Sunday, July 3, 2011

2012 Trek Wahoo* 29er *** "Still Wahoo'in for us mere mortals..."

Frame> Alpha Gold Aluminum, w/G2 Geometry
Fork> SR Suntour XCT V3, 100mm
Crankset> Shimano TX, M171, 42/34/24t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano Altus / (R) Shimano Acera
Hubs> (F) Formula DC20 alloy / (R) Shimano M475 alloy
Rims> Bontrager AT-550, disc
Tires> Bontrager 29-2, 29x2.1"
Brakes> Tektro Novela, mechanical disc
Saddle> Bontrager Evoke 1
Price> an extremely reasonable $575.00
In a world where cycling magazines and other websites tell us we would best be serving ourselves to go out and purchase bicycles that cost well over $3000.00 in some cases, it's nice to know that one can still go out and buy a simple Wahoo and be perfectly happy.

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Anonymous said...

The blue is nice. For a little bit more money you can get the suspension lockout option on the Marlin, the next model up in the line. The green color on the Marlin is neat. All the colors are better for 2012. There was too much flat black and grey for 2011.

Marc Davis said...

I have this bike in a 2012 and love it. Only thing left stock is the frame. Deore hydraulic disck brakes with origin 8 180mm rotor front and origin 8 160mm rear, deore shifters, deore front and rear derailleurs, deore chain, hg50 cassette, deore crank 175mm, 2012 rock shox recon tk gold fork, cane creek zero stack headset, race face deus stem and handlebars, race face good & evil grips, race face evolve seatpost with origin 8 clamp, selle italia seat and dt swiss xr-39 wheels tubless ready with dt swiss xr-39 hubs, schwalbe rocket ron evo 2.25 tubeless ready tires. I love this bike and with me selling all the other components I really only have about $1750 in it including the price of the bike new and a about a $130 is in labor charges and it only weighs 26.5 pounds which is only 3 more pounds than my friends carbon scott that he has about 2 more grand in all together. I really due love this bike the most and I have had many different kinds.