TREK PROCALIBER 8 (2018)

£1,500

Mountain Biking UK - - WRECKED & RATED -

Trek’s car­bon Procaliber frames have been around for a cou­ple of sea­sons, us­ing the unique ‘IsoSpeed’ tech­nol­ogy the US firm de­buted on their en­durance-road and cy­clocross bikes. Now, the ex­clu­sive scis­sor-pivot de­sign, which al­lows the seat tube to flex in­de­pen­dently of the rest of the frame, has been trans­lated into alloy. In the­ory, this shock-shrug­ging ben­e­fit should make this the most trail-rid­ing-friendly ma­chine here. But what’s the re­al­ity?

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