Trek Bruiser 1 Freeride Hardtail

  • Frame: Alpha Aluminum
  • Front Suspension: InSync Edge, 120mm
  • Wheels: Alloy disc hubs; WTB Dual Duty rims
  • Crankset: SR 42/34/24
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera

User Reviews (54)

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ethan   [Aug 22, 2013]
Strength:

Frame, handle bars, stem, pedals

Weakness:

Rims, tires, bottom bracket, spindle, shifter, cranks,

Don't buy it unless you want to put some work into it, here's a parts list for everything you will need to buy after purchasing those bike to make it a decent bike. Button shifters, lock on grips, bottom bracket/spindle, cranks, rims, tires, and forks. Its not worth the buy if you intend on jumping or doing park riding, but it's a good bike to get around places with

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
MTB PRo   Downhiller [Mar 19, 2013]
Strength:

frame, nice big wheels, forks are thick enough, pretty light and easy to control in the air, tensioners help keep chain on, brakes are awsome

Weakness:

The first thing you will need to do if you are going to jump this bike you need to change to a button shifter or else you will shift every time you jump, its not a must have but it might help if your going to go offroad that you change to suspended forks but the stiff ones do just fine it just get a little more bumpy going to change thoes out soon

awsome bike especially for the price

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
MidgetSaw   Racer [Apr 29, 2012]
Strength:

forget the bike.. its all about the frame. not the lightest @1.9kg but its not for xc :) .. it has a long top tube and feels ace with a high front end. the paint is nice and thick unlike specialized. and it rips round corners awesomely

Weakness:

the cable mountings are not that great and would be better if it didnt have v brake boss's but hey its old..

a do anything bike

Sick.

73mm bb
S post @ 29.2

Similar Products Used: specialized rock hopper 2004
specialized stump jumper m2 1996
specailized hard rock pro 2003
scott yz3 ??
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
ridefreeordie7   Racer [Feb 08, 2012]
Strength:

amazing frame, Ive had it set up for 4x, dirt jumping, and now its my xc bike

Weakness:

weak stock component list but thats what you get for a 400 dollar bike

This frame has been amazing the entire time ive owned it. it didnt come with the greatest component list stock, but thats what you get for 200 bucks. But after i put about 800 into it and got it to where i wanted it its been great. Its been everything from a 4x bike to a dirt jumper, and now is my xc bike. hands down the best frame i own. And if you complain about certain parts on it than ya thats what you get for the price. Frames awesome period...... put some good components on it and you'll have this bike for life

Similar Products Used: trek diesel
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Geoffrey   Downhiller [Jul 10, 2010]
Strength:

Forks, handlebars, crank

Weakness:

Derailleur, derailleur hanger, brakes, rims

Don't buy it unless you want to buy a lot of parts for it. I put White Brothers X-c3 shocks on it and the work great! I also converted mine to a single speed with a 32 tooth cog in the front and a 16 in the back. new brake levers, petals (Crank Brothers Eggbeater C Mountain Pedals), Tioga Blue Dragon tires(soon to be White Tigers), got custom spokes and a carbon fiber T.H.E. fender. i=I think it was worth the money!

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
dylan chester   Downhiller [Sep 03, 2007]
Strength:

frame but thats all i can say because its the only thing stock on mine

Weakness:

back disc some times rubs

this bike is ****ing awsome i highly recomend buying one but DONT!!! leave it stock what ever you do i recomed doing what i did to a bruiser and use it for downhill

Similar Products Used: GT chucker(GAY!!!) norco wolverine
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
da shizit   [Aug 24, 2007]
Strength:

-good frame
-strong rims
-beefy tires
-apearance

Weakness:

-forks SUCK
-crank bends easy
-grips wear down fast
-forks
-forks

A pretty good bike for beginners, can withstand a fair amount of jumps and drops. Forks like to crap out alot and crank cant withstand much force.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Cj Smith   Downhiller [Aug 15, 2007]
Strength:

Strong frame, Good tires, Very strong stem and bars, Fairly good rims, and many other little things.

Weakness:

Fork, and Deraileurs.

It's a good bike. Low price. With a few new parts it can be an amazing bike. I still ride mine after over 3 years and still love it.

Similar Products Used: Gary Fisher Opie, GT Chucker 2.0, Giant STP 2, Rocky Mountain Flow, Fuji Panic, etc.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Taylor   [Jul 24, 2007]
Strength:

Strong frame ,bontrager big earl tires, good at climbing and jumping, very stable bike

Weakness:

Weak crank always strips out, stiff spinner edge fork, pretty heavy, v-brake, cheap shifters

Pretty good bike, strong, great for jumping.

Similar Products Used: ironhorse warrior sc, haro v4, jamis dakar xc comp, Kona shred, intense uzzi
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Taylor   [Jul 24, 2007]
Strength:

Strong frame ,bontrager big earl tires, good at climbing and jumping, very stable bike

Weakness:

Weak crank always strips out, stiff spinner edge fork, pretty heavy, v-brake, cheap shifters

Pretty good bike, strong, great for jumping.

Similar Products Used: ironhorse warrior sc, haro v4, jamis dakar xc comp, Kona shred, intense uzzi
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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