• 02-21-2013
    multitool
  • 02-21-2013
    J79
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    Just picked up my bike at the dealer, rode it home and loved it!

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  • 02-21-2013
    multitool
    what size ?
  • 02-21-2013
    Mr.Grumpy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J79 View Post
    Just went to the lbs, had a quick look, what a bike!
    11,08kg out of the box, 19"

    ;)
    .
  • 02-21-2013
    multitool
    19 got it
  • 02-22-2013
    J79
    Has anyone tried fitting 2.25 tires on the bike?
    Looks like it would fit, but just asking to be sure before ordering them.
  • 02-22-2013
    scruffy mike
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    Attachment 774458

    The Trek Store in Chattanooga has a rack of carbon Superfly 100s
  • 02-22-2013
    scruffy mike
    double post
  • 02-22-2013
    multitool
    disappointing to think mine is all paid for and im still waiting.
  • 02-23-2013
    dlennard
    From reading this thread it does seem that Trek does not know if a bike is sold as a pre order. They just send them to dealers that placed stock orders first whether it is for a sold bike or stock. It is disappointing to see people that have bought and paid for bikes seeing stock bikes just sitting on the showroom floor in other stores.
    I have a 2012 replacement frame from a 2010 that seems to be holding up but my wife's 2012 has a crack in the lower chain stay just like my 2010 so I don't think the cracking problem has been fixed yet. Time will tell.
  • 02-23-2013
    rfxc
    Re: 2013 Superfly 100 Elite SL eta ?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dlennard View Post
    From reading this thread it does seem that Trek does not know if a bike is sold as a pre order. They just send them to dealers that placed stock orders first whether it is for a sold bike or stock. It is disappointing to see people that have bought and paid for bikes seeing stock bikes just sitting on the showroom floor in other stores.
    I have a 2012 replacement frame from a 2010 that seems to be holding up but my wife's 2012 has a crack in the lower chain stay just like my 2010 so I don't think the cracking problem has been fixed yet. Time will tell.

    2013 frames are quite different from 2012 frames. I am Hopeful. Yet hopefully not naive.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
  • 03-02-2013
    TheFCuddy
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    Got mine!
    It is a XXL, the only size with a surplus in the world right now...be patient smaller sized fellows, this bike is sick! I switched the seat and the post to a Thomson, set it tubeless and went for a test ride. It's a rocket, hooks up extremely well and feels really balanced. I think I am going to leave the cockpit stock.

    Attachment 776866
  • 03-03-2013
    J79
    Can't wait to take my SF100 out for a first test ride...

    Got back from skiing-trip yesterday, but messed up my right shoulder in a crash...
  • 03-04-2013
    J79
    Real nice weather here today, sun is out, all the snow is gone, so couldn't resist and went for a quick ride despite my shoulder issues.

    Wow, the SF feels really great out there. Rode the bike out of the box, only added a water bottle and my own saddle (fizik gobi). Love the stiffness of the wheels and frame, responsiveness in and out off corners was amazing. Still have to properly set up the bike, waiting on new tires and not yet used to the cockpit. Had a 54cm flat-bar with bar-ends on my old sugar and fuel.
    But those are minor issues, can't wait to have a proper go on the bike once my shoulder is healed.

  • 03-04-2013
    Punch
    How is that fox terra logic fork?
  • 03-04-2013
    TheFCuddy
    The hard tail SuperFly Elite SL comes with the terralogic fork. The 100 has a performance series CTD with FIT damper.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Punch View Post
    How is that fox terra logic fork?

  • 03-05-2013
    blazinb
    anyone have any good weight shaving options on their bike? I have replaced my seat tube with a carbon race XXX lite one and going to get some lighter industry nine torch wheels for it but curious where I can also cut some weight? Tubes are gone already.
  • 03-09-2013
    Mr.Grumpy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr.Grumpy View Post
    I was down to my Trek dealer, my Superfly 100 SL is due April 8, 2013. It was ordered in early December.

    We'll see!

