Trek 2000 6500 Hardtail Bike

4.51/5 (55 Reviews)
MSRP : $650.00


Product Description

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, Rock Shox Judy XC, 2.5"-4.0" adjustable travel fork


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by spence a Cross Country Rider from newark, de, usa

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2005

Strengths:    lightweight... for an intermediate clydesdale

Weaknesses:    crank is all bent out of shape after missed log hops and rolling some rocks for 5 years

Bottom Line:   
wicked durable for the bruiser rider - great intro to racing - ripped through GRANOUGE and IRON HILL racing... taken on Fair Hill and the streets of UDel, raised hell in industrial parks, escaped angry motorists

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Favorite Trail:   Fair Hill, MD

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   bike line newark DE

Similar Products Used:   gary fisher, higher line trek

Bike Setup:   Shimano clipless, terry sadle, raised headseat because i grew

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam a Racer from USA

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2002

Strengths:    strong, plush fork, climbs and descends good, nice colors.

Weaknesses:    weight, crapy components, stops like crap, drivetrain sucks, didn't come with clipless.

Bottom Line:   
the brakes work like crap......even after i got the new avid sd 7 brakes, i dunno, maybe its the braking surface of my rims. the fork is very heavy, but very plush. rims are really strong and light. tires are awsome....tough, light and great grip in all conditons. the drivetrain kinda sucks....i mean its heavy and it makes a lot of noise in the middal ring in front and 1st and 2nd in back.


when i got this bike i though it would do fine for my kind of rideing. but ever since i got into racing, i gotta have the best.....thats only because i am neurotic, jk

ok the bottom line is that if your some weekend warrior who does not care about the fact that the rear derailier says deore lx insted of XTR or the fact that it weights a ton or the fact that the brakes are crap....go for it. but if you race and your neurotic(like me) and you need the best. dont get this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   CB has some great riding....like the 401 trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Similar Products Used:   trek fuel 80, gary fisher sugar 4, schwinn moab 3, specalized stumpjumper m4 pro, giant nrs 2.

Bike Setup:   icon flat bars, bontrager race stem, bontrager maverick rims, shimano 515 clipliess pedals, avid SD 7 brakes and levers.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam hammerman a Weekend Warrior from huntingdon valley, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2002

Strengths:    -frame is light, stiff, strong
-sweet color scheme (gunmetal, navy, black)
-nice drivetrain
-handlebars got nice feel
-9 speeeds = fast
-overall feels great
-great shocks (judy SL)


Weaknesses:    only one is cable positioning and no stock clipless pedals

Bottom Line:   
buy this, upgrade stock manitou shocks to marozoci or rock shox. put clipless on it, and ride

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Favorite Trail:   valley green, pennypack

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   guys bikes

Similar Products Used:   trek 820, gt palomar, trek 4900

Bike Setup:   trek 6500 w/ judy sl

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dojthis1 a Cross Country Rider from timmytown

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2002

Strengths:    Great overall feel, light, sweet colors, comes with good componants, etc., etc.

Weaknesses:    Seems to need a lot of repair.... (or maybe I'll finally get that Specialized FSR Big Hit Comp)...

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, I've experienced a lot of complications because i ride too hard for an xc. the only major problem i've had is with the "icon" crankset that comes stock with it. the inside of the crank seems to turn from square to round, even when i make sure it's tight. i have gone through two icon cranks, and am currently in the process of rounding of the bomtrager crank, so i'll be purchasing a RaceFace soon...
Sweet Bike.

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Favorite Trail:   ...preferrably with dirt

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Dutch Weelman

Bike Setup:   Trek 6500, all the original componants, execpt for a Bontrager crank....

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cory a Cross Country Rider from PA

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2002

Strengths:    The frame is great, very light and responsive, and the Judy XC forks aren't to bad. A lot better than the Manitou Magnums. Other people have had problems with the cranks, but I haven't, and they've been great for me.

