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Superfly 100 Elite is easily one of the best looking bikes in the world right now. Full OCLV carbon fibre frame beautifully shaped with a massively reinforced head tube junction with the top and down tubes.

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The Fox shock sits in line with the top tube and is driven by a short carbon link that is mounted to the top tube, just before the seat tube. Out back is an ABP axle, like that found on Trek’s other bikes, and a BB95 bottom bracket provides a huge surface area for the down tube and main pivot.

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The Superfly name is also applied to this lovely carbon fibre 29er hardtail. Same great paintjob.

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For women mountain bikers Trek has introduced the Lush, a four bike range that includes aluminium and carbon models. There’s 120mm of travel from the same ABP/Full Floater platform as the other bikes in Trek’s range, but to better accommodate women is the huge dropped top tube for massive standover clearance and the women-specific contact points. This has been made possible with a shorter rear shock to free up space for the top tube.

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The Fuel EX’s are all a bit lighter next year, and the 120mm bikes have also been slackened with a reduced head angle.

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The aluminium Rumblefish is a fine looking bike.

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Although the mountain bike world is very focused on 29ers at the moment, Trek isn’t ignoring its stable of 26er bikes. This is the stunning, looks-fast-sat-still Elite 9.9 SSL. Natty internal cable routing, with the cables entering the bulging head tube, and a half height integrated seat mast are standout features.

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Like the Remedy but want it burlier for more demanding riding? Trek has answered your request with the Slash, which essentially is a bike based on the Remedy but made fatter and chunkier in all the key places. A replacement for the Scratch if you prefer.

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More travel too, with 160mm from the Full Floater suspension and a RockShox Lyrik Solo Air fork. An important change on all Trek’s top-end full-sussers is that the very clever Dual Rate Control Valve (DRCV) tech will migrate to the forks, with Fox incorporating the design for an better balanced ride.

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