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    Default Rider reviews wanted - 2013 Trek Rumblefish

    Looking at dropping the coin on the new Trek Rumblefish 29er. I've just sold a 5" dualy 26er....

    Who has the new Trek rumblefish......?

    Who has ridden one (2012 / 2013 models only thanks)....?

    General thoughts........

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi - I got my 26' dually stolen a couple of weeks ago and on the advice of a mechanic friend went out and bought a 2011 Rumblefish - it is amazing! I've ridden a couple of 29's before, but this thing is unstoppable.
    I've retuned the shock a little as I seemed to blow through the travel pretty easily, but all in all it is a great bike. The G2 geometry makes it handle well even on the tigh single track.
    I've knocked 3 mins off my PB around Manly Dam on the first attempt, and didn't even feel like I was pushing hard.
    Do it - you won't regret it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyH View Post
    Hi - I got my 26' dually stolen a couple of weeks ago and on the advice of a mechanic friend went out and bought a 2011 Rumblefish - it is amazing! I've ridden a couple of 29's before, but this thing is unstoppable.
    I've retuned the shock a little as I seemed to blow through the travel pretty easily, but all in all it is a great bike. The G2 geometry makes it handle well even on the tigh single track.
    I've knocked 3 mins off my PB around Manly Dam on the first attempt, and didn't even feel like I was pushing hard.
    Do it - you won't regret it!
    Awesome news - thanks for your imput.....I am looking to get a test ride this weekend somewhere.

    All the Trek dealers I contacted are offering the same deal ($4499 rrp) at the moment. I'm in a regional area, so will be travelling to Newcastle or Central Coast for one.....

    I have found a 2012 model (runout) for $3500....Might check that out as well.

    I like the 2013 model for the black paint - so so keen on pictures of 2012 model (it looks BROWN in pictures)
    Anyone got a 2012.....is it really brown...??? Or better in the flesh.

    cheers

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    Ive been offered a brand new 2012 for $3,500 as well, is that an exceptionally good deal or nothing to get too excited over? Was looking more at the superfly , guy in shop trying to tell me the rumbleship the better all round fun bike . Cheers !!!

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    3500 is a good deal - 3200 would be better - work em hard

    lets not kid yourself - it is brown and looks brown in the flesh - I am down with brown so it doesnt bother me and you could have it painted for peanuts if you are easy offended. It is the same brown as baby poo - it will not get you laid

    it is definately more fun than a Superbug. I have ridden both 2012 and the SF was great XC whippet rig but flexy and somewhat out of its comfort zone in the chunk. The RF was a trail bike, not very light but very capable, stiff, built with solid gear and great geo/angles. I think it would make a great all rounder which could be upgraded for extra beef or loose weight for the whippets at a later stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Desmarchelier View Post
    lets not kid yourself - it is brown and looks brown in the flesh - I am down with brown so it doesnt bother me and you could have it painted for peanuts if you are easy offended. It is the same brown as baby poo - it will not get you laid

    I have never owned a bike yet that has got me laid !!! Gold by you.

    When you say "heavy"....what are we talking about...? Anyone put one on the scales ? 12.5kg - 13kg..?
    Just how heavy are we talking about here.....? Someone help me out with a weight....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opposite Lock View Post

    I have never owned a bike yet that has got me laid !!! Gold by you.

    When you say "heavy"....what are we talking about...? Anyone put one on the scales ? 12.5kg - 13kg..?
    Just how heavy are we talking about here.....? Someone help me out with a weight....
    Not sure personally but THIS review says 13.9kg for the 18inch frame XT spec. So, quite heavy. Did get into their "trail bike of the year" contender status though.

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    that review is not really that glowing is it ?

    Love to know how this bike measures up in a straight comparison to the new trance 29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiinmelb View Post
    that review is not really that glowing is it ?

    Love to know how this bike measures up in a straight comparison to the new trance 29er
    I agree - both sporting 120m travel and reasonable spec (xt, etc).......

    Keep the info coming lads........

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    I have been on a 21" rumblefish for the last year and it is awesome
    "all round, trailbike"

    that is what it is and the brown is more bronze and it actually looks great in reality. A few too many anodized green highlights maybe. but all the makers are toning down again this year it seems .

    I have raced on it, rode all day on it, hucked to my own limited ability. It is awesome. The wheels are a highlight and somewhat cover the extra weight of the oooh so plush suspension.
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