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    Trek Farley 2018 Models - post your news here!

    Oddly I still can't find any stuff on the Trek site yet about the 2018 models but I've seen the new Farley 5 appear in a number of retailers. The Farley 2016 thread was getting real long so I started this thread if people want to post any links/photos of the new bikes. Here's a 5 on Evans to start it off: https://www.evanscycles.com/trek-far...-bike-EV311874
    Keen to see if anyone got one of the higher end models with Mastodons yet.


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    I was at a dealer a week ago and saw the 7 on the dealer site. It's red and will have a Mastodon Comp on it.
    Most other models are still drawings....I'm interested in the EX models

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    I seen the 2018 farley 5 and 7. Pretty sweet upgrades.

    27.5"
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    7 has mastodon and nx now
    5 has 1x10 deore and the carbon fork.

    No word on the carbons or ex bikes. My LBS said its probably a change and they are waiting on something.

    Hoping they changed the hubs! The rep was kind of shocked i had so much trouble with mine.

    I hope so bad they their new rapid drive hubs like their new kovees. Even if they are 3 pawls ill add 3 more to make them 6. Hard to buy a bike and need to upgrade the hub right away. My dt 350 cost me $500+ in canada
    Quote Originally Posted by theGliberal View Post
    I see that the new version of the 9.8 is being spec'd with the dropper post.

    "Bontrager Drop Line 125, internal routing, 31.6mm (15.5: Drop Line 100)"
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    It comes with a Mastodon Comp set at 80mm
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    9.6
    - new colours

    9.8
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    - bontrager dropper post
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    Not a 2016 but I got my 2018 Farley 5 today. Pretty stoked on it---well spec'd for the price. It came out to about 30lbs w/o pedals setup tubeless w/ sun ringle tape and 4.5 oz sealant in each tire.
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    The 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    Info from the other thread.
    Thanks! Saw this on the other thread. I would love to see the purple in the 7 make a come back next year. I kind of wish I had bought it instead of the 5 but still love it. Good to see the Mastodon making an appearance.


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    Ordered my ex 9.8 yesterday (shipping 8/14)
    Picture of 9.8 above is correct, ex adds Mastodon fork.
    Weight shown was 30 lbs, setting up tubeless to help.

    I'm beyond stoked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slocoach View Post
    Ordered my ex 9.8 yesterday (shipping 8/14)
    Picture of 9.8 above is correct, ex adds Mastodon fork.
    Weight shown was 30 lbs, setting up tubeless to help.

    I'm beyond stoked.
    I wonder if it's the Comp or Pro Mastodon on the EX

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    9.6 in the flesh
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocoach View Post
    Ordered my ex 9.8 yesterday (shipping 8/14)
    Picture of 9.8 above is correct, ex adds Mastodon fork.
    Weight shown was 30 lbs, setting up tubeless to help.

    I'm beyond stoked.
    I'm a bit confused.

    Last years EX 9.8 was 32 pounds, the Mastodon weighs more than the Bluto....so what bike weighs 30 pounds?

    Is there a Mastodon option on the hardtail 9.8?

    Looks like a 9.6 for me unless I can get a deal on a closeout 2017...I really like the roarange

    Congrats on the bike!
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    I second the confusion. The current 9.8 has a rigid fork and the bike identified above as a 9.8 has a rigid fork. The post in question appears to be talking about the EX (dual suspension), then throws in a bit about the hardtail and a suspension fork in the same sentence, while still acknowledging that the photo is correct. It's very confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    I wonder if it's the Comp or Pro Mastodon on the EX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaumaturge View Post
    I second the confusion. The current 9.8 has a rigid fork and the bike identified above as a 9.8 has a rigid fork. The post in question appears to be talking about the EX (dual suspension), then throws in a bit about the hardtail and a suspension fork in the same sentence, while still acknowledging that the photo is correct. It's very confusing.
    Sorry for the confusion, I just meant the color scheme was the same between 9.8 and ex 9.8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocoach View Post
    Sorry for the confusion, I just meant the color scheme was the same between 9.8 and ex 9.8.
    All good! Congrats on your forthcoming bike, too. Until Rocky puts a rear shock on my Susi Q, your Farley EX 9.8 is my dream bike.

