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    Carbon Fibre Rock Guard for Trek FUEL

    Here is a guy selling Carbon Fibre Rock Guard for Trek FUEL EX7,8,9
    If you e mail him he will ship to the USA.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...:X:RTQ:GB:1123
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    Cool stuff. I already contacted him. How much was it to ship it over here?

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    55.00 shipped.

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    Just bolts on to the bottle cage mounts or is there an adhesive also? Is it truly carbon fiber or just look like it?
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    I had to drill the holes my self. Its real fiber. with some clear coat. i can take it off and show you the back side if you would like. it snaps on to place but i just did not trust it. so i drilled to holes as you can. worked out nice.

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    Thanks a million David_315. Just finalized my order with eBay seller. Because of weak American dollar, was $59.00 shipped. Looking forward to receiving this. Don't understand why Trek still won't offer OE armor?

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    Ordered one myself. I'm not so good with drilling stuff though. How does it snap into place? adhesive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBackRider08
    Ordered one myself. I'm not so good with drilling stuff though. How does it snap into place? adhesive?
    From what I understand it just snaps in place. Maybe David_315 can shed some light with some pics? I plan to drill two holes for the water bottle bolts as he did.

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    It snaps in place. but i was worried more about driving on the free way and it flying off. so i used zip ties to hold in place tell i found a nice place where it fit best. i used Nail Polish on the bolts so i know where to drill the holes. I used 9/64 drill bit. make sure you us gloves to drill the holes.
    Sorry for my bad spelling.
    DBackRider08: i think you should drill the holes. If you cant do i am willing to drill the holes for you. but its easy.
    Milkman311: what kinda pics do you want? i can take them just let me know what kinda pics you looking for.

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    Thanks David 315 for the info on drilling. I can't say that I necessarily need pics. I was just referring to Dback's questions of how it was secured. For me, your original pics are enough at the moment. I've never ordered anything from UK. How long did it take for you to receive your guard?

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    one week.

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    yea i will have to drill it. wouldn't trust it just snapped on. will snap some pics afterwards when i install it. can't wait to get this in the mail.

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    so you guys are drilling holes in your frames and thereby voiding your lifetime frame warranties just so you can attach a frame guard?

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    What? We are not drilling into the frame... There are mounts for a bottle cage on the bottom side of the EX8 frame already. We are drilling the carbon frame guard to mount it on the bottle cage mounts.
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    That's what my living room floor looks like....toys everywhere! Wouldn't have it any other way. Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwampDonkeyDisco
    That's what my living room floor looks like....toys everywhere! Wouldn't have it any other way. Nice!
    lol kids bed room has the most light in it. lol

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    I want one too, seems kinda expensive though.

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    I wish I had bought one of these last week before I damaged my frame. I am waiting to here back from the seller on Ebay to see if he will ship to Colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLazzelle
    I wish I had bought one of these last week before I damaged my frame. I am waiting to here back from the seller on Ebay to see if he will ship to Colorado.
    ^^^^^^
    This is why I had been looking, and thankfully found some protection for this area of the frame. I've had my 2011 EX8 since august and cringe daily with every stone's ding and thump from a stick. To me, $59.00 delivered is a small price to pay for added protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman311
    ^^^^^^
    \ To me, $59.00 delivered is a small price to pay for added protection.
    Thats what i was thinking too. the down time of waiting for a new frame would

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_315
    Thats what i was thinking too. the down time of waiting for a new frame would
    My LBS told me my frame will qualify for crash replacement, my options were limited to 20% off of a carbon fiber frame, or 20% off of a new replacement bike. I really like my 2010 ex9 and want to get at least a few months out of the frame before getting a new bike. This piece of armor should do the job.

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    Just received my carbon love. One week wait. Will update progress tomarrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBackRider08
    What? We are not drilling into the frame... There are mounts for a bottle cage on the bottom side of the EX8 frame already. We are drilling the carbon frame guard to mount it on the bottle cage mounts.
    lol well that makes more sense then. sorry

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    Hey Milkman, did you install yours? Post up some pics! I haven't received mine yet. Hopefully today.
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    Working on it now. Using David_315's method of fingernail polish on bolts to locate holes. Pics coming.

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    It will just snap on. Like mentioned before, i wanted extra security. I drilled and mounted with watercage bolts.
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    Anyone weigh theirs? Just curious

    I'm using a double layer of helicopter tape there, but this looks so much better.

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    Anybody think it would work well on a HiFi?

