My new ultimate extreme cross country trail bike! Customized 2008 Trek Fuel EX9. Bike: 2008 Trek Fuel EX9 17.5", Fork: 2008 Fox Talas 36 RC2, Headset: Chris King Dread Set, Brakes: 2008 Shimano XT 180mm-F and 170mm-R, Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite 60mm 7 deg. rise, Bars: Stock Bontrager Race Lite 650mm 40mm rise 7deg. sweep O.S., Grips: ODI Ruffian Lockons, Wheels: Bontrager Rhythm Elite 20mm Front Wheel – Q/R Rear Wheel Tubeless, Tires: Maxxis Advantage 2.4 Front and Bontrager Jones XC 2.2 Rear both ran tubeless, Cranks: Stock 2008 Shimano XT, Pedal: Shimano XTR, Chain: Shimano XTR 9spd, Cassette: Shimano XT 11-32, Front Derailleur: Stock 2008 Shimano XT, Rear Derailleur: 2008 Shimano XTR Shadow SGS Cage, Shifters: Shimano XTR, Shock: Stock 2008 Fox Float RP23, Seatpost: Stock Bontrager Race Lite 31.6, Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Ti 135g (really 144g), Bottle Cage: Blackburn Carbon. As is with everything listed here this bike weighs in at 28.8 pounds and it could be made lighter really easy. This bike stock with it’s Fox Talas 32 RL and pedals weighed in at 28 pounds. The Talas 36 I installed is a little over a pound heavier than the stock Talas 32 RL I took off. Not bad! 😃
I dig it!