When the chips are down and the mud is flying, you want a no-holds-barred cyclocross bike that is up to the challenge.
The Trek Boone 7 has been developed from racing in the mud of Flanders and the hardpan of the Midwest. A light and nimble feel along with a rugged design allows the Boone 7 to fly up hills and still take a beating on rough, technical courses. Make no mistake, this isn't a "pretend" 'cross bike that was really meant for gravel touring. World Cup victores and national championships tell the story.
Trek's engineers could have rested on their laurels after Katie Compton won her record 15th national championship on a Boone. But they didn't. They wanted to improve the Boone from its first generation, and make the bike even better for a wider range of riders and courses. Trek kept the same carbon fiber "recipe" as last year: 600 Series OCLV carbon fiber, ensuring a featherweight frame with incredible torsional strength. Start-line sprints and steep inclines require a bike with a rock-solid feel when stomping on the pedals, and the Boone delivers with a flex-free BB90 bottom bracket. A tapered E2 head tube adds precision to the Boone's handling on technical courses while 12mm thru-axles front and rear improve lateral rigidity for carving corners at high speed. The IsoSpeed decoupler found at the seat tube/top tube juncture uses a pair of cartridge bearings to add more vertical compliance to the Boone's ride quality. Rough courses can tire anyone too quickly, but the Boone's IsoSpeed technology takes the edge off the harshest surface elements. The Ride Tuned seatmast and cap gives the bike even better compliance compared to any garden-variety seatpost. Up front, the engineering team at Trek have added the same front IsoSpeed decoupler found on the latest Trek Domane. The Boone now feels much more balanced without producing a distracting "pogo stick" feel from the handlebar when hammering out of the saddle. A flattened top tube is more comfortable when shouldering the Boone, and vanishing fender mounts make the bike an easy choice for commuter duty in the off-season. Flat-mount disc brakes and internal cable routing give the Boone a clean, refined look, while an adjustable 3S chain keeper prevents dropped chains (and possibly lost races) on the roughest of race courses.
Shimano GRX 1x drivetrain is a perfect match for the Boone 6, employing a single rear derailleur for simplicity and reliability on mud-covered race circuits. The GRX RX810 rear derailleur features a clutch that keeps chain tension tight, preventing dropped chains and adding an extra dose of precision to every shift. An 11-34T Shimano HG800 cassette and a 40T single-ring GRX crankset offer a just-right gearing range for 'cross racing. Textured lever hoods offer a comfortable grip on bone-shaking courses. Waterloo World Cup, anyone?
Bontrager supplies the rolling stock on the Boone 6, including tubeless-ready alloy Paradigm Comp 25 wheels and 700x32c Bontrager CX3 Team Issue cyclocross tires. Burly wheels and knobby tires are required ingredients in cyclocross. Thru-axle hubs add an extra dash of torsional strength for handling prowess on technical courses. In rally car racing, they say you're only as fast as your brakes are good, and Trek uses Shimano RX400 flat-mount hydraulic disc units on the Boone 6. Mud? Dirt? Rain? You'll get consistent lever feedback and stopping power in all conditions. A Bontrager P3 Verse saddle, alloy Pro Blendr stem and alloy Elite IsoZone VR-CF drop handlebar complete Trek's best 'cross-winning machine.
|Frame||600 Series OCLV Carbon, front & rear IsoSpeed, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, Ride Tuned seatmast, 3S chain keeper, flat mount disc|
|Fork||Trek IsoSpeed Cross full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, flat mount disc, 395mm axle-to-crown|
Front: 100 x 12mm thru-axle
Rear: 142 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width, Shimano 11-speed freehub|
|Tires||Bontrager CX3 Team Issue, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x32c|
|Crankset||Shimano GRX RX810|
|Bottom Bracket||Trek BB90|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra HG701, 11-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra HG800-11, 11-34T, 11 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX RX810, 11 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 123mm drop|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
|Stem||Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Brake Levers||Shimano GRX RX810 hydraulic|
|Brakes||Shimano RX400 hydraulic disc, flat mount, w/Shimano RT800, 160mm, Center Lock rotors|
|Saddle||Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.