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Trek 820

Trek 820

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (74 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 74 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (65)
    • Handles well  (62)
    • Good geometry  (47)
    • Comfortable  (33)
    • Lightweight  (18)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (36)
    • Uncomfortable seat  (18)
    • Poor components  (9)
    • Abit heavy 
    • Not good tires for trails 

    Best Uses

    • Urban riding  (57)
    • Climbing  (34)
    • Descending  (31)
    • Trail riding  (25)
    • Single track  (24)

    Reviewed by 74 customers

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    4.0

    Good sturdy dependable bike

    By Tom Fuller

    from Warminster

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • reliable
    • Sturdy
    • Durable
    • Handles Well

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Urban Riding
    • Descending
    • Tracks True
    • Single Track
    • Nimble
    • Trail Riding
    • Climbing

    Comments:

    I bought this bike to replace a secondhand Trek 800 that I gave to a friend. I mostly used it for trail riding and foul weather riding until I converted it to a longtail cargo bike with an Xtracycle Free Radical conversion. I also replaced the horrible seat, pedals, and handlebars. But that was several months into ownership. I trail rode with others who had newer full suspension and was able to keep up with them. I also replaced the Suntour 2025 front shocks with Nashbar solid forks as I am old school. Overall a great bike.

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    5.0

    Very good bike

    By lil hoss

    from Mt. vernon, MO

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pedels Brake

    Best Uses

    • Descending
    • Climbing
    • Urban Riding

    Comments:

    I use to ride trails and ride the road

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    4.0

    Great Bike

    By who needs brakes!

    from Alberta, Canada

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Good Geometry
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Urban Riding
    • Descending
    • Trail Riding
    • Climbing

    Comments:

    I have beaten this bike hard and it keeps asking for more! Great bike! I got it on sale and at first I I didn't like it, as soon as I got comfortable with it I couldn't put it down. I need to replace a lot of parts on the bike but after the amount of abuse I have put it through that's expected. It's a great bike, If you find it on sale don't hesitate.

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    4.0

    Great bike

    By Rod Bates

    from MN

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Good Geometry
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Handles Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Urban Riding
      • Trail Riding

      Comments:

      The 820 was the very first bike I bought many years ago when I decided to go from biking around the neighborhood to real hard-core mountain biking. This bike totally filled and surpassed my expectations. The 820 had superior quality than even the next Trek I bought, the 3600, now discontinued but resembling the new 3 Series, that even had disc brakes and other stuff. I would definitely get another 820.

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      5.0

      great and reliable

      By deano

      from pittsburgh, pa

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Nice Fit
      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • Abit Heavy
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Urban Riding
      • Rails to Trails
      • Single Track

      Comments:

      I bought this bike for my girlfriend. A year later she loved it so much she bought me one for x-mas. 17 years thousands of miles and several sets of tires later I'm still in love with this bike. For the past few years I have been pulling my two grandchildren in a trailer. It NEVER wears out. I just bought my 35 year old daughter one to keep her from stealing mine all of the time. I'm basically a rails to trails flatlander so it fits my needs perfectly. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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      5.0

      Great first mountain bike

      By Jarrod

      from South Carolina

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat
      • Poor Tires

      Best Uses

      • Trail Riding
      • Descending
      • Climbing
      • Urban Riding

      Comments:

      Purchased this to start out mountain biking. It is slightly heavier than other steel frame designs that I have looked out but not too heavy to lift in and out of the bed of a pick-up truck. The only problem that I have had is a flat tire the second time using it, but I think that had more to do with the location we were riding (construction traffic). The tire was easily removed and the inner-tube patched within seconds so no big deal. So far so good with this one. I am 6'3" 260# and am riding a 19.5" frame 820 which is a little smaller than I probably need, but I am sharing this with someone and it is working out fine for both of us.

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      4.0

      Great for the Novice-Average rider

      By Chi-town rider

      from Chicago, Il

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Handling
      • Durable
      • Cost Effective

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Single Track
      • Urban Riding

      Comments:

      I bought this bike on a whim because it was on sale thinking I can always upgrade to better bike. I won't need to do that for a long time. This was a pleasant surprise! After purchasing it and riding I would've gladly paid full price for it. Its an excellent bike for the casual rider like myself. I'm 6'1 230 pounds so I can't say that its too heavy. Plus I don't have anything to compare it against as this was my first bike in over 15 yrs. The few drawbacks that I have is 1) the seat is uncomfortable and will probably be switched out for a wider gel seat. 2) The gears needed to be checked out after the first few rides. They slipped in first and second. But afterwards, no issues. Feels great.

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      5.0

      Awesome Upgrade

      By Hmoob Vaj

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well
      • Smooth Gears
      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Urban Riding
        • Trail Riding
        • Single Track

        Comments:

        I actually purchased this bike used from a guy that bought it new this summer, he put 600 miles on it. When I purchased it from him, I just had to adjust the front derailleur as it was rubbing the chain. It rides smooth with the street tires he put on, so I can't comment on the tires. But I can comment on how smooth the gears and derailleurs were. Riding up hills was a lot easier compared to my 16 year old other brand bike. I just put 26 miles on it a few days ago, and it was very enjoyable. No slippage of the gears, handled pretty well. All in all, I love this bike. I'm actually picking up stock rim and tires to have an extra set for when I go trail riding, as current setup from previous owner are not trail tires.

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        5.0

        I Love the Bike!!

        By Vincenzo

        from Manchester NH

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • AWSOME CASETTE
        • Comfortable
        • Handles Well
        • Light for a steel frame
        • Great Looking
        • Good Geometry
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Not good tires for trails

        Best Uses

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

        Comments:

        I bought this bike to take the place of my 94 830 which would never die on me and I loved it but the time came for me to smell the flowers and upgrade. It was a great decision buying this bike, I wasn't looking for a very expensive bike and I knew i wasn't going to find a top of the line trail rider for under $400.00 but I also wanted one that could pull off some basic trail riding and stay intact without dismay. In doing so I found that the 820 was perfect for my needs and exceeded my expectations. The bike handles great in the single track trails and going up hills is so simple due to the extra large cassette sprocket, plus the bike is not heavy even though its steel I was amazed that it was only slightly heavier then the 3500 model which is all aluminum. The rapid fire shifters are of great quality and feel just right for me, The brakes handled very well on the trails even when flying down hill or wet, The seat is very comfortable although many reviews claimed its was not but I had to beg a differ. The only con I can find on this bike is that I wish they sold it with a better trail tire. The bike flew up hills but when coming across a highly rooted and rocky hill the tires just loved to slip. Just seems more like street tires to me. If you are tight on cash and want a quality made bike the 820 is definitely worth the money and anyone who knows about Treks knows they are built to last.

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        4.0

        Excellent Machine

        By ESaur

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Good Geometry
        • Design
        • Handling
        • Handles Well
        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Poor Wheels

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • City Riding

        Comments:

        I've had this bike for a little over year now, and it has been incredible. It has seen trails, bumpy roads and a 20 mph crash in which I was the only thing broken out of the whole ordeal. I love this bike, it is my baby. The only problem is that the wheels are garbage, they bend so easily, beyond repair. I just threw down 80 bucks to get a new wheel on, but it runs just like it did before, so I am pleased.

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