Trek 2001 6700 Hardtail Bike

4.54/5 (35 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike R a Weekend Warrior from Baltimore, MD USA

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2011

Strengths:    Has proved capable on practically everything when nearly everyone else is on something newer and with better suspension, double black diamond DH trails and the rocks at Moab made me think for the first time of FS.

Weaknesses:    Sometimes wish for a lower top tube for fast, long descents.

Bottom Line:   
I still love the rim brakes- cheap, light, quiet, easy to maintain. I don't mind the fork. I ride pretty much everything I want, and kept up with good riders on newer, FS bikes on burly trails in Moab and Crested Butte. I've had to sink money in every year for repairs, but there aren't many bikes you can buy for so little and get so much use out of. When I demoed Specialized and Kona's top of the line XC bikes last year, I felt that only at the $7000+ pricepoint of the Specialized was I looking at a serious improvement over what I had, and certainly not a 10x improvement, despite 10x the price. If you're looking at buying this bike used, if it's in great shape, you will get miles of competent XC riding at a steal.

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Favorite Trail:   Amasa Back?

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Other Trek hardtails, Kona Abra Cadabra (2011), Santa Cruz Blur, top of the line Stump Jumper with brain shocks front and rear (2011)

Bike Setup:   By now, have XT der. in front, XTR in rear, and a 2.3 tire in the front and 2.2 in the rear- had to replace a rim a long time ago, it has a Mavic XC rim on it now.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pontus a Weekend Warrior from Rochester, MI

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2010

Strengths:    Solid Frame. Decent components. Solid. Fast roller

Weaknesses:    Fork and pedals

Bottom Line:   
I have had this bike since 2002 (2001 Model) and it has been a great bike. I switched out the pedals immediately but everything else has been stock up until recently. Just put a new air fork on and this was a great upgrade! The original Judy C was really crap in comparison -climbing is now a lot easier and I am much more comfortable downhill. The numbness in my hands after riding is gone!!! This is still a great bike, and worthy of keeping with some more upgrades. Thinking about changing the derailleurs and brake handles, and maybe the crank. I also experienced a bent mid chainring up front and sliding seat post, but everything else is great. A keeper!

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Favorite Trail:   Stony Creek

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Rochester Bike Shop

Bike Setup:   Nashbar STD pedals, RockShox Recon Air Silver

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Keith Hallgren a Cross Country Rider from Edmonton, Alberta

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2007

Strengths:    The Alpha ZX frame

Weaknesses:    Stock RockShox
Deore rapid fire shifters... hate em.


Bottom Line:   
I purchased this bike with a grievously worn drivetrain but the bike was otherwise in excellent shape.

After replacing the drivetrain I rode this bike 2000 km over roads, trail, and singletrack and after a brief stint as a singlespeed and my winter bike she's now a much lighter bike with a 1 by 7 drive and a new Manitour Mars Elite front fork.

The Deore rapid fires were replaced with a Deore thumbie and I'm running Specialized Team series tires.

This bike kicks some serious ass on the trails and singletrack and since I paid so little for it my bang for the buck factor is high and I have to give the bike 5 flaming ones for delivering such solid performance over so many 1000's of km.

I'm still waiting for those Truvativ cranks and bb to buy the farm but they're still going strong.

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Favorite Trail:   The Ewok Forest

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Police Auction

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Present: 1 by 7 drive with Manitou Mars Elite susp, Truvativ Fire X cranks and bb, and Shimano V brakes. Stem, bars, and seatpost are are still stock Bontrager but will be getting replaced with lighter parts.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh a Cross Country Rider from Morgantown, WV

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2006

Strengths:    Everything. Great "entry-level" bike.

Weaknesses:    Rear derailure needs adjusting after every couple of hard rides. Rear cassette came loose after.... 2+ YEARS of aggressive riding. Stock pedals suck (never liked toe-clips) and Judy C fork is not so great.

Bottom Line:   
GREAT bike! After 4 years it's still my favorite hard-tail ride. I've had to upgrade a few things over the years, but it's held up extremely well to the beatings I give it.

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Favorite Trail:   Baker's Ridge

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $740.00

Purchased At:   Wamsley's Cycles <--- The GREATEST bike shop on earth

Bike Setup:   Trek 6700 with Shimano m540 pedals, Specialized Pro saddle (NICE)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jesse Brab a Weekend Warrior from FT Wood, MO, U.S.

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2005

Strengths:    All around good Bike.

Weaknesses:    Frame warranty,

Bottom Line:   
This bike was pretty good overall, it was my first good quality mountainbike from a good shop.

Trouble with it is, my bike was stored overnight in my garage and evidently there was water in the frame, which caused the right rear tube to burst. Thats $800 out the window, Trek refuses to do anything at all for me. says its a maintenance issue.

