Trek Reviews and News


Trek Roscoe and X-Caliber hardtails reviewed


Trek’s budget-friendly hardtails have evolved on two distinct paths, an affordable XC steed and a fun trail machine. Born out of the same frame, find out how these two bikes compare.

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Ryan “R-Dog” Howard carves up Sunshine Coast


Freestyle mountain biking is an expression of creativity. The same lines can be ridden by hundreds of riders, but only those with the mark of greatness can bring a distinct style to the biggest terrain. R-Dog is one of those riders.

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Video: Casey Brown journeys deep into B.C. wilderness


Beneath the staggering peaks and glacial formations of British Columbia’s most rugged mountains, rustic trails and massive granite slabs are revealed as the snow melts for a few short months each year.

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Five bikes we’d rather own (and cost less) than an iPhone X


The new iPhone retails for a thousand dollars or more. Turns out, you can get a whole lot of bike for that kind of money. Here’s our five favorites.

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Tracy Moseley’s Downieville report


After a storied pro DH racing career, Tracy Moseley recently took her first crack at California’s famed Downieville Classic. Here’s her report from deep in the Lost Sierra.

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Brandon Semenuk throwing down in his backyard


Is Brandon Semenuk the best mountain biker alive? Watch and decide.

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2018 Trek Powerfly FS 130mm e-bike


The Trek line of e-bikes continuous to evolve with better integration and better components for the mountain bike experience.

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2018 Trek Fuel and Remedy with Thru Shaft


Currently thru shaft suspension technology is used at the highest levels of motorsports. But now Trek is bringing this concept to mountain bikes in their Re:aktiv with Thru Shaft line of bikes.

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Video: Cam McCaul riding wild


In hidden corners of the western United States, there are still landscapes of untouched, wild, and roaring trails. In this second installment of the C3 Project Summer Video Series, Cam McCaul sets out to tame them.

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Fastest bikes at Vail GoPro Mountain Games


Last weekend saw a bevy of MTB racing action at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado. Click through to see an expansive photo gallery of the bikes that carried riders to enduro and cross-country victory.

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


Justin Lindine powered to his third career Trans-Sylvania Epic victory this past weekend. Here’s a look at the bike he used for the four cross country stages of the stage race.

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Trek Farley EX 9.8 fat bike review


While the Farley EX 9.8 resides within Trek’s fat bike family, its capabilities reach far beyond winter thanks to a unique design. Check out the Mtbr long term review.

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Revamped Trek Session adds 29er option


Trek’s pursuit of downhill speed has led to a longer, stiffer, Session. A 29er version has been added as well to now that components have caught up with the demands of the big wheel.

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Video: Trek Powerfly 8 FS review


The Powerfly 8 is Trek’s 130mm travel full suspension e-bike. Based off the Fuel EX-platform, this bike is fully compliant with e-bike regulations and performs well on the trail.

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NICA high school mountain biking more than just sport


The most popular sport at Corner Canyon High School isn’t football or soccer—it’s mountain biking. Earlier this year, Trek traveled to Draper, Utah, to meet the CCHS Chargers and make a film about mountain bike racing.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Enduro Bikes


This is a crowded field that has pushed the envelope of our sport. These bikes allow us to ride radical terrain at high speeds — and go uphill with relative efficiency, too.

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Trek boss offers president-elect Trump advice


We don’t often interject politics into mountain biking, but we couldn’t pass on sharing John Burke’s 12 Simple Solutions to Save America.

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Trek Powerfly 9 FS Plus e-bike first ride review


The Powerfly series is Trek’s initial entry into the eMTB market. It’s their best selling range of bikes in the European market and is making making its U.S. debut. Click through to learn more and read our first ride impressions.

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Trek pledges over $1 million to kids MTB race league


Trek Bicycle is expanding its support of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, pledging more than $1 million in contributions over the next five years.

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2017 Trek Slash 29er first look


Trek proudly showed us its newest Enduro racing bike, the Slash 29er sporting 150mm of rear travel. It had to be carbon and had to have 29er wheels to put forward their best effort in the category.

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2017 Trek Remedy first ride


Previously available in 27.5 and 29er, the new Remedy is now just a 27.5 bike now to simplify the line and focus on the fun side of the bike.

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2017 Trek Fuel EX first ride


The Fuel EX is Trek’s #1 selling bike so its design has stayed the course for many years. But for 2017, Trek takes some risks and pushes the bike into longer, slacker and more aggressive horizons.

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René Wildhaber’s EWS Trek Slash Race Bike


René Wildhaber has been a mainstay on the enduro circuit for years. His input was critical in the development of the Slash and his race bike features a number of novel storage solutions

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Tracy Moseley’s EWS winning Trek Remedy 29er


Tracy Moseley is a former DH World Champ and the reigning EWS Champion. She recently retired from racing full time, but is still attending select events. We caught up with her recently to discuss her bike setup and more.

