The bike lets me go in at any angle and is exactly what I was looking for without a doubt. It isn't as much xc as I expected either, but I have absolutely no complaints. Rock gardens, roots, sandy turns and steep climbs, all of it is an improvement for me. The traction is excellent as well. My only issue is that I can't get full travel out of the shock or the fork, I didn't notice anything, but the sag ring is sitting about 20 25 mm from full travel strangely enough. I didn't even care to use climb mode, I had a good enough time in trail as well.
    I'll add more as I get some more time in this weekend.

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    Re: Trek 29er's roll call

    Quote Originally Posted by kevocastro View Post
    Forget about the bikes, what's with the Supra right there?
    Good catch there, I didn't really even notice I had it in the frame. Not to go too OT, it's a 95 6 speed targa, s475 blr 11 blade twin scroll BW turbo from boost lab. Being resurrected from a grenaded turbo at the moment with this new BLR unit, but should be back up and going to tune soon. I believe it has a 29" tall tire as well, for the sake of posterity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 722ish View Post
    Good catch there, I didn't really even notice I had it in the frame. Not to go too OT, it's a 95 6 speed targa, s475 blr 11 blade twin scroll BW turbo from boost lab. Being resurrected from a grenaded turbo at the moment with this new BLR unit, but should be back up and going to tune soon. I believe it has a 29" tall tire as well, for the sake of posterity.

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    2013 Trek Cobia

    Looks like this thread is more popular than mine, so I will post my pics on here as well.
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    2012 Trek Superfly 100 AL full SRAM XX1 build. Haven't weigh it, but it feels like my hardtail XTC 29er in weight (so no complaints there).


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    Just got my Marlin during the Summer sale!



    All in its stock glory

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    2013 Trek Mamba 19"

    Upgrades:
    • Pedals!, Removed water bottle cage, Lowered handlebars by two spacers, Moved in brake levers and shifters
      Who says upgrades have to cost money!?


    Working out is finally fun.

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    [QUOTE=Ranger Mac;10559651]2012 Trek Superfly 100 AL full SRAM XX1 build. Haven't weigh it, but it feels like my hardtail XTC 29er in weight (so no complaints there).

    How do you like the single gear compared to three? I'm thinking about getting that on my next bike.

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    Trek Wahoo

    I got my Wahoo in May as a starter to MTB. I'm loving it thus far! I'm always waiting for the weekend so I can ride. So far I've upgraded to Kenda Navegals, replaced stock saddle with an inexpensive but very comfortable Schwinn saddle. Looking to upgrade stock Suntour XCR when it becomes s rigid fork! Happy trails San Diego!

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    I have a Trek Wahoo and I too moved in my brakes and shifters. Attempting to do the one finger braking! Doesn't work so much on mechanical brakes but oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnj2803 View Post
    Just got my Marlin during the Summer sale!




    All in its stock glory

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    What skyline is that? It looks familiar

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1K View Post
    What skyline is that? It looks familiar
    Miami

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    Had it for about 2 weeks. Lovin it. Also love my giant Novara bag, that thing holds it all.

    Lol. What do you put in the bag? Lunch? I too have a big bag. But I cinch it down tight. Nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krigloch View Post
    Picked up a 2013 Cobia two days ago.
    My first 29'er. Holy crap I love it!
    Saddle needs to be replaced though.
    Yep, the saddle is what I replaced first on my Wahoo.

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    Re: Trek 29er's roll call

    Clyde with '12 marlin checking in, bought it back end of December partially saving partially Xmas present from wife. Only thing stock is the seatpost now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tigris99 View Post
    Clyde with '12 marlin checking in, bought it back end of December partially saving partially Xmas present from wife. Only thing stock is the seatpost now.



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    The front shocks is g2? Or normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnj2803 View Post
    Miami

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    Looks like San Diego from a different angle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigris99 View Post
    Clyde with '12 marlin checking in, bought it back end of December partially saving partially Xmas present from wife. Only thing stock is the seatpost now.



