Trek's new Elite 9.9 hardtail: A new era in hardtail performance

Trek's new hardtail,

Trek's new hardtail, (Image credit: Steve Medcroft)

One notable absence from this year's Interbike exhibition is Trek. The company took the opportunity to gather industry journalists at the 2005 US National Mountain Bike Championships in Mammoth Mountain, California and unveil an evolution in their hardtail mountain bike line. Cyclingnews' Steve Medcroft was there to see the new 9.9, which replaces Trek's OCLV carbon honeycomb-based 9.8.

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