TREK SUPERFLY FS 8 FULL SUSPENSION MOUNTAIN BIKE

The 2014 Trek Superfly FS 8 is affordable, has oversized wheels and is quite light for a full suspension mountain bike. The 29 inch wheels are a real advantage in the punishing terrain where I ride. My 15.5 sized Trek Superfly weighs 27.8 lbs with pedals. It is classified as a cross country race bike. It is that in spades plus a lot more. Let me explain.

To be honest, I was tempted to purchase Trek’s rigid cross country carbon fiber racer (the Superfly), but I wanted something that I could confidently ride over difficult terrain. After all, isn’t that what the bigger wheel size is all about?

Also, I didn’t want the burden of pedaling a heavyweight all mountain bike with five or six inches of suspension travel. The trails where I ride near my home do not require that much suspension. The Superfly FS 8 seemed like a pretty good compromise between light weight, cost and overall good confident trail manners.

Like most modern full suspension bikes with the bigger wheels, the Superfly looks a little awkward with its oversized, elongated out of round tubes, but as soon as I got on and started pedaling, the bike disappeared underneath me. It felt like an extension of my body.To be honest, it does have a lovely understated paint job. The green highlights on the frame accentuates the green pattern on the rims.

The main point of writing this is to describe the bike and how it feels on the trail. To see all the specifications and high tech details go to: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/cross_country/superfly_fs/superfly_fs_8/#

The G2 geometry is a product of Gary Fisher’s genius. He had been playing around with 29 inch mountain bike wheels before the bigger wheel size became popular. This bike is a result of his design virtuosity and one ride is enough to make anyone a believer. Between the fairly steep head angle and slightly increased fork offset it handles like a dream. It seems to anticipate your every move and it is rock solid at speed. It puts some longer travel bikes to shame.

The over-sized through axles and well thought out bracing make it a stable downhill handler. It is a thoroughbred race bike. As such it demands that the rider pay attention and not lose focus,  especially as the rider gains confidence and takes the bike to the ragged edge. Racing over scary, steep terrain at speed is this bike’s forte although it is classified as a cross country bike.

Because it is a less expensive version of the Superfly full suspension bike, the frame is made out of aluminum not the sexier carbon fiber. Like most premium aluminum frames produced these days, Trek uses its own blend of high quality aluminum. It is cold extruded and hydroformed for maximum strength and stiffness with the least amount of weight. The process does not use heat to pour molten aluminum into a tubular mold. Instead the metal is squeezed into a fairly sophisticated high tech Matrix.

The Superfly FS positions the rider in a moderately aggressive stance over the front end. The chain stays do not feel unreasonably long and it manuals and flicks around with ease. It is fun to grab some air and then throw it sideways like a BMX bike

It only has about four inches of suspension travel with a single carbon link and no rocker arm. With the bigger wheels you would never guess that it has less than five inches of travel. This type of suspension is not as tunable as a bike with a rocker link, but it is lighter and works well with the bigger wheels on bikes with limited travel. The suspension front and rear is reinforced by multiple anchor points and well thought out bracing to give the bike maximum rigidity for either pedaling uphill or bombing downhill.

It has an XT Shadow rear derailleur that works a like a charm even when up-shifting in gnarly conditions. The rest of the components are SLX and Bontrager. The SLX disc  brakes are a decent brake-set. They are progressive and not overly touchy. The drive train is smooth and reasonably quiet although an upgrade to a higher quality chain and rear cog-set is recommended when it is time for replacement. Good stuff…

The Trek is stiff and maneuverable almost like a modern aluminum road bike. The over-sized headset and wide, press fit bottom bracket add to a stiff unyielding feel whether pedaling uphill or on screaming descents. It can hit high speed ruts, roots and rocks without losing its composure and then pedal uphill with hardly a hint of pedal induced bob.

The chain stay pivot is placed about even with the big ring in the front. It has a two ring crank-set and it works fine in both the big and small ring. In short, the suspension seems immune to pedal pressure especially when you stay seated and spin.

The back end of the bike features Trek’s ABP (Active Braking Pivot) concept design, with the suspension pivots rotating around the outside of the rear axle as the shock moves up and down through its travel. The floating pivots are so cleanly integrated that it looks as if the rear end were one solid unit.

It does result in an active ride whether you are braking really hard on steep, rocky, root infested downhill trails or pedaling up over rough, tricky terrain. By active ride, I mean that the suspension is impervious to the forces of braking or pedaling. Thus you get better suspension action whether pedaling up hill or braking on the down hills..

