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    Trek Cobia

    Any photos of your Cobia are accepted. If no other person has a Cobia besides me, I would be surprised.
    Here is mine.
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    I'll play.

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    1 1/2 weeks old.

    Only ridden once for an hour. This rain every time I have a day off has to stop!

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    Here's Mine. I've had it since July-ish and the only thing left stock is the saddle and seatpost.

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    Noticed the Stan Arch wheels, I was considering those or maybe the crest for mine. Do you have any thoughts? Pretty noticable difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCollarBulldog View Post
    Noticed the Stan Arch wheels, I was considering those or maybe the crest for mine. Do you have any thoughts? Pretty noticable difference?
    The biggest difference was the weight. Between the wheels and converting to tubeless I have saved over a pound and a half in rotational weight. They roll so much better than the stock wheels.

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    I have a 2013 cobia. I upgraded to xt brakes and shifters. Bbg bash guard. Slk carbon handlebar. Bontrager xxx seatpost. Reba fork, and wtb volt seat. Tried posting pics but it said file error or something. Any help getting pics up would be appreciated.

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    Got it
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    Just picked one up last night. Rode it to work today and loved it. Haven't ridden a MTB since I was a kid, and boy is my rear end sore! But I can't wait to hit some trails out in the desert!

    Can't post pictures until I hit 10 posts but I got the Blue/Black/White version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsean627 View Post
    I have a 2013 cobia. I upgraded to xt brakes and shifters. Bbg bash guard. Slk carbon handlebar. Bontrager xxx seatpost. Reba fork, and wtb volt seat. Tried posting pics but it said file error or something. Any help getting pics up would be appreciated.
    I just picked up a new 13 Cobia today. What did those upgrades cost you?

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    I bought a 4 month old xcal on ebay with all of the components for 1175. I put my components on it and sold it for 925. So 250.

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    Trek Cobia

    Quote Originally Posted by Gsean627 View Post
    I have a 2013 cobia. I upgraded to xt brakes and shifters. Bbg bash guard. Slk carbon handlebar. Bontrager xxx seatpost. Reba fork, and wtb volt seat. Tried posting pics but it said file error or something. Any help getting pics up would be appreciated.
    On the XT brake upgrade did you keep the original rotors? Or upgrade those too? I just got a new Cobia as well and the brakes on it feel horrible.

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    Actually I don't know. The wheels I got the upgraded wheels from the xcal also. I'm not sure if the rotors were stock or not. The difference between xt and elixir 1 is night and day. The brakes and the running tubeless are the biggest difference in my bike from then and now. I hated the original brakes as well.

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    So i just got a cobia - and am reading you about the upgrades.. Where did you start Gsean627.. what was the best first upgrade you would recommend?

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    Honestly, brakes and going tubeless. Shimano brakes are much higher quality IMO. Also the extra traction from running lower pressures has been a big bonus. Either one of those you will notice an instant change. The xt derailleurs are nice but not a big enough difference to warrant the $.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joewat64 View Post
    On the XT brake upgrade did you keep the original rotors? Or upgrade those too? I just got a new Cobia as well and the brakes on it feel horrible.
    These are original rotors. Not xt.

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    thanks gsean627 - yah i was out today and my brakes are starting to make noise... so i might go look... so you have a particular model that you like...

    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patricktrekrider82 View Post
    thanks gsean627 - yah i was out today and my brakes are starting to make noise... so i might go look... so you have a particular model that you like...

    thanks.
    I would take some rubbing alcohol and wipe down the rotors real good to take care of noise. When my breaks get dirty they tend to squawk as well. I have XT's on my bike but I have had lower grade shimano's that are worlds better than the elixir 1's.

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    To me, any shimano brakes are better than an Avid Elixir 1. I have ridden bikes with Deore brakes, and those are so much more efficient at stopping.
    In the future I plan to upgrade:
    Fork: FOX Float 32 120
    R. Derailleur: Shimano SLX 10 spd
    Brakes: Shimano SLX (front with 180 mm rotor)
    Shifters: Shimano Deore 10 spd Rapidfire Plus
    Rims: Bontrager Duster 29
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    i plan on starting my upgrades soon!! I love the Cobia but i see alot of improvements i can make to it... its overall a nice ride... and handles nice and rides well - but its time to give it a little love and some new parts..

    a buddy told me i should go get medal pedals, without clips... he told me the medal will last longer, but he feels i am not ready to be clipped in.. he wants me to get better and understand the bike and ride more... - but cant stand to see the plastic pedals.. haha

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    i guess my real issue is - when i look at parts knowing what is truely a worthy upgrade and mostly what will fit on my bike.

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    Here's my recently acquired Cobia. Bought it mainly to go out with the kids rather than use my main steed (Trek Rumblefish Pro). I've added some DMR vault pedals and a Fizik Gobi XM saddle since this photo.

    I have to say that I'm very pleasantly surprised by the Cobia. What a comfortable bike, I love it!

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    love all the Cobia's here and the ones we have yet to see!

    here's mine staged by my apartment door ready to go. she's my first 29'er. i've only upgraded a few things--gonna ride her stock for a bit to see what i really want to change later. her only major action seen was at the last Sea Otter Classic. all other action has been local trails. as you all know...shes a lot of fun.
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    near the top of Kenneth Hahn Park (a bunch of lovely hidden trails in the midst of an urban city, Culver City, CA)
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    this last shot i pulled from a GoPro run at Kenneth Hahn Park.
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    Here are the latest pics of my Cobia:

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    Bought as a back-up bike while my Rumblefish gets rebuilt rear shock. Nice bike, glad I got it.
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