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    Here's my 2012 Rumblefish Elite. All I've done is put a 2.4 Purgatory on the front, 34mm Fox Talas 110-140, Shadow Plus R. Der, 180mm R. rotor with cooling fins, carbon flat bar, Ergon grips, Joplin dropper post and Ground Control 2.3 rear

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    Here is my 2013 Trek Wahoo. Front and Rear 2.2 Kenda Nevegal.
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    Is that rockhouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byf619 View Post
    Is that rockhouse

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    Yes it is. Took my friend for his first visit and also to see how bad the brush fire was.

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    My Fuel EX 9 29



    Current setup:-

    • Bontrager Carbon RXL Bar
    • Bontrager 100mm RXL Stem
    • Bontrager Carbon Railed Evoke RXL Saddle
    • Green Oury Grips
    • XT Pedals
    • Tubeless


    Weighed in right at 29lbs, which I think is pretty good. I know the wheelset on here is not the lightest so I will probably look at changing that out somewhere down the road. Have to say the bike rides fantastic. so fluid through the more technical sections and climbs great too. I can't wait to get a TON more miles on this bike.

    One of me riding it too.


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    Glad you quoted this actually because that was right when I bought the bike. Here it is as of yesterday with some hopefully less dorky upgrades

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    Since that picture was taken:
    Ditched the bag(went camelback obviously) as well as all the reflectors
    Took off the bike computer for now too
    Convert Platform Pedals
    ODI Rogue Grips
    Black Shimano Cables
    Ascent Carbon Fiber Seat Post with more offset
    WTB pure V Race Saddle
    Carbon Fiber headset spacers (just to be an ass, this bike is still heavy)
    Manitou Tower Expert fork
    WTB wolverine and bronson tires
    Busted Tube Chainstay wrap

    Next year will probably be a new wheelset and maybe brakes.




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    Lol. What do you put in the bag? Lunch? I too have a big bag. But I cinch it down tight. Nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    Glad you quoted this actually because that was right when I bought the bike. Here it is as of yesterday with some hopefully less dorky upgrades

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    Since that picture was taken:
    Ditched the bag(went camelback obviously) as well as all the reflectors
    Took off the bike computer for now too
    Convert Platform Pedals
    ODI Rogue Grips
    Black Shimano Cables
    Ascent Carbon Fiber Seat Post with more offset
    WTB pure V Race Saddle
    Carbon Fiber headset spacers (just to be an ass, this bike is still heavy)
    Manitou Tower Expert fork
    WTB wolverine and bronson tires
    Busted Tube Chainstay wrap

    Next year will probably be a new wheelset and maybe brakes.
    Man those are some serious upgrades. How does your fork feel compared to stock?

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    Night and Day man. The tower does what a fork is supposed to do and the suntour did what a $60 fork does. That being said, I fell in love with the sport riding that fork and rode it much much harder then its intended to be ridden without it breaking.

    Aside from the obvious difference in feel when I ride over something the first thing I noticed was how much easier it was to keep a straight line while going UP or down grades with roots/rocks/etc

    Also I dont consider them to be too serious. Aside from the fork everything was necessary for me. Grips, Tires, and Pedals are a must (not to mention tires wear out so I dont really consider them an upgrade) My cables began to rust so they are upgraded from the stock and I like the color more.

    Seatpost and seat were a must for me because of damage and fit.

    I paid 620 for the bike, I'm approximately 1100 into it now and have every intention to continue upgrading this bike over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    Night and Day man. The tower does what a fork is supposed to do and the suntour did what a $60 fork does. That being said, I fell in love with the sport riding that fork and rode it much much harder then its intended to be ridden without it breaking.

    Aside from the obvious difference in feel when I ride over something the first thing I noticed was how much easier it was to keep a straight line while going UP or down grades with roots/rocks/etc

    Also I dont consider them to be too serious. Aside from the fork everything was necessary for me. Grips, Tires, and Pedals are a must (not to mention tires wear out so I dont really consider them an upgrade) My cables began to rust so they are upgraded from the stock and I like the color more.

    Seatpost and seat were a must for me because of damage and fit.

    I paid 620 for the bike, I'm approximately 1100 into it now and have every intention to continue upgrading this bike over time.
    That's awesome man! Can you give me more details on your manitou fork? 100/120? Model, price, etc? I'm in the market to replace my stock Suntour xcr fork. Thanks.

