Trek Reviews and News


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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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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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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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5- or Fuel EX 29-inch Frameset Giveaway – Round 4


Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway – Round 4! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong.

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First Look: RockShox Monarchs now available for Trek and Specialized bikes


Rockshox makes the Monarch and Monarch Plus shocks available for select Trek and Specialized bikes and we get to try it first-hand on our local trails with the Trek Fuel EX 29.

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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5- or Fuel EX 29-inch Frameset Giveaway – Round 3


Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway – Round 3! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong.

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First Look: Trek Fuel EX 27.5 with RE:aktiv suspension


Trek follows up the Fuel 29er with a playful Fuel EX with 27.5 wheels. And they worked with Penske Racing to develop a rear shock that strives to be the best pedaling rear shock available.

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First Look: Trek Slash 9


The Trek Slash 9 is a burly All Mountain bike with 160mm of travel, adjustable Talas front travel and a Mino Link for adjustable geometry.

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Mtbr Cribs: At home with Trek enduro star Ross Schnell


Mtbr gets an inside look at the home base of former Downieville Classic and singlespeed world champion Ross Schnell.

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Video: Trek’s Emily Batty recaps season’s first two XC World Cups


Trek’s Emily Batty is as personable as she is fast—which is to say VERY. See what the young Canadian has to say about the 2014 XC World Cup as it heads to the Czech Republic.

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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5- or Fuel EX 29-inch Frameset Giveaway – Round 2


Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway – Round 2! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway


Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong.

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Trek Remedy 9.8


The new 27.5-inch wheel version of Trek’s venerable Remedy 9.8 delivers just the right dose of travel and performance for the XC rider looking to go bigger.

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Hot News: Trek now testing 27.5 for downhill racing with new Session 650b bike


One of the superpowers of downhill racing, Trek Bicycles revealed today that they are now testing the capabilities of the 27.5 wheel size, which has been the domain of the proven 26er wheel size.

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Compare-O First Look: Trek Remedy 9.8 27.5


Trek boots 26-inch hoops in favor of 27.5s on the all-new 2014 Trek Remedy 9.8. Dressed in premium Bontranger componentry, their full-carbon, 140mm-travel flagship is looking leaner, meaner and readier than ever.

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