Trek Jack 2 Freeride Hardtail

4/5 (23 Reviews)
MSRP : $880.00


Product Description

  • Alpha Aluminum
  • Front Suspension
  • Alloy disc hubs
  • Femco double wall rims
  • Shimano Alivio


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cobosthehobos a Downhiller from tacoma

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2011

Strengths:    it has great suspention it holds up pretty well when i freeride on it.

Weaknesses:    the seat is uncomfortable

Bottom Line:   
its a very good bike and if you are light on freeride its good bike but if your big drops and jumps like me than you want somthing else overall good bike.

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Favorite Trail:   devils gulch

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $430.00

Purchased At:   second wind

Bike Setup:   shimano brakes maxxes wheels

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dushanf a Cross Country Rider from Dubai, UAE

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2009

Strengths:    Overall sturdy build quality.
Front fork and handlebar assembly is excellent, improving handling.


Weaknesses:    Front disk is too large and vibrates as a result. Replacement required for defect. Also rear tyre can rub on frame on impacts. Such is because theres limited movement allowance between frame and tyre.

Bottom Line:   
Great value.
Great for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
Gets you through any trail. Its simplicity and reliability make it, in some ways better than specialist bikes, which have more parts to malfunction.

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Favorite Trail:   All Hatta Rock Trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   Sun and Sand Sports

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   STOCK

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by roll@poetic.com a Downhiller from Marquette, mi, usa

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2008

Strengths:    Design

Weaknesses:    Materials

Bottom Line:   
loved the bike, learned to shred and kill it, then hit a double and broke the frame clean through and my right forearm

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Favorite Trail:   bertha

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Similar Products Used:   hardtail freeride bikes

Bike Setup:   dirtjumper fork, sweet tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt Jenkins a Weekend Warrior from riverview,new brunswick,canada

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2007

Strengths:    frame,all bontrager parts are descent

Weaknesses:    gear shifters,fork, grips

Bottom Line:   
it's a good strting bike but you pay to much for four letters if you know what I mean...TREK....the name is what you pay for

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Favorite Trail:   cenntennial bike zone

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   mikes bike shop

Similar Products Used:   gary fisher mullet....is alot cheaper and probably better

Bike Setup:   bontrager shifters,fow shocks maybe new grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from Sydney

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2007

Strengths:    The frame, bontrager parts arnt bad but there are better, same with the wheels. Strength in general.

Weaknesses:    the fork! the derailluer and the triple chainrings=no bashring. Saddle weighs a tonne.

Bottom Line:   
good bike once you upgrade it. I ride dh and jumps and it can handle them all. The warrenty on the frame is most likely why it costs so much for its specs.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock except for funn bars and stem, dirt jumper 2 forks, chainguide and sdg saddle.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Nathan M from Manchester, UK

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2007

Strengths:    Bulky Frame, Pig Headset

Weaknesses:    Crank is rubbish, snapped the bottom bracket on my first ride! Wheels are too skinny for what the bike is made for, weak derailier, forks are too soft, weak handle bars

Bottom Line:   
If you have $1200 (£600) to spend on a bike, get a previous year but brand new kona stuff, they are much better value for money, altogether this bike has cost me over £750 ($1500) and you could buy a brand new kona/specialized/DMR for that price!!
But something must be right with it if Cam McCaul rides one!

