Trek: Trek Superfly SL Scores Medal Sweep at World Championship Debut

2012/09/13By Andrew Rosch

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  • Gold, Silver, Bronze for 896 gram frame in first UCI event

The all-new 2013 Trek Superfly SL 29er hardtail scored a medal sweep in its first UCI event,the Cross-Country Mountain Bike World Championships in Saalfelden, Austria, with Trek World Racing riders taking a gold, silver, and bronze. Anton Cooper of New Zealand piloted the 896-gram Superfly SL to gold in the junior men’s XC, with Lukas and Matthias Flückiger taking silver and bronze, respectively in the Elite Men’s race, becoming the first siblings to podium together at XC Worlds.

Completely redesigned for the 2013 model year, the all-new Superfly SL hardtail is Trek’s lightest and fastest 29er ever, tipping the scales at a mere 896 grams. It was designed to be the ultimate dedicated race machine, capable of blasting Trek World Racing to the World Championships or weekend warriors to their local series’ podiums.

Leading up to Trek World Racing’s World Championship medal effort was a two year ground-up development process dubbed the “Apollo Project”. An unprecedented amount of people and resources were thrown at creating notjust the lightest, but fastest bike on the trail. The Superfly SL and the full-suspension sibling, Superfly 100 SL, were the first products of Trek’s Apollo Project. Trek’s carbon expertise, robust carbon engineering staff, and on-site carbon manufacturing pioneered a 30% reduction in surface area, while still greatly improving efficiency. Thanks to closed rear dropouts, and a unique balanced post-mount brake that allows the caliper itself to act as a brake bridge, rear triangle stiffness is drastically improved for unparalleled power transfer.

The all-new Superfly SL and Superfly 100 SL models will be available to the public in November 2012 at Trek’s global network of retailers.