Trek Farley 7 Fat Bike 2020 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on September 3, 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.
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.
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.
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
- Travels at fast speed
- Great suspension fork
- Excellent bike handling
- Adjustable linear dropouts
- Great surface gripping tires
- It is a bit heavy
- Slow responsiveness to a sudden change in direction
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.
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.