Getting a new bike : Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike – 2013

I am sure most of you will have read that my Marin Muirwoods 29ER ’09 bike is no more. Due to fixing a big crack in the frame. So I have ordered myself a new bike from Rutland Cycling. Which all going well, I should get at some point this week. I am getting a “Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike – 2013” at a cost of £525. Which I am paying £150 for. My Mum and Dad are paying the rest! Since they know, I could not life without a bike. So big thanks to them for helping to pay for it!!
Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike - 2013

Specification:-

  • Colour: True Blue/Trek White
  • Size: 19″
  • Frame: Alpha Gold Aluminium
  • Fork: SR Suntour NEX MLO, preload adjustable w/lockout, 63mm travel
  • Wheels: Formula aluminium hubs w/Bontrager AT-750 32-hole rims
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager LT2, 700x38c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager LT2, 700x38c
  • Shifters: Shimano Acera, 8 speed trigger
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano M191
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera
  • Chainset: Shimano Acera M361, 48/38/28 w/chainguard
  • Cassette Shimano HG31 12-32, 8 speed
  • Front Brake: Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes w/Tektro adjustable-reach alloy levers, 160mm rotors
  • Rear Brake: Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes w/Tektro adjustable-reach alloy levers, 160mm rotors
  • Brake Levers: Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes w/Tektro adjustable-reach alloy levers, 160mm rotors
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1
  • Seat Post: Bontrager SSR
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Approved Low Riser, 25.4mm, 15mm rise
  • Grips: Bontrager Satellite Gel
  • Stem: Bontrager Approved, aluminium, 15 degree
  • Headset: Semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
  • Pedals: Nylon body w/aluminium cage

Updated my facebook cover photo : 04/03/2013

I have just updated my facebook cover photo. In memory of my Marin Muirwoods 29ER ’09. Which after a good number, years of service. He’s had to go. He was in at Rutland Cycling getting a service and they found a big crack in the frame. I will really miss him. Yes I know it’s only a bike. But we have had so many great times together. I also used the bike while doing the End to End cycle back in 2009. Which I, still would say is one of the best things I have done in my life!!

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facebook timeline 04-03-2013