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The Best MTB’s from Trek World

We came, we saw, and we want them all...

It’s the busy and exciting time of the year when bike brands are getting ready to unveil their latest bicycle creations. We headed down to the Trek World launch day in Milton Keynes to see what the big brand can offer us in 2017 for mountain bikes.

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We’ve said it before, but women’s mountain biking is seriously booming and with many companies now playing catch-up, we’re starting to see more dedicated products, bikes, services and kit.

This year Trek have made considerable changes with their women’s division. Firstly, taking on the World Champion Rachel Atherton and her team, and adding Casey Brown and Katy Winton to ride alongside legendary rider, Tracy Mosesely.

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Perhaps the biggest change up to Trek’s women’s MTB range is the shift in focus from the popular 650b Remedy to the 29er Fuel EX.

The Remedy was last years ultimate trail and all-mountain ride, very popular among many women and at the bike parks, but for 2017 this model has been somewhat overshadowed by the new re-designed women’s Fuel EX.

Trek doesn’t believe in having a fixed wheel size for each model, but rather the wheel size should reflect the rider’s height. The 14″ and 15″ Fuel EX models come equipped with a 650b wheelset, while taller riders on 17.5″ and 18.5″ will have the larger 29″ wheels.

The top model is the Fuel EX 9.8 with a full carbon frame in a matte black and soft pink colourway. Being it’s the top model, it is eligible to be fully customised with Trek’s Project 1 scheme which allows users to personalise their ride in any colours and designs they want.

The Fuel EX 9.8 comes with Fox 34 forks, boasting 130mm travel in the front and a Fox Float rear shock. Full Shimano XT group-set adorns this ride with a 2×11 drive-train. The new Bontrager dropper post is fitted, along with a short 35mm steam and the obvious female specific saddle and grips.

The models descend from 9.8, to 8 and 5 with the last two having lightweight aluminium frames.

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Trek women's Fuel EX 8 (back) and Fuel EX 5 (front)

With no changes to the Remedy or the downhill Session, the only other models to point out is the new long-trail Slash enduro monster. Now ridden by Tracy Mosesley, this replaces the previous Remedy 29er and boasts a whopping 160mm travel on the front. Capable of the most gnarly of trails.

The MTB e-bike of the event is the new Powerfly 9 FS Plus with plus tyres, 130mm travel and a pedal assisted power pack to give you that extra little help on the climbs.

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We took a browse through some of the new mountain bike apparel and kit the Trek and Bontrager have to offer, although somewhat lacking in the women’s specific department, there are a couple of nice, and interesting pieces we wouldn’t mind giving a go.

Check out the gallery below for more mountain bikes from Trek World.

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Entry level women's MTB
Trek Farley 9.8
Trek Procaliber

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