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Trek 820

Trek 820

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (208 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 208 reviews)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Handles well  (178)
    • Durable  (175)
    • Good geometry  (130)
    • Comfortable  (84)
    • Great Components  (53)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (90)
    • Uncomfortable seat  (28)
    • Poor components  (21)
    • Poor tires  (7)
    • None  (4)

    Best Uses

    • Urban riding  (139)
    • Climbing  (92)
    • Single track  (92)
    • Trail riding  (82)
    • Descending  (81)

    Reviewed by 208 customers

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    5.0

    excellent bike

    By Alan McFadden

    from Fort Dodge Iowa

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments:

      This is the first Trek i've owned. By far the best bike i've had. Smooth, and solid

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

      Excellent Bike for the price!

      By Ozzy

      from Ft Lauderdale FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail Riding
        • Climbing
        • Single Track

        Comments:

        Great bike for the price. I have a 2008 Trek 820 that I have been using for both on and off road. It still rides excellent. I barely ever had any problems with this bike.

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        Originally posted on Trek's website
         
        4.0

        Good bike for commuting and bike trails

        By BS

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Handles Well
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Urban Riding
        • Trail Riding

        Comments:

        I've had this bike for around 4 years now and I will admit that I don't take the best care of it, but it hasn't let me down. It handles my daily commute, which sometimes involves gravel, potholes, strong winds, and heavy showers, very well. My only real complaint is that it is pretty heavy.

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        Originally posted on Trek's website
         
        4.0

        Good product for good price

        By Columbus Cyclist

        from Columbus Indiana

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Handles Well
        • Heavy
        • Good Geometry
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Poor Components
        • Components

        Best Uses

        • Single Track
        • Urban Riding
        • Trail Riding

        Comments:

        I like to hit the trails & take the un-beaten path while on my through-town bike rides& the 820 is perfect for just that.

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        Originally posted on Trek's website
         
        4.0

        I have not rode a bike in year;s 30

        By Taker

        from Warren MI.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Handles Well
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments:

            I would buy it again.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Thank you TREK for making a great bike!!

            By Buddy

            from St. Augustine, FL

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Geometry
            • Handles Well
            • CONFIDENCE
            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Uncomfortable Seat

            Best Uses

            • Climbing
            • Single Track
            • Urban Riding
            • Trail Riding

            Comments:

            I have been riding for about 1-1/2 years on department store bikes. I have had various issues with them and have burned thru 3 of them. I decided to purchase a real bike and visited many "real bike stores". I can't express enough how happy I am with my purchase of the Trek 820. Great bike. I have noticed that my speed, and distance has improved greatly. I felt the saddle was too hard it is very light compared to the department bikes, and I think the shocks could be a little better. I ride it 15 miles a day and enjoy every minute I get on it. I can also say that I was so impressed with the speed and distance I wrote the CEO of Trek to express my happiness. I received a return e-mail and I thought it was great. For anyone that is looking for a lower priced High quality bike, try the 820. I love it! And find myself mid-day thinking about my ride for the evening. GREAT RIDE!!! Thank you TREK!!!!!!!! Signed, The Happy Customer, Buddy

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            Originally posted on Trek's website
             
            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

            • Trail Riding
            • Urban 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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            Originally posted on Trek's website

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love my bike

            By Rider

            from Minnesota

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Good Geometry
            • Ride Smooth
            • Handles Well
            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable Seat

            Best Uses

            • Trail Riding
            • Single Track
            • Climbing

            Comments:

            It can feel heavy sometime

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

            (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

            • Durable
            • Handles Well
            • Good Geometry

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Descending
              • Single Track
              • Trail Riding

              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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