Fastest bike in Trans-Sylvania Epic pro men’s race

Trek Top Fuel helps Justin Lindine score third career TSE overall title

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Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

2017 Trans-Sylvania Epic winner Justin Lindine rides a Trek Top Fuel 9.9. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine (NBX/Apex/Hyperthreads) powered to his third career Trans-Sylvania Epic victory this past weekend. He’s competed in the five-day mountain bike stage race in State College, Pennsylvania seven of the eight times it has been held. We took a look at the bike he used for the four cross country stages of the race. Like many of the top contenders, he used a different bike for the enduro stage.

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

Justin Lindine powered to his third career Trans-Sylvania Epic victory. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

“It’s my usual set up except that I bring the more durable TNT versions of my tires and set my suspension slightly stiffer to deal with the repeated rock hits that you encounter here,” said Lindine, when asked if he made any changes to his Trek Top Fuel for the Trans-Sylvania Epic.

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

Vittoria Barzo 29er tires (2.25”) are on the front and rear. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

He runs a full SRAM XX1 11-speed drivetrain with a 34-tooth chainring. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

A Reynolds prototype front wheel. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

A Reynolds prototype rear wheel. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

A Reynolds hub is on the rear. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

A SRAM XX1 rear derailleur and 11-42 cassette are out back. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

An Industry Nine hub is on the front. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

TRP brakes are on the front and rear. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

The cockpit. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

A Fox Factory SC fork handles front suspension. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

There’s no mistaking which bike is Justin Lindine’s – his name is on it. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

A Fox Float shock, with remote bar-mounted lockout, handles rear suspension. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel

A view of Justin Lindine’s Trek Top Fuel from the front. Photo courtesy of Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team

To learn more about this bike head to www.trekbikes.com. For more on the race visit outdoorexperience.org.

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