Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL — The Icon Remains

2015 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL

The Gary Fisher Superfly 100 was introduced back in 2009 — well before 29er’s stormed the industry. As a 24 lb. XC racer, it was the precursor to today’s modern carbon fiber, full-suspension XC bikes. The current-generation Superfly continues for 2015 with a variety of kits for a variety of budgets.

The build with the best spec for the money is the Superfly FS 9.8 SL. It features a 1×11 drivetrain with a solid mix of SRAM X01 and X1 components.

Suspension duties are handled by Fox Performance Series fork and rear shock. The rear shock is custom-tuned to match the characteristics of the ABP rear suspension. Add on top of that, a bar-mounted suspension lockout takes allows you to adjust the suspension characteristics on-the-fly.

Trek is famous for their OCLV carbon and the Superfly FS 9.8 SL is built using mountain-specific OCLV carbon in the front triangle and seatstays with an alloy chainstay.

Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL Features:

  • OCLV mountain-specific carbon fiber front triangle and seatstays with alloy chainstays
  • SRAM X01 and X1 drivetrain
  • Fox Performance Series fork and shock
  • G2 fork offset for nimble handling
  • 142×12 rear axle
  • Price: $5359.99

The Bottom Line

The evolution of the original Superfly continues as a 100mm travel XC racer with all the modern touches you’d expect. Nimble G2 geometry and active ABP makes for a confident handler that will climb and descend with the best 29ers on the market.