Trek 2000 8000-SLR Hardtail Bike

4.76/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $1149.00


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by miguel a Cross Country Rider from chicago, Il USA

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2007

Strengths:    lights weight, durable

Weaknesses:    original pedals I

Bottom Line:   
this bike rocks I still ride it till this day. the frame is super strong and is still considered a top end frame. I am a big guy and this bike can take a beating. it is super light even with some of the weaker stock components. I definately recommend picking one up. two thumbs up

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   village cycle sport

Similar Products Used:   trek 4500,

Bike Setup:   stock except pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dirk a Cross Country Rider from Gallup, NM

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2004

Strengths:    Strong frame, lifetime warranty, light wheels.

Weaknesses:    Average (at best) components, awful pedals.

Bottom Line:   
This is a fantastic bike for the money (especially what I paid-having a brother in law as a manager helps). Riding it as a single speed has breathed new life into this bike and my riding. It has pushed me to pick good lines, conserve momentum, and read trails earlier for maximum speed. I highly recommend this bike to anyone interested in a high end hardtail with a moderate price tag.

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Favorite Trail:   High Desert Trails

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Northkent Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Paramount, Diamond Back

Bike Setup:   I built this up as a signle speed after I got my FSR and what a sweet ride. Coupled with a rigid fork, this bike climbs like a road bike out on the trails. Descending is certainly a challenge, but careful line selection helps.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dave a Racer from ludington mi

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2004

Strengths:    great bike for price good overall componets

Weaknesses:    pedals that came on it suck

Bottom Line:   
I have raced the 8000 for three seasons now and plan on getting at least two more out of it. It climbs like crazy and handles great in the tight stuff out here in the midwest. With the original componets it was a tad on the heavy side but that was the fault of cheap bontreger parts not the frame. Great bike for the price

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Favorite Trail:   north country trail

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   trailheadbike shop

Similar Products Used:   stumpjumper, trek 4900, klein attitude

Bike Setup:   sid xc fork deore disc breaks, avid sd ultimate levers, sram x9 shifters with x0 derailure, thomson post and stem, xt hollow tech crankset, crank bros twin ti pedals,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doug Shryock a Racer from Whitefish, MT U.S.A

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2003

Strengths:    Light, Fast, and amazingly durable frame and wheels

Weaknesses:    Avid v-brakes are weak, Rock Shox Judy SL is weak and not at all plush

Bottom Line:   
This has been a great bike over the past three years. It is very fast, light and handles like a dream. I race it XC and the only complaint is the Judy SL. I have blown it three times, the first only two days after buying it. The Avid V-Brakes seem weak, but this is probably because I am used to the hayes discs on my freeride sled. I am also amazed at how well the frame has held up. Before I purchased my freeride bike, I used to take the 8000 out and do all the stuff my friends were doing. It even managed an 8ft drop without drama. The Rolf wheels seem to have too few spokes and are wicked light but never seem to go out of true. The only real problem besides the fork was when I smashed the crank against a boulder I thought I would clear. It ruined the crank and I purshace a new top of the line Rceface carbon/aluminum crank. It was very pricey but what a difference. It is increadiby stiff, very light, pedals great and looks very good. Overall, the Trek 8000 comes highly recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   Spooky Petes

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Wheatons

Similar Products Used:   Rocky Mountain Elevation, specilized stumpjumper

Bike Setup:   Judy SL, Avid V-Brakes, Rolf wheels, Raceface carbon/aluminum crank(awsomely stiff and light)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rafael Curquejo from Miami, Florida, USA

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2003

Strengths:    Super light, easy to climb up hills

Weaknesses:    Spokes broke off during ride, but was fixed under warranty....

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for South Florida conditions were you don't really need a back shock. I recommend this bike to anyone serious about Mt. Biking, former BMX'ers who are in there 30's or 40's....

Don't buy it if you are not planning to hit the trails. (unless you catch a good deal on one second hand one)....

Rides very smooth and comfortable

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Favorite Trail:   Markham

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1150.00

Purchased At:   Mack Cyckle

Bike Setup:   Shimano XT components. Rolf Satellite reems

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Andrew a Cross Country Rider from McMinnville, OR

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2002

Strengths:    Light Weight Frame and Plush front shock--Climbs extremely well--a nimble handler in tight single track with rocks and roots.

Weaknesses:    Basically None. A minor isssue was that the front shock initially squeaked but that was fixed by popping out XXX seals and filling with 5wt fork oil as decribed at angryasian.com. Fork has not squeaked since.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike! This is hands down the best bike that I have ever owned. Since upgrading to this bike I climb easier and also seem to have more control on the downhill descents. The frame is rigid and light and the front shock soaks up the bumpy roots, rocks and ruts with ease. Also, the transmission shifting is crisp and clean--comfortable spacing betweem gears with 27 speeds.