If you have one of these make sure you store it in a heated garage or try to empty the water out of the frame everynight. Because Trek will not cover it. I was surprised because I thought this frame was guaranteed for life. Not Cool

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Favorite Trail:   BLORA

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   LBS TX

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4900, 8000

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Montes a Weekend Warrior from Roseville, CA

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2003

Strengths:    Avid disc brakes, Bontrager components, Trek quality

Weaknesses:    Judy C fork- flexes alot when braking hard and is just plain cheap

Bottom Line:   
Overall this is great bike for the average XC hardtail rider. Decent components for the $, the exception being the Judy fork. I have ridden the bike for over a year and the only problem I have had is the springs in the fork broke, and those were replaced under warranty. I would definitely recommend this bike to anyone looking for a sweet ride that will last. Five Flamin Chilis all around!
If your looking for a good LBS in the Sacramento area go to Bicycles Plus in Folsom.

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Favorite Trail:   Downieville

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $899.00

Purchased At:   City Bicycle Works- This Shop Sucks!! Don't Go There!!

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4500

Bike Setup:   Stock with Avid discs, upgraded brake levers to Avid SD-5's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick a Cross Country Rider from New York

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2002

Strengths:    Light frame, excellent geometry, good components, lots of room for upgradability... and that matte black finish.. no stickers.. mmmm

Weaknesses:    Tires are a bit passive, just ordered a Panaracer Fire XP pro for the rear, pedals needed to go (toeclips and SPDs be damned, i need big fat platform peds!), judy c seems a bit soupy, though i need to learn to adjust it more or try other forks to see if i should change.

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike, it replaced my low end 850 (also a rock solid bike). I am always amazed at its fit to my size (i got a 16" bike and i am about 6 ft!), i can manipulate it underneath me like an extension. Lots of fun in general urban use (its a "sport utility vehicle", part commuting, part singletrack, part stupid bike trick fun), great fun on singletracks (i am visiting my sister in Reno Nevada, having a ball on Peavine mt!). The downhiller pedals are so much more versatile than spds or oldfashioned toeclippiethingies, i can use them with work boots in the winter, sneakers in the summer, and can hop higher than most of my SPD laden friends (of course thats just cause i got technique :) ... If the bike fits your size and you like the way it feels, get it!

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere on Peavine Mt - Reno Nevada

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Park Ave Bikes - Rochester

Similar Products Used:   850, Rockhopper

Bike Setup:   only Sun Ringle Zu Zu peddles for added control no matter what shoes i wear (no barefoot tho! ouch!), a big old long generic seatpost to make it commuting worthy, and a rear Panaracer Fire XP pro to stop the slipping when climbing desert trails, maybe i will save for a nice pair of hydraulic discs, and a firmer front fork.. one can always dream

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by derrick bilodeau a Cross Country Rider from shoreham vermont usa

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2002

Strengths:    very tough.lands smooth and nothing has broken off my 5 foot jump.

Weaknesses:    pedals. chain ring. tires suck on loose gravel.

Bottom Line:   
durable bike.

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Favorite Trail:   my back yard course

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   used from a freind

Similar Products Used:   all sorts of bikes

Bike Setup:   all most everything bontrager.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Weekend Warrior from Yokota AB Japan

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2002

Strengths:    Nice frame welds, strong but not too harsh of a ride. Came with XT deraillers, they work pretty good. Stong rims.

Weaknesses:    Promax brakes, cheap stock pedals, for conditions in Japan, the Bontrager Jones AC tires suck.

Bottom Line:   
Great overall bike, I got it used and was only twice.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Similar Products Used:   GT timberline FS; GT Aggresor; Specialized Hardrock.

Bike Setup:   Titec big al stem; Avid brakes; Panaracer XC pro tires; Wellgo platform pedals; Shimano Skewer up front to replace stock steel one.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by agg` a Cross Country Rider from Singapore

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2002

Strengths:    Strong frame. Rims are great although spoke count is low.
Everything takes the abuse. Colour is nice. Even nicer after removing some stickers.


Weaknesses:    Seatpost too short. Rear hub came loose often. Saddle sucks big time. Pedals gave up after 2 and a half week of riding.
Stock chain got rusty easily. Bottom bracket crushed after 4 months. Judy C fork sucks big time. The pre-load adjuster failed me after 3 weeks. Didn't adjust it much but can't be turned now. basically the fork is busted. Paintwork chipped easily. Headset got rusty after 5 months.


Bottom Line:   
The overall is great, the bike took all the abuse that i gave it. Wheels were only re-trued after 2 and a half months of riding and crashing the bike. The middle chain ring got bent for no reasons. the bike is maintainence low. except for the rear hub that i need to service after every couple of months. If you want a good bike which can last, get this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   any nice trails beside bukit timah ?!!

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   Treknology

Similar Products Used:   Muddyfox, GT.

Bike Setup:   Had both derailleurs replaced to XTR, a flat handle bar suits me better. XT V-brakes and bottom bracket. SRAM rocket grip shift, Avid Ti brake levers, Body Geometry saddle, thomson elite seatpost, Azonic Shorty stem, Specialized tires, XT cogset and new Bontrager Race crankset. Got rid of most stickers and self re-printed some new stickers which look way better.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kaspar Pflugshaupt a Cross Country Rider from Zurich, Switzerland

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2002

Strengths:    UPDATE TO PREVIOUS REVIEW: Still working great after one year of use, but a few things broke (see below)

Weaknesses:    1. The Deore front derailleur developed into a constant annoyance. Had to be adjusted every other week. Had it exchanged for an LX one - that works as it ought.
2. The Judy C fork really didn't cut it. It developed so much play when braking (and felt so spongy) that I went for a Marzocchi Z 2 when I got a good offer. This is a new world!


