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    Brand new 2012 Trek Cobia vs Used but great shape 2011 Trek X-Cal???

    Anyone have a thought on this?

    2012 Cobia:
    Rockshox Recon RL 29 Fork
    SRAM x5 comp group
    Hayes Dyno Comp Hydo Disc brakes
    bad color scheme

    2011 X-Cal
    RockShox Reba RL 29 w/Motion Control lockout
    SRAM X7 shifter and rear DR
    Deore front DR
    Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes

    Priced the same. Havent ridden the X-Cal but have ridden the Cobia - Same Frame.

    Thoughts???

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    Brand new 2012 Trek Cobia vs Used but great shape 2011 Trek X-Cal???

    I'd probably get the X-Cal. Same frame. Better fork and rear derailer. I own the 2012 Cobia and it's a good bike, but the brakes and rear derailer (X5) suck. I have no experience with the brakes on the X-Cal.


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    The Reba is better for tuning than the 2013 solo air version. It also has adjustable travel. Add a RWS DtSwiss thrubolt(drill out the hub endcaps or add a lighter ArchEx wheel with changeable caps) for stiffening.

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    The brand new Cobia is going to give you Trek's warrenty... might be something to consider also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AttaQ View Post
    The brand new Cobia is going to give you Trek's warrenty... might be something to consider also.
    The x-cal fell through so not sure now but yes that is definitely something to look at. Thanks!

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