Trek Session 9.9 – the review
In a parade of the world’s finest downhill bikes the Trek Session 9.9 is conspicuously eye catching. It has devoted engineers, designers and graphic stylists that all play a part in making it stand not just in terms of the polished finish and craftsmanship but the ride quality too.
We tested an earlier version of the Session 9.9 in Pila last year but found it noisy. This is a fully up to date version of the 9.9 featuring the carbon chainstay and new Fox dampers. Trek have now soundproofed the bike well, there’s more life in the cornering ability and the 2016 Fox is simply outstanding.
In terms of geometry the 9.9 comes in four sizes however we still feel there is room for an even larger version or for the other sizes to grow a touch. It’s still slightly high on the bracket and the high/low setting is still a bit of a non-feature as it’s unlikely you’d ride the bike with the 364mm bottom bracket that the high setting holds.
Here are the thoughts of Steven Jones and Ieuan Williams…