The newest model from Trek impressed us with its steady handling and great parts. The 120mm-travel Lush SL encouraged our testers to let off the brakes and take faster lines over—instead of around—tricky rock gardens. “It was delightful in tight corners,” raved one tester. The APB rear suspension tracked effortlessly over bumpy trails and a flick of the shock’s ProPedal lever turned the Lush into a speedy climber.
The Lush Carbon is an extremely well-rounded package. When two key items, suspension and fit, come together so nicely on a bike, it steps up your riding game. So get ready to be more aggressive on the trail and manhandle this girl's bike through a variety of terrain. But you'd better prepare yourself for more stink eye from the other chicks as you pass them on this tight little machine.
Selene calls the Lush a "perfectly balanced, confident handling machine that rolls over technical terrain with ease,” and notes that the smaller rear shock and higher leverage ratio than on the men's bikes, “allows lighter riders to use more air pressure for optimal performance.”