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Trek 8.3 DS
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Trek

8.3 DS
2015/2016

$599.98
$659.99
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5.0 stars
 (12 Reviews)
 

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.

 
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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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)

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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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