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Trek 8.6 DS
  • Color: Matte Trek Black/Platinum

Trek 8.6 DS

2014

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (12 Reviews)
$1,149.99
$1,249.99
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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    4.5 stars

    (based on 12 reviews)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (5)
    • Lightweight  (5)
    • 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  (4)
    • Road biking  (2)
    • Trails  (2)
    • All around 
    • Climbing 

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    4.0

    It does what it said on the tin

    By Curly

    from Lincoln UK

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking
      • 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

      • Gift:
      • No
      Originally posted on Trek's website
       
      5.0

      quality piece of riding machine

      By jay

      from yorkshire dales,england

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Quality construction
      • Quality construction
      • Quality construction
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hill climbing
        • Hill climbing
        • Hill climbing
        • Towpaths
        • Towpaths
        • Towpaths
        • Road Biking
        • Road Biking
        • Road Biking
        • Commuting/City
        • Commuting/City
        • 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:
        • No
        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
        • High End Componentry
        • High End Componentry
        • Hydraulic disc brakes
        • Hydraulic disc brakes
        • 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
        • Trek Quality
        • Trek Quality
        • Remote Lock-out Shock
        • Remote Lock-out Shock
        • 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
        • Saddle uncomfortable
        • Saddle uncomfortable
        • Quality control issue
        • Quality control issue
        • 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
        • Pedals Too Narrow
        • Pedals Too Narrow

        Best Uses

        • Weekendfamily Ride
        • Weekendfamily Ride
        • 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
        • 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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        • No
        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
        • Very Comfortable
        • Very Comfortable
        • Perfect For Rough Roads
        • Perfect For Rough Roads
        • 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
        • That I Can Only Have One
        • That I Can Only Have One

        Best Uses

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

        • Gift:
        • No
        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
        • Construction Quality
        • Construction Quality
        • Components
        • Components
        • Components
        • Components
        • Components
        • Components
        • Components
        • Features
        • Features
        • Features
        • Features
        • Features
        • Features
        • Features

        Cons

        • Color
        • Color
        • Color
        • Color
        • Color
        • Color
        • Color

        Best Uses

        • Light Trail Riding
        • Light Trail Riding
        • 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
        • 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.

        • Gift:
        • No
        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
        • Versatile Wout Compromis
        • Versatile Wout Compromis
        • Good Value
        • Good Value
        • Good Value
        • Good Value
        • Good Value
        • Good Value
        • Good Value
        • Handles well
        • Handles well
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • Light off road
        • Light off road
        • Trail
        • Trail
        • Trail
        • Trail
        • Trail
        • Trail
        • Trail
        • Road
        • Road
        • 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
        • Tight Well Made Machine
        • Tight Well Made Machine

        Cons

        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none

        Best Uses

        • All around
        • All around
        • 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
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Looks great
        • Looks great
        • Looks great
        • Looks great
        • Looks great
        • Looks great
        • Looks great
        • best bike
        • best bike
        • best bike
        • best bike
        • best bike
        • best bike
        • best bike

        Cons

        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none
        • none

        Best Uses

        • Trails
        • Trails
        • Trails
        • Trails
        • Trails
        • Trails
        • Trails
        • Roads
        • Roads
        • 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
        • 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 !

              • Gift:
              • 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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