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2011 Trek Session 8 Bike (discontinued)

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I will never buy a trek bike again

The Good:

handles very nice

The Bad:

i have literally broken/replaced/had problems with every part of the bike. I haven't had any big falls or any major reasons for the bike to have broken but it is completely ridiculous.

Overall Review:

the bike is great for the first couple weeks and then slowly goes downhill (no pun)

Trek Session 8

The Good:

Everything, feels almost the same as the session 88 i rode last year. A whole lot of bike for the money. Almost only the suspension that is the differense between this and the 88 for a whole lot moore cash. It weights 17.5kg out of the box. No problem getting it below 17kg with a few minor things

The Bad:

It depends on what u mean by bad, a lot of sticksion on the boxxer out of the box. An ugly stem ;)
Change it to a direct mount and u'll save like 100g or similar

Overall Review:

Werry pricy fast bike for everybody actually. If u look to the price compared to the 88 or similar "top" models from other brands this is the shit for 2010 =) Note: Last year, 2009 i had a Session 88 DH


Product Trek Session 8 Bike
Model Year 2011
Riding Type Freeride / Bike Park, Downhill
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L View Geometry
Size S M L
Top Tube Length 22.6 23.5 24.5
Head Tube Angle 65° 65° 65°
Head Tube Length
Seat Tube Angle 58 58 58
Seat Tube Length 15.25 17.5 19.5
Bottom Bracket Height 14.3 14.3 14.3
Chainstay Length 17.3 17.3 17.3
Wheelbase 45.1 46 47
Standover 32.7 32.7 32.7
Reach 14.4 15.4 16.3
Stack 23.5 23.5 23.5
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Alpha Red Aluminum
Rear Travel 203mm
Rear Shock Fox DHX 4.0, custom "DH race tuned" w/air adjust bottom/bottom out, rebound; 8.75x2.75" (15.25" 400lb; 17.5" 450lb; 19.5" 500lb spring)
Fork RockShox Boxxer Race w/coil spring (15.25/17.5" red; 19.5" blue), rebound, low speed compression, internal preload, Motion Control IS 20mm Maxle DH
Fork Travel 200mm
Head Tube Diameter E2 Tapered
Headset FSA NO.57E, E2, ACB sealed bearings
Handlebar Bontrager Big Earl, 31.8mm, 25mm rise, 9 degree sweep
Stem Bontrager Big Earl, 31.8mm
Brakes Avid Elixir R, hydraulic disc
Brake Levers Avid Elixir R
Shifters SRAM X.7 trigger
Front Derailleur MRP G2
Rear Derailleur SRAM X.9
Chainguide MRP G2
Cranks Race Face Respond DH
Chainrings 38T
Bottom Bracket
Pedals Wellgo BO-87B
Cassette SRAM PG970 12-26, 9 speed
Rims Bontrager Big Earl Disc wheel system
Hubs Bontrager Big Earl Disc wheel system, 6 bolt
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF, 26x2.5"
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
Seatpost Bontrager Rhythm, 31.6mm, 5mm offset
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size 2.7-inch
Bottle Cage Mounts No
Colors Black/White/Red
Weight N/A
Price $4,409.99
More Info Trek website

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