Friday, August 7, 2015

Which 2016 Trek Bike is REPLACING the Superfly?

The 2016 Top Fuel Is Trek's New Full-Suspension Race MTB

The bike that ruled the podium at the height of mountain bike racing is back to reclaim the top step. Refined and reinvigorated with new technology, Top Fuel is the fastest bike on the trail.

Like the longer travel Fuel EX, the 100 mm travel Top Fuel uses an EVO rocker link and Full Floater suspension design, which attaches the shock to two moving points. It also has Active Braking Pivot and the geometry adjusting Mono Link nuts that connect the seatstay to the EVO link. This changes head tube angle by half degree and raises or lower the bottom bracket by 8 mm, going from a 70-degree head angle and 12.9 inch bottom bracket in low to 70.9-degress and 13.4-inches in high. This brings to the short travel bike the technology Trek has been using for its long travel bikes, a design that has become one of the best available.

The Top Fuel also has Boost 148/110 hub spacing, Smart Wheel Size and Control Freak cable management. Boost, which was developed in part by Trek last year for its long travel bikes, creates a better and stronger 29-inch wheel. Boost also provides more tire clearance and gave Trek the opportunity to shorten the chainstays by 17 mm compared to the Superfly. At 148 mm, which is as wide as you can go without affecting Q factor, width is maximized without making the bike wider at the bottom bracket. By going 110 mm on the fork the front end is equaled to the rear in terms of strength, stability and the ability to run a bigger tire.

OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, ABP Convert, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, MicroTruss, Control Freak internal control routing, Carbon Armor, PF92, Boost148 & G2 Geometry on 29ers, 100mm travel

Front suspension:
RockShox RS-1, Solo Air, Accelerator damper, XX Full Sprint remote lockout, E2 carbon tapered steerer, Predictive Steering 110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel

Rear suspension:
RockShox Monarch XX, XX Full Sprint remote lockout, 6.5x1.5"

15.5" (27.5" wheels); 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5" (29" wheels)

DT Swiss XMC1200 Carbon, tubeless strips & valves, 15mm front, 12mm rear, Predictive Steering 110, (Boost148 on 29ers)

Bontrager XR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.00" (Bontrager XR2 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, 120tpi, aramid bead, 27.5x2.20")

Shimano XTR, 11 speed

Rear derailleur:
Shimano XTR, Shadow Plus

Race Face Next SL, 32T

Shimano XTR, 11-40, 11 speed

Shimano HG900

Bontrager Montrose Pro, carbon rails

Bontrager XXX, OCLV Carbon, 31.6mm, 5mm offset

Bontrager XXX, OCLV Carbon, 31.8, zero rise

Bontrager XXX, OCLV Carbon, 31.8mm, 7 degree

FSA IS-2 carbon, E2, sealed alloy cartridge

Shimano XTR Race hydraulic disc

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