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    After months of debating going standard offset, Manitou, or paying out the nose for a G2 at MSRP i went with the Manitou Tower Expert 100mm on sale at price point for $299. I just couldn't justify another 200 bucks to give my lbs for a g2 reba. I could have gotten a g2 recon silver but everything I read had the manitou as a better fork and I was willing to put that up against the 3mm of offset difference. I also debated a Manitou Marvel comp from Hong Kong for the same price which would have been a little lighter but too sketched out by the hong kong thing. Rather stick with a company I knew and have Manitou's backing on it (which btw has been excellent, I've emailed them several times while shopping and setting up the fork and I get prompt helpful responses each time)

    I dont have enough hours on it yet but I think I actually prefer the 48mm offset so far.

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    2013 Trek Mamba here, with "a few" upgrades:
    Bontrager carbon handlebar, personally cut to fit me
    Mavic Crossride wheelset
    Shimano SLX brakes
    SRAM XO rear cassette
    Shimano XT chain
    Was gonna upgrade the fork, but decided to buy the 2014 Fuel EX 7 and put them on that bike instead, since they're better than what comes on it.

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    Hey guys, do you think that an XX1 system would be good on a 2013 Cobia?
    I just recently upgraded the tires and put a 2.35 in the back. Now when I shift into the first front gear, it rubs on the inside of the derailleur.
    Would XX1 be a good investment, or should I still use a front derailleur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    After months of debating going standard offset, Manitou, or paying out the nose for a G2 at MSRP i went with the Manitou Tower Expert 100mm on sale at price point for $299. I just couldn't justify another 200 bucks to give my lbs for a g2 reba. I could have gotten a g2 recon silver but everything I read had the manitou as a better fork and I was willing to put that up against the 3mm of offset difference. I also debated a Manitou Marvel comp from Hong Kong for the same price which would have been a little lighter but too sketched out by the hong kong thing. Rather stick with a company I knew and have Manitou's backing on it (which btw has been excellent, I've emailed them several times while shopping and setting up the fork and I get prompt helpful responses each time)

    I dont have enough hours on it yet but I think I actually prefer the 48mm offset so far.
    Thank you so much for your input!

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    Originally ordered a '13 Marlin, changed the order to a '13 Mamba a few weeks later. After many weeks of waiting and several calls, the LBS offered an '12 X-Cal for the price of the Mamba. Was a no brainer! Of course that was a year ago. Put on some Shimano pedals and Bontrager grips. Was not love at first ride. Took hundreds of miles to get broken into the saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipguns View Post
    Originally ordered a '13 Marlin, changed the order to a '13 Mamba a few weeks later. After many weeks of waiting and several calls, the LBS offered an '12 X-Cal for the price of the Mamba. Was a no brainer! Of course that was a year ago. Put on some Shimano pedals and Bontrager grips. Was not love at first ride. Took hundreds of miles to get broken into the saddle.

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    Currently on the sidelines after a failed attempt at a new log jumping technique which resulted in a face plant and fractured neck bones. Hopefully a few more weeks of the cervical collar and out on the trails I shall be.
    I would have bought a '12 X-Cal from my LBS if it was closer in price to a 2013 Cobia. I probably have been able to make up another $50, but not $100.

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    I'm happy to say that I've been on my Mamba for 9 months and am totally loving it. I rode it stock for about a month (150 miles) before I started the mods. I first added the Crank Brothers 50/50 2 platform pedals. I still consider myself a noob and I like the mental comfort of knowing I can plant my foot quickly if necessary. I upgraded to the middle sized Evoke 3 saddle with Ti rails, this saddle will travel with me forever. The Ergon GP1 grips were a nice upgrade too. The best change I made was going tubless. The Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires at 24 psi have given me so much more confidence in all aspects of the trails. I've been on them since the beginning of the summer. With all the rain we've gotten here, the traction and grip have been stellar. Really thin side-walls, so you have to be johnny on the spot with your pressure. Even after 2 days of not checking the pressure, it'll go down a couple of pounds to where I don't like it. I went with the Garmin 510 computer and HRM. It's nice for me to keep track of my laps at the park, and it's cool to see my weird routes I end up taking on the Everglades Levee trails.

    Even with all this love, I'm thinking of upgrading to the Stache 6 pretty soon. Does anybody have any experience in approximate trade in value of 1 year old Mambas? It will go back to bone stock for the trade in.

