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My wifes XS Giant Talon I bought her for her birthday from LBS ($700).  She had an off-putting SheRides experience (too technical, fell off 5 times, busted little finger) so really only does the road bike now - she'd probs do MTB on dirt roads, but not single track.  It's too small for me, so I have the seatpost right up beyond the minimum insert :huh: and bunged a set of $30 MTB cleats on my old tri shoes. May get my own MTB soon, or get a new longer seatpost for hers.

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54 minutes ago, Rocket Salad said:

Trek super fly FS 7 with a recent 1x12 eagle GX upgrade. It goes ok when I'm fit. I change tyres to suit conditions/ terrain a lot.

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what do you think of the eagle GX?, what did ou upgrade from?

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12 Year Old Fuel Ex - pre 29'er days.  Love teh old girl, but prefer riding my wifes Specialized.

Nice RS, I'll be up to borrow that Superfly to take to NZ next month for a week of sweet sweet South Island MTB trails with some mates. Promise I'll look after it better than I do mine. :lol:

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On 27/09/2017 at 12:42 PM, Turts said:

Im waiting for mine to arrive - ordered with the local shop.

Trek fuel EX 9.7

Carbon, 29er, 1x11, 130mm travel.

Im excited!

Turned up today. The shop owner knew how excited i was and worked extra late to get it all ready or me. In the living room now! Looks just a little bit fancy!

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On 08/11/2018 at 2:01 PM, ComfortablyNumb said:

Upgraded from my Wife's Giant Talon to this entry level dually this year.  Love it, & don't reckon with my ambitions I'll ever need more.

 

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Yeah, yeah, yeah... we all say “I won’t need anything more”... untill we do! 😃

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On 08/11/2018 at 2:01 PM, ComfortablyNumb said:

Upgraded from my Wife's Giant Talon to this entry level dually this year.  Love it, & don't reckon with my ambitions I'll ever need more.

 

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A review after a year of owning.  It's in the shop for it's first service ATM.

1. Love riding it - don't ride the road bike much these days, if I do mostly on the WT.  Just having a single chainring is great on an MTB.

2. Recently, the chain kept bouncing off.  Turns out the rear derailleur has a clutch mechanism, which you disengage to make everything slacker so easier to get the rear wheel off (the LBS never showed me this 🙄).  Somehow the lever has snapped off & the clutch was stuck in disengaged position = slack chain. $20 for a new lever from Shimano.

3. The forks have gone back to Shimano for a warranty repair (I hope).  They started making a ticking noise at the bottom of their travel.  So no bike for 2 weeks.

4. 1 front (thorn) and 2 rear punctures (rocks, 1 pinch flat = double hole) so far.  MTB tyres are much easier to get off the rim than road bike tyres.

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