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Trek 8.6 DS
  • Color: Matte Trek Black/Platinum

Trek 8.6 DS

2014

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (11 Reviews)
$1,369.99
Matte Trek Black/Platinum
15-inch
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Product Details

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!

 
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    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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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number
    Matte Trek Black/Platinum / 15-inch 00768682311400 23486001013 TRK-23486001013
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 11 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (4)
    • Lightweight  (4)
    • Versatile  (4)
    • Best bike 
    • Components 

    Cons

    • Can't buy just bushing 
    • Color 
    • Isozone bushings break 
    • Long wait for repairs 
    • Pedals too narrow 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/city  (3)
    • Trails  (2)
    • All around 
    • Climbing 
    • Fitness 

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    quality piece of riding machine

    By jay

    from yorkshire dales,england

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Quality construction
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hill climbing
      • Towpaths
      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      use the trek daily, recreational, fitness training and commuting. solid build, quality components fit, great versatility with this bike. lightweight for a hybrid with front suspension.fast and agile on most surfaces.great on my dales hill climbs. nothing deteremental to say about it yet.

      • Gift:
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      Originally posted on Trek's website
       
      4.0

      really nice bike

      By Super Jubel

      from Portland, OR

      About Me

      Pros

      • High End Componentry
      • High End Componentry
      • High End Componentry
      • High End Componentry
      • High End Componentry
      • Hydraulic disc brakes
      • Hydraulic disc brakes
      • Hydraulic disc brakes
      • Hydraulic disc brakes
      • Hydraulic disc brakes
      • Trek Quality
      • Trek Quality
      • Trek Quality
      • Trek Quality
      • Trek Quality
      • Remote Lock-out Shock
      • Remote Lock-out Shock
      • Remote Lock-out Shock
      • Remote Lock-out Shock
      • Remote Lock-out Shock

      Cons

      • Saddle uncomfortable
      • Saddle uncomfortable
      • Saddle uncomfortable
      • Saddle uncomfortable
      • Saddle uncomfortable
      • Quality control issue
      • Quality control issue
      • Quality control issue
      • Quality control issue
      • Quality control issue
      • Pedals Too Narrow
      • Pedals Too Narrow
      • Pedals Too Narrow
      • Pedals Too Narrow
      • Pedals Too Narrow

      Best Uses

      • Weekendfamily Ride
      • Weekendfamily Ride
      • Weekendfamily Ride
      • Weekendfamily Ride
      • Weekendfamily Ride
      • Light Mountain Bike
      • Light Mountain Bike
      • Light Mountain Bike
      • Light Mountain Bike
      • Light Mountain Bike

      Comments:

      It seem strange to write a review for an item that is so personal. My comfort and experience will be different from anyone else's. Having said that, I was having quite a bit of discomfort in my shoulders and hands. After working with dealer, they put a higher neck that brought the handle bar up. This greatly improved the issue. The pedals feel like my feet will come off, the saddle is not comfortable (I will replace). Cable was shredded. Dealer opened new box to replace and found it also shredded straight out of box, indicating quality control issue. I really do love the brakes and components. Probably more of a bike than I need. Mostly recreational, weekend rides in neighborhood, camping, etc. Frame shape makes it difficult to have drink and lock attached at same time. Beautiful finish and overall quality.

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      Originally posted on Trek's website

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this bike.

      By Robb

      from Sierra Vista. Arizona

      About Me

      Pros

      • Very Comfortable
      • Very Comfortable
      • Very Comfortable
      • Very Comfortable
      • Very Comfortable
      • Perfect For Rough Roads
      • Perfect For Rough Roads
      • Perfect For Rough Roads
      • Perfect For Rough Roads
      • Perfect For Rough Roads

      Cons

      • That I Can Only Have One
      • That I Can Only Have One
      • That I Can Only Have One
      • That I Can Only Have One
      • That I Can Only Have One

      Best Uses

      • Rough roads
      • Rough roads
      • Rough roads
      • Rough roads
      • Rough roads
      • Soft Trails
      • Soft Trails
      • Soft Trails
      • Soft Trails
      • Soft Trails
      • Fitness
      • Fitness
      • Fitness
      • Fitness
      • Fitness

      Comments:

      I moved from very bike friendly San Diego to small town in frontier Arizona. The roads out here ate my road bike alive. I was thinking I wasn't going to be able to ride anymore. Thank God I discoverd the DS. I didn't want to go back to mountain bike and wanted something tougher than hybrid. The DS answered the call. It is just a blast to ride. Handles like a dream and can take whatever the Southeast Arizona wilderness dishes out.

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      Originally posted on Trek's website

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Bike!

