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Trek 8.5 DS

Trek 8.5 DS


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2015 Trek 8.5 DS

Trek's 8.5 DS is the one bike for all your cycling adventures from exploring paths and dirt roads, to getting to work and back the fun way. The DS's lightweight Trek Gold aluminum frame and the SunTour suspension fork ensure a smooth ride and nimble handling over even the most potholed roads and bumpiest paths. The full-size 700c aluminum wheels with multi-surface Bontrager tires roll over obstacles easy for a fast, stable ride. This do-it-all machine also boasts a 27-speed Shimano drivetrain for cruising up climbs, while the Bontrager saddle and bars ensure complete comfort no matter how long you ride. Plus, you'll always cruise with confidence knowing that hydraulic disc brakes are at the ready. Commute on it, ride it on the road, hit the bike paths, no matter where you go, you'll love your 8.5 DS!

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Gold aluminum
    Fork SR SunTour NRX, 63mm-travel w/remote lockout
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager
    Hubs Shimano RM35
    Tires Bontrager LT3 Expert, 700 x 38c
    Crankset FSA Dyna Drive
    Chainrings 48/36/26
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano Deore
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Elite, lock-on
    Stem Bontrager Blendr Elite
    Brake Levers Shimano
    Brakes Shimano M355 hydraulic-disc
    Pedals Platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Blue Ink / 17.5-inch 00768682831823 501832 85D14292489K
    Blue Ink / 19-inch 00768682831847 501834 85D13239825K
    Blue Ink / 21-inch 00768682831809 501835 85D13133980K
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 2 reviews)


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    • Attractive 
    • Comfortable 
    • Lightweight 


    • Comes in only one color 
    • No chainguard 

    Best Uses

    • Gravel road biking 
    • Rough road biking 

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    Great Bike for road and trail

    By TimW

    from DelMarVa

    About Me Casual/ Recreational


    • Attractive Design
    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable


    • No Chainguard
    • Comes In Only One Color

    Best Uses

    • Gravel Road Biking
    • Rough Road Biking


    I've begun biking longer hauls and on more hilly terrain that my comfort bike just can't do (mainly need more gears). I only a Trek, and really only looked at Treks. I selected a DS over an FX to handle unpaved surfaces. On reading reviews it was recommended to not get an 8.4, to chose one up or down instead. On looking at the 8.3 and 8.5 and speaking with the specialist at the store I also felt the 8.3 or 8.5 would be better. I choose the 8.5 as I was concerned that while the 8.3 is perfectly fine for me now, in a year or two I'd need the additional features of the 8.5. The biggest feature differences between the two are the addition of hydraulic brakes and a remote lockout for the front suspension for the 8.5. The other noticeable difference is the larger handlebar and grips which make the 8.5 more comfortable, and will be appreciated on long rides. I would've liked the 8.5 to still have a chain guard, but I can see where most buyers wouldn't want that. It also didn't hurt that the 8.3 and 8.5 have colors I like better than the 8.4. (Although, while the 8.5 is the perfect color for me, there aren't any other options.) Lastly I'll add that while I did a lot of research online, going to a store to see and ride the bikes is huge. Don't waste your time trying to narrow down to what you want before you go. Just get an idea of what models and brands you like and what feature you may want. Seeing and feeling the bikes in person can instantly change your mind.

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    Great bike

    By jon

    from san jose, ca

    About Me Intermediate


    Great bike very fast and comfortable ride

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