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Hello all,
I recently started riding again and after reading the board for almost a year now, I've done a lot of research and decided to upgrade from a Mongoose Blackcomb (hey! I wanted to see if I would really stick with it!) to a 2010 Trek 6500. Yesterday I got to take it out for a 5 mile ride and man was it nice. The bike is very responsive, predictable, and just feels great. I have a higher rated springs on order from the LBS to help with the feel of the front fork due to my weight (but losing more each day). I also treated my self to a 1upUSA Quick Rack with an add-on and to me it was worth ever penny. And my wife also likes to ride with me at times so she picked out a 2011 Trek Skye S. So far we are completely satisfied with the LBS and our purchase. Here are some quick photos of it for you to check out.

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Hey MhzMonster,

Congratulations on your purchase, like you I purchased a 2010 6500 and was super pleased (I got the black and white colours). Did yours come with the Tora as stock? I thought they were stock Solo Recon Air.

Very nice piccies, I'm liking mine more and more each time I ride it.

:thumbsup:

Wil
 

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Glad you like the pics. Yep, came stock with the Tora. From what I've read, the Recon is better right? Maybe models are slightly different between US and UK? Can any one confirm this?
 

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MhzMonster said:
Glad you like the pics. Yep, came stock with the Tora. From what I've read, the Recon is better right? Maybe models are slightly different between US and UK? Can any one confirm this?
For this year the 6500 should come with the Recon and 6300 with Tora (before Rock Shox Dart 3).
 

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O.T said:
For this year the 6500 should come with the Recon and 6300 with Tora (before Rock Shox Dart 3).
Here is the listing right from Trek's USA site
"Front Suspension:
RockShox Tora SL w/coil spring, preload, rebound, TurnKey lockout, alloy steerer, 100mm "

And here is the same model from Trek's France site
"Suspension Avant:
RockShox Recon SL Solo Air w/air spring, rebound, TurnKey lockout, alloy steerer, 100mm"

Not sure why the components are different for certain regions, but they are.
 

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MhzMonster said:
Here is the listing right from Trek's USA site
"Front Suspension:
RockShox Tora SL w/coil spring, preload, rebound, TurnKey lockout, alloy steerer, 100mm "

And here is the same model from Trek's France site
"Suspension Avant:
RockShox Recon SL Solo Air w/air spring, rebound, TurnKey lockout, alloy steerer, 100mm"

Not sure why the components are different for certain regions, but they are.
And there is a $400 price difference. I was told at the LBS that it had to do with the buying power of the countries currency. I don't know what to think of that answer.

The same thing goes for the FuelEx8 the US model comes with the M542 cranks and Dusters and the Euro version comes with XT cranks and Rhythm Comps.
 
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