Best competition prize ever? Check out these custom ‘Strength in Numbers’ Trek Session 9.9s dripping with Shimano Saint kit!

Imagine you were given one of these awesome custom-painted, Strength in Numbers themed Trek Session 9.9s, only to have it whisked away again moments later and not see it for another six months. Nightmare! That’s just what happened to Matt Miles and Karl Heldt though.

They won a video contest at the film’s premiere back in April but then faced an agonising wait while all the prototype Shimano Saint bits were replaced with production parts. The bike’s finally ready for them to pick up, and it’s a beauty! Anthill Films are planning to give the second one away in a yet-to-be-announced competition, so keep your eyes peeled…

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

Trek's carbon Session 9.9 is a pretty special bike in its own right but these two also have custom paintwork and decals to celebrate the release of Anthill Films' 'Strength in Numbers'

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

The fist logo on the top tube represents the Strength part of the title...

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

... and here are the Numbers!

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

We're loving the detailing on the seat tube and back end

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

Even the seatstay bridge gets some numbers and the Anthill logo

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

The theme continues up front

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

Matt and Karl were photographed with the bike at the Sea Otter Classic in April but it had to go back to the workshop to have production Shimano Saint kit fitted

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

We reckon it was worth the wait - the new Saint cranks and pedals are killer bits of kit

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

A Gamut guide keep the chain under control up front...

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

... while a clutch-equipped Saint mech provides extra security out back

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

Saint brakes are attached to an Atherton Star Series bar from Shimano subsidiary PRO

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

The direct-mount stem is from the Atherton line too

'Strength in Numbers' Trek Session 9.9. Source: Facebook.com/RideShimano

The finished bikes - well worth the wait

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