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    Go to Trek's site and ask for a quote. They wanted approx $200 for my 2 months old Wahoo purchased at $529. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCsMamba View Post
    I'm happy to say that I've been on my Mamba for 9 months and am totally loving it. I rode it stock for about a month (150 miles) before I started the mods. I first added the Crank Brothers 50/50 2 platform pedals. I still consider myself a noob and I like the mental comfort of knowing I can plant my foot quickly if necessary. I upgraded to the middle sized Evoke 3 saddle with Ti rails, this saddle will travel with me forever. The Ergon GP1 grips were a nice upgrade too. The best change I made was going tubless. The Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires at 24 psi have given me so much more confidence in all aspects of the trails. I've been on them since the beginning of the summer. With all the rain we've gotten here, the traction and grip have been stellar. Really thin side-walls, so you have to be johnny on the spot with your pressure. Even after 2 days of not checking the pressure, it'll go down a couple of pounds to where I don't like it. I went with the Garmin 510 computer and HRM. It's nice for me to keep track of my laps at the park, and it's cool to see my weird routes I end up taking on the Everglades Levee trails.

    Even with all this love, I'm thinking of upgrading to the Stache 6 pretty soon. Does anybody have any experience in approximate trade in value of 1 year old Mambas? It will go back to bone stock for the trade in.
    How nice is the tubeless? I have been thinking about doing that.

    Quote Originally Posted by N1K View Post
    Go to Trek's site and ask for a quote. They wanted approx $200 for my 2 months old Wahoo purchased at $529. Good luck.
    You can trade in your bikes?! How?!
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    There's a link at Trek's site. I think under 'contact us'. After you enter your info and the condition of your bike, they will call you with a trade in quote.

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    More action here...

    This thread has more action than the Stache' specific one so I thought I would spam here too...



    2013 Stache 8.





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    • Azonic 420 pedals



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    • Next Carbon Bars
    • Turbine 70mm stem
    • SixC Carbon I Beam seat post
    • Atlas I Beam seat



    About 200 miles in in just about 2 months and I love it so far. It has handled everything I have thrown at it including myself over the bars several times!

    Next change is to ditch the front derailleur and install the RaceFace narrow/wide 34 tooth single front ring as well as go tubeless. Also strongly considering going to the Canfield Bros. Crampon Ultimate Magnesium's in place of the 420's. Goal is to get the bike to the mid to low 25lb range before the wheel upgrade. For wheels I am looking at the Mavic CrossFlex SLR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1K View Post
    Go to Trek's site and ask for a quote. They wanted approx $200 for my 2 months old Wahoo purchased at $529. Good luck.
    Thanks N1K. I'll do that and keep it in my back pocket when I head to the bike shop. If the LBS hits me at a lower number, I'll pull out that bad boy and see what I can negotiate. After all, I go directly to a Trek Store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason81 View Post
    How nice is the tubeless? I have been thinking about doing that.
    I totally love the tubeless. Completely changed the bike. Or you could say it completely changed me by giving me a better feel plus the sensation of better grip gives me more confidence.

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    those stache's sure are pretty! i really wish they had a carbon version with slx parts and shorter back end

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1K View Post
    There's a link at Trek's site. I think under 'contact us'. After you enter your info and the condition of your bike, they will call you with a trade in quote.
    cant seem to find this on their website... can you please elaborate.

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    Did a 1x10 conversion on the Mamba and that completes the modding. There is nothing stock left on this thing other than the frame.

    120mm built up with good parts , no carbon, but should be very low 27lb or into the 26lb range after the conversion.




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    that is TIGHT!!!!

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    Thanks man. Had it out yesterday the clutched RD does very well over rocky sections I'm truly surprised how well it works. Love the simplicity and the roughly 1lb weight loss with the 1x10. It's super quite too.


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    What about uphill? Dont you miss the granny ring? Personally I have a 3x10 and I would only change it either for a 1x10 or 1x11 but I am not sure that I could handle the uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris Galanis View Post
    What about uphill? Dont you miss the granny ring? Personally I have a 3x10 and I would only change it either for a 1x10 or 1x11 but I am not sure that I could handle the uphill.
    Your legs have to get used to it. I mean, people ride singlespeeds, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris Galanis View Post
    What about uphill? Dont you miss the granny ring? Personally I have a 3x10 and I would only change it either for a 1x10 or 1x11 but I am not sure that I could handle the uphill.
    I have a 1x10 with a 34T front ring, slightly larger than the stock middle ring on the Cobia.