    My 17.5" SF 100 SL is on it's way, a month early! It shipped from Trek late last week, so hopefully I'll see it late this coming week.
  • 03-12-2013
    ruiabreu
    From Portugal!
    Look at my album (put also a Like in our page! :))

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...0718019&type=1
  • 03-12-2013
    retokunaga
    ruiabreu.
    Uol Amazing bike..... is this weight with pedals ???
  • 03-12-2013
    ruiabreu
    No. Without pedals. :)
  • 03-14-2013
    bmiller
    Trek is going to ship first come, first serve to dealers that placed orders regardless if its sold or a stock bike. August was the the first time these were offered to preorder. So if the dealer was smart and thought they would sell a few, they ordered some. If your dealer doesn't stock that bike, or waited awhile to order for stock, then yeah its going to be longer....pretty sure thats how it works with everything in life. As for the chainstay....they are aluminum on the new model.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dlennard View Post
    From reading this thread it does seem that Trek does not know if a bike is sold as a pre order. They just send them to dealers that placed stock orders first whether it is for a sold bike or stock. It is disappointing to see people that have bought and paid for bikes seeing stock bikes just sitting on the showroom floor in other stores.
    I have a 2012 replacement frame from a 2010 that seems to be holding up but my wife's 2012 has a crack in the lower chain stay just like my 2010 so I don't think the cracking problem has been fixed yet. Time will tell.

  • 03-14-2013
    Mr.Grumpy
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    Arrived!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr.Grumpy View Post
    My 17.5" SF 100 SL is on it's way, a month early! It shipped from Trek late last week, so hopefully I'll see it late this coming week.

    Arrived yesterday (Wednesday) almost a month early. Lucky me!

    I stripped it and started building it last night. Still waiting on a few items which should be here this week.

    Sadly, I couldn't weigh the frame.

    Attachment 780794
  • 03-17-2013
    J79
    Finally had a descent go on the bike, my shoulder felt OK, weather was nice so made the first serious ride on the bike.

    What can I say, this bike is awesome. Every pedal stroke is transmitted to the wheels, the bike feels really responsive and efficient. Bike felt very confident on the descent and was eating the trails like no bike I ever rode. The suspension was very active, even uphill but never felt the need to switch to the CLIMB setting. I actually had the feeling the suspension was creating grip in stead of absorbing pedal power. Completely different feeling as I was used to on my Sugar and Fuel. To bad the Bontrager 29-1 tires were completely rubbish in the mud, still waiting on the rimstrips to instal the TLR Michelin Wildgripp'r 2.25 tires.
    Also the XT disc brakes surprised me, the overal feeling is pretty good. The brakes felt pretty smooth and responsive.

    So in short, I had a blast on the trails today, the bike absolutely matched my expectations.
    I am not planning to many changes, only things I'm changing is to improve my position on the bike. I'm changing the stem (going for a 90mm) and handle bar, with a bit more rise.
  • 03-18-2013
    Mr.Grumpy
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr.Grumpy View Post
    Arrived yesterday (Wednesday) almost a month early. Lucky me!

    I stripped it and started building it last night. Still waiting on a few items which should be here this week.

    Sadly, I couldn't weigh the frame.

    It's built and almost ready to go. Still waiting on a set of Maxxis Ignitors which I'll install tubeless. Currently sitting at 24 lbs 3 oz with the stock tires and tubes.

    Attachment 782061

    Quick parts listing...
    Easton EC70 Bar
    Stock stem
    Lizard Skin Charger lock-on grips
    Formula RX brakes with Ai2 Rotors
    XT Shifters, Der's, Cranks, cassette (11-36), chain
    Crest Wheelset
    Hylix carbon post (ebay) - Hope it works!
    Specialized Romin Pro saddle
    Old, very well used M540 pedals (looking to replace with M780 soon)
    Specialized Rib Pro cage
    Polar mount
  • 03-18-2013
    J79
    Wow, thatīs one good looking bike!

    Kind of like the black&white theme of the SL better as the yellow on my Elite
  • 03-18-2013
    jthops
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    Well, I had my first race this weekend on the new SF100. 50 miles of technical and rugged racing in southern utah (True Grit 50). The bike handled great. It responded well, didn't drag on the technical ascents (in propedal), and it provided just enough forgiveness to keep me relatively comfortable. I still have a little to do to dial in the suspension.

