The Trek Roscoe hardtail trail bike sees big updates for the 2022 model year with new geometry and improved features. The best part is this newly more capable bike is affordably priced.
Starting at the front of the bike, the updated Roscoe features a slack 65° head angle and a reach that’s grown significantly, increasing 45mm or more on most sizes. The seat tube angle has been steepened as well, to 74.7°, which might not sound all that dramatic to full-suspension riders but it’s up there for bikes with rigid rear ends. The bikes feature a straight top tube and Trek says there’s still plenty of standover clearance on all sizes thanks to the longer reaches. Also notable is the lack of a Knock Block.
As you can see from the geometry chart below, all frame sizes except extra small are designed for 29er wheels.
|XS – 27.5||SML – 29||Med – 29||ML- 29||L – 29||XL – 29|
|Seat tube length||340||360||420||435||450||500|
|Effective Top Tube||551.8||586.1||613.6||629.9||646.1||677.3|
|Head tube angle||65||65||65||65||65||65|
|Head tube length||90||90||100||105||110||135|
|Effective seat tube angle||74.7||74.7||74.7||74.7||74.7||74.7|
|Actual seat tube angle||73.1||73.1||73.1||73.1||73.1||73.1|
Up front, all builds and sizes include a 140mm fork, and the Roscoe is compatible with up to 150mm of suspension travel. The rear end is Boost-spaced and accepts tires up to 2.6″ wide. Direct-mounted rear brakes fit 160mm rotors.
All builds feature a dropper post, with travel lengths increasing based on frame size, a 12-speed drivetrain, 780mm-wide bars, and tubeless tires and wheels.
The top-shelf Roscoe 9 is priced at $2,699 and keeps the weight under 30lbs. while the Roscoe 7 and 8 builds tip the scales north of 32lbs. Note the most affordable Roscoe 6 mountain bike has not been updated with the latest geometry and spec.
Get more details about the new Roscoe builds and pricing at trekbikes.com.