Weaknesses:    The no name brakes and pedals. the brakes aren't to bad in the dry, but get them wet and you're screwed. The wheels aren't the greatest, either-I bent them after only a few weeks riding. They're kind of flexy, and no, I wasn't freeriding on them or anything.

Bottom Line:   
A great value for the money. Ditch the brakes, rat trap pedals, and get stronger wheels, and you have a great bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Crystal Lake Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   The Cycle Center

Similar Products Used:   Other Trek and Diamondback hardtails and some cheap crap department store bikes.

Bike Setup:   Stock except for a different FS 2000 seat than I ever saw on any other 6500.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by darcy a Weekend Warrior from Kalamazoo, MI

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2001

Strengths:    great frame with good components where it counts, excellent value to start off with a good base to upgrade later on

Weaknesses:    the no-name components, ie the brakes and clip pedals, but still a good start

Bottom Line:   
definitely a great setup to get started, you end up with a great light frame to add whatever you want

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Favorite Trail:   Yankee Springs

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Breakaway Bicycles Portage, MI

Similar Products Used:   this was the smoothest ride of all the bikes test-ridden, and by far the best value to get into the sport

Bike Setup:   replaced the seat and definitely will replace the pedals next season, everything else is stock and doing fine

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tha Masha a Cross Country Rider from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2001

Strengths:    Frame kicks with it's light weight, Judy XC rocks when adjusted to 4" travel, overall solid

Weaknesses:    Brakes are complete junk, levers and brakes, Rear crappy Corvair rim wnt WAY out of true on first major ride. No hucks and went out of true that I had to realese the breaks and walk the bike back out of the bush for an hour!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Great bike if you lose the brakes and junk rims. You would expect better quality rims on a bike like this. Bought this rather than the 2001 as the new models have the cheapest low grade shock you can buy!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath, Calgary South

Similar Products Used:   Brodie, GT Avalanche 2.0

Bike Setup:   Stock with SPD 434's, Judy adjusted to 4" travel

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin Austin a Racer from Halifax, N.S. Canada

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2001

Strengths:    Front fork, the Judy Hydracoils work great, low maitnence and reliable, all around nice component set, frame is great, rims and Bontrager Jones tires are great

Weaknesses:    Didn't come with clipless pedals, upgrade to a nice set off time ATACs, if you aren't soft on the tires then you will have to do your fair share of patches, the tires work great but are light and do get leaks.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for a beginner racer or a cross country rider who wants performance but doesn't want to pay a crapload of money, its never really been a real hindrance for me yet, the small frame and tires make the bike very responsive and quick! The Rock Shox Judy Hydracoils are very good, i haven't had to do much maitnence with them and they work great, have good rebound to them.

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Favorite Trail:   Myra Road

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Cyclesmith

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rockhopper, Gary Fisher Big Sur

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Time ATAC pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alek a Cross Country Rider from bRoOkLyN, NY

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2001

Strengths:    Great value, second comes the UsA frame.

Weaknesses:    Hard-A$$ seat, cheap pedals, and my BB is creaking already >:| Judy XC's oil is leaking after a really long ride. Rear hub/cassette keeps "clicking" and the hub sometimes becomes silent :/

Bottom Line:   
Its a great bike for beginners. Best bang-for-da-buck. Lots of smiles when i ride. But the seat keeps reminding me to take a pit stop. None serious problems after 2 months and 600 miles on the bike. But like i said upgrade the seat and pedals.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $530.00

Purchased At:   Roy's !

Similar Products Used:   none...(Huffy's, Pacific's and all the Kmart crap doesnt count:) This is my first real BiKe

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock...except for some electronic goodies.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Menna a Weekend Warrior from Swoyersville, PA USA

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2001

Strengths:    The Judy XC's are great (but why wouldn't they be, this is my first suspension bike), the frame feels like nothing compared to my 830, and the corvair rims rock!!!!!

