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Trek 8.6 DS

Trek

8.6 DS
2014

Product Rating
 
4.0 stars
 (3 Reviews)
 

2014 Trek 8.6 DS

Get from point A to point B faster on Trek's 8.6 DS. The DS's Gold aluminum frame with IsoZone monostay and the SunTour suspension fork ensure a smooth ride and nimble handling over even the most potholed roads and bumpiest paths. With large 700c wheels wrapped in multi-surface Bontrager tires, the DS rolls quickly and efficiently in the city and through the park. This do-it-all ride also boasts a 30-speed Shimano SLX/XT drivetrain while the Bontrager saddle and bars ensure complete comfort no matter how long you ride. Plus, you'll always cruise with confidence knowing that powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes are at the ready. Commute on it, ride it on the road, ride it on bike paths; no matter where you ride, you'll have fun!

 
Specification Description
Frame Trel Alpha Gold aluminum w/IsoZone monostay
Fork SR SunTour NRX, 63mm-travel w/remote lockout
Rims/Wheels Bontrager
Hubs Shimano
Tires Bontrager LT3, 700 x 38c
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 48/36/26
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano SLX
Handlebars Bontrager low riser
Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Elite
Stem Bontrager SSR
Brake Levers Shimano
Brakes Shimano M446 hydraulic-disc
Pedals Wellgo aluminum
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
Seatpost Bontrager SSR

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.0 stars

(based on 3 reviews)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Versatile  (3)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Fun to ride 
  • Isozone technology 

Cons

  • Wears out quickly 

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city  (2)
  • Leisurely rides 
  • Long rides 
  • Mountain biking 
  • Trails 

Reviewed by 3 customers

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2.0

Trak 8.6DC Not that good value

By phil

from hemel hempstead UK

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City

Comments:

Its light and the brakes are good. Very unhappy that Tyres got lots of puntures, so needed to change. Saddle was very hard and not easy on the bum. Lower Bracket went after five months and I don't cycle lots of miles.

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5.0

Great Dual Sport Bike!

By Jai

from Lincoln, NE

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    I mostly mountain bike on my Gary Fisher Marlin and had been also using that bike to commute to/from work (9.5 miles each way). While the Marlin wasn't developed as a commuter bike, it got the job done. Since I can't always get out to single track ride, I was wanting to start putting some distance in during the week, which isn't exactly comfortable on the Marlin. I was looking for a perfect bike for my commute ride, that would allow me to do extended trail/road rides of 40-60 miles, and be able to handle some easier single track rides. The Trek 8.6 DS has been the perfect bike in that regard. I just purchased it last week and took it out this weekend on a 45 mile ride that consisted of paved trails, crushed rock trails, and some simple single track. The bike performed wonderful. One pavement and crushed rock, the ride was buttery smooth with the suspension locked down. I unlocked the suspension for the single track rides and this bike handled those beautifully. I'd be comfortable taking it on a medium course, but nothing further than that. The suspension is great, the shifting is extremely smooth, the ability to lock out the suspension from your shifting position is awesome! I was worried about the saddle for a longer ride, but it actually was fairly comfortable. Also, the grips and great on this bike. I didn't bring my gloves with me and didn't suffer from hand numbness once. With most hybrids, you get a jack of all trades, master of none, but I don't feel like you're really making a sacrifice with this bike. I would highly recommend!

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    5.0

    AWESOME RIDE!!

    By JC

    from Clarkston,Mi

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Fun To Ride
    • Isozone Technology
    • Versatile
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Leisurely Rides
      • Long Rides
      • Trails

      Comments:

      I just started biking early this past spring and got the Ds3 dual sport.Rode all summer.Loved it.I was in my local bike shop saw the new 13 Ds6 and took for test ride.OMG what a diffrence in feel,ride and speed so I bought it.I've had it only 2 days and gone 50 miles so far.Well worth the money!You pay for what you get.

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