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2010 Trek Scratch 7 Bike (discontinued)

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The most capable all around MTB you can buy

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The Good:

Trek have hit a home run in the first year of this bike's existence. It rides everything you can throw at it and will have you wondering why you need to own other bikes. 7" of suspension that you would never know you have when you're climbing and totally active and bottom-less when you're pinning it. The bike is light and flickable in the air, it's seat-angle is ideal for raising the post and climbing. The wheels and tires are outstanding as is the DHX 4.0 rear shock, now with only 3 clicks of Pro-pedal making it much less of a pain in the arse to use.

The Bad:

Being an entry level spec there are a few parts that could be better. Most notably the Fox 36 Vanilla R which suffers from a lack of low and high-speed compression damping and as a result is too easily bottomed and dives in the steeps. The dual ring setup in my opinion adds unneeded weight and is loud through rough sections of trail. But this is easily remedied with a simple single ring and guide setup. As with all the gravity oriented Trek offerings for 2010 it would be nice if wider bars were offered (you can always cut them).

Overall Review:

The Scratch is the ONE BIKE you will ever need if you can have only one. It's fast up the hill and down, very comfy to climb with and even more apt to ripping apart the downhill, jumps and anything else you throw it's way. The suspension platform is as close to perfect for an All-Mountain/Freeride rig. 30lbs with a few upgrades is perfectly reasonable and still totally capable.


Product Trek Scratch 7 Bike
Model Year 2010
Riding Type Freeride / Bike Park, Downhill
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Size S M L XL
Top Tube Length 20.7. 22.9 22.5 23.5
Head Tube Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Head Tube Length 4.7 4.7 4.7 5.5
Seat Tube Angle 75 / 75.6 75 / 75.6 75 / 75.6 75 / 75.6
Seat Tube Length 15.5 17.5 19.5 21.5
Bottom Bracket Height 14.2 / 14.4 14.2 / 14.5 14.2 / 14.5 14.2 / 14.5
Chainstay Length 17.3 / 17.2 17.3 / 17.2 17.3 / 17.2 17.3 / 17.2
Wheelbase 43.9 / 43.8 45.1 / 45 45.7 / 45.6 46.8 / 46.7
Standover 31.1 30.7 30.4 30.2
Reach 14.6 15.8 16.4 17.2
Stack 22.8 22.8 22.8 23.5
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Alpha Red Aluminum
Rear Travel 170mm
Rear Shock Fox DHX 4.0, custom "gravity tuned" w/air adjust bottom/bottom out, rebound; 8.5x2.5" (15.5" 400lb; 17.5" 450lb; 19.5" 500lb; 21.5" 550lb spring)
Fork Fox 36 Vanilla R w/coil spring (15.5/17.5" blue; 19.5/21.5" green), preload, rebound, alloy E2 tapered steerer, 20QR
Fork Travel 160mm
Head Tube Diameter E2 Tapered
Headset FSA NO.57E, E2, ACB sealed bearings
Handlebar Bontrager Big Earl, 25mm rise
Stem Bontrager Rhythm
Brakes Avid Elixir 5, hydraulic disc
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 5
Shifters SRAM X.7 trigger
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX, Direct Mount
Rear Derailleur SRAM X.9
Chainguide Raceface Dual Ring Guide
Cranks Race Face Ride
Chainrings 36/24
Bottom Bracket
Pedals Wellgo B087B
Cassette SRAM PG970 11-34, 9 speed
Rims Bontrager Cousin Earl Disc wheel system tubeless ready
Hubs Bontrager Cousin Earl Disc wheel system, 6 bolt, 12x142mm rear axle
Tires Bontrager FR-4, 26x2.35"
Saddle Bontrager Rhythm
Seatpost Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 5mm offset
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142x12mm or 135x12mm, adapters included
Max. Tire Size 2.5-inch
Bottle Cage Mounts N/A
Colors White
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous ABP, Full Floater, alloy EVO Link, E2 tapered head tube, oversized pivot bearings, ISCG03 mounts, 142x12mm or 135x12mm rear axle, replaceable derailleur hanger, adjustable geometry, frame adapters for 135mm rear wheel
Price $3,779
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