TREK SES­SION 9.9

Australian Mountain Bike - - Fast Track -

The Ses­sion 9.9 boasts a race-fo­cused ge­om­e­try thanks to di­rect in­put from pro­fes­sional rid­ers Dan, Gee, and Rachel Ather­ton and their wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in World Cup com­pe­ti­tion.

Reach has in­creased around 20mm on each size, putting the rider in an ag­gres­sive po­si­tion on the bike, al­though the Mino Link sys­tem helps to en­sure the head tube an­gle can be ad­justed any­where from 62 de­grees to 64.5 de­grees to give you plenty of op­tions.

There’s 210mm of rear travel thanks to the Fox Float X2, with Trek hav­ing now dis­pensed with their Full Floater de­sign thanks to re­cent rapid im­prove­ments in air shocks - the re­sult be­ing more strength and stiff­ness in the frame while also sav­ing weight.

The new 27.5” wheeled Ses­sion will be of­fered as a car­bon frame­set and as a com­plete bike fea­tur­ing a FOX Fac­tory 40 fork with air-spring, DT-Swiss FR1950 wheels, Bon­trager G4 tyres and Shimano Saint brakes, crank, shifter and rear de­railleur al­lied with an Ul­te­gra 11-25 10-speed cas­sette.

If you want to re­ally ride like the pros, though, you can try the Ses­sion 29er (left) which is one of a new wave of big­ger-wheeled DH bikes tak­ing the World Cup by storm this year.

Avail­able with frame, fork, shock and head­set only - the pack­age will give you 190mm of rear travel plus a 203mm-travel FOX Fac­tory 40 air sprung fork to deal with those 29” wheels.

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