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Trek Session 8 2008

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  1. jvnixon

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    Looks like a demo8 and a kona stab had a baby...pretty decent looking IMO. Got the chance to ride one of the split-pivot fuels and was impressed, this could be a cool bike.
     
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    kinda looks gay, haha
     
  4. altix

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    fixed

    And your right, it doesn't look too good...but who knows how it rides, thats what matters anyways
     
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    it looks fine to me. performance and weight results are what I'm interested in though.
     
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    Split pivot?
     
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    ohh looks nice
     
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    I don´t like the design. But I´m sure it´s a great bike.
     
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    it looks sick!! but it kinda looks like a kona
     
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    If it rides well I might be on it since I work at a Trek shop. Looking like either that or an SWD for me next year....
     
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    Looks like a specialized enduro. And the TT looks real short.
     
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    It could be a small. I guess the size changes would be easy by welding the seatmast in a different place.
     
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    The TT does look short. Depending on what pricing ends up being I may try to test ride one at the plan in Wisconsin....
     
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    looks nice hopefully the geo is a bit more racey than the session 10
     
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    Anything is more racey than a Trek monster truck with 10" of rear travel. Most pointless bike I have ever seen them make....
     
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    Perty nice bike, got to ride one at Trek World. Definitely better than their old rigs.
     
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    damn, not really impressed by it, i was really hoping that just made a session 10 lighter and with 8inches of travel.


    yea, but that wont actually change the size at all if the front center is still the same
     
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    I was thinking that too.... but this design may have just as active suspension with much better pedaling characteristics. I'm willing to at least give it a chance. Hopefully price is reasonable.
     
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    Looks real good.
    Would love to take that for a spin.
    Trek has a bunch of nice bikes this year.

    Seems like they are Finally:lighten: figuring stuff out....
     
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    well if you look left right above the picture they mention they really liked the geo of the Sunday which lead me to think they are comparing both maybe?!?
     
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    Im going to guess you never rode one then. Besides the weight its not a bad bike...I would say its a good bike infact. I would have thought a "freeride-junkie" would love it :busted:
     
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    Busted. LOL I didn't get to ride one. Living in Illinois I never needed a 10" bike for freeride. Haha (Hardtail - 6" was sufficient.) Once I started looking at race bikes it seemed overkill and ridiculous to me so I didn't take the time out to ride one and I knew my shop would never get one to even stare at. Thus, here I am drooling at the possibility of getting Session 8 (though I would be perfectly happy with an SWD).
     
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    I came from a sunday to a sesison 10 and other than the head angle being a touch steeper on the session they felt VERY similar.
     
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    Wow..... so this should be even better then. From the little clips that you could read above the picture it sounds like it handles quite well. I plan on picking up the magazine tonight before class...
     
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    The only thing I did not like about the sesison 10 was the weight of the frame (over 14lbs)
     
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    So this must be the proto that people were seeing at Whistler toward the end of last season... I think Transcend saw it if I'm not mistaken.

    Yeah - it kinda has a Demo/Kona/Sunday vibe to it. Definitely looks burly but not too over the top - I dig it.

    :)
     
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    reminiscent of the bruiser series as far as aesthetics, lets hope the performance is a little less GAY (yes I mean gay)
     
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    i saw it in whistler during crankworx, it didn't look half bad in person, the pic has me questioning myself a little though. it's not super ugly, it's just nondescript.
     
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    ...session 10 weighs 13.4 with shock, no rear axle...not 14lbs+
     
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    i think that bike looks dead sexy.
     
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    Wow, that makes it light...

    Only heavier dh bike i know is nicolai lambda which is acording to nicolai 6.5kg (14.33lbs)
     
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    you forgot the 303 mate,those are also pretty heavy frames(6.5kg with shock);).The new session 8 looks pretty sweet but they are cheaper than a Session 10 with less weigth.I don't know if Nico Vink is gonna ride the new session 8 for the new World cup season but he doesn't getting any bad results with the session 10 in DH competitions.
     
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    It looks awesome to me. I've been riding a Session 77, and loving it. One thing I like about the 8, is that the pivot near the dropouts seems to be eliminated. This was a weak point (durability, not design-wise) in the 77's design, IMO. Time will tell, and once they are out and people have a chance to ride them, we'll see.
     
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    Its not eliminated, its moved, the rear axle acts as that pivot now. Much better design, too bad trek stole it and is marketing it like crap (Active braking)
     
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    your avatar looks like this pic of the tomes. was it your intent? haha

     
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    That thing looks good. If it rides half as good as the Session 10 does, it'll be a killer bike.

    Oh, and the Session 10 is one rad bike. Nimble, maneuverable, and stiff. I couldn't believe how easy it was to bunnyhop and wheelie. It's definitely MUCH more nimble than a V-10.
     
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    the session 10 is a sweet bike one of the lads in the shop has one and he hauls ass on it. I'm just not gone on the high front end, shortish feeling top tube and steep head angle compared to my morewood. I found it felt like i was riding with the bars up in my chest. It certainly eats up the rough stuff far better than my izumi although i still wouldn't quite call it a bike that just ploughs through stuff. Its nimble enough and pedals fairly well considering his weighs in at about 6lbs heavier than my morewood.
     
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    i like the broken boner style seat tube/top tube intersection......lame
     
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    this bike is far far far from the 10's hight pivot with roller.

    it will feel nothing like it, guaranteed.