Trek Superfly 100 Pro

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine
Superfly 100 Pro

Superfly 100 Pro    Photo: Courtesy of Trek Bicycle Corporation

BEST FOR: Flat-out racers. THE TEST: This four-inch 29er race bike was so popular it didn’t sit out a single lap, and testers always returned gushing about its “instantaneous response” and “Crisco smooth” handling. The Superfly held its own on the techy stuff too, in part because Trek stiffened it up with a 15-millimeter front through-axle and a 142x12-millimeter rear hub. The scandium Race X Lite wheels were fleet and feathery (without carbon’s durability question mark). And the Bontrager cockpit components were some of the plushest we’ve ridden (love the sweep in the bars), though we’d replace the foam grips with something more substantial. Bonus: The redesigned Bontrager 29-1 Team tires stick like Velcro. THE VERDICT: One tester said it best: “You can have this bike back when you can catch me.” 23 lbs