Trek Superfly 8

I bought this bike second-hand back in 2018 as a replacement for my old and ageing Trek Paragon. As a 29er with a solid spec and excellent SID forks, the Superfly has been an amazing purchase.

The frame is pretty standard alu, but the curved seat tube tucks the rear axle underneath the rider, making it climb responsively. I added a shorter Race Face stem to bring the cockpit a bit closer, and ever since the bike fits like a glove, making it feel incredibly secure and in control.

I also kept my old Hope Evo 2/Stans wheelset from the Paragon, with the intention of keeping the original spec Bontrager Mustang wheels (XD Driver) as a spare.

My next upgrade: Adding a pair of skinwalls, either Maxxis or the new Vittoria line, which looks excellent next to the stealth black.

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Frameset

  • frame

    Alpha Platinum Aluminium, E2 tapered head tube, internal cable routing, PF89.5, balanced post mount, Closed Convert dropouts, G2 Geometry on 29ers

  • fork

    RockShox SID RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control remote lockout, E2 tapered steerer, 15mm Maxle Lite, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel

Wheels

  • wheels

    Stans Arch Ex 15mm front, 142x12 rear, Hub Pro 2 Evo

  • tyres

    Bontrager XR1 Expert, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 29x2.20, Schwalbe Rocket Ron 29x2.25

  • rotors

    Shimano RT-76 180mm/160mm

Drivetrain

  • shifters

    SRAM GX1, 11-speed

  • rear mech

    SRAM GX1, Type 2

  • front mech

    N/A

  • crank

    SRAM GX 1000, 32T X-Sync

  • bottom bracket

    PF89.5

  • cassette

    SRAM XG-1150, 10-42, 11-speed

  • chain

    SRAM PC 1130

Components

  • saddle

    Bontrager Montrose Comp, chromoly rails

  • seatpost

    Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 27.2mm, zero offset

  • handlebar

    Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 5mm rise

  • grips or bartape

    Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on

  • stem

    RaceFace 60mm

  • headset

    FSA IS-2, E2, sealed alloy cartridge

  • brake set

    Shimano Deore hydraulic disc

  • pedals

    Shimano M-520

Weight (approx)

  • 17.5" - 11.00 kg / 24.25 lbs

Misc notes


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