Trek Farley 9.6 Fat Bike 2024

By Trek



Farley 9.6 is a capable and ready carbon fat bike for riders who want to charge through snow drifts and sand dunes. Its OCLV carbon frame keeps your ride light, while huge 4.5-inch tires keep you floating in the deep stuff. It's built up with a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain that you can count on for more precise shifting and strong braking power — even when things get icy.

It's right for you if...

You want a bike that can go way off the beaten path, even when it means encountering mud, sand, and snow. You like the lightweight benefits of carbon fiber, and want a bike that feels nimble, even with its gargantuan tires.

The tech you get

A lightweight OCLV Carbon Fiber frame and fork with added rack and cage mounts for carrying gear. Huge 4.5-inch tires that float over sand and snow. A 130mm TranzX dropper post lets you move around on the bike and get behind the saddle when things get steep. SRAM's workhorse 12-speed GX Eagle drivetrain that can handle shifting and braking, even when conditions are cold and icy. Internal cable routing that keeps cables protected from the elements while looking sleek. Plus, adjustable horizontal sliding dropouts.

The final word

Farley 9.6 is the go-to for cutting loose when conditions keep most riders indoors. Its carbon fiber frame with internal cable routing is as sleek as it is light, and massive tire clearance for 4.5-inch tires helps you stay afloat through mud and snow. When you want to ride way, way out you'll appreciate its extra cage mounts on the fork for loading up plenty of gear.

The Walkthrough

Why you'll love it

  1. It's a bike that won't shy away from a day on the trail, even if the weather goes south
  2. The lightweight carbon frame keeps the setup remarkably light and nimble for a fat bike
  3. Added cage and bag mounts on the fork let you explore way, way out, and pack for adventure
  4. The lofty tire clearance gives you all the float you need to get through the deep and mucky stuff
  5. The dropper post gives you plenty of room to move around on the bike in rough and rowdy terrain

    *Please note - spec applies to all sizes unless listed separately

    *Please note - spec applies to all sizes unless listed separately

    Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, PressFit 121mm BB, 197x12mm adjustable horizontal sliding dropouts
    Fork Farley carbon, tapered alloy steerer, crown rack mounts, lower leg cage mounts, 150x15mm thru axle
    Max compatible fork travel 100mm (513mm axle-to-crown)
    Hub front Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, 15x150mm thru axle
    Skewer front Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
    Hub rear Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Rapid Drive 108, SRAM XD driver, 197x12 mm thru axle
    Skewer rear Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
    Rim SUNRingle Mulefut 80 SL, 32-hole cutout
    Tire Bontrager Barbegazi Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x4.50''
    Max tire size Frame: 27.5x4.50" or 26x4.70", Fork: See manufacturer
    Shifter SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
    Rear derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
    *Crank Size: S, M
    SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 30T alloy FAT 5 ring, 170mm length
    Size: L, XL
    SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 30T alloy FAT 5 ring, 175mm length
    Bottom bracket SRAM DUB, 121mm, PressFit
    Cassette SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12 speed
    Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
    Pedal VP-536 nylon platform
    Max chainring size 1x: 32T, 2x: 36/22
    Saddle Bontrager Verse Elite, austenite rails, 145mm width
    *Seatpost Size: S
    TranzX JD-YSP18, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 361mm length
    Size: M
    TranzX JD-YSP18, 120mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 403mm length
    Size: L, XL
    TranzX JD-YSP18, 130mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 425mm length
    Handlebar Bontrager Rhythm Comp, alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
    Grips ESI Chunky
    *Stem Size: S
    Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length
    Size: M
    Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length
    Size: L
    Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length
    Size: XL
    Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length
    Headset FSA IS-2, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
    Brake SRAM Level Bronze 4-piston hydraulic disc
    Brake rotor SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 160mm
    Weight M - 13.11 kg / 28.91 lbs
    Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).

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    Bike and frame weights are based off pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.