      By SpaceNorman

      from Metro Detroit

      About Me

      Pros

      • Construction Quality
      • Construction Quality
      • Construction Quality
      • Construction Quality
      • Construction Quality
      • Components
      • Components
      • Components
      • Components
      • Components
      • Features
      • Features
      • Features
      • Features
      • Features

      Cons

      • Color
      • Color
      • Color
      • Color
      • Color

      Best Uses

      • Light Trail Riding
      • Light Trail Riding
      • Light Trail Riding
      • Light Trail Riding
      • Light Trail Riding
      • Off season riding
      • Off season riding
      • Off season riding
      • Off season riding
      • Off season riding

      Comments:

      I'm a road cyclist who was looking for a decent quality bike to ride during the "off season" when the paved roads are covered with fall leaves, winter crud and potholes - and for "in season" rides on surfaces that the 700 x 25 tires of my carbon frame road bike just don't cut. The Trek DS 8.6 fits that bill perfectly ... its 700 x 38 tires are just right for the surfaces I ride, the front fork with remote lockout give me an instant choice - and the hydraulic disc brakes provide great stopping and control. The component group is consistent with good level of quality throughout. It's everything that I was looking for - without the overkill that a full blown mountain bike would be for my needs. Plus, it's at a price point that didn't break the bank. My only wish would have been to have had another color choice ... the "pseudo chrome" look of silver paint is a little gaudy for my tastes.

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      Originally posted on Trek's website
       
      4.0

      Versatile daily use bike

      By Wayne

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me

      Pros

      • Versatile Wout Compromis
      • Versatile Wout Compromis
      • Versatile Wout Compromis
      • Versatile Wout Compromis
      • Versatile Wout Compromis
      • Good Value
      • Good Value
      • Good Value
      • Good Value
      • Good Value
      • Handles well
      • Handles well
      • Handles well
      • Handles well
      • Handles well

      Cons

      • Isozone Bushings Break
      • Isozone Bushings Break
      • Isozone Bushings Break
      • Isozone Bushings Break
      • Isozone Bushings Break
      • Long Wait For Repairs
      • Long Wait For Repairs
      • Long Wait For Repairs
      • Long Wait For Repairs
      • Long Wait For Repairs
      • Can't Buy Just Bushing
      • Can't Buy Just Bushing
      • Can't Buy Just Bushing
      • Can't Buy Just Bushing
      • Can't Buy Just Bushing

      Best Uses

      • Light off road
      • Light off road
      • Light off road
      • Light off road
      • Light off road
      • Trail
      • Trail
      • Trail
      • Trail
      • Trail
      • Road
      • Road
      • Road
      • Road
      • Road

      Comments:

      Great quality components for the money. Versatile bike without a lot of compromise unless you want to do serious off road. My only complaint has been the isozone bushings breaking twice in a year and warranty replacements taking nearly 3 weeks to arrive. Unable to buy just the bushings to keep as spares. Must spend $53 for isozone kit. Frustrating, but love the bike so much otherwise that I am putting up with it for now. Buy the new version without isozone if you can.

      • Gift:
      • No
      Originally posted on Trek's website

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I Love this Bike

      By Jim

      from Media PA. USA

      About Me

      Pros

      • Tight Well Made Machine
      • Tight Well Made Machine
      • Tight Well Made Machine
      • Tight Well Made Machine
      • Tight Well Made Machine

      Cons

      • none
      • none
      • none
      • none
      • none

      Best Uses

      • All around
      • All around
      • All around
      • All around
      • All around

      Comments:

      I needed something that had a wider gear range than what i had and this bike takes me up 45 degree hills sitting down. Not bad for a 62 year old out of shape guy who's just getting back into cycling. Anywhere i go from my house i have to go uphill and occasionally have to run into gutters to avoid nasty drivers and i feel quite a bit more secure on this bike than i ever did before. Compairing this to my bikes as a youg man (full Campy road bikes) the quality price point is remarkable. I love everthing about this bike. It is evident that a lot of thought went into this bike and i'm going to shut up now and go ride it!

      • Gift:
      • No
      Originally posted on Trek's website

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best bike I've owned. Very good bike.

      By ExtremeBiker64

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Looks great
      • Looks great
      • Looks great
      • Looks great
      • Looks great
      • best bike
      • best bike
      • best bike
      • best bike
      • best bike

      Cons

      • none
      • none
      • none
      • none
      • none

      Best Uses

      • Trails
      • Trails
      • Trails
      • Trails
      • Trails
      • Roads
      • Roads
      • Roads
      • Roads
      • Roads
      • Its A Dual Sport
      • Its A Dual Sport
      • Its A Dual Sport
      • Its A Dual Sport
      • Its A Dual Sport

      Comments:

      I love this product because it fits perfectly, very durable, has great stability, and is very fast. I've ridden about 100 miles with it and the Ergonomic grips are great. I had no hand pains at all. It is road bike like fast, and trail bike like capable.

      • Gift:
      • No
      Originally posted on Trek's website

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great bike for all purposes

      By Ron

      from Miami Fl

      About Me

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments:

            I currently own a road bike up north ( trek domane) and had a mountain bike down south... I just bought this new version 8.6 dual sport and really like this bike .... I can use it as a road bike, and can also use it on trails.. The switch to engage the shock on the handlebar is a great feature and a good selling point for me .. I elected to buy the newer version without the isospeed, which I believe will make the bike quicker I strongly recommend this bike for people who like multiple use bikes .. I usually prefer higher end models for better components and comfort The new cool colors being offered in the DS series at very nice !

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            • No
            Originally posted on Trek's website
             
            2.0

            Trak 8.6DC Not that good value

            By phil

            from hemel hempstead UK

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Versatile
            • Lightweight

            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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            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Dual Sport Bike!

            By Jai

            from Lincoln, NE

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Versatile
            • Lightweight

            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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