Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gary Fisher Sawyer

Trek is finally shipping a bike I have been waiting for for a long time, the Sawyer from the Fisher Collection.  This is a killer looking cruiser 29er.  It comes set up as a geared bike with nicely speced parts, but features sliding dropouts and split rear triangle for SS and even belt compatibility. 

This is a seriously good looking bike.  Priced at the very reasonable $1299.99 these offer a lot of style for the money. 

We have two 17.5" bikes, and a 19" bike allocated for us.  The 21" bikes are also available.  Give us a shout if you'd like to make one yours!


Wally Kilburg said...

I've seen the Van Dessel WTF up close already and its just about this one's twin but much more reasonably priced - at least the frame set is.

I do like these bikes. The WTF is designed for drops or flat bars - I was just thinking how a set of the new Ragley Luxy off road bars might work on one.

Ben said...

I like the WTF as well, although the gray prototypes looked way better than the available green in my opinion. There are some pretty big differences between these and the WTF though, things like tire clearance and suspension compatibility are pretty big ones. I think the Sawyer offers a fair price for the component quality. Most of the bike is generally run of the mill parts, but they are all pretty nice. It is the frameset that is the big winner, but the grouppo should do the job nicely for a lot of folks.

Ben said...

I really liked how the WTF looked set up at Interbike last year. I'll see if I can find a pic. It was set up roadie drivetrain with WTB Nano tires and leather bar tape and a Brooks. My kind of build and bike.

Wally Kilburg said...

They are different frames but ones with many similarities. The WTF, I think, provides more options as far as configuration. The bright green/yellow color isn't an issue for me - it closely matches one of my motorcycles. The website shows a more subdued silver gray model but no availability as of yet.

I do like the Sawyer. I wish for a few changes to it and wish you cold get it was a frame and fork. I like the look of the frame, probably more so than the WTF but I like the versatility of the WTF more. Bike companies always present compromises.

Ben said...

I do really wish they offered this in the frameset only. I have a vision of a true 29er cruiser with big swept back bars, big ole fatty tires, single speed, and a sprung Brooks.

Maybe with some fenders.