Super caliber Trek in the Test: Be More than apparent

At first glance, the thing seems to be clear. A Hardtail. A Race Hardtail, to be exact. Carbon frame, moderately contoured 29-inch tires, low Cockpit, sleek for

Super caliber Trek in the Test: Be More than apparent

At first glance, the thing seems to be clear. A Hardtail. A Race Hardtail, to be exact. Carbon frame, moderately contoured 29-inch tires, low Cockpit, sleek fork with a Pi times thumb, 80 to 100 mm of travel. But wait, there's a damper is hidden under the top tube!

this is where the matter gets interesting: The rear triangle from Trek's race-proven Cross-Country rocket has a pivot point just above the bottom bracket. Neither between the chain and seat stays to the seat tube or Damper bearings are to be fitted – as this is currently the most Full Suspension mountain bikes the case. "Iso Strut" on the family-run manufacturer from Waterloo, Wisconsin this rear end design that aims to combine the advantages of the sprung-and unsprung-terrain wheels, so a whopping traction, both-, as well as downward, and a Plus of comfort, combined with a low weight and manageable maintenance. to bring

the everything under a hat, put the resourceful Trek-developers the heads with the suspension experts from Fox together. A carbon rear end is come, the flat seat stays vertically flexing, but laterally the required stiffness to offer. Will dampen the movement of a specially constructed Fox-spring element, which is adapted as a conventional damper with an air-pump to the rider's weight and riding style and, in addition, in the rebound is adjustable. 60 mm of travel are available at the Fox Performance 32-fork, it is 100. A Lock-out lever on the Handlebars, both of spring can be blocked elements at the same time by cable. The difference you notice immediately.

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Although 60 mm is not just lush, the rear especially on root carpets, paragraphs, and rocky paths, significantly more traction and comfort than a Hardtail. The effect is particularly impressive, if sections be taken for comparison with blocked suspension under the tires. The same applies to climbing as well as passages Departure. Thanks to the fine response of damper and fork in at the same time firmer tuning, you can let the Finger in addition to safely by the platform-lever. Even in the Cradle of the super caliber seems to swallow a little energy. However, to increase the Strava reputation, or trophies on a world level clear, of course, is any means. The Trek is carefully designed for it, you can feel, because it is in all aspects smoothly, accelerates quickly and handles in any type of terrain very precisely.

Although it is a racing machine, the Seating position felt comfortable. With a straight, not too wide Handlebar, and a downwardly directed stem the Trek to climb impressively steep paths, without the front wheel climbing. At the same time the wheel due to fatigue-free accommodation is also flat forest highways, or even asphalt stages, not a bad figure.

Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 10:20

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