TBL Duster Bike 1998 or Older

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)

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TBL Duster

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by steve a cross-country rider from pennsylvania

Date Reviewed: June 22, 1998

Bottom Line:   

sucks - get a GT
These bikes are overprices, overrated, and overweight. Only a dolt would saddle one of these. The first time I rode one I busted the crosstube and the seatstay! Useless pieces of trash - I'd give it -5 chilies if I could! Maybe they could improve it by melting it down and biulding a GT with it...

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Sidi a cross-country rider from Ontario

Date Reviewed: March 6, 1998

Bottom Line:   

Hot damn! This bike is a better deal then those you can get at police auctions! THe best of Kona and Rocky built into one frame. Made for our kinda technical trails. I love this bike. Now only if it came in Ti with XTR parts...Just kidding. I need this many more words

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by That guy from 60 Minutes a cross-country rider from SoOnt

Date Reviewed: March 1, 1998

Bottom Line:   

The best bike I have ever rode. The best parts, best frame for the price, best service. It's got that sweet singletrack geometry. Screw downhilling, scary single track is the best. I need 19 miore words. WEll now I need 10. If I type this I need only 2 more. Peace yall.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Trent a weekend warrior from Toronto

Date Reviewed: February 27, 1998

Bottom Line:   

It rides like a Rockey Mountian Soul. It looks even better with the 2 color paint job. It weights nothing, and is great for our technical Southern Ontario trails. Hell, you could race it, and not worry about getting a mchanical cuase the parts are 100% the best for the price. Best of all. 100% hype free!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ben a weekend warrior

Date Reviewed: January 11, 1998

Bottom Line:   

The duster is 26 pound with indy xc, Lx,Stx
A rather shortish top-tube(19.5/23') induces a cramped feeling in the cockpit but not uncomfortable
enough to cause problems.
Quick, agile and fast.
Not stiff enough but othewise Great riding for just 450$Am
better than my stolen RM
Thin blue line put their money into their product instead of wasted advertizing.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ron a weekend warrior from Ontario

Date Reviewed: January 11, 1998

Bottom Line:   

If you are in the market for a new bike and you are in Toronto you need to take a look at Thin Blue
Line bikes. They are good/agresive single track bikes.
They are the best I have ever ridden ( for just 400$).
their is bound to be one in your price range.

Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

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Annoying movement from rear hub on a Duster Rim (Slash 8)

Got a Slash 8 which rocks, apart from the rear hub on the stock Duster rim. No matter how I tighten the end nuts on the hub I consistantly get a slight play on the hub after the wheel was properly secured and tightened with the 12mm skewer. I don't want to over tighten the wheel or else it doesn't s ... Read More »

Dust a Duster?

I ride a Rumblefish Elite which currently has the stock Bontrager Duster 29s. I weigh roughly 200# geared up and ride somewhat aggressively at times. For a while now I've been considering getting new wheels for all the usual reasons. However after doing some research it seems that the duster wheels ... Read More »

Bontrager duster TLR

I have been searching the web, forums, product sites and been trying to figure out what I need to go tubeles with this particular rim. I have a 2012 Trek EX8 with TLR rims. The number - 559 x 22 is on the sticker that states TLR - tubeless ready. I have one tubeless tire that I ordered and anothe ... Read More »

Duster wheels

I have a 2012 Trek EX8 that came with Duster tubeless ready wheels. I'm thinking about going tubeless and wonder if I need to removed the blue rims strip from the wheel and replace it with the Stan's rim tape (yellow)? I have Stan's rim strip (black rubber with valve) and sealent. I'm going to ... Read More »

Bontrager Duster vs. Sun-Ringle EQ25 rims

I have a brand new Bontrager Duster wheelset that I can't get tires onto easily. I'm thinking of getting a Sun-Ringle EQ25 wheelset instead. Anyone know if you can mount tires easily on these? I am not running tubeless and don't plan to since this wheelset will get 32c, 42c and 2.1 tires ba ... Read More »

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