    I did have one problem. The pivot bolt attaching the rear shock, came loose twice during the race. I torqued all bolts to spec when I got the bike a few weeks ago, but it looked like the threadlock (blue) was dry and of no use. Hopefully it is not a problem in the future, but something to keep an eye on.

    It's definitely a full suspension racer. Thumbs up.

    Here's the bike. An XL weighing in at 21 lbs 2 oz with pedals and cage. Roval control sl wheels, XX1 drivetrain, and a couple other changes.

    Attachment 782092Attachment 782093
  • 03-18-2013
    baltistyle
    I also have received my bike and could not be happier with it. 17.5 is 24.5 lbs totally stock with older xtr pedals installed. The bike rides excellently compared to my fuel ex 9.9. It rides just like a new bike should! Trimming the fat on this bike will be an expensive endeavour as nothing is too heavy out of the box, even the wheels(which have bladed spokes). Tires are not as listed on the website and are a 2.0 instead of 2.2. They are lite but twitchy. I have. Four rides since last Thursday(I ride a lot) all off road and the bike is smooth, fast, and quiet. I e ridden abp for years so I knew what to expect in that department but adding the big axles on both ends definitely made a difference in off camber stiffness.

    JTHOPS please send a picture of the "nut" side of the bolt that loosened. My guess is it is the upper bolt. I'd like a close up of the "nut" seated in the frame. I have an idea as to why it loosened.

    I have ridden oclv for seventeen years and this fit and finish is the best by far. I am unhappy that trek moved offshore especially for the top end mountain frame BUT the bike is amazing!! If there was a frame only option, the availability of the bike would be non existent not that it isn't already.

    If you have a chance to ride one, you will not be disappointed, except by the wait to get one after you order;)

    So long story short, coming from a high end fully kitted carbon fuel ex to this bike was a noticeable upgrade in technology and "feel"

    Kudos Trek... Just work on your supply line logistics.
  • 03-18-2013
    jthops
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by baltistyle View Post
    I also have received my bike and could not be happier with it. 17.5 is 24.5 lbs totally stock with older xtr pedals installed. The bike rides excellently compared to my fuel ex 9.9. It rides just like a new bike should! Trimming the fat on this bike will be an expensive endeavour as nothing is too heavy out of the box, even the wheels(which have bladed spokes). Tires are not as listed on the website and are a 2.0 instead of 2.2. They are lite but twitchy. I have. Four rides since last Thursday(I ride a lot) all off road and the bike is smooth, fast, and quiet. I e ridden abp for years so I knew what to expect in that department but adding the big axles on both ends definitely made a difference in off camber stiffness.

    JTHOPS please send a picture of the "nut" side of the bolt that loosened. My guess is it is the upper bolt. I'd like a close up of the "nut" seated in the frame. I have an idea as to why it loosened.

    I have ridden oclv for seventeen years and this fit and finish is the best by far. I am unhappy that trek moved offshore especially for the top end mountain frame BUT the bike is amazing!! If there was a frame only option, the availability of the bike would be non existent not that it isn't already.

    If you have a chance to ride one, you will not be disappointed, except by the wait to get one after you order;)

    So long story short, coming from a high end fully kitted carbon fuel ex to this bike was a noticeable upgrade in technology and "feel"

    Kudos Trek... Just work on your supply line logistics.

    The bolt threads directly into the pivot. This is a picture of the link with the bolt missing. I would love to hear a logical reason for the bolt to unthread on its own. When I get home I'll get a pic of the threaded side of the pivot. Thanks.

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  • 03-18-2013
    Mr.Grumpy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J79 View Post
    Wow, thatīs one good looking bike!

    Kind of like the black&white theme of the SL better as the yellow on my Elite

    I'm happy with the black/white as well. Can't wait to get out and ride it!
  • 03-18-2013
    baltistyle
    JTHOPS

    That actually isnt the bolt I was thinking about so the theory I had is shot. The main reason that bolt would unthread is because when the shock compresses, it the link is making an arcing motion and can unthread a bolt either during compression or rebound. It think rebound for this bolt but dont quote me on it. It really depends where the friction is coming from.

