Trek Jack 2 Freeride Hardtail

  • Alpha Aluminum
  • Front Suspension
  • Alloy disc hubs
  • Femco double wall rims
  • Shimano Alivio

User Reviews (23)

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cobosthehobos   Downhiller [Jun 11, 2011]
Strength:

it has great suspention it holds up pretty well when i freeride on it.

Weakness:

the seat is uncomfortable

its a very good bike and if you are light on freeride its good bike but if your big drops and jumps like me than you want somthing else overall good bike.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
dushanf   Cross Country Rider [May 20, 2009]
Strength:

Overall sturdy build quality.
Front fork and handlebar assembly is excellent, improving handling.

Weakness:

Front disk is too large and vibrates as a result. Replacement required for defect. Also rear tyre can rub on frame on impacts. Such is because theres limited movement allowance between frame and tyre.

Great value.
Great for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
Gets you through any trail. Its simplicity and reliability make it, in some ways better than specialist bikes, which have more parts to malfunction.

Similar Products Used: N/A
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
roll@poetic.com   Downhiller [Jun 21, 2008]
Strength:

Design

Weakness:

Materials

loved the bike, learned to shred and kill it, then hit a double and broke the frame clean through and my right forearm

Similar Products Used: hardtail freeride bikes
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Nathan M   [Sep 12, 2007]
Strength:

Bulky Frame, Pig Headset

Weakness:

Crank is rubbish, snapped the bottom bracket on my first ride! Wheels are too skinny for what the bike is made for, weak derailier, forks are too soft, weak handle bars

If you have $1200 (£600) to spend on a bike, get a previous year but brand new kona stuff, they are much better value for money, altogether this bike has cost me over £750 ($1500) and you could buy a brand new kona/specialized/DMR for that price!!
But something must be right with it if Cam McCaul rides one!

Similar Products Used: Kona Stuff, Kona Shred, Specialized P2
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
1
Thomas Stephens   Downhiller [Sep 06, 2007]
Strength:

Solid ride, easy to handle. Double wall rims from the start that I have yet to bend...in other words land properly there yoohoos, feels like a bigger BMX

Weakness:

rear derailler, can't stay seated in one gear, it hops areound the rear cassette, Alivio = poo, replaced with a Hone. Saggy front shock, no problem though, go fastrer on your drops and land on a downslope instead of flat ground...that should help out with the impact. besides, faster is more fun

800+ dollars, not bad. going from a top of the line DH you will notice the component difference in performance, but then again I did not spend 3 grand on the bike either. Pretty good choice for an all around attack vehicle. You can do just enough on the bike confidently enough to cause decent injury, but not so advanced in one area that it leaves other riding styles out. The only reason for the 3 peppers is replacing the parts as they go away. If you have more money and want to get serious, buy a no sh^t hardcore bike, if yuo can't afford the high dollar rich boy toy, get this one, get a feel for the components and go with it. Just remember, you will never be completely satisfied with a stock-box bike.

Similar Products Used: Mongoose Exile (killed it), Kona stinky (killed it), Cannondale Jekyl, killed that one too.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
LJ Pip   [Aug 20, 2007]
Strength:

brakes are sweet! although i took the front brake off! love the frame!

Weakness:

derailers sucked. took them off made it single speed! i never changed gears anyways! rims could be stronger, can't seem to get my back rim true anymore!

this bike made me a better rider! it was a good value, rides awesome. if you got the few extra bucks might as well get the jack 3!

Similar Products Used: specailized p1
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Zebb LaRue   [Aug 20, 2007]
Strength:

everything but forks and rims are a bit poopie

Weakness:

rims no bash guard froks suck huge floping wale dick getting dj3s

ok now the first thing to do wen you get this bike is upgrade the forks ok good. now in my other review it was a joke. i had nothing to do so i wrote a gay review but this is my good review

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Costan Toumazos   [Jul 15, 2007]
Strength:

awesome frame very light for what it is cranks great and wheelset good wholel bike is really good

Weakness:

Crap Rear Deraileur and crappy forks

great bike for any1 wanting to get into dj or street riding i love it except for the forks worth every single cent definately buy this bike

Similar Products Used: norco kompressor really bad cause i ahte 24 inch bikes
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Maximilian   Downhiller [Feb 13, 2007]
Strength:

Frame, definitely! (What a sweet job Cam did!) It's bulky and though pretty light for what chunks of alu Trek used. Thank God it doesn't have a integrated headset! Cool ISCG! Nice & classy components (stem, post, cranks, grips) and good specs for the price (brakes, wheels, pedals). Not elegant, but functional brake & shifer levers.

Weakness:

Not so cool as Kona's marketed to wannabees looking at NWD, though... The downside is that you get less image, more product, considering that is a downside! It's shorter than expected, and the catalog doesn't let you know the Jack 3 is longer than the 2 & the 1. The stock fork pretty much sucks, but then again, what do you expect from a Manitou, particularly in this price range? The tires are treacherous; they look like "mountain" tires, but are, in fact, dirt tires. No grip on the trail, but nice and light on the trailS (dirtjumping, that is...). The saddle is a matter of taste and the handlebar is plain stupid! (Throw a Hussefelt or a Big Earl on and there you go!) Instead of Alivio & 11-34, Sora & 11-23 woulld be way better... No chainguide.

Trek did a hell of good job; so good that I couldn't initially believe it! (Trek isn't a "cool" "freeride" company, now is it?) I believe these bikes deserve much more attention from the public, I'm actually feeling sorry for Trek because of this... They lack image. They changed NOTHING for 2007 either, which is pretty weird. Maybe they still have a big stock of them from '06, or I don't know... Anyhow, I am getting a brandnew Jack 3 frame and I can't wait for it to arrive! (Oh, I'm also sure the Gary Fisher dirt hardtails must be pretty good, but boy are they ugly!) Anyhow, go buy PRODUCT, not IMAGE and quit watching Disorder; it messes with your brain and it ain't even that good... Ride more dirt, less internet! Peace out!

P.S.: Only stupid people break frames... Ssshhh!

Similar Products Used: Santa Cruz Chameleon (stolen, sniff!),Nicolai BMXTB, Haro DSR, most Konas (the Cowan is okay...), first GT Ruckus, Mongoose NX 7.7 (light & sweet), Mongoose Fireball, Specialized P3, Author A-Gang AM & PM, RAM URBN, RAM 4X, all our "local" Polar-X's, all crappy UMF Meridas (burn 'em!), etc.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
TANNER   Weekend Warrior [Feb 04, 2007]
Strength:

FRAME CRANKS PEDALS WHEELS BRAKES GRIPS SEAT POST SEAT HANDAL BARS ALL THAT STUFF

Weakness:

BEARINGS IN THE FRONT WHEEL

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Similar Products Used: DGFHJWGMJ
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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