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Trek Skye S - Women's

Trek Skye S - Women's

2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (3 Reviews)
 

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2012 Trek Skye S - Women's

Choose Trek's Skye S for its low weight, durability and fine handling. Whether it’s for getting around town, recreation or pure pleasure, the Skye S is the right choice when you want to cruise the pavement or dirt. It's got a great-riding, lightweight aluminum frame with a relaxed, upright riding position you'll love and a bump-busting suspension fork. Plus, this fine ride sports 24 easy-pedaling gears, powerful linear-pull brakes, quality Bontrager components and a comfy women's seat.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek WSD Alpha Silver Series aluminum
    Fork SR SunTour XCT, 80mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager 550
    Hubs Formula aluminum
    Spokes 14g stainless steel
    Tires Bontrager LT-3, 26 x 2.0
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainrings 42/34/24
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano EF51
    Handlebars Bontrager Riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager SSR
    Stem Bontrager
    Brake Levers Shimano
    Brakes Tektro linear-pull
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager SSR WSD
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (3)
    • Smooth Ride  (2)
    • Handles Well  (2)
    • Durable 
    • Good appearance 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/city 
    • Road biking 
    • Free Riding 
    • Cross Country 
    • State Park Paths 

    Reviewed by 3 customers

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    5.0

    Great Bike!!!

    By Bikress

    from Arlington Heights, IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Great breaks
    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • Good Appearance

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I love cruising and flying through the forest preserves on this bike. Great for a mix of speed and comfort, with exceptional breaks that can stop on a dime. The bike itself is also is very tough and durable. I love it and I would recommend it to avid, mountain, and recreational cyclers.

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    4.0

    Nice Bike for the Not-Very-Experienced

    By "Getting back into the saddle" Mom

    from Lehi, Utah

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well
    • Great Components
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Free Riding
      • Cross Country

      Comments:

      I had not been on a bike for several years (as a result of a bike accident when I was a teen). I thought it was about time I needed to get back to riding bikes and joining my husband and four kids on their bike road trips. I walked into the store looking for something that may be reasonable, and perhaps small. I didn't know bikes differ in size (leg length). I had thought it was all based on how high the seat. The salesperson took the time to educate me on correct sizes according to my leg length and height. I found out that the correct bike for me would be one that is actually taller than my husband's bike (I have longer legs even though I may be shorter). I also learned more about how gears work, and the proper way to get on and off. I tried out three different bikes. This one, the Trek Skye S, felt the most comfortable for me. I could sit upright. The handlebars felt good in my hands. It was also easy to maneuver while riding. The only thing that is disconcerting at first is the feel of the gears changing, but I've become used to it and now know what to expect when I shift the gears. In about a week of riding it daily and experimenting on different terrain and shifting the gears, I've become quite comfortable and ready to join my family on a road trip together! :) I'm very happy with my choice in picking this bike.

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      4.0

      Warning: NOVICE user!

      By Mommy Rider

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Smooth Ride
      • Rugged
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • State Park Paths
        • Casual Trails

        Comments:

        I explained to the salesperson that I'm a novice. I asked for an entry level bike that's easy to handle, sturdy, and won't leave me horribly lurched/hunched over while riding. The salesperson showed me the Trek 7200, Trek Navigator 2.0 and the Trek Skye S. I test rode all three. The Skye S seemed more like exercise rather than simple play (a good thing). I could sit rather upright, and the bike seemed incredibly solid under me. It handled sensitively, the brakes were tight and responsive, and I could lift it easily. I've ridden it for hours now. The gears misfired once, but I'm absolutely chalking that up to user malfunction rather than bike malfunction. I am new to this, after all. I've ridden up hills, on gravel, on pavement, on dirt, etc. I really like this bike. I did change out the saddle, as the one it came with hurt a little. One MINOR drawback is that with the WSD, it's hard to install a bottle cage (you can do it, but it has to be a small bottle). Other than that, the salesperson did not steer me wrong on this bike. It's important to go to a reputable store (locally owned and operated is the best). If you're open, honest, and forthright with the salesperson they'll listen to your wants and recommend a bicycle that's best suited to your needs.

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