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    2016 Trek Farley 5, 7, 9, 9.6, and 9.8 Fat Bikes



    The 2016 Trek Fat Bikes are officially up on their website now, bringing a whopping 5 new models to the mix.

    Here's the models, pricing, and links:


    Farley 5 w/ MSRP of $1,729.99
    Farley 5 - New! - Trek Bicycle

    Farley 7 w/ MSRP of $2,399.99
    Farley 7 - New! - Trek Bicycle

    Farley 9 w/ MSRP of $3,199.99
    Farley 9 - New! - Trek Bicycle

    Farley 9.6 w/ MSRP of $2,999.99
    Farley 9.6 - New! - Trek Bicycle

    Farley 9.8 w/ MSRP of $4,799.99
    Farley 9.8 - New! - Trek Bicycle

    ​Discuss!

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    We've been discussing, but someone decided the discussion should be consolidated into the 2015 Farley thread - not sure why.

    Anyhoo. the 7 seems to be the sweet spot, and that's the one I have on order.
    Getting the 5 for my wife. I may end up building up a second wheelset for it @ 27.5 just for grins.

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    Looks like they are going to keep the 6-8 models.
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    Gambit21 congrats on your Farley 7 pre-order! I think I would have sprung for the 7 if it were a different color.

    bcriverjunky my dealer said once the 6's and 8's are gone, they're gone, and they have no more coming in.

    My Farley 5 is expected to arrive mid-late August. Woohoo! Can't wait!

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    I go back and forth on the purple. It's growing on me I think. (I wish it was orange) I hate the odd blue and green scheme of the 9.

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    Are most of these new models for fitting tires bigger than 4.0 ?
    [2015 farley 6 it is clear you cannot go bigger than 4.0....]

    IMHO, for me....4.0 or 3.8 is plenty for a fatbike incl snow, but for even more snow ability you haveta go bigger.

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    Yes, that, and slight changes to geometry, and their own expanded rim and tire sizes.

    Like you, I own a Farley 6, and have not found myself in need of bigger tires. Would be nice, but with all the fat bikes I test rode, and how perfect this one fits me, I am cool with that.

    Also, I read from multiple people that Dillinger 5s fit in the rear.
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    I just got the Fatboy SE but the good axles, factory hydro brakes, the 1x11... I would have bought that.

    Colors seem odd except on base model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyriverag View Post
    Yes, that, and slight changes to geometry, and their own expanded rim and tire sizes.

    Like you, I own a Farley 6, and have not found myself in need of bigger tires. Would be nice, but with all the fat bikes I test rode, and how perfect this one fits me, I am cool with that.

    Also, I read from multiple people that Dillinger 5s fit in the rear.
    in rear ? will need to research that....
    wow here it is

    2015 Trek Farley 6 and 8 fat Bikes - Page 23- Mtbr.com



    anywho...9 years on an original super-tank pugsley (yes with SS cog on front and large marge heavies) and swapped to Farley 6 tubeless...like night and day!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelies View Post
    Colors seem odd except on base model.
    This! They aren't bad, just odd indeed.

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    I really like that purple color of the 7. I would have picked one up but I got to impatient and went with something else haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moshock View Post
    This! They aren't bad, just odd indeed.
    With regard to the new models - Grey is fine, so is the purple. The blue/green scheme is ugly and just poor design imho (I happen to be a designer) The upper 9 models after that aren't ugly, just unremarkable.

    I may end up with a grey and orange 7 (dealer is willing to swap parts) but haven't decided yet. The purple is kinda nice too...

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    You are not going to fit a D5 on the rear of a 6 or a 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcriverjunky View Post
    You are not going to fit a D5 on the rear of a 6 or a 8
    I've seen a few that fit them when the tire was new, however given time to stretch it usually results in rub.
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    took another long look at farley 6 17.5 with hodag and that thing barely clears

    I agree a 5 ain't gonna fit unless it's really skinny 5

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    I love the color on the 9, the rest are so-so, don't hate any of them, don't love any of them. Wouldn't keep me from buying one. Can't wait to see one in person. I have a friend with a 9.8 on order. Can't freaking wait to see and ride it.

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    Marin Bobcat Trail 29er - Trek Farley 8

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    Thanks for sharing! Cool video!

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    the frame size inflation is aggravating; what they call a 21.5" frame, actually has a 20.5" seat tube, which effectively rules that out as a possibility. That's a shame, my team is having a bike buying night next month (we're sponsored by Trek & Bontrager) and we'd get the bikes at dealer cost. <sigh> looks like i'll be getting a Boone CX or a Fuel, instead and a Ventana this fall.
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    damn these new farleys look sweet...actually thinking of dumping my Surly for one
    SWING YOUR LEG OVER IT AND PEDAL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    the frame size inflation is aggravating; what they call a 21.5" frame, actually has a 20.5" seat tube, which effectively rules that out as a possibility. That's a shame, my team is having a bike buying night next month (we're sponsored by Trek & Bontrager) and we'd get the bikes at dealer cost. <sigh> looks like i'll be getting a Boone CX or a Fuel, instead and a Ventana this fall.
    Even though it's 20.5 shouldn't it still fit like a 21.5?


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    Ya everything I know with trek is they run shorter seat tube for better stand over but the frame fit is the "inflated size". One of those "dont worry about the numbers so dang much, test it out" things. I actually like that trek (provided its being done right) is puttin stand over more into the equation by building the frame to fit at "listed size" then cutting the seat tube lower to give the boys a little more room. We all aren't all legs you know.

