Suspended Fat Fun – 2020 Trek Farley 7 Fatbike with Manitou Mastodon Feature Review and Weight

Suspended Fat Fun – 2020 Trek Farley 7 Fatbike with Manitou Mastodon Feature Review and Weight

My Manitou Mastodon Video:

This bike is pretty sick, although the Farley has been out for some time now even in this configuration the 2020 version is great to see. The Mastadon Comp is a huge step up from the earlier Rockshox Bluto forks, the NX eagle and Dub crank are nice. The most impressive part though is the addition of the Rapid Drive 108t rear hub. That make such a difference compared to the typical lazy hubs factory installed by most brands. Let me know what you think in the comments below & Don’t forget to subscribe!!!

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. Putting studs in tires after you’ve been using them all summer without studs is "fun"…. when the holes are full of tiny rocks.

  2. Great review I appreciate all your information as usual. I do custom builds that are not cheap let’s juss say, I look at other brands of course to see what they doin and trek is nearly impossible to beat with the creativity of their builds, the quality, bang for buck and to Me above all…..their innovation.

    I have a cool fat bike but this one really got me thinkin. I am building a 29 + right now which I believe is the future of mountain biking and everything if done correctly. This is close.

  3. Stinky Whizzletooth March 12, 2021 @ 10:16 pm

    Beautiful bike! Wish I could afford it.

  4. I’m thinking to upgrade my Trek DS to a Fat Bike. What would you recommend between Farley 5 and 7? I’ll be using it all year round for sure. Which one is better in winter 7 with front suspension or 5 with carbon fork?

  5. I just bought one of these and I love it. I ordered the stud kit as well, waiting for that to come in. In the meantime I posted one short video of me riding it; the trails were too slick without studs so I had to cut my ride short.

  6. Nice video! What’s the suspension travel?

  7. too bad me in Sweden trek only have farley 5 and farley 9,8 i’m so mad they both have no suspension…… if i want with suspension i have to order it outside 🙁 in this time with covid 19 i may have to wait like 3-4 weeks or maybe more until the bike is here… so
    i end up with farley 5 it’s a nice bike catch lots of eyes 😛

  8. Johnathan Escobar March 12, 2021 @ 10:20 pm

    That’s a lot of tire brother lol

  9. When will you review marlin 7 2020?

  10. Eric Schwingler March 12, 2021 @ 10:23 pm

    The dropper cable insert into the frame is upside down. My frame had the same issue

  11. Alfonso Camargo March 12, 2021 @ 10:24 pm

    Precio x favor. ?

  12. كظومي Kazem March 12, 2021 @ 10:24 pm

    *Please, how much does it cost in dollars to save? Put me a link on the Express website*

  13. what tire size can you run on a 29er set up?

  14. Simple Simplicity 101 March 12, 2021 @ 10:28 pm

    It has the same color scheme as my 1998 trek 8500 sl I love that!

  15. You wouldn’t want to put in or take out all the snow studs for those tyres too often!!!

  16. Price??

  17. Knight Rider Explorer March 12, 2021 @ 10:29 pm

    i cant wait to have one for snow riding . no suspension fork though. i don’t think i need it in the snow

  18. I never get the point of these bikes, what do you use them for that wouldn’t be more suitable for something already running 2.4" upwards?

  19. My next bike

  20. Meheraj Hossain Efty March 12, 2021 @ 10:35 pm

    Review some hybrid/ road bikes.
    I am a Ubereats delivery boy. Which bike would be good for me….???

  21. Great review ! Love this bike!

  22. That rear hub is nice. I’ve got it in my Pro line 40’s. Nice job. Thanks

  23. Good stuff. Keep the mountain bike reviews coming.

  24. Justin Deierling March 12, 2021 @ 10:48 pm

    Great review. Think this would double as a decent trail bike? Looking at the fuel, but like the idea of winter riding.

  25. Nice big bike. Lets see some trail action footage.

  26. I have this bike. I find it a bit sluggish and heavy, because of the good but heavy Mastodon fork, ant the heavy Gnarwal. The tires have too much rolling resistance, for summer riding. Not a lot of tires options either, in 27,5. But a beautiful bike indeed 🙂

  27. I have a 2019 Farley 7, added a 35 mm stem, dropped the front sprocket to 26T, studded both tires, added CF bar to keep the hands warmer. The bike is awesome, love the new paint scheme. Great bike for technical riding in the winter.

  28. Prathamesh Raghav March 12, 2021 @ 10:49 pm

    How to get this in INDIA..?

  29. KUYA ROYLEN's TV March 12, 2021 @ 10:49 pm

    Wow!!! It’s look so nice!! Thank you for sharing enjoy ride keep safe God bless.

  30. Nice bike . I’m 6′ and going bikepacking and looking at the 1170. 29" with racks . ? Witch one ? Home on the road .

  31. Sweet, sweet bike!! Great review, James! Thanks!

  32. Sir will thinner tyre be compatible to the rim?

  33. Great review my most watched site what state are you in

  34. OK, let me guess. This bike LIVES IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER.

    …because Farley

  35. Great review! Bought this bike in August and love it. Just ordered the stud kits for ice and snow

  36. GREEKNATIONALIST March 12, 2021 @ 10:55 pm

    Can you recommend me the best fat bike for offroad under 3000$/€

  37. The color reminds me of candy corn.

  38. Sqausht Suspension March 12, 2021 @ 10:56 pm

    Meh so over orange lol… Although I did have orange Marlin and then orange Roscoe, trust me I got silver EX lol!!!

  39. FŃÇ.[]. BÎŃØĐ March 12, 2021 @ 10:58 pm

    It could be better if you would have ridden the bike!

  40. Great review, debating on fatbike

  41. I have a 2020 Farley 5 would the mastodon suspension be a direct fit for the frame and wheels with the 2.7.5 x4.5 gnarwall tyres?

  42. I have the Farley 5

  43. Great bike . The front suspension is use a waste of time with these tyres.

  44. 2600.00 for this bike

  45. Is there any way to fix the frame and fit 4.5" rear tyre? Is that mount the only reason why smaller rear tyre should be used? I guess it can be removed somehow. Have my Farley 5 for a month now (M sized). Overall the bike is fantastic, yet I’d prefer to have both 4.5" tyres.

  46. How much does this fatbike cost?

  47. Great bike . Im looking for A bike packing fattie . would that fork work?

  48. Can you run a 26 x 5 05 inch tire on this bike?

  49. How do people afford these bikes I’m way to young and broke to participate in this sport ima go back to tennis

  50. What size frame is that? Thanks.

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