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Trek 3500

Trek 3500

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (10 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2013 Trek 3500

Trek's 3500 is a quality mountain bike ready for every adventure. Trek's Silver aluminum frame is light for nimble handling, easy acceleration and quick climbing. It's also built tough so it's fully capable of handing serious trail riding. Plus, the 3500's suspension fork dispatches bumps, rough trails, rocks and roots with ease, grace and confidence. This ripper delivers in the components department too, with a quick-shifting 21-speed Shimano drivetrain that makes easy work of the hills, powerful linear-pull brakes and a nice set of Bontrager wheels with fat, knobby tires.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Silver aluminum
    Fork SR SunTour M2025, 63mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-550
    Hubs Formula aluminum
    Tires Bontrager LT3, 26 x 2.0
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainrings 42/34/24
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34
    Shifters Shimano
    Handlebars Bontrager
    Tape/Grips Bontrager SSR
    Stem Bontrager aluminum
    Brake Levers Shimano
    Brakes Tektro linear-pull
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager SSR
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 10 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight  (7)
    • Versatile  (7)
    • Durable  (6)
    • Cheap  (2)
    • Comfortable  (2)

    Cons

    • Bad rims 
    • Gearing 
    • Poor tires 
    • Rough fork 
    • Rubbing brakes 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (6)
    • Road biking  (6)
    • Commuting/City  (4)
    • Climbing 
    • Descending 

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great starter bike

    By Casey

    from Las vegas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Durable
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Gearing
    • Poor Tires

    Best Uses

    • Urban Riding
    • Trail Riding
    • Climbing
    • Descending
    • Single Track

    Comments:

    I have just recently turned over 200 miles on this bike. Only have had to replace front inner tube twice. Stock tires are not so great, very thin and poor tread life. Seat is comfy. Gearing from mega range to next gear seems like a big jump for a beginner rider when climbing.

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    4.0

    Great for the price

    By Cookie

    from atlanta

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Cheap
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Bad rims
    • Rough Fork
    • Rubbing Brakes

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    I ride this bike on my commute to school everyday, and never have any serious problems with the bike, but during my weekend sessions out on the trails the bike preforms great in slow controlled environments, and poorly in the more technical trails. Its a good beginner level bike, but if your looking for a great everyday trail bike this isn't the one for you.

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    4.0

    Great bike!

    By csm1511

    from Indiana

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Ride
    • Fast and Smooth Ride
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    This is a great bike. You can do a cross of road and off-road. It is nice and light weight. I would recomend this to anyone.

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    5.0

    Great!

    By Daniel Smith

    from Wexford, Michigan

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Control
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I got this bike for my son. he uses it almost every day, and it's amazingly durable. He says the gears are very easy to switch,that it is a very smooth ride, and it is very light. He uses it mostly on trails. Overall, 5+ star bike!

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    4.0

    Outstanding Bike

    By Turbo-130

    from Jacksonville, Fl

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Pedals and Axle bearings

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    Have had this bike for 8 months now and it has stood up to the reputation of the Trek name. Great bike, quality parts. The only thing I've had to replace is the axle bearings and pedals. Overall would recommend to any beginner.

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    5.0

    great first real bike

    By wildwhen

    from winnipeg

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Smooth shifting
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Seat could be upgraded

    Best Uses

    • Street
    • Med difficulty paths

    Comments:

    this was my first real bike (not one from canadian tire or wallmart), it pisses me off i did not buy a better bike like this years ago.

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    3.0

    Decent Bike

    By JD

    from Cary, NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Construction

    Cons

    • Low Quality Suspension
    • Overpriced

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      The description says that the fork has 80mm of travel. That is incorrect. It's actually only 63mm (check the Trek website directly). Decent bike but seems a bit pricey for what you get.

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      5.0

      BEST BIKE OUT THERE

      By Colton

      from Omro,WI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • High Quality
      • Cheap
      • Versatile
      • Lightweight
      • Good price value
      • Fast
      • Well built quality
      • Comfortable
      • Good sizefit

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Commuting/City
      • Downhill
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      BEST bike out there i have nothing else to say about it, it is simply perfect

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      4.0

      Great Bike

      By Jim

      from Stevensville, Ontario, Canada

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Commuting/City
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        First bike of this style. Did a lot of research and the bike is everything that I expected it to be.

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        5.0

        My son loves his new bike.

        By Biking Fool

        from Richardson

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Style
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None yet

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Hanging out wfriends
        • Riding to school

        Comments:

        Bought this for my son as a Christmas present. Took him about a year to figure out what he wanted but it was love at first sight with this Trek 3500. Styling is really nice and he will grow into it at the right time. Shifting is a little tricky and his chain fell off yesterday. ALso the kick stand got loose and rubbed the rear tire. Not big issues. Overall, I give the bike 5 stars. Time will tell if that changes (refer to other posts).

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