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    Trek Roscoe 8 vs Specialized Fuse

    I'm between Trek Roscoe 8 or Specialized Fuse Comp. Both bikes msrp are similar.
    Any thoughts or recommendations ???
    Appreciate your help.

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    Hub on the Trek is an odd ball isn't it?

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    I'd go Trek.

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    Salsa Carbon Bucksaw- Trek Farley 8

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    jamis is $250 more than the trek and 11 spd

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    Specilized is $150 more and 11 spd as well, forks are better on both, probably won't notice that much in the real world though

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    Go with Trek, I also would suggest Salsa Timberjack, shorter rear end and you can go 29 or 27.5+. I got the TJ over both and was super happy.

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    We have two fuses in the family. They are fun bike. Better than trek model for sure. But id still recommend the orbea over fuse.

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    I completely disagree with this ( which is fine we have different opinions) I didn't like the Fuse at all, Trek in my opinion way better..To each is own, ride on..CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED View Post
    I completely disagree with this ( which is fine we have different opinions) I didn't like the Fuse at all, Trek in my opinion way better..To each is own, ride on..CF.
    Please explain what parts were way better. IYO

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    The bike must fit you, me having long legs = one is better, try using them 90 min to find the one that is confortable.
    If equal choose the shop you have confidence with.

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    It really wasn't about components for me as it was about fit, the Fuse just didn't feel right at all (again imo). I am in no way a "big S hater" they make great bikes but for me it's Trek. And I have always been a high end custom boutique bike snob. Long long list of bikes. You really just need to ride both and one of them should just speak to you over all. Good luck.

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    Thanks Fred. If the op is still shopping i hope he/she is happy with what gets purchased and lets us know. Post a pic.

    Every bike is diff and every rider as well. So enjoy shopping and get out riding

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    As mentioned before, fit and feel are key. Everything else can be upgraded as you go. I would also add the Rocky Mountain Growler to your list (and maybe Cannondale Cujo). I'm currently bike shopping and comparing similar bikes. The mid-tier Growler has a better fork than the Trek or Fuse. You also have the option of jumping to the top-tier and getting the RS Revelation. https://99spokes.com/compare?bikes=r...rowler-40-2019

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