Anyone ride a GF HiFi Pro or Delux? Interested in this bike and I am trying to get a non professional bike reviewer's opinion.
GF Hi-Fi Pro
No, but John Foley won the Root 66 Pro/Cat1 open overall on one.Jam Econo
don't have a high fi but i do have a GF rig singlespeed and IMHO no one does 29er geometry better than Gary Fisher, oops, now Trek, Gary Fisher Signature. if i had the cash i'd be so totally into a new Trek GF Superfly Elite.
Same as Jacques here: I have a Rig singlespeed and I like it.
I once broke the frame and was offered a replacement no questions asked. But that was when it was a Gary Fisher and they had a lifetime warranty. I don't believe the Trek Gary Fisher signatures whatever have the same warranties.
that is a great bike, but not so thrilled with the complete takeover of Trek, but I guess it's always been a Trek since Gary sold out long ago.
He definitely has the geometry dialed in on the niners I would say
Trek, UGH, had an warranty issue with them two decades ago, can't seem to let that one go
I have 2010 the 29er Hi Fi pro. I like it a lot.
Quibbles: the notorious Elixir rear brake shudder. Thicker rotor and decentering the calipers fixed that problem.
Forward seat tube to minimize chainstay length makes it hard to get the seat back where I like it. YMMV
Stock bars and just silly wide
Can't fit a large bottle in a medium.
No compression adj on the fork.
Upside; light, mostly excellent spec., rides great with the propedal.
What do you mean by "no compression adj on the fork"?
What brand of fork has an compression adjustment? I would like to know so I can do my research.
Manitou Minute, now Tower, has adjustable compression damping via the Absolute+ damper. I just installed the warranty fix for the early model "click", and am amazed by how well the fork works. Doesn't bob climbing or out of the saddle, but completely plush on the downhills. So I guess it does what it is advertised to do.
My 2010 model that I bought just over a year ago has an OEM Fox 100mm RL fork. Nice fork. Prior bike had a Fox RLC 29 and found adjusting the compression damping to be useful. Some perspective: Adjusting spring rate (shock air pressure) and rebound damping are about 10 times more important. Some other posters on this forum may have a different opinion.
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