2015 Trek Bikes Sneak Peek – New Road, Adventure & Mountain Bikes Coming!

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As this post goes live, the North American iteration of TrekWorld 2014 is kicking off, showing all 2015 bikes to dealers. Official info and images will be coming soon, but we couldn’t wait to give you a quick look at some of the highlights for their ’15 range.

Starting with their biggest road news of the year, the ultralight Emonda greeted everyone with a hanging sculpture of prototype and test frames dangling above the flagship SLR 10. If you recall, that bike has a 10.25lb claimed weight, which comes with the title of World’s Lightest Production Road Bike.”

UPDATE: Part Two posted here.

Roll on for pics and words…

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Any bike this light is always worth a closer look, even if we’ve got one of it’s sisters in on review.

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They’re even available through Project One, making the frame a bit more affordable if you’re willing to hang a budget build kit on it.

What Trek hasn’t made a big deal of is that the Emonda effectively replaces the midlevel Madones. A 1- and 2-series will remain available, as will higher end models for racers prioritizing aerodynamics over the lightest weights, but for most riders and budgets, the Emonda is now the go-to race and club bike.

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Some other big news on the road is the addition of disc brake equipped Domane bikes. Word is a number of models will be available with rotors, but there’ll still be a full range of rim brake bikes, too.

The disc brake versions (or, at least this carbon Domane 4.5 Disc) will get 12×142 rear thru axles using Trek’s clever Closed Convert dropouts that allow you to switch it over to standard QR wheels, too. The fork uses their IsoSpeed damping design and sticks with a standard 15mm thru axle. Look for an Ultegra mix with RS500 compact crankset and hydraulic disc brakes for $2,999.

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If the Domane won’t quite get you where you wanna go, the new 920 adventure bike should. The frame is made of 100-series Alpha aluminum, and the complete bike will get a SRAM 10-speed setup with X7 rear derailleur and S1000 42/28 double crankset.

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It’s running drop bars with bar-end shifters. That makes room for TRP’s Hylex hydraulic disc brakes to be installed, offering old school shifting alongside very modern braking. Full rack and fender mounts make this bike ready for anything. The tire looks like a new, thinner version of their various XR mountain bike tires – we’re guessing it’s aimed at the gravel grinder crowd. They’re mounted on Bontrager Duster Elite tubeless ready wheels running thru axles front and rear.

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Supposing you wanna take your 10-to-12 year old kid with you, the one size 26″ wheeled KXR youth race bike pulls double duty as either road or cross, but we’re thinking it’ll work just fine for gravel stretches, too.

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It’s performance oriented with an upper level alloy frame that’s even ready for their integrated speed and cadence sensor. We’d probably swap in mini V-brakes, but otherwise pretty solid ride for your little speed demon.

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Retrogrouches rejoice! This custom built Boone cyclocross bike gets their Bontrager XXX bar/stem combo, tubulars and good ol’ fashioned cantilever brakes to come in at 14lbs.

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The CrossRip remains in the line, too, giving you something in between commuter and cyclocross and gravel and adventure bikes.

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The Fuel EX will get a new top end build with the XTR Di2 2×11 group for a mere $8,999. Honestly, we were expecting the price tag to be higher. Hopefully a 29er version will share the same spec.

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What’s RapidDrive you ask? It’s their exclusive 54-tooth engagement Star Ratchet made by DT Swiss.

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The Lush will finally be getting a carbon fiber frame option and something other than a heavy triple crankset. This one jumps straight to a 1×11 SRAM group with Fox suspension and a stealth dropper post.

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The other big news for the Lush? It’s getting 27.5″ (aka 650B) wheels!

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The Farley 8 fat bike gets the Rockshox Bluto and all-new Bontrager Jackalope fat bike wheels.

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The Session splits into two models, the Session DH with 27.5″ (650B) wheels as expected

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…and a 26″ Session Park for slightly less insane riding.

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Now that Trek owns Electra, they’re able to push beauties like this Loft model into more shops.

All photos courtesy of a Trek Dealer, used with permission, unless otherwise noted as being from Trek Bikes. Wanna see more? Head over to TrekWorld.TrekBikes.com or follow @TrekBikes on Twitter.

Comments

H - 08/04/14 - 11:56pm

Sweet eye candy, where is the Carbon Farley???

Fred - 08/05/14 - 12:18am

For those bikes having such new features, like those tubeless ready fat bike wheels on the Farley, I was hoping for more information.

Correction - 08/05/14 - 12:31am

The bike you identified as a Loft is the new Trek Chelsea. The Loft was in the Electra showroom (above the Trek showroom).

Velociraptor - 08/05/14 - 3:05am

I was so excited about the 920 until I saw the bar end shifters.

Michael Kerr - 08/05/14 - 5:00am

Looks fantastic but be careful what you buy. Unfortunately I’ve had poor experiences with TREK bikes made after 2006. They are just not tough bikes and they ship with parts that break with any serious usage. I was shocked to find myself replacing my TREK with a different bike to be able to complete a 3000km tour in 2010. Such a shame that TREK had joined the Buyer Beware Club!

Michael Kerr
http://www.facebook.com/roadsmitten

Stamps Transou - 08/05/14 - 5:52am

@MichaelKerr-thanks for your wonderful anecdote. Care to be more specific with your sweeping generalizations?

Badbikemechanicx - 08/05/14 - 6:30am

The mountain bike paint jobs look fantastic.

j - 08/05/14 - 8:41am

@MichaelKerr

word G
The Trek bicycles during and after J.T. is a much different place then the Dick Burke company of old.
We’ll see how many other brands J.T. makes his rounds to; after Trek it was Specialized, and now he’s at Giant.
Anybody else dislike his formula and methods for bring brands up?

