Trek Superfly 100 SL 29er Full Suspension

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $3890.00

Product Description

  • Shifters: SRAM X7, 10 speed
  • Crank: SRAM S1000, 44/33/22
  • Cassette: Shimano HG62 11-36, 10 speed
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
  • Stem: Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tim a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2013

Strengths:    Main reason to buy - Great frame and suspension action. Rides great and handles tight single track easily. I am 190 lbs and the bike has no noticeable flex in the back or front end. For the price the components are good and reliable.

Weaknesses:    Wheels and cassette are very heavy. The X7 components are ok but heavy with the triple crank.
Stock Bontrager wheel set required truing after first ride.
Should come with 2x10 and full X9 from the factory

Bottom Line:   
This is my first 29er and does ride different from my last 26er. Took a few rides to change my corning style to fit the bigger wheels.

The bike as built up, see below, rides very fast and handles very good. Suspension was easy to dial in and feels light and lively. Fit and finish is very good and the Bontrager seatpost, stem and handle bars are light right out of the box, even if they are not the sexiest parts out there. The Avid brakes are strong and modulate well, pads do squeal. I took a fine file to them after a few uses and this quieted them down a good deal.

Build up, I bought the SL over the 100 Elite SL for the price difference knowing I would upgrade the wheels, cassette and to a full SRAM X9 2x10 drive train. Converting the wheels, cassette and drive train saved 2.3lbs, bringing the bike very close to the Elite SL weight and overall price was still below the Elite SL after selling the X7 shifters, front derailleur, and triple crank on eBay plus I have a spare wheel set. Bike now weighs a reasonable 24.3 lbs and finished price is just a tad over $4600.00.

The biggest change came with changing wheels, the stock wheels are heavy and you feel it spinning up and coming out of corners. At minimum, change wheels when you can with something lighter, it really brings the bike alive.

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Favorite Trail:   Southern Kettle Moraine

Duration Product Used:   6 Months

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Kiddles

Similar Products Used:   No 29ers but several Trek Top Fuel XC race bikes.

Bike Setup:   Trek Superfly 100 SL with these conversions from the stock set up -

SRAM 2x10 X9 shifters
SRAM X9 2x10 crank
DT Swiss XR1501 Spline 29 wheel set
SRAM XG 1080 11-36 cassette
Fi z ik Alliante Verses Saddle
Stans No-tube w/Bontrager XR1 Team Issue TLR 2.2 tires front and back

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