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    I just saw this on the weight weenies site. Scott and Cannondale have some competition if this thing doesn't fall apart. Trek/Fisher don't have a great reputation for being durable.

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    I would have to agree. Even though I'm tickled to death over my X-cal I find myself after every ride kinda looking for cracks. I really hope they've gotten it together about the frame issues.
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    They may have. Trek put their smartest guys on this. They may have made something great.
    I wonder what it costs and how long the warranty lasts.

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    I just got back from the Trek World in WI And I had a chance to ride the Superfly Elite SL. All I can say is "WOW!" This bike is a rocket! Smooth riding, quick handling, and it transmits power like no bike that I have ridden so far! The Superfly Pro SL will be priced at around 8K and the Superfly Elite SL will be around 5K. I currently ride a competitors bike and it will be on the market as soon as I can get one of these! And the warranty is lifetime as on all Treks..If you want a really fast way to get around the woods check these bikes out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by limba View Post
    Trek put their smartest guys on this.
    Who?

    Top Men - YouTube

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    Smooth enough for me to sell my SF 100? Considering going back to the HT.

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    I'd wait and see if the real weights match the claimed.

    and see if the thing falls apart.

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    I got mine on backorder. We'll see how it rides in November...

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    I'm probably going to do the same thing.

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    Last edited by jc280; 09-05-2012 at 07:02 AM.

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    Availability

    I thought the Superfly SL was supposed to be in shops this month. Is that no longer correct? I see them up for sale in the UK already...

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    I was told December.

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    I am looking to get one of these

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    jc280, The hardtail is not smooth enough to replace your fully, but it will climb better in my opinion. And I have been told December as well.

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    I put my name on the back order list. Going to go 1 X 11 also. Making a big change for next years bike.

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    Is the Sram 1x11 an option from Trek or you're doing a custom build?

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    That would have to be custom I think.. The top line bike is a 2x10 xx bike and the 2nd tier bike is xt equipped.

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    I'm going with the Elite SL and then change all the XT stuff to XX1. I going with a different brake brand but I'm not sure who yet. There is too much price difference between the Pro SL and the Elite SL.

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    Hi,

    I can't make my mind clear between the Superfly and the Scale... Did anyone try both bikes and could compare them... espacially in terms of rear compliance? Thanks.

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    I have tried both the 2012 Superfly and the Scale RC and the Scale is much more compliant, so I bought the Scale. The bike is awesome but I decided to go fully this season and switch to more endurance. I've got the scale frame for sale in the classifieds.

    The new SL has some new high tech stuff and it may be way better, at least on paper it is.

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    I have the RC Scale and am thinking about selling it to get the 100 SL...
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    I have ridden both, I own a 2012 Scale Pro and I had a couple of hours onthe 2013 Superfly Elite Sl at Trek World. The bikes are very comparable, they are both really compliant and very light.. If there were much of a difference I'd say that it was in the handling, the Superfly seems to handle quicker and be a bit more racy feeling, where the Scale is really stable and a little more reluctant on turn in....The Scale is pretty great at tranfering power, but the Trek seems a little more direct amd I csn't tell you why... perhaps tire choice.. the Trek had really light race rubber on it and my cale has more of an all around tire selection.. I don't knowif this was helpful but it would be hard to go wrong with either bike.

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    Sorry about the typos... my phone has a lousy keypad.

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    Thanks all for the comments. If I have to keep one point: I can't really go wrong if I choose between these two bikes... that's a good start

    I knew the 2012 Superfly had the reputation of being so uncomfortable. This why I wanted comments of rear compliance for the new 2013. I've been riding 26er full suspension bike for the last 12 years, mostly short travel like the old Scalpel 67mm, so I am expecting 29er wheels, 2.25 tires and carbon fiber to help me a bit for my return on a HT.

    I still have some weeks to make my choice. I guess it will also depend on parts like fork and wheels and also on the dealers I have around my home for both brands.

