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New Trek Session 88 DH and FR version

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Trekrules, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Trekrules

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    The new Trek Session 88 both in DH and Fr version.

    Trek Session 88 DH - 8" of travel, uses the same 1-piece 'EVO link' as the '08 Fuel and Remedy lines, along with the now Trek-standard ABP axle pivot. Expect to pay around $5999 to get a bike that builds to a lovely 37lb.


    Session 88 FR - indentical geometry to the DH version, but with a more freeride component build.


    New brakes that we weren't meant to have seen yet. The Avid Elixir.


    New Saint rear mech using a variation of Shadow technology. Notice the internal cable routing. Like the Remedy the Session 88 will pivot at the rear axle - what Trek calls 'Active Braking Pivot' or ABP.


    E2 headtube flares from 1.125" to 1.5" for the best light weight / stiffness compromise..


    Bontrager rads up the decals


    Nico Vink and Andrew Shandro broke in the Session 88 DH and FR bikes on the World Cup circuit and the Shore, so you can be sure they've been tested thoroughly.


    http://www.nsmb.com/gear/otter_04_08.php
     

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    Thanks.
    Any news on a Session 10?
     
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    damn, that DH getup is gorgeous!
     
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    hmm, mrp guides. It's like someone in wisconsin is grumpy about something...
     
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    I saw the testing of the 88 in a mag a few months ago but that thing came out nicer than I thougth it would.
     
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    The session 10 is still aimed for 2009.but the session 10 was launched back in 2006.Trek still has the session 10 as there flagship bike.
     
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    Wow, the 88s look really fun.
     
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    Good catch. :clue:

    You think Trek would want to help pay E.13's lawyer fees?(if there is a lawsuit even going on)

    Edit: Looks like there may be an LG1 on the DH version?
     
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    I'm sorry, but 6 grand for a bike spec'd primarily with Trek's in-house parts brand? They can kiss my grits.
     
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    You mean an MRP G2? I know, at first glance the looks can be decieving!
     
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    At least they're not using their own brand of shocks.

    And as far as the MRP LG1 goes....they even put a little white logo on the upper guide?!? No copying at all went on there :twitch:
     
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    damm, that DH version is the tits. Are they available?
     
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    behind you with a snap pop
    6 G's.
    In house parts.
    Lance's other ball must be the head tube badge.

    That frame looks sweet though.
     
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    goin back to cali, cali, cali, goin back to cali!
    Love the lines on that frame, saw it in the mag! Its sweet. Id never considered trek before now!
    :thumb:
     
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    well, technically s'ped isn't using their own shocks. They basically forced stratos out of business and took their designs IIRC. but that's a whole different conversation.
     
  17. General Lee

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    not sure if that's nsmb's quote or trek's but it's really hard to break a bike in on the world cup circuit when it is never physically ridden at a world cup race.:banghead:
     
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    cough *Specialized* cough

    Looks nicer here than the photos from Decline.
     
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    Doubt it will be $6k in the US based on all the other pricing info we've already seen. Maybe in Canada... NSMB is funny about their price quotes that way... ;)
     
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    New Avids?
     
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    that is a very stout, clean looking DH bike.
     
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    Many of the bontrager dh parts are rebadged truvativ stuff. Cranks for example...
     
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    and the rims? and stems? saddles? handlebars? tires?
     
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    The Bontrager stuff on my session 77 seems to be pretty decent.
    The rims ding pretty easily, but they're pretty light. The hubs are solid, and the rest is pretty hard to screw up on. A stem is pretty much a stem, it just boils down to specs really. The tires wear out fast, but grip really well. The bars are great, and the saddle works.
     
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    They are designed to have poor initial bite, and them get more powerfull the closer you pull them to the lever. Dweebs on the internet call it "modulation" I call it being broken out of the box. Overall clamping power is between a Juicy and a Code.
     
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    Hot. I was definitely waiting for this bike....... I only wished I still worked at a Trek store. Haha
     
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    nope.
     
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    Seems pretty cool to me the price seems ok most of the bontrager stuff is pretty good stuff. Ok it doesn't have the cool factor of other brands but its fairly good quality. I'd rather have the bontrager stuff than the cheap raceface finishing kit you get on a Glory.
     
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    well see here's the thing, $6000 CAD = $5975USD. :bonk:
     
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    uhhhhh yup?
     
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    So what position do you hold at Trek:crazy:
     
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    That DH version looks SICK! Holy crap. Reminds me of my Demo 8 II with the colors, top tube line and the white 40. Gorgeous.
     
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    Hey! That's a shoe :busted:
     
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    very nice, any details on the sizes of top tubes etc... these are for 2009? or available soon?
     
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    I know you work for Trek so obviously know the deal, however the botrager GXP bottom bracket on the bikes I work on clearly state that they are made by Truvative for Bontrager.
    The earl chainsets and lower end chainsets from bontrager also come with a pedal washer ziptied through the pedal hole. They come in a little bag with instructions on where to fit them and the instructions are listed as being truvative.:busted:

    I know some the new roady chainsets are made by a different company....stronglite?
     
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    wow first trek i wouldnt mind owning

    looks pretty nice
     
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    I like the looks of it and the suspension design.
     
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    you know what you just described does not equal "rebadged", right?

    anything that's purchased from Truvativ (like BBs) are labeled as Truvativ, and that's stated right on the website. I believe that any crank that's labeled as Bontrager has been designed and engineered in-house.
     
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    Yeah I guess re-badged is incorrect!
     
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    Klunky don't worry its not important except if you name is Travis and does no longer live near mountains :biggrin: