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Review: Loose nut on a Trek Liquid 25

post #1 of 16
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After I purchased the Trek Liquid 25, I had a few questions about tire ceeting and handlebar post seemingly loose. Thanks to the advice of the bears, I was able to get all of that stuff sorted out without having to go to the bike shop. Thanks to all you guys for your wisdom.........or whatever you call it.

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut from time to time. I just know because I noticed this with my wheels.
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Bolter had some good possibilities...

One he didn't---a loose nut behind the handlebars.


Enjoy the new ride.
Are you guys trying to tell me something?:

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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
BTW Jr track at to motorcycle club is a rip on a mt bike.


This kid needed a motor to catch me.


I really like this bike
post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 
Its true that my maiden voyage on the Trek Fuel was at the motocross track, because I was committed to work the motocross event the weekend I got the bike. It was fun to give it a whirl and I'll probably take the bike back there again.

I was a little uneasy at first because of the feel of the height difference between this bike and my 4900. Though I hadn't had a chance to really ride it like I wanted, that height difference was no thought in short time.
I'm looking for a book for this bike so I am better prepared to get my suspension set up for me a bit better, but I think I have it "doable" for the moment.(may have to go to the bike shop and have the tech help me)

Today I finally took the bike on a ride that its been begging for since it arrived. It was a private single track that is washed out, and goes through some dense woods, and crosses a beaver dam. This trail hasn't been cleared in some time, so there were several smallish logs in the trail that I easily crossed, washed out hills with exposed rocks, and a long downhill that is the coolest sledding hill in the winter. The Trek Fuel was phenomenal through all of this, and inspired confidence in Trekchick.

I have done this trail with my 4900 several times, and I can tell you there is a difference. This Trek Fuel 25, has definitely found its home.

Thanks to all of you who gave me advice. Thanks again to those of you who helped me trouble shoot the minor issues when it arrived here and I assembled it.

This is definitely a fun bike!
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
Its true that my maiden voyage on the Trek Fuel was at the motocross track, because I was committed to work the motocross event the weekend I got the bike. It was fun to give it a whirl and I'll probably take the bike back there again.

I was a little uneasy at first because of the feel of the height difference between this bike and my 4900. Though I hadn't had a chance to really ride it like I wanted, that height difference was no thought in short time.
I'm looking for a book for this bike so I am better prepared to get my suspension set up for me a bit better, but I think I have it "doable" for the moment.(may have to go to the bike shop and have the tech help me)

Today I finally took the bike on a ride that its been begging for since it arrived. It was a private single track that is washed out, and goes through some dense woods, and crosses a beaver dam. This trail hasn't been cleared in some time, so there were several smallish logs in the trail that I easily crossed, washed out hills with exposed rocks, and a long downhill that is the coolest sledding hill in the winter. The Trek Fuel was phenomenal through all of this, and inspired confidence in Trekchick.

I have done this trail with my 4900 several times, and I can tell you there is a difference. This Trek Fuel 25, has definitely found its home.

Thanks to all of you who gave me advice. Thanks again to those of you who helped me trouble shoot the minor issues when it arrived here and I assembled it.

This is definitely a fun bike!
Don't you mean LIQUID?????
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Don't you mean LIQUID?????
Oh NO!
I can't believe I did that!
Must have been the heat exhaustion. It is 88F here today:
Thanks for catching my mistake.

It is as the title says........Trek Liquid 25.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
I am tempted to correct my error, but don't want to misuse the mod powers. Can I get someone to edit for me? Thanks Phil
post #6 of 16
looks like the handle bars for the Liquid are rotated downward. Is it just the angle of the picture?
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
I am tempted to correct my error, but don't want to misuse the mod powers. Can I get someone to edit for me? Thanks Phil
HAHAHA! Photoshop a helmet on her, while you're at it, Phil!
post #8 of 16
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I am tempted to correct my error, but don't want to misuse the mod powers. Can I get someone to edit for me? Thanks Phil
Nothing needs to get edited.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
looks like the handle bars for the Liquid are rotated downward. Is it just the angle of the picture?
They were in that picture, which was before I really had a chance to set it up for me. I have since adjusted them, the seat and the shocks. Just need a tad more work on the rear shock.
Its sooo close to perfect.

How'd your ride go today?

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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
HAHAHA! Photoshop a helmet on her, while you're at it, Phil!
Smart Alec!
That particular series of pics were taken two days after I got the bike. I had it with me when I was at a work bee at the motorcycle club, not planning on riding.............this kid challenged the "old lady" to try the Jr track.......what was I to do........helmet or not.............
He Double Dog Dared me!!!:
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post

How'd your ride go today?
Review: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=57015 with a picture!:
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
Oh NO!
I can't believe I did that!
Must have been the heat exhaustion. It is 88F here today:
Thanks for catching my mistake.

It is as the title says........Trek Liquid 25.
I can't believe how messed up my head was yesterday.
I reread this and I even messed up the temp.........it was 98F here yesterday, and muggy.
Maybe I should have waited to post my review until I had replenished myself.
Maybe I should go check other things I posted yesterday for mistakes:
post #12 of 16
Oh great. I wondered why you were crying about 88ยบ and was looking forward to the pleasant weather as it came east. We're under a heat advisory today. We're going into triple digits!

Oh well, I love cool fall/spring days but I also like extreme temperatures (below zero, above 100). I enjoy the challenge.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Oh well, I love cool fall/spring days but I also like extreme temperatures (below zero, above 100). I enjoy the challenge.
I can handle the below zero, but above 100 (or 85 for that matter) is horrible. It was high 80's and humid all day yesterday, it was already 78 when I woke up at 5:00am. We're supposed to hit 95 today, no thanks.

Remember, you can always put more clothes on, but you can only take so much off.
post #14 of 16
Great you like your bike now bring it out to Utah
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
BWPA, I love my new liquid. I still ride the 4900 for my easy going morning rides a few days a week, but the liquid is definitely the bike for the more aggressive ride.

Today, I went to an Enduro (dirt bike race) with my husband, and while I was waiting at the pit stops, I took the liquid out in the woods, into some virgin trail. Wow, this bike is a confidence builder!!
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
BWPA, I love my new liquid. I still ride the 4900 for my easy going morning rides a few days a week, but the liquid is definitely the bike for the more aggressive ride.

Today, I went to an Enduro (dirt bike race) with my husband, and while I was waiting at the pit stops, I took the liquid out in the woods, into some virgin trail. Wow, this bike is a confidence builder!!
personally I want my trails rode hard, and put away wet. It makes them buffer
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