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Trek Session 8 Frame (discontinued)

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The best Downhill frame I have ever owned.

The Good:

Light, Nimble, No brake jack, Bottomless feel, Quiet, it just plows like a dirt bike.

The Bad:

Trek does not sell The Frame Only

Overall Review:

This bike rides just like its younger brother carbon version its amazing!!!!!! the combination of the Full Floater (allows the full rear linkage to move without sinking into the travel of the shock, when you come into corner's leaving your full travel for the brakes pumps ahead), with ABP Active Braking Pivot (rear linkage bearings are concentric with the axle of the wheel, it feels like the rear wheel wants to sink into the ground when you brake instead of the annoying brake jack). This bike its a machine that eats holes, rocks and roots for breakfast any day. I have my 2012 Session 8 build at 36 pounds. If your are thinking about it, do it. You will not be disappointed ask Aaron Gwin & Tracey Mosley.


Product Trek Session 8 Frame
Riding Type Downhill
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Size S M L XL
Top Tube Length 22.5 23.1 24.1 24.9
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
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 30.2 30.00 30.7
Reach 14.8 15.3 16.3 17.2
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Alpha Red Aluminum w/Aluminum Armor, ABP, Full Floater, alloy EVO Link, E2 tapered head tube, integrated fork stanchion bumpers, oversized pivot bearings, replaceable derailleur hanger
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" (S 400lb; M 450lb; L 500lb; XL 500lb spring)
Head Tube Diameter
Bottom Bracket
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Front Derailleur Size
Seatpost Diameter 31.6
Max Tire Size 2.5
ISCG Tabs ISCG03 Mounts
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors White/Black
Weight N/A
Price N/A
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