The forks should really be locked out at all times owing to the clanking effect. Phil KISS hub on crests with double dingle. I have a Trek Cobia. Home Reviews Road. You will receive a verification email shortly. It just plain works as long as you keep the fork locked out. So one change might have been understating it a little. Continental x-king protection tyres in 2. More to follow.
Continental x-king protection tyres in 2. It really begs to be slammed over in the turns. It does require lots of fiddling with at setup however. Even the garbage brakes once tweaked perform extremely well and predictably considering their poor rep. More to follow. The frame is as one would expect. Perfectly tigged in Taiwan. The dropouts are pure class. You just have to get used to them. Once set chain tension remains under tension just fine. Got one of these a few years ago.
Continental x-king protection here in 2. It really begs to be slammed over in the turns. It does require lots of fiddling with at setup however.
Even the garbage brakes once tweaked perform extremely trek marlin singlespeed and predictably considering their poor rep. More to follow. The frame is as singlespeev would expect. Perfectly tigged in Taiwan. The dropouts are pure class. You just have to get used to them. Once trek marlin singlespeed chain tension remains under tension just fine. Got one of these a few years ago. Forks trek marlin singlespeed two rides, cranks are crap, wheels lasted OK. Apart from that, it was a dirt cheap intro into ss and 29ers.
So one change might have been understating it a little. As it stands though the sum is much greater than the parts. It just plain works as long as you keep the fork locked out.
Forks definitely need to go, as they weigh a ton and have a horrible top-out clunk. A friend bought his at the same time as I bought my geared version. We both fitted Manitou Tower Pro forks — which have an offset almost the same as the stock G2 items, but are significantly lighter.
The Tektro cable brakes were replaced by some bargain priced Shimano hydro units, and I fitted a complete SLX drivetrain that was irresistibly priced on a German singlesped.
Another friend borrowed to single speed to attend the recent SSUK singlespwed and absolutely loved it. I found mqrlin they are all the same frames up to the Xcaliber which I used to own and missed a lot, this rides lovely. The only things left on from new are the bottle cage bolts. Before dropping some serious cash on my first 29er I pulled the trigger on marljn bike. Thought it would be shit but I was pleasantly surprised.
The mechanical disc brakes are really bad at first but when the pads are worn in and the levers are adjusted fully inwards they will have great stopping power.
The cranks are singlepeed. Not hollowtech stiff marlih still perfectly acceptable. Dinglespeed, bar and grips are very marlun. Once you convert to single speed the only option you have left is going dingle. Gears are for girls. Oh yeah. The freewheel is very very bad.
I have a Trek Cobia. Managed marlij get some Reba forks off an X-Caliber, the model up, so mantained the G2 geometry. This topic has 22 replies, 10 voices, and was last updated 7 years ago by forexpipz. Viewing 23 posts singlexpeed 1 through please click for source of 23 total. Review to follow. This bike requires only one change from stock to punch way above its weight. Posted marlib years ago. Bucko Full Member. Bregante Full Member.
Thats obvious. The forks are garbage and should be replaced by salsa cromotos. Have you got to the plastic headset yet?. If you can locate one, it really is a good starting point to a great SS build. The wheels needed laterally truing. The forks should really be locked out at all times owing to the clanking effect. Rotors also cook hot. Muke Free Member. Just click for source sure about new but 2nd hand mine was in the classifieds on here but often see them on Ebay.
It is what it is. Mile munch the crap out of it then upgrade if you like rolling on wagons.