    Its a common occurrence on all full suspension bikes and therefore lock tite is needed. Most likely it was fine from the factory but when you tightened it you broke the bond. I tend to re lock tite anything after I move the threads, only for those things that require it. It will work better than relying on the old drier stuff. This will also keep away the creaks from these bolts since you would not want to use grease on these threads. Do not use anything but blue loc tite for the easiest future maintenance.
  • 03-18-2013
    evilsjg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr.Grumpy View Post
    Arrived yesterday (Wednesday) almost a month early. Lucky me!

    I stripped it and started building it last night. Still waiting on a few items which should be here this week.

    Sadly, I couldn't weigh the frame.

    Attachment 780794

    I don't have a frame weight either, but as a reference point my 19" SL is a bit over 28lb out of the box, complete sans pedals.
  • 03-19-2013
    J79
    Totally agree with Baltistyle, when re-torquing bolts;

    just remove the bolt first, clean the threads and refit with a fresh layer of loctite, blue 243 Medium Strength.
    Just re-torquing a bolt often breaks the old loctite layer and has the opposite effect.

    Slightly related question, for my old Sugar and Fuel I have a nice diagram which shows the complete suspension assembly. Complete with the corresponding torque settings for all bolts, correct loctite compound (on the fuel and Sugar one bolt was glued in with 638 compound) and all Trek parts numbers for bolts and bearings. Anyone have such a diagram for the Superfly?
  • 03-20-2013
    JMUSuperman
    I believe the torques are all printed on the bolt heads.
  • 03-20-2013
    evilsjg
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    Attachment 783055

    Lost the reflectors and spoke protector, glued on a magnet and swapped cranks, also swapped saddle, stem and spacers/topcap. Threw on my chunky ATAC's and converted to tubeless. 26lb 10oz as pictured. Not nearly as light as the Elite out of the box but should be easy to take another 1.5lb off with a wheelset (I have nothing else with a rear through-axle .. for the moment).
  • 03-22-2013
    Surfdog93
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jthops View Post
    Well, I had my first race this weekend on the new SF100. 50 miles of technical and rugged racing in southern utah (True Grit 50). The bike handled great. It responded well, didn't drag on the technical ascents (in propedal), and it provided just enough forgiveness to keep me relatively comfortable. I still have a little to do to dial in the suspension.

    I did have one problem. The pivot bolt attaching the rear shock, came loose twice during the race. I torqued all bolts to spec when I got the bike a few weeks ago, but it looked like the threadlock (blue) was dry and of no use. Hopefully it is not a problem in the future, but something to keep an eye on.

    It's definitely a full suspension racer. Thumbs up.

    Here's the bike. An XL weighing in at 21 lbs 2 oz with pedals and cage. Roval control sl wheels, XX1 drivetrain, and a couple other changes.

    Attachment 782092Attachment 782093

    Wow, that's impressive.
    My 2012 weighs in @ 25lbs and it feels very light (to me) and compared to my 30+ lb stump jumper
  • 03-22-2013
    Mr.Grumpy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Surfdog93 View Post
    Wow, that's impressive.
    My 2012 weighs in @ 25lbs and it feels very light (to me) and compared to my 30+ lb stump jumper

    I'm coming from a Stumpjumper FSR (Many actually) as well. This year I finally decided to buy an actual XC bike. Look forward to riding it soon!
  • 03-22-2013
    J79
    Converted to Tubeless tonight, finally got the rimstrips from the LBS.

    Set the bike up with 2.25 Michelin Wildgripp'r, clearance seems fine.

    Also changed out the cockpit, fitted a RaceFace Next Riser bar and Turbine Stem. Seems my position on the bike suits me much better.
    Just for fun put the new and old cockpit parts on the kitchen scale.
    Bontrager RXL Stem, 100mm, 133 gram
    Bontrager RXL bar, 690mm, 175 gram
    RaceFace Turbine Stem, 90mm, 132 gram
    RaceFace Next 3/4" Riser, 725mm, 184 gram

    Bontrager parts actually are actually right on target considered their weight. Was kind of a surprise for me.
  • 03-23-2013
    J79
    Just took out the bike for a quick, 15km, testride.

    2.25 Michelin Wildgripp'r are great tires, here the ground was still frozen in places but the rest was like a mud bath. Those tires turn the bike into a monstertruck...

