Trek World 2012: Superfly 100, Rumblefish and more.

by Sim 12

Here’s some more from Trek World in the lovely Austrian town of Mayrhofen…

A murder, gaggle or school of bike journos?
Where's the popcorn?


Big (wheeled) and bouncy.

With 120mm of DRCV-controlled travel front and rear, the 2012 Rumblefish aims to convert existing 26” wheel riders to 29” wheels, as well as provide an upgrade for those already on the wagon. Although Trek make the 140mm Roscoe for the US market, they feel that might be a step too far for the 29”-ambivalent UK market so are starting smaller with the Rumblefish.

It’s available with two spec levels, Elite and Pro, which share the same aluminium frame and have DRCV front and rear. Wheel packages have been beefed up a little with 142x12mm bolt-through axles, and oversized hub flanges & end caps to increase contact, reportedly making them stiffer. Again, production versions won’t be here til autumn but the Superfly 100 we rode was lots of fun, if noticeably (and probably unsurprisingly, as it’s an out-and-out XC race bike, not a trail bike) more waggly through Austrian rock gardens than the Fuel we’d been riding beforehand. Hopefully the Rumblefish will match the good bits of this with better trail-munching ability.


Hey, good looking.
(Spaghetti) Carbon Armour.
Carbon swing link means less weight and more bling.
Short headtube allows a normal handlebar height.
Fat BB.
We need bikes. Lots of bikes.

Other bikes and bits

Ross Schnell's custom Remedy with snakeskin graphics. Nice.
Give us a lift?
ChrisG contemplates the cold beer waiting for her at the bar…
…whilst Gary settles for a good old cup of tea.
Trek's Michael Browne won the prize for highest and longest on the wall ride.

Comments (12)

  1. Is the 26in Roscoe back yet?

  2. Think of the new Remedy as the heir-apparent to the much loved Roscoe.

  3. “A murder, gaggle or school of bike journos?”

    surely it’s an ‘inconvenience of bike journos’….. ;o)

  4. Trek have come a very long way in the last four years or so, I’m impressed.

  5. “A murder, gaggle or school of bike journos?”

    A junket?

  6. A “blag” of bike journalists?

  7. I had a 2011 rumblefish, great bike but Trek’s OE dept have bean countered out quality, the rims were like butter and the RP23BV shock was ‘low velocity ‘tune’ which should be on a 16″ XC bike not a 19″ 29er which could really only be ridden by taller people. The result was the rear shock was rubbish, I am heavier than most but after approaching MOJO for advice they told me it was the wrong shock tune and should be medium to high, I then contracted Trek UK who weren’t interested one bit. So I sold it on to a skinny bloke and won’t touch Trek again. Quite disappointing after spending £3300 quid. Interestingly the Lapierre Zesty 514 I bought has a high tune shock on it and is impeccable…..

  8. I bought a bike and the rear shock tune didn’t suit me so instead of just getting it tuned I sold the bike and bought something completely different and bitched about the bike company.

  9. Having tested and reviewed the Superfly Elite 29’er for 2011 I’d love to try out the 2012. It’s one bike that I have to say Trek did their homework on. Sadly, other than the hardtail version of the same bike, I can’t say I like any of their other bikes save the Sawyer.

  10. Admittedly there were no close up of graphics/logos but just wondering – has the Gary Fisher signature series name now been dropped on the 29ers? Bloody sad if so, but no surprise these days.

  11. They Killed Klein. End of.

  12. @speaker: The GFC logo is still on the top tube, as before.

    @no_eyed: No one killed Klein. He’s alive and well.

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