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Trek 820

Trek 820

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (202 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2013 Trek 820

Trek's 820 is a great all-around mountain bike with in-town utility at a sweet price. It rolls on a great-riding steel frame with a relaxed, upright position you'll love. Up front, a bump-busting suspension fork smooths the road and trail. Plus, it sports a quick-shifting, easy-pedaling 21-speed Shimano drivetrain, powerful linear-pull brakes and quality Bontrager components.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame High-tensile-steel w/chromoly seat tube
    Fork SR SunTour M2025, 63mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager 550
    Hubs Formula
    Tires Bontrager LT-3, 26 x 2.0
    Crankset Aluminum
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34
    Shifters Shimano EF40
    Handlebars Bontrager
    Tape/Grips Bontrager
    Stem Bontrager
    Brake Levers Shimano
    Brakes Tektro linear-pull
    Pedals Wellgo platforms
    Saddle Bontrager SSR
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 202 reviews)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Handles well  (172)
    • Durable  (170)
    • Good geometry  (126)
    • Comfortable  (79)
    • Great Components  (53)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (88)
    • Uncomfortable seat  (27)
    • Poor components  (20)
    • Poor tires  (7)
    • None  (4)

    Best Uses

    • Urban riding  (135)
    • Climbing  (89)
    • Single track  (88)
    • Descending  (80)
    • Trail riding  (77)

    Reviewed by 202 customers

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    4.0

    Built tough!

    By livewiremd

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Good Geometry
    • Durable
    • Handles Well

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Trail Riding

    Comments:

    I bought this model back in around 2004. I have used it almost exclusively on dirt/packed/gravel trails along the C&O canal in MD. This bike is perfect for this type of riding. I do not jump or hop fallen trees with this bike but it has proven reliable and extremely durable. I have worn out 2 sets of stock tires and now have Uniroyal Town and Country which make it even better. The seat was extremely uncomfortable, but was easily fixed by adding a good gel type seat over the top of original. As to durable, this bike survived a fall from a broken car carrier at 75 MPH on interstate 70! I saw it fall, bounce up about 10 feet and then tumble about 50 feet. When I was able to stop, I expected to back up and see a crushed pile of metal and I was going to remove it from roadway in pieces. When I got to it, I noticed the chain was off, a chunk was taken out of my seat, and the trip computer and water bottle were nowhere to be found! The rest of the bike was completely intact, NO bent pedals or other parts!! After fixing the carrier and putting bike back on rack, we continued to the trail. I placed chain back on bike and actually rode it for 22 miles, noticing just a very slight shimmy from front wheel! I have since put another 400 miles or so on it and not a glitch. My friend also saw the event and could not believe it but I do have a witness!

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    3.0

    Great bike, not so great seat!

    By Papa Joe

    from Davenport, IA

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Handles Well

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Urban Riding
    • Trail Riding

    Comments:

    Bought this bike for a two mile commute and riding the local bike paths. Rode it for two weeks and loved it overall. Seems like a solid machine and it handles very well. Minor faults: the Bontrager fenders I had installed on it are plastic, and my foot hits them if I pedal while turning at a certain angle. Love the rack I had installed, which allows me to carry heavy books across town like nothing. Biggest problem so far: after hauling my kids a few miles in a trailer, I suffered significant pain and bruising in my "soft tissue." Did not notice the problem while riding, but now it is clear that the hardness of the seat combined with its shape led to significant body damage while pedaling. Still working on a modification/replacement that will solve this, but probably will not be able to ride at all for a week or more in any case. A disappointment for me as, though this is on the low end of pricing for Trek bikes, it is much more expensive than any bike I've ever purchased, and I've never had this problem with any other bike.

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    5.0

    Love my bike

    By Rider

    from Minnesota

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Ride Smooth
    • Comfortable
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Trail Riding
    • Climbing
    • Single Track

    Comments:

    It can feel heavy sometime

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not bad but not good either

    By Adina

    from Reston VA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Good Geometry
    • Durable
    • Handles Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trail Riding
      • Single Track
      • Descending

      Comments:

      I ride a lot, everyday, all kind of trails, all four seasons,so I can tell how this bike works in all conditions.I got it as a gift two years ago and use it to the maximum without changing anything on it so I can say it is really durable. I ride it on trails, in the woods, on bike paved paths, climbing and descending.It seems to be great on singletracks, offroad paths and better for descending than for climbing. Tires have relatively good adherence except for rocks,ice and steep climbing.On frozen icy paths it's not good. Also on asphalt because of the tires it is a little bit too slow.You have to push those pedals really hard to get some speed.A big minus- too heavy,made of metal. It gave me terrible electric shocks under power lines because of that so I had to wrap the saddle in electrical tape .

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      4.0

      Nice bike

      By KNELO

      from MN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Good Geometry
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Trail Riding
      • Single Track

      Comments:

      Heavy, but agile. Very enjoyable to ride around trails in Minnesota.

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      5.0

      Great Bike

      By Grace

      from Arizona

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Durable
      • Good Geometry
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Urban Riding
        • Trail Riding

        Comments:

        I just LOVE my Bike

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        5.0

        Great!

        By Laurie

        from Detroit

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Geometry
        • Handles Well
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Urban Riding

          Comments:

          I have always ridden hand-me-down, garage-sale type bikes. Got my son a Trek so he could commute to football practice all summer and once I test-drove his I loved it. When my garage-sale special was stolen, I decided to treat myself. The only way I can describe it is that it's like driving a Cadillac! =)

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          First new bike in 26 years!

          By Big Al

          from Manalapan NJ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Handles Well
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat
          • Tires On Asphalt
          • Seating Position
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Single Track
          • Urban Riding
          • Descending
          • Trail Riding
          • Climbing

          Comments:

          Our 8 and 10 year old children just leaned to ride 2 wheeler bikes during the past year or two. My 1988 Schwinn Caliente skinny tires were shot and I wanted to participate in family rides around the neighborhood. Visited big box stores and two shops. Did not like quality in big box stores. A friend spoke highly about Trek quality. When I climbed onboard, it "felt right". Gears shift seamlessly. We look forward to getting a bike rack so we can go to some off road trails.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Trek 820

          By Stephen

          from Fairmont, wv

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Handles Well
          • Good Geometry
          • Lightweight
          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Urban Riding
            • Climbing
            • Descending
            • Trail Riding

            Comments:

            I am using it to increase my physical activity to counteract the sedentary job I have along with my growing belly and decreased cardiovascular health. I need to shed some weight and the excess weight and poor back conditions prevents running effectively soft far the biking has proven satisfactory.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great bike!

            By Paul3535

            from Cumming, GA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Handles Well
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Look

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trail Riding
              • Single Track
              • Urban Riding
              • Climbing
              • Descending

              Comments:

              I love to look of this bike! But I also love I am able to ride with my friends new bikes. Plus races are always fun because I win. So a very enjoyable good priced bike!

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