2023 Trek Session 8 DH Mountain Bike

£5,550.00
Dispatched between 8th Mar and 11th Mar, if ordered before 2:00pm today.
Part Number:

5279086

GTIN/UPC:

601479113521

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The Session 8 is a downhill mountain bike with a robust alloy frame and high-pivot suspension design that keeps you nimble, planted and blazing fast on even the most punishing runs.

It's right for you if...

You practically live at the downhill park, and want a fast, traction-packed DH bike that can handle your gnarliest runs thanks to a suspension design that keeps you in control all the way down.

The tech you get

A burly alloy frame, 200 mm rear travel with a FOX DHX shock, 200 mm RockShox Boxxer Select with plush Charger RC damper, powerful Code R 4-piston brakes and a SRAM GX 7-speed drivetrain.

The final word

The Session has always been the go-to DH bike. Now it's more of a ripper than ever thanks to a new suspension design that delivers more traction, speed and virtually no pedal kickback.

Mountain Bike Buying Guide

Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.

XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.

Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.

Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.


Men’s and women’s mountain bikes

Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.


Read our full mountain bike buyers guide


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Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike and human performance and then make the fastest and most efficient bikes they can.

It doesn’t stop their attention and passion for cycling flows through everything they do. Since the 1990s, Trek has supported Places for Bikes. Places for Bikes is an advocacy organisation in the USA that gets more people on bikes more often! Places for Bikes ethos falls in line with the companies mission statement to:

Build only products we love. Provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes.

Frame Unisex, Aluminium, Size 43
Wheel Size Size 29
Gears SRAM GX DH, medium cage, 1 Gears
Rear Brake SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180mm // SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation
Front Brake SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180mm // SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation
Tyres Bontrager G5 Team Issue, wire bead, 2-ply 60tpi, 29x2.50"
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX DH, medium cage
Crankset Truvativ Descendant DH, DUB 83, 34-T steel ring, 165 mm length
Shifters SRAM GX DH, 7-speed
Chain SRAM PC-1110, 11-speed
Casette SRAM PG-720, 11-25, 7-speed
Headset FSA Orbit, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom (includes geometry-adjust angled cups)
Handlebar Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
Stem Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Direct Mount, 50 mm length
Bartape / Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
Seatpost Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 31.6 mm, 0 mm offset, 330 mm length
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
Wheels Bontrager Line DH 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, 110x20 mm Boost thru axle Bontrager Line DH 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano 7 speed freehub, 157x12Â mm thru axle, 29' Wheel Size
Front Light
Rear Light
Kickstand
Colours SATIN TREK BLACK
Sizes R1 - 29 WHEEL, R2 - 29 WHEEL, R3 - 29 WHEEL
Brand Trek
Model Year 2023
Barcodes 601479113521, 601479113606, 601479113644
SKUs / Part Numbers 5279084, 5279085, 5279086

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