It's right for you if...
You like the responsiveness of an aluminium frame, and would rather spend your money on better components than a full carbon frame. You want a ride that's lightweight and responsive, with an IsoSpeed decoupler and carbon seatpost, so you can pedal over rough spots with comfort and ease.
The tech you get
A durable and light Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame with IsoSpeed, SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with a wider-range GX Eagle cassette, Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc brakes and an advanced RockShox Recon Gold RL air fork with Motion Control damper and a remote lockout. Plus, Boost 148/110 Bontrager Kovee Comp wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive hub for quick engagement and additional lightweight parts, like a Bontrager Pro OCLV Carbon seatpost and Montrose Comp saddle.
The final word
This is hands down the best aluminium hardtail we make. You're getting Trek's highest-grade Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame, the unique advantage of trail-smoothing IsoSpeed, a full-on race-worthy spec and quality suspension that you'd normally find on a much more expensive bike.