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Trek Skye SL - Women's

Trek Skye SL - Women's

2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (10 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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    Pros

    • Smooth Ride  (9)
    • Handles Well  (8)
    • Lightweight  (8)
    • Great Components  (6)
    • Versatile  (5)

    Cons

    • Clunky shifting 
    • none 

    Best Uses

    • Casual Trails  (8)
    • Single Track  (5)
    • Free Riding  (4)
    • Cross Country  (3)
    • Downhill  (3)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I have the previous Model.

    By Billi

    from Australia.

    About Me

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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.

          • Gift:
          • No
          Originally posted on Trek's website
           
          5.0

          Beautiful bike ever! Choose white!

          By andrew

          from Ukraine

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            • Gift:
            • No
            Originally posted on Trek's website
             
            5.0

            Good beginner Bike

            By D2

            from Havertown Pa

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Rugged
            • Rugged
            • Rugged
            • Rugged
            • Rugged
            • Rugged
            • Rugged
            • Rugged
            • Rugged
            • Rugged
            • Rugged
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • none
            • none
            • none
            • none
            • none
            • none
            • none
            • none
            • none
            • none
            • none
            • none

            Best Uses

            • Cross Country
            • Cross Country
            • Cross Country
            • Cross Country
            • Cross Country
            • Cross Country
            • Cross Country
            • Cross Country
            • Cross Country
            • Cross Country
            • Cross Country
            • Cross Country
            • Single Track
            • Single Track
            • Single Track
            • Single Track
            • Single Track
            • Single Track
            • Single Track
            • Single Track
            • Single Track
            • Single Track
            • Single Track
            • Single Track
            • Casual Trails
            • Casual Trails
            • Casual Trails
            • Casual Trails
            • Casual Trails
            • Casual Trails
            • Casual Trails
            • Casual Trails
            • Casual Trails
            • Casual Trails
            • Casual Trails
            • 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.

            • Gift:
            • 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
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Smooth Ride
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Handles Well
            • Great Components
            • Great Components
            • Great Components
            • Great Components
            • Great Components
            • Great Components
            • Great Components
            • Great Components
            • Great Components
            • Great Components
            • Great Components
            • Great Components
            • Versatile
            • Versatile
            • Versatile
            • Versatile
            • Versatile
            • Versatile
            • Versatile
            • Versatile
            • Versatile
            • Versatile
            • Versatile
            • Versatile
            • Lightweight
            • Lightweight
            • Lightweight
            • Lightweight
            • Lightweight
            • Lightweight
            • Lightweight
            • Lightweight
            • Lightweight
            • Lightweight
            • Lightweight
            • 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!

                • Gift:
                • No
                Originally posted on Trek's website
                 
                4.0

                Very pleased

                By Carrie

                from Menomonee Falls

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                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.

                • Gift:
                • 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
                • Lightweight
                • Lightweight
                • Lightweight
                • Lightweight
                • Lightweight
                • Lightweight
                • Lightweight
                • Lightweight
                • Lightweight
                • Lightweight
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Ride
                • Smooth Ride
                • Smooth Ride
                • Smooth Ride
                • Smooth Ride
                • Smooth Ride
                • Smooth Ride
                • Smooth Ride
                • Smooth Ride
                • Smooth Ride
                • Smooth Ride
                • Smooth Ride
                • Versatile
                • Versatile
                • Versatile
                • Versatile
                • Versatile
                • Versatile
                • Versatile
                • Versatile
                • Versatile
                • Versatile
                • Versatile
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Trails
                  • Casual Trails
                  • Casual Trails
                  • Casual Trails
                  • Casual Trails
                  • Casual Trails
                  • Casual Trails
                  • Casual Trails
                  • Casual Trails
                  • Casual Trails
                  • Casual Trails
                  • 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
                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Smooth Ride
                  • Great Components
                  • Great Components
                  • Great Components
                  • Great Components
                  • Great Components
                  • Great Components
                  • Great Components
                  • Great Components
                  • Great Components
                  • Great Components
                  • Great Components
                  • Great Components
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lightweight
                  • Handles Well
                  • Handles Well
                  • Handles Well
                  • Handles Well
                  • Handles Well
                  • Handles Well
                  • Handles Well
                  • Handles Well
                  • Handles Well
                  • Handles Well
                  • Handles Well
                  • Handles Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Free Riding
                    • Free Riding
                    • Free Riding
                    • Free Riding
                    • Free Riding
                    • Free Riding
                    • Free Riding
                    • Free Riding
                    • Free Riding
                    • Free Riding
                    • Free Riding
                    • Free Riding
                    • Single Track
                    • Single Track
                    • Single Track
                    • Single Track
                    • Single Track
                    • Single Track
                    • Single Track
                    • Single Track
                    • Single Track
                    • Single Track
                    • Single Track
                    • Single Track
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Casual Trails
                    • Downhill
                    • Downhill
                    • Downhill
                    • Downhill
                    • Downhill
                    • Downhill
                    • Downhill
                    • Downhill
                    • Downhill
                    • Downhill
                    • Downhill
                    • 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.

                    • Gift:
                    • No
                    Originally posted on Trek's website
                     
                    5.0

                    I am sorry I waited so long

                    By spike

                    from colorado springs co

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Trails
                      • Casual Trails
                      • Casual Trails
                      • Casual Trails
                      • Casual Trails
                      • Casual Trails
                      • Casual Trails
                      • Casual Trails
                      • Casual Trails
                      • Casual Trails
                      • Casual Trails
                      • Casual Trails
                      • Single Track
                      • Single Track
                      • Single Track
                      • Single Track
                      • Single Track
                      • Single Track
                      • Single Track
                      • Single Track
                      • Single Track
                      • Single Track
                      • Single Track
                      • Single Track

                      Comments:

                      best bike I have ever ridden. I have tried women specific bikes before and I am glad they finally came out with the larger sizes.

                      • Gift:
                      • No
                      Originally posted on Trek's website
                       
                      5.0

                      Skye SL

                      By Bramptongirl

                      from Greenville, SC

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Trails
                        • Casual Trails
                        • Casual Trails
                        • Casual Trails
                        • Casual Trails
                        • Casual Trails
                        • Casual Trails
                        • Casual Trails
                        • Casual Trails
                        • Casual Trails
                        • Casual Trails
                        • Casual Trails

                        Comments:

                        I use the bike on trais - paved and unpaved, road. Very versatile and great value. Great quality.

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

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great bike!

                        By SRI

                        from Arizona

                        About Me Casual Cyclist

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments:

                          We do adventure races and I have to say this bike is a great bike for the money. Love the light weight. Very comfortable.

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

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