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Old 06-06-2017, 01:01 AM
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Trek Boone 52cm

Cross bike, still trying stuff out and seeing what I like/don't like.

Road pedals on for these pics because I forgot my mtb shoes for an after work ride with coworkers and I only had my road shoes.









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Old 06-06-2017, 05:12 PM
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Nice!!!
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:11 AM
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looks great!

somehow I missed that Trek started making this color. it's really something. classy, but with just a touch of flair. overall, they've kept the Boone and Crockett frames very fun, and I like that.

anyway, awesome build. enjoy!
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:44 AM
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Sharp bike, and one that must be versatile. I've got friends who rip on that for CX and also do long/extended dirt rd riding, etc. happily. Can you feel the decoupler?
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:40 PM
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:56 PM
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Thanks, all!

The decoupler is pretty weird at first when I get on the bike for the first couple miles. The flex from the seatmast and the much lower tire pressure than my evo makes it feel like I have a flat until I get used tot hat feeling.
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:00 PM
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Looks sick man!
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:56 PM
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Really clean build, and I really dig the look of that frame.

What brakes are those (specifically the front -- can't tell if front and rear are both the same), and would you recommend them?

I'm considering switching from canti's over to mini v's on my own cross bike and like the look of the ones you've got installed.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:59 PM
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Looks sick man!
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Really clean build, and I really dig the look of that frame.

What brakes are those (specifically the front -- can't tell if front and rear are both the same), and would you recommend them?

I'm considering switching from canti's over to mini v's on my own cross bike and like the look of the ones you've got installed.
TRP CX 8.4

They're incredibly powerful. I had TRP RevoX before this, and while those were good brakes, mini v are in their own field. I almost went over the bars in the parking lot after I put the brakes on and pulled the front brake for the first time.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:33 PM
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Nice looking rig.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:43 PM
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TRP CX 8.4

They're incredibly powerful. I had TRP RevoX before this, and while those were good brakes, mini v are in their own field. I almost went over the bars in the parking lot after I put the brakes on and pulled the front brake for the first time.
Good to know. I just ordered a pair of the TRP CX9's after reading recommendations on other forums. I am optimistic they will be better than the cheap canti's I have currently installed
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:48 AM
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ahh, very cool bike. i love seeing rim brakes alive and well.

what do you mean by "decoupler" by the way??

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The decoupler is pretty weird at first when I get on the bike for the first couple miles.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:59 AM
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ahh, very cool bike. i love seeing rim brakes alive and well.

what do you mean by "decoupler" by the way??
Trek has a pivot point at the seat tube/top tube junction that they call an "Isospeed Decoupler"
This means that the seat and top tubes aren't actually bonded together but joined by this bearing/pivot system which gives you huge compliance in the saddle. The Boone is incredibly comfortable over almost anything but when switching between a normal rigid bike and it you get this weird floating sensation that feels like a flat tire due to the Isospeed working and smoothing out the ride under you
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