Trek 820 Bike 1998 or Older

Trek 820 Bike 1998 or Older 

DESCRIPTION

trek 820

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 24, 2016]
Larry J
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

I bought my 820 new in 1998. I added a RockShox before I picked it up. It has been mostly indestructible. It is nice to ride. Yes, it is a little heavier than a CF frame, but you get what you pay for. I just rode it on the Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride for 27 miles. It was comfortable and performed well. I have taken the time to maintain it over the years so it still shifts properly, brakes correctly and is still balanced. If yours does not, have it serviced by a professional. It is worth it.

Weakness:

As others said, it is a steel frame and heavier than a CF frame.

This is a nearly indestructible bike that rides well.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 24, 2012]
jaxes88

Strength:

good durability, good handling, decent components, built to last, priced well, availability

Weakness:

weight (if you're used to lighter bikes)

I have a 1991 820 antelope and I love it. I use it for everything, mostly commuting with road slicks on it, but sometimes I put my knobbys on it and ride it on singletrack. It handles very predictably and precisely. As others have stated if you get an older model with rigid forks don't expect to be clearing massive jumps on it anytime soon but you will definitely like it. Mine has shimano 200gs components and they still work pretty good. Overall it's a great old bike that you can find on craigslist for pretty cheap (mine was $50 with brand new armadillo street slick tires on it), I would definitely recommend it!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 23, 2010]
Phil Jones
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Solid frame, ok geometry, rudimentary but functional Shimano drivetrain, tektro rim brake isn't too flexy, tires are good on pavement and hardpack. THE G.D PRICE! LIFETIME WARRANTY ON FRAME, 5 YEAR WARRANTY ON BONTRAGER PARTS... beat that Walmart.

Weakness:

Obviously it's heavy... it's steel, the Tires only half work offroad, The Suntour fork is pretty useless at anything other than absorbing potholes.

This is an inexpensive ride with inexpensive parts. Functionally it works fine, but having said that don't ever expect it to shift under load, it won't stop on a dime when you pull on the brakes, and you'll probably need to true the wheels often if you ride it in the trails much.
The Shifters, derailleur and cassette being matching Shimano really helps the cause...
THIS BIKES IS A MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN A DEPARTMENT STORE BIKE (despite the fact it's no featherweight).

Similar Products Used:

I'm a bike mechanic...

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 20, 2010]
bedge
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Sturdy,great all terrian tires. Ride it daily back and forth to work, smooth ride and rugged.

Weakness:

Nothing really, great bike for the price!

Holding up well in the heat and dust/sand! Keep it clean and lubed and you'll have no problems!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 13, 2010]
Ryhan307
Racer

Strength:

Good jumping bike, easy to menuever

Weakness:

dont have any yet

Very good bike for teens and young adults

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 08, 2010]
johnnyb9385
Weekend Warrior

Weakness:

the deraiuller!! I have had some serious headaches with this thing.

IF you want to actually take your bike off the asphalt, I would not suggest this bike.

Similar Products Used:

Scott Aspect 60

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Feb 22, 2010]
itisincredible
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

tough and solid. excellent commuter. takes a beating.

Weakness:

-front derailleur,
-yes, it is heavy, but nothing i can't deal with
-not much travel in the front shock.

a great bike for the price. almost every review i have read about this bike has remarked on the weight, but that's the price you pay for it's durability. it's a low maintenance bike that i will use for a long time.

Similar Products Used:

specialized hardrock.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 24, 2009]
cadence2003
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Quality construction. Rides very nice. Awesome beginner bike.

Weakness:

A little heavy. Shocks need more travel.

very nice bike for the price. nice beginners bike. perfect for weekend warriors that also ride on asphalt. This is our second one. I purchased the first one 2 years ago for my wife and i just bought myself one.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 19, 2009]
A person
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Very fast, durable, is an awesome bike, great on and off road

Weakness:

No shocks(mine is a 1987 model)

A very good bike I can't ask for anything more!!!

Similar Products Used:

Magna great divide mountaine bike, redline 360 bmx

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 14, 2009]
woodman
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Great bike, have had no major problems keeps on going and going. ride it every monday and thursday cant complain. jumps ok and handles alright.

Weakness:

heavy, and needs a better front shock.

if u want to get a mountain bike for a good price and that will last you the 820 is perfect. its durable strong and awesome. the best hardtail i bought for 300 dollars.

Similar Products Used:

jamis parker 1, gary fisher

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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