|Frame||Trek Alpha Gold Series aluminum w/G2 Geometry, sliding vertical dropouts|
|Fork||RockShox Reba RL w/G2 offset, 100mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Mustang, tubeless-ready|
|Tires||Bontrager 29-1 Expert, 29 x 2.2|
|Crankset||Truvativ FireX 1.1G|
|Handlebars||Bontrager low riser|
|Stem||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 1|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 1 disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 2|
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I have been mountain biking 2 seasons. I bought a used Trek Cobia and bought this as a backup bike after seeing it on clearance. I hate hearing the chain bouncing off the chain stay on my Cobia. Oobvuously not an issue with the Rig. It is so quiet! The Fox fork is simply amazing compared to my Rock Shop Recon silver. I paid just over $1100 for the bike and the shock retails for close to $800! No brainer. I am now looking to upgrade my Cobia shock! I was a little worried about the dropouts after researching the bike, but the number of complaints seemed few considering the amount of sales s I took a chance. I went over the bike upon delivery and cranked down on the rear dropouts and immediately stripped the Allen heads on the cheap bolts. I replaced them. With stainless and so far no unwanted moment after 30 miles of riding some very challenging terrain, jumping log overs etc. Oddly my bontrager bars are not formed properly. A quick trip to the shop and they agreed and began the warranty process on them. The original tires quite honestly are a joke and were the first thing I upgraded. Aside from that this bike is quite capable right out of the box.
I liked the frame geo an fit, it was comfortable and fun to ride. Then after a few weeks the rear wheel kept moving. There are some many threads on MTBR about this problem so won't repeat, I'll just say that it was a total buzz kill made the bike useless. You think you are getting a deal until you notice that the wheels need frequent truing because they are soo poor, crankset wears out quickly, saddle is torture, the tires are an absolute joke...Well, you can count on the fox fork, right? Wrong!! Fork has a design flaw with the foam ring below the air piston, oil migrates into the air chamber--all of it! Another long thread on this on MTBR. This bike wins for most negative posts about frame and components on MTBR, I can't believe they still find suckers to buy this bike. I would not recommend this or Trek, or the LBS where I purchased this because they never heard or know of any problems--to anyone. It is experiences like this that drive customers to buy bikes online. easily the worst bike and worst buying and service experience in my 20 years riding mountain bikes.
Sometimes you just want a simple worry-free ride. The Rig does that and more. I might suggest the 29-2 tires for a bit more grip but otherwise I have a blast with my Rig.
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