Trek 2000 8000 Hardtail Bike

4.63/5 (82 Reviews)


Product Description

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


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ronny God a Cross Country Rider from Eindhoven

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2008

Strengths:    frame is light and stiff, sharp in the corners, a fery good climbing bike

Weaknesses:    Shimano is the only weakmess

Bottom Line:   
after all these years it is a better looking bike then the present one or as any trek bike

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Favorite Trail:   cant answer that yet didnt been everwhere

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   george walstock maastricht

Similar Products Used:   trek 8000 sl 1999
trek 7000 1998


Bike Setup:   when i bought it stock it got shimano shifting gear dispose that for sram 9.0 sl white edition
and after 8 year it got a sid
the avid single digit 2.0 made room for magura hs 33 race-line

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ronny God a Cross Country Rider from Eindhoven

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2008

Strengths:    frame is light and stiff, sharp in the corners, a fery good climbing bike

Weaknesses:    Shimano is the only weakmess

Bottom Line:   
after all these years it is a better looking bike then the present one or as any trek bike

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Favorite Trail:   cant answer that yet didnt been everwhere

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   george walstock maastricht

Similar Products Used:   trek 8000 sl 1999
trek 7000 1998


Bike Setup:   when i bought it stock it got shimano shifting gear dispose that for sram 9.0 sl white edition
and after 8 year it got a sid
the avid single digit 2.0 made room for magura hs 33 race-line

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mauro a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2003

Strengths:    - Awesome Frame, strong & light


Weaknesses:    - Icon Crankset is garbage
- Jones AC tires (2 falts in 1 month), upgraded to Panaracer FireXC Pro's
- Saddle
- Pedals are garbage


Bottom Line:   
With a few minor upgrades this will be the bext bike you will ever ride.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Sansy's Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4500

Bike Setup:   - Panaracer FireXC Pro's
- Time ATAC Carbon Pedals
- FSA Crankset (awesome)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Troy a Cross Country Rider from Roy

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2003

Strengths:    Kick ass geometry. Good component setup. Light, strong rims & brakes.

Weaknesses:    Crappy tires.

Bottom Line:   
This bike kicks butt for the money, especially over a Trek 6500. Once you get rid of the crappy Bontrager tires and get some decent ones, it'll corner like it's on rails. Quick handling, very lightweight. If you can get your hands on one for a good price, definitly go for it. The Rolf Dolomite wheels not only look cool, but are very lightweight and very strong. I'm a big guy who has put a lot of miles on this baby and haven't had one problem.

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Favorite Trail:   Wheeler Creek/Art Norhead

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Shoppe

Similar Products Used:   Trek 820

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Panaracer tires, rockshox seatpost, icon barends

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott Roberts a Cross Country Rider from wilmington, de

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2002

Strengths:    Update: I've had this bike for well over a year now and it is fast, light and efficent. I've crashed this bike hard on several occasions, once fracturing my scapula and only a few minor scratches on the frame came from it. This bike is an excellent hardtail and has decent components for the $$. Light, manuverable and an excellent bike on the climbs. Even good for some minor jumping and log hopping. Awesome Rolf Satetite wheelset.

Weaknesses:    AC Jones tires not too great in wet or muddy conditions. Best suited for dry conditions. Rockshox Judy fork and Bontrager cranks are adequet but not th best.

Bottom Line:   
A light, fast, efficent hardtail with decent components and price. Can take hard riding and abuse. Nice paint job that doesn't chip easily.

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Favorite Trail:   Fair Hill, MD

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Bike Line- Wilm

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Hardrock, Gary Fisher 29", Trek Fuel.

Bike Setup:   Shimano drivetrain & pedals, Bontrager cranks and tires. Excellent Rolf Satelite Wheelset, Bontrager grips, handlebars, stem and seat. Rickshox Judy Race Fork.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Drew Walker a Racer from Raleigh

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2002

Strengths:    Moderatly light, great handeling, can take abuse like no other- 2 years of raceing and i havent had anything break, an all aroung good bike for the money.

