Trek Reviews and News

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, Enter Now!

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Trek Remedy 9.8 27.5/650b a gateway to long-travel bliss

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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Trek Re-Ups Sponsorship with Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps

Trek helps the ladies keep it rad, renewing sponsorship of Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps.

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2014 Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Skills Camp

One of the greatest things you can do for your riding is get some lessons. The vast majority of us are not born with mountain bike cornering and descending skills. Trek Dirt Series has mastered the art of teaching these skills to women and they offer camps for men now too.

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Feature: Former Trek Exec Seeking New Ride as Wisconsin Governor

Touting job growth, economic development, and a spirit of pragmatic cooperation, former Trek Bicycle Corporation executive Mary Burke officially threw her helmet in the ring for the 2014 Wisconsin governor’s race.

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Tested: Trek Fuel EX 29 – Project One Bike Arrives

Trek read our minds as they invited us out to Sedona to try out their new Trek Fuel EX 29 for a few days in some of the most challenging terrain available. The Trek Fuel 29 has big wheels and all the refinements of the 26er version.

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Revealed: Trek Remedy and Slash 27.5/650b

The next wave of Trek mountain bikes is here with announcement of the Remedy Aluminum, Remedy Carbon and Slash Aluminum models using the 27.5 wheel size.

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Tested: 2014 Trek Remedy 29er with 140mm of Travel

Trek’s Remedy 29 is a very capable descender with big wheels and 140mm of rear-wheel travel. But is it an agile handler and able climber as well?

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Poll: Help Mtbr Pick the Next Trek Test Bike

Trek wants to send us a test bike but mix things up, they gave us the Trek Project One url and said “Create your own test bike!” Ok, that could be a blessing or a curse because now we have to choose between a million bike configurations and color options.

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Just In: Trek Project One Custom Mountain Bikes Now Available

Trek Project One now allows the mountain biker to spec their dream bike all the way from custom colors and graphics to rotor sizes. More than a million bike permutations are possible with the Project One custom bike builder.

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Review: 2013 Trek Superfly 100

Trek sought out to drop a full pound from their already lightweight Superfly 100. They wanted to maintain all stiffness numbers to build a worthy race bike. Did they succeed?

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Sam Schultz and His 2013 Trek Superfly 100 SL 29er Racing Machine

Trek Factory Racing team member Sam Schultz, the current US National XC Mountain Bike Champion and a 2012 London Olympian, shows off his completely redesigned 2013 Superfly 100 SL XC 29er.

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Review: Trek Stache 8 – Rally 29er Hardtail

Here comes the Trek Stache  with its short stays, slack head angle, dropper post eagerness. It is like a trail dog inviting you to play in the forest.

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Winter Bike Expo This Weekend – Dec 8 Minneapolis, MN

Marking the Kickoff of Winter Cycling Season, the Freewheel Winter Bike Expo Returns With Fat Tires, Snow Bike Races and Fun! Being a born and bred Californian, Minneapolis in the winter isn’t the first thing I think of when it comes to winter cycling. I traveled to Madison a couple of years ago to see

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Brett Rheeder in Kelowna Freeride Downhill

At only 19 years old, Brett Rheeder went from 31st in the World Freeride standings in 2011 to 3rd in 2012. Brett’s rise is apparent below as he went from almost Top 10 finishes to a Top 5 contender always threatening to win the top spot. Trek Bicycle sent Brett Rheeder a Session 9.9 for

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Pix of the Custom Strength in Numbers Trek Session 9.9 Carbon

At this year’s Sea Otter Classic, the hottest MTB movie from Anthill Films (the guys that brought you “Follow Me”) was “Strength In Numbers”. At the time, there was a huge contest going on and the grand prize was a custom Trek Session 9.9 The winners of the contest are Matt Miles and Karl Heldt.

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2012 Trek World Racing Highlights

As the sole competitor racing for Trek World Racing at the World Cup finals here in Hafjell, Norway, Neko Mulally showed great pace in both qualifying and the final race to demonstrate he’s fully recovered

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2013 Trek Fuel EX Review

Photos Copyrighted by Sterling Lorence and Dan Milner. Mtbr was given the opportunity to ride the 2013 Trek Fuel EX in the rocky trails of the Dolomite mountains in Cortina, Italy. What we found was a bike that was more highly evolved and more capable than its predecessor. The new Fuel has  more travel now

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Trek to Premiere Strength in Numbers Online

May 24, 2012 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm US Pacific Anthill Films’ latest cinematic release, “Strength in Numbers”, will premiere for free on trekbikes.com. This groundbreaking, gravity-defying, film features the freeride royalty of Trek’s C3 Project; Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Andrew Shandro, and Renee Wildhaber. One of the most anticipated mountain bike movies of all

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Trek Remedy 8 – Bike Review

Technologically Advanced All-Conditions Trail Bike Trek is one of those companies that possess all of the resources that keep fellow big brands like Specialized and Giant atop their game year after year. We’ve heard the tired-old complaints that Trek places more emphasis on its road-bike division but can’t agree with nay-sayers, especially after spending some

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ODI Trek Satellite Racing, Report Race 1

Fontana Winter Series – Fontana, CA Round #1 of the Fontana Winter series is in the books, and it was a successful weekend for the debut of the ODI / TREK Satellite Team. With several podium finishes, the season has started off on a positive note and we’re looking forward to the rest of the

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Trek Dirt Series: May Camps, Trek Offer, and Sponsor News

Hello The start of the season has been amazing. We just finished two incredible camps in Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, and are headed into another in San Rafael this weekend. Huge thanks to everyone who has participated, hosted, coached, volunteered and supported our program so far. We couldn’t feel luckier. If you’re not already

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