Trek Superfly 5 - 2016

Trek's Superfly 5 offers pro-level handling and speed at a price that even un-sponsored racers can afford. Even if you never race it, you'll love the light, efficient aluminum frame with Gary Fisher's renowned G2 geometry, a 100mm RockShox ...(Read More)

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Trek's Superfly 5 offers pro-level handling and speed at a price that even un-sponsored racers can afford. Even if you never race it, you'll love the light, efficient aluminum frame with Gary Fisher's renowned G2 geometry, a 100mm RockShox fork and 29-inch Bontrager wheels and tires that roll over practically everything. In the components department, you get a precision 2x10 drivetrain with an XT rear derailleur, Shimano disc brakes, and Bontrager controls so you're ready for anything from scorching the local trails to winning races on the weekends.

Trek's G2 Geometry (version 2 of Gary Fisher's Genesis Geometry) delivers the ultimate ride for every trail. Genesis earned rave reviews for awesome handling on climbs and descents thanks to a long top tube paired with a short stem that moves the front wheel forward for top-notch confidence and control, while short chainstays add phenomenal traction. G2 Geometry takes these handling traits to the next level by boosting control on tight singletrack and technical climbs, too. This is accomplished by increasing the amount of fork offset (reducing trail), which makes G2 bikes steer more quickly, and by shortening the reach, which puts more weight on the front wheel for even better control and confidence. The two animations above showcase how G2 Geometry provides the perfect ride.

Trek’s premium lightweight aluminum is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points for ultimate weight reduction and superior strength. Frames built with Trek’s Alpha Platinum aluminum are hydroformed to create the most sophisticated shapes for the lightest weight, and are finished using their smooth-weld process.

Trek's E2 head tube is 1 1/2 inches in diameter at the bottom and 1 1/8 inches at the top. This maximizes front-end stiffness for awesome steering precision and control, while allowing the use of standard 1 1/8-inch stems and not adding much weight.

Specs

Frame Trek Alpha Platinum aluminum w/Gary Fisher G2 geometry, PF89.5, E2
Fork RockShox Recon Silver Solo Air, remote lockout, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Mustang Elite tubeless ready
Hubs Bontrager aluminum
Tires Bontrager XR1 Expert, 29 x 2.2 (15.5-inch: Bontrager XR2 Expert, 27.5 x 2.2)
Crankset Race Face Ride
Chainrings 36/22
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Cogs Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Bontrager aluminum
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race
Stem Bontrager Elite
Brake Levers Shimano
Brakes Shimano M445 hydraulic disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2
Seatpost Bontrager SSR

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4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Comfortable  (2)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Stylish  (2)
  • Air suspension 

Best Uses

  • Mountaineering 
  • Trails 
  • Xc 

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5

I feel like I am in control rather than along for ride

By 

from Minneapolis

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Air Suspension
  • Reasonable Cost Of Entry
  • Light And Nimble

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trails

    Comments:

    Finally, I can manual. This is the first bike I have owned that I can attack trail obstacles with confidence. Handles nimbly. Hydraulic disc brakes allow me to scrub just the perfect amount of speed to keep me just in control and on the trail. This bike is Super!

     
    4

    Very well equipped

    By 

    from Boise, ID

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable
    • Fast Light
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      Comments:

      Looks great, rides fast fast fast. It's pretty light but it rides even lighter. I upgraded to tubeless and that with the 29" is a significant upgrade in ride. It comes with the front fork lock out. I didn't think I would use it much, I use it every ride. Actually sometimes I forget to unlock the fork on downhills. The added efficiency on climbs and flat sections is noticeable if you switch it on and off. Also, this bike has very elegant lines and comes in this beautiful orange and black. I was looking at bikes up to $1000 more, but for marginal benefits it didn't make any sense. Loving this ride.

       
      5

      Great Bike At That Price

      By 

      from Beaumont, TX

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Xc
        • Mountaineering

        Comments:

        I ride everything from Tarmac to gravel to sand. This bike is extremely lightweight. The air fork is nice, so is remote lockout. I like that tubeless can be an option. Not a big fan of the somewhat hard bar grips. I like the ergo ones better.

         
        4

        Head turner

        By 

        from Houston

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Comfortable
        • Great Looks Handles Well
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          Comments:

          Grat for trails, street, workouts, handles most terrain, fairly quick if you increase tire pressure to 60, (rated for 50). Replaced the stem to get 24 degree lift. replaced plastic pedals with Shimano metal, a must as i tore a plastic one off in first week. Replaced saddle. SF5 is a bike that controls the terrain. I ride 20 mi 4 times a week trails and push the bike hard. I'm 6'3, 225lb. Shifting is smooth as silk. A great handling machine. Highly recommended.

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