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    Trek Fuel 80 advice and ?'s

    i was looking to build a XC race bike this winter but i can get a fuel 80 for 1100....i was looking to see if any ones knows there weight...and if anyone has one and what they think of it....i was looking also at giant anthems but the trek is definitly cheaper...normally sells for 1400$....im not to sure about the Splice fork...anyone know much about them..thanks for ur help

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    I have a Fuel 70 and I enjoy it. In stock configuration the 70 tips in at a hefty 32 pounds, but that is mainly because of the very heavy Axel Comp (over 6 pounds) fork and the Maverick wheelset. I imagine the 80 is going to run in the 28 - 29 pound range.

    I've swapped out the Axel Comp for a Skareb on my 70, which lightened it considerably, and I'm looking for a lighter wheelset, too, which should bring the bike into the 27 - 28 pound range. The nice thing about the Fuel 70s & 80s are you can strip quite a bit of weight from it with smart upgrades.

    Riding-wise the 70 is a very stable and very forgiving platform. You can drift the rear wheel pretty far before hitting the "point of no return" and front wheel drift is very controllable. The suspension is good enough that you can ride horrible lines and it rolls over it like a tank. I did race my Fuel 70 this spring. I'm a novice to racing and having a trustworthy platform like the Fuel underneath me was definitely reassuring.

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    I currently ride a trek remedy and am planning on doing a race in july on my remedy...but its really heavy but built for hell and back....im looking to get the fuel to use a race bike..i already have a set of carbon bars to throw on the fuel so that should lighten the load a little...but im not looking foward to spending more money on a fork but im sure it will happen sooner or later

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