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    2015 Superfly

    Does anyone know when Trek will release details on the 2015 Superfly? Specifically I am interested in the hardtail 9.8 model. I really like the spec of the 2014 and am curious how close the '15 will stay to that. I don't assume they'll change a bunch, but I'd still like to see specs/colors/prices soon.

    Anyone have insight? And for those who ride a carbon 2014 Superfly, how do you guys like the new geometry? And how is the frame compliance?

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    2015 Superfly

    Looks like they are going to a Reba from a Sid and going to in-house wheels. Curious if the Us model at least will get a choice of color...

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    Whoa! Just noticed that it looks like there will be a 27.5 Superfly for 2015. Still hate the color of the 29er 9.8 though

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    I have a 9.8, the geo is excellent. The frame compliance is the best.

    I hope they have worked on the damper for the 2015 Reba to include a DIG valve and Rapid Recovery Rebound like the Motion Control DNA damper in the SID. The 14 SID RL also has two tokens in the air chamber. You never feel it bottom. Not enough small bump compliance in the solo version in 2014.
    I would upgrade a 9.6 for the money. The '15 9.8 color is a no go for me. The 9.6 is the 2014 9.8 color.
    The upgrades would be Motion Control DNA damper, crankset, shifters, wheels to 30mm inside wides and tires to XR1 Teams. Plus personal cockpit--bars, seatpost, saddle and stem for length.

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    That new color is hideous. Get a 2014 9.8 on closeout and don't look back. Have ridden the SID fork on the 9.8 and a reba on my wife's SF 7. Sid is def better. I upgraded wheels and grips and went to 1x with a RF NW ring up front. Might add a WT 42 in back but wouldn't change anything else. Maybe get wider rims and tires for bigger roots/rocks. Running XXX wheels now with Conti X king 2.2s. Not bad but may get some carbon wider rims as a second wheel set. I think the bike has great control for rough stuff even with narrower tires and don't feel the need for FS. My son has an old SF from 13 and the new geo on the 14 models is way better.

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    Yeah that color and fork are pretty much deal breakers for me. The 2014 was a pretty smart build, then they go and do this. Perhaps there are some '14s out there but I'm not holding my breath

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    I think the 9.8 color is perfect.

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    Was at a shop today, looks like the US spec Superfly 9.8 will be the X1 setup in the link below, prices just below where the current 9.8 is, if I remember correctly just under 3700. Still not a fan of the color but the spec is nice with a SID fork, X1 1x11 drivetrain, and XT Brakes.
    http://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/tr...ly-9-8-x1.html

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    Trek seems to be setting this bike(9.6, 9.7 & 9.8) up to go head-to-head with the Orbea Alma M50,30 & 20. The new 2015 spec and price for the 9.7 is almost the same as the M30.
    Both bikes have outstanding engineered compliance. The geo is close with Trek ahead a bit because of the 51mm offset fork. But Orbea has sculpted a nice looking frame. And their MyO personalization for colors and components extends down to these models.
    EB13: All-New Orbea Alma Hardtail Mountain Bike ? Sleeker, Lighter & New Wheel Sizes!
    Orbea Alma 2014 on Vimeo


    Healthy competition.
    It would be worthwhile to back-to-back these for compliance and steering.

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    2015 Superfly

    Oh there's also going to be a 9.8 SL. Similar components to the 9.8 except with a Fox fork, maybe slightly better wheels, and the SL frame. 5k though!

    Edit: Just read somewhere that the 2015 models get shorter chainstays as well. Interesting if true as the 2014 already was revised geometry. Would love to see specs on that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT5050 View Post
    Was at a shop today, looks like the US spec Superfly 9.8 will be the X1 setup in the link below, prices just below where the current 9.8 is, if I remember correctly just under 3700. Still not a fan of the color but the spec is nice with a SID fork, X1 1x11 drivetrain, and XT Brakes.
    http://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/tr...ly-9-8-x1.html
    Looks like a women's bike

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    Can't argue that. I like the spec, probably a nice ride, but the color scheme is not my flavor

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT5050 View Post
    Oh there's also going to be a 9.8 SL. Similar components to the 9.8 except with a Fox fork, maybe slightly better wheels, and the SL frame. 5k though!

    Edit: Just read somewhere that the 2015 models get shorter chainstays as well. Interesting if true as the 2014 already was revised geometry. Would love to see specs on that...
    The SL frame was brought out for 2013 with 445mm chain stays.
    The 9.6-9.8 models were a further development for 2014 with 435mm chain stays.

    Check your source for which frame gets the revision. Link?

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    Doesn't say which frame, but from what you say I have to guess the SL gets brought in line with the geo of the rest of the lineup.
    http://flowmountainbike.com/post-all...il-2015-range/

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    I'm wondering if the Superfly FS will come in 650b for the small size...

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    Personally I don't mind the radical new colors. It's been black and white for far too long now. Boring! I'd like to see some day glow make an appearance! Yeah early 90's!

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    The real colour looks a lot darker than in the picture . I've seen the matt cyan in the shop on another trek hard tail and it does look like Cyan rather than the light blue in the photo's . Got one ordered: the X1 model is a good spec for the price . Only thing i'm unsure of are the wheels ( New Mustangs , can't find anything about them) but the rest won't need changing for a while.

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    Cool. Is the opposing color yellow or lime green? Hard to tell from some of the pics. Make sure you post pics of your ride here, and I'd love to hear feedback on those wheels also.
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    So initially I wanted to disqualify this color scheme but based on what Jack Frost said and then seeing this live pic it's looking more and more palatable. Want to see it in person. But I like the spec of the X1 9.8 a lot. My story is I'm looking at switching to a carbon hardtail. I may convert all my nice components over to a Pivot Les frame or sell my bike complete and get one of these. The geometry is even very similar between the two. Hmmm...
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/30/y2epy2y8.jpg

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    I haven't seen the opposing colour as the Trek i saw had a totally different opposing colour. The Cyan Trek i saw was still a darker blue than in the picture above. I'll try and get a picture of it from the dealer.

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    Specs on Trek's 2015 Superfly 9.8 SL bike. They also make a less expensive non-SL framed 9.8 bike. This SL bike is the spec for the US market.

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    Yeah the 9.8 is the blue one, I think 3200-3400 for XT and Reba spec, and 3600 or so for X1 and Sid Fork spec. SL looks to get better wheels and lighter frame, otherwise similar to X1 spec.

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    Heres a picture of the Trek i viewed which is in Matt Cyan same as used on the Superfly 9.8

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    I was looking at the Pivot Les as well . But in the UK the Pivot is really expensive , it would cost me the same for the Pivot and a decent fork (Sid level) as it does for the complete 9.8 X1.

    The 9.8 SL looks to be a lot worse value unless the weight saved off the frame is really important to you .

    The improved wheel set on the SL isn't enough of an improvement , it still doesn't do the rest of the bike justice . I saw new DT Swiss x1700 wheel sets very cheap on ebay this year from people who had taken them off new 9.8's and sold them straight away.

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