This week Trek Bicycle launched its 2013 mountain bike line, which includes what promises to be its lightest and fastest 29ers to date, as well as new 29er hardtail dubbed the Stache.
Taking the trails are the completely redesigned Superfly and Superfly 100, which sees these a true cross country (XC) race machines. Superfly’s efficiency has been improved through increased stiffness with closed rear dropouts, and a rear brake mount that makes the caliper act as a brake bridge, reducing redundant material. The Superfly 100 SL boasts a 22% reduction in weight, nudging the scale at 1650 grams. The Apollo Project also yielded some smaller developments that added to the significant changes for 2013 as both models feature carbon seatpost clamps, and Trek’s new roll-wrap seat tube, which doubles the frame’s vertical compliance.
There will be three carbon fiber Superfly SL 100 models in the 2013 line, including the top of the line Pro SL with a full carbon frame, while the Elite SL and SL models carbon fiber main frames paired with carbon seat stays and aluminum chainstays. Trek will also offer three aluminum Superfly 100 mountain bikes for those on tighter budgets.
The Fuel EX line is also back. There’ll be seven Fuel EX mountain bikes–from the all carbon fiber 9.9 to the aluminum Fuel EX 5.
All these means is a lot of Trek on the trails.