1992 Trek 9500

This bike is part of the MOMBAT collection and is NOT FOR SALE.  Please check out our Vintage Bikes for Sale page to see all of our current offerings.

In the early 1990's, the major manufacturers where still trying to figure out what to do with full suspension designs.  Trek decided to go the simple route with a cantilevered beam with an elastomer spring.  The system offered travel equal to three times the compression of the shock.  This system, while simple, was not very effective.  The shock pogo'd quite a bit and was difficult to control.  Later versions added damping to the shock.  Components are Shimano XTR which was new for 1992 and included 8 speeds for the first time along with RapidFire + (push/pull) shifters. The suspension fork was branded by Trek but produced by Showa in Japan.

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Frame Easton E9 ProGram tubing, aluminum swing arm
Fork Trek DDS3
Rear Shock A.B. Zorb elastomer
Rims Matrix Singletrack Pro
Hubs Shimano XTR 8 speed cassette
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tires Matrix Cliff Hanger and Cliff Climber
Pedals Shimano Deore XT
Crank Shimano XTR
Chain Shimano
Rear Cogs Shimano XTR 8 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Shimano  sealed
Front Derailleur Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
Shifters Shimano XTR RapidFire + 8 speed
Handlebars Matrix branded Easton Hyperlite
Stem Answer A-TAC
Headset Apices
Brake set Shimano XTR cantilever brakes
Brake levers Shimano XTR RapidFire +
Saddle Trek System 3
Seat Post Shimano XTR
Colors Black with Purple swingarm
Size 20"
Serial #   9271CS  BI 0695

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