Trek Skye SL 2011 Women's Mountain Bike

Trek Skye SL Overview

The Trek Skye SL is here for 2011 and is ready to accompany long time fans of off road mountain biking on serious stints into the wilderness. However, it is priced to have wider appeal and will be a great boon for weekend expeditions, no matter what your experience or skill level. It is set up for female riders who want a fast, secure place to ply their trade and as such, the hardtail design is a benefit rather than a drawback.

The Trek Skye SL has a strong and hardwearing aluminium frame with female-specific geometry. On the front, a Spinner 300 fork features a hydraulic shock that will provide up to 100mm of travel. This component will make sure that even the rockiest surfaces or steepest inclines can be tackled without jarring the joints of the rider or limiting their speed. An eight speed gear system using Shimano components goes hand in hand with Tektro brakes and although this is not a top of the line women’s mountain bike, it is difficult to find a better mid-range consumer option on the market.

With a maroon frame the Trek Skye SL is a good looking mountain bike that does not go overboard in terms of styling. Its frame looks chunky and capable whilst its Bontrager tyres and all-white front fork give it presence and elegance. Looks are far from the top of the list of selling points in the mind of a serious cyclist but the Trek Skye SL proves that you do not have to buy a bike that is deficient in this area.

Trek Skye SL 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Women’s specific design Alpha Black aluminium with semi-integrated headtube, formed downtube with integrated gusset, formed top tube, monostay, forged dropouts with rack and fender mounts. Replaceable derailleur hanger
  • Front Fork: Spinner 300 will coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout with women’s specific rider right spring weight and 80 or 100mm of travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano M310
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano M410
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano EF51 8 Speed
  • Chainset: Shimano M311
  • Chainrings: 42-32-22 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket:
  • Cassette: SRAM PG820 11-32 8 Speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy platform
  • Front Brake: Tektro V-brake
  • Rear Brake: Tektro V-brake
  • Brake Levers: Shimano EF51 levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager SSR 25mm riser with 6 degree bend
  • Stem: Bontrager SSR 25 degree
  • Headset: 1-1/8″ threadless semi-integrated semi0cartridge bearings
  • Grips: Bontrager SSR
  • Rims: Bontrager Camino rims
  • Front Hub: Alloy FM21 front hub
  • Rear Hub: FH-RM30 rear hub
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  • Front Tyre: Bontrager LT-3 26×2.0″
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager LT-3 26×2.0″
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager SSR Women’s specific design
  • Seatpost: Bontrager SSR 31.6mm with 20mm offset
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