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    Another new Farley video: https://youtu.be/w91OGtInmAw

    That blue Farley 9 looks pretty cool!

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    Have the 9 on order,my LBS gave me a could not refuse price for one
    ,plus the 27.5 was a major incentive!

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    I was looking at the build sheets between the Farley 7 and the 9.6 and they seem like they are pretty much the same builds except for the tire wheel combo. So my question is what will be the weight different between the aluminum frame of the 7 and the carbon frame of the 9.6?

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    the 9.6 seems like oneheckofa value!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    the 9.6 seems like oneheckofa value!
    AND....it has thru axles

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedaddict View Post
    AND....it has thru axles
    yes, i noticed

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    Quote Originally Posted by techfersure View Post
    Have the 9 on order,my LBS gave me a could not refuse price for one
    ,plus the 27.5 was a major incentive!
    On that note - if anyone walks into a Trek dealer and they quote you the MSRP on the Trek site and won't budge - walk away and go to another dealer. Be looking for $200 off that MSRP at least. I did a little better because I bought 2 bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    the 9.6 seems like oneheckofa value!
    Yep, but the 7 is the best bang for the buck in the lot IMO.

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    is there a difference between map and msrp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    is there a difference between map and msrp?
    That I'm not sure of - I just know that a high volume Trek dealer has some room on these.
    I think even a lower volume dealer has a bit of room since that MSRP is inflated a bit to allow for this.

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    been a loooong time since i sold trek, so i can't even remember how their pricing works or what the margins are depending on volume brought in.

    i know i hardly ever ordered from Q when i sold trek cuz bontrager offered a pretty complete selection of parts/accessories and i automatically saved 5-10% on those orders by being a trek dealer. make money in the buying, not the selling

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    the 9.6 seems like oneheckofa value!
    Yeah- I'd put money down on one as a snow bike if I could get it with 26" wheels. The 27.5"s might work for those on groomed trails, but I'm usually the trailer groomer....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky697 View Post
    Even though it's 20.5 shouldn't it still fit like a 21.5?


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    Does the 5 or 7 have thru axles on both front and rear. It looks as though the front is still QR?

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    It looks like the 5 is QR and the 7 is thru axle.

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    ava likes the 5 and doesn't mind qr's at all. and daddy don't care so long as wifey leaves the house unlocked and ava calls me dada. 42 with an 8 month old......livin the dream yo!


    the 5 has the best color. love the orange lettering

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    What's QR vs Thru Axle? Benefits or downsides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moshock View Post
    What's QR vs Thru Axle? Benefits or downsides?
    Smoke n mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moshock View Post
    What's QR vs Thru Axle? Benefits or downsides?
    TA, while probably the solution you'd arrive at if designing a bike for the first time right now, offers little if any true, quantifiable advantage in the rear or with a rigid fork. It offers much needed stabity and stiffness with a suspension fork.
    Stories of rear hub flex (therefore thru-axle) are BS in my opinion. With a tightened QR and laced wheel there's no place for the hub flanges to go.

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    Haha a suspension fork already has too much unnecessary flex and movement to begin with, what's the problem with having more? Might as well have a bit of side to side to go with all that up n down and all that extra weight leading you thru hill and dale. Lol!

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    What, don't you love it when your lateral energy is absorbed and turned into vertical energy and you lose momentum?

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    [QUOTE=newmarketrog;12041758]been a loooong time since i sold trek, so i can't even remember how their pricing works or what the margins are depending on volume brought in.

    i know i hardly ever ordered from Q when i sold trek cuz bontrager offered a pretty complete selection of parts/accessories and i automatically saved 5-10% on those orders by being a trek dealer. make money in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit21 View Post
    On that note - if anyone walks into a Trek dealer and they quote you the MSRP on the Trek site and won't budge - walk away and go to another dealer. Be looking for $200 off that MSRP at least. I did a little better because I bought 2 bikes.
    2550.00 for Farley 9 , LBS loyalty pays off ! can't wait until it comes in !

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    Quote Originally Posted by moshock View Post
    What's QR vs Thru Axle? Benefits or downsides?
    All you need to know is you want them. If you buy a new fatbike now without them, all you need to know is your local shop is glad you walked thru the door and took it off their hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedaddict View Post
    All you need to know is you want them. If you buy a new fatbike now without them, all you need to know is your local shop is glad you walked thru the door and took it off their hands.
    I pre-ordered a Farley 5. Is it QR or Thru Axle? Still don't know what the physical difference is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedaddict View Post
    All you need to know is you want them. If you buy a new fatbike now without them, all you need to know is your local shop is glad you walked thru the door and took it off their hands.
    spiked koolaid. you 3 sheets to the wind yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moshock View Post
    I pre-ordered a Farley 5. Is it QR or Thru Axle? Still don't know what the physical difference is.
    If you don't know if your bike has either, or what the difference is, you won't be able to detect the very subtle differences between the two when riding. I wouldn't let this affect a bike purchase decision.

    Honestly I think the biggest benefit of going TA is so you don't have to listen to people preaching the benefits of them lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyriverag View Post
    If you don't know if your bike has either, or what the difference is, you won't be able to detect the very subtle differences between the two when riding. I wouldn't let this affect a bike purchase decision.

    Honestly I think the biggest benefit of going TA is so you don't have to listen to people preaching the benefits of them lol.
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