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    Paris - I ride in a hard Park, and with decent leg strength the 30T front and 36 rear only makes a few climbs hard. I used to ride a lot of my local park in a 36T front. You can always add a 38-41T big ring on the cassette there are various ways to do a poor man's XX1. Some cranks can accept Wolftooths 28T front as well....

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    Just picked this up on Friday:

    '14 X Caliber 6

    I waited and waited and waited for a good deal on Criagslist and couldn't wait anymore so I just got a new one. I'll mainly use it as my daily commuter but I'm hoping to get some more trail time in the near future.

    Really wish I didn't have to study mechanics of solids all weekend so I could go for a ride. I'll probably just have to wait until my Monday morning ride to school to test her out.

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    I have had the pleasure of replacing both my summer and Winter rides this year... I bought the 29er Fuel Ex 5 about 6 weeks ago, and today picked up my new X-Cal 5 just in time to avoid riding the Fuel in proper Swiss winter time!

    Mods to be done this weekend for the X-Cal: XC32 fork (done), SLX675 brakes, 180mm Rotor f/b, Maxxis Ardent tyres on Shimano MT-66 wheels.

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    In August I started riding again for health reasons after a 15+ year hiatus. Since then I started to tackle trails and got hooked on non-paved surfaces. I was riding a 1992 Specialized Rockhopper modified with a Trek front shock and some Deore XT gear.

    Last week I picked up a brand new 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9 (and a FS 6 for my wife). My only mod so far was to replace the stock grips with a pair of Lizard Skins Northshore Lock-on grips. It came with Bontrager XR1 Team Issue tires, but I may think about replacing those with something that handles a little better for Autumn riding. It also has the Shimano XT M785 pedals.

    The picture below shows it in stock form just before my first ride around the local city park. I have since added the grips I mentioned, and changed the stem back to the original stem, a white Bontrager RXL 100mm/7º

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc2211 View Post
    I have had the pleasure of replacing both my summer and Winter rides this year... I bought the 29er Fuel Ex 5 about 6 weeks ago, and today picked up my new X-Cal 5 just in time to avoid riding the Fuel in proper Swiss winter time!

    Mods to be done this weekend for the X-Cal: XC32 fork (done), SLX675 brakes, 180mm Rotor f/b, Maxxis Ardent tyres on Shimano MT-66 wheels.

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    You sure have a nice selection of bikes!

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    nice rides guys!

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    I will post pics of my baby as soon I get my rigid carbon fork installed. 2012 Superfly Comp frame, singlespeed (32*17 is my go to gear courtesy of a Paul Melvin tensioner). XTR cranks/pedals, Mavic Crossmax SLR wheels, tubeless GEAX Saguaro 2.2 fr/AKA 2.2 rr. Easton EC90 zero offset post, Selle Italia SLR Flow saddle, Bont XXX carbon risers and alu RXL stem with Specialized ergo bar ends ( likely swapping all of those to EC90 when I do the fork this month). Avid Juicy Ultimate brakes (swapping to XT when they need service). Should end up about 18-19lbs when the dust settles.
    Have at it!

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    I actually own a 19" 2009 Gary Fisher Rig in the root beer color.
    I love it!!
    So much in fact that I'm looking to buy another 19" 2009 frame in the same color and make it into a 1x9.
    Does anyone out there want to part out their Rig and let me give new life to it in geared format?
    I know there are a ton of them floating around out there so someone must be ready to get a new frame and be ready to let go of one??
    Out with the old --- in with the new right??
    PM me or text me at six-three-ooh-926-too-two-zero-4

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    1x10 conversion complete

    Test ride after my 1x10 conversion. 30t up front and the stock 11-36 in the rear.

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    It was a success. No dropped chains and minimal chain slap. No guide needed at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    Test ride after my 1x10 conversion. 30t up front and the stock 11-36 in the rear.

