TREK SESSION 9.9
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.