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Trek Fuel EX 27.5 Plus joins wide wheel fray


Trek’s beloved Fuel EX is now available in plus sized trims. In addition to larger volume tires, the frame also received frame and suspension changes.

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Trek Farley EX full suspension fat bike


Fat bikes may have been introduced for winter riding, but new full suspension models like the Farley EX are designed for year-round adventures.

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2016 Trek Dirt Series schedule


North America’s first, longest-running and leading women’s mountain bike camp, the Trek Dirt Series, launched registration for 2016 onMarch 1 and has already seen 500 participants sign up.

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Trek Farley 9.8 fat bike review


With an actual weight of 23.9 pounds (size medium) and a $4700 price tag, it’s clear Trek’s top-of-the-line Farley 9.8 fat bike is no lumbering giant. But is that thoroughbred pedigree enough to justify the price?

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 1


From lightweight racers, to budget friendly cruisers, to do-it-all rigs, these are the fat bikes you need to know about.

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Best new mountain bikes of 2015


The Mtbr staff has ridden everything from electric assist fat bikes to ultra light cross-country whippets this past year. But which ones made our Best of 2015 list?

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Top Ten Most Popular MTBR Articles of 2015


A look back at some of the most viewed articles and features of the year including flat pedals, affordable bikes. lights, armor, Specialized, Trek and more.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the crazy competitive cross-country racer


If low weight, speed and efficiency are what matters most, these 10 gifts should be on your holiday shopping list.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: The best kid’s bikes and gear


For the little biker on your holiday shopping list, here are 15 great gift ideas ranging from balance bikes, fat bikes, and BMX bikes, to helmets, jerseys, and hydration packs.

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The Athertons leave GT, join Trek Factory Racing Team


After a successful tenure at GT bikes, the Atherton family (along with up and coming racer Taylor Vernon) have signed a new three year contract to race for Trek.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000


27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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First Look: Trek Fuel EX Jr kids trail bike


Trek harnessed all its design, manufacturing and suspension expertise to design a bike for kids, using the 26-inch platform and designing geometry and suspension valving specifically for kids from 4’4″ to 5′ tall.

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Review: Trek Stache 9


With its big, meaty Bontrager tires, nimble hardtail design with stubby 420mm chainstays, and attractive $3700 price tag, is the Stache 9 an affordable alternative to a full-suspension trail bike?

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First Ride Review: Trek Pro Caliber 9.9 29er XC bike


Sub-20 pounds right out of the box, this race-ready bike needs no upgrades. But how does the Isospeed decoupler handle bumps large and small?

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News: Trek to start selling bikes online


Trek has fired the opening shot in the evolving retail wars as they unveiled the first revision of their Consumer Direct model. Consumers can buy bikes online and pick it up at a local retailer. Components and accessories can be shipped directly to the consumer.

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Trek Procaliber SL, Top Fuel and Fuel EX 29 revamped


Turning its focus on its cross-country racing bikes, Trek made some significant changes to its XC line. Most notable is the introduction of the Isospeed coupler in to the Procaliber hardtail line.

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First Ride Review: 2015 Trek Stache 9


Not too fat, not too thin, the Angry Singlespeeder thinks Trek’s new Stache is just right. Check out his first ride review.

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Sea Otter: Manufacturers putting real resources into kids bikes


Sea Otter Classic reveals growth in pint-sized mountain bikes designed with geometry and components made just for junior.

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Sea Otter: Cross-country race bike round up


With full-suspension, short-travel cross country bikes weighing in lighter than ever, and pedaling with near-hardtail efficiency, we’re seeing pro racers and weekend warriors alike choose the extra squish. Here are some the newest choices coming into the market.

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Review: Trek Superfly SS singlespeed 29er


The Angry Singlespeeder puts Trek’s budget-friendly one-gear bike through its paces. See if he was still angry at the end of his ride.

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Photo Gallery: Bikes of the Global Fat Bike Summit


See what was on display at this gathering of all things fat in Jackson, Wyoming.

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Bike Review: 2015 Trek Lush Carbon 27.5


The 2015 Trek Lush Carbon 27.5 features all-new, women’s only tech and it’s dressed to impress.

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Featured: Trek Fuel EX 7 29


The Trek Fuel EX 7 is a contender with its very capable Fuel lineage and reasonable $2,629 price.

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In the Queue: A look at what’s new in Mtbr’s review hopper


In the Queue: Mtbr’s new weekly look at gear we’re testing, staring with product from Trek, American Classic, Absolute Black, Gates Carbon Drive, Magellan, Cleary and more.

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Race: 2014 Taxco Urban Downhill bike check


Race Coverage: On the eve of the Taxco Urban Downhill Race, Jon Buckell shows us his specially-prepped Santa Cruz V10 and the bikes of some of his competitors.

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First Look: 2015 Trek Slash Carbon 27.5


The Trek Slash line expands its versatile and capable All Mountain bruiser with carbon frames and innovative spec.

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