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Trek 8.6 DS
  • Color: Matte Trek Black/Platinum

Trek 8.6 DS

2014

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (14 Reviews)
$1,149.99
$1,369.99
Matte Trek Black/Platinum
15-inch
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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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    5.0 stars

    (based on 14 reviews)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (6)
    • Lightweight  (6)
    • Versatile  (6)
    • Acceleration 
    • Best bike 

    Cons

    • Can't buy just bushing 
    • Color 
    • Heavy 
    • Isozone bushings break 
    • Long wait for repairs 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/city  (6)
    • Road biking  (3)
    • Trails  (3)
    • All around 
    • Climbing 

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    (1 of 1 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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Stable and quick

    By Garth

    from Calgary, AB

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Acceleration
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • Stability

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Trails
      • Road Biking

      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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      (1 of 3 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

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        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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        (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

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile
        • Durable
        • Quality construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          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

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

          Cons

          • Saddle uncomfortable
          • Quality control issue
          • Pedals Too Narrow

          Best Uses

          • Weekendfamily Ride
          • 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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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this bike.

          By Robb

          from Sierra Vista. Arizona

          About Me

          Pros

          • Perfect For Rough Roads
          • Very Comfortable

          Cons

          • That I Can Only Have One

          Best Uses

          • Rough roads
          • Soft Trails
          • 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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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Bike!

          By SpaceNorman

          from Metro Detroit

          About Me

          Pros

          • Components
          • Features
          • Construction Quality

          Cons

          • Color

          Best Uses

          • Off season riding
          • Light Trail 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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          4.0

          Versatile daily use bike

          By Wayne

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me

          Pros

          • Versatile Wout Compromis
          • Good Value
          • Handles well

          Cons

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

          Best Uses

          • Light off road
          • Trail
          • 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.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I Love this Bike

          By Jim

          from Media PA. USA

          About Me

          Pros

          • Tight Well Made Machine

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • 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!

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          (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
          • Looks great
          • best bike

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Trails
          • Roads
          • 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.

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