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Trek introduce RE:aktive Thru Shaft

From the Trek Suspension R&D Lab comes a unique new shock that improves the benefits of RE:aktiv and responds to the trail faster than ever.
Thru Shaft

RE:aktiv was the result of Trek’s partnership with Penske Racing Shocks—the global leader in custom motorsport suspension design—to develop a shock with an incredibly responsive damper. Despite RE:aktiv’s instant success, our research and development team wanted to further improve the damper’s responsiveness. We bucked the suspension status quo through additional work with Penske and came up with an entirely new approach.
All-terrain responsiveness is RE:aktiv’s calling card: extra-firm low-speed compression damping; supple and controlled high-speed compression damping; and a seamless transition between the two. RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft improves upon this responsiveness. RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft responds to every input that the trail can throw at riders, delivering a shock that keeps up with riders as they push their limits on technical terrain.
Thru Shaft is a superior alternative to traditional dampers that rely on an internal floating piston (IFP). The IFP in a typical shock compensates for oil displacement from the damper shaft. This system has served mountain bike shocks well for years, but has its challenges: pressure and friction from the IFP create lag in the shock’s responsiveness. Thru Shaft eliminates the IFP and associated oil displacement, which significantly decreases lag and produces a shock with telepathic trail response for ultimate control.
It will feature on the 2018
We can’t wait to see it in KB Cycles, Newcastle The North East leading Trek dealer