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Trek Jack 1 Freeride Hardtail

4.38/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $490.00

Product Description

  • Alpha Aluminum
  • Front Suspension
  • Alloy disc hubs
  • Bontrager Camino alloy rims
  • Shimano Acera

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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cobs a Downhiller from leavenworth,wa

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2011

Strengths:    this bike has very good suspention and it holds up well.

Weaknesses:    the seat is kinof uncofterble

Bottom Line:   
this bike is a very good bike reccomend it to anyone who likes dirt jumping.

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Favorite Trail:   frued canyon

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TrekJack13 a Weekend Warrior from Ontario

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2009

Strengths:    This Bike is great, I love the frame, Light tough, and durable.
The Paint is great, and it barely chips.
I like the bars, and the stem is allright too.
Extremely Customizable.

Weaknesses:    I hate the crank, the left crank arm became stripped so I replaced it with a Shimano XT (which people say slips, however I have no issues with it.)
I also don't like the wheels or forks.
My wheels are warped and I am Getting new ones
The forks, are garbage, and I believe anything from RST is. THe preload is no longer adjustable, and the seals leak. (looking for used DJ3's if you got 'em.)

Bottom Line:   
This bike is great for customizing, however I'd advise you not to rely on the stock parts, cranks are terrible, aswell as the forks. It's light, durable, and it looks sexy. I bought mine used, and plan on keeping it for a very long time. I definitely reccomend it for anyone who has the money to invest.

(Looking for used DJ3's) :)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   From a friend.

Similar Products Used:   Giant Brass

Bike Setup:   Trek Jack 1
Avid BB7 (front)
Avid BB5 (rear)
Axion bars
Shimano XT crank
Acera Derailleur
CrankBros Pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Barnes123 a Downhiller from Lincolnshire

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2008

Strengths:    Strong frame, wants to be ridden fast, good at cornering

Weaknesses:    gears get jammed and scrape the frame when muddy, needs to be constantly cleaned

Bottom Line:   
a very good bike which is capable so long as it is looked after.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Evans Cycles

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   all that came with the bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bikerprorules123 a Downhiller from brockville ontario canada

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2008

Strengths:    great frame, strong bike

Weaknesses:    need bigger tires and better forks

Bottom Line:   
i have totaled a gary fisher, a ccm from canadein tire, and more bikes until i got this trek it is industrucable can take the jumping and it just fun to ride.

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Favorite Trail:   black and decker (sci)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   cranks bike shope

Similar Products Used:   first trek i have had

Bike Setup:   jumping

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Bond a Weekend Warrior from Junction City Ks Usa

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2008

Strengths:    sweet frame!

Weaknesses:    components

Bottom Line:   
Great frame... it feels good... I have had to replace nearly all of the components. the fork has been slowly bending over time. I had to replace the wheels pretty soon after getting the bike, and i put a bash guard and a single front ring on it.
I love the frame though... and i did buy the jack 1 (the 2 or 3 have better components)

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Favorite Trail:   my friends pump track

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   pro bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by toby mallender a Downhiller from derbyshire

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2007

Strengths:    everything its gret:p

Weaknesses:    nothing evrythings great

Bottom Line:   
it an great bike worth the money if i was u id get it a great allover bike:)

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Favorite Trail:   lownsly

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   evan cycles

Similar Products Used:   trek bruiser

Bike Setup:   normal wht i got with it

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob Letourneau a Weekend Warrior from Montreal

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2006

Strengths:    Maga bomb good suspention, good v-brakes and very nice frame

Bottom Line:   
good bike buy it

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Favorite Trail:   Trek Jack 1

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   JH Lamontagne sport

Similar Products Used:   Giant stp 2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jorden from Lethbidge

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2006

Strengths:    ok I got this bike 2 months ago...Its fork lasted 2 months and still work fine unlike the bruiser 1 ....The forks are not the best soo if you are takin big jumps you should get Dj's comp or pro.great balance for manualing.mine didn't come with disc but I am going to upgrade them to discs after I get the new fork

Weaknesses:    Fork but it isn't bad.No discs.Tires seem smaller than other dirt jumpers You should buy Dirt Jam comp or pro (DJs)

Bottom Line:   
Good frame,needs discs,and you should get getter forks if you are taking big jump that you have to flatland.I think you should have the sag a little more than 25%-30& I think 35-40$ unless you are taking big jsumps that will make them bottom out.It manuals very very good better than the bruiser 1. It seems to turn while you wheelie so be careful...only sometimes thou'
Very good bike but it was kinda expesive for what you get but its a very good bike.Get this bike!Unless you are rich and getting a Trek jack 3

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $570.00

Purchased At:   Burt & Macs

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