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 Post subject: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:41 am 
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After 3 months of paying the frame off, i finally got to take it home today. I only had limited views of it while it was at the shop however since getting it home and looking at it in natural light, i am super happy! I'm aiming to have it finished before the new year.

The bike will not be a real weight weenie, however if i can get it to under 6.8kg then i'll be happy.

The build list so far
Frame: Trek Domane - Koppenberg Edition
Headset: FSA
Seat: BONTRAGER SERANO RXL CARBON ROAD
Stem: Ritchey Superlogic C260
Bars: BONTRAGER RACE X LITE ISOZONE

Still to come

Brakes: DA 9000
Front derailleur: DA Di2 9070
Rear derailleur: DA Di2 9070
Crankset: DA 9000
Chain: DA
Shifters: DA di2 9070
Cassette: DA
Wheels: Enve Classic 45's (might change these in the new year to 303's)

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:48 am 
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That is the first modern Trek I have seen that I actually like.

I wonder how well that linkage works. I hope you plan to ride it on the RVV.

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:13 am 
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A bit heavy but beautifull, i like the red in this bike! I would change the stem or slam it! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:16 pm 
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Love this frame. Basically a beefed up Emonda. The only thing Domane about it is the "isospeed" linkage in the seat cluster. Other than that, it's got Emonda geometry all the way. Before you build it all up, can we get a couple close ups of the rear derailleur hanger. It's stainless steel and integrated into the frame I believe. It's permanent and non replaceable. Stiff as heck to help ward off any ghost shifting over the cobbles. This is going to be a beautiful and rare build. Nice job! Looking forward to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:29 pm 
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The only Trek frame that I would buy to be honest. Looks to be a nice build.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:09 am 
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Calnago wrote:
Love this frame. Basically a beefed up Emonda. The only thing Domane about it is the "isospeed" linkage in the seat cluster. Other than that, it's got Emonda geometry all the way. Before you build it all up, can we get a couple close ups of the rear derailleur hanger. It's stainless steel and integrated into the frame I believe. It's permanent and non replaceable. Stiff as heck to help ward off any ghost shifting over the cobbles. This is going to be a beautiful and rare build. Nice job! Looking forward to it.


I'm away with work next week and i have sent the frame back to get the BB fitted.
Youre right about the hanger. I have taken a bit of a risk however having owned 1/2 a dozen bikes over 10 years I have never had a broken hanger yet.....touch wood. I'll post some close ups next week.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:20 am 
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Hmmm... ok. Really isn't much to the BB. It's a slipfit with the weather shield going in first, the bearings going on both sides, then the cranks just go right through, set preload, and done. About as easy as it gets. There's a bit more to it with a Campy install. Anwyay, will be looking forward to the completed build.

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:29 am 
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I was told it needed a press tool to do it......not costing me anything so its not a big deal. Hopefully within a month it will be finished.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:01 am 
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Yeah, I guess it helps to have the press and bearing bushings, although it's not really an interference fit (pressfit), so that will ensure they seat everything nice and square etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:06 pm 
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In many ways this would be the ideal bike for me, just a shame the smallest size available is a 56cm. Can't wait to see the finished build.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:07 pm 
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I agree with Spanielson. I would normally ride a 56 in the domane, but the fit is so aggressive, i wouldn't be able to make the Koppenberg work for me. :cry:

Also, great job on the pics. When i look at any of the bikes on the Trek web site, the pics do nothing for me. I don't know why bike manufacturers don't use legit photographers and real pictures of their bikes. Your pics would actually make me go to the LBS and check one out.

Looking forward to seeing your build.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:22 pm 
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nice choice, it's worth the dollars. I've put about 8k miles on mine and loving it. It's like a cross/mtn/road bike that is still fast, and yes someone will ask why your fork is backwards

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:36 am 
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zzmkdw wrote:
I agree with Spanielson. I would normally ride a 56 in the domane, but the fit is so aggressive, i wouldn't be able to make the Koppenberg work for me. :cry:

Also, great job on the pics. When i look at any of the bikes on the Trek web site, the pics do nothing for me. I don't know why bike manufacturers don't use legit photographers and real pictures of their bikes. Your pics would actually make me go to the LBS and check one out.

Looking forward to seeing your build.

I agree with the photos. Trek doesn't do themselves any favours with the way they photograph their bikes. Maybe they're so big that they dont have to worry about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Koppenberg
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:09 am 
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Like a lot of bikes here, its not really WW but hopefully you guys are like me and enjoy the pics and the stories that come with them

My new bike is almost complete. I have some DA brakes sitting under the tree and i have promised the Minister of Home Affairs that they will remain there until the 25th. I am really busting a gut to get them on the bike but if the kids can wait for their presents then i can too (her words, not mine)!

I did mange to take it for a quick spin around the block and the ride was great....very smooth. My position needs to be dialed in a little but if feels really good. The only real change i might make is to swap the 110 stem for a 100. I have tried a Ritchey c260 stem and a Bontrager XXX stem but i think the XXX stem is a better look so i will go with that.

The photos i have taken dont really do the bike justice. In the flesh its a very impressive looking frame which is a hard thing for me to say. I have been a huge brand snob in the past and i always thought Trek wasn't really sexy brand, however this frame has completely changed my mind.

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Bit of a porker (still have the brakes to add) :shock:
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40c in Perth today and my little mate was sweating it out with me in the garage handing me tools...he's happy with it
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A bit of enve here..... you have class.


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