Revamped Trek Session adds 29er option

Venerable DH bike thoroughly updated with slacker head angle, lower BB

27.5 29er DH
Session 9.9 Kiss

The revised Trek Session now comes in 27.5 and 29er versions.

Not all of us can buy and ride downhill bikes. In fact, very few of us can these days. But our fascination with them continues because they are the F1 cars of our sport. Technology is showcased in these machines and only the bravest and most skilled can pilot these down rock gardens at ballistic speeds. Here we hope to learn about the limits of our sport and trickle down some of this knowledge to our mere mortal riding adventures.

The Trek Session has been a staple of the World Cup DH scene and the newest version is one of the biggest updates we’ve seen. It is now stiffer and longer — and the biggest news of all is that a 29er version has been added to the line. Eight years in the making since we first saw Trek’s first 29er downhill prototype, they finally feel it is ready for the world stage.

The Evolution of the 29er Version
Trek Session 29 First Prototype

Here’s the first Trek Session 29er prototype back in 2009.

Trek Session 29 Last Prototype

Here’s the last Trek Session 29er prototype in 2016.

Trek Session 29 Profile

And here is the finished product.

Trek Session 29 9.9 Angle

The profile of the Trek Session 29 reveals a terrain eating beast.

But what about the 27.5 version, pricing, and geometry? Read on for all the important details.

Continue to page 2 for more on the new Trek Session »

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About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

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