Weaknesses:    There are not to many just a few little up grades like new tires maybee a lighter bottom bracket/ crank set.

Bottom Line:   
A great bike. It lasted me for 2 great years of raceing. Ff you are looking for a nice modrately priced bike this is the choice for you, but if you want a bike that can take anything and come back for more get the Klein. Also if you are in the market for this bike i am trying to sell mine if you are intrested E-Mail me at DWalker@nc.rr.com thanks.

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Favorite Trail:   Devil's ridge

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Cycling Spoken Here

Similar Products Used:   demoed many bikes not many around as responsive as this bike

Bike Setup:   just bought a Klein Adept Pro -sweet- full XTR, Fox Forx- cant be beat- its one great bike if you have the money and realy want a light race specific bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott a Cross Country Rider from Lincoln Nebraska

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2002

Strengths:    Light weight frame, Hayes brakes, Tamer seat post, XT rear derailleur,

Weaknesses:    Way to much Icon crap on it, no-name hubs, bontrager tires.

Bottom Line:   
After i got the bike and rode it for about 200 some miles, I decided I wanted to upgrade all the Icon parts on it, and the shock. So I bought a Rock Shox Psylo race with a Chris King headset, new bottom bracket with a Race Face Next LP crank, Chris King disc hubs with Mavic X618 rims, and my old shimano 858 pedals. Now i would say its a pretty sweet ride. Putting some of these new parts on it really lightened it up too. Over all a good bike but dont worry about buying new parts to upgrade the crapy Icon parts it will be worth it later when you are XC racing and you have better quality parts on it now.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $999.00

Purchased At:   LBS ( Cycle Works )

Similar Products Used:   GT LTS-5

Bike Setup:   Psylo race shock, King headset and hubs, Next LP crank, stock Hayes brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Diego Davalos a Weekend Warrior from Pasadena, CA USA

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2002

Strengths:    -Strong lightweight frame
-Hayes Disc Brakes


Weaknesses:    -Tires
-Pedals


Bottom Line:   
She is a doll. Excellent value for the price I paid. Swap the tires for some with better grip, and definitely upgrade the pedals - damn near broke my ankle. Everything else can be upgraded as needed.

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Favorite Trail:   The Beautiful Sierra Nevada

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Helen's Cycle

Similar Products Used:   -Old Giant Butte
-Trek 820


Bike Setup:   Stock (but not for long)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Corey Bellinger a Racer from Idaho

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2002

Strengths:    This bike has a narley frame and a put it through a lot.
I went off a 6 foot drop on to cement on this supa ligt rig and it hardley fliched.
Judy fork is near indestuctable the bike just has a dam nice feel


Weaknesses:    Bontrager RE-1 clipless scare me they do not clear mud and are some times impossible to get out of if mudy.
Tires suck they don't hold at all they just slide. pick up some WTB mutano raptors the 2.4's pretty lite and worth it.
Rolf wheels: a little shaky but lite and pretty good for XC.
Cranks have chain rings that break leaft and right after two years of hard use my cranks stripped out. SCARY!!!


Bottom Line:   
Dam good frame/fork and most other parts.!
worth the money. If you want an light Xc machine for a good price go snag a 8000 thumbs up.
Change out the tires and pedals!

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Favorite Trail:   Coral creek fast n fun

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Formula sports

Similar Products Used:   None this good

Bike Setup:   Stock but with new pedals/tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dirc Khan-Evans a Weekend Warrior from Surrey Hills, UK

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2002

Strengths:    Good frame and forks.
Good brakes and gears


Weaknesses:    The other componentry just doesn't cut it, although I do agree that there have to be compromises at this price, especially with a reasonable fork and frame.
All the moving stuff wore out very quickly, the icon chainrings seem to be made of butter, and the bontrager saddle is a bit short and generally lacking.
The bearings in the Rolf Wheels gave up but I could not get any replacements, so I had to ditch them and the spokes always creaked. I would say that they were really good when they were in full working order.


