24 February 2010 - 7:21Gary Fisher Superfly 100
This just in!
Way back in October, I got an opportunity to throw a leg over one of these. I was duly impressed with the bike. And really I shouldn’t have been that surprised. This is after all, Fisher’s flagship race machine. It has seen several podiums at 2009 races under Fisher’s team riders for a couple of very good reasons.
It is light. This medium bike weighs just 24.05 lbs right out of the box.
It comes loaded with some pretty nice parts. They did not skimp out on the spec.
The frame is made of Trek’s OCLV carbon right here in the USA. OCLV is light and stiff. The parts consist of SRAM’s high end XO group, with red accents that really look good. The tubeless ready Bontrager Race X Lite wheelset uses a DT hub, white DT Comp spokes and the rotors are the new Centerlock Avid G3 model. The fork is a tapered steerer tube Fox FIT RLC, the rear shock is a custom tuned RP23.
I bet a lot of people are surprised to see that the SRAM XX group is not present. I was a little at first, but the price tag of this bike is a lofty $5400, and the XX group would have sent the price must closer to $6K, which for sure would turn people off.
The performance of the bike is nothing to balk at though. During my short time with it, I found the bike to be very stiff and responsive, and I would be hard pressed to say that there is anything that even approaches it’s capabilities.
The single biggest downfall with this bike is the availability. I ordered this one 5 months ago in October, I’m still waiting for my large, which is supposed to be ready mid-late March. If I was to order one today, it would still likely be a 6 month wait.
For those that are patient, the reward is a truly awesome bike, one that may even take you to a few podiums…