Trek Session 8 29er GX - 2022

$4,999.99

Brand Trek

Session 8 is a downhill mountain bike with a robust alloy frame and high-pivot suspension design that keeps you nimble, planted, and blazing fast on even the most punishing runs.

It's right for you if...

You practically live at the downhill park, and want a fast, traction-packed DH bike that can handle your gnarliest runs thanks to a suspension design that keeps you in control the whole way down.

The tech you get

A burly alloy frame, 200mm rear travel with a FOX DHX shock, 200mm RockShox Boxxer Select with plush Charger RC damper, powerful Code R 4-piston brakes, and a SRAM GX 7-speed drivetrain.

The final word

Session has always been the go-to DH bike. Now it's more of a ripper than ever thanks to new suspension design that delivers more traction, speed, and virtually no pedal kickback.


The Walkthrough


Why you'll love it

  1. New suspension layout with a high pivot and idler pulley increases traction, carries more speed, and reduces pedal kickback for more stability
  2. Virtually zero pedal kickback means you’ll stay confidently planted and in control during descents—especially when landing jumps or drops
  3. The high pivot design delivers a more efficient rearward axle path so you’ll carry more speed and your wheel won’t get hung up on obstacles
  4. Adjust your suspension progression by flipping the lower shock mount chip—20% for plush park rides, 25% for racing efficiency
  5. Our new DH sizing system is based on reach, not rider height, which is the most important factor in a great downhill bike fit
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Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum, high main pivot, idler pulley, integrated frame protection, internal or external routing, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ISCG 05 2-bolt mount, Active Braking Pivot, 157x12mm thru axle, 200mm travel
Fork RockShox Boxxer Select, DebonAir spring, Charger RC damper, 46mm offset, 20x110mm Boost thru axle, 200mm travel
*Shock Size: R1
Fox VAN Performance, 400lb spring, 250x72.5mm
Size: R2
Fox VAN Performance, 450lb spring, 250x72.5mm
Size: R3
Fox VAN Performance, 500lb spring, 250x72.5mm
Shifter SRAM GX DH, 7 speed
Rear derailleur SRAM GX DH, medium cage
Crank Truvativ Descendant DH, DUB 83, 34T steel ring, 165mm length
Bottom bracket SRAM DUB, 83mm, BSA threaded
Cassette SRAM PG-720, 11-25, 7 speed
Chain SRAM PC-1110, 11 speed
Pedal Wellgo BO-87B, alloy body, Cro-Mo axle, replaceable pins
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width
Seatpost Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 31.6mm, 0mm offset, 330mm length
Handlebar Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
Stem Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Direct Mount, 50mm length
Brake SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc
*Brake rotor Size: R1, R2, R3
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180mm
Size: R1, R2, R3
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200mm

Weight M - 38.98 lbs / 17.68 kg (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).