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Trek Cobia (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek Cobia (Gary Fisher Collection)

2013

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (89 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 89 reviews)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Handles Well  (68)
    • Good Geometry  (64)
    • Durable  (60)
    • Comfortable  (50)
    • Lightweight  (35)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (18)
    • Heavy  (16)
    • Poor Tires  (12)
    • Poor Components  (6)
    • Rough Shifting  (2)

    Best Uses

    • Trail Riding  (62)
    • Single Track  (59)
    • Climbing  (52)
    • Descending  (46)
    • Urban Riding  (23)

    Reviewed by 89 customers

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    5.0

    Very nice...

    By Lukecifer

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Good Geometry
    • Durable
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments:

      Ready for Spring!

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      4.0

      Very capable XC rig

      By Omari

      from Ellicott City, Maryland

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Components
      • Good Geometry
      • Good components
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • Dropper Post Routing
      • Headset

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Single Track
      • Trail Riding

      Comments:

      Wish the stock headset was something cane creek or fsa, really big fan of the race face crank & bottom bracket. Bike is a good 1st or 2nd rig. Leaves you with room to still upgrade to another hardtail 29er but really hone your skills on a completely capable bike. Could have easily sold this bike for $1150 though not sure the 1300+ price tag is completely accurate.

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      5.0

      Very nice!!!!

      By JORGE NUNES

      from Setúbal, Portugal

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

      • Poor Tires

      Best Uses

      • Single Track
      • Descending

      Comments:

      Very good bike!

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      5.0

      Very satisfied

      By Treefinder

      from Fort Worth, Tx

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Descending
        • Trail Riding
        • Single Track

        Comments:

        Wasn't sure about a 29er, very happy with this bike.

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        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Ruckus

        from Avondale, AZ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Good Geometry
        • Durable
        • Handles Well

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat
        • Pedals

        Best Uses

        • Trail Riding
        • Climbing
        • Single Track

        Comments:

        Trek nailed the color on this bike! I went in looking for a lower model, but the color sold me on this one. The shocks are with the extra few dollars also. I am new to mountain biking and this thing has surprised me at the way it handles on the trails and what it can take. Highly recommend this hard tail.

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        5.0

        If I could marry my bike

        By phatboy83

        from West sussex, uk

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Handles Well
        • Good Geometry
        • Durable
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments:

          Great bike to use . and ability to go on road off road and so stable and grippy with the awesome 29er wheels. best bike I have had . was lucky to find one in this colour .

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good bike, good value

          By Eggy

          from West Michigan

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Handles Well
          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Descending
            • Trail Riding
            • Climbing
            • Single Track

            Comments:

            I'm very pleased with my X-Cal 9! It fits me to a "T" in regard to price range, component quality, features, and comfort. I found similar (competitors) bikes to be either more expensive (if components were identical), or lower-grade components (for similarly priced bikes). My interest is more recreational, rather than 'avid' or competitive - 2-3 rides/week on local single-track, 'general purpose' trails. This weekend I learned that the bike is VERY FAST on the downhill (yee-ha!!). As a casual racer in the Ore2Shore, on each downhill stretch I passed others! Great fun! My friend bought an X-Cal 8 and likes it too, as I like mine. I suspect that weight is a bit higher than what some may like. If that's a concern for you, then I recommend to check it out beforehand.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome MTB

            By Kouros

            from Chapel Hill, NC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Durable
            • Handles Well
            • Good Geometry
            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable Seat

            Best Uses

            • Trail Riding
            • Single Track

            Comments:

            this is the best bang for your buck, if you want an awesome more than entry level MTB for fun ride. This was my first ever MTB and i wanted good components on it, so i can enjoy my rides. Riding 20-30 miles a week on this since I got it and performs just get. I liked it so much that we bough similar product for my wife (Cali SLX). Just BUY IT :)

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I made the right choice!

            By Audiotrax

            from Hagerstown, MD

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Handles Well
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Poor Tires

            Best Uses

            • Descending
            • Single Track
            • Climbing
            • Trail Riding

            Comments:

            Choosing my first "real" mountain bike was filled with weeks of research. I owned a Trek bmx bike in the past and it was a high quality piece of equipment, so naturally, my first stop in finding a new mountain bike was, once again, Trek. My LBS had no issue recommending the Trek X-Caliber 9. This thing is solid as a rock. While the suspension travel is limited to 100mm, I had no issue with that since I knew I wasn't going to be doing any downhill racing or anything "extreme". I wanted a solid bike to hit the trails with, have fun and know the bike could take the abuse. My first day on the trail was at Gambrill State Park in Maryland after a mountain bike clinic hosted by my LBS. The trail was much more technical than I had anticipated. The instructor said she considered it "intermediate to difficult"; quite intimidating for me since I was a newbie. She and her instructor side-kick were both riding high-end full-suspension bikes but I had no trouble keeping up with them no matter what lines they took. While my ride was surely bumpier than theirs, the bike handled it quite well. Steep inclines, large boulders, rock gardens; all no trouble for this bike. The only issue I have with the bike is the tires. While they are probably great for smoother single track and cross country-type riding (for which the bike was designed), they don't seem to be so great for the more technical trails. The tires slipped in a few sections where others with better tires did not. If you plan on riding anything technical, I would upgrade the tires. And while some may not agree the bike is lightweight, I think it is. Maybe it's ignorance since I've never owned another higher-end mountain bike but to me it's pretty lightweight. Overall this is a great bike for someone just starting out who wants a high-quality bike working without the budget for a full-suspension bike. It's just simply fun to ride!

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            4.0

            Exceptional product

            By Terry

            from Laval quebec

            About Me Commuter

            Pros

            • Handles Well
            • Good Geometry

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Urban Riding
            • Trail Riding

            Comments:

            Great quality and great geometry Rides good in urban environment but is really tuned for mountain trails

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