The lack of a thru axle certainly didn’t keep Katie Compton from racking up yet another National Cyclocross title, but even her red, white, and blue Trek Boone 9 should be headed for an upgrade. In fact, all disc brake models of both the Trek Boone and Crockett will be switching over to a 15x100mm front thru axle. On the Boone 5 Disc and Crockett 5 Disc the complete bikes will be equipped with a carbon thru axle disc fork but one that uses an aluminum steerer tube while the Crockett 9 disc, Boone 9 Disc, and disc framesets of both models will include a full carbon thru axle disc fork. The full carbon steerer provides a weight savings of 120g which makes the new bikes not only stiffer with better handling than their quick release predecessors, but lighter as well…
For the coming season the move to thru axles only applies to the front of the bike since Trek feels that the front benefits most from the addition of a thru axle. Neutral black full carbon forks with thru axles will be available as aftermarket upgrades for anyone who wants to update their current ride. Along with rim brake models of both the Boone and Crockett framesets, rim brake builds will also still be sold with the Boone 5, 7, and 9 as well as the Crockett 5, 7, and 9.
Updated builds will also be available for many of the aluminum cross bikes including the new CX1 equipped, rim brake Crockett 7 for $2,249.99, the $1,979.99 Crockett 5 Disc, and Shimano mechanical drivetrain/hydraulic brake Crockett 9 Disc for $2,889.99.
A few new builds for the carbon IsoSpeed decoupler equipped Boone line include another mechanical drivetrain/hydraulic brake Boone 5 Disc at $3,359.99 and the Boone 7 rim brake fitted with CX1 for $3,939.99.