The qualities that make Session a killer race weapon also make it the ideal gravity big-hit machine.
Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon w/InTension main frame & seatstay, alloy chainstay, Carbon Armor, ABP DH, Full Floater, E2 tapered head tube, AngleSet compatible, internal control routing, HexMC carbon EVO Link, Mino Link, MicroTruss, replaceable derailleur hanger, 210mm travel
Front suspension: Fox Factory Series 40 Fit RC2 Hybrid Air w/Ti coil spring, Kashima coat, hi/lo speed compression, rebound, 1-1/8" steerer, 20mm thru axle, 203mm travel
Rear suspension: Fox DHX RC-4 w/externally adjustable velocity sensitive damping, bottom-out force adjust and bottom-out progressiveness, external rebound; 8.75x2.75" (S 400lb; M 450lb; L 500lb; XL 500lb spring), tuned by Trek in California
Strengths: Build Quality, Adjustable Frame Geometry, Parts spec second to none,
Weaknesses: 2012 session 9.9 came X0 brakes which are awesome but not for this application. Will need to purchase pedals as the ones provided dont inspire confidence. Will need a torque wrench and accompanying values to do any maintenance.
I was in the market for a downhill bike and was able to grab this one as a left over for considerably less then retail. Only have a handful of rides so far but I am very pleased. The fork delivers as promised and the ease of compression adjustment via shock pump is right up my alley. The adjustable geometry makes the bike feel more like my all mountain bike. Im not a fan of the slack head angle yet but its there for those that prefer it. Trek also sends a cane creek adjustable head set. The bike is light, (even the handle bars and crank are made from carbon fiber) which in my opinion made it feel flickable. Since I wasn't running the slack geometry the bike turned very well. Not saying it wont with the slacker head angle just havent tried it. Absorbed rocks,roots and bumps with no problem and stayed settled over those sections. Really seemed to smooth out sections of the trail while inspiring confidence allowing me to go faster and not beating me up in the process. Havent had a chance to do any drops yet. Will update when the season is under way.
Please could someone give me some advice on the sizing of the Session 9.9. Im looking to purchase a frame but after reading the review in Dirt they commented that the large is to small for anyone above 5' 10" to 6'. I know the Dirt team (steve jones) likes long bikes so im wondering if th ... Read More »
Please could someone give me some advice on the sizing of the Session 9.9. Im looking to purchase a frame but after reading the review in Dirt they commented that the large is to small for anyone above 5' 10" to 6'. I know the Dirt team (steve jones) likes long bikes so im wondering if ... Read More »
Hey guys. I wanted to get your opinion on these 2 bikes. I currently ride a 2011 DEMO 8. Owned it for close to 3 years and was never able to get it too feel awesome. The bike just feels dead. It's slack and low, but the suspension platform has no feel. It feels very point and shoot. I can't get any ... Read More »
The Trek website lists a 157mm x 12 rear hub. Is this correct? I have never heard of this size. If so - why would they put a non-standard size on this bike. any experience out there with this wheel?Read More »