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2011 Trek Session 88 Downhill Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
2011 Trek Session 88 Downhill Bike session88_rawred
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “The fastest and lightest DH bike on the market”

    The Good: Incredible suspension, a huge range of tuning potential, bottom-less travel, zero brake-jack. Outstanding construction quality and impeccable engineering in every bolt, nut, weld and tube. High-end part spec, light and strong. 38lb out of the box.

    The Bad: Wheels are strong, but not quite as high-end as the rest of the bike. Not sure anyone runs 28" bars like the ones that comes with... Price is up there, but at the same time you get what you pay for.

    Overall Review: Thoroughly impressed with the bike after 3 weeks riding and 2 races (with a 1st and 3rd to show for it). Didn't have to make hardly any adjustments to my riding to adapt to the bike, other than just to let go of the brakes a bit more and trust it! This thing is a DH weapon. Absolutely rails in the corners and snaps out of them and accelerates like a scalded cat.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Model Year 2011
    Riding Type Downhill
    Sizes and Geometry

    S, M, L, XL View Geometry

    Size S M L XL
    Top Tube Length 22.6 23.5 24.5
    Head Tube Angle 64 64 64 64
    Head Tube Length 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9
    Seat Tube Angle 72 72 72 72
    Seat Tube Length 16.1 17.2 17.2 19.0
    Bottom Bracket Height 13.9 13.9 13.9 13.9
    Chainstay Length 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4
    Wheelbase 45.8 46.4 47.4 48.2
    Standover 30.7 39.2 30.0 30.7
    Reach 14.8 15.3 16.3 17.2
    Stack 59.8 59.8 59.8
    Frame Material Alpha Red Aluminum
    Rear Travel 203mm
    Rear Shock Fox DHX RC-4, custom "DH race tuned" w/externally adjustable velocity sensitive damping, bottom out force adjust and bottom out progressiveness, external rebound; 8.75x2.75" (15.25" 400lb; 17.5" 450lb; 19.5" 500lb spring)
    Fork Fox 40 Fit RC2 w/Ti coil spring (15.25/17.5" blue; 19.5" green), hi/lo speed compression, rebound, internal travel adjust, 1 1/8" steerer, 20mm thru axle
    Fork Travel 203mm
    Head Tube Diameter E2 tapered 1 1/8 to 1.5 inch
    Headset Cane Creek Frustum SE Light Edition, E2
    Handlebar Bontrager Big Earl, 31.8mm, 25mm rise, 9 degree sweep
    Stem Race Face Atlas direct connect
    Brakes Avid Elixir CR Carbon, hydraulic disc
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir CR Carbon hydraulic disc
    Shifters SRAM X.0 trigger, rear only
    Front Derailleur MRP G2 SL
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X.0
    ISCG Tabs YES
    Chainguide MRP
    Cranks Shimano Saint
    Chainrings 38t
    Bottom Bracket Shimano
    Pedals Wellgo MG-1
    Cassette SRAM PG970 12-26, 9 speed
    Rims Bontrager Big Earl Disc
    Hubs Bontrager Big Earl Disc
    Tires Maxxis Minion DHF, 26x2.5"
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 4, titanium rails
    Seatpost Bontrager Rhythm Pro, 31.6mm, 5mm offset
    Seat Post Diameter 31.6
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12x150mm
    Max. Tire Size 2.7
    Bottle Cage Mounts No
    Colors Trek World Racing Team Paint


    Price $6039.00
    More Info Trek website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry