Lets see those fuel ex's

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Lets see those fuel ex's
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Posted: Apr 22, 2021 at 8:43 Quote
Here is my 2020. Running 27.5 x 3.0.

Posted: May 2, 2021 at 10:21 Quote
Just took delivery, and ridden exactly once.

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT (2021)

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT 2021

Posted: May 8, 2021 at 7:42 Quote
Hi guys, this is mine and friends Fuel EX

Posted: May 18, 2021 at 2:27 Quote
Richlikestoridebikes wrote:
Here is my 2020. Running 27.5 x 3.0.

That's AWESOME!!!! Any issues with clearance????

Posted: May 21, 2021 at 5:12 Quote
Richlikestoridebikes wrote:
Here is my 2020. Running 27.5 x 3.0.

I need to know. How does this ride and how is the clearance in the rear. What is the OD of the rear tire compared to the stock 29x2.6?

Posted: Jun 3, 2021 at 15:02 Quote
carbonchris wrote:
2021 9.8 XT


I like the wheel decals, where’d you get them?

Posted: Jun 3, 2021 at 16:20 Quote
BrendanB229 wrote:
carbonchris wrote:
2021 9.8 XT

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I like the wheel decals, where’d you get them?

SlikGraphics.com

Posted: Jun 4, 2021 at 1:21 Quote
carbonchris get that thing dirty!! great lookin ride bro........

Posted: Jun 6, 2021 at 16:26 Quote
kwanjangnihm wrote:
carbonchris get that thing dirty!! great lookin ride bro........

Thank you!

Posted: Jun 9, 2021 at 9:09 Quote
Sorry for the late reply.

Side clearance is a little tight, around 4-5mm. I picked up some 12mil clear tape from eBay and put some on the inside of the stays. Tire rub does not seem to be an issue. Tire diameter is around 28.5". Lots of clearance at the bridge due to smaller diameter.

Also, I am in S. Florida, so I am not subjecting it to much side loads compared to zipping down a mountain. 3.0 helps in the softer sandy stuff down here.

zstover wrote:
Richlikestoridebikes wrote:
Here is my 2020. Running 27.5 x 3.0.

I need to know. How does this ride and how is the clearance in the rear. What is the OD of the rear tire compared to the stock 29x2.6?

Posted: Jun 10, 2021 at 7:29 Quote
Curious - Has anyone had cracks develop where the seat tube meets the BB area? My 2020 frame had this and it was warrantied. I received a 2021 frame and it happened again, during the first ride. My friend who lives 5 hours away had the same issue - he warrantied his 2020 frame and received a 2021. After 50 miles on the new frame, the same spot developed cracks.

Who else has experienced this? It could simply be the paint cracking, but I expect more from a frame that retails for $3300. And with that said, there is a 2 year warranty on pain and graphics, so I guess I'll keep getting new frames until they resolve the issue.

The red frame is the old (2020) and the orange is the new warranty replacement (2021).


Posted: Jun 10, 2021 at 16:55 Quote
ZSchnei wrote:
Curious - Has anyone had cracks develop where the seat tube meets the BB area? My 2020 frame had this and it was warrantied. I received a 2021 frame and it happened again, during the first ride. My friend who lives 5 hours away had the same issue - he warrantied his 2020 frame and received a 2021. After 50 miles on the new frame, the same spot developed cracks.

Who else has experienced this? It could simply be the paint cracking, but I expect more from a frame that retails for $3300. And with that said, there is a 2 year warranty on pain and graphics, so I guess I'll keep getting new frames until they resolve the issue.

The red frame is the old (2020) and the orange is the new warranty replacement (2021).


I just went and looked at mine, and goddammit, it's cracked in the same way and the same spot

2020 carbon frame


 
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