Tag: Marin Muirwoods 29ER ’09

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


  • 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

Thursday – 25th June 2009

I have just gone and ordered myself a new bike from the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Operative. It’s set me back £549.99, so thank god for credit cards. Which means to say it off, I do at least 9 days of teaching First Aid Courses and not the spend the money on anything else! As long, as I have paid at least half of it off before going End to End cycle in August I will be happy. I can’t wait till I get it, all going well I will have it, before the end of next week. The bike I have gone for is the Marin Muirwoods 29ER ’09.

Tuesday – 23rd June 2009

Today I got up at 6:00am. So that I would have time, to get showed, have some breakfast. Before Alex come around to give us both a lift to train station in Grantham to get the 7:25am National Express East Coast service to Edinburgh Waverley. Oh I guess, I should say why we went to Edinburgh, that’s because we were teaching First Aid Course, for Pizza Hut. The train got us into Edinburgh 11:09am, but the course did not start till 2pm. So we dropped the gear off at the Pizza Hut. Then went for a nice walk around Edinburgh. The weather was great, the best weather I have ever been to Edinburgh in. I think, it at least 24C if not hotter.

So to kill the 3 hours we had before the course started, we went looking for the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Operative. I have got many things from them before, but only on-line. It’s the first time that I have been into their shop. I could not believe how big it was. Oh and thanks to Alex I have made up my mind, what new bike I am going to get for doing the End to End cycle. I am going to get a Marin Muirwoods 29ER ’09. It will need to wait, till I have paid off the car road TAX that is on my credit card.

Once done looking at all the great stuff at the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Operative. It was back out into the sun to walk back to the Pizza Hut, to get some food. Then start the course, the course had just 7 people on it. I am glad it did not have any more. The room we were in, did not have any air-con, it was HOT to say the least!!! Everyone said the course was very good. Only bad comments we got was how hot the room was.

Once the course was done, it was back to the Edinburgh Waverley, to get the 7pm National Express East Coast service back to Grantham. I was so glad when I was back home and in bed.

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