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    sweet Milkman! That looks very nice! Your bike is similar to mine. Now I know how mine will look like. Btw, did you receive it through regular USPS? No package today.. again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBackRider08
    sweet Milkman! That looks very nice! Your bike is similar to mine. Now I know how mine will look like. Btw, did you receive it through regular USPS? No package today.. again.
    Thanks DBack. Yes, I did receive via USPS.

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    Dang that looks good. keep the pics coming. Dback i hope you get it by the weekend.

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    Got mine a few days ago. Looks great. Here are the pics.







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    Great pics DBack! Looks great. Any stress installing?

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    Thanx. Nope, no stress at all. It was easy as pie. Can't wait to go riding!
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    Someone post the weight already

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    Sorry @trhoppe, but I don't have a scale. But I can tell you it is very light. My idea of light is probably different than yours. I don't care how light it is, I wanted the added protection....period.

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    So I had to take the guard off again to do something but when I went to tighten the bolts down, one of em won't tighten at all. Just spins. Ugh. How do I fix this?
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    This may be a stupid question. Is it in the same exact potition? Are you missing the hole? Hope threads in frame aren't stripped? I didn't tighten mine all the way down, as not to dimple the carbon. Hope you are just missing the hole.

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    Yea, it's in the exact position. The threads on the frame are stripped. I just put some red locktite on the bolt for now. Seems to be holding pretty good now that its dry. It's all good now.
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    does anyone know if something like this is available for a ex 9.8? i see on the ebay page that it won't fit any of the carbon framed ex's...

    thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlos9
    does anyone know if something like this is available for a ex 9.8? i see on the ebay page that it won't fit any of the carbon framed ex's...

    thanks in advance.
    9.8?.....What year? should have come with carbon armour? Carbon frames are different from aluminum at area in question. Seller says for aluminum frames only. I can vouch that it fits my EX8 great. If I had a carbon frame without this protection, I would give the seller a shout.

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    For anyone curious about weight, it weighs 32.5 grams.

    Can't comment on fitment yet.

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    I did this same thing to my EX8 - turmed out awesome. Just e-mail the guy and he'll get back to you. Did the whole deal through paypal - pretty easy.

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    And he has them for the Remedy also. Ordering one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman311 View Post
    9.8?.....What year? should have come with carbon armour? Carbon frames are different from aluminum at area in question. Seller says for aluminum frames only. I can vouch that it fits my EX8 great. If I had a carbon frame without this protection, I would give the seller a shout.
    sorry mate, i missed your post completely!

    i have an '09 ex 9.8... i bought it used, i have no idea about carbon armour...

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    Looks like a pretty solid protection piece. Thanks for sharing!
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    I would think drilling holes in the frame would void warranty???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperX View Post
    I would think drilling holes in the frame would void warranty???


    Quote Originally Posted by DBackRider08 View Post
    yea i will have to drill it. wouldn't trust it just snapped on. will snap some pics afterwards when i install it. can't wait to get this in the mail.
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    so you guys are drilling holes in your frames and thereby voiding your lifetime frame warranties just so you can attach a frame guard?
    Quote Originally Posted by DBackRider08 View Post
    What? We are not drilling into the frame... There are mounts for a bottle cage on the bottom side of the EX8 frame already. We are drilling the carbon frame guard to mount it on the bottle cage mounts.

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    oops missed those...read through it quick..my bad...
    My 2012 frame doesn't have holes there..

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    Nice 2012. Nice 'Stang too.

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    Thanks!!! I knew there was a reason I wanted that color...

    Hey just wondering...why on earth would there be water bottle mounting holes on the bottom of the frame tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperX View Post
    Thanks!!! I knew there was a reason I wanted that color...

    Hey just wondering...why on earth would there be water bottle mounting holes on the bottom of the frame tube?
    Most bikes have two bottle mounts, one on seat tube, and down tube. Because of shock, about the only place for second mount is on bottom of down tube. I can't say I have even thought of using them. Hydration pack is only way to go for me. The carbon guard in question, snaps in place well. Those of us with it in this thread chose to use the bottle mounts for a more secure fit. Get that 2012 DIRTY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperX View Post
    Thanks!!! I knew there was a reason I wanted that color...

    Hey just wondering...why on earth would there be water bottle mounting holes on the bottom of the frame tube?
    I always question why too and I think the manufacturers are not that dumb to put a water bottle cage there. I hope they were designing for this....

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    I use my water bottle on the bottom mount all the time.

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