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Trek 8.5 DS (Gary Fisher Collection)
  • Color: Starry Night Black/Trek Charcoal/Team Green

Trek 8.5 DS (Gary Fisher Collection)

2014

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (8 Reviews)
$713.99
$1,189.99
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2014 Trek 8.5 DS (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek's 8.5 DS is the one bike for all your commuting and general riding needs. The DS's 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 large 700c wheels with multi-surface Bontrager tires roll over obstacles easy for a fast, stable ride. This do-it-all ride also boasts a 27-speed Shimano drivetrain for sweet shifting while the Bontrager saddle and bars ensure complete comfort no matter how long you ride. Plus, you'll always cruise with confidence knowing that disc brakes are at the ready. Commute on it, ride it on the road, ride it on bike paths, no matter where you ride, you'll have fun!

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trel Alpha Gold aluminum w/IsoZone monostay
    Fork SR SunTour NRX, 63mm-travel w/remote lockout
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager
    Hubs Shimano
    Tires Bontrager LT3, 700 x 38c
    Crankset FSA Dyna Drive
    Chainrings 48/36/26
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano Deore
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Elite
    Stem Bontrager SSR
    Brake Levers Shimano
    Brakes Shimano M395 hydraulic-disc
    Pedals Platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Starry Night Black/Trek Charcoal/Team Green / 15-inch 00768682372067 23466001014 14419
    Starry Night Black/Trek Charcoal/Team Green / 17.5-inch 00768682372104 23466002014 14420
    Starry Night Black/Trek Charcoal/Team Green / 19-inch 00768682372142 23466003014 14421
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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (7)
    • Comfortable  (5)
    • Durable  (5)
    • Handles well  (5)
    • Hydraulic brakes  (2)

    Cons

    • Pedals  (2)
    • Shifting gears 
    • Problems With Gears 
    • Front derailleur 
    • Grip Already Loose 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (5)
    • Road Biking  (4)
    • Mountain Biking  (3)
    • Commuting/City  (2)
    • Some Off Road Riding 

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    2014 DS 8.5, excellent at all I ask of it.

    By Simple rider

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well
    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Saddle
    • Great Components

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting
      • Trails

      Comments:

      Bought this bike 3 months ago as commuter bike and weekend road rider, and have over 600 miles on it already. My commutes are much easier on this bike because of the suspension, front shock and iso-zone rear. Attached a trunk rack and pannier and can get to work (17 miles each way) with no issues. On 45 mile road ride last weekend, everyone was surprised I was keeping up with road specific bikes while on my "mountain bike". This bike handles light duty off road and all dirt/gravel trails easily. It looks big and heavy, but lock out the front suspension and it MOVES. The large 48 tooth front means I'm geared very close to the road bikes and have no problem staying with the speedsters. The upright seating provide comfort on the road and stability off it. Yes, the pedals are simple, but everyone I know changes pedals to what they like and there is such a huge variety in tastes, so the OEM pedals can't and won't make many people happy. Do the break in and fix the small stuff that slips, stretches or becomes bothersome. I had to adjust grips a few times, but they work well enough I haven't put bar ends from previous bikes on. Allowed cables to stretch and had it tuned up again. Did some in ride adjustment to rear derailleur and it clicks into gear easily. Two spills, one minor, one major. I took all the damage and only minimal scratches to handlebar ends and side of seat. The DS 8.5 is sturdy and has held up well to the beating I've given it. I would recommend this bike for anyone that wants to have ONE bike for most occasions. It's not a downhiller and it's not a road racer. But for the price, I have a bike that will take me everywhere I want to go.

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      4.0

      Nice Machine

      By Weekend Warrior

      from Richmond Va

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Pedals
      • Front derailleur

      Best Uses

      • General Fitness
      • Mountain Biking
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      Weekend rider. This is a great bike for fitness, commuting and general cycling enjoyment. Great looks!! Front derailleur and pedals need to be upgraded.

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      5.0

      Awesome, mulitpurpose bike

      By Martin

      from Erie, PA

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable
      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Pedals

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      This is my third season riding this bike, and I still love it. I've used it as my daily commuter, and for that it's a great bike. I even rode it in a triathlon, as a novice, and it did wonderfully. I would buy this bike again. The only (slight) negative, are the pedals. You are going to want to switch them out.

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      4.0

      2014 Trek 8.5

      By Dj Skeet

      from Omaha, Nebraska

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Paint Job
      • Durable
      • Suspension Shifter
      • Comfortable
      • Attractive Design
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Shifting Gears

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I love the looks and feel of the bike. The shifter on the handle bars from suspension to stiff is one of the best features. I have had the gears tuned up but still having shifting problems.

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      5.0

      GREAT LOOKING BIKE!!!!!!!!!

      By LIGHTWHEELS

      from Wareham, MA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable
      • Excellent Trek Dealer
      • Attractive Design
      • Handles Well
      • Great Components
      • Rides Like A Dream

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Some Off Road Riding
        • Just Fun Riding
        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        JUST BOUGHT THE BIKE YESTERDAY SO HAVEN'T RIDDEN IT VERY MUCH YET BUT VERY PLEASANT SO FAR. THE DEALER, THE BIKE DEN IN WAREHAM, MA DID A GREAT JOB OF ASSEMBLING THE BIKE! TOOK THEIR TIME, WERE VERY CAREFUL WITH IT AND EXPERTS AT ASSEMBLY. GREAT GUYS TO TALK TO ALSO! TREK HAS A FINE DEALERSHIP WITH THESE FOLKS AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE IN THE AREA!!!

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        4.0

        Good overall but already having problems

        By City Rider

        from New York, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Stylish
        • Lightweight
        • Hydraulic brakes
        • Remote Lockout

        Cons

        • Problems With Gears
        • Grip Already Loose

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        Bought the bike 3 weeks ago. Nice bike but had issues. First the grips on the handle bars got a bit loose and had issues with the derailer. The gears were not catching, or were shifting by itself and making clanky noises on the lower gears. After they fixed it, it seems to still have trouble catching the correct gear. With that said it looks nice and the ride is pretty smooth. Although it may just need a small tweak, I expected a trouble free bike for the amount of money spent on it.

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        5.0

        Luv this bike

        By gumshoe

        from Windsor Ontario Canada

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Fantastic Bike
        • Fantastic Performance Smo

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          This bike performs great is very smooth luv the on off front shock switch.It's very fast hydraulic brake system is awesome and reponsive in wet and dry conditions.We travel all over doing bike hikes can't be without my trek.This bike is very comfortable on long treks rough and smooth.Also the ivex frame shock system nicely rolls over all terrain even rocks and logs.Since getting bike last august have logged over 200 miles on it.Would recommend the trek 8.5DS to any serious biker thx.

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          5.0

          2013 8.5 DS Matte Black/Trek White

          By Fulp

          from Greensboro, NC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Hydraulic brakes
          • Durable
          • Versatile
          • Lightweight
          • Very Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Commuting/City

            Comments:

            Where do I start with this bike......great bike all around! I have rode paved paths, some mtn trails and the handling of this bike is superb! The ero gribs are excellent for comfort and gives more support to the lower part of your hands and the lockout switch mounted on the handlebars for the front suspension is genious, especially for a hybrid when changing from mtn trails, to paved surfaces! The only thing that I would say needs some "attention" would be the new "Isozone" feature they have for the 8.5......I love the concept and idea, but I have had some noise coming from that area and had to make minor adjustments to get rid of the noise, but no big deal! In closing.....the matte black/white with blue accents one that I purchased, will turn some heads....just saying!

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