Sacado de la Web Angryasian.com: Just got back into town from a quick trip to Madison, Wisconsin, for Trek's annual dealer show. I would have to say that the theme for this year's show was NEW PRODUCT. The people at Trek have clearly been working at fever pace over the last year as there was simply a mountain of new products introduced, including a ton of completely new bikes and platforms. Here are some choice tidbits: First off, Trek is making a big push into the world of freeride, headlined by the new Session line. All of the Session frames feature 7" of travel front and rear, with hydroformed tubing, adjustable rear dropouts, 1.5" headtubes, and ultra-beefy pivots throughout. Gary Fisher will also introduce a new 7" travel, single-pivot platoform dubbed the King Fisher (sorry, no pics!). This one's a pretty basic single-pivot beast but uses dramatically hydroformed tubes, 1.5" headtube, and comes spec'ed with the much-anticipated Fox DHX 4.0 coil-over rear shock. In addition, GF will also be introducing a new ling of hardcore hardtails called the Bigg'ns. Perhaps most exciting in Trek's lineup is the introduction of a 4" travel Fuel platform, named the Fuel EX. Currently constructed from Trek's ZR9000 tubing (note the use of the word "currently"), this new frame uses the basic principles of Trek's venerable Fuel design, but with a new rocker arm, and sealed cartridge bearing pivots throughout (finally!). I didn't bother to ask about frame weights, but I would guess them to hover around the 5.5lb range. Another move that was long overdue was the replacement of the aging SID Dual Air rear shock with Rock Shox' new MC3/MC3R Motion Control rear shocks (they actually seemed to have done a pretty good job at keeping that project under wraps!). As you guessed, the new MoCo rear shocks use the same principles as the outstanding Motion Control forks in a package adapted for use in the limited real estate of a rear shock. Multiple adjustments abound just as on the MoCo-equipped Reba and Pike, but one neat feature is the Poploc Dual remote, which very cleanly locks out both front and rear ends with a single lever and a single cable that loops from the rear shock, through the remote, then ends at the fork. Excellent design work, I must say. One thing I should mention is that Trek has landed an exclusive on much of Rock Shox' newest offerings for '05, including the MC3/MC3R rear shocks and this Reba 29er fork. Speaking of the 29er's, Fisher has completely revamped their hardtail line, using drastically sloping top tubes, extended seat tube, and geometry adjusted for use with 100mm forks. In addition, the externally-butted tubing, found on all hardtails, and the carbon fiber seat- and chainstays on the new AC/DC hardtails will combine for much-improved rider comfort and vibration damping. Fisher's Cake line has been revised, most obviously with the complete elimination of all rim-brake variants. DLX versions will have 5" travel front and rear, while standard Cakes will settle with 4" at both ends. In a super cool move (which, no doubt, was likely prefaced with Trek flexing their legal muscles in defense of Maverick's Mono-Link design against Pacific), Maverick's new SC32 single-crown inverted fork will be found on the front of the new Cake 1 DLX, along with a Bontrager version of the requisite 24mm thru-axle hub. Maverick's SC32 will also find its way onto Klein's single full-suspension offering for '05, the Palomino XV. Check out the new dropouts, too (Trek has made similar changes to nearly all of their disc-compatible framesets for '05. Whoo-hoo, no more of those stupid rear disc mount adapters!!!). (by the way, I apologize for the lousy picture quality... there's only so much I could do without a tripod in the awkward lighting) Un saludo.