Trek Farley-Series Fat Bikes

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $2630.00

Product Description

  • Frameset accepts standard 170mm fat bike hub.
  • Farley's tapered E2 head tube makes for a precise-handling fatty.
  • Alpha Platinum Aluminum and our most sophisticated tube shaping deliver a light, high-performance frame that fears no terrain.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lovin' the Fat! a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2015

Strengths:    Light frame, nice wheels, good components right put of the box

Weaknesses:    Stock brakes SUCK!

Bottom Line:   
OMG! I absolutely love this bike! I upgraded the brakes to Shimano XT & left everything else stock (with the exception of grips & peddles, of course). This bike rides great, whether I'm riding nice groomed dry trails or sloppy mud. I haven't had it in the snow yet. I really like the dimensions of the frame. It seems to fit me perfectly. And, I feel like I can do things (like ride over anything) much better than my traditional 29er hardtail. It climbs well & corners well. I couldn't better happier with it.

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Favorite Trail:   South Park, PA

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Craigslist used

Similar Products Used:   Surley Pugsley & Specialized Fatboy

Bike Setup:   Farley 6. All stock except the Shimano XT brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gt2brew a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2015

Strengths:    Great color combo, drivetrain, pretty light for a fat bike

Weaknesses:    Avid DB1 brakes, I don't ride my other bikes now

Bottom Line:   
Fun bike to ride, handles great and is not that heavy for a fat bike, mine came in a just over 30# for a 21" minus pedals. I was able to easily shed 2# by going tubeless which was a piece of cake because the Mulefut rims have a nice bead lock. One of the two issues I had with the bike was Shimano shifters/ rear der. combo (me, not the bike) and the Sram DB1 brakes (them, not me) which do not feel strong and have developed a nasty squeal/vibration even after sanding the pads. Overall I absolutely love the bike and have ridden snow, the beach, and dry trails and have left them all smiling. I will probably ride this bike all summer as well.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fat Stever

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2015

Strengths:    Solid components, great frame, seems lighter than it is....a ton of fun to ride

Weaknesses:    ? no suspension, but do I need it ?

Bottom Line:   
I live in Illinois and purchased this 2014 model three months ago to extend my biking season. I ride a road bike in the summer and an old Trek mountain bike in the fall. I liked the 2014 better than the 2015 models from Trek. I wanted the 2014 because of components - the Salsa hubs, the Surly Rims, the Surley Knard tires, the Avid brakes, and the SRAM shifters and Shimano Casette. The 14 model has a double chain ring up front so I have the granny gear if I need it. Future upgrades could include clipped pedals, and suspension forks.

Our winter started out slow - without much snow, so I was able to "break in" the farley on the frozen, sometimes wet snowmobile trails. Had a blast with it in the mud and sand. I took it up to Kettle Morraine in Wisconsin and learned to use it in the snow - great times. I recently added 45North snow tires and took it to the North Woods in MN - lots of ice, but the tires performed great. I look forward to using this all summer, and passing the old mountain bike down to the kids...

Bottom line - the bike has performed no matter where I have taken it, and yes it does bring a smile to your face !

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mick a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2014

Strengths:    Very comfortable, Goes fast in corners and good looking. Not too heavy.

Weaknesses:    Uphill not as fast a 29er due to heavier wheels.

Bottom Line:   
What some say is true, it makes a smile on your face riding this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Schoorl, Netherlands

Purchased At:   Beukers bike center

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