Kris and I took a day off and headed to Trek Headquarters Wednesday for a demo day for Trek employees. Trek has rented some land near their facility and hired a person to build some trails for them. They have all type of trails from buff single track to jumps, gaps, features and even a little sand for KFC to ride her cyclocross bike on. Great place for a design engineer to give a design concept a try. While out on the trail we ran into one of the engineers riding a soon to be released, or more accurately, a re-released mountain bike.
Kris is in the market for a new bike as her current bike is six years old. Plus, she really likes the 29” wheeled bikes she’s ridden in the past. As she’s on the shorter side I wanted to see what she thought of the 650b wheel size. She was able to get on a Fuel EX and Remedy in both the 29 inch and 650b. Her current bike in 100mm so these 120mm and 140mm bikes soaked up the trail very nicely. Both have Trek’s RE:aktiv rear shock which makes their bikes an absolute joy to ride.
After making a few laps on the bikes she’s settled on the 29’er, just need to figure out which model as they both pedaled very nicely. As with many women riders it might just come down to color choice.
They had a Boone 9 Disc there in my size so I took it out for a lap. Made me wish I could redo my decision last year of going with the Domane over the Boone. I love my Domane, but the Boone is just a nice and with two sets of wheels it can be both a road and gravel/cx bike. Think that’s going to be next year’s bike purchase.