Trek Elite XC 9.7 2011 Mountain Bike

Trek Elite XC 9.7 Overview

The Trek Elite XC 9.7 is a high-end mountain bike designed for real racing and competitive action. However, it is not just for those who are total enthusiasts as it will be a suitable partner for less hectic activities if you have the funds to make a purchase. Its carbon frame ensures that lightness and strength can go hand in hand whilst its hydraulic disc brakes from the Avid Elixir R range keep you on the straight and narrow with added control. The hardtail set up is suitably stiff, allowing for acceleration and speed without also giving you a bone-shaking ride as the suspension fork soaks up serious knocks.

The Trek Elite XC 9.7 benefits from the expertise of a number of top component manufacturers. It has a 10-speed Shimano gear set up and plenty of Bontrager parts bolted on to its carbon frame, including race-grade tyres and light, strong handlebars. With 100mm of travel the Fox Alps fork is more than capable of reducing the punishment that can be dished out by rocky trails and pothole-ridden roads.

The Trek Elite XC 9.7 is a mountain bike that is finished with finesse from every angle. Its frame is detailed with an attractive blend of black, white and red and its chunky black tyres and black rims prove that it is a businesslike machine. The carbon frame is not overly bulky, which is a good thing, as it does not make this an excessively ostentatious ride to passers-by.

Trek Elite XC 9.7 Specifications

  • Frame: TCT White Carbon with BB30 bottom bracket and drop in headset bearings
  • Front Fork: Fox Alps with air spring, rebound, alloy steerer and 100mm of travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX 10 Speed
  • Chainset: Shimano SLX
  • Chainrings: 42-32-24 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: BB90 Trek integrated Shimano BB kit
  • Cassette: Shimano HG8110 11-36 10 Speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Front Brake: Avid Elixir R hydraulic disc brake
  • Rear Brake: Avid Elixir R hydraulic disc brake
  • Brake Levers: Avid Elixir R levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race Lite flat with 7 degree sweep
  • Stem: Bontrager Race Lite with 7 degree rise
  • Headset: Cane Creek IS-3 1-1/8″ alloy cartridge headset
  • Grips: Bontrager Race Lite
  • Rims: Bontrager SSR 32 hole rims
  • Front Hub: Shimano alloy M665 hub
  • Rear Hub: Shimano alloy M665 hub
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager XR3 Expert 26×2.2″
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager XR3 Expert 26×2.2″
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 2 cro-moly rails
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Rhythm Elite 31.6mm with zero offset
  • Seat Binder:
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