Ryan - 08/05/14 - 9:18am

That Electra Moto looks just like the old Kona A’ha but with disc brakes!

Crash - 08/05/14 - 9:30am

Where’s my Trek Boone with RS685 brakes and 105-5800? :(

Peter R - 08/05/14 - 9:53am

So, the new 920 is a take on the Salsa Fargo. The spec on that is really nice, very similar to my Fargo. Good to see them doing something like this.

The Guy - 08/05/14 - 9:59am

@MichaelKerr – TREk, TREK, TREK – quit with the generalizations, d*mn!

@j – what the hell are you talking about?

Trek, great job, the line looks great. It’s refreshing to see an XTR Di2 bike for less than $10k. Emonda looks sick too. Keep it up!

Dougal - 08/05/14 - 10:06am

I like that 920, It looks like great do it all bike. It seems well proportioned and doesnt go for a ridiculous stack height like many adventure bikes. I applaud the use of bar end shifters on an adventure bike. The “get me home” friction mode can be priceless out in the middle of knowhere.

josh - 08/05/14 - 10:52am

Trek makes quality bikes, but there is nothing real exciting at this year, and I am a Trek fanatic.

Two-Wheeled Explorer - 08/05/14 - 11:20am

Stop the presses! Holy Hot Wheels, Batman! I may have to become a Trekkie again! Been thinking of upgrading my Bianchi Volpe, and this may be the ticket! Looks very interesting, to say the least.

Now, just what is the bike behind the 920 with the “Salsa-Anything”-style racks on the fork???

Greg - 08/05/14 - 11:20am

Bar end shifters, no thank you.

John - 08/05/14 - 11:43am

@Dougal: No “get me home” friction mode on the TT500 rear derailleur shifter.

@Crash: I was wondering, “Where’s the Trek Boone with thru-axle?” ;-) The RS685 shifters are supposed to be out this month or next. My guess is that we’ll start to see new models with 105 and Ultegra and the new mechanical/hydraulic shifters in the next few months.

John - 08/05/14 - 1:01pm

*SL-500 rear derailleur shifter.

Slow Joe Crow - 08/05/14 - 4:16pm

The 26″ wheel junior bike is a good development. There is a real need for something bigger than a 24″ wheel bike but smaller or better proportioned than a 700C bike. I think Islabikes may be driving some competition since I saw a lot of new Islabikes at the Cross Crusade kiddie race last fall.

John - 08/05/14 - 4:40pm

@Two-Wheeled Explorer

That would be the new 720: harryhallcycles.co.uk/m23b0s406p4407/trek-720-disc-2015

Also seems like there will (finally) be a 520 w/ disc brakes: harryhallcycles.co.uk/m23b0s406p4406/trek-520-disc-2015

aaron - 08/05/14 - 5:18pm

finally. a top end f/s 100-130ish mm travel mtb with a, wait for it…2x set up. I am personally tired of this 1x trend. Looks very tempting indeed. (not the all black, the fuel bike)

JBikes - 08/05/14 - 5:27pm

@ Slow Joe Crow
Road bikes with 650c wheels used to be readily available and were great for pre-teens as well a many women (or shorter men). Sadly, the retail industry seemed to convince everyone that 650c wheel where “slower” and people believed it because they have no idea what a gear ratio is. Now if you are under 5′-4″ toe overlap is very common on 700c wheels. Yeah you can get used to it and it normally isn’t a problem, but it is an issue. And a strange one to accept given there is no downside to 650c wheels.

I’ll concede that 700c wheels are in fact “faster”, with regards to rolling resistance. When you factor in wind resistance it gets a little more fuzzy. All said, no recreational or even aspiring racer is going to be held back by 650c wheel, properly geared.

puzzled dude - 08/05/14 - 7:01pm

Two bad ideas:

Bar shifters on the modern adventure bike. So you are in the drops taking off a green light everytime? Shifting with one hand on the top, alternately left & right?

Emonda replacing mid-range Madones. Surely serious enough amateurs would prize aero over weight, as it is more important when not climbing, and they might like to race someday. Custom Emonda with low end groupset is pointless as you are putting more weight on this less aero bike.

JBikes - 08/05/14 - 7:45pm

puzzled dude,
As someone who routinely uses bar end shifters, I don’t see the issue when used during commuting. Dropping one hand down to occasionally shift is not hard and kinda intuitive. Now, given many will use this bike as a commuter, I can see the argument for brifters, but given its an adventure bike, it’s built as such. There are real benefits to bar end shifters if you use your adventure bike to venture beyond the city commute.

Velo - 08/05/14 - 11:17pm

> Dropping one hand down to occasionally shift

Sorry… bar end shifters and city traffic don’t mix. I’m constantly shifting, accelerating, braking in traffic. Bar end shifters are a big negative. In fact, grip shifters are the best.

Donnieboy - 08/06/14 - 6:30am

Glad to see a gravel bike by Trek and especially green – natural green – not toxic dispersant green. Yes I would prefer STI levers and full shimano road groupsets with perhaps the newer 11sp 105 cranks with cyclocross chainset (46/36) or even 10sp cx50 with matching groupo to assure lasting quality/durability. I can actually adjust my own derailer on the fly, so don’t need the barend shifters. Perhaps we will see a gravel bike with isospeed in the sub 2000$ point. Would be reasonable. They did this with the aluminum 2.0 Domane and Lexa Road bikes minus the gravel tire clearance so people would get an AHEM “affordable” endurance bike. Gravel bikes can be endurance bikes too, so why not spread the isospeed like isoGOOD.

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