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Trek Skye SL Disc - Women's

Trek Skye SL Disc - Women's

2012

Product Rating
 
4.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
 

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2012 Trek Skye SL Disc - Women's

Trek's Skye SL Disc is perfect for women mountain bikers and also great for cruising around town, commuting and running errands. Its Trek Gold aluminum frame feels light enough to float and handles like a dream for nimble, fun rides and total control off road and on. Plus, this sweet machine boasts a 100mm-travel suspension fork for comfort and absorbing bumps, an easy-pedaling 24-speed Shimano drivetrain, a plush women's seat and super-versatile tires on solid wheels. And, for awesome braking power everywhere you ride, you've got Tektro disc brakes as well.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek WSD Alpha Gold aluminum
    Fork SR SunTour XCM, 100mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-850
    Hubs Front: Formula DC20; Rear: Shimano M475 Disc
    Tires Bontrager LT3, 26 x 2.0
    Crankset Shimano Acera
    Chainrings 44/32/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34
    Shifters Shimano Acera
    Handlebars Bontrager Riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager SSR
    Stem Bontrager SSR
    Brake Levers Tektro adjustable-reach
    Brakes Tektro Women's Draco disc, 6-inch rotors
    Pedals Wellgo aluminum platform
    Saddle Bontrager SSR WSD
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.0 stars

    (based on 5 reviews)

    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Smooth Ride  (4)
    • Handles Well  (3)
    • Versatile  (3)
    • Rugged  (2)
    • Great Components 

    Cons

    • Tires 
    • Components 
    • Hard to Configure 
    • Heavy 

    Best Uses

    • Casual Trails  (3)
    • Cross Country  (3)
    • Free Riding 

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Pleasant to Ride

    By Elizabeth

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Smooth Ride
    • Handles Well
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Tires

    Best Uses

    • Cross Country
    • Casual Trails

    Comments:

    I got this bike as a graduation gift, and I love it! Although I occasionally use it for short rides on the road, I usually use it for recreational use in state parks. I've found that it handles very well both off-road and on-road. When I'm on the road or on paved trails, I can barely feel the gears shift. Off-road, I can feel the shift, but only a little. Even on the trails, the gear shifting is fluid and effortless as long as I keep the chain lubricated. The hydraulic brakes are great! The mechanisms are very smooth, and they make it much easier to stay in control going downhill. They were definitely worth the extra money since I use the bike for off-road riding. I love the way this bike handles; it's just pleasant to ride. Another reviewer mentioned that the bike is heavy, but I don't find it to be an issue for me at all. My main issue is that the tires don't provide optimal traction in some conditions. On really rough trails, they have a tendency to slide a little when I brake. This may have to do with the fact that I'm off-balance, but it does slow me down. However, as it is, these tires don't slow me down too much on the road, so it's a good thing for now since I'm using it for that purpose. Another issue is the fork, which isn't of the best quality possible considering the price I paid for the bike. I'll probably end up replacing it eventually, but it serves its purpose for now. Despite these details, I'm very satisfied with my purchase. It's a comfortable bike; I can ride all day without getting my butt getting sore the next day, which is one thing I've never experienced before. It's a great recreational bicycle, and I'm sure it's one I'll have for quite awhile.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Overall very good, brakes poor.

    By Tom

    from Colorado

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Smooth Ride
    • Rugged
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Hard to Configure
    • Components

    Best Uses

    • Cross Country
    • Casual Trails

    Comments:

    Bike does get heavy use, but the brakes fade fast. They need bleeding that is difficult, and bleed kits are nearly impossible to come by. It's a shame Trek did not stick with the Shimano that the mens 4 series have. It would have been worth an added expense for the consumer.

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    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Way too heavy

    By Father of teenage daughter

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Rugged
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      I have bought this bike for my teenage daughter. As with all teenagers, form/color is more important than actual features and she LOVES her bike. That's good! Unfortunately, the Skye frame is so heavy that it is debilitating and limiting it's use. It's about 2x as heavy as my 29er 19" frame MTN bike, no kidding. It is going to be tough or impossible for her to move this bike up any incline. I expect this heavy frames at your local discounter's $100 bike, not on a $600+ Trek. On the positive side, the bike does ride and shift very smooth, there is something satisfying about riding it. The front fork is OKish, could be better too at this price-point. Due to weight, I predict that I will have to buy her another, lighter bike soon. I feel let down by Trek.

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      4.0

      i luv the color. eeeeppppppp!!!!!

      By Bod

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments:

            The price is super reasonable. I also enjoy just the look of it, because of the color (eeepppppp!!!). The speed is fantastic. It is just missing a little something... maybe a matching bell? I am not sure, just brainstorming. Ok, well thanks. C U!!!(not really) from, nobody

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Newbie

            from Raliegh, NC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Smooth Ride
            • Great Components
            • Handles Well
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cross Country
              • Casual Trails
              • Free Riding

              Comments:

              First mountain bike in a long time and I love it... I'm a newbie to riding and wanted a bike I could learn and grow into without having to transistion to a new bike in a year. This is my first trek bike and I love it. Before I thought all bikes were created equal, but I was wrong. Originally I was looking at the 820, but the adjustable shock on the front and disc breaks pushed me over to the skye and I don't regret it.

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