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Trek Skye SL - Women's

Trek Skye SL - Women's

2013

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
 

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2013 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 (13-inch), 100mm-travel (16- and 19.5-inch)
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager
    Hubs Front: Formula; Shimano
    Tires Bontrager LT3, 26 x 2.0
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainrings 44/32/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34
    Shifters Shimano Acera
    Handlebars Bontrager Low Riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager SSR
    Stem Bontrager SSR
    Brake Levers Shimano Acera
    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  (10)
    • Handles well  (9)
    • Lightweight  (9)
    • Great components  (7)
    • Versatile  (6)

    Cons

    • Clunky shifting 
    • none 

    Best Uses

    • Casual trails  (9)
    • Single track  (6)
    • Free riding  (5)
    • Cross country  (4)
    • Downhill  (4)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    (3 of 3 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

          Best bike I've ever had.

          By DragonRider

          from Northeast

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments:

            As a lifelong rider I have owned a lot of bikes over the years, everything from ultralight roadies to rugged mountain bikes. These days I commute by bike during the week and ride with my kids on the weekend on the road, paved pathways and well maintained dirt park paths. When my main mountain bike was damaged I decided to try a few test rides on different bikes before committing to an expensive repair bill. After one ride on the Skye SL I just had to have it. The geometry is well thought out and extremely comfortable for me as an average, athletic female. The components are good quality and this bike can handle pretty much anything I throw at it. I've taken it on some pretty aggressive trails and it performed really well and is equally at home on family jaunts around the local park trails or my mixed terrain commute. The more I ride the better I love this bike. It could well be the best bike I've ever owned.

            • Gift:
            • No
             
            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!

                  • 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
                  • 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.

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Casual Trails

                          Comments:

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

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