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Jan 23, 2015 at 2:18Jan 23, 2015
Added 15 photos to Trek-Fuel-EX-98-For-Sale
Jan 17, 2015 at 6:07Jan 17, 2015
Jan 17, 2015 at 6:05Jan 17, 2015
This is perhaps the best fuel ever made. They changed the fuel to 130mm just before changing it back down again to 120mm when they switched to 650b. This weighs just under 25lbs (without pedals) which makes you feel like a hero on the climbs. This is a special edition of the Trek Fuel EX 9.8 as it was only available as a frameset and there were very few in this colourway. I bought it from a mechanic at Balfe's Bikes in London who had put in a special order for the frame (They are a Trek dealer). He'd built it up to a high spec and then decided he wanted to focus more on his road roading! Lunatic! ;) Frame - Trek Fuel Ex 9.8 - Medium - Full carbon frame (internal cable routing - very very clean looking bike) Fox 32 Float with 130mm travel Fox Float CTD DCRV rear shock Reverb Stealth with trigger mounted underneath on the left side of the handlebar SDG Saddle which is looking a bit worn but it's perfectly acceptable Hope Hoops Pro 2 Evo with Stans Crest rims - stickers have been taken off for the stealth look - purple hubs which look a bit weird (it came like that!). Shimano Zee Deraillaur Zee Brakes with Hope Floating Saw rotors - Just had new pads 2 weeks ago. Zee Shifter SLX Cranks - set up with Hope Narrow Wide chainring. I've NEVER dropped a chain on this bike which shows just how good the setup is. Bontrager Carbon handlebars - 720mm wide This is a fantastic XC bike. If you're skilled it can be an enduro weapon given it's light weight.
Jan 17, 2015 at 5:48Jan 17, 2015
There aren't many bikes as special as a TR250 but after I overspent building my dream V10 so this has to go because apparently it's ridiculous to have 2 dream bikes! :( Transition Tr250 - Medium - Frame is in great condition. Has 3M clear tape protecting the important bits. Fox 36 180mm Van Kashima - These were serviced at the end of last summer and I only rode the bike 1 since then as I got my V10 in September. Chris King Headset Fox RC4 with Ti Coil - 450lb - Don't need to explain how good this shock is. I tried out a CCDB Air and it was good but not as good as the coil. Avid X0 Trail Brakes - 4 piston Calipers - great modulation Rear Wheel - DT Swiss 240s hub built on to a Mavic EX721 rim. There is a small ding in this rim but it's nothing major. Front Wheel - Chris King hub built onto a light bicycle carbon rim. You might be sceptical but this is a fantastic setup for a FRONT wheel. The rims aren't good for the rear but for the front it's a solid and lightweight setup. Continential Der Kaiser Tyres Saint Cranks with Straitline bash guard and Straitline silent chain device in matching green! Saint Shifter Zee rear derailleur Chromas Handlebars Thomson Elite X4 Stem Thomson Elite Seatpost Prologo Kappa Evo Saddle (new as I moved my old saddle over) DMR V12 pedals (I was going to keep these but I can leave them on if the buyer doesn't have any pedals). You won't be disappointed with this bike, I can guarantee it. It jumps with flow and turns gnarly DH tracks into playgrounds of fun. It's really a very special bike. Enough - I'm welling up... Let me know if you have any questions. I'm based in Bristol but work in London so I could meet up with the buyer if convenient.
Nov 23, 2014 at 13:05Nov 23, 2014
I bought this but never fitted it because it isn't compatible with Enve DH bars due to it's width! Stem comes with 10mm Ti-Springs spacer and Ti bolts. Condition is fantastic. Snap up a bargain! http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/renthal-integra-direct-mount-stem/rp-prod114077 £95 on Chain Reaction.
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Oct 8, 2014 at 0:58Oct 8, 2014
ENVE M60 Forty Wheels - Review
The article has it the wrong way round. It's 60% down. Just like the M90 is 90% down.
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Sep 26, 2014 at 23:26Sep 26, 2014
Red Bull Rampage 2014: Szymon Godziek's Qualifier Run
Godziek must have been born upside down because he flipped that thing way smoother than anyone else that has simply tried to jump it. Insane.
Sep 22, 2014 at 13:35Sep 22, 2014
I'm looking for endcaps to fit my deemax ultimate, but I've been told the crossmax ones are the same. My hub is 150mm but I want it to be 157mm. If you have 142mm endcaps then that also works. Thanks
Sep 21, 2014 at 11:47Sep 21, 2014
I'm switching to Boxxers to try out the new charger damper so these bad boys are for sale. 2012 Fox 40 fit rc2 with titanium spring (blue - I'm 73kg) and a hope integrated crown stem. The lowers have some normal wear marks on them but the stanchions are in top notch condition. The pictures don't show how gold the kashima coating is and there are no scratches to be found on them! The forks were serviced a few months ago but I just had the oil changed today so they're good to go! This listing is WITHOUT the Hope top crown and stem. If you want the hope integrated stem then I'd be willing to include it for another £75. But honestly, it saves weight and it's stiffer than a split design so it's definitely worth it! Collection from Bristol preferred but postage is an option. I have a fork box and lots of bubble wrap so they'll be safe and sound.
Sep 16, 2014 at 13:36Sep 16, 2014
UPDATE: Size of the shock is 8.5x2.5" or 216x63mm. Comes with adjustment tool and volume spacers (the blue rings). New bike has a different shock length so I won't be fitting this shock :( This shock was fitted to my TR250 until it suddenly died whilst riding one day. Sounds bad, but it went back to TF Tuned after I spoke to Cane Creek and all the work was done under warranty (see pic). It had near enough everything replaced and was then lovingly rebuilt. It hasn't been fitted to a bike since coming back from TF Tuned (I have the invoice from them too). This is what was replaced by TF: DBAir Piston DBAir Outer Damper Tube DBAir Inner Air Can Reservoir Tube Norglide Bushings Why "better than new"? When I phoned TF to discuss what had gone wrong with the shock the mechanic explained that it had an older piston which was slightly thinner and weaker. Whilst he was explaining everything he'd replaced I said "so it's as good as new now" to which he replied "no, it's better than new because I've just lovingly rebuilt it by hand myself!". :) The only sign of it being used are the rebound/compression knobs (which weren't replaced!).