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4.0

Good sturdy dependable bike

By Tom Fuller

from Warminster

About Me Commuter

Pros

  • reliable
  • Durable
  • Handles Well
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Nimble
  • Trail Riding
  • Climbing
  • Descending
  • Single Track
  • Tracks True
  • Urban Riding

Comments:

I bought this bike to replace a secondhand Trek 800 that I gave to a friend. I mostly used it for trail riding and foul weather riding until I converted it to a longtail cargo bike with an Xtracycle Free Radical conversion. I also replaced the horrible seat, pedals, and handlebars. But that was several months into ownership. I trail rode with others who had newer full suspension and was able to keep up with them. I also replaced the Suntour 2025 front shocks with Nashbar solid forks as I am old school. Overall a great bike.

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5.0

Very good bike

By lil hoss

from Mt. vernon, MO

About Me Commuter

Pros

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

Cons

  • Pedels Brake

Best Uses

  • Urban Riding
  • Climbing
  • Descending

Comments:

I use to ride trails and ride the road

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5.0

Great Bike, Great Price

By GB

from Monterey Park, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Quality
  • Light
  • Recreation
  • Value

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City
  • Light
  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

I used to ride BMX and mtn bikes many years ago so I was looking to get back into cycling. The Trek 820 was the perfect "re-entry" bike for me. Great quality and value. As long as you're not looking to go extreme, this is a solid product.

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4.0

Great Bike

By who needs brakes!

from Alberta, Canada

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Geometry
  • Handles Well

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Descending
  • Trail Riding
  • Urban Riding
  • Climbing

Comments:

I have beaten this bike hard and it keeps asking for more! Great bike! I got it on sale and at first I I didn't like it, as soon as I got comfortable with it I couldn't put it down. I need to replace a lot of parts on the bike but after the amount of abuse I have put it through that's expected. It's a great bike, If you find it on sale don't hesitate.

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4.0

Great bike

By Rod Bates

from MN

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Geometry
  • Handles Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail Riding
    • Urban Riding

    Comments:

    The 820 was the very first bike I bought many years ago when I decided to go from biking around the neighborhood to real hard-core mountain biking. This bike totally filled and surpassed my expectations. The 820 had superior quality than even the next Trek I bought, the 3600, now discontinued but resembling the new 3 Series, that even had disc brakes and other stuff. I would definitely get another 820.

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    5.0

    great and reliable

    By deano

    from pittsburgh, pa

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Nice Fit
    • Durable
    • Handles Well
    • Good Geometry
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Abit Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Urban Riding
    • Single Track
    • Rails to Trails

    Comments:

    I bought this bike for my girlfriend. A year later she loved it so much she bought me one for x-mas. 17 years thousands of miles and several sets of tires later I'm still in love with this bike. For the past few years I have been pulling my two grandchildren in a trailer. It NEVER wears out. I just bought my 35 year old daughter one to keep her from stealing mine all of the time. I'm basically a rails to trails flatlander so it fits my needs perfectly. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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    5.0

    Great first mountain bike

    By Jarrod

    from South Carolina

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Tires
    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Urban Riding
    • Climbing
    • Trail Riding
    • Descending

    Comments:

    Purchased this to start out mountain biking. It is slightly heavier than other steel frame designs that I have looked out but not too heavy to lift in and out of the bed of a pick-up truck. The only problem that I have had is a flat tire the second time using it, but I think that had more to do with the location we were riding (construction traffic). The tire was easily removed and the inner-tube patched within seconds so no big deal. So far so good with this one. I am 6'3" 260# and am riding a 19.5" frame 820 which is a little smaller than I probably need, but I am sharing this with someone and it is working out fine for both of us.

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    4.0

    Great for the Novice-Average rider

    By Chi-town rider

    from Chicago, Il

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Handling
    • Cost Effective
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Single Track
    • Urban Riding

    Comments:

    I bought this bike on a whim because it was on sale thinking I can always upgrade to better bike. I won't need to do that for a long time. This was a pleasant surprise! After purchasing it and riding I would've gladly paid full price for it. Its an excellent bike for the casual rider like myself. I'm 6'1 230 pounds so I can't say that its too heavy. Plus I don't have anything to compare it against as this was my first bike in over 15 yrs. The few drawbacks that I have is 1) the seat is uncomfortable and will probably be switched out for a wider gel seat. 2) The gears needed to be checked out after the first few rides. They slipped in first and second. But afterwards, no issues. Feels great.

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    5.0

    Awesome Upgrade

    By Hmoob Vaj

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Good Geometry
    • Smooth Gears
    • Handles Well
    • Durable
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Single Track
      • Climbing
      • Trail Riding
      • Urban Riding

      Comments:

      I actually purchased this bike used from a guy that bought it new this summer, he put 600 miles on it. When I purchased it from him, I just had to adjust the front derailleur as it was rubbing the chain. It rides smooth with the street tires he put on, so I can't comment on the tires. But I can comment on how smooth the gears and derailleurs were. Riding up hills was a lot easier compared to my 16 year old other brand bike. I just put 26 miles on it a few days ago, and it was very enjoyable. No slippage of the gears, handled pretty well. All in all, I love this bike. I'm actually picking up stock rim and tires to have an extra set for when I go trail riding, as current setup from previous owner are not trail tires.

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      5.0

      I Love the Bike!!

      By Vincenzo

      from Manchester NH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry
      • AWSOME CASETTE
      • Great Looking
      • Durable
      • Light for a steel frame
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • Not good tires for trails

      Best Uses

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

      Comments:

      I bought this bike to take the place of my 94 830 which would never die on me and I loved it but the time came for me to smell the flowers and upgrade. It was a great decision buying this bike, I wasn't looking for a very expensive bike and I knew i wasn't going to find a top of the line trail rider for under $400.00 but I also wanted one that could pull off some basic trail riding and stay intact without dismay. In doing so I found that the 820 was perfect for my needs and exceeded my expectations. The bike handles great in the single track trails and going up hills is so simple due to the extra large cassette sprocket, plus the bike is not heavy even though its steel I was amazed that it was only slightly heavier then the 3500 model which is all aluminum. The rapid fire shifters are of great quality and feel just right for me, The brakes handled very well on the trails even when flying down hill or wet, The seat is very comfortable although many reviews claimed its was not but I had to beg a differ. The only con I can find on this bike is that I wish they sold it with a better trail tire. The bike flew up hills but when coming across a highly rooted and rocky hill the tires just loved to slip. Just seems more like street tires to me. If you are tight on cash and want a quality made bike the 820 is definitely worth the money and anyone who knows about Treks knows they are built to last.

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