Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Trek Advances It's Farley Fat Bike for 2015

2015 Trek Farley Fat Bikes

Introduced last season, the Farley is Trek’s foray into the burgeoning fat bike market

For 2015, Trek will offer the Farley in two versions. The Farley 6 has a 2x10 drivetrain and a rigid fork with 135mm spacing and a quick-release axle. The Farley 8 has an 11-speed SRAM X1 drivetrain and comes with the new RockShox Bluto fork.

Bontrager now has tubeless-compatible fat rims and tires for the Farley 

The Jackalope is an 80mm-wide rim with a hybrid single / double wall construction, not unlike the NoTubes’ 29+ Hugo rim. The central channel features a double wall design, while the outer edges of the rim are single-walled. This hybrid design is all about reducing rotating mass. No word on claimed weights for the rim itself, however, a complete wheelset — with a 150mm thru-axle front hub and 177mm quick-release rear hub — is said to weigh 1,330g.

Accompanying the Jackalope is the Hodag, a 26x3.8 tire with a tubeless-ready bead. What’s a Hodag you ask? Well, it’s a mythical creature known only to the state of Wisconsin, where Trek is based. (There seems to be a general theme here between freak animals and freakish bikes.)
The siping on the knobs is said to improve grip in the snow

The Hodag has a 60tpi casing and a claimed weight of 1,244g

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