Stumpjumper FSR Disc or TREK Fuel 90 disc????

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by News.Datacom.Ch, Apr 18, 2003.

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  1. Good morning!

    I am in between a rock and a hard place! Being a TREK rider for almost 8 years (totally unsuspended
    TREK 8000 bike) I am about to buy a fully.

    At the moment I am checking out a/m bikes. Who can give me some advice? Does anyone ride one of them
    and has terrain experience?

    Looking forward to your answers


    Swiss rider

  2. peterjd66

    peterjd66 New Member

    Nov 19, 2003
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    I just upgraded my C'Dale f400 hardtail to a 2003 Trek Fuel 90 (non disc) - I was surprised how well the Fuel climbed, in fact I would say it climbed better than my hardtail. Downhill just flies and the Fox really sucks up the gnarly terrain. I can bunnyhop much better on the Fuel and find myself trying to get as much air as I can. Have not tried a big drop but this isn't a freeride bike. I have one small suggestion about the disc brakes - everyone swears by them and I have tried the Hayes but after talking to a few people they suggested going with the Avid SD7's V-brakes and of course I was truly skeptical until I tried them out. They were a fantastic upgrade and worth the paltry price I paid (under $80 Cdn). I find the stopping power in these to be as good as the discs I tried but not as great when wet although they still work great wet - also, the dial levers are awesome and I can stop from any speed fast with one finger - hence the name "single digit". V-brakes are lighter than disc or mechs and a few hundred dead presidents cheaper. Just my 2 cents worth.

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