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    What about warranties? Are you taking that into consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2rideUtah View Post
    What about warranties? Are you taking that into consideration.
    Well, I have a look at the warranty conditions but it definitely won't make the decision, unless crazy conditions like no warranty at all. Not the case for Scott and Trek.

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    No single speed frame in the carbon SF anymore. Too bad!

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    i noticed that too. any one know why there is no single speed carbon superfly frame for 2013?


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    No single speed frame in the carbon SF anymore. Too bad!

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    My guess is they don't want to shock people with a 3K frame.
    Based on the cost of the HT and the component build that is what they would probably have to retail it for.

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    Wake up sleepy 2013 Superfly thread

    Anyone who knows if the bike has already been tested in a magazine? I mean a real test or review, not the article from the official Trek launch.

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    Because their single speed dropout system was junk!!!! I ended up sending 3 frames back and I told them i don't want to see a 4th one. I have run into a few people who started chuckling when they saw my bike and would tell me they had so many problems with it and finally gave up. The bike rode really nice but the dropout was the deal breaker. Hopefully they take that dropout system back to the drawing board. I would love to see them incorporate paragon sliders instead but they are too cheap and want to design something in house that will be much more cost effective.


    Quote Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
    No single speed frame in the carbon SF anymore. Too bad!

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    Does anyone know if we can demo this beauty somewhere in Southern California?

    I am tempted to order one, I was told december for the first batch. I would get the Elite version, upgrade the XT components to XTR and put a set of Mavic Crossmax ST on. Would be a gnarly race machine!

    But yeah, I would like to try the fit & feel first, I never rode a Trek before.

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    Looking to receive my Elite SL in 4 weeks, can hardly wait....

    Do you know, what fd does the frame take? I'm looking already to replace XT der's with SRAM. CRC does have pretty good discount on various parts and I'd like push order-button...

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    Here is the carbon Superfly Single Speed
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    That is the 2012 model.

    Quote Originally Posted by kdaly1 View Post
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    Oh, my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 358pe68 View Post
    Looking to receive my Elite SL in 4 weeks, can hardly wait....

    Do you know, what fd does the frame take? I'm looking already to replace XT der's with SRAM. CRC does have pretty good discount on various parts and I'd like push order-button...
    I guess you know you'll be under a strong pressure from all of us for pictures and more than that... a nice and detailed review of the first ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scalfred View Post
    I guess you know you'll be under a strong pressure from all of us for pictures and more than that... a nice and detailed review of the first ride
    And don't forget to post the stock weight as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scalfred View Post
    I guess you know you'll be under a strong pressure from all of us for pictures and more than that... a nice and detailed review of the first ride
    Ill do my best... But while waiting, what about FD type....?

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by 358pe68 View Post
    Ill do my best... But while waiting, what about FD type....?

    cheers,
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    It takes the XTR m986 direct mount front derailleur
    I fall down and I get up again

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    2013 SuperFly is not direct mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jc280 View Post
    2013 SuperFly is not direct mount.
    ...not direct mount but ...?

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    it uses the E-Type mount

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    From the pics it uses a regular clamp derailleur.

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    Does any one have a complete weight and a frame weight for the 2013 Trek Superfly Elite SL Carbon Hard Tail...? (The one that is specced with full Shimano XT and a fox fork..) It its the one that retails for $5200 in the US..?

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    stock weight is 22lbs?

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    Thanks It's not to bad then...I was thinking putting Stans crest rims, XTR cranks and rear mech, Carbon post and stem and going to 1x10... thoughts..? I was hoping to get it down to 19 ish pounds.... then it would need a lighter fork... say Rock shox SID XX WC...

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    Placed an order for Superfly Pro on Sep-12. ETA was then mid.Dec. Early Dec, ETA became mid-Jan 13. Mid-Jan changed to late Feb....

    Sorry Trek, you had your chance. Just placed an order for A9C.....

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    Weird how big companies (Trek, Cannondale) can't seem to get their high end bikes to the customers on time.

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