Trek Superfly 100 AL Pro 29er Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $3890.00

Product Description

  • Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminum w/ABP Convert
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore XT, 10 speed
  • Crank: Shimano Deore XT, 38/26
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 3, titanium rails
  • Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by N2mtb a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2013

Strengths:    Comfortable, Capable, Fast and good quality.

Weaknesses:    Stock Tires

Bottom Line:   
Got back into mountain biking after too many years of boring road riding. Started with a Specialized Rock Hopper 29er Comp. Thinking the trails I ride aren't all that rough. Well I soon found out that I was missing the ride of my old GT LTS. Guess the trails were rougher than I thought! Long story short, Upgraded the wheels, tires fork and even got a Thud Buster. Guess it all helped but still longed for the old days!
Started shopping around. Looked at all the cheap internet bikes and resisted the temptation to cheep out. Checked out What Specialized and Trek had to offer. Have to admit I suffered a little sticker shock so backed down but the idea was in my head and couldn't get it out. That was this Summer. Fast forward to a month ago and low and behold Trek advertises clearance prices on their 2013 models. Well that's all it took. Bought one the next day. Originally looking at the Elite, never really excited me all that much but when I saw the Pro and read the specs I had to have one and I'm glad I waited.
I Really like the bike. The ride is a good but you still know it's a mountain bike. First thing I noticed was how much better it went around the corners. and how I don't avoid every little root and rock that comes along. Have to say that Fox fork rides a lot better than the Reba I put on my Rock Hopper, even with enough pressure to keep it from bottoming out. One of the main reason I opted for the Pro was the full XT kit,15mm thru front axle and 12 x 142 rear axle along with the 2 x 10.
Shifting is spot on and crisp. Can't say enough about the brakes, flawless! Feel more secure with the modern axles.
Guess the tires are better for areas without rocks because the rear sidewall was cut within the first two weeks. They worked well just not very durable. Not a big issue for me since I had already planned on changing them out. Moved to a Maxxis Ardent in the front and a Ignightor in the rear. Oh yeah, went tubeless too. Got to say, the old GT has been surpassed as my favorite bike.
I think anyone who likes to ride and not get beat to death would benefit from this bike. The price on sale was good but still pricey if it's going to be a coat rack so if you're not going to ride that's going to happen once you have ridden it.

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Favorite Trail:   Matson Hill, Lost Valley, Chubb and Castlewood

Duration Product Used:   2 months

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Momentum.

Similar Products Used:   GT RTS, GT LTS. Specialized Rock Hopper 29er.

Bike Setup:   Stock with exception of Maxxis Ardent and Ignightor tires and tubeless setup.

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