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2011 Trek Session 88 Downhill Bike (discontinued)

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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.


Product Trek Session 88 Downhill Bike
Model Year 2011
Riding Type Downhill
Rider Unisex
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
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details 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
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
Seatpost 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
Weight N/A
Price $6,039
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