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Trek Cobia (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek Cobia (Gary Fisher Collection)

2013

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (54 Reviews)
 

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2013 Trek Cobia (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek's Cobia features a light, butted, hydroformed-aluminum frame with G2 Geometry for the best riding position for fast climbs, rock-steady descents and rail-like cornering. And, with its 29-inch wheels and fat tires, the Cobia steamrolls over obstacles for excellent control and XC efficency. The durable parts package includes a plush, 100mm RockShox 29er fork, sweet Bontrager wheels, a precision-shifting SRAM/Shimano 3x10 drivetrain and powerful Avid disc brakes.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Gold butted-aluminum, G2 Geometry
    Fork RockShox Recon Silver Solo Air w/G2 offset, 100mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-850
    Hubs Shimano M475
    Tires Bontrager 29-2, 29 x 2.2
    Crankset SRAM S800
    Chainrings 44/33/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X5
    Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters SRAM X5
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
    Brakes Avid Elixir 1 disc
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

    (based on 54 reviews)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable  (40)
    • Handles Well  (35)
    • Good Geometry  (34)
    • Comfortable  (27)
    • Lightweight  (21)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (9)
    • Uncomfortable Seat  (8)
    • Poor Tires  (3)
    • Poor Components  (2)
    • Rough Shifting  (2)

    Best Uses

    • Trail Riding  (33)
    • Single Track  (33)
    • Climbing  (29)
    • Descending  (28)
    • Mountain biking  (12)

    Reviewed by 54 customers

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    4.0

    Some glitches, but I love my Cobia!

    By MissMyZ

    from Waukesha, WI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Handling
    • Suspension
    • Frame

    Cons

    • Drivetrain
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Singletrack

    Comments:

    It took a couple of rides to get comfortable with the steering and the bike's geometry, but after a couple dozen miles, she feels tight, direct and natural. Initially, the seat position felt awkwardly high and the handle bar seemed too wide. But now, I've really come to love the feel of the bike and find myself going faster on descents and technical sections of mountain bike trails. Absolutely love the stopping power of the brakes and the suspension does a great job of absorbing the terrain while maintaining the front tire under control. My only complaints are that the SRAM drivetrain can't seem to stay in adjustment. I have occasional issues getting the bike to shift and some instances where the chain binds. The problem seems to be more with the derailers. The tight clearances between the bike frame and some of the moving parts make it easy for mud and dirt to clog things up. But I'd still buy it again!

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    3.0

    uberbox

    By Uberbox

    from Longmont, CO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good sizefit
    • Good value
    • Efficient

    Cons

    • Suspension Sucks
    • Poor Construction
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Commutingcity
    • Light riding
    • Commuting/City
    • Easy Trails

    Comments:

    I bought the 2012 model and rode if for a little less than a year. If you can get this bike on sale it's a good value. That said I was not particularly impressed. The bike quickly developed a squeak that annoyed me every time I rode it. My local dealer couldn't figure out what it was. The handling is obviously designed for fast, smooth, flowing trails, and not the typically rocky technical chop we have on the Front Range. The brakes on the '12 model are plain awful and the suspension is seriously under dampened for anyone over 170 lbs.

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    5.0

    Best value for a great bike!!

    By Bobby Brown Town

    from Orem, UT

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Durable

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Any Mountain Bike Ride

    Comments:

    The front fork has great suspension and the lockout helps a ton when riding to a trail! you get more for the price on this bike than any other bike out there! not to expensive and not to cheap just right! Which makes for a great bike when your on a budget but ride enough where you still want a good bike!I recommend this bike to anyone who wants a good bike but doesn't want to spend to much!

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    5.0

    Great Bike!!!!

    By Dave

    from Lower Gwynedd PA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Smooth ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Trail riding

      Comments:

      This is a great bike. I love the air shocks, the cockpit is comfortable. Only changes made were to upgrade the pedals, but I am sure thats what everyone does.

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      5.0

      This bike ROCKS!

      By the manley

      from The mountains of Southern California

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        First off this bike ROCKS!, I've owned the 2011 model for about a year, put more than 1000 miles on it over road and rock. This bike climbs excellent, and I ride up on everyone (even other 29ers) with almost no effort. The gearing is great for high end speed and climbing. I'm amazed at the speed this bike gets too with little effort. I have also ridden this along with road bikes, and yes they beat me on the hills, but even with my big knobby tires, I can stay up with these guys everywhere else, I think it secretly ticks them off.All in all a great bike, about the only thing I can say negative is that the back break is loud, and I did switch out the seat. I would highly recommend this bike.Thanks

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        4.0

        2012 GF Cobia

        By GT

        from Riverside CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          I bought this bike a couple of weeks ago and it's great. The only thing that kept me from buying it was the color, but at a decent price with decent components I purchased the bike and cant wait to go riding again

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          4.0

          I love this bike

          By Kevin

          from Cecil County, MD

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Nice Cassette Ratios
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Brakes could be better

          Best Uses

          • Single track

          Comments:

          Former serious BMX racer grown up "old guy", transitioned into MTB. I rode a TREK Y for many years and went "Back" to a hard tail. Actually a huge jump foreward. This bike is decently light, comfortable to ride ( even with the seat ). I switched to riser bars and different pedals. For a weekend warrior this is an excellent bike.

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          4.0

          Great 29er

          By Steve

          from Birmingham, AL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          I ride 2-3x a week and this is a great bike. Other than a tune up I haven't had any issues with it. It will ride over anything and corners well. This is an excellent entry level bike until you are ready to get a full suspension bike.

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          4.0

          Good all around ride.

          By Ducman

          from Milwaukee

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile
          • Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            My first real mountain bike with working front suspension. So far I've just been using it for road work, hopefully I will get it on some trails soon. I'm a little older, so I swapped the stem for a 17deg and my back is much happier. Many have complained about the saddle, but after many multi hour rides, I have to say that it's actually not bad. Shifting seems to work better when not pedaling. Ex. Stop pedaling, shift, then ease back to it. Seems to not clank that way. Easier on the rear sprocket. Not sure if this is right. If you want a quality bike that can go almost anywhere and not break the bank, then the Cobia should be one of your options.

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            4.0

            Good 29er

            By Minnymn

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Nice fork
            • Good value
            • 10 speed

            Cons

            • A bit heavy
            • Same frame as entry level

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Singletrack
            • Trail cruising

            Comments:

            Loving the '12 Cobia. Great for single track riding this spring, rolls over rocks and obstacles. Great air fork and 10 speed shifting. Back brake needs adjustment again in less then 50 miles of riding but overall a great value for a well-equipped 29er.

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