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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User Reviews

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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V brake compatible front fork options for 18yr old Gary Fisher Kaitai

Hello all! First post. I'm getting back into biking now that the kids are capable of riding on their own and need some advice for a replacement front fork to bring my old bike up to speed. A little background: My bike is a Gary Fisher Kai tai that is about 18 years old. Right after I got it, ... Read More »

Opinions on Kaitai?

What is everyone's opinion on the Kaitai? I ride some trails and some street occasionally, was wondering how the Kaitai is on the trails? The forks look like they suck, anything else i would need to change? This is the bike i am looking at, i believe it's a 2010 [url=http://chicago.craigslist ... Read More »

Kaitai frame build into a nice 29er tough as 4300?

I need to make a new bike mine was stolen,I built a 4300 up into a 29er and it worked great for what I do.The 4300 has a real tough frame how does a Kaitai compare and how good of a 29er will they make if built right. I am 6 foot 4 and 310 so I have to build a custom so frame strength is alot. Than ... Read More »

Trek Kaitai vs Trek 4300 for comfort 22.5 ?

I built a Trek 4300 because I liked the frame and had 1500 in it but it was stolen so know I have to build another bike.I loved the 4300 when I was done with it because the frame geometry fit me so does a Kaitai compare for ride comfort,I do 80% rode and have to build the bike up because I ... Read More »

Kaitai same as D8.3

I'm doing more and more homework and I came across this video and read the first comment below it. So is the 8.3 the better way to go in terms of value and what you're getting, in regards to what that quote below says about the KaiTai? At least I'm narrowing things down a bit. lol [url]http://w ... Read More »

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