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    Default Trek 2017

    So..... I know a couple of other brands have a 2017 thread started so I thought I would start one for Trek.

    A shop I'm involved with here in Canberra is a Trek Dealer and they had Trek World here as well this week at EPIC and an industry demo day at Stromlo.

    A couple of the shop guys went to the demo day and had rides on the 2017 Remedy, Fuel EX, Top Fuel, and a Domane disc.

    Biggest takeaway is that there is now a clear differentiation between the Top Fuel and Fuel Ex with the latter now being a true trail bike, long and slacked out.

    I scored a display Top Fuel 9.8SL which replaces my Niner Jet RDO and gets its first proper ride tomorrow in the AM.

    Other bike that is really interesting is the new carbon 'stach. I currently have a fat bike, but here in Canberra it's really not the place for it, great fun just not fast enough
    Something, something, something

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    Cock block technology on all models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan View Post
    Cock block technology on all models?
    Fuel EX and Remedy only, not the top fuel
    Something, something, something

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    Ride one of these please:


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    I was kind of hoping the Fuel Ex would remain the same.. it's now a big jump between the Top Fuel and Fuel EX. I was really aiming at that 'long-legged' XC bike which I could ride 'trails' on, but also do the occasional marathon and be reasonably competitive

    Will have to keep an eye out for the 2016 model, second hand!
    Currently riding: 2011 Giant Anthem 29er
    No longer riding: 2009 Giant Alias

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    Seems the trend for the next marketing run is putting 29 inch wheels on bikes aimed at gravity riding (enduro........). It didn't work five years ago when the marketing folks were sacked but it's worth trying again? Lame.


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    Default I think you spelt "same" wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer View Post
    Seems the trend for the next marketing run is putting 29 inch wheels on bikes aimed at gravity riding (enduro........). It didn't work five years ago when the marketing folks were sacked but it's worth trying again? Lame.
    As in "same old, same old"
    Don't worry, just like with 27.5" wheels, the sheep will be easily convinced that there is a revolution happening......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifiandmtb View Post
    Ride one of these please:

    Yes please. That thing sounds like a monster.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer View Post
    Seems the trend for the next marketing run is putting 29 inch wheels on bikes aimed at gravity riding (enduro........). It didn't work five years ago when the marketing folks were sacked but it's worth trying again? Lame.
    Someone better page specialized and tell them the E29 was a flop...

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    Don't feed the trolls, Mitchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer View Post
    Seems the trend for the next marketing run is putting 29 inch wheels on bikes aimed at gravity riding (enduro........). It didn't work five years ago when the marketing folks were sacked but it's worth trying again? Lame.

    A lot has changed over 5 years. Did you see Jared Graves performance at the last EWS aboard a Stumpjumper 29??

    I think the new Fuel EX looks like a brilliant bike, cock bloke or not.

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