Member since June 2013
Location: Woking, GB
Reason for Sale: Too many bikes in the shed; current infatuation with a 29er.
Postage: Come and collect from Woking.
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It's only been ridden for about 100 miles over the last 20 months – it's a great bike and it deserves a home where someone will ride the stuffing out of it.
It's as per this original specification (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2011/archive/fuelex9) except lighter tyres (Schwalbe Nobby Nic and Racing Ralph), carbon levers on the Elixir CR brakes and new Lizard Skins grips. Total weight is just 27.2lbs (and would go lighter if you set it up tubeless – the wheels and tyres are tubeless-ready).
Both sag meters, drop-out converter kit and shock pump included.
Original RRP was £2,800.
How does it ride? Read some reviews: http://www.trekbikes.com/powerreviews/powerreviews/product-reviews/Mountain-Full-Suspension/Fuel-EX/Trek/p/2011_1166600-Fuel-EX-9.html
Damage? Limited to superficial scuffs on the cranks – I put helicopter tape on the usual areas of the frame so it's almost perfect. The saddle has been sat on, but is undamaged. The fork stanchions and shock shaft are totally unblemished, with no wear make, nicks or dents.
Note: the pedals you can see in the pictures are NOT INCLUDED in this listing.
It's surprisingly good. Stiff frame (and I'm a well-padded gent). Set the sag and the suspension is superb. Very little bob under power, very grippy and responsive. Better tyres than those fitted as stock help ;-)
Shifting is XT-perfect. Brakes are good, despite Avid's poor reputation.
Awesome fork; full RLC which IMHO gives better 'fettle and forget' factor than current CTD forks.
And it's only 27.2lbs. Run it tubeless and you'll get just under 27, I reckon.