It is a fiend for speed and urges its rider to shift up through the gears and go faster on almost any grade. The super fast rolling Bontrager XR1 Expert tires and moderately light (for the price) Bontrager Mustang rims help it get up to speed. Once up to speed it maintains momentum with its over-sized wheels and aggressive geometry.

Initially it feels like that  the smaller of the two rings in the front does not  give enough of a mechanical advantage (24 teeth), but as its rider gets used to the Superfly FS and with a little bit of the badger mentality, it is up and over even the steepest climbs. It feels fast almost like a high tech road bike specially designed for the trails.

The bigger wheels provide more traction whether ascending or descending. Braking on steep downhill pitches is much better with the bigger wheels. The main advantage, of course, is the fact that they roll over obstacles much easier than conventional 26 inch mountain bike wheels. In addition, the wheels stick better in high speed turns.

The suspension is Fox CTD front and rear. CTD gives you three suspension adjustment options: Climb, Trail, or Descend. However, the astute rider will use these settings in a variety of circumstances beyond the normal climb, trail and descend situations. Trail is a compromise between stiff (Climb) and more yielding (Descend) and can be used most of the time. However, just leaving it in one position ignores some of the huge advantages of this design. It is much better and more adaptable than the old pro-pedal system.

Rough steep downhill sections can be conquered with the suspension set on Descend front and rear. This bike holds momentum even while dodging obstacles like trees and big rock outcroppings. It turns and maneuvers with ease and seems to float over obstacles that would unhinge even six inches of suspension on a traditional 26 inch wheel mountain bike. It is not scary at speed. The geometry is a magical combination of agility and high speed stability, inspiring the rider to seek new lines.

The Superfly finds lines that most riders would never imagine possible. The rider can follow its lead and thread together deviations off the main trail up and down the most gnarly sections.  I cannot begin to describe how much fun it is to ride even with the original fast rolling rather narrow tires.

The Climb mode on the suspension stiffens up the bike and is meant to reduce pedal bob when climbing. However, if you want to jump or bunny-hop the bike you can set it on the Climb mode. It doesn’t seem to move at all when you preload and release over a jump thus giving you really good air. Then the suspension uses up every inch of travel with a bottomless feeling when you land. You can jump pretty well in the Trail setting but the firm setting is better so long as the lead up is not too rough. It is not a downhill bike and so you have to be realistic and not do huge gaps.

The bike gets some getting used to. Rough, steep uphill ledges can be conquered with a little bit of momentum with the suspension set in the Descend setting front and rear. It goes against logic to pedal up steep rough pitches in the Descend mode, but until you try it you won’t know what you are missing. In the Descend setting the suspension has more give for hopping over rocks and roots. Momentum is this bike’s friend and once you are up to speed it floats like a butterfly. You won’t believe the steep rocky ledges that you can pedal over. The big wheels and geometry really help with traction.

Sometimes it pays to keep the bike in the Descend mode even when the trail is not that steep or scary and where you can dodge around the worst obstacles. The other day I was descending a moderately rough trail where the Trail setting would have sufficed. Luckily I was in the Descend mode when a group of hikers caused me to slow down and take a detour that was a lot steeper and rougher than I had originally anticipated. The bike stayed in control as I braked over huge roots and jagged ruts on a vertical pitch that would have upset most 26 inch wheeled bikes and might have caused grievous bodily harm had I not been riding the 29er. Experiences like that gave me incredible confidence in the bike.

After building up my trust in the bike’s capabilities, I used the quick steering to get myself into a situation where I could have gotten into trouble coming back down. There is a section of trial where you can pedal hard in a high gear to build up momentum and then swing off at right angle while still maintaining speed. The trick is to pedal up and over a twenty foot rutted wall without unclipping from the pedals at the top, then float around a tree in one coordinated motion (or not so coordinated motion), and then swing back down the other side over loose dirt and a tangled layer of roots. It takes a little bit of practice, a lot of confidence and some courage to turn back down the steep gnarly slope.

The Bontrager XR1 Expert tires are light and smooth rolling but lack grip on less than perfect surfaces. When they wear out I will replace them with something slightly more heavy duty especially in the front for maximum braking and for traction going around corners. I was a little disappointed with limited clearance issues for really big tires.