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    I bought a 9.6 over the weekend from the local bike shop . Picked it up on Sunday after they took the tubes out of the tires. I have only gotten off the bike to work and sleep since bringing it home. I had a 1980 or so Factory kuahara that I purchased with paper route money. It was stolen in 1987, and I haven't had a bike in 30 years. This thing is amazing. I would post a picture but I can't figure out how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaybrick View Post
    I bought a 9.6 over the weekend from the local bike shop . Picked it up on Sunday after they took the tubes out of the tires. I have only gotten off the bike to work and sleep since bringing it home. I had a 1980 or so Factory kuahara that I purchased with paper route money. It was stolen in 1987, and I haven't had a bike in 30 years. This thing is amazing. I would post a picture but I can't figure out how.
    Ordered a 21.5" this morning!!! The matte grey with gloss black is awesome.

    Was kind of down as my 19.5" 6 was pretty nice but my top fuel is a 21.5" and it feels way better. So i went carbon, one size up in the frame and wheel department!
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Ordered a 21.5" this morning!!! The matte grey with gloss black is awesome.

    Was kind of down as my 19.5" 6 was pretty nice but my top fuel is a 21.5" and it feels way better. So i went carbon, one size up in the frame and wheel department!
    That is one cool looking bike!


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    Why are the 18 model not on the Trek website yet!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    are there any physical changes to the carbon bikes? or just new paint jobs?

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    I don't think the geometry changed but I know some of the build has changed. 9.8 Should have Eagle for 1.
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    Did a build on the 5 last night at the shop. I was pleasantly surprised with the build. 27.5 wheels with Gnarwahl's. 1X11. All in all not a bad build for $1730. Like the grey on black also.
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    Anyone know if EX frames are available in 2018?

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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees View Post
    Anyone know if EX frames are available in 2018?
    No...according the the rep I talked to( which may or may not be true)
    Bummer....because it's the only think on the production bike I want

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    Kinda wondering why they set the 7 up at 80mm. Surely most would prefer 100mm if not 120mm (with commensurate impact on the HTA/ BB height? I guess you can change it, I haven't quite followed all the machinations of what you can and can't do with the various fork versions.
    Wouldn't the bike have been better set up at 100mm and let people adjust 20mm either way without so much variation to geometry.

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    2018 Farley EX 9.8

    Just brought home a 2018 Farley EX 9.8 for my wife who has been wanting to upgrade her old 9:Zero:7.

    It comes with Eagle GX which she has ridden and loved. I'm anxious to put it on a diet and bring it down from its 34.5lbs (size 15.5). Unfortunately the 2018 gained a couple pounds from the 2017's 32.3lbs (size 17.5). Much of that seems to come from the new Manitou 120mm fork with 34mm stanchions instead of Bluto's 32mm, and from the Eagle drivetrain. The rest of the components are the same or comparable (Specs attached).

    Kicker is the fork is so wide, it doesn't fit my old Kuat NV rack's tire hooks.
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    HEAVY Baby, Heavy! I am thinking about a Farley EX8 this year. Not sure I want the extra weight though. My 7 weighs in at 30.07
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat-Tire View Post
    Just brought home a 2018 Farley EX 9.8 for my wife who has been wanting to upgrade her old 9:Zero:7.

    It comes with Eagle GX which she has ridden and loved. I'm anxious to put it on a diet and bring it down from its 34.5lbs (size 15.5). Unfortunately the 2018 gained a couple pounds from the 2017's 32.3lbs (size 17.5). Much of that seems to come from the new Manitou 120mm fork with 34mm stanchions instead of Bluto's 32mm, and from the Eagle drivetrain. The rest of the components are the same or comparable (Specs attached).