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Favorite Trail:   Delamere Forest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Fosters (when stock cost $500)

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stuff, Kona Shred, Specialized P2

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Sports, Magura Louise front and back brakes, Halo Tornado front and rear wheels, made the front single chainring with a DMR Speedguide, Truvative Hussefelt Cranks, The Rest (If any is left!) Is Stock!!!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Thomas Stephens a Downhiller from Oceanside, Ca USA

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2007

Strengths:    Solid ride, easy to handle. Double wall rims from the start that I have yet to bend...in other words land properly there yoohoos, feels like a bigger BMX

Weaknesses:    rear derailler, can't stay seated in one gear, it hops areound the rear cassette, Alivio = poo, replaced with a Hone. Saggy front shock, no problem though, go fastrer on your drops and land on a downslope instead of flat ground...that should help out with the impact. besides, faster is more fun

Bottom Line:   
800+ dollars, not bad. going from a top of the line DH you will notice the component difference in performance, but then again I did not spend 3 grand on the bike either. Pretty good choice for an all around attack vehicle. You can do just enough on the bike confidently enough to cause decent injury, but not so advanced in one area that it leaves other riding styles out. The only reason for the 3 peppers is replacing the parts as they go away. If you have more money and want to get serious, buy a no sh^t hardcore bike, if yuo can't afford the high dollar rich boy toy, get this one, get a feel for the components and go with it. Just remember, you will never be completely satisfied with a stock-box bike.

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Favorite Trail:   anything I find

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $890.00

Purchased At:   Trek superstore I think

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose Exile (killed it), Kona stinky (killed it), Cannondale Jekyl, killed that one too.

Bike Setup:   new derailler and hanger, nothing else.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Zebb LaRue from sudbury

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2007

Strengths:    everything but forks and rims are a bit poopie

Weaknesses:    rims no bash guard froks suck huge floping wale dick getting dj3s

Bottom Line:   
ok now the first thing to do wen you get this bike is upgrade the forks ok good. now in my other review it was a joke. i had nothing to do so i wrote a gay review but this is my good review

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Favorite Trail:   esso trail/ onaping djs

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1020.00

Purchased At:   outside store

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by LJ Pip from phillipsburg, NJ, USA

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2007

Strengths:    brakes are sweet! although i took the front brake off! love the frame!

Weaknesses:    derailers sucked. took them off made it single speed! i never changed gears anyways! rims could be stronger, can't seem to get my back rim true anymore!

Bottom Line:   
this bike made me a better rider! it was a good value, rides awesome. if you got the few extra bucks might as well get the jack 3!

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Favorite Trail:   ride street and skate park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   genecis bikes

Similar Products Used:   specailized p1

Bike Setup:   single speed, riden back disc brake only... its like a big BMX bike, with shocks too!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Costan Toumazos from Sydney

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2007

Strengths:    awesome frame very light for what it is cranks great and wheelset good wholel bike is really good

Weaknesses:    Crap Rear Deraileur and crappy forks

Bottom Line:   
great bike for any1 wanting to get into dj or street riding i love it except for the forks worth every single cent definately buy this bike

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Favorite Trail:   RED HILL

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Renegade Cycles

Similar Products Used:   norco kompressor really bad cause i ahte 24 inch bikes

Bike Setup:   xtr cause i broke alivio rear deraileur after a small stack sic camo bars and buying rockshox forks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BOMBER from PHILLY PA

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2007

Strengths:    LIGHT FRAME, GEOMETRY IS EASY TO HANDLE, LOW STAND OVER HEIGHT, GREAT FOR JUMPING, LIFETIME FRAME WARRENTY. TIRES GREAT FOR HARDPACK, DECENT XC FORK, IT HAS A XC FORK BECAUSE IT'S A 100 MILLIMETER TRAVEL XC FORK AND CAN HANDLE 5 FOOT DROPS AND THEN SOME BUT NOT MUCH MORE.
HAYES MX 2 BRAKES SAVED ME A FEW TRIPS TO EMERGENCY ROOM!!!


