Bloober wrote:Does anyone know the frame weights of the 2011 or 2010 models?
I dont think i've ever seen a frame weight for an EX. But considering the full bike weighs around 28lbs with a fairly heavy stock finishing kit and wheelset i'd predict it'd be pretty decent.
Bloober wrote:Would the alloy VS magnesium EVO link save much weight?
I guess it depends on your idea of weight saving. I doubt it'd be a noticeable difference though.
Bloober wrote:I have read a lot of instances where people have cracked their Trek Fuel EX frame - would this result in a nasty crash or would you just be able to stop after hearing/seeing it?
I've not heard of a EX frame suffering from a catastrophic failure, usually cracks around the BB shell and rear triangle. 1 thing to consider in this regard is Trek's great reputation for warranty and replacement... more than a few times i've heard of people getting a nice (sometimes carbon) upgrade on a cracked frame).
Bloober wrote:Can somebody who has tried the ABP and DRCV shock against Maestro shed some light on if it is just all a big marketing gimmick or it actually works?
I haven't ridden a Maestro bike before, but I have had a little go on an 09 EX8 and the DRCV rear shock is a noticeable improvement. You only have to read the reviews from the professionals to see the praise the new shock gets.
Bloober wrote:How would a Trek Fuel EX compare to a Trance or Anthem in terms of ride characteristics?
Well the EX8 won What Mountain Bik's Bike Of The Year, nuff said?