The Good: Very good all around, whether im at an indoor park, dirt jumps or blitzing the trails the bike rides perfectly. Very comfortable on jumps, pops well. I love it being single speed but it could be converted.
The Bad: I rode my at least 5 days a week on trails or rahs mtb during the winter and I've noticed some trouble with the wheels. Me and others I've spoken with have dealt with flat spots in the rims.Overall Review: Absolutely love mine, with any bike after a few years you may need some replacement parts, depending on how you ride. It's worth writing the check for.
The Good: Looks sleek and fast, 27.5 better than 26, over all performer for a great price.
The Bad: Heavy for the travelOverall Review: My first new mtb in over seven years. I wasn't sure of the looks from pics online, but in the flesh the fluoro lettering is fine, and overall the bike looks the schiz. Many bikes have that almost S shaped curve in the downtube, the straighter downtube on the Fluid gives it a leaner look than others like a trance or a specialized etc. I organized with the bike shop to swap the wheels to an XT set, and upgrade the front rotor to a 180. I needed an XL size and weigh about 83kg, so prefer the larger front rotor for when I ride longer descents. I am comparing the ride to my old Trance, and from the get go I appreciated the larger Read More »
The Good: Lots of front and side protection. Good ventilation. Comfortable during long rides.
The Bad: They slide down during long descends rendering them useless in a crash. Tighter than the previous model and can be hard to put on especially after washing.Overall Review: I got these pads after not being able to find any 661 Kyle Straits which were my go to pads for years. I figured that these would be the same in design if not an improvement. Although not as bulky as the previous model, they are just as comfortable and can be barely noticeable on long AM rides. I've crashed a couple of times and they've saved my knees but there are a few times when they slipped down during long descends and prevented me from receiving coverage on unexpected falls. If they could just stay up I'd give them a higher rating but they can't protect you if they continue to fall down.
The Good: Majority of the bike
The Bad: The line for the hydraulic rear brake was not very long. It is long enough to get to the brake and only enough extra to make about 90% of a bar spin.Overall Review: So far I have not even ridden the bike other than around in the shop. The main reason I wanted to write this review is to alert people to the fact that the bike does NOT come with the fork spec' don't Trek's website. Both Trek's website as well as the specs on here state it coming with a Rockshox argyle. The bike came with a pike dj. Like I mentioned in the bad the brake line for the rear is a bit short of what I would expect to come on a dirt jump specific bike. The only other thing I would say is that The bike came with a chain guard on it. I actually had to remove the crank to remove the chain guard mount. I threw the finished build up in the scale. Just over 26 pounds without the mechanical front brake set up that it comes with.