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I may just be in the market for a new MTB

 

Is this a good buy?

 

TREK 2011 FUEL EX 7

 

Price: R11,999.95

Product Description:

 

Description

Colors

Matte Black

Frame Sizes: 15.5" & 21.5"

Alpha Red Aluminum w/ABP Convert, Full Floater, E2 tapered

head tube, magnesium EVO Link, oversized pivot bearings, replaceable

derailleur hanger, 120mm travel

Front suspension

Fox 32 F-Series RL w/air spring, rebound, alloy steerer, 120mm travel

Rear suspension

Fox Float RP-2, "trail tuned" w/XV air can, ProPedal, rebound; 7.0x2.0"

Wheels

Shimano alloy M525 hubs; Bontrager Duster 32-hole rims

Tires

Bontrager XR3 Expert, 26x2.2"

Drivetrain

Shifters

SRAM X.7, 10 speed

Front derailleur

SRAM X.7

Rear derailleur

SRAM X.7

Crank

SRAM S1000, 44/32/22

Cassette

SRAM PG-1050 12-36, 10 speed

Components

Saddle

Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails

Seatpost

Bontrager, 31.6mm, 20mm offset

Handlebar

Bontrager Low Riser, 31.8mm, 25mm rise, 9 degree sweep

Stem

Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm

Headset

FSA NO.57E, E2, ACB sealed bearings

Brakeset

Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes

Accessories

Grips

Bontrager Race Lite, single lock-on

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Or this?

 

2011 Fuji Outland 29er 2.0

 

Price: R13,999.95

 

 

Product Description:

SIZES

 

S (17"), M (19"), L (21")

 

COLOR(S)

 

Black/Electric Green

 

MAIN FRAME

 

A6-SL

Quaternary phase Aluminum, custom butted, integrated Tapered headset

with 1 1/2" lower bearing, hydroformed top and down tube, water bottle

mount

 

REAR TRIANGLE

 

A6-SL

Quaternary phase custom butted Aluminum, w/Low Leverage Rockers, FSR

100mm travel, Cold forged dropout with CNC D disc mount and replaceable

hanger, Sealed bearing pivots

 

FORK

 

ROCKSHOX Tora TK 29" Alloy Taper 100mm Travel, w/PopLoc Remote Lockout

 

REAR SHOCK

 

ROCKSHOX Ario 2.1

 

CRANKSET

 

Shimano Deore M-542 22/32/44T

 

BOTTOM BRACKET

 

Shimano Press In Bearing system

 

FRONT DERAILLEUR

 

Shimano Alivio, 34.9mm

 

REAR DERAILLEUR

 

Shimano Deore SGS Top Normal Direct Mount 9sp

 

SHIFTERS

 

Shimano Deore Rapid Fire, 27-speed

 

CASSETTE

 

Shimano Cassette, 11-34T 9sp

 

CHAIN

 

Shimano HG-73

 

WHEELSET

 

Fuji Custom 32H MTB 6-Bolt Disc Hubs with WTB Speed Disc All MTN 29" Rims

 

TIRES

 

WTB Prowler SL Race, 29x2.1" Kevlar Bead Folding

 

BRAKE SET

 

Tektro Draco Hydraulic Disc Brake, 180/160mm Rotor

 

BRAKE LEVERS

 

Tektro Draco Hydraulic Brake Lever

 

HEADSET

 

Fuji MTB 1 1/8-1 1/5" Semi-Integrated, 30mm spacers

 

HANDLEBAR

 

Oval M-200 Double Butted 6061 Flat Bar , 31.8mm

 

STEM

 

Oval M-200 RBT 6061 Alloy Stem, 31.8mm

 

TAPE/GRIP

 

Fuji Dual Density Kraton rubber

 

SADDLE

 

Oval M-200 w/CrMo Rails

 

SEAT POST

 

Oval M-200 31.6x400mm

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Do you need full suspension? For the same price you will get a bit better Hardtail.

But the Trek is good value. The bike I have here in DRC is a Trek 6700.

Its done me well for 5 years, and I have ridden and raced it very regularly in SA .

As stuff has worn out or been damaged I have replaced and upgraded a bit.

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You mean which one is the better value for money?

 

On paper it looks like the Trek. But you wont be riding on paper.

From what I noted, people have warned other people to stay away from Trek as their aftersales service is...well, k@k.

 

I have always said that you should pick a bike that you would want to upgrade ie. the one with a frame worthy of upgrading.

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wow, cyclelab offers that trek for R6000 more!! jeepers. that's a good deal eccentric. Solomons i presume?

and omg on the "getting a better hardtail for the same price". :blink:

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Do you need full suspension? For the same price you will get a bit better Hardtail.

But the Trek is good value. The bike I have here in DRC is a Trek 6700.

Its done me well for 5 years, and I have ridden and raced it very regularly in SA .

As stuff has worn out or been damaged I have replaced and upgraded a bit.

 

How much was your Kinesis in total? I cannot really upgrade the Gary Fisher as the frame is not suited for disks. I made be relocating closer to SA and may just have to go for some time on single status. But things are changing all the time and there may be enough space for EM in the flatlet. Will know after the interview next week. If that is the case the MTB Tandem will go with. Lots of space to ride on the mine and golf estate.

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How much was your Kinesis in total? I cannot really upgrade the Gary Fisher as the frame is not suited for disks. I made be relocating closer to SA and may just have to go for some time on single status. But things are changing all the time and there may be enough space for EM in the flatlet. Will know after the interview next week. If that is the case the MTB Tandem will go with. Lots of space to ride on the mine and golf estate.

 

Budget was R30 000 I went a bit over. A fox Fork would have brought it within.

 

Part Description Price

Frame Kinesis XC Pro 3 4 146.22

Headset FSA Orbit Z No 9M cup 397.86

Front Brake Avid Elixir White 185mm 682.58

Back Brake Avid Elixir White 160mm 682.58

Seat post FSA carbon 350mm 27.2 1 298.69

saddle rolls Ti - ex own stock 750.00

Stem spacesr FSA Carbon 165.73

Stem FSA OS 115 110mm 713.78

Handlebar Crank brothers 600mm 918.29

Bar ends Ergon Grip CS2 796.00

Pedals Crank brothers 828.89

Shifters XTr 10 spd 1 492.17

Front Derailer XT Dual pull 272.94

Rear Derailer XT 10 spd 536.29

Crank XTrCrankset 177.5mm 3 197.27

Cassette XT 10 spd 468.09

Chain HG 94 312.09

Wheels Crank Bros Colbart 4 817.32

Fork Marocchi 5 204.00

Disc adapter pst to post 185 91.72

Hooter Zound airhorn 170.00

Cable outers & sundries 200.00

Total 28 142.51

With vat & Customs fee 32 601.46

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I made be relocating closer to SA and may just have to go for some time on single status. But things are changing all the time and there may be enough space for EM in the flatlet. Will know after the interview next week. If that is the case the MTB Tandem will go with. Lots of space to ride on the mine and golf estate.

Good luck with the interview. In my 3 job interviews in the last 7 years the interviewer has entered the room with the project drawings under his arm. That sort of signals that the Buyer/seller relationship is reversed. For me it has been quite profitable.

 

Make sure that you take a bike. Although we have a 7am daily meeting I manage to get in a 75 minute ride and visit the site for 15 minutes before the meeting. As sunrise is about 6:30 my Exposure light is essential.

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