MTBR.com grabbed these photos while on a tour of the Trek factory…looks like that whole 29er downhill bike thing we explored a while bike is getting some play by the big boys. They also hinted at (in code, no less) that a redesigned 140mm Roscoe-like-but-Trek-branded all-mountain bike is in the works!
Apparently, this prototype has seen some action at Whistler already, has 7″ of travel and is still undergoing design changes. More pics after the break, or head on over to MTBR to see all of them.
Note the ABP rear axle pivot and ample clearance afforded by the rearward placement of the seatstay bridge and bent seat tube…necessary to handle all that travel with the big wheels!
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