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Trek 8.3 DS
  • Color: Trek Black/Cyan
  • Color: Trek White
  • Color: Volt Green

Trek 8.3 DS

2015/2016

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5.0 stars
 (12 Reviews)
$569.99
$599.99
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2015/2016 Trek 8.3 DS

Streets and paths, suburbs and woods; return to the simple joys of cycling with Trek's 8.3 DS. This go-anywhere machine is road-bike fast, hybrid-bike capable and fun everywhere. It sports a lightweight Gold Series aluminum frame and a 63mm-travel suspension fork so it floats over rough roads and gravel. With multi-surface Bontrager tires wrapped around big 700c wheels any route you want to take is yours. And hills are no worries with 24 wide-ranging Shimano speeds to choose from and safe, powerful disc brakes at your disposal. Take the scenic way home.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Gold aluminum
    Fork SR SunTour NEX, 63mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager 750
    Hubs Formula aluminum
    Tires Bontrager LT2, 700 x 38c
    Crankset FSA Dyna Drive
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano Acera
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite
    Stem Bontrager
    Brake Levers Tektro
    Brakes Tektro Novela Mechanical disc, 6-inch rotors
    Pedals Nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager H1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Trek Black/Cyan / 15.5-inch 00768682831458 500763 83D20841788N
    Volt Green / 19-inch 00601479288779 518337 83D15648999N
    Volt Green / 21-inch 00601479288786 518338 83D15939925N
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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (10)
    • Stylish  (6)
    • Comfortable  (4)
    • Durable  (3)
    • Fast  (3)

    Cons

    • Not enough time to ride 
    • Rims could be better 
    • Seat not comfortable 
    • Stopping 

    Best Uses

    • Comfort  (2)
    • Commuting  (2)
    • Exercise  (2)
    • Freeriding  (2)
    • Park  (2)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Good to get back into biking

    By kpcraigo

    from Charleston, SC

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Tough
    • Lightweight
    • Lots Of Pop
    • Well Balanced
    • Smooth Stability
    • Good Flexibility
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Stopping

    Best Uses

    • Freeriding

    Comments:

    This is a good all-round bike for me. The lockout on the forks are useful for only using on the road; it really sitffens the bike up. The only thing I don't like are the brakes. When I pull the front lever, I want to stop, not slowly come to a stop.

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    4.0

    Good commuter

    By tree hugger

    from The Woodlands, TX

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Tough
    • Good Flexibility
    • Lightweight
    • Well Balanced

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Smooth Trails
      • Park
      • Bike Paths

      Comments:

      I've had this bike for a little over a year. I bought it to commute to work and it has worked out very well. The tires are not the best quality and get very unstable when cornering fast or on slightly loose trails.

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      5.0

      Great Bike

      By RandallT

      from Charleston, SC

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Good Flexibility
      • Well Balanced
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth Stability
      • Tough

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Freeriding
        • Powder
        • Park

        Comments:

        Overall, I love this bike. This is my first Trek bike and I absolutely love it! For being a dual sport, it is fast, light weight (for being a hybrid), agile and durable. I currently ride approximately 20 miles a day on a combination of paved road and packed dirt trails. This bike handles exceptionally well. If you are in the market for a hybrid, I would HIGHLY recommend the 8.3DS!

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        4.0

        Nice Bike Nice Ride

        By Big Daddy DN

        from Hamburg,Pa.

        About Me Intermediate

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Rolls Nice
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Seat Not Comfortable

        Best Uses

        • Rail Trail
        • Comfort

        Comments:

        Great for Rail Trails, Rolls easy, Disk brakes are nice. Colors are great. Very nice bike. Dealer gives free lifetime tune ups. only con is I don't like the seat. for me it is uncomfortable after a few miles. Otherwise great bike.

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        5.0

        Sweet Ride

        By Nick

        from NC

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments:

            Can't go wrong with Trek

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            5.0

            Superb bike

            By Tommy boy

            from Aurora Ontario Canada

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Smooth
            • Comfortable Ride
            • Joy To Ride
            • Fast
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                Had a diamondback mountain 26". The Trek is out of this world...simply the best!

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                5.0

                happy return to cycling

                By PIPEDOG

                from Dixon,Il.

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Acceleration And Stopping
                • Lightweight
                • Excellent Ride For The Pr
                • Comfortable
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Not Enough Time To Ride

                Best Uses

                  Comments:

                  bought this bike from local dealer who supports many ride/run events in our area was pleasantly suprised at how much fun it was to return to cycling and give my feet a rest from the pounding of running as my main means of fitness.I havent had this much fun since racing bmx as a kid some 35 years ago. Thanx trek for an awesome machine my wife will soon be sporting a matching DS as soon as i can get her fitted on one.

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                  5.0

                  Across the USA

                  By Daniel H

                  from Sweden

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Stylish
                  • Cross Country
                  • Comfortable
                  • Crosscoutry
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Rims Could Be Better

                  Best Uses

                  • Comfort
                  • Commuting
                  • Touring
                  • Offroad

                  Comments:

                  I bought this bike for my first cross country tour. I bought it new in Washington D.C and rode it down to Jacksonville, FL and then to Los Angeles, CA, between 4300 - 4500 miles in 45 days and weather ranging from winter with snow - rain - desert and painful uphills. The bike itself is still in good condition. Just a few scratches! Although, I did have to change the pedals and the entire back wheel. I did carry some weight on the back and eventually broke 6 spokes + the rest were bent outwards. I do realise that this bike is not built for touring, so can't really blame the company! I did not use bike pants during my whole trip and was suprised of how comfortable the seat was! Would definently recommend this bike, but if you are touring, get a new chain and wheels from the start to avoid flats and breakdowns! Thank you TREK for making this awesome bike!

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                  5.0

                  From mountain bike to Dual sport

                  By PyroRobby

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Pros

                  • Meets Quality Expectation
                  • Good Gear Range
                  • Great Breaking
                  • Lightweight
                  • Glides Well
                  • Easy Shifting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Social Rides
                    • Urban Wandering
                    • Goofing Off
                    • Joggingbike Paths
                    • Jogging-bike Paths

                    Comments:

                    Mongoose Vanish gears not shifting right, end result bought a new 8.3 DS. The Trek 8.3 Dual Sport is a very nice upgrade from a Mongoose Vanish. The Trek 8.3 Dual Sport feels lighter than and glides much better than my mountain bike. The mountain bike just had more drag and resistance to rolling. The mountain bike is a more road adsorbing ride; but the glide I get from the Dual sport is worth the feeling the road more, by far. I will always ride my bike off the pavement, over broken sidewalks and exposed roots, on dirt trails and through water and mud puddles. Mountain bike is better; but the Dual sport does this just fine for the amount and magnitude I brutalize bikes. Some live in a binary world, yes-no, right-wrong, roadbike-mountain-bike. For the analog people there are point in between and a nice Trek Dual Sport bike.

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                    5.0

                    fantastic bike

                    By raywil

                    from groves texas

                    About Me Intermediate

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Stylish
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Exercising
                      • Commuting
                      • Pure Fun

                      Comments:

                      I use this bike for recreation rides smooth on or off road seat is vary comfortable way better than the cheaper bikes I've had 9 from big box store in 2 yrs all broke down within a month or two so I tried a local bike shop well worth the money

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