TRICKS, UPGRADES OR TIPS?
Fox tucks the CTD lever so tight against the shock body,
allowing the shock to fit the largest number of frames, that
the air valve hinders access to the lever. That’s a bummer,
because the less time your hand is off the handlebars, the
better. Also, during racing conditions when you are suffering in an anaerobic state, removing your hand from the
handlebar and flipping the levers is close to out of the question. Learn to race in the Trail or Climb mode.
The Bontrager rear hub emitted an occasional click
when we applied pressure to the crank after coasting. It
happened often enough to be annoying, but the sound
went away after about 10 hours of riding.
Remember when we used to recommend ditching the
Bontrager tires once they were worn? Not anymore. Run
these tubeless, and when they wear down, replace them
with the same tire. They are very, very good.
While we see plenty of Superfly 100s on our local trails,
Trek makes it clear this is a cross-country race bike, and
they steer trail riders toward their Fuel EX. By doing this,
Trek has been able to optimize the Elite SL for the cross-country racer. The Superfly 100 Elite SL gets that single
job done well with speed and grace. It is the type of bike
that will make you the best rider you can be.
Riders always ask, “What do you do with the test bikes
when you are done with them?” Well, we send them back.
In the case of the Superfly 100 Elite SL, however, that is
going to be one very sad day. ;
Dial your ride: The shock’s
modes broaden the Superfly
100 Elite SL’s horizons. The
Superfly 100 Elite comes with
the ability to run internally
routed cables for remote
suspension settings. Trek’s
E2 means the bike uses a
tapered head tube and
steerer for added stability.
Bottom bracket height
Top tube length
Head tube angle
Seat tube angle
25. 6 pounds
3. 9” (front)
3. 9” (rear)
Carbon fiber/aluminum stays
Fox Performance Series 32 Float CTD
Fox Performance Series Float CTD
Bontrager Race Lite aluminum ( 29”)
Bontrager Race Lite
Bontrager 29-1 Team Issue ( 2. 2”)
Bontrager Evoke 3 Titanium
Bontrager Rhythm Elite
Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon ( 28”)
Shimano XT Shadow Plus
Shimano XT 10-cog (11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28- 32-36)
26. 2 feet (per crank rotation)
5. 5 feet (per crank rotation)
None (weighed with Shimano XTR)
Two worlds collide: This bike has a trick called G2 that gives the
bike both slow- and high-speed chops. That is not easily accomplished, and it masks the size of the wheels at the same time.
TREK SUPERFLY 100 ELITE SL