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Trek Skye SL - Women's

Trek Skye SL - Women's

2013

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (12 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  (11)
    • Handles well  (10)
    • Lightweight  (9)
    • Great components  (8)
    • Versatile  (7)

    Cons

    • Clunky shifting 
    • none 

    Best Uses

    • Casual trails  (10)
    • Single track  (7)
    • Free riding  (6)
    • Downhill  (5)
    • Cross country  (4)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it.

    By V

    from Indiana

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Free Riding
      • Single Track
      • Downhill
      • Casual Trails

      Comments:

      Single track.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I have the previous Model.

      By Billi

      from Australia.

      About Me

      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.

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      5.0

      Best bike I've ever had.

      By DragonRider

      from Northeast

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      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.

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        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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          (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!

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              Originally posted on Trek's website
               
              4.0

              Very pleased

              By Carrie

              from Menomonee Falls

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              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.

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              (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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                (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.

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