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Trek 8.6 DS

Trek

8.6 DS
2016

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (6 Reviews)
 

2016 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 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 drivetrain while the Bontrager saddle and bars ensure complete comfort no matter how long you ride. You always cruise with confidence knowing that powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes are at the ready, too. 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 TLR
Hubs Shimano
Tires Bontrager LT3 Expert, 700 x 38c
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 48/36/26
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore LX
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 Blendr Elite
Brake Levers Shimano
Brakes Shimano M445 hydraulic-disc
Pedals Wellgo aluminum
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
Seatpost Bontrager SSR

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

(based on 6 reviews)

83%

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Versatile  (3)
  • Components  (2)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Weight  (2)

Cons

  • Stock pedals 
  • Wears Out Quickly 

Best Uses

  • Trails  (2)
  • Commuting/City  (2)
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Commuting 
  • Trail riding 

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5.0

this is by far the best bike in the world

By tennis player

from san francisco ca

About Me

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • all

      Comments:

      ivce taken my trek ds 8.6 everywhere and anywhere faster than any other rider on road bikes and the like.i changed the pedals and tires to compliment a faster city riding feel for ultimate grip and speed perfect describes this bike

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      5.0

      Ultimate bike for the rail-trails

      By Trailbumper

      from Point Pleasant, Nj

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Geariing
      • Components
      • Style
      • Comfort
      • Handling
      • Tires
      • Weight
      • Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trails

        Comments:

        After six months of considering everything out there in all price ranges, I decided that the TREK 8.6 DS is the closest thing to perfection in a hybrid bike. The disk brakes with lockout are terrific. The ten cog rear cluster allows you to dial in the exact gearing you want without compromise. The all silver paint job makes it smartest looking bike I've ever seen. I did change out the saddle without giving it a chance to work in as I liked the one on my previous bike ( another TREK). I bought The TREK 8.6 specifically for extended rides on relatively flat, but occasionally rough rail trails throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I recently formed a riders group which has over one hundred members. I will be showing off the bike to them all.

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        5.0

        About as good as Trek's hybrids get

        By Synaesthesia

        from Oviedo, Florida

        About Me

        Pros

        • Weight
        • Components
        • Build Quality

        Cons

        • Stock pedals

        Best Uses

        • Trail riding
        • Commuting

        Comments:

        Picked this bike up last Monday (7/14/2014) - it's been a pleasure to ride so far. My only real gripe with it are the stock pedals - which I am, of course, replacing eventually. One side isn't as grippy as the other and leads to your feet having issues staying on the pedal. Otherwise, it's fast, light, and priced well for the build quality. I'd recommend this to anyone!

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        2.0

        Trak 8.6DC Not that good value

        By phil

        from hemel hempstead UK

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        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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        5.0

        Great Dual Sport Bike!

        By Jai

        from Lincoln, NE

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Mountain Biking

          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

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Leisurely Rides
            • Trails
            • Long Rides

            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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