Trek Kaitai XC Hardtail

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $609.99

Product Description

If you’re looking for that one perfect go-anywhere bike, DS is it—equally adept on road or off.
  • Gold Series Aluminum frame
  • SR Suntour NEX, adjustable w/lockout, 63mm travel front suspension
  • Shimano Acera 8-speed drivetrain
  • Lockout suspension fork
  • Bontrager LT3 tires

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by hahaderekface a Cross Country Rider from Blacksburg, VA

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2011

Strengths:    Comfortable seat (with included suspension post), functional and easily accessible front shock lockout, gorgeous charcoal-blue and matching fork, practical setup for commuting and light trail riding.

Weaknesses:    Drive train (creaky, finicky shifting, needs frequent adjustments), brakes are an upgrade from rim brakes, but still only so-so, geometry doesn't fit very well (see below).

Bottom Line:   
Overall, I'd say the Kaitai is a good value. However, be careful when buying this if you are tall. I'm 6'2", and immediately the LBS said I'd need an XL frame. After riding this thing for a couple years it's safe to say I should have gone with a L (19.5). The top tube is just way too long for me. Other than that, I'd say it's a pretty decent bike for the price, but if it doesn't fit you well, just keep looking. There are plenty of good options in this price range.

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Favorite Trail:   Patapsco, Ellicott City, MD

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Stock

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