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Trek Farley 5

Trek Farley 5

2017

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5.0 stars
 (4 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2017 Trek Farley 5

From scorched sand dunes to winter white outs, and everything in between, Trek's aluminum Farley 5 takes you to places few bikes dare to go. Its strong, lightweight aluminum frame has no-slip Stranglehold dropouts and a 197 x 12mm rear axle to make room for those fat, grippy tires. The matching aluminum fork features a tapered steerer and a 150mm thru-axle for quick, precise steering. Sun Ringle’s colossal Mule Fut 80mm-wide rims are the perfect support for the 26 x 4.7-inch Bontrager tires. You’ll find all the gears you need in Shimano’s Deore 2 x 10-speed drivetrain, driven by a stiff Race Face crankset. Bontrager cockpit components keep you comfortable, and SRAM’s burly Level hydraulic disc brakes have the power to keep you and your Farley rubber-side down.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum, 197 x 12mm Stranglehold thru-axle dropouts
    Fork Trek Alpha Platinum aluminum, 100mm suspension-corrected, 135mm QR
    Headset Integrated, E2
    Rims/Wheels Sun Ringle Mule Fut, 80mm
    Hubs Bontrager alloy sealed
    Spokes Stainless-steel
    Tires Bontrager Barbegazi, 120 tpi, tubeless-ready, folding: 26 x 4.7
    Crankset Race Face Ride
    Chainrings 36/22
    Bottom Bracket PF121
    Chain KMC X10
    Front Derailleur SRAM X5
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shadow Plus
    Rear Cogs Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters Shimano Deore
    Handlebars Bontrager alloy riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race
    Stem Bontrager Elite, 7 degree
    Brake Levers SRAM Level
    Brakes SRAM Level hydraulic disc
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
    Seatpost Bontrager 31.6mm, 8mm offset

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Pros

    • Fit And Geometry 
    • Frame Features 
    • Stranglehold Dropout 
    • Nimble And Agile 
    • Price 

    Cons

    • Stock Bars And Seatpost 
    • Tubes 
    • Heavy 
    • Front Derailleur 

    Best Uses

    • Single Track  (2)
    • Dry Singletrack 
    • Off Road Exploring 
    • Beach 
    • Mountain biking 

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    5.0

    Bought for winter riding

    By TD

    from St PAUL MN

    About Me Intermediate

    Comments:

    This is a great bike. Wow-like driving a tank down the road. I really like the '16 black w orange logo version looks better than the '17's bathroom blue. Little upset that the salesman lied to me though. Stated that this bike was a '17 when in fact it's a '16. I probably would have bought it anyway. Trying to find out what was changed from the '16 Farley 5 vs. the '17.

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    5.0

    Huge Value

    By BlurredLines

    from Toronto, Ontario

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Modern Geometry
    • Stranglehold Dropout

    Cons

    • Front Derailleur
    • Tubes

    Best Uses

    • Dry Singletrack
    • Hard Packed Snow

    Comments:

    I bought the Farley 5 as a winter bike to avoid exposing my trail bike to the winter grime and abundance of salt we throw everywhere in Ontario. Happily this bike is seeing and will be seeing plenty of summer use. It's just too much fun to "monster truck" around on when it's warm. The Farley rolls over everything, the stock tires are some of the fastest rolling as well as largest available. The modern geometry rides like a proper mountain bike rather than something from the stone age. Stranglehold Dropouts give the Farley versatility to run "skinny" 27.5+ or 29+ tires should you want something a little more slick in less rugged conditions. The tires/rims are tubeless ready and replacing the nearly 2lbs of tube with 8Oz of sealant and a tubeless rim strip is a no brainer. It really helps reduce the weight of the bike and improves the ride quality and handling immensely. Highly recommend swapping out the front derailleur and running a single chain ring as the bike does come equipped with a suitable rear derailleur for a 1x10 set up further reducing weight and removing the headaches of sloppy front shifting. Trek nailed it with this bike, by far the best value to dollars spent at MSRP for 2016 fat bikes.

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    5.0

    First Fatbike and it is a great one!

    By Matt W. - Happy Bike Authority Customer

    from Twinsburg, Ohio

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Tire Clearance
    • Hydraulic Disc Brakes
    • Wheels Easy For Tubeless
    • Upgradeability
    • Price
    • Tires
    • Frame Features

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Stock Bars And Seatpost

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking
    • Comfort
    • Single Track

    Comments:

    This is a great bang for the buck. I think the Trek Farley 2016 aluminum frame offers many great features for the price point. The bike has an excellent frame which offers a great starting point for upgrading parts as your budget allows. It offers massive tire clearance. These stock wheels are easily convertible to tubeless, which will help with traction and reducing some rolling weight and resistance. Hydraulic disc brakes are nice at this price, even if they aren't the best brakes available. The drivetrain is dependable. Great bike overall.

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    5.0

    Lightweight and All Terrain go anywhere mountainbike

    By Ryan

    from Whitby, ON

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Goes Anywhere
    • Bontrager Tires 47" Wide
    • Nimble And Agile
    • Fit And Geometry

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Single Track
      • Off Road Exploring
      • Beach

      Comments:

      I have ridden only on mountainbike and bmx trails so far and it handles like my old Specialized Epic 26" with the exception that it feels longer (Probably the fat tires...). I'm using it as my mountainbike not just a beach or snow cruiser and it is tough. It stands up to all the obstacles that my mountain bikes of the past did. It is light (about 30 lbs) and I have no problem getting up to 40 kph when sprinting down a road to the next trail. At no point riding has it felt sluggish or heavy like you might expect a fat bike to be from the looks. The matte black finish is awesome and every time I pass by it in the garage I stop to admire it. Lots of compliments and curious bystanders. Needs derailleurs a adjusted now but any new bike does after the first few 100k. Love my Trek Farley 5.

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