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Trek Session Mountain Bikes Review

If you are a fan of pointing a mountain bike downhill and seeing what happens, the Trek Session range might contain the right model for you. Capable of keeping you in one piece, these bikes are designed to be fast and agile in hazardous environments where gravity is your biggest enemy.

Trek Session 8

The Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame of the Session 8 has an intelligent suspension setup that consists of a RockShox Boxxer Race fork at the front and a Fox Performance Series Van RC shock at the rear. The Active Braking Pivot system means that hitting the brakes will not suddenly result in the suspension getting a bit too stiff for comfort, which is a big selling point of this entire range.

SRAM X7 shifters, SRAM X9 derailleur and a Truativ Descent crank make up the drivetrain, while Avid Code R hydraulic disc brakes complete the racing setup.

Trek Session 8 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur: N/A Front Fork: RockShox Boxxer Race 200mm travel
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 Rear Shock: Fox Performance Series Van RC
Shifters: SRAM X7 Brakes: Avid Custom CODE R hydraulic disc
Gears: 10 speed Rims: Sun Ringle ADD Comp
Chainring: 36T Tyres: Bontrager G4 Team Issue
Cassette: 11-26 Weight: N/A

Trek Session 88

This time the alloy frame gets a Fox Performance 40 fork, Sun Ringle ADD Expert wheels and a drivetrain using SRAM X9 and X0 components.

Custom Code 9 brakes from Avid and a Bontrager Evoke 2 saddle are also featured, along with integrated frame protection to keep rocks and rubble from damaging the Session 88.

Trek Session 88 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur: N/A Front Fork: Fox Performance Series 40 R 203mm travel
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0 Rear Shock: Fox Performance Series DHX RC2
Shifters: SRAM X9 Brakes: Avid Custom CODE 9 hydraulic disc
Gears: 10 speed Rims: Sun Ringle ADD Expert
Chainring: 36T Tyres: Bontrager G4 Team Issue
Cassette: 11-26 Weight: N/A

Trek Session 9.9

The Trek Session 9.9 is equipped with a daunting list of kit, all affixed to its OCLV Mountain Carbon frame. A Fox Factory Series 40 FIT fork comes with Kashima coating, which is also present on the Factory Series DHX RC4 rear shock.

The Shimano Saint Shadow Plus drivetrain can take the punishment it will be dealt, with brakes from the same range also onboard. The top-of-the-range Shimano Saint is used very rarely and the Session is a perfect host.

The Bontrager Evoke 3 sits on titanium rails and is light as well as comfortable, while the Rhythm Elite seatpost and Rhythm Pro Carbon handlebar are a good fit for this model.

Trek Session 9.9 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur: N/A Front Fork: Fox Factory Series 40 FIT RC2 203mm travel
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Saint Rear Shock: Fox Performance Series Van RC
Shifters: Shimano Saint Brakes: Avid CODE R hydraulic disc
Gears: 10 speed Rims: Sun Ringle ADD Comp
Chainring: 36T Tyres: Bontrager G4 Team Issue
Cassette: 10-35 Weight: N/A

Rating: 4 / 5 stars