Trek Bikes?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by ryder, May 7, 2009.

  1. ryder

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    Hey all, im a college student whom is tired of walking from my apartment to school and was wondering what a good college budgeted bike would be? I hear trek would be a good start is there anything you can recommend?
     
  2. Doobie

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    It is all about what kind or riding you want to do, how comfortable you want to be and how quick you want your ride to be.

    Trek makes great bikes for a fair price. They use all of the latest and greatest products and assemble them on their sturdy frames properly. I have had my trek mtb for just over 2 1/2 years now, and it has never let me down.

    For a nice smooth ride, try something like a cruiser, or if you want a quick commute, a road bike, or for that versatility try a mountain bike.
     

  3. Tarukai

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    I would say if you're looking for on the cheap that'll be good in a lot of conditions, go for the 3 or 4 series. They've got really good components for not a lot of dough.

    If you want cheapest from them, go Trek 820 (what I have, and it's really good) or the 3 series which isn't much more for say, the 3700 which has an aluminum frame, but mostly the same components as the 820.
     
  4. Doobie

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    the aluminum frame really helps with long distance riding. its more of you just moving your weight and not so much the bike
     
  5. Industry_Hack

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    Steel will give a better ride over long distances, but most folks go with aluminum for lighter weight. If you're ride is just a short commute, get the less expensive bike, and put any savings towards gloves, a helmet, and maybe a rack and some panniers.
     
  6. zenrider

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    Trek is a fine bike, I have two. But if you're truly budget minded you should check out Fuji bikes, compare price and components against Trek. I think Trek can be a bit overpriced.
     
  7. tajcrews

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    Trek makes great bikes. They also make Gary Fisher branded stuff too so another brand to consider if you like Trek stuff. If you wanna keep it cheaper than new you can always look for used bikes on craigslist or Play it Again Sports if you got one in your area.
     
  8. Doobie

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    Trek or walk.... those are my only choices.
     
  9. Industry_Hack

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    That's unfortunate.
     
  10. paultech6

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    I dont believe in telling you what you info you can find at manufacturers web site but i can tell you the 7100 hybrid rides very comfortably.You notice how everybody talks up or puts down a bike and its manufacturer but no review on a bike so thats why I can only tell you about the 7100 it can take the road or trail ( or should I say the rough roads too )
    Paul
     
  11. Sickmont

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    I absolutely LOVE my Treks. I just wish i could afford the ones i REALLY want.
     
  12. IanHighfield

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    Sickmont, I wouldn't own a Madone if you gave it to me. It's the only bike I've ever ridden that I honestly thought was no good at all. Way too soft for CF.

    To be truthful, I tend to think I simply rode a bad one. They could not all be so terribly flexible in the rear triangle. It felt like rubber and the rear wheel moved so far laterally on humping up hills that the rims struck the brake calipers on each stroke. Closer examination showed nothing loose and no cracks, breaks in the frame. It was simply soft. I've said this before, Lance Armstrong cannot ride the commercial frame as I experienced it.
     
  13. Sickmont

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    I was referring to their mountain bikes. Sorry for the lack of clarification. I've never actually even been on a Trek road bike, but i have indeed heard some poor things about them. Now if you want a really nice aluminum hardtail mountain bike, go try out a Trek 8000.
     
  14. IanHighfield

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    I've never ridden an aluminum bike I did not like. This was THE material before CF came along. I still prefer it over all others for its stiffness. I just purchased an inexpensive Specialized Allez in alloy for darting around town with.
     
  15. Nigal

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    I've had a Trek 700 Multitrack for about 15 years and have never had a bit of trouble with it. A great commuter.