2014 Trek Fuel EX 7

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    Jul 19, 2013 5:45 AM GMT
    I saw this in a bike shop today. Man, it looks awesome!

    With a relatively low price tag ($2309.00 USD), it carries some of the same components I used to upgrade my current bike; but this one is full suspension, which is what I've been pondering. Now that it's finally affordable (with the components I want), this will be mine in a few weeks...paying it off as a layaway item.

    Since I've never ridden a f/s bike on the trails, I can't really think of any questions to ask the "real" MTB gurus here, other than "what was your experience like going from a hardtail to a full suspension bike?"

    BTW, the stock Bontrager rims and tires will be replaced with Mavic UST rims and Maxxis UST tires - totally tubeless - before leaving the shop.
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    Jul 19, 2013 5:49 AM GMT
    Damnit, I figured RJ woulda fixed the bug that defaults ALL new threads to "All Things Gay" by now. Apparently they haven't. icon_rolleyes.gif This was supposed to be in the Cycling forum.
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    Jul 19, 2013 5:10 PM GMT
    Great buy, if you decide to purchase it. Paul. I have a Trek 98 Fuel (2007-old but love it).

    The main difference that I noticed was in the Fork suspension being calibrated correctly...for me this was key landing and able to land and for my forearms to receive less impact and not easily get tired, this also allows for better control of the bike. Additionally, tail impact improved as well, being less stiff when I landed versus when I had a Trek hardtail.

    The main thing that I always need to be aware is the terrain that I am planning to bike and adjust the suspension, you will easily learn how to adjust this.