2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

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2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

Post by Briana » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:55 pm

Super light Carbon Race bike, 100mm travel front and rear, Carbon wheels, carbon cranks, carbon bars, carbon saddle, Set up 1X11 with an XT rear derailleur and an XTR shifter. Size Med (17.5). Weighs about 23.5 lbs. Contact me if interested, I can send pics. MRC price $1500

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Re: 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

Post by Briana » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:31 pm

SOLD!
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Re: 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

Post by BikeRider » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:37 am

What did you end up going with for a new XC bike?
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Re: 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

Post by Briana » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:46 am

2020 Top Fuel 9.8
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Post by BikeRider » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:33 am

Briana wrote:
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2020 Top Fuel 9.8
Awesome bike. I hope it came with a spoke warranty. ;-)
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Post by BikeRider » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:26 pm

full sus @ ~20 lbs!!!

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M - 9.29 kg / 20.48 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
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Re: 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

Post by Briana » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:06 pm

60mm rear, 100mm front on the Super Caliber, not interested in that. I was looking for a little more travel, not less.
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Re: 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

Post by oscarp » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:26 am

There are definitely xc races that Id welcome more travel on.
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Post by Briana » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:54 am

oscarp wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:26 am
There are definitely xc races that Id welcome more travel on.
Ya, like every New England XC race!
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Post by oscarp » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:45 am

Im really curious and watching how this pans out for you this season. Chris at TVR clearly showed the benifit of more travel.
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Re: 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

Post by pace21 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:23 pm

oscarp wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:45 am
Im really curious and watching how this pans out for you this season. Chris at TVR clearly showed the benifit of more travel.
Hey wait I’m the one that’s supposed to give the backhanded compliments!!!! 😂

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Post by strat » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:39 pm

Meanwhile...the 2019 MRC Mountain Bike Racer of the Year is scouring through the secondhand bins for something a little less weighty...

Hoping to through a leg over the Blur TR in the coming weeks...opinions welcomed.

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Re: 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

Post by oscarp » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:48 pm

pace21 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:23 pm
oscarp wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:45 am
Im really curious and watching how this pans out for you this season. Chris at TVR clearly showed the benifit of more travel.
Hey wait I’m the one that’s supposed to give the backhanded compliments!!!! 😂
I was giving you a true compliment. You won TVR by 5 min. It was most likely because of the bike.
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Re: 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

Post by BikeRider » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:02 pm

Briana wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:06 pm
60mm rear, 100mm front on the Super Caliber, not interested in that. I was looking for a little more travel, not less.
I hear you and I think the shorter travel would still be ok if the race durations and distances were closer to what UCI World Cup XC races are like -- winning time is typically right around 1 hour. NE MTB promoters think a good Cat 1 race is 18-25 miles of roots, rocks, and powerline climbs. If racers feel short-changed, let them enter the marathon events and they can race and really get their $$ worth.

Also, if promoters claim the winning times are near 1:15 - 1:30 hrs they are basing it off of the winner (which makes sense), but ideally they'd base target race time off the 3rd place finisher (last podium spot) since 1st is a bad comparison more often than not (at least in the 50+ fields).
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Re: 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

Post by pace21 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:54 pm

We live in New England. With modern suspension kinematic and damping characteristics there is literally no disadvantage to going 120mm rear. Lots and lots of advantages though.

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Re: 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9.8 SL (XC MTB race bike)

Post by Briana » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:55 am

strat wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Meanwhile...the 2019 MRC Mountain Bike Racer of the Year is scouring through the secondhand bins for something a little less weighty...

Hoping to through a leg over the Blur TR in the coming weeks...opinions welcomed.
The Blur TR and the Specialized Epic EVO were both up for consideration. 100R / 120F. After seeing the reviews on the 2020 Top Fuel 115R / 120F with slacked out geometry it seemed like the perfect bike for me and the New England trails. Super fun on the trails and very capable on the New England CX courses whether or not they are 10 miles or 35 in good to go.
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