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Trek 8.6 DS

Trek 8.6 DS

2014

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (18 Reviews)
 

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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    4.5 stars

    (based on 18 reviews)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (10)
    • Versatile  (10)
    • Lightweight  (8)
    • Acceleration 
    • Best bike 

    Cons

    • Wears out quickly  (2)
    • Can't buy just bushing 
    • Color 
    • Heavy 
    • Isozone bushings break 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/city  (9)
    • Road biking  (5)
    • Trails  (3)
    • Mountain biking  (2)
    • All around 

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    fast and comfortable

    By Mark

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I am 56 years old, have a pinched nerve in my neck and was looking for something a bit more upright than my two road bikes. This bike, the DS 8.6, was the perefect solution. I just had the guys at the Bike Zone swap out the stem for an adjustable one. I have five bikes, two road, one fixie, one crank forward and now this one. I find that Im almost riding the 8.6 DS exclusively. It's amazingly quick and ever so comfortable.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      think twice before buy

      By Gytis

      from Lithuania

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Fast
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      Bought this bicycle on April and now it rode more than 1000 km, so I think I have enough experience on this bike to share with. I was looking carefully about buying new bike, these reviews made a lot of impact in my decision. I went to other city to buy it, because in Lithuania only one place you have official Trek dealer. First thing I noticed in a dealer - different pedals from these in photo. They were terrible instead of these great red ones. Nevermind, I thought, pedals could be changed. I went to other city to buy this bike, so pedals are just minor detail. Another great disappointment - frame. It is in great shape, I love its curves, but it gets abrasions very easy. I mean it - very very easy. I noticed that in a shop when there was little some kind of dirt even the polish pasta could not removed. That was ok for that time, even the dirt was clearly noticed. Well, I didn't take it in mind. I bought it. First thing I did in my city, changed the saddle - it is cruel to sit on original saddle without special pants. Maybe because of dealer incompetence, I hear pedalling sound from bottom bracket all the time. I think there are too less lubricant but for this amount of money you expect to get everything ready. Another thing is grips - my fingers get numb after longer than ~10,20km trip. I bought ends on handlebar, but still it is problem. With other bikes I own I don't have this problem. One more issue - I rode into a hole on the road - rear tube gets empty - it bursted not on the single hole in it, but ALL the way round on its glue line - I doubt about quality of this brand tubes. And finally one more disappointment about frame - I got on the bike, accidentally touched the frame upper tube - done, I have scratches on the most visible part without possible remove them, although there were no sand or gravel on my shoes. With all that being said, bike itself is fast, durable and provides you many happy kilometres. Problem is, that I can compare it to other bikes I own, and it is really sad that for this amount of money (this Trek bike is the most expensive in my collection) you have these kinds of issues.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      New to this

      By Jack

      from Akron Ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        I decided to try cycling as a way to lose weight and get in to shape. I bought a K2 bike and started out and really enjoyed the sport. I decided to upgrade and purchased a Trek DS 8.6 and man am I glad I did. I now love riding a bike. What a difference high quality equipment makes. If any one out there reads this take my advice and invest in this machine.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Just fun to ride

        By Bob

        from Gurnee, Illinois

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Versatile
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Groomed Trails
          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          I have a 2013 model and I'm glad Trek has decided to remove the funky rubber rear suspension feature. It's worked itself loose several times, and frankly I see no purpose for it. This is an exceptional bike!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Bike

          By Toddhyn

          from Albuquerque, NM

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          Bought this last fall to start riding again after 10 years not riding. The bike comes with a good all around component package and comfortable geometry. I recently switched the fork to a fixed fork. (That should be an option on this bike.) Updated the seat post to carbon and changed the tires. Put the crank Bros. 50/50 flat pedals and ride it about 70-80 miles a week. It is a great commuter and tour biked now. I absolutely recommend this bike and look forward to years of riding on it.

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          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Stable and quick

          By Garth

          from Calgary, AB

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Acceleration
          • Versatile
          • Lightweight
          • Durable
          • Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trails
            • Road Biking
            • Commuting/City

            Comments:

            I purchased this bike yesterday over the Giant Roam 0 simply because of the level of stability it provided while cycling. I felt the combination of tires and superior construction made it a no brainer to bump up my price range to get this bicycle.

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            Originally posted on Trek's website

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It does what it said on the tin

            By Curly

            from Lincoln UK

            About Me Commuter

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking
              • Commuting/City

              Comments:

              Good for reliable day to day commuting The addition speed gained by switching from a mounting bike is a bonus, though the thinner tyres make the ride a little bumpy

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              Originally posted on Trek's website

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              quality piece of riding machine

              By jay

              from yorkshire dales,england

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Quality construction
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Towpaths
                • Hill climbing
                • 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.

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                4.0

                really nice bike

                By Super Jubel

                from Portland, OR

                About Me

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Saddle uncomfortable
                • Pedals Too Narrow
                • Quality control issue

                Best Uses

                • Light Mountain Bike
                • Weekendfamily Ride

                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

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this bike.

                By Robb

                from Sierra Vista. Arizona

                About Me

                Pros

                • Very Comfortable
                • Perfect For Rough Roads

                Cons

                • That I Can Only Have One

                Best Uses

                • Fitness
                • Soft Trails
                • Rough roads

                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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