Trek Farley 7 Fat Bike 2020 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on September 3, 2020

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2020

Trek Farley 7 Fat Bike 2020 Review

The Trek Farley 7 is a fat bike built for taking on different terrain at all times of the year. The bike is primarily used as a snow bike, but it can be used on off trails as well. The versatility is brought to bear courtesy of the light aluminum frame, adjustable dropouts for great control, and an efficient shock-absorbing suspension fork. The tires give stability and a good grip.

Features

Portable aluminum body

The body frame of this fat bike is constructed from high-performance Alpha aluminum, which enables smooth riding over tough terrain easily and at top speeds. It is resistant to rust even when exposed to harsh climatic conditions of the wild or snowy environment. The lightweight frame provides the rider with quick reaction points when engaging meandering curves. Passionate mountain bikers would enjoy accelerated descents with the dropper post feature. 

Tubeless tires

Remedy 7 is equipped with tubeless-ready tires and rims. This is a guarantee that the tires are well suited to cope with the different terrains encountered during mountain rides. They provide great surface grip, resistant to unexpected punctures, and are very light. The lightness and traction ensure great bike control, body balance, and momentum. The hydraulic disc brakes also complement the tires, by providing sufficient stopping power.

Maximum rear acceleration power

The Farley 7 is equipped with Rapid drive 108. This mechanism helps to boost the acceleration of a mountain biker from the rear. In most cases, the acceleration boost is immediate, instead of the gradual rise as experienced in some mountain bikes. With the Rapid drive, you get to ride at top speeds through tough surfaces with the 108 engagement points. Pedaling becomes smooth and less energy used in acceleration.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large

Weight: 16.25 kilograms

Weight capacity: 136 kilograms

Body frame: light aluminum, dropper post lever, rack mount, adjustable dropouts,

Fork set: motion damper, suspension lockout, offset 51mm, steerer, 120mm maximum travel, Manitou comp

Tires: Bontrager, Aramid beading, 120 TPI, 27.5 inches max, strengthened internal walls

Rim: 32-hole, Sunringle, Mulefut

Spokes: stainless steel, 15 grams

Front-wheel: Bontrager, Alloy, 6 bolt, covered bearing, thru-axle 15 x 150mm

Back wheel: Bontrager, Alloy, Shimano hub, Rapid drive 108, 6 bolt, 197 x 12mm thru-axle

Crankset: Alloy, Sram eagle

Chainset: 12-speed levels, 32T, Sram sx Eagle

Bike Cassette: Sram Eagle, 12-sped levels, 11/50

Lower bracket: press fit, SRAM dub

Back derailleur: Sram Nx eagle

Shift lever: Sram ss eagle, 12-speed levels

Pedals: Nylon, VP 536

Braking system: Sram, hydraulic disc

Brake rotor: Sram, 160mm, Avid

Bike stem: Bontrager, 7-degree rise, Blendr supported

Headset: FSA integration

Handlebar: Alloy, Bontrager, 750mm wide, 15mm elevation

Hand grips: Nylon, lock-on

Seat post: tranzX

Seat saddle: Arvada, 138mm wide, stainless steel

Pros
  • Travels at fast speed
  • Great suspension fork
  • Excellent bike handling
  • Adjustable linear dropouts
  • Great surface gripping tires
Cons
  • It is a bit heavy
  • Slow responsiveness to a sudden change in direction

FAQs

What makes the Farley 7 so comfortable and nimble?

The quality Manitou Mastodon fork absorbs all shocks and boosts acceleration

How can you fine-tune your body geometry for better handling?

The adjustable linear dropouts mechanism helps in this regard.

Conclusion

The Farley 7 fat bike performs similarly to a typical mountain bike. You can make use of this bike in the wild jungle and snow, as it comes with versatile wide tires to provide great surface traction and high acceleration. The quality suspension fork also boosts the speed, stability, and comfortability of a rider. The bike geometry is an adjustable courtesy of the dropouts, which reduces muscle fatigue or body balance.

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