Mountain Bikes

Trek Session 8

By: Mason Arnold

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Trek Session 8 2020 [Review]


Trek Session 8 2020 [Review]

Designed specifically to roll over every terrain, the Trek Session 8 instills all-round confidence in its riders. Built-in with the Alpha aluminum frame, a 200mm/210mm front and rear suspension, an excellent SRAM gear, this monster truck at heart not only meets the demands of rigorous terrains but excels at it. To further enhance its appeal, the presence of Mimo link technology makes adjustments to its geometry very easy.

Fast and lightweight with precision controls, Trek Session 8 comes with an amazing park-ready geometry and DH technology for the thrilling experience of tearing downhill. For riders who seek an agile, and durable companion as they dash seamlessly through treacherous terrains, Trek Session 8 is the ideal bike for this purpose.


The Alpha Aluminum Platform Frame

Session 8 comes with an Alpha Aluminum frame reputed for its stiffness, strength, and lightness while maintaining the highest standards possible. While aesthetics are put into consideration in its design, its aerodynamics remain keen, giving riders control. Equipped with the Mimo link adjustable geometry, Session 8 gives riders the ability to set their bikes to high or low mode. With the alpha aluminum frame, you get an extremely responsive and versatile bike ready to hit the gravel without tiring out the rider.

SRAM Guide R Brakes

Session 8 is a bike designed to put riders in control. It is equipped with the SRAM Guide R brakes that assures its safety when used. The SRAM brakes ensure precision, featuring a 4- piston caliper; pad contact is increased, giving riders an overall air of confidence.

Furthermore, its 390g weight complements the overall lightness of this bike. Additionally, the SRAM Guide R brakes are well-positioned, enabling riders to possess confidence as they ride through difficult terrain.

Bontrager line DH 30 wheels

Session 8 runs on a uniquely designed Bontrager wheel. Its front and rear wheels are well balanced, providing sufficient traction on any terrain. Designed carefully to dominate any terrain, the Bontrager line set of wheels gives Session 8 a unique edge over its competitors. In terms of durability, the line 30 wheels have designs that reduce slack or tear while running over terrains. Light yet firm, the DH 30 wheels are easily maneuverable, helping riders confidently drive through all kinds of technical terrains.


Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminum, tapered head tube, integrated frame protection, downtube guard, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, internal control.

Fork: RockShox BoXXer RC Air, Motion Control IS, DebonAir spring, Charger RC damper.

Stem: Bontrager Line Pro Direct Mount, 50mm length, 35mm clamp

Grips:Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on

Brakes: SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc

Cranks: Truvativ Descendant

Cassette: SRAM PG-720, 11-25 tooth, 7-speed

Rims: Bontrager Line DH 30, OCLV Carbon, 29mm internal width, 28 holes, tubeless-ready

Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, hollow Chromoly rails

Seatpost: Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 0mm offset

Tires: Bontrager G4 Team issue, inner strength sidewall.

Rear derailleur: SRAM GX DH

Chain: SRAM PC- 1110


  • Session 8 is a unique bike designed for dominance over any terrain
  • It’s built with an aluminum frame to enhance its stiffness
  • A monster at heart, the session rolls over any terrain
  • The SRAM brake may be a weak link


What terrain is this bike specifically built for?

Session 8 is built for amazing performance over different terrains. This monster is built to roll over everything without the slightest feeling of discomfort. Riders are assured comfort and ease as they ride over the most difficult terrain.

Why were aluminum frames chosen over carbon frames?

The aluminum frames are known to provide stiffness and to give Session 8 a very forcefully presence. With aluminum frames, the bike can glide easily over challenging terrain.


Session8 is one of the Treks most phenomenal products. Dubbed “monster,” this versatile bike is built to surmount all terrain without the slightest whiff of stress. With this bike at one’s rear, rides across terrains are seamless. Its amazing features such as alpha aluminum frame, precise geometry, advanced DH technology the session truly earns its moniker as a monster.