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.