    Kicker is the fork is so wide, it doesn't fit my old Kuat NV rack's tire hooks.
    The Mastodon Comp is about 1 1/4 lbs heavier than the Bluto....but works so much better. The Mastodon Pro is about 1/3 of a lb lighter than the Comp.
    The switch to the Stylo crank probably gained you some weight also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MozFat View Post
    Kinda wondering why they set the 7 up at 80mm. Surely most would prefer 100mm if not 120mm (with commensurate impact on the HTA/ BB height? I guess you can change it, I haven't quite followed all the machinations of what you can and can't do with the various fork versions.
    Wouldn't the bike have been better set up at 100mm and let people adjust 20mm either way without so much variation to geometry.
    I did some calculating before they came out and with the axel to crown on the extended with sag was like 10mm taller than the carbon fork at 100mm.

    I questioned if they would adjust the frame or put a 80mm on and they did go 80mm.... 100mm shouldn't effect things too much.
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    2018 Farley line-up w/ specs

    I found this nice post by a MN dealer. All the 2018 Farleys with specs!
    MN Bike Trail Navigator: 2018 Trek Farley Fatbikes Showing Up Now at Dealers

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    Quote Originally Posted by MozFat View Post
    Kinda wondering why they set the 7 up at 80mm. Surely most would prefer 100mm if not 120mm (with commensurate impact on the HTA/ BB height? I guess you can change it, I haven't quite followed all the machinations of what you can and can't do with the various fork versions.
    Wouldn't the bike have been better set up at 100mm and let people adjust 20mm either way without so much variation to geometry.
    You should be able to remove the spacers to make it 100mm.....unless Trek ordered their own OEM Comp fork that can't be changed.
    Going to 120 means changing the fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critster View Post
    I found this nice post by a MN dealer. All the 2018 Farleys with specs!
    MN Bike Trail Navigator: 2018 Trek Farley Fatbikes Showing Up Now at Dealers
    Good find. Pouring over this now and the 2018s STILL aren't up on their website.


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    Any 2018 owners....does it still say "Fatter is Funner" beneath the top tube. I hope Trek has kept this groundbreaking feature as it makes the Farley much cooler and faster than any other bike on the market ;-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    I did some calculating before they came out and with the axel to crown on the extended with sag was like 10mm taller than the carbon fork at 100mm.

    I questioned if they would adjust the frame or put a 80mm on and they did go 80mm.... 100mm shouldn't effect things too much.
    Just seemed odd to me, when last year's Farley 9 was set up 100mm with the Bluto. 80mm doesn't seem to be worth it given the extra heft of the Manitou, even if it is a much better fork by all accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MozFat View Post
    Just seemed odd to me, when last year's Farley 9 was set up 100mm with the Bluto. 80mm doesn't seem to be worth it given the extra heft of the Manitou, even if it is a much better fork by all accounts.
    I guessing that they are speccing the EXT version of the Comp....which is 20mm taller than the Bluto.
    And 80mm of quality travel is better than 17,873mm of Bluto travel anyday

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    Yep, guess so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critster View Post
    I found this nice post by a MN dealer. All the 2018 Farleys with specs!
    MN Bike Trail Navigator: 2018 Trek Farley Fatbikes Showing Up Now at Dealers
    There look to be some errors .
    The EX8 is the 2017 bike....I can't imagine there not being at least a colour change.

    The 7 shows 26 x 4.5 tires which is clearly a typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    Any 2018 owners....does it still say "Fatter is Funner" beneath the top tube. I hope Trek has kept this groundbreaking feature as it makes the Farley much cooler and faster than any other bike on the market ;-)
    Yes it does say "Fatter is Funner", in small writing under the top tube. I never noticed that..

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    Picked up my 2018 Farley EX 9.8 last week and fitted with 29er WTB 3.0 tires. Ride like a monster truck compare to my other bikes (Yeti ASR, SB5 and SB6). I really bulldoze over all the technical terrains where my other bikes couldn't roll over. The only minus is the weight. It's sitting at over 32lbs and you can really feel the weight when climbing.

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