Trek launches new breed of Supercaliber cross-country race bike with IsoStrut suspension

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Rachael is happiest on two wheels, she's been riding bikes for a good few years now after horses got too expensive! Partial to a race or two Rachael also likes getting out into the hills with a big bunch of mates. She's been writing for publications such as, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine, Mountain Biking UK, Bike Radar, New Zealand Mountain Biker and was also the online editor for Spoke magazine in New Zealand too. For as long as she's been riding and is equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories, she also coaches mountain biking and when she's not busy with all the above she's serving coffee from a horse trailer!


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3 months 4 weeks ago

Hi! That's a tough one to answer given that I haven't managed to ride one of these! It looks like this bike is a lot more XC-race orientated so it might make a good Pioneer bike. Your Fuel EX is a little more of a trail bike, slacker head angle and longer travel etc.
I've seen a little about the Pioneer race and I'm thinking that a bike that is more efficient for long hard miles might be better than one that is more adept at singletrack! Might be worth a test ride if you can lay your hands on a demo one at this time?
Let me know how you get on! 

4 months 1 day ago

Hi Rachel (if somehow you see this) - do you reckon this would be a better choice for The Pioneer than my existing Fuel EX 9.8?