Trek 6700 2002 Hardtail

4.49/5 (35 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from South Africa

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2007

Strengths:    Strong, Sterdy

Weaknesses:    No much changed most parts before they could give me a problem

Bottom Line:   
Good bike to start with and to move along with... as you up grade it still works well... Next bike: Trek Elite 9.8 OCLV 110 Carbon Frame and SRAM X.0 group set!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Internet

Similar Products Used:   Merida matts 700D, Scott Reflex 10

Bike Setup:   Trek 6700: Stelle Italia C2 saddle, Shimano M540 Pedals, Bontrager; Race lite carbon post, Race lite os carbon flat bar, Race lite os stem, race x lite carbot botle holder, Avid jucy carbon hydraulic disc brakes, Tora 318 fork, Sram x-9 group set. Rims DT Swiss, Tyres Maxxis Crossmark kevlar.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sean Parsons a Cross Country Rider from London

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2006

Strengths:    Light, nimble and takes a beating

Weaknesses:    Limited clearance for tyres, 2.1 max

Bottom Line:   
This is an off the shelf race bike. A few tweaks here and there take it from good to great. This bike accelerates fast and the frame, although light, feels sturdy. The Rock Shox Judy C fork fitted on my matt black 2000 model is easily servicable. So far I've resisted changing the fork because this one does the job. Serviced and replaced with thicker oil help the fast rebound issue. But i'm thinking of a Marzocchi Marathon XC. I'd happily throw money at this bike because if I decided on another frame (Orange P7 maybe)I can just strip all the quality parts off it.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Bermuda

Bike Setup:   Upgrades include full XT II cranks and deraleures. New wheels Hope XC hubs with 717 rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by R J a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix, AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2005

Strengths:    Good Looks. Great welds. Light frame. Solid, no problems or loose bolts ever. Great price.

Weaknesses:    Could use better forks and tires.

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike. It has held up well in all kinds of riding conditions. This bike is very strudy. The front end could be just a little bit lighter. Have never had a single problem with it!

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Favorite Trail:   South Mountain

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Southwest Bicycles

Bike Setup:   Trek 6700; Specialized Cross Country EX tires; Adjustable stem; Seatpost shock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andy from Milwaukee

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2003

Strengths:    Light, nice fork

Weaknesses:    Gear's.

Bottom Line:   
I think it's a great bike to start racing. I'm happy with the overall aspects of the ride. It's great for those who might be looking for recreation or beginning riding. I don't think I would sell it. Fun for riding around city if not using in racing circuit.

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Favorite Trail:   Baird Creek

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $750.00

Similar Products Used:   Trek 6000


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ro man from Edmonton

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2003

Strengths:    Light, strong frame. RS Duke shock, pretty good at absorbing bumps with great stiffness and resulting control, far superior to the Pilot on the '03 model.

Weaknesses:    Stock components result in a pretty heavy bike for a hardtail. Some upgrades needed for more serious riders looking for extra performance.

Bottom Line:   
Anyone wanting a good weekend recreational ride bike would probably be well served. Anyone wanting more performance would be advised to look at the 8000 - about the only things I'd change on that bike would be the crank and the wheels to Mavic 618's. I'm almost there with my 6700 but it's costing me a lot more than if I'd gone with the 8000 to start. 5 value chilis because of the sweet frame and Duke shock (remember this is for the '02 model only) at this price. 4 overall because some of the components are rec bike only.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   united cycle

Similar Products Used:   Road bikes, 4900.

Bike Setup:   Upgraded crank to LX Hollowtech (needed new bb of course), LX shifters, XT front derailleur, LX cassette in back to improve shifting (shoulda' gone XT as the LX is heavier than the stock SRAM 7 even though the LX shifts better). Recently replaced rear AC Jones tire with Panaracer Fire XC - jaw dropping improvement in climb performance in loose and hard pack - haven't tried them in the wet yet.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gil Lopez a Racer from Juarez, Mexico

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2003

Strengths:    Light frame, good introduction level components.

