Trek 8500 XC Hardtail

  • ZR 9000 Alloy
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Front Suspension
  • Bontrager Race Disc

User Reviews (19)

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tazman   Cross Country Rider [Aug 05, 2011]
Strength:

Great Bike. Very Fast and light and superb Geometry.

Weakness:

Bontrager Flat Handle Bars should be Riser Bars instead.

Absolutely Awesome

Similar Products Used: Klein Attitude
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
adipermadi   Cross Country Rider [Feb 07, 2011]
Strength:

It's pretty Fast, awesome! i really love this frame

Weakness:

i dont see any weakness so far

i love this bike!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Philwilh   Racer [Apr 27, 2010]
Strength:

Very stiff and quick frame!

Weakness:

TREK frames could be slightly lighter, but it is the stiffnes and durability that counts the most:D

The 8500 frame is probably one of the best aluminum frames on the market today! I work in a bikeshop and have seen and tried alot of bikes, but this frame is something of its own;)

Similar Products Used: Ridley Scorpion
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Thiuda   Cross Country Rider [Dec 06, 2009]
Strength:

Fast, nimble and sexy. Tough, too, since I weigh 90kg and it's never given me any sort of trouble.

Weakness:

Bontrager seatpost and saddle lasted 6 months and then gave up the ghost.

This bike is stellar. I use this bike to commute and to have fun - all in all I put 200km a week on this bike. This bike has not given me any kind of trouble and looks and feels like it will give many more miles of pleasure.

Similar Products Used: Merida TFS 900 D
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
banshee555   Cross Country Rider [Sep 07, 2009]
Strength:

Light,fast and looks good.great spec.
Race ready.

Weakness:

Tyres and saddle

I just love this bike from the day i brought it.i had a scott scale 40 last year and this trek 8500 blows it away.

The bike is a real head turner.
I have just recently changed the tyres to mountain king 2.4 as i did not like the bontrager jones tyres,plus the bontrager saddle that came with the bike was not realy that comfy so changed for selle italia.
I would recommend this bike to anyone who likes to ride at weekends or for a more competitive trail rider.

Similar Products Used: Scott scale 40
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
chuyfcd   Weekend Warrior [Sep 04, 2009]
Strength:

Very stiff ride, climbs excellent even whith this 96kg gorilla on top. Easy to take steep drops and excellent at cornering.

Weakness:

none realy ...not a full suspension version available?

I ride it at least 3 times a week on 20 to 30 km trips each day and i can say it is extremely comfortable. Even when now I'm looking to change to a full suspension because of the obvious aches i'm gettin in my back after a 40km trip due to my weight, Im sure i would keep it for shorter trips Nothing to complain really. This is a review concerning only the frame as you can see it does not have the standard accesories.

Similar Products Used: Alubike Grizley
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
MONGE   Racer [Sep 03, 2009]
Strength:

I bought from a cousing a 2008 Trek 8500 frame w/ a 100mm Reba Race (2008) w/ remote lockout, LX hydraulic disk brakes, FSA seat tube, Matrix token stem, Titec Pluto flat handlebar, LX chainrings....

Great frame geometry, light weighted, nice paint job, it feels so confortable when going up, I noticed an incredible difference when climbing, with the 34 Sram cassette you can easily climb anything... is pretty stiff, and the alpha red aluminum gives me confidence it will hold anything...

This frame along with the Reba Race fork makes this bike a very sweet ride, this fork works amazingly good...

Weakness:

this is a custom made bicycle, no weaknesses about the frame

I'm not changing this frame anytime soon, I will probably die with it :)

Trek bikes may be somehow expensive and even more the top of the line frames and bikes but they well worth the money.

From now on I will go Trek all the way...

Similar Products Used: Optimis Traxer, this is a Costa Rican bicycle company... I'd be surprise if someone around here have seen one :)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
DiegoGTi   Cross Country Rider [Jun 03, 2009]
Strength:

Looks nice, extremely lightweight, fast, Stiff, nice geometry. very nice handling, I like that mine is a 2006 and all the weldings are polished, the silver color is awesome

Weakness:

Very weak frame painting, scratch easily

With that setup is very fast, responsive, comfortable ride, climbs fast. Good for descents, It is just the best race aluminum bike you can buy.

More than 1500 miles on-road and 700 off-road, Nothing to replace or repair, still like new, except some scratches. Very reliable

Similar Products Used: Gary Fisher HooKooEKoo
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
tiagom   Cross Country Rider [May 27, 2009]
Strength:

Light and climb really fast

Weakness:

easily stretchable frame paint, stock tires

Great race bike, climb steep and rough paths faster than anyone that I've ever tried. Race frame geometry, not good for riding slow or long flat ways or family Sunday rides. Good for riding fast! Stock tires worn fast and frame paint easily get scratched by small rocks hitting.

Similar Products Used: trek 4400, stumpjumper ht, Hardrock, Caldera
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
firedawg225   Cross Country Rider [Apr 02, 2009]
Strength:

Light weight (25.1 lbs),
love the shock,
smooth ride for a hardtail,
climbs like a dream,
XT all around!!,
tires are awesome,
fast i never get out of the middle chainring

Weakness:

Color(ok i like black but it's growing on me),
handle bar lenght could be alittle longer
front brake to big

This is a 2009 Trek 8500. My friend told me to get a hardtail. should have done this from the start. This bike rocks. It's fast, climbs great, front fork is great, and all around great XC race bike. Light weight for a alumium bike, 25.1 pounds, all the parts make up for the lightness. one thing that could be down sized for weight is the front brake. it's a 180mm. that just picky though. the brake works but if you want less weight that one thing you can change. all and all best buy i've made yet!!

Similar Products Used: HM moab (full suspension)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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