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Trek 8.5 DS - 2015

Trek's 8.5 DS is the one bike for all your cycling adventures from exploring paths and dirt roads, to getting to work and back the fun way. The DS's lightweight Trek Gold aluminum frame and the SunTour suspension fork ensure a smooth ride a ...(Read More)

Trek 8.5 DS
$659.99
$1,099.99
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This item is available, but is not allowed to be shipped. You can purchase it online and pick it up at our retail location. Our retail store is located at 1337 N Wells St Chicago IL, 60610. For more information, please call us at 312-751-2488.
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Trek's 8.5 DS is the one bike for all your cycling adventures from exploring paths and dirt roads, to getting to work and back the fun way. The DS's lightweight Trek Gold aluminum frame and the SunTour suspension fork ensure a smooth ride and nimble handling over even the most potholed roads and bumpiest paths. The full-size 700c aluminum wheels with multi-surface Bontrager tires roll over obstacles easy for a fast, stable ride. This do-it-all machine also boasts a 27-speed Shimano drivetrain for cruising up climbs, while the Bontrager saddle and bars ensure complete comfort no matter how long you ride. Plus, you'll always cruise with confidence knowing that hydraulic disc brakes are at the ready. Commute on it, ride it on the road, hit the bike paths, no matter where you go, you'll love your 8.5 DS!

Specs

Frame Trek Alpha Gold aluminum
Fork SR SunTour NRX, 63mm-travel w/remote lockout
Rims/Wheels Bontrager
Hubs Shimano RM35
Tires Bontrager LT3 Expert, 700 x 38c
Crankset FSA Dyna Drive
Chainrings 48/36/26
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX
Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Bontrager low riser
Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Elite, lock-on
Stem Bontrager Blendr Elite
Brake Levers Shimano
Brakes Shimano M355 hydraulic-disc
Pedals Platform
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
Seatpost Bontrager SSR

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Blue Ink / 15-inch 00768682831854 501831 17675
Blue Ink / 17.5-inch 00768682831823 501832 17676
Blue Ink / 19-inch 00768682831847 501834 17677
Blue Ink / 21-inch 00768682831809 501835 17678
Blue Ink / 22.5-inch 00768682831793 501836 17679

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by PowerReviews
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive 
  • Comfortable 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Comes in only one color 
  • No chainguard 

Best Uses

  • Gravel road biking 
  • Rough road biking 

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4

Great Bike for road and trail

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from DelMarVa

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Comes In Only One Color
  • No Chainguard

Best Uses

  • Gravel Road Biking
  • Rough Road Biking

Comments:

I've begun biking longer hauls and on more hilly terrain that my comfort bike just can't do (mainly need more gears). I only a Trek, and really only looked at Treks. I selected a DS over an FX to handle unpaved surfaces. On reading reviews it was recommended to not get an 8.4, to chose one up or down instead. On looking at the 8.3 and 8.5 and speaking with the specialist at the store I also felt the 8.3 or 8.5 would be better. I choose the 8.5 as I was concerned that while the 8.3 is perfectly fine for me now, in a year or two I'd need the additional features of the 8.5. The biggest feature differences between the two are the addition of hydraulic brakes and a remote lockout for the front suspension for the 8.5. The other noticeable difference is the larger handlebar and grips which make the 8.5 more comfortable, and will be appreciated on long rides. I would've liked the 8.5 to still have a chain guard, but I can see where most buyers wouldn't want that. It also didn't hurt that the 8.3 and 8.5 have colors I like better than the 8.4. (Although, while the 8.5 is the perfect color for me, there aren't any other options.) Lastly I'll add that while I did a lot of research online, going to a store to see and ride the bikes is huge. Don't waste your time trying to narrow down to what you want before you go. Just get an idea of what models and brands you like and what feature you may want. Seeing and feeling the bikes in person can instantly change your mind.

 
5

Great bike

By 

from san jose, ca

About Me Intermediate

Comments:

Great bike very fast and comfortable ride

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