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Trek Skye SL - Women's

Trek Skye SL - Women's

2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (13 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2012 Trek Skye SL - Women's

Trek's Skye SL boasts Trek's lightweight, nimble-handling aluminum frame, a velvety-smooth, 80mm-travel suspension fork, a hill-conquering 27-speed Shimano drivetrain and confidence-inspiring Tektro brakes. Plus, this women's-specific rig sports a fine selection of Bontrager components, too, including a plush seat, a great wheelset and all-surface tires.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek WSD Alpha Gold Series aluminum
    Fork SR SunTour XCM, 80mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Camino
    Hubs Front: Formula; Shimano
    Tires Bontrager LT-3, 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
    Brakes Tektro aluminum linear-pull
    Pedals Wellgo platforms
    Saddle Bontrager SSR WSD
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Smooth Ride  (12)
    • Handles Well  (11)
    • Lightweight  (10)
    • Great Components  (9)
    • Versatile  (8)

    Cons

    • none 
    • Clunky shifting 

    Best Uses

    • Casual Trails  (11)
    • Single Track  (7)
    • Free Riding  (7)
    • Downhill  (6)
    • Cross Country  (5)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Love my new bike!!!

    By Beachtime

    from Alberta, Canada

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Great Components
    • Smooth Ride
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cross Country
      • Downhill
      • Free Riding
      • Casual Trails

      Comments:

      I use my Trek for mainly trail riding and pulling my son in a Chariot, love the ride and feel of this bike! Have owned much more expensive bikes in the past and this one had great value for money.

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      Originally posted on Trek's website

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Bike I've Ever Owned!

      By Nat

      from Soldotna, AK

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Lightweight
      • Great Components
      • Handles Well
      • Rugged
      • Smooth Ride
      • Womens Specific Seat

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Trails
        • Cross Country
        • Free Riding
        • Single Track
        • Downhill

        Comments:

        I use this bike for recreation and training. I have rode multiple types of single track as well as downhill, larger trails and technical single track and on the street. It has been a fantastic bike. It rides smooth, I feel really centered on it and in control at all times making it easy to maneuver through technical terrain. Its light weight also allows me to manipulate its position. The components on it are fantastic. I like the gears and how easy they are to utilize. The hydraulic brakes are easy to use and awesome! The geometry of the frame is perfect and it allows me to feel confident in any riding situation. The seat is the best one I've ever had on any bike that I've previously owned. My lady parts are not numb and unusable after a good ride. This has been the best bike I've ever owned by far! Im super stoked that my husband got it for me.

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        • No
        Originally posted on Trek's website

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it.

        By V

        from Indiana

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Handles Well
        • Smooth Ride
        • Great Components
        • Versatile
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Single Track
          • Casual Trails
          • Free Riding
          • Downhill

          Comments:

          Single track.

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          • No
          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I have the previous Model.

          By Billi

          from Australia.

          About Me

          Comments:

          The seat is surprisingly very comfy. It looks hard and skinny but it's perfect. I wouldn't take this on serious off road adventures as I don't think it would be the best bike but on average rocky and slightly rough tracks it's a very cunning bike. I love this bike and for the price it's getting away from the cheap models and into the next level. It came with French valves, I was new to that concept and found them a hindrance. I bought the valve connections and now they don't worry me to pump up my tires. It's still a wee bit heavy, not like a super heavy bike though.

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          Originally posted on Trek's website
           
          5.0

          Beautiful bike ever! Choose white!

          By andrew

          from Ukraine

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Smooth Ride
          • Great Components
          • Lightweight
          • Handles Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Trails
            • Free Riding
            • Cross Country
            • Single Track

            Comments:

            I bought this bike for my wife. And she is still happy riding it. It hase a very impressive design, with perl frame color mixed with ornaments and white color - see it for yourselves! Choose white color!

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            Originally posted on Trek's website
             
            5.0

            Good beginner Bike

            By D2

            from Havertown Pa

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Smooth Ride
            • Handles Well
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Cross Country
            • Single Track
            • Casual Trails

            Comments:

            This was a bike my wife picked out after trying a marin and specialized as my family got into mountain biking. We have done various rail trails and some easier singletrack. I explained to my wife the importance of a good bike and a good frame for enjoyable riding experience. At first she didnt believe me, but the best comment she gave on one of our first rides was the bike seemed to want to go over roots and rocks with little effort or trouble. All the signs of a good bike. Now this isnt a XC racing machine, but it is a great bike and the frame is solid. The parts can be replaced over time but the riding mechanics cannot. A good solid bike for what it is definity 5 stars.

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            • No
            Originally posted on Trek's website

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great bike!

            By Sadie22

            from Windsor Colorado

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Smooth Ride
            • Handles Well
            • Great Components
            • Versatile
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                I tried many bikes, including hybrids. This bike is versatile, you can go off road or in town. I like that the shocks can locked off. Great fit for woman's body. I had no back pain or soreness after first long ride. I had the bike store put a little smoother and narrower tire on it, than the one the manufacturer put on the bike, this made the road riding great!

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                • No
                Originally posted on Trek's website
                 
                4.0

                Very pleased

                By Carrie

                from Menomonee Falls

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Handles Well
                • Smooth Ride
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged

                Cons

                • Clunky shifting

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Casual Trails
                • Free Riding

                Comments:

                Haven't had a new bike since '97 so this was a real treat. The fit is excellent for women with superb comfort. Haven't done much riding yet, but can tell I'll be having better performance rides on the trails with the Skye SL.

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                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love at first sight

                By Flavia

                from Brasil

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Ride
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Trails

                  Comments:

                  I went to some stores just to take a look at a new bike... In fact, after trying at least 4 models of other brands, at the moment I tried this bike I decided to take it with me. It is great, and best of all, it is sooooo comfortable, fitting my body and not the contrary. I use it everyday since the day I bought it, riding along my neighborhood and at the park to burn some calories and let the stress behind.

                  • Gift:
                  • No
                  Originally posted on Trek's website

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I LOVE this bike.

                  By CycleGirl1210

                  from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Great Components
                  • Lightweight
                  • Handles Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Free Riding
                    • Single Track
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Downhill

                    Comments:

                    I thought I'd never find the perfect fit for me, but from the moment I got on, I was totally hooked. This is such a great ride, it has inspired me to reach even further. I actually can't wait to ride it everyday.

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