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    trek fuel 69er. yes a real pic...

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/mtbphotos...nos/13DSCN5659

    Caught in action in our Texas series opener. Lots of 29ers in the pro/semi pro class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xl_cheese
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/mtbphotos...nos/13DSCN5659

    Caught in action in our Texas series opener. Lots of 29ers in the pro/semi pro class.
    yeah...and with MARY BARS!!! what??!?!?!
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    and what fork is that? looks like Reba lowers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    and what fork is that? looks like Reba lowers...
    Yup, reba lowers with a ????? crown?

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    Ei, I didn't notice right way! Travis Brown!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    and what fork is that? looks like Reba lowers...
    From that angle it looks 29 on both ends.
    You can't depend on honest answers from dependant hands...

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    awwe screw Mr. Brown. The beard doesn't suit him....

    I found slowthansnot!

    Nice! Err. Dave Nice!

    And I'll be polite and not post the other one...ahem. Too much of your whiskey there Dave?
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    Correct if I'm wrong (support me if I'm right), didn't we get TB Fuel 69er pics months ago? With those same handlebars.

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    yes, pics before were a 96er with an FRM fork, this is a 29er, its so easy to tell from the pics on cyclingnews.com. i bet brant is loving having the big T on a set of mary bars! you cant get better advertising than that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~




    And I'll be polite and not post the other one...ahem. Too much of your whiskey there Dave?
    Polite hell.
    I can't tell. What are you running up front there Dave???
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    Polite hell.
    I can't tell. What are you running up front there Dave???
    Oh for the love of god!!!

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    The crown looks like a stripped REBA crown to me... wouldn't be too hard to strip and polish.

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    Um, guys im going to have to burst your bubble. That is not a Trek 69er. Last time I looked it was a single speed hardtail. The bike shown is a dualie 29er of some sort.

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    You misunderstand........

    Quote Originally Posted by C-Dog29
    Um, guys im going to have to burst your bubble. That is not a Trek 69er. Last time I looked it was a single speed hardtail. The bike shown is a dualie 29er of some sort.
    Trek doesn't "own" the tag, "69er" and it isn't necessarily indicative of a hardtail or full suspension bike. It's a generic term for any mountain bike with a 26 inch rear and 29 inch front tire. Maybe you know that and are being sarcastic....dunno, whatever the case may be, you come off as being mis informed.

    The bike in question, a Trek Fuel, has been seen several times around the country piloted by Mr. Brown as a 69"er. This appears , as you say, to be a full on 29"er. If that is truly the case, it is a noteworthy thing, not only from the standpoint of Trek's entering, (possibly) into the 29"er market, (Fisher not withstanding) but also a break from the usual modus operandi of Travis Brown.

    My contact at Trek was surprised, ( or at least acted surprised) that Brown was riding such a bike, indicating that he has personally seen several examples of the "69er" version of the Fuel in W'loo WI. A full on 29"er was a surprise to him.

    My opinion is that it's a prototype and Trek is in fact going to have 29"ers for '08. I have heard rumblings of such activities since last spring. I think we'll all know very soon.
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    The fork

    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~

    And I'll be polite and not post the other one...ahem. Too much of your whiskey there Dave?
    Ummm yup!

    The fork was a reba with a 51mm crown or 57mm I can't remember what TB said.....

    Prob the whiskey is why I can't remember...

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    Polite hell.
    I can't tell. What are you running up front there Dave???
    Jeez Dave!!!! So let me guess, you're thinking that maybe your clothes will be stolen instead of the bike at GDR this year and you're training for every possible scenario.....

    Ahem, now you know why I quit drinking the Stran's after the holidays....as much as I like it.

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    I was wrong I missed that it said fuel. But I am not misinformed I realize what 69er means. What I am saying is that the wheels are the same size so you wouldnt be able to call it a 69er now would you. That is the basic point that I was trying to say.

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    Offset?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    Ummm yup!

    The fork was a reba with a 51mm crown or 57mm I can't remember what TB said.....
    Of offset, Dave? Fork offset in that range is unheard of on a 29"er susser! Maybe Rock Shox is playing around with a different offset for the Reba. It'd make sense with the new Manitou coming out and before long a Fox fork.

    Prob the whiskey is why I can't remember...

    We aren't going to have any of these hi-jinx at T.I.V3, are we Dave?
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    Ummm Hope not

    I think everyone well be faster then me and the booze well prob be all gone by the time I get to the finish of ti3
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    Nat Ross was on a 29er two ... so two 29ers on the poduim ...



    It's got to be AUSTRIA !!!

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    Hey Guys,

    What 29er is Nat Ross riding on in those pics? Thanx!

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    It's a Race Day Medium frame with Bontrager & Sram components!
    It's got to be AUSTRIA !!!

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    No, that is a Fisher hardtail. Noteworthy is the tires. The new Bontrager Dry-X's I assume.

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    I was going to ask about the tires as I couldn't identify them.
    I like the XR front, but am glad I don't have a tire sponsor telling me what to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mud'n'sweat
    Yup, reba lowers with a ????? crown?
    Looks vaguely like an older Marzocchi crown
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    Conti Travel contact

    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    Polite hell.
    I can't tell. What are you running up front there Dave???
    Conti says its a 37c but prob more 35-32c tire they exaggerate the size of there tires

    Biggest tire I could fit in the paddy's fork and still have a wee bit of clearance....

    Man I'm taking about size and clearance with that picture posted up there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    My contact at Trek was surprised, ( or at least acted surprised) that Brown was riding such a bike, indicating that he has personally seen several examples of the "69er" version of the Fuel in W'loo WI. A full on 29"er was a surprise to him.
    GT- A good friend of mine raced in that class at Terlingua and followed Travis around for the better part of half a lap (before he double flatted out). I asked him about Travis' bike and he said it was a 26" rear. I mentioned to him that there was a buzz about Travis being on a full 29er but my buddy said that he knew cuz he spent an hour staring at his back tire. My compadre has been riding a 29er for well over a year now (& won the race last year) so I tend to trust his judgement, FWIW.

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    Travis Brown's bike!!

    Hey guys,

    On Travis Brown's bike it looks to me like the fork crown possibly is a Fox ?! Just my .02!

    Later,
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    Not a Fox

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk Hill
    Hey guys,

    On Travis Brown's bike it looks to me like the fork crown possibly is a Fox ?! Just my .02!

    Later,
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    I have recieved confirmation of my guess. It is a Rock Shox Reba with a proto type longer offset crown. Probably 47mm, as Slower Than Snot alluded to in his post earlier.

    p.s. Gary was right. We will be able to tune our rides!
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    fuel 69er

    travis' bike is indeed a 69er, more confirmation from nat here.

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    Thanks for the heads up, Darkness.

    Quote Originally Posted by darkness
    travis' bike is indeed a 69er, more confirmation from nat here.
    So.......another goofy bike from Trek? Add it to the other single speed and we'll have two overpriced sleds that appeal to a super small group. Brilliant! I hope I''m wrong, but this post of Nat's gives me a bad feeling.

    This might just explain why Michael Browne of former Dirt Rag fame is the new Trek mtb brand manager. I know he's a proponent of the 69er concept as well.

    I think Trek would be better off going with the "new" 650B standard myself.
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