I changed the stock bars to riser bars because I have short arms and the race geometry of the frame has a long top-tube. I like this longer top tube but the bars were just a tad too low. With the riser bars though my position is perfect.

The Rolf Wheelset was actually very good although I was sceptical at first. I found the bearings to offer very low rolling resistance, they were light, and stayed true (180 lb rider). I changed the wheelset only so that I could add disc brakes. The Avid V-brakes were excellent but when wet the power decreased slightly. All the guys I ride with have Hayes hydraulic brakes and eventaully I have in and upgraded. I love the hydraulic brakes as they modulate well and are extremly powerful. My only complaint was that they squealed during the first 60-100 miles of the break in period.



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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $999.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Moab, Trek 4500, Trek 4900

Bike Setup:   9 degree crowbar riser bars, Shimano 515 clipless, Shimano XT disc hubs and Mavic 317 rims, Hays hyraulic disc brakes front and rear; I upgraded to disc brakes as I do a lot of riding in the wet weather in mud and rain (this is your only choice if you want to keep riding all year long when you are near the Oregon coast). However, I have to admit that the stock V-brakes were extremly powerful.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pink Rocket a Cross Country Rider from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2001

Strengths:    Really love the frame. This bike is a real upgrade from my old Schwinn Cimeron I purchased in 1985. The frame geometry really makes this hardtail a good climbing bike.

Weaknesses:    The pedals are difficult to release out of at times. This very well could be solved by an adjustment.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, well worth the money. I purchased the bike on a closeout. Ride it every weekend and love it!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Similar Products Used:   Tried friends Trek 9.8 (nice bike)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nicholas Olsson a Cross Country Rider from Stockholm, Sweden

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2001

Strengths:    Everything; Frame, wheels, gear setup...
(I have had no tubble with the pedals what so ever!, My opinion is that they're great)

Looks! :)


Weaknesses:    It depends on how high your demands are...buy here are some weaknesses that is suitable if you gonna use it for everyday-training as a cross country bike:

The Bontrager Jones tires have great grip, but they weigh a bit to much...
I hade a little trouble with the up-rigt position, so I changed the stem to a Profile, witch is longer and has less angle, BUT is much heavier (180g vs 260g :( )
The Rock Shox Judy is really heavy-duty - too heavy.
The total weight of the bike is a little bit to high.

Tip!:
Change the tires and saddle to lighter ones and the bike will loose alot of weight without you loosing alot of money.


Bottom Line:   
Don't worry about the brakes because they are not Shimano, the work exellent.
Potent bike at a good price. A bike who fits everyone from a weekend warrior to a compettitor.
With the competition-style frame you can keep the bike for a long while and just upgrade it, and it will still be a compettitive cross country bike.

You won't be disapionted, when you feel the stiffness and precision of the bike.
Have fun!

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Favorite Trail:   your mamma! (hahaha, old joke....)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Trek Y3

Bike Setup:   Custom, exept stem (changed to a Profile) and tires (got Michelin Sprint S now)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kenny Adams a Cross Country Rider from Coronado, CA

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2000

Strengths:    Climbs like a mountain goat, light for a stock bike, brakes stop like disc if you dial 'em really good, inspires confidence in all skill level riders.

Weaknesses:    I can't say I cared mmuch for the RE-1's that came with the bike, that's why I have the ATAC's now. I snapped the factory handlebars, but that was my fault for confusing the SLR with a dirt jumping BMX.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike! I know everything about bikes is basically a matter of opinion, but if you want a bike that feels rock solid regardless of how hard you ride it or what you ride it on....here's your winner. I plan to replace a few things, but it's just for weight reasons. Yes, I am a gram gremlin. I'm replacing the fork with a SID Race for a loss of 1.3lbs, and replacing the wheels with Rolf Propels for a loss of about 1.2lbs. Anyway, the bike stock weighs somewhere around 26lbs +/- a pound. If you don't mind it, stock will work fine. If you have any questions feel free to write. Now go ride! FIVE Flamin' Terds!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Similar Products Used:   Trek 6000, Specialized A1

Bike Setup:   Klein Stratum 90 carbon bars, Time ATAC pedals, Bontrager FS+10 Race saddle, Conti Explorer/Escape Pro Kevlars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tate Hobdy a Weekend Warrior from Natchez, MS 39120

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2000

Strengths:    Frame is very stong. 2001 model offers Rolf Satelite wheels they seem to be stong and light, nice combination. Almost race ready at a great price.


Weaknesses:    Pedals should be a little nicer maybe ATAC, and it should have come with bar ends

Bottom Line:   
All in all a great bike at a great price. Very strong and it comes with a great setup. Climbs like a champ and hauls ass on the trails. A great deal!