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    It was a success. No dropped chains and minimal chain slap. No guide needed at all.
    which chainring did you go with? are you still using the same cranks, shifters? brakes?

    i plan of converting my Superfly myself..

    thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bapski View Post
    which chainring did you go with? are you still using the same cranks, shifters? brakes?

    i plan of converting my Superfly myself..

    thanks.
    30t raceface ring
    x9 type 2 short cage rear derailleur

    I'd like to upgrade the brakes eventually but everything else is pretty much stock. Just added some wider bars and lockon grips and that's it.
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    What do you figure your weight savings was with your 1x10 conversion? I still have the stock triple and cogset on my 2013 Mamba, but I'm never in the small ring. Was considering a switch to either a double or single ring crank.

    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
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    It was a success. No dropped chains and minimal chain slap. No guide needed at all.
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    Weight? I dunno, I guess I should have weighed everything out before installing.

    But let's see:

    Removed:
    Triple ring setup (heavy)
    Front derailleur (not so heavy)
    Some cabling and front shifter (not so heavy)
    2 or 3 links in the chain?
    X7 long cage? rear derailleur

    Added:
    30t ring (light)
    X9 short cage rear derailleur

    I would think the biggest weight savings would be the three rings. So whatever those weigh.
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    2013 trek marlin rock shox recon gold, 2.3 ground controls, odi lock on grips, niner top cap, next up....deore hydros
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    Weight? I dunno, I guess I should have weighed everything out before installing.

    But let's see:

    Removed:
    Triple ring setup (heavy)
    Front derailleur (not so heavy)
    Some cabling and front shifter (not so heavy)
    2 or 3 links in the chain?
    X7 long cage? rear derailleur

    Added:
    30t ring (light)
    X9 short cage rear derailleur

    I would think the biggest weight savings would be the three rings. So whatever those weigh.
    My net weight loss going from 2x10 to 1x10 was about 350 gr. (i.e. 3/4 lb.). That's with Deore XT components.
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    Just picked up 13 Superfly AL and loving every minute of it....
    SWING YOUR LEG OVER IT AND PEDAL

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    Re: Trek 29er's roll call

    My X Cal 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan1113 View Post
    Just picked up 13 Superfly AL and loving every minute of it....
    Just got one too!!!

    Haven't had a ride yet (stupid snow), but love looking at it!


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    2012 Rumblefish with nothing stock on it except my x7 crank which will be swapped soon. good god I love that bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoser83 View Post
    Just got one too!!!

    Haven't had a ride yet (stupid snow), but love looking at it!

    Awesome...you will love it! My 26er Fuel for sale now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoser83 View Post
    Just got one too!!!

    Haven't had a ride yet (stupid snow), but love looking at it!

    Ride in the snow!!!



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    2013 Rumblefish in Seattle

    Love the bike so far!

    1x10 conversion

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    Trek 29er's roll call



    2012 x-caliber (Large/19") purchased in summer of '12

    Upgrades:

    Drivetrain (2x10), brakes, and pedals are Shimano XT

    Stock Rockshox Reba fork was rebuilt and set for me

    Saddle: WTB Rocket V

    Thomson Carbon XC bar with Lizard Skin Peaty lock-on grips (most recent upgrade).

    Went tubeless shortly after buying the x-cal. Running Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25 front and rear on stock wheels. Also run a Maxxis Icon 29x2.20 on the rear in dry conditions.

    Next planned upgrades are stem, seatpost, and wheels. All stock for now.

    If anyone has any recommendations please don't hesitate to chime in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstein649 View Post


    2012 x-caliber (Large/19") purchased in summer of '12

    Upgrades:

    Drivetrain (2x10), brakes, and pedals are Shimano XT

    Stock Rockshox Reba fork was rebuilt and set for me

    Saddle: WTB Rocket V

    Thomson Carbon XC bar with Lizard Skin Peaty lock-on grips (most recent upgrade).

    Went tubeless shortly after buying the x-cal. Running Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25 front and rear on stock wheels. Also run a Maxxis Icon 29x2.20 on the rear in dry conditions.

    Next planned upgrades are stem, seatpost, and wheels. All stock for now.

    If anyone has any recommendations please don't hesitate to chime in.
    For a seatpost I highly recommend the Raceface Turbine, or for a little less $, the Raceface Evolve.

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