The all-new 2021 Trek Farley 5 Fat Bike - Because Biking is a Year-Round Sport

October 19, 2020
The all-new 2021 Trek Farley 5 Fat Bike - Because Biking is a Year-Round Sport
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Reviewing The all-new 2021 Trek Farley 5 Fat Bike

Too often biking is overlooked as an all-season sport.

Sure, we may be keeners in the warmer weather months, but in the winter wonderland that Alberta can be in those… cooler months… physical activity levels take a sharp drop. 

So, what’s the prescription for our winter slump? It turns out the all-new 2021 Trek Farley 5 fat bike is just what the doctor ordered, and it’s available now at United Sport & Cycle.

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We just took the 2021 Trek Farley 5 out for a test ride in the Edmonton river valley, and—if this bike performs half as well in the snow as it did in through the roots, pebbles, sand, as well as the fallen leaves of a mid-October morning—we have certainly found a dangerous new weapon to add to any bike enthusiasts arsenal.

The 1x Shimano Deore drivetrain, paired with a lightweight aluminum frame, make the Farley 5 an absolute tank year-round, no matter the weather.

Components Matter

For a fat bike that’s easier on your pocketbook, you might expect to only come with the basics.

Trek, however, never ceases to impress when it comes to loading great parts into even greater priced models, and the Farley 5 is no exception to this tendency.

Here’s what stands out to us:

Shifter: Shimano Deore M4100, 10 speed
Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore M5120, long cage
Cassette: Shimano Deore M4100, 11-46, 10 speed
Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, 138mm
Seatpost: TranzX JD-YSP18, (100-130mm travel, dependant on frame size)
Brake: SRAM Level hydraulic disc
Brake rotor: Avid G2 Cleansweep, 160mm, 6-bolt

English, please…?

Well, what all that means is you’re getting a bike at an entry-level price point, with an upgraded drivetrain, a great saddle, a dropper post and hydraulic disc brakes; all of which would typically be found in higher-end models. 

*trained rider on a closed course, do not attempt*

Warranty matters, too!

Trek is known for their best-in-class bike warranties for defects in materials and workmanship. This covers the frame for the lifetime of the original owner of the bike, as well as parts, wheels and paint!

You can also rest easy knowing that your bike has been assembled and inspected by one of our certified, experienced bike mechanics prior to leaving the store!

There's a reason we're Edmonton's favourite place to shop for a new bike!

The Bottom Line

This year, more than ever with Covid-19, we are going to be looking for every excuse we can get to participate in outdoor activities. We know that no matter the conditions—cold and snowy or warm and dry—the 2021 Trek Farley 5 will provide its rider with an unparalleled experience for a high quality fat bike at an entry-level price.

With so much mother nature to get out and explore, why not explore it behind the bars of a fat bike this season?

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Come see the experts at United Sport & Cycle and shop like a pro for your next new bike. We’ve got the latest technology, the best staff in the industry, and above-and-beyond pandemic protocols to ensure your safety while you shop.

Can’t make it in? Shop us online! With the purchase of any of a new 2021 Trek Farley 5, you’ll qualify to receive free local next-business-day delivery in the Edmonton area, as well as free Canada-wide shipping!

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