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Favorite Trail:   Tsali - Bryson City, NC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Natchez Bicycle Center

Similar Products Used:   Trek Y-3

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve from DC Suburbs

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2000

Strengths:    Light, agile and supple. I absolutely love this thing! I know it's from a mass producer, but I think Trek got it right when they designed the 8000 SLR.

Weaknesses:    Minor issue with the Bonty Jones tires in mud.

Bottom Line:   
I know I got a smokin' deal on this bike at $750. I was prepared to spend up to a K, but since I had some kayshe left over, I bought the suspension seatpost. If you're not set on FS, I would look hard at this ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Still looking for it...

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Mesa GS

Bike Setup:   bone stock except for Onyx bar ends, RockShox Susp. Seat post & Wellgo clipless pedals. (I got it with clips and then switched)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Grant a Cross Country Rider from South OC, CA

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2000

Strengths:    This bike is light. The upgrade from the 7000 to 8000 is worth the extra cash. The frame on the 8000 is stronger, lighter and a better ride. Out of the box this bike rides like a dream. I was nervous about the Rolf Wheels but am now a fan after putting them through some rock gardens. Don't listen to the others who complain about the Bontrager pedals, if you adjust them they work great.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Buy this bike. When shopping for a bike I set a limit at the Klein APC. After riding a few bikes in a comparable range I settled on the 8000 and have been thrilled ever since.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   JAX Bikes, Irvine

Similar Products Used:   Trek 7000
Klein Attitude Pulse Comp
A few Kona's
Schwinn Homegrown


Bike Setup:   Judy Race forks (leave them tuned at 80mm if you ride XC), Bontrager pedals, Avid brakes, XT rear and LX front derailer, Icon cranks, bars and seat post.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew D. D. from Racer in California

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2000

Strengths:    I'm in love with the Judy Race, although I had some creaking noise, before I sent it back to the bike shop to get it fixed. The Rolf wheelset is like butter. Far better than any Sun wheelsets I've ever ridden.

Weaknesses:    Other than a small creaking noise in the shock, (which is already fixed) NOTHING! (but then again, I've only had the bike for 3 days.)

Bottom Line:   
This bike has SOOOOOO many good compenents on it, I'm not really sure where to start upgrading. Although this bad boy is expensive, (I stupidly paid full retail, $1170.00) it's worth every penny. Esspecially if your going into Cross Counrty racing. (This bike isn't too bad for beginner division!)
I think I'm falling in love with my Trek 8000 SLR, it spends the night in my bedroom for god's sake!

Later,
Andrew D

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Favorite Trail:   Rockville road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1160.00

Purchased At:   start to finish

Similar Products Used:   Specialized M4,
Gary Fisher Paragon,
Trek 7000,
Trek 8500.


Bike Setup:   Changed front derauiller to XT. Added my own custom bar ends, and soon, I'll strap on a Race Face Next Crankset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phill a Cross Country Rider from VA Beach VA

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2000

Strengths:    Light and climbs well. Judy Race Shock works very well on roots and basic downhills. Smooth shifting while going uphill, over all nice ride. I did test ride the 7000, but got a pretty good deal on the 8000 so it was worth the move up. Got mine for 950, w/h bar ends and bottle cage. Think Trek is running a sale right now.

Weaknesses:    have not run into any yet, have heard the pedals are not that great but I will try them out for a while. I have had no problems yet, but I have only put a couple hndred miles on them.

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking at a 7000 or a Big Sur you should ride both of them and then get on the 8000. Smooth machine that will do everything you want it to. No bike is perfect but this one comes pretty close. Right out of the box it is ready to race. Spend the extra 60 bucks and get a major upgrade.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   GT backwoods, Gary Fisher Big Sur, Specialized Stumpjumper

Bike Setup:   Out of box, put on some Bontrager bar ends and seat. Aside from that, will probably add a rock shox seat post.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Ward a Cross Country Rider from Montgomery, AL

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2000

Strengths:    The frame is light and very responsive. The Judy shock provides very good cushioning in the rough stuff. Good all around XC bike.

Weaknesses:    Those damn pedals!!! They just don't want to let you go when you crash no matter how low you set the tension.

Bottom Line:   
Great all around XC bike!! This a great starting platform for the weekend racer or the person who wants a race ready bike straight from the shop. However, the 8000 is lacking a little in the component department. Replace the pedals, front derailer, and the bars and you have yourself a very nice ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Oak Mt.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale F700
The 8000 SLR is a better bike by far.


Bike Setup:   I ditched the factory treads and put on a pair of IRC Mythos. Good luck getting the factory tires off without a tire tool.
Profile carbon fiber riser bars, XTR brakes

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