Bottom Line:   
A bike that holds up very well, feels reliable and just works without much maintenance. Looks even better since I removed most stickers (really all black now). The Z 2 fork is a dream...

I'm considering switching to Magura HS-33 rim brakes to lower maintenance even further.

All in all, 4 flaming thingies due to a substandard fork. The derailleur probably was just used up.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   As bought, except for the fork (Z2), the front derailleur (LX), the brakes (XT levers/Avid V-Brakes) and the tyres (Continental Vertical Pro)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from Singapore

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2001

Strengths:    Tough frame and rims. No re-truing of wheels after 3 months of bashings and crashings with the bike. Weight is not really that bad and the matt black colour scheme is cool !!!

Weaknesses:    That Judy C fork sucks big time !!! Pre-load adjuster failed after 2 weeks of riding. Bontrager seat's too hard and very uncomfy on long rides (Even short rides). Pedals gave up after a week of riding (aboout 70 km a day)... Seat post is too short. Paint work quality real sucks !! Single layer and no clear coating... X-P. Grips keep coming off the bar and needa to re-glue it twice. the stock tires are great, handles everything even gripping on loose mud...
Bontrager hub came loose after a month and a half of riding...


Bottom Line:   
This bike's great. Handles everything from road riding to gnarly trails. I think I paid just too much for this kinda quality and components i get.

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Favorite Trail:   errmmm, any trails...

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Treknology 3 (Holland Village)

Similar Products Used:   Naahh... This bike's good...

Bike Setup:   Stock except for XT shifters and brakes, Body Geometry saddle, panaracer tires and DX pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chuck Quinn a Weekend Warrior from Trappe, PA.

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2001

Strengths:    Lightweight, quick and very nimble...like riding on rails. Climbing should not be this easy. Silver/Glacier Blue paint scheme looks cool too.

Weaknesses:    None that I can see for the $$$$$$$

Bottom Line:   
This bikes rocks! Try and find a better bike for the money and you will just be wasting your time.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Bikeworks - Harleysville, PA.

Similar Products Used:   Trek Police Bikes...No contest! The 6700 blows them away!!!

Bike Setup:   I have only changed the saddle. However, I plan on purchsing some less aggresive tires for road travel.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Colin Storm a Cross Country Rider from Challenge, California, U.S.

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2001

Strengths:    The climbing ability is rediculous. My friends automatically step aside when we approach a climb. After shaving a half inch off each side of the handlebars it turns on a dime.

Weaknesses:    The fork seems to be fairly loose, but given the climbing performance I don't think this is that big of deal.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great performer for the price. It would be hard to do better if you're on lush, smooth singletrack. My main problem has been a bending middle chainring. I have to bend it back after every ride. I'll admit that I am soon trading my 6700 in for a dual suspension, but that is only because I have come to love trails that a hardtail isn't really built for. If I was going to stick with the 6700 I would replace the tires with a set that hooked up better on the loose stuff that is so easy to find in northern California. My moment of honesty; I thought my superior climbing was mostly me, but reading the other reviews on the 6700 really burst my bubble. :) This bike makes climbing fun, especially when you have a group of friends to pass on the way up. It is also fairly responsive on the descent, but I would suggest cutting the handlebars down a little to increase manueverability, for the uphill and downhill. The change when I did this was unbelievable.

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Favorite Trail:   Downieville

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $820.00

Purchased At:   Bike Line (PA)

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Tassajara

Bike Setup:   Stock except for the addition of clipless pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Rome NY U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2001

Strengths:    frame has some serious ba**s. superstock wheelset is light and fast(even though i am running a set of dolomite discs now). excellent overall value!!!!

Weaknesses:    grips tend to fail alot(replaced and reglued 7 times since i bought the bike). no quick release on seatpost. fork is quite flimsy under hard braking w/ or w/out discs(i have lots of fun watching it bend about 14 degrees when braking and i only weigh 160, marzocchi z.2's would be a good replacement before you buy the bike and put miles on it.

Bottom Line:   
this is a great bike for a cross country rider who has a limited budget but still wants a great bike. don't pay attention to the name "competition" that trek has given it. its also good for people who want a "pro" class bike. i have ridden through 3' of mud and thrown it in rivers and watched it drift downstream(no joke) and it hasen't given me a problem yet. the only setback is the fork. its high maintanance and its extermely flimsy(will be replaced by marzocchi z.1 MCR). the anotomy of the bike is excellent and climbs like a rocket. nice handlebars too. this bike gets nine flamin' chilis thanx to the sucky fork. oh yeah, this is also a great bike to upgrade and modifywith because it has disc brake mounts and stuff like that. great effort was put into it too!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $849.00

Purchased At:   Dick Sonny's Cycling & Fitness

Bike Setup:   selle italia FLX saddle, dolomite disc wheelset w/ hayes HMX-1 brakes(great brake for the money!!!!!).

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