Bottom Line:   
Excellent first bike, I was in love with it for some time until it all started to wear out within a year... although that might be down to a relatively high milage.

I'm in the process of rebuilding it, keeping just the frame, forks, cranks and seatpin... I would say it was worth getting it for the frame alone then you can upgrade components as they wear out.

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Favorite Trail:   Headley Common scarey descents

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Evans Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Lots of road bikes, cyclo-cross bikes and a few non-suspension bikes... this is my first MTB


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Grant Wilborn a Downhiller from A2 MI

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2002

Strengths:    everything! climbs like a scared monkey on steroids, sweet wheelset, Tight @$$ frame, good tires and part selection

Weaknesses:    i dont like clipless pedals, they bother me... maybe im juss being too critical....

Bottom Line:   
this bike rocks! it will eat anything u throw at it, jumps drops, hills, anything. Its a rocket on the uphills, and on the downhills its just as good. Its got nimble handling, great for whipping around tight technical singletrack. The avid SD3s are sweet brakes the have really good stopping power,and they look sweet. This bike is definately the best in the bang for your buck catagory. Oh yeah, and the Judy race fork is a beast, nice and plush even for me, a 125 pound schoolboy. Go buy this bike NOW! You can do practically anything on this bike!

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Favorite Trail:   Bluffs park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Great Lakes bike shop

Similar Products Used:   trek 6700, 6500, 4500, 9.8

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by s roberts from wilmington, de

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2001

Strengths:    Updated review. Great weight, very light and fast. Judy Race is tough and comfortable. Excellent paint job. Jones AC Tires and Satelite rims are very good. I think the traction is excellent. Great value.

Weaknesses:    Seat is a bit uncomfortable but I'm getting used to it. Shimano XT Deore rear deralieur need adjusting after a few rides. Jones AC tires ride a tad hard.

Bottom Line:   
Great value. This frame is tough! I ride three to four times per week and this thing can take a beating.

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Favorite Trail:   Fair Hill, MD

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Bike Line- Wilm

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Hardrock, Cannondale F500

Bike Setup:   Trek 2000 8000, Rock Shox Judy Race Fork, Shimano XT Deore, Bontrager tires and rims and pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve Folle a Weekend Warrior from Golden, Co

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2001

Strengths:    great frame, rolf rims are tough and look killer. super light weight.

Weaknesses:    bontranger tires suck in all conditions. could have better front shocks - judy shocks are limited in thier adjustability.

Bottom Line:   
a light, sweet bike in need of some minor changes.

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Favorite Trail:   redrocks trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Savage, Md.

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2001

Strengths:    Everything is AWESOME!! Except for the Jones tires. I replaced them with the Panaracer XC Fires. I found the Jones tires to give away in turns and they really suck in the mud.

Weaknesses:    Jones Tires. Pick up the Panaracer XC Fires, great tires.
My seat on my bike bent really eaisly, however, I liked the design and comfort.


Bottom Line:   
AWESOME bike!!

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Favorite Trail:   Avalon, Patapsco Stl. Park, Md.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1049.00

Purchased At:   College Park Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4500 Great bike for someone just getting started into biking.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by S Roberts a Cross Country Rider from Wilmington, DE

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2001

Strengths:    This bike rocks! The frame is awesome, light and durable. The Bontrager wheels and tires are excellent. Shimano XT Deore shifts very well after some minor rear derauiler adjustments. Nice Bontrager clipless pedals too! Rock Shox Judy Race front suspension is sweet.

Weaknesses:    The seat isn't quite as good as my Specialized but I'm getting used to it. It can bother your rump after about 20 miles or so.

Bottom Line:   
Great bile for a great price. I ride 4 times a week and this thing is taking a beating no problem. The paint job is sweet too! If you want a durable bike that can take a beating, Trek 8000 is perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   Fair Hill, MD

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Bike Line

Similar Products Used:   Hardrock Specialized, rock shox Judy XC

Bike Setup:   Shimano XT Deore, Bontrager wheels and tires, Bontrager clipless pedals.

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