GF X-Caliber 29'er.....loved the way the big wheels made the bike handle.geddy2112 said:I am just kind of curious cause I am looking for a new bike and I was wondering what made you guys buy 'your' bike. I mean was it the GF,Trek, Klein name, price, amazing feel, components.....etc. I just would like to know.
GF Cake 2DLX: the ride and feel of this bike is amazing. Further to that, GF's passion for inovations is what has fascinated me. But the combination of good parts, technology and perfect service from my LBS were definitely the reasons to go with GFgeddy2112 said:I am just kind of curious cause I am looking for a new bike and I was wondering what made you guys buy 'your' bike. I mean was it the GF,Trek, Klein name, price, amazing feel, components.....etc. I just would like to know.
After test riding several FS bikes (and re-test riding...and re-test riding...heh) it came down to the fact that the Fuel just plain felt "right" to me...and still does - it's gonna be a sad day when Trek replaces the Fuel and eventually stops stocking replacement bushings.....but, until then, it's all very good !!!geddy2112 said:I am just kind of curious cause I am looking for a new bike and I was wondering what made you guys buy 'your' bike. I mean was it the GF,Trek, Klein name, price, amazing feel, components.....etc. I just would like to know.
Dan Gerous said:I liked the Cake's features (5" with SPV both ends, 2004 XT...), geometry, weight and it looks good in my opinion. I wanted a different bike than what I used to ride (super light racing bikes) and tought the Cake would be a great choice for the hard trails I ride most of the time. I was right, the bike is a joy to ride and has made me a lot faster in the downhills without slowing me down much going uphill. Oh and I had a very good price on the 1_DLX.
I never been too excited about Trek/Fisher bikes before but, I don't know why, this bike seemed very interesting to me. I love it but I don't think I'll keep it for too long. I've had more bugs and problems with it than all my other bikes in the last 10 years. Some are not related with Trek/Fisher but overall, I think it's very far from being the best-constructed/assembled bike I've seen. It's probably my last Trek/Fisher product. Sorry guys, it was a short relationship... Anybody wants a Cake 1_DLX 17.5"?
I'm not unhappy with it, the ride is actually excellent, I have so much fun on this bike it's sad when a problem occurs. The swingarm pivot is solved, my top tube dent doesn't really matter, now it's just the fork that bugs me.bobmono said:that you had a bad experience with your Cake. I considered getting a Cake this year but was turned off after all the bad things I heard about the bikes. I believe the Cake to be a great bike, and after a couple years of production, I think a lot of the problems that people are experiencing will be worked out.
I have a Liquid 25, and my first mountain bike was a Trek 4900. I love Treks, and I really don't know why. Only thing I can say is that they feel right.
Quick Question: Dan, did you try out a Liquid 55 while shopping for your Cake???
I bought my Trek 4500 because at $400 it came with some [email protected]$$ componentry for the price. I'm mostly talking about the frame, but the deore R.Derailleur isn't too shabby either. However, I'm a bike builder by nature and that bike is no longer a 4500. I have spent quite a little bit and now the componentry is probly closer to that on an 8000 or better. I picked it for another reason to though. It fit me pretty well. I love it more each day. It is the first bike that has really fit me well. Happy Trails. Mikey42186geddy2112 said: