Trek Rumblefish Elite 29er Full Suspension

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $3049.99


Product Description

Rumblefish pairs 29er momentum with the mojo of 120mm front and rear DRCV travel. It's a match made in big-wheel heaven, adding up to a do-it-all full suspension 29er trail bike.

  • Fox Evolution Series DRCV fork
  • Shimano SLX front derailleur
  • Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur
  • Shimano SLX shifters
  • Shimano SLX brakes


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joeworrall a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2013

Strengths:    Solid feel, DCRV suspension, handling

Weaknesses:    stock tires & grips

Bottom Line:   
I rented the bike first for a test ride and didn't want to give it back. I have also test ridden the Pivot Mach 429 but didn't feel the added cost was worth it.

It hasn't really improved my times on my regular trail rides, but it has significantly improved my confidence. When a friend with the bike told me about the benefits of the thru axle, I didn't get it until I rode the bike hard - I didn't realize how much the QR axles on my 26er flexed.

I replaced the stock grips before I took the bike out the first time, and had the stock wheels & tires converted to tubeless when I bought the bike. I plan to upgrade to Stan's Flow or Arch when I have beat up the stock Bontrager Duster rims.

I was leery of the Shimano SLX components that came on the bike, but so far they are performing great. I will upgrade to XT or XTR when they fail, but so far, so good. I also plan to install a remote dropper seat post, but that's an upgrade I wouldn't expect on a bike at this price point.

The only negative I have experienced is that I have more pedal strikes with this bike than my 26er, but am told that this is normal for 29ers with this type of geometry, and I am learning how to avoid them...

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Favorite Trail:   PMP Trail 100

Duration Product Used:   2 months

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   Landis Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Pivot Mach 429

Bike Setup:   stock rims converted to tubeless, tires swapped for WTB tubelss

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by morewind

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2013

Strengths:    Fast & Fluid!!

Weaknesses:    Like most 29ers, a few pedal strikes in technical terrain.

Bottom Line:   
I was down to this bike or the Giant Trance X 1, I picked the Trek just because of the positioning of the rear shock on the Giant and man am I glad I chose the Rumblefish. I have owned the bike for about 6 rides now and I am on average 15% faster on all of my 1.5+ hour rides. I am finding that I utilized the CTD control on the rear shock a lot and love it. The dual chamber shock system is great! This bike is fast and fun. My only complaint is the rear tire seems to break loose in hard braking, but that's easy fixed with new rubber. This bike flys and it just seems to always want to keep on moving :)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shae

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2013

Strengths:    Smooth ride, plush suspension, corners surprisingly well, great kit, zero unwanted flex anywhere, makes me feel like I am a good mountain biker when I am not, you don't really feel the weight, climbs like a champ

Weaknesses:    paint chips somewhat easily, recommend some sort of paint protection

Bottom Line:   
I got mine on sale so the value is great. By far the best bike I have ever owned.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SummitSurfer a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2012

Strengths:    The over-all geometry of the bike likes to be written and puts the rider and weight perfectly over the wheels for speedy well balanced cornering, climbing and stable plush descents. While descending the ABP gives you a secure stable feeling of control...thought it was a gimmick at first, but its amazing how plush the braking is while hammering down hill. I'm still trying to feel the shocks DRCV advantages....it just works and I don't know the difference with or without. While it takes a bit to get up to speed on the climbs...it gives it all back in the flats and the descents like riding a LazyBoy recliner! Take some time to play with your shock settings as you can dial in almost any ride preference, style preference. I ended up raising the pressure in the fork and dropping it in the rear shock for a nice ride that likes to get gnarly and aggressive in the descents. Tons of funs stable riding wit da fish!

Weaknesses:    A little heavy at 29-30 pounds, but tubeless and a few weight tweaks and your loving the bike. It made me a better rider, and now I don't feel the difference from my hard tail unless I'm on a LONG climb.

Bottom Line:   
Plain and simple it's a great all mountain bike that loves Moabs epic rides AND the Whole Enchilada. If you love the simplistic joys of mtn biking this bike is for you....if your trying to race pro.....then go carbon. Test drive this bike.....you will take it home!
NOTE: I test drove a Pivot Mach 5.7 and well........I think the ride is a little better at half the cost!

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Favorite Trail:   Whole enchilada Moab

Duration Product Used:   1 mon

Price Paid:    $2499.00

Purchased At:   Colorado

Bike Setup:   As described by manufacture.

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