Trek Elite 9.9 SSL XC Hardtail

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $6819.99

Product Description

You push your limits to climb faster. Go harder. Shave every possible second. Reward yourself for all that hard work with a leg up on the competition.
  • Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon w/Net Molded E2 head tube, BB90 w/Precision Fit sockets, internal control routing & no-cut off-road seatmast
  • Front Suspension: Fox F-Series Remote RL w/Fit cartridge, air spring, rebound, remote lockout, E2 tapered steerer, 100mm travel
  • Wheels: Bontrager Race XXX Lite Disc wheel system, 28 hole, center lock, tubeless ready
  • Shifters: Shimano XTR, 10 speed

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Joe Maloney

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2013

Strengths:    This is a light, stiff, pure racing machine. The 26" wheels spin up very fast and the longer wheel base keeps everything very stable.

Weaknesses:    It does what you tell it to, so it doesn't forgive mistakes. It took me a few weeks to dial it in, but it's taken me to another level in racing.

Bottom Line:   
This is a race machine. It's a bit pricey and might not be the latests 29er, but what you get it like a formula 1 race car. It can weave in and out or trees with the best of them and it's still at home on the big hit trails of the east and west coat. Definitely upgrade the tires though.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kbrown a Racer from Arlington, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2010

Strengths:    Stiffness, Climbing, downhills,

Weaknesses:    Price may be a little high, but the performance is worth it. Haven't tried any similar bikes to compare.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this as a frame set and built it up myself. I am a racer and was using a full suspension and was worried about the switch, but the speed that this machine climbs hills and barrels down them makes up for that rear shock. It glides over anything you fly over so you don't notice how rough the trails actually are.
I was also worried about the carbon and rocks deflecting off of it, but the clear coat is strong and at times seems stronger than my old aluminum.
This is an amazing bike and it takes anything you throw at it.

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Gap

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Bike Setup:   2011 Fox RL, 3T Xida bar, Mavic Crossride, Truvativ noir 3.3 crank, X0 shifters, X0 rear derailleur, XT front derailleur,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Freeride a Racer from Warrensburg, MO USA

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff, light, uber responsive!

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
This bike is super responsive and extremely fast. I like the new bottom bracket, bearing only system. The bike is set up for a 100 mm fork, but my F90 is sufficient for now. I'll be putting this bike through its paces Sunday in Warsaw, Missouri and I don't see any issues. I like not having a tripple as there is no need for a 22 tooth ring with this ride.
If you want the Lamborghini from Trek, then find a 9.9 SSL hardtail and enjoy!

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Favorite Trail:   Landahl

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Freeride Bike and Sk

Similar Products Used:   Special Ed Stumpjumper HT

Bike Setup:   FSA Team issue cranks, double. FSA carbon Pro flat bar, Profile design stem, Sram X9 pods and derailleur (rear) X7 front. Fox F90 RL fork. FSA seat (concrete brick to sit on). FSA XC-300 wheelset. Avid Juicy 5 185 brakes. Silly Shimano XT cassette. Sram 990 chain. Crank Brother Egg beater pedals, Salsa Pepper Jack grips and Michellin Tires...until UPS arrives.

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