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By the time you get the bike looking similar to the latter, you'd be better off buying the latter. The fork controls part of the geometry and changing the fork will make it different. Also, you need access to tools for replacing the fork (lets leave aside the different types of headsets for now, since that is part of the aesthetic). Then, you need to buy a ...


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The rims spec'd with a lot of new Trek bikes (including yours) are "Tubeless ready". This means that you can run tubeless, but you can also run regular old tires with tubes (i.e. clinchers). The primary advantage of running a tubeless tire (which will be marked as tubeless) is that you can run a lower pressure without getting pinch flats, which is ...


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Many tyres can be made to work without a tube, but tubeless tyres tend to work fine with tubes. The bead of a tubeless tyre is smooth and moulded more accurately than non-tubeless tyres, to form a tighter seal with tubeless-compatible rims. You may be able to achieve tubeless running with a non-tubeless tyre, but it's likely you will need to use more ...


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Some general advice: The bend/wobble is likely nothing to worry about and you can search this site or Google for how to true a wheel. If there's less than 1mm of un-true-ness, I wouldn't even worry about truing it. A new wheelset will likely cost more than the bike, and since it sounds like you have a perfectly good one on the bike already it's hard to ...


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I'd say that making sure the wheels are pre-stressed should be a standard part of a bike shop's prep of a bike. If you know that your customers are going to come back with wheel that are out of true, why not get it right before the bike goes out the door?


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Typically lower-level wheels are machine built and oftentimes not pre stressed. When you ride the bike, the nipples and spokes will seat themselves into the rim or the hub, changing their length and tension slightly. After a couple rides they will need to be trued. Once or twice is fairly common.


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I'd say it can be normal because there are many factors can stress a wheel and depends on the quality of the wheels, they might need to be trued again. There's an article about how they build wheels at Bontrager: Inside Bontrager Wheel Factory. tldr; Expensive wheels are trued, stressed, trued, and stressed again, trued again. Your wheels were trued in the ...



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