Weaknesses:    COULD USE SOME UPGRADES: SKEWERS ARE FLIMSY, RIMS JUST OKAY, TIRES SUCK FOR SOFT DIRT AND STREET, ALIVIO DERAILUER IS WHAT IT IS, AND IT AINT MADE FOR JUMPING, TRIPLE CHAIN RING JUST DUMB, NEEDS CHAIN TENSIONER AND BASH GAURD, HUBS KINDA FLIMSY UPGRADE FORK TO DJ FORKAS WELL AS HUBS AND SKEWERS

Bottom Line:   
HEAVILY UNDER RATED, NEEDS UPGRADES COSTING AROUND WHAT THE BIKE SELLS FOR @ MSRP TO MAKE IT SAFE FOR FREERIDE, BUT THE BEST BIKE I HAVE EVER OWNED FOR DJ AND A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN. IT'S EXACTLY WHAT I EXPECTED AND THEN SOME.

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Favorite Trail:   CITY RIDE'N

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Similar Products Used:   KONA COWEN,AZONIC STEELHEAD AKA "POOP"

Bike Setup:   STOCK SO FAR

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andrew a Downhiller from Adelaide Australia

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2007

Strengths:    frame, warrenty on frame

Weaknesses:    dosent come with a bashguard or chainguide and bontrager is plain gay. Should at least come with raceface or truvatic crank.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for first time downhillers. Fork is really bad and im looking at putting a 888 on it. For what you pay youd be better of buying a norco or something.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Nate Lulek a Weekend Warrior from N.Clarendon, Vt, USA

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2007

Strengths:    None thats why I just bought a new FR frame from Sette. The bike is OK, but TREK F!@#$%*' sucks!!! I will never buy another bike from them. Give it 10 yrs and they will be selling them at KMart!

Weaknesses:    The fork blew out first ride of the season!

Bottom Line:   
Trek's customer service sucks and I will never buy from them again. It is a pretty common problem with the big name bike builders so it seems! I will stick with small company bikes. They at least still make their bikes in the U.S.!

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Favorite Trail:   Knotch Rd. Fire trails

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Green Mountain Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Switched over from BMX

Bike Setup:   Jack frame, stock drivetrain, wheels, tires, and brakes; Sette bars, grips, and Headlock; Hussefelt stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tyson Jopson a Racer from South Africa

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2007

Strengths:    Frame looks seriously beefy, no problems yet. Breaks rock, need constant adjustment though. Crank is good, woulnd't consider replacing it with an aftermarket.

Weaknesses:    Flimsy derailleur, have had to take it apart twice already after a mediocre bail. Front Forks feel like they're gonna pop, not enough manual adjustment on the compression, come on dudes, give me some stiff, feels like i'm gonna go right through the ground on a drop.

Bottom Line:   
Great Bike so far, awesome balance, just sort out the little things guys.

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Favorite Trail:   Haha, no good trails here yet

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Cyclelab South Africa

Similar Products Used:   Scott YZ-2, Crap, Crank broke, Brakes broke, Derailleur smashed, thank god it got stolen . . .

Bike Setup:   15" frame, all standard as yet, looking for new suspensions before i blow these ones up. WHy on earth doesn't it come with a Bash Ring??? Trek know who is buying their bikes and its not 4yr old's riding around garden gnomes on the front lawn . . . Come on, I've already nuked my front sprocket cos of this.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Nate Lulek a Weekend Warrior from N. Clarendon, VT

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2007

Strengths:    The frame and all the Bontrager components.

Weaknesses:    The Manitou Slate fork. It is a pieces of S#%*!!! I took a 4ft drop and I blew the F@#$%^ apart. The first time out. If you look on the fork it says for XC use only. Why in hell Trek put it on a DJ/Freeride bike is beyond my scope of knowledge. I am upgrading to a beefier fork soon. Manitou didn't want to touch it and Trek could care less about the situation. I will never buy another Trek again.

Bottom Line:   
I will never buy another Trek unless for some reason they pull their heads out of their asses. Customer Service Sucks Big C!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Knotch Rd. Fire trails

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Green Mountain Cyclery

Bike Setup:   Sette bars and grips, Hussefelt stem, Nixon Super Plus SPV Evolve fork, Bontrager crank and seat post, Shimano drivetrain

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