    New cockpit setup works great for me, looks great to... man to bad I don't have time to ride some more today...

  • 03-28-2013
    multitool
    I started this thread back in october. Just picked up my bike yesterday. waited 5 months
  • 03-28-2013
    baltistyle
    Awesome Multitool

    My wait was about five and a half months and worth every second. I hope it was built perfectly and you are out on the trail right now (after you clean, wax and protect it). I have ridden mine everyday that it hasnt been too wet and have not been disappointed at all and I am anal as can be. Enjoy and welcome to the club!
  • 03-28-2013
    multitool
    yup bike is amazing, what is your wax and protect procedure ?
  • 03-28-2013
    baltistyle
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    Attachment 785253I just use a high grade wax to stop stuff from sticking in the future. I use two layers of scotch 2228 moisture sealing electrical tape from the carbon armor to underneath the bottom bracket area and also anywhere the chain may go inside the front chainrings. Yes there is a metal plate there but I cover it all in TWO layers of tape so that if the chain ever comes off which it will, it will dig into the tape and not the carbon. Ive seen those plates rip right off. Those are my most important places to protect..Under BB and inside chainring area on down tube. Use as much or as little as you want. I use alot. I cut holes and slots in the tape for any cables and the drip hole on the bb. Some people also use Clear bra or other frame tapes to cover high wear areas like chain stays or higher up on the downtube than is protected from stock. I sent a picture but my bike is completely covered in dried mud right now and I have no intention of cleaning it anytime soon. The tape is very pliable and easy to shape and remove and a couple grams of protection goes a long way. You also want to protect any area wear the cables may rub as they will cut right into the carbon within a month or two without it. You can use lighter material for those areas.
  • 03-28-2013
    trhoppe
    Man these are looking good!

    I've been trying to hold off from the SL "shiny new thing", so been upgrading my 2011.

    Crest wheels, carbon post/bar/etc and XX1. I don't think it's going be quite 21.0 lbs like the one above, but I'm going to the scale tonight thinking it will be ~23 or so.

    -Tom
  • 03-29-2013
    white79bu
    Picking up my Superfly Elite 100 today. This will be my first 29er.
  • 04-02-2013
    TheFCuddy
    Baltistyle, that's some good info. Speaking of cable rub, the new SL's barely have any problem areas. All of my cables come out of the internal cable route holes and clear away from the frame/headtube area. The only place where there may be rub is where the rear brake hose runs on the chainstay. The older Superfly's are awesome bikes but the engineering/design of these new SL's is more refined.
  • 04-02-2013
    evilsjg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TheFCuddy View Post
    Baltistyle, that's some good info. Speaking of cable rub, the new SL's barely have any problem areas. All of my cables come out of the internal cable route holes and clear away from the frame/headtube area. The only place where there may be rub is where the rear brake hose runs on the chainstay. The older Superfly's are awesome bikes but the engineering/design of these new SL's is more refined.

    That's definitely true, the routing is far and away better on this than the last generation -- and it is much better than it was on the Jet9 that the Superfly is replacing for me. Time will tell if I still feel that way when it comes time to replace the internally routed cables, but hoping for longer intervals given the sealed nature of the system.
  • 04-02-2013
    baltistyle
    Yes there is virtually no cable rub on the new bike, but I still protect it as a habit and also to prevent rub when leaning the bike on something or loading it in my car. With the front wheel off and laying sideways on the ground, the cables will scratch up the frame and since I often travel with my bike like that, the damage comes from transport, not design or riding. Also when bouncing around the trail, some rub does occasionally occur.

    Anyway these bike are friggin awesome and I've ridden every dry day. I would with my old bike anyway, but the new bike induces newbikeitis.
  • 04-06-2013
    fr33z0n3r
    Seems like there is still a big delay on this model. Any ideas on if/how one might find shops with one on the floor in my size? I'd be willing to consider travelling regionally (NE) to pick one up.
  • 04-06-2013
    baltistyle
    You are going to have to call each local shop within Your driving distance or check the websites first and then call. Many of the websites have updated inventory by size....of course ordering from your local shop with a delay may allow some negotiating on price versus paying full retail to have it now IMO. However, I don't know the current back order wait period but I know there is probably no open stock.

    Good luck you'll love it