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    Trek Fuel Suspension Test (home-video)

    Hello people!!
    I'm Portuguese, so sorry for bad english.

    Yesterday a make a on-board movie, testing my front and rear suspension of my Trek Fuel 90 (2006)

    Who said that a Hardtail is better than a Fullsuspension? (just kidding, I respect the HT owners)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb_qHymSMGc

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    I guess it works. If you could video the front view and edit it into your current vid, that would be great.

    I just put together my brother's '01-'04 GT Team i-drive and have been tuning it. I've now got it dialed in and ready to race.

    Me personally, I own a '01-? Trek Team 9.8 hardtail. It's race ready as well.

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    What sort of air pressure are you running in the rear?
    Is it the same psi to kg?

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    nice vid!

    That front end looks nice!

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    i thought i saw frame flex too.
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    I saw that too, but I hardly doubt it will be flexing that much on the street, would it?

    I think its just the camera angle, and the way he's swinging the bike back and forth under him trying to build speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainforce
    not dissing but you can really see the flex in that frame during the first section - its going from side to side.
    Yes, the frame flex a little in the asfaltic Sprint section of the movie. But the cam oscillates a little bit too.. But, honestly, I don't think that the flex is a problem, the rear triangle is tight, I don't see any mechanical problem, it's all ok.. But if I grab the seat, and pull the wheel to the side with my foot, the wheel and the triangle bends a little...So, the material it is not 100% rigid !! It has to flex! Cannondale Scapel don't have a pivot, it bends the chainsteel (I mean, the down tube of rear triangle, not sure of it's name)..

    And remember, in sprint, we apply a lot of lateral forces, that have to be dissipated... How? With tires bending, and frame bending (bending=flexing, isn't it?).

    Sorry bad english

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