Trek Mountain Bikes
Trek was originally established in 1975 and found success quite quickly, eventually becoming one of the world’s leading bicycle manufacturers. Although many of its products are now built in the Far East, it continues to be headquartered in the US state of Wisconsin. The impressive performance of its mountain bikes on the competitive circuit has helped it to win many fans and there is something for everyone in its current line-up.
At the most affordable end of its cross country, all-rounder range of mountain bikes are the 6 to 9 series cycles. Alpha Gold alloy frames adorn the 6 Series bikes with the basic 6300 still featuring excellent components like the RockShox Recon Silver TK Solo air fork with 100mm of travel and the Shimano Deore gearset.
The Trek Sawyer is a mountain bike which harks back several decades to the roots of off-road cycling. A Platinum Series steel frame with G2 geometry and slim tubing is matched with modern components from SRAM and Avid Exlir 1 hydraulic disc brakes, so you get the best of new and old in one neat package.
The Superfly family is comprised of hardtail and full-sus mountain bikes with both carbon and alloy frames on offer, as well as the option to choose a singlespeed setup if you want to eliminate gear changes from the equation. These bikes are race-ready and sure to appeal to anyone with a competitive streak who wants to dominate the field.
The Trek Top Fuel range of mountain bikes manages to combine superb suspension performance with an impressively low overall weight, which is why it has become the choice of many pros. Travel is managed intelligently thanks to the full floater setup which offers independent articulating links. All this technical work means that you basically get more performance out of your shocks without increasing the travel that is delivered.
For singletrack trail performance the Trek Rumblefish range could be one of your best selections on the market today. This 29er is great when you are challenged by particularly technical terrain and the big rolling wheels let you sustain momentum in conditions which might bring other bikes to a crawl.
In the same category the women-specific design of the Trek Lush will come into play. By lowering your centre of gravity you can enjoy a far more balanced ride, which should give you the confidence to go faster and push harder without feeling like you are taxing the bike or your skills.
Trek Remedy & Slash
When things get even more technical you can pick from the Trek Remedy and the Slash ranges for serious performance on the most demanding of surfaces. The Remedy family benefits from surprising speed and excellent power transfer in the climbs, while the Slash is an all-out downhill monster which will take a battering.
The full-on gravity stylings of the Trek Session are difficult to top, with a full-sus setup and geometry which will keep you in total control even if you are plunging downhill at an insane angle. 210mm of rear wheel travel will give you the room you need to manoeuvre safely while kit from Cane Creek kicks in when you need it.