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Trek Farley 5

Trek

Farley 5
2016

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5.0 stars
 (4 Reviews)
 

2016 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. Let's not pigeonhole this big boy, it's just as fast and fun when the sun is out on your local trails. Thanks to a tapered head tube, Closed Covert rear through axle and a dialed geometry, the Farley is a sharp handling, steam-rolling monster truck of a bike. Trek was thinking versatility, so you've got front/rear rack compatibility, fender mounts, and internal cable and dropper post routing for when the terrain gets really hairy. A 2x10 drivetrain powers the monstrous 4.7-inch tires and a host of Bontrager components round out the spec. The frame and fork can run 4-inch tires on 27.5-inch wheels too! All-season adventure begins with Farley.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum w/E2
Fork Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum
Rims/Wheels SUNringlé Mulefüt 80mm
Hubs Bontrager sealed cartidge bearing
Tires Bontrager Barbegazi Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, 26 x 4.7
Crankset Race Face Ride
Chainrings 36/22
Front Derailleur SRAM X5
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Bontrager
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race
Stem Bontrager Elite
Brakes Shimano M395 disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
Seatpost Bontrager

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Bontrager tires 47" wide 
  • Fit and geometry 
  • Frame features 
  • Goes anywhere 
  • Hydraulic disc brakes 

Cons

  • Front derailleur 
  • Heavy 
  • Stock bars and seatpost 
  • Tubes 

Best Uses

  • Single track  (2)
  • Beach 
  • Comfort 
  • Dry singletrack 
  • Hard packed snow 

Reviewed by 4 customers

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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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