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    Opinion on Possible Farley 9.8 Carbon Bike Purchase

    I'm looking for a Fat Bike and saw a 2016 Farley 9.6 carbon on CL.

    Anyone have experience with this bike or aware of any know issues?

    Are the Carbon frames solid etc..

    What would be a good price for one of these in good shape?


    Thanks
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    We have two of them. On one we had the frame crack on the back of the seat tube near the seat stays. We actually heard it break while my 135lb wife was riding on a flat smooth trail. Trek swapped it no questions asked with a 9.8 frame. The other 9.6 we have that I have been riding(225lbs fully kitted out) has been fine as is the replacement 9.8 frame.

    They ride great and are light. We love them and our FS 29ers pertty much collect dust now. We definitely buy again. I think our one failure was a rare defect.

    We run the 4" hodags in the summer and 5" Barbegazis in the winter. Both tubeless. The rims setup very easily tubeless.

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    Thanks you very much for your response. My big hesitation on the purchase is the fact that I will not be the original owner.

    Your experience with the cracked frame is the same as friends of mine that were the original owners. Trek backed the frames up fully.

    I don't think that will apply to me as the second owner. Unless I find out differently I will pass on the purchase. I'll post that question now in the Trek forum.

    Thanks again.
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