Weaknesses:    Around the 5th or 6th time riding, the pedal stripped right out of the crank after coming down from a climb. The threading was completely rubbed out. What a boner!! Trek seemed to take their sweet time fixing it, too. OTher than that, this bike is a great starting point for a guy like me.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is everything I was looking for after riding a tank for like ten years. Minus the crank problem, I am more than pleased with the bike. IT was well worth the money, especially for a college kid on a tight-ass budget!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Sicklers

Similar Products Used:   Trek 830 Antelope

Bike Setup:   Stock (except for Deore cranks, which my shop stripped from another bike)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brandon B a Cross Country Rider from C.B. IA

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2001

Strengths:    ligh, good durability, great for the intermideate rider not wanting to pay alot.

Weaknesses:    my shifters wouldent shif with in the first week! the rear derailer worked well though.

Bottom Line:   
great bike i would recomend it for the price but if you like to do alot of offroad you will regret it and wish you had bought a full suspension. i know i do!!!

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Favorite Trail:   wabash

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $699.00

Purchased At:   Bike Rack

Similar Products Used:   antelope

Bike Setup:   trek 6500 with manitou magnum R fornt suspension.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris Johnson a Weekend Warrior from Strasburg, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2001

Strengths:    Great ride on and off road. Everyone says the brakes suck but I have Shimano XTR's on my old bike and they dont feel much diffrent. Great ride for an aluminum frame very forgiveing.

Weaknesses:    CHANGE BRAKE PADS no offense but the stock ones suck. Put on all weather ones. When the stock ones get even a little splash on the rims it dosent stop. The bike could use a lighter front end the RS Judy XC is a little wieghty for the aluminum frame.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great off roader and is deffintly worth what it costs. If considiring the 6000 I would recomend a check a this bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Mtbr Market

Similar Products Used:   Kona Lava Dome, Trek 6000, Rockhopper

Bike Setup:   New Tires, and Pads. Put on a Manitou SX-R instead of the Judy.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dogmatik a Weekend Warrior from brandon

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2001

Strengths:    It just rocks..Gets up and goes. Easily smokes all friends in sugar sand.Love the yellow paint.

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
Great beginner bike. Takes a beating. XL frame easily accomodates 6'4" 200lber.
People have said the brakes suck, but they'll flip ya quik, and work fine for me

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Favorite Trail:   Carter Road

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Olivers Cycle Sports

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   basically stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Weekend Warrior from Buffalo, New York

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2001

Strengths:    The 6500 is an amazing off-the-shelf bike! It comes equipped with a solid collection of components that don't require immediate upgrades. I have only been riding mine for a little under a year, but so far it has survived some ugly bumps and bruises.

Weaknesses:    The pedals and the brake handles should be the first to go. Clip-less pedals should almost be a requirement, and the brake handles have a very "wimpy" feel to them. I've wondered if I would accidently rip them off the bike at times. Otherwise I have no intention of upgrading anything in the near future.

Bottom Line:   
I would recommend this bike to anyone who is an intermediate rider. The frame itself makes the bike worthwhile, and the stock components only add to the value. I test rode a bunch of other bikes, but this was by far my favorite!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $650.00

Bike Setup:   2000 Stock (but like I said before, it needs pedals and brake handles).

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HypNoTic a Weekend Warrior from Montréal, Québec

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2001

Strengths:    Very good frame, excellent overall value considering the price (1000$ Cnd)

Weaknesses:    NoName V-Brake are very cheap. Cheap pedals!

Bottom Line:   
Brake are very weak but easyly upgradable. I'm little affraid of the durability/fiability of the fork (Manitou Magnum R) and i think i'll change them for Judy XC. I ride on road to the mountain and in just a month, the tire have already lost a little bit of their draw.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   La Cordée

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4900, Devinci Chameleon, but my first real MB bike

Bike Setup:   2001 Stock (Man. Magnum R, LX/LX.9)

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