Trek 2000 8000-SLR Hardtail Bike

User Reviews (17)

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Rafael Curquejo   [Sep 07, 2003]
Strength:

Super light, easy to climb up hills

Weakness:

Spokes broke off during ride, but was fixed under warranty....

Great bike for South Florida conditions were you don't really need a back shock. I recommend this bike to anyone serious about Mt. Biking, former BMX'ers who are in there 30's or 40's....

Don't buy it if you are not planning to hit the trails. (unless you catch a good deal on one second hand one)....

Rides very smooth and comfortable

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4
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4
miguel   Cross Country Rider [Feb 13, 2007]
Strength:

lights weight, durable

Weakness:

original pedals I

this bike rocks I still ride it till this day. the frame is super strong and is still considered a top end frame. I am a big guy and this bike can take a beating. it is super light even with some of the weaker stock components. I definately recommend picking one up. two thumbs up

Similar Products Used: trek 4500,
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4
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4
John Andrew   Cross Country Rider [Aug 22, 2002]
Strength:

Light Weight Frame and Plush front shock--Climbs extremely well--a nimble handler in tight single track with rocks and roots.

Weakness:

Basically None. A minor isssue was that the front shock initially squeaked but that was fixed by popping out XXX seals and filling with 5wt fork oil as decribed at angryasian.com. Fork has not squeaked since.

Great bike! This is hands down the best bike that I have ever owned. Since upgrading to this bike I climb easier and also seem to have more control on the downhill descents. The frame is rigid and light and the front shock soaks up the bumpy roots, rocks and ruts with ease. Also, the transmission shifting is crisp and clean--comfortable spacing betweem gears with 27 speeds.

I changed the stock bars to riser bars because I have short arms and the race geometry of the frame has a long top-tube. I like this longer top tube but the bars were just a tad too low. With the riser bars though my position is perfect.

The Rolf Wheelset was actually very good although I was sceptical at first. I found the bearings to offer very low rolling resistance, they were light, and stayed true (180 lb rider). I changed the wheelset only so that I could add disc brakes. The Avid V-brakes were excellent but when wet the power decreased slightly. All the guys I ride with have Hayes hydraulic brakes and eventaully I have in and upgraded. I love the hydraulic brakes as they modulate well and are extremly powerful. My only complaint was that they squealed during the first 60-100 miles of the break in period.



Similar Products Used: Schwinn Moab, Trek 4500, Trek 4900
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5
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5
dave   Racer [Feb 25, 2004]
Strength:

great bike for price good overall componets

Weakness:

pedals that came on it suck

I have raced the 8000 for three seasons now and plan on getting at least two more out of it. It climbs like crazy and handles great in the tight stuff out here in the midwest. With the original componets it was a tad on the heavy side but that was the fault of cheap bontreger parts not the frame. Great bike for the price

Similar Products Used: stumpjumper, trek 4900, klein attitude
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5
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5
Nicholas Olsson   Cross Country Rider [Aug 02, 2001]
Strength:

Everything; Frame, wheels, gear setup...
(I have had no tubble with the pedals what so ever!, My opinion is that they're great)

Looks! :)

Weakness:

It depends on how high your demands are...buy here are some weaknesses that is suitable if you gonna use it for everyday-training as a cross country bike:

The Bontrager Jones tires have great grip, but they weigh a bit to much...
I hade a little trouble with the up-rigt position, so I changed the stem to a Profile, witch is longer and has less angle, BUT is much heavier (180g vs 260g :( )
The Rock Shox Judy is really heavy-duty - too heavy.
The total weight of the bike is a little bit to high.

Tip!:
Change the tires and saddle to lighter ones and the bike will loose alot of weight without you loosing alot of money.

Don't worry about the brakes because they are not Shimano, the work exellent.
Potent bike at a good price. A bike who fits everyone from a weekend warrior to a compettitor.
With the competition-style frame you can keep the bike for a long while and just upgrade it, and it will still be a compettitive cross country bike.

You won't be disapionted, when you feel the stiffness and precision of the bike.
Have fun!

Similar Products Used: Trek Y3
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5
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5
Benjamin   Weekend Warrior [May 26, 2000]
Strength:

Light weight. Good buy for it's price. The RochShox Judy is great.

I wanted to buy the TREK 7000, but with an extra $200 I got myself this bike with TREK's lightest Aluminium frame. I love this bike. This bike climbs very fast and the Judy works great on all kinds of terrain. Some advise, tune the Judy to 100mm.

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5
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5
Kenny Adams   Cross Country Rider [Nov 19, 2000]
Strength:

Climbs like a mountain goat, light for a stock bike, brakes stop like disc if you dial 'em really good, inspires confidence in all skill level riders.

Weakness:

I can't say I cared mmuch for the RE-1's that came with the bike, that's why I have the ATAC's now. I snapped the factory handlebars, but that was my fault for confusing the SLR with a dirt jumping BMX.

Great bike! I know everything about bikes is basically a matter of opinion, but if you want a bike that feels rock solid regardless of how hard you ride it or what you ride it on....here's your winner. I plan to replace a few things, but it's just for weight reasons. Yes, I am a gram gremlin. I'm replacing the fork with a SID Race for a loss of 1.3lbs, and replacing the wheels with Rolf Propels for a loss of about 1.2lbs. Anyway, the bike stock weighs somewhere around 26lbs +/- a pound. If you don't mind it, stock will work fine. If you have any questions feel free to write. Now go ride! FIVE Flamin' Terds!

Similar Products Used: Trek 6000, Specialized A1
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5
VALUE
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5
Tate Hobdy   Weekend Warrior [Nov 13, 2000]
Strength:

Frame is very stong. 2001 model offers Rolf Satelite wheels they seem to be stong and light, nice combination. Almost race ready at a great price.

Weakness:

Pedals should be a little nicer maybe ATAC, and it should have come with bar ends

All in all a great bike at a great price. Very strong and it comes with a great setup. Climbs like a champ and hauls ass on the trails. A great deal!

Similar Products Used: Trek Y-3
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5
VALUE
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5
Steve   [Nov 03, 2000]
Strength:

Light, agile and supple. I absolutely love this thing! I know it's from a mass producer, but I think Trek got it right when they designed the 8000 SLR.

Weakness:

Minor issue with the Bonty Jones tires in mud.

I know I got a smokin' deal on this bike at $750. I was prepared to spend up to a K, but since I had some kayshe left over, I bought the suspension seatpost. If you're not set on FS, I would look hard at this ride.

Similar Products Used: Schwinn Mesa GS
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
Grant   Cross Country Rider [Oct 03, 2000]
Strength:

This bike is light. The upgrade from the 7000 to 8000 is worth the extra cash. The frame on the 8000 is stronger, lighter and a better ride. Out of the box this bike rides like a dream. I was nervous about the Rolf Wheels but am now a fan after putting them through some rock gardens. Don't listen to the others who complain about the Bontrager pedals, if you adjust them they work great.

Weakness:

None

Buy this bike. When shopping for a bike I set a limit at the Klein APC. After riding a few bikes in a comparable range I settled on the 8000 and have been thrilled ever since.

Similar Products Used: Trek 7000
Klein Attitude Pulse Comp
A few Kona's
Schwinn Homegrown
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RATING
5
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5
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