Weaknesses:    Brake Levers, they just don’t cut it.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent for the beginner rider and advanced rider, provided that you do some upgrades. Don't think twice, when thinking of getting this bike, you get your moneys worth.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   The Bicycle Company

Bike Setup:   Shimano M540 ATB Wheelset, SID Team Rock Shox,Full XT components (Crank, Bottom Bracket, Front and Rear derailleur, Cassette, Shifters and Brake Levers), EASTON EC70 Carbon Monkey Riser Bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by timothias a Cross Country Rider from usa

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2003

Strengths:    duke shock, mostly shimano deore components, avid brake levers, and a bontrager crank. rides good, reliable, strong.

Weaknesses:    bontrager seatpost bought it, the seat isn't real good either, the sram cassette that's in use is not a very reliable choice.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike, lots of bang for the buck, the 2003 6700 is not as nicely equiped as the 2002 is.

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Favorite Trail:   the moon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Kens Bike Shop www.kensbikeshop.com

Bike Setup:   stock, with the exception of a thomson seatpost, better grips (ODI) and the cassette is a deore now.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from Charlotte, NC

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2003

Strengths:    Great, light frame and decent wheelset for the price. Clipless pedals are a must on a bike at this price, and it included them.

Weaknesses:    Seatpost is a piece of junk. Bontrager components are okay, if a bit heavy.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good bike that I got on sale late in season. Only way to go in my opinion. I will be doing a good bit of upgrading though. Bars and seat were first. Seatpost is next. May go with a new brake system too, as Shimano Deore pads wear really fast. May go with Avid or some mech. disc setup. Good bike, worth the money.

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Favorite Trail:   Munny Sokol, Tuscaloosa, AL

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $755.00

Purchased At:   The Bicycle Shoppe

Similar Products Used:   Kona Blast, Diamondback Topanga, GT Tequesta, Schwinn Moab 2, etc.

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Selle San marco seat and Easton EA 70 bars. Also, ditched the reflectors :)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave Munson a Cross Country Rider from Athens, OH

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2003

Strengths:    Frame is nice and stiff. I'm very pleased with the fork, too - a few eyars agao this fork would have cost the better part of what I paid for the bike. Some people complain about the saddle being a brick, and while I'll admit it's a bit hard, it doesn't strike me as being nearly so bad as what others seem to imply. The whole setup seems very light and responsive. The geometry on this bike fit me a little better than a couple of the Gary Fisher's I test-rode, too (though the GF bikes are certainly nice as well).

Weaknesses:    Some of the Bontrager components are a little iffy, but again probably not as bad as a lot of people seem to think. The seatpost and chainrings are probably the weakest components on the bike. The pedals are fairly cheap, but they get the job done nicely. Overall, you're getting a pretty good drivetrain for the price. They had to save on costs somewhere to be able to sell for this price, so I'm not too bothered by the Bontrager stuff overall.

Bottom Line:   
One helluva good deal. With a few strategic component upgrades, you can shave a few pounds off this bike and have a raceworthy machine for not a whole heck of a lot. Sure, it has its weaknesses, but given the price I'm not about to start complaining. I do recommend that if you get this bike you swap out the chainrings, seatpost, saddle, stem, and possibly pedals for a little better components, but even if you don't, this bike is solid and rides well.

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Favorite Trail:   The one I'm on

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Custom tri bike (road), Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, a few others I can't put a name to at the moment.

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Profile bar ends, new seatpost, and new chainrings.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike a Cross Country Rider from ny

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2002

Strengths:    great frame, decent shifting, great handling, good value, duke rules.

Weaknesses:    crank, pedals.

Bottom Line:   
great value, with a little upgrading it can become a much more race oriented bike, the stock stem and seat were a little too heavy and steep for my liking, bont. superstock wheelset worked great, but i put a flatspot in the rear on a 4.5 foot drop, still use it as my clunker wheelset. bike handles very well on most anything, i love the duke, nothing beats air. unfortunetly the 2003 model is a little toned down, probally better off going for the 8000 now... over all i love the bike it climbs like a goat, and feels really stable at any speed.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   village bikes

Similar Products Used:   raliegh m400

Bike Setup:   xt rear der, time pedals, oury grips, selle saddle, irc methos slicks, rolf satelite wheelset, syncros stem, easton ct2 carbon bars. xtr brakeset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Downhiller from Brookings, South Dakota

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2002

Strengths:    everything rocks, i have pounded the crap out of this bike and nothing has happened, great looking, very light, shifts great, fun to ride, and regaurdless of other post the tires rock very soft and catch on tight corners for maximum control, great in snow and mud!

