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  1. My new bike came tubeless. What sort of preventative maintenance should I be doing? I've googled this but was just curious what you guys would suggest too.
  2. tomreece

    Shock maintenance

    I'll give it a try riding. I was judging my ability to still push it down even while locked, but I think I misunderstood how it should work. Makes sense now. Thanks!
  3. tomreece

    Shock maintenance

    How does a rear lockout work? See my rear shock in the picture. It shows down as unlocked and left as locked. However, when I move it to locked the shock is not locked out and still functions as normal. Whats up with that?
  4. tomreece

    Really????

    Where do you ride the gravel bike?
  5. tomreece

    Transition Smuggler

    Yup that's me! I went in there considering Yeti and similar popular name brands and the Peddler worker (I think his name is Reid) suggested the Smuggler and I rode it all day around Brushy Creek. I did more riding in a single session that I had ever done. I rode till I was sore that day haha. I've taken it through 1/4 Notch a few times now. Compared to my old hard tail, the ride is now so much more enjoyable and doesn't beat me to death. I'm new to all of this and probably can't speak the proper lingo to describe what I like about the bike in technical terms. It just feels good. I have no complaints. I wish I were riding now. Damn weather.
  6. tomreece

    Transition Smuggler

    Just bought one from the peddler. My first full suspension bike. I demo’d it and had plans to demo other bikes but I ended up buying the Smuggler I liked it so much.
  7. SOLD For sale: like new Thule Helium Aero 3 bike rack hitch mount $250 Fits 1 1/4 inch or 2 inch hitch Link: https://www.amazon.com/Thule-9043-Helium-Hitch-Carrier/dp/B009VU2B16/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1541696929&sr=8-2&keywords=thule+aero+3&dpID=31c9x4OkwuL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
  8. SOLD For sale: 2018 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29in Size Medium I purchased this bike in July of this year. I rode it probably 400 miles. It's in great condition. Includes a coupon for a free tune up and cleaning at Bicycle Sport Shop. https://www.bicyclesportshop.com/men-s-rockhopper-comp.html $300
  9. I am new to full suspension. I just watched an "every 50 hour maintenance" rear shock video and was baffled. Do I really need to take my bike in to a shop every 50 hours for this type of intense maintenance for my shocks? What steps can I take per ride to keep shocks operating correctly?
  10. tomreece

    Trek Fuel Ex 8 29 thoughts

    He said this was apparently a known defect in that batch and he has filed warranty replacements for them. I took the bike back after I left you and he threw on a different rear wheel for me to finish the day on and after that it was a great ride and I enjoyed myself. I'd be buying the same bike I rode. I am going in today to figure out the rear hub issue and what he can do for me about that.
  11. tomreece

    Trek Fuel Ex 8 29 thoughts

    I am demoing a Transition Smuggler alloy. It's marked down from $2999 to $2399 at Peddler. Talk me out of it if you think I'm making a huge mistake, otherwise I think I will buy it given the price point it seems like a nice entry full suspension. I enjoyed riding it yesterday. What do you think? * SRAM NX * Raceface dropper * Rockshox revelation fork * Rockshox something shock Components seem on the cheaper side, but given the price I have some room to upgrade parts later on as needed.
  12. tomreece

    Trek Fuel Ex 8 29 thoughts

    I am fortunate to make good money, but for that "privilege" I have to give most of it right back to student loans. I've driven myself crazy, literally, over the years worrying about student loan debt and fear of losing a job yada yada yada adult things. Whatever, I'm finally starting to come around to enjoying life while I still can but it's hard to escape thoughts of "do I really need that or should I just throw it at loans?" Enough sad millennial life story. I am 5' 9", 205 lbs. My current bike (Specialized Rockhopper) is a medium so I think that's right. I don't know how medium translates to other manufacturers but I assume some consistency in that medium is medium everywhere. I prefer new but am open to anything right bike right price.
  13. tomreece

    Trek Fuel Ex 8 29 thoughts

    Good question! I don't really know to be honest. 6 months ago I'd have said you were crazy to spend $1500 on a bike. But now after demo'ing the $7000 carbon Mondraker Foxy RR 29, I see what money can buy. The experience definitely gave me some upgrade-itis. $2000 - no guilt $3000 - minor guilt $5000 - major guilt $7000 - no
  14. tomreece

    Trek Fuel Ex 8 29 thoughts

    What does the bike setup process look like once it arrives to my door? If I buy online, can I assemble myself with only basic tools and basic knowledge or do I buy online and then take it into a shop for a tuning?
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