It doesn’t have a bottom bracket protector and so you have to be careful lifting the front end over really big rocks so as to not smash the big ring on the crankset. The other major problem is that the water bottle cage is too close to the rear suspension adjuster and taking  the water bottle out of the cage while riding could damage the lever. I recommend using a camel back and leaving the water bottle cage off the bike.

Otherwise I love this bike and I would recommend it to anyone whether they race or not so long as the trails where they ride on are not too crazy.

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21 Responses to TREK SUPERFLY FS 8 FULL SUSPENSION MOUNTAIN BIKE

  1. Matt White says:

    Hi I am thinking about purchasing a Trek Superfly FS8 for my 21st birthday in August. I am currently on a 2013 Specialized Carve Comp. How much difference will I notice with not only the fact that my current bike is a hardtail but the componentry? Also Trek put a Deore front derailleur on when the drivetrain is SLX/XT. Deore gear doesnt belong on a $3K bike!

    Most of my kms come from tar and gravel roads and the occasional firetrail and singletrack. I used to ride the trails a lot more with my my duallys I had in the past like my 2011 Felt Compulsion 3 and my 2010 Mongoose Teocali Elite. They were both a charm at downhill sections and rock gardens but both sucked at climbing especially the Goose which had an unusually soft fork which had no air adjust or lockout. Only rebound. The Felt had front lockout but not rear. I am hoping this Superfly FS 8 has lockout options on both shocks but I hear the bike has a Climb Trail Descend system instead which is more interesting. The Carve is a good bike but the letdowns are the brakes, QR axles and hubs. The seat is not that great either. I really like the X7 carbon rear derailleur and the lightweight SRAM X7 crankset which has majorly improved the BB since the poor octalink Alivio based one in the 2012 Carve Comp.

  2. Diana Tweedy says:

    On rough trails you can go quicker on a full suspension bike. Specialized Bicycles makes really good bikes and your Carve Competition is a good buy. If want to upgrade to a full suspension bike, the Trek Superfly FS 8 is affordable and is not as heavy as most comparably priced bikes. Don’t worry about the Deore front derailleur. It works fine. As soon as the SLX chain and rear cassette wear out I will upgrade them to Deore XT to make them comparable with the superb XT rear derailleur. You are buying the sophisticated design and chassis (including frame, suspension and wheels) not the components at this price. You should be able to find a dealer willing to sell one to you for a little less than the list price.

    It seems that you really like the Carve but have a few qualms about the components. I am not sure that you would be satisfied with the Trek Superfly FS8 either. There is no lockout although the climb setting seems pretty stiff to me. I am not sure if you will like the components. It is up to you. See if you can find a shop that will let you try out the bike. It is a pretty stiff climbing bike if you set up the suspension right. It comes with a pump and a thingy to let you know if you have put in enough air. The bike rips on single track (the tighter the better). If you can afford a higher end bike you will get a better component package whatever bike you decide to buy. Good luck and happy trials.

  3. Matt White says:

    Hi I am getting the Trek Superfly FS 8 for $2,499 (the RRP of the FS 6) as a result of Trek putting them on sale. I just got my Carve Comp serviced today and the mechanic was surprised how little things needed to be adjusted/tightened with the previous service about a year ago. Plus the original chain is just a tad over half worn which is great because I won’t have to worry about whether it will last till I get my Superfly in late August. I’ll probably just get a Deluxe service, fork rebuild as long as get BB checked and greased and replace front wheel bearings as they are original. Rear were replaced about 300km ago as a result of corrosion. So they’re right.Thats still roughly $250-$300. April/May is when I ride the most. I’m sure I will be more than hapoy with the Superfly

  4. Matt White says:

    Update on my Superfly FS8 purchase!!!
    I have my baby on layaway at my nearest Trek Dealer which is 30mins away and I only have $999 to go! I have my Carve Comp on the market for sale which I am asking $1,000 as it is in great nick and has only completed 1,254km of riding as of today. I am getting XT trail pedals and an XT front derailleur upgrade as planned. The plushness of suspension underneath me once again after a year without it will sure to be heaven and by the looks of things the break-in process won’t take long. I am in luck though. I got it while it was on sale for a crazy $2,399 and have the option to pay it off at my own pace as I’m a regular and have once bought an expensive MTB there a few years back. The price is back to normal now at an elevated $3,199 (up by $200 from the original) which will benefit me insurance wise at a sacrifice of a few dollars extra a month in the case of a claim I’ll get paid out $450 more than I paid in the case of a theft. $100 extra for an accident that causes unremediable damage. Whether my pedals and front derailleur upgrade will be a part of it, I don’t know. The shop has another FS8 on the floor and everytime I make a payment bringing me even closer to my dream.

