Trek session 8, a few questions from an amateur

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Posted: Jan 27, 2021 at 3:07 Quote
I recently purchased a trek session 8 2016 used for £1300 all stock parts.

Sram guide r brakes
Rockshox kage rc rear shock (2016)
Rockshox boxxer rc dual crown forks (2016)
Dt Swiss 2150 wheels 27.5/650b

I want to upgrade a few bits and bats particularly the wheels but I'm not sure what I could use instead. I'd really like a hope wheel set (go loud or go home)

The brakes aswell they aren't stopping me as quickly as I'd like.

Been looking at fox 49s or 40s for forks so I'm OK on that front and a fox dhx2 for rear.

If anyone thats much better than me with the technical stuff help me out with dimensions etc and what will and won't fit.

Posted: Feb 1, 2021 at 12:30 Quote
any 27.5 fox 40 should be fine.

You want a 20x110 NON-BOOST front wheel to match the fork. There is also 20x110 BOOST which will not work. Fox 49's and modern Boxxers use the boost standard. 27.5 40's prior to MY 2021 do not. If you get a brand new one, check the dimension.

The rear hub is 12x157, but again NOT 12x157 superboost.


Any brakes should fit provided the hoses are long enough if they are used. Guide RE's, 4 piston shimano, or other should be fine at a minimum (guide RE's use Code calipers).

I don't remember the shock size off the top of my head but I recall it being a smaller funky size than a standard DH bike. I think 8.75x2.75, but you'll have to check on your own.

Posted: Feb 1, 2021 at 15:11 Quote
Could I not have a hub thats 150x12 and use a spacer?

Posted: Feb 1, 2021 at 16:32 Quote
Mrbrannagan wrote:
Could I not have a hub thats 150x12 and use a spacer?

Sure. In fact, many are convertible with replaceable end caps. the problem with just using some spacers is that every time you take your wheel off you need to reconfigure the spacers - when you pull the axle out, the spacers will also fall out. 157 is merely a 150 hub with the convenient spacers pre-installed on the hub

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