15 September 2010 - 6:58Make Way for the Superfly
No, no, not that Superfly.
I’m talking about the 2011 Trek Superfly 100. I jumped when when I saw that these frames were becoming available so early, and quickly grabbed a couple so we could get a good up close look at the new Trek version.
Obviously, the decals are different than that of it’s Fisher predecessor, but for the most part it is the same frame. There has been an update done to the headtube, specifically the area that houses the lower headset assembly. It is bigger than the Fisher’s, and has a nice sculpted look to it. Another nice feature is the foam adhesive armor present on the down tube to protect against errant rocks from flying into your frame, and the areas on the driveside chainstay that are the most prone to chainslap.
These frames are US made too, right at the Trek factory in Wisconsin.
For 2011, there are two models of the Superfly 100, this one, which sells for $4500, almost $1000 less than the 2010 bike, and the new Elite, which is a fully pimped out XO 2×10 race bike, which is a whopping $6K. Lots of coin for sure, but the parts spec is pretty impressive for both models.
This stock 19″ bike pictured here weighs in at a very respectable 25.5lbs. The drivetrain components are an X9 10 speed group, mated to a 22-32-44 Dynasys Shimano crankset. Yes, 30 speeds. Stock wheelset is a Bontrager Race Lite TLR. I am a big fan of the paint scheme of this particular bike. The white is a matte white, but the black has a subtle metal flake to it that really pops in the sunlight.
Mandy has gotten a handful of rides on her new bike, but not enough to really give a solid review of it. I do know she is having a good time on it, although we will need to change the tires out for something that is more suitable for slightly wetter and more variable trail conditions than we have been used to this summer.
Fall is coming with a vengeance.