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Trek 8.3 DS (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek 8.3 DS (Gary Fisher Collection)

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (12 Reviews)
$579.99
$669.99
True Blue/Trek White
15-inch
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2013 Trek 8.3 DS (Gary Fisher Collection)

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 paths. 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 MLO, 63mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager 750
    Hubs Formula aluminum
    Tires Bontrager LT2, 700 x 38c
    Crankset Shimano Acera
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 12-32
    Shifters Shimano Acera
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Gel
    Stem Bontrager
    Brake Levers Tektro
    Brakes Tektro Novela Mechanical disc, 6-inch rotors
    Pedals Nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    True Blue/Trek White / 15-inch 00768682275764 23256001113 83D263562433
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 12 reviews)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (11)
    • Versatile  (11)
    • Lightweight  (8)
    • Disc brakes 
    • Good looking 

    Cons

    • Heavy  (4)
    • Gear delay 
    • Not enough seat padding 
    • Poor quality 
    • Wears out quickly 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/city  (10)
    • Road biking  (7)
    • Mountain biking  (5)
    • Fitness 
    • NOTHING 

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Fantastic Bike

    By Rec Rider

    from Lee's Summit, Missouri

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      I ride on city streets, paved paths but also on cross country paths and horse trails. This bike can do it all. I can keep up with city traffic for a distance but then climb over small rocks, logs and dirt trails chewed up by horses. I have taken it through grass over the axles and the DS handles it no problem. Awesome bike.

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      1.0

      I woukldn't buy this.

      By Man

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • none

      Cons

      • Poor Construction
      • Wears Out Quickly
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • NOTHING

      Comments:

      Its terrible. Dont get this bike!

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      5.0

      One Word: Reliable

      By The Reverend

      from Newton, NJ

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Lightweight
      • Durable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking
      • Trails

      Comments:

      I ride 3 times a week, getting in 50 miles or more. I used to be exclusively a mountain biker, but 2 things occred to me. At my age I wouldn't tackle the tough terrain anymore, and I wanted to connect trails via country roads (and I hated the road chatter). This bike fit the bill Perfectly!! It cruises over rocks and roots when needed, but it's very fast on the road thanks to the 700cc tires - and I love the fork lockout. Every recreational, multi-terrain fitness rider should consider this bike!

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      5.0

      Excellent craftsmanship...

      By Ant_Live

      from Providence, RI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking
        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        Wonderful ride and quite responsive. User friendly. I see plenty folks having an issue with the gears delaying...I haven't experienced that as yet...Hopefully I don't.

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        5.0

        Great Bike

        By FloydDZD

        from Fort Worth, TX.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          The is the first high end bike that i have purchased I am very satisfied with its versatility i have only rode it twice but im extremly impressed and happy with this bike.

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          5.0

          Easiest purchase ever

          By Ragbrai dreamer

          from Ankeny, IA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Gear Delay

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Versitile Riding

          Comments:

          I use my Trek 8.3 DS to commute to and from work daily. Although it's a sprint across town, this bike couldn't fit my needs any better. Biking being a new hobby for me, I can't wait to to get both tires to the asphalt and ride. I honestly think that I could not have chosen a better bike.

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          5.0

          Great All-Around Bike

          By Red Rider 274

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Disc Brakes
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Quiet
          • Smooth ride

          Cons

          • Not Enough Seat Padding

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          This is the best bike I have ever riