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Old 11-07-19, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by CarloM View Post
Sweet looking fenders! I've always been a bit bummed that the FX S6 doesn't support the racks that Bontrager/Trek makes. Would be super helpful in lugging stuff to/from work.
Yes, no rack mounts on the 6. You could always get a seatpost mounted rack.
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Old 11-07-19, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by csrpenfab View Post
Yes, no rack mounts on the 6. You could always get a seatpost mounted rack.
I could, but since I'd be lugging things to work like a laptop, I'd be worried about the possibility of a seatpost only rack fatiguing/failing and dropping that equipment onto pavement. I'd be more at ease with a rack that contacted the bike at multiple points.
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Old 11-30-19, 06:35 PM
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Hey all. Yesterday, I bought a 2020 FX Sport 4! No pics, yet. Will be picking it up in about a week from my LBS. Will post pics once she's home. Also ordered my wife an Electra Original 7D EQ in this really nice Matte Violet color. Pretty excited!!
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Old 12-01-19, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by urbanOrange View Post
Hey all. Yesterday, I bought a 2020 FX Sport 4! No pics, yet. Will be picking it up in about a week from my LBS. Will post pics once she's home. Also ordered my wife an Electra Original 7D EQ in this really nice Matte Violet color. Pretty excited!!
Congratulations! Can't wait to see it, especially in that color!
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Old 12-09-19, 06:46 PM
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New 2020 FX Sport 4

Just got it home! Lighting isn't the best. I'll try and take some better pics of it and my wife's Electra tomorrow if the weather permits. I equipped it with the Bontrager Ion 200 RT / Flare RT set for daytime riding, NCS fenders, Elite water bottle cage, and the integrated rear mount kickstand. (The fenders are a must where I ride.) They're not mounted in the pic, but I also have a Garmin Edge 830 and a Knog Oi Luxe bell. Upgraded the saddle to a Bontrager Sport. It has the OEM pedals (for now).

Very happy so far!


2020 Trek FX Sport 4
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Old 12-10-19, 07:56 AM
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Looking good enjoy it!
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Old 12-10-19, 11:58 AM
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New 2020 FX Sport 4

Thanks! Here are some additional pics ...






And my wife's new Townie 7D EQ in Matte Violet ...

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Old 12-29-19, 04:16 PM
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Bontrager NCS Fenders on Trek 7.3 FX

Hi folks, 1st post here. I searched but didn't find an answer, and think all FX stuff goes into this thread ... so here goes:

Has anyone had luck installing Bontrager NCS Fenders on a Trek 7.3 FX?

I have a 2009 7.3 FX that has since had it's tires upgraded to 700x38s. I bought the larger NCS Fenders (35-45) and tried installing them this afternoon.

Unfortunately, even after pushing the fender as far out against the seat post, I can barely get enough clearance to mount the rear wheel (I had to disassemble the quick release pin to get the tire back on), and there's no clearance for the wheel to spin. FWIW, I completely loosened the adjustable height columns toward the rear of the rack, to maximize clearance there as well.

I'm puzzled because I've seen suggestions that this pair should fit (removed posts since I can't post URLs until 1 have 10 posts, but one is from Bike Forums, sh00k 's post from last year), but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get more clearance for the wheel).

Appreciate any tips for folks who have successfully mounted these NCS fenders on a 7.3 FX (or who have confirmed it can't be done!).

TIA.
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Old 12-29-19, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by pl804 View Post
Hi folks, 1st post here. I searched but didn't find an answer, and think all FX stuff goes into this thread ... so here goes:

Has anyone had luck installing Bontrager NCS Fenders on a Trek 7.3 FX?

I have a 2009 7.3 FX that has since had it's tires upgraded to 700x38s. I bought the larger NCS Fenders (35-45) and tried installing them this afternoon.

Unfortunately, even after pushing the fender as far out against the seat post, I can barely get enough clearance to mount the rear wheel (I had to disassemble the quick release pin to get the tire back on), and there's no clearance for the wheel to spin. FWIW, I completely loosened the adjustable height columns toward the rear of the rack, to maximize clearance there as well.

I'm puzzled because I've seen suggestions that this pair should fit (removed posts since I can't post URLs until 1 have 10 posts, but one is from Bike Forums, sh00k 's post from last year), but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get more clearance for the wheel).

Appreciate any tips for folks who have successfully mounted these NCS fenders on a 7.3 FX (or who have confirmed it can't be done!).

TIA.
Sounds like you don't have the clearance in the frame to run 38c tires and fenders.You will have to downsize the tires if you want to run the fenders; tires and fenders compete for the same space.
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Old 12-29-19, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk View Post
Sounds like you don't have the clearance in the frame to run 38c tires and fenders.You will have to downsize the tires if you want to run the fenders; tires and fenders compete for the same space.
Doh. Thanks. I removed the fenders and will return them this week. Might be the excuse I needed to get a Priority Bicycle.
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Old 01-13-20, 04:34 PM
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Hello everyone! I own a Trek FX Sport 6 (2019). I took the GAP trail last summer and stock tires on the FX S6 aren't capable of handling in muddy terrain. I would like to put some tires on with better tread. I have no idea where to begin. Any suggestions on how to search for the right size and a good tire?
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Old 01-13-20, 04:43 PM
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I looked back on some past posts and see that a lot of people had the same issue, I am going to go with the GravelKing SK 35c tires.
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Old 01-14-20, 10:06 AM
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I am looking to purchase a set of fenders for a Fx-3 disc. Does anyone know if there’s any other options to consider or are the bontrager ncs fenders basically the best and or only option?
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Old 01-14-20, 11:35 AM
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The Bontrager fenders are definitely not the only option. In fact, I think they lack an important feature: a safety connector on the fender stays. Most fender sets come with a "breakaway" connector for the stays that will essentially "unclip" itself in the event a stick gets lodged in the spokes or something and jams against the stays. It's probably not a particularly high risk event, but this is also one of those things that really cost you nothing in terms of durability or functionality to have on a set of fenders (the "breakaway" connector). I'm really surprised the Bontrager fenders don't have them.

Planet Bike Cascadia fenders are a good option. They have excellent coverage with their long mudflap extensions. I have a set of these on my Giant Roam and they're great fenders. Note the release tabs where the stays mount to the bike.

SKS Bluemel Longboard fenders are also supposed to be very good. I have no personal experience with them.
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Old 01-14-20, 01:16 PM
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Appreciate the info hokiefyd
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Old 01-31-20, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by nikhutchison View Post
I looked back on some past posts and see that a lot of people had the same issue, I am going to go with the GravelKing SK 35c tires.
I don't know the depth of the mud you were mentioning in your previous post, GravelKing SK (hence the name) is for gravel, you will need deeper tyre tread grooves for mud...

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I am looking to purchase a set of fenders for a Fx-3 disc. Does anyone know if there’s any other options to consider or are the bontrager ncs fenders basically the best and or only option?
Plenty of options...

Everything About The Best Touring Bike Fenders & Mudguards

https://www.cyclingabout.com/mudguar...cycle-touring/

List of Fender and Mudguard Manufacturers for Bicycle Touring

https://www.cyclingabout.com/list-of...cycle-touring/

SKS Bluemels Longboard are nice and cheap, Bluemels Longboard 35 are for up to 28 mm tyres, Bluemels Longboard 45 are for up to 37 mm tyres:

https://www.sks-germany.com/en/produ...-35-black-set/

https://www.sks-germany.com/en/produ...-45-black-set/

The best fenders/mudguards are aluminium, but they are not cheap, for example Velo Orange:

https://velo-orange.com/collections/...smooth-fenders

Or more expensive, René Herse:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop...mm-tires-pair/
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Hi,


I'm going to replace my current bike (Zenith Calea CMP) and I'm between these two models:


Trek FX 3 Disc (2019) vs. Trek FX 4 (2019)


To the people that tested both, what are the difference/impressions you've got between them?

Do you know the difference about tire models?


FX3: Bontrager H2 Hard-case Lite, 700x32c

FX4: Bontrager AW1 Hard-Case Lite, 700x32c


Thanks,

Mariano
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Old 02-07-20, 01:06 PM
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IIRC, the H series has little knobs on the tires, the AW is slicker (All-Weather) and the R series (Road) is perfectly smooth for road use.
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Old 02-07-20, 05:04 PM
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you remove your reflectors, urbanOrange? maybe you only ride paths or never at night, but seems like a wild decision.
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you remove your reflectors, urbanOrange? maybe you only ride paths or never at night, but seems like a wild decision.
Nice catch. I did in those pictures, but I put them back on shortly after for safety reasons.
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Added Garmin Varia radar

Added the Garmin Varia RTL510 radar (which really works great!) ...

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^interested to hear what you think of that after a couple months. you ride in the city? sounds like it could be great for safety, but i'm concerned it would just constantly be saying there's a car behind you.

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Nice catch. I did in those pictures, but I put them back on shortly after for safety reasons.
indeed does create a clean look. but glad you replaced them. reflectors are astoundingly bright when caught by headlights.
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[QUOTE=cloemans;21314605]Hi,


I'm going to replace my current bike (Zenith Calea CMP) and I'm between these two models:


Trek FX 3 Disc (2019) vs. Trek FX 4 (2019)


To the people that tested both, what are the difference/impressions you've got between them?

[...]

I bought a 2018 FX S4 after testing an FX 3 (non-disc). Obviously things might be different for the 2019. Here are the differences I noticed:
- 2X10 Tiagra on the FX S4 vs 3x8 (I think?) on the FX 3 with the next cheaper line from Shimano. (I think the FX 3 is 2x9 for 2020, not sure about 2019).
- More upright posture on the FX 3 vs slightly more forward on the FX S4.
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I've had the AW1 tires before and was thoroughly satisfied with them. They wore well and had few flats
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Do you not know aluminum is impossible to paint ?
That is an interesting statement.
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