  5. Diana says:

    Congratulations Matt. It sounds like you got a great deal and I hope that once you have paid it off you will have as much fun as I have on my Superfly FS8. I ride it all the time with the longer days of summertime making it possible to stay out until after eight o’clock. The bike is rock solid and has not needed any work except the normal rear derailleur cable adjustment as the cable stretches over time. The tires are getting a little worn but not to the point where they justify the expense of new tires. I would at some point like to invest in something a little more robust for maintaining even better traction on really steep slippery downhills. I don’t really mind too much when I am overtaken on the uphills by one of those ten thousand dollar carbon fiber fully rigid race bikes because when we go back down it is no contest especially on really rough steep terrain. I love the way it rides on single track trails. It just feels so good.

  6. Matt White says:

    Well I have underneath me my new set of wheels and a shiny black frame! I sold my Carve for for $1,000 and I picked up the Superfly last Tuesday and I have so far done about 40km, cleaning every speck of dirt of it after each ride. I can’t wait to hit the trails tomorrow for the first time as I get my new XT pedals and front derailleur fitted. I’m sure to notice the difference in shifting down to low range for those sudden uphills. What will a near new Deore front derailleur with 40km on it sell for?

  7. Diana says:

    Good for you. I am sure that you will get many more wonderful miles out of your new bike. But with only two chain rings up front, I do not see why you think that you need a new XT front derailleur. The SLX front derailleur works fine on my bike. I don’t know what a new one costs but I would say wait and see before you purchase it. Your Carve was a good (some would even say a great) bike if you just want to carve smooth trails all day long, but if you want to ride steep rough terrain and gnarly single track there is nothing like the Superfly FS. It is built rock solid. I have had mine six months and it has remained trouble free. I too keep mine spotless and clean it after every ride especially the chain. It just keeps on rocking. Nothing flies down super steep root laden, rutted downhills as fast as my Superfly. It is also a blast to ride on tight fast single track. However, I do think there is a new chain and rear sprocket-set in its future some time soon.

  8. Matt White says:

    The American/Overseas model comes with an SLX front derailleur in which I would have been happy with as it is quite close to XT performance wise with the sacrifice of a few grams. The Australian/New Zealand model which I have got only comes with a Deore front derailleur. When it comes to a sudden steep climb and I quickly shift down to low range I find it’s a bit slow and as a result causes me to have to get off the bike and push it up. And also the way the bikes designed it’s right in the firing line for all the grit and for the small price of $70 plus $30 to fit it, I would benefit from the XT front mech majorly in the event of a race as it would shift down a lot quicker and crisper as I had a bike in the past with all Deore as I got more experienced at the sport I found it very clunky and heavy, especially the shifters as they would hurt my fingers on long rides. As I said if I had an SLX front mech I wouldn’t bother upgrading unless the rear was something like XTR. Plus the XT front mech will be able to withstand more grit and crud from the rear wheel as opposed to the cheaper Deore one which needs to be kept clean to work at it’s best. Anyway may I ask what state do you ride in? I love being able to stay out late on the bike! Around December/January you can still see at 8:30 but often it’s too hot to ride during the day. It’s winter now and where I’m from an average sunny day would be around 60F and nights would be in the mid 30’s however this year nights have been quite mild with temps in the low-mid 40’s. Today is gonna be late 50’s and cloudy. Not to bad but not too good.

  9. David S says:

    Hi Diana,

    I am thinking of getting a Superfly FS (one of the carbon models) and I am wondering if it will be enough of a trail bike for me. I don’t really do any crazy downhills or jumps but I am just not sure if I would be better off with the Superfly or maybe the Fuel. I do like going fast so that would tend towards the Superfly. I wouldn’t want to have to baby it though if I go to some bigger and rougher trails. I would appreciate if you have any advice. Thanks, Dave

  10. Diana says:

    This is in reply to Matt. You are absolutely right. I didn’t realize that you were getting the Australian/New Zealand model. I also misspoke about the front derailleur on my bike which is an acceptable SLX model. I don’t race anymore but if I were racing I would try to get the best and for the price the XT components are very good. As you say Deore is not good enough for an experienced rider/racer like yourself.