Weaknesses:    The seat post will not stop going down i bet i adjust the post after every ride

Bottom Line:   
buy this bike! I am sold on trek after buying this bike. If your a bike riding fool then this is the bike for you great for every aspect even road rides. Great hardtail bike, brakes will stop you on a dime! I have riden many bike and this is the best buy so far and i got an unbelieveable deal on it!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $495.00

Purchased At:   sioux river cycle


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob from winnipeg, manitoba, canada

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2002

Strengths:    Great frame. Very light. Duke c fork is responsive and easy to tune. Looks awesome.

Weaknesses:    So far the only complaints I have are some of the bontrager components. The middle chain ring on the crank is already bent....I am swapping it with a race face prodigy tomorrow. The seat was horrible. The day I bought the bike I had an Italia seat put on, and the seat post slips a bit. To remedy this I scored the bottom of the post......seems to have worked.

Bottom Line:   
When I went to look for a bike, I was looking for someting entry level. I was an inch away from walking out the door with a 4900, but then i though what if i really liked the sport. then i would be either upgrading the snot out of it or selling it. The 6700 is perfect for what i will ever intend on doing in the sport, with minimal upgrads.......love the bike and love riding it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   olympia cycle and ski

Similar Products Used:   A Norco spitfire b.m.x. back in '87. Im 25 and a newbie. So far Im frickin lovin it!

Bike Setup:   Stock, with race face crank (tomorrow) and some new shimano m959 pedals (man are these hard to get used to!!!)and italia saddle.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by robert simpson a Weekend Warrior from Tidewater, VA

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2002

Strengths:    Price, Frame

Weaknesses:    SEATPOST is defective

Bottom Line:   
Overall, an excellent value for the price I paid. I tried them all, but there was no beating this price. On every single ride, the seat clap slips on vigorous bumps, no matter how I tighten it up. I will be changing it today out of sheer frustration. Many other reviewers say the same thing: why doesn't TREK fix this?

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Favorite Trail:   York River

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $680.00

Purchased At:   HDK Bikes

Similar Products Used:   TREK 8000

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Cross Country Rider from Aurora, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2002

Strengths:    Shocks are great, Bike is cool looking and overall comfortable and fund to ride.

Weaknesses:    BONTRAGER SEAT POST IS HORRIBLE. I have to adjust it at least once a week. Also, I am not very fond of the Stock tires. They don't hold up very well.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike. I love how it handles. I mostly use it to ride to work (36 miles roundtrip), however I have had it in the mountains too. I have had nothing but good luck with it. After changing the tires and seatpost, I can't imagine any other complaints.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Treads

Similar Products Used:   First MTB. Looked at Cannondale (very quickly). I have a Trek Road Bike also, so I didn't really look around. I like to stay with Trek

Bike Setup:   Standard setup. Plan on changing TIRES and SEATPOST!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Aaron R a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2002

Strengths:    Nice, quality, handmade frame.
The mostly deore drivetrain mated with the LX rear deralleur, and bontrager crank (which is most likely made by truvativ) works very well, though I wish they had gone all the way for a full LX drivetrain.
RockShox Duke C appears to be a sturdy, fucntional, fork and you can't beat the feel of air.
Though I prefer to stay away from in house stuff such as bontrager and coda etc, it seems as though bontrager has done a relitively good job of choosing companies for it to stick it's name on. The crank is very nice, the wheels are sturdy and the hubs are smooth.

and much less importantly, it just looks cool.



Weaknesses:    The hard compound in the shimano brake pads may be sturdy, and still works, but I can get much more performance out of the soft compound (salmon coloured) kool stops.

As well the bontrager tires have got to go.


Bottom Line:   
This is a very capable, comfortable, and fun ride, and you have one of the best companies in the bicycle industry to back you up if you run into any problems. You do however of course, pay for this quality and service.

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Favorite Trail:   Seaton Valley

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Similar Products Used:   Fat City, Wicked
Trek 820
Gary Fisher Tassajara
Trek 930
Specialized Stump Jumper.


Bike Setup:   Stock except for Panaracer Smoke rear tire.

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