    My apologies. I live in California and in the summer it is possible to ride after work and stay out until until almost 9:00 o’clock. I have a head light for riding in the dead of winter when it gets dark before 5:00. My friends and I love riding at night although I would not advise anybody to ride alone after dark.

    David I believe that the Superfly FS is enough of trail bike for almost anybody. It is a cross country race oriented weapon and you certainly won’t have to baby the Superfly FS. The Fuel is an excellent choice and would not let you down no matter what you decide to do with it. Be truthful with yourself. Do you prefer light weight and versatility or a more sturdy faster downhill oriented bike. Go to the Trek website and compare. See: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/

  11. David S says:

    Diana,

    First of all, thanks for you well thought out review. Also, I have been studying the specs of the Trek bikes as well as some others (Giant Anthem, etc.). Regarding your comment on versatility, can you tell me more on that? I think the Superfly will handle all of the local trails around Atlanta but I was wondering about some more serious trails, like maybe up in North Carolina. I am leaning towards the Superfly since it is surely very fast and light. However, I was thinking that the Fuel would be more versatile in terms of handling a wider variety of trail conditions – but maybe is a bit heavier than the Superfly. I don’t intend to go bombing down the side of a mountain but I want something that will go up and down some rough single track.

    Thank you!

  12. Diana says:

    David to be honest the bike I originally thought I wanted was the Specialized X Works Enduro. With 165 mm of travel and a top of the line Specialized build it can do anything. I just don’t have enough money and the model that I can afford was a bit too heavy for me. It is a do anything, go anywhere bike, but the local trails where I do most of my riding do not require that much bike (I still think it is the best for really gnarly technical fast downhill racing). Then I took a look at the lighter and less costly carbon fiber Trek Fuel that I saw displayed in my local shop. It had a little less travel but was sturdy and had a shock link, but, again, it was just too expensive and I would have to get the heavier version with less high class components.

    Then I thought to myself that I like to go fast and most of my local trails are not that gnarly. I can find gnarly sections but I wanted something that could go reasonable fast even on the uphills and something where I could also enjoy the handling benefits of full suspension, 29 inch wheels and larger studier axles. The aluminum version was within my price range, was under 28 pounds, has floating pivots and really up to date top of the line Fox suspension. I was hooked. It works really well for my trails.

    For you going down really rough single track I think the Fuel is the bike that will be the best compromise between all out race enduro bike and lightweight cross country race bike. I am really glad to see so much enthusiasm for these really top of the line 29 inch full suspension bikes. A lot of people can’t understand why we pay so much money for our grown up toys. I tell them that it is a passion.

  13. David S says:

    Hey thanks. Sounds like I am in the same place as you have been. For most of the trails I am sure the Superfly would be great. But if I do find myself in some gnarlier track then I want to be able to do that without being overly concerned for the bike. If you can handle some pretty rough single track on the Superfly then this sounds like what I am after. I don’t need big jumps or drop-offs but I will be going over some root + rock gardens……. Decisions, decisions……

  14. Matt White says:

    Whats your opinion on the rubber? I find theres not much traction in surfaces like mud.
    Creek crossings, I haven’t done yet as I would like to wear in the bearings first. But I bet with a slightly beefier rear tyre the ‘go anywhere bike’ will just live up to it’s name. Once broken in I bet a foot deep gravel creek crossing will be something the Superfly FS8 can just smash through.

  15. Diana says:

    Matt you are asking the wrong person. In the old days it was anything goes and I even rode in the ice and snow. I just used one tire for everything (the Ground Control) but now we live in California the trails I ride are clay and impossible to ride when it is wet. The clay sticks to everything and the wheels can’t move until the clay is scrapped off the tires and the frame. I mostly ride my well used and trusty Specialized Tarmac Apex on the road in the winter. Also, it is not legal to ride the trails near my house in the wet weather because according to the local Parks Department it causes erosion . It really only causes visible tire tracks which are smoothed out every spring when the trails are graded. The tires that the bike comes with are very light (for racing) and good for perfect conditions but you need to ask local riders what they use for the mud. You are right about the Superfly FS8 smashing through gravel creek crossing (with momentum and a light front end). But you already knew that.

  16. Matt White says:

    You are absolutely right about the Specialized Ground Control tyres, they are a very versatile piece of rubber. I had them on my Carve as they came with the bike and they were great on any terrain from tarmac to mud. They gripped any surface without fail time and time again. They are also a long lasting tyre as I done about 800 miles on them in all sorts of conditions and the front hardly had signs of wear and ths rear only about 1/3 worn. I am thinking when my stock tyres on my Superfly wear down I will replace them with those trusty Ground Control tyres but in the S-Works version. I just can’t think of a better and more versatile tyre. It’s an complete all-rounder.

  17. Matt White says:

    Well I took my Superfly out again today this time on a dirt road that goes peoples farms/ranches. The creek crossing on that particular
    road was a bit deeper than usual and flowing fairly quickly. I seemed a bit worried at first but I backed up, put the bike into granny gear and ploughed through it like it was a puddle! My feet were under and didn’t worry the bearings in my new XT pedals the slightest bit. When I stopped for a rest I noticed that my bike tights were wet to my ankles. But after a few applications of the brakes I continued on my ride like nothing happened along a dirt road that still had large puddles from the previous rain covering most of the road with just enough room to skip around them to avoid further punishing the Superfly’s
    bearings and moving parts unnecessarily. My ride came to a stop once I reached the next crossing downstream of the same river as it was a noticibly longer water course. I saw a Hilux pick-up truck cross and it came up to his running boards so that made up my mind for me. But who knows what this machine is capable of? No attempt means no answer.

  18. Diana says:

    Matt you sound that you are having a lot of fun on your Trek FS8. I took mine out yesterday. Big fun except in this drought torn state there are no water crossing except at the bottom of the really steep treacherous canyon behind my house. A huge tree has fallen over the upper part of my trial recently blocking the path with a labyrinth of branches and foliage. It is like doing a puzzle climbing over and fitting the bike through the branches. It is exhausting and not a lot of fun. I need a chain saw to get rid of the tree. Also dry leaves that have fallen on the trial making it particularly treacherous and slippery. You can’t just let go of the brakes because there is no run out. A few people with rakes might do the trick. I used to ride it in the summertime but the drier it gets the more treacherous and slippery it becomes. I might have to give it a miss this summer. Everything is just so dry here. You are lucky living in Australian/New Zealand. What is the terrain like where you ride (besides being wet and muddy this time of year)?

    The stock Bontrager tires are so light and with very little rolling resistance easy to push in a big gear in hilly terrain but don’t offer a lot of traction going downhill. They wear forever and mine aren’t really worn enough to justify replacement. I would like something light with very little rolling resistance and with sharp sticky knobs that are also good for gnarly steep downhills. The stock ones are OK. But maybe something like the a folding Specialized Ground Control tubeless or the Kendra John Tomac Nevegal would do the trick. I get pinch flats without at least 35 psi in into the rear inner tube (the bike had inner tubes when I bought it and I never went tubeless). I go down some pretty brutal terrain at speed. Less pressure means more traction. I will have to do a little research before I select new tires. Riders forums are a good place to get information about a particular tire although you have to take them with a grain of salt.

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  20. Dennis says:

    I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do noot mind.
    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear
    your head before writing. Ihave had a difficult time clearing
    my mund inn getting my thoughts out there.
    I truly doo take pleassure in writing but it just seems lik tthe first 10 to 15 minutes aree generally lost just trying to figure out hhow
    to begin. Any recommendations or hints? Appreciate it!

    In response to your question; just write about something you are passionate about and something you love to do. Base it on your real experiences. Begin writing and do not worry about how it sounds or even whether it is organized. I begin by working on it in Word and do numerous edits and then I transfer it to my blog. Even after it is transferred it might still need editing. I will do more edits until I am satisfied with how it sounds. You do have to be in the right frame of mind to begin blogging. Sometimes I do not read one of my posts for a long time and when I do finally read it again I often realize that it still needs editing. Eventually it will get edited. In the end I like to work on my blog like some people work on a carving and polish it until it glows. It won’t really be finished until I die (or give up the blog). It is personal and I don’t really care if anyone likes it or not. I write it for me. You do have to be in a positive frame of mind and describe something that you love whether it is your child, a beautiful view, playing a musical instrument, riding a skate board or whatever. If you are not feeling good about your life and you are in a funk forget about writing (writing is not therapy). Only write when you have something to say.

  21. Peter says:

    Hi diana, i live in Slovakia a part of european union. You just inspired me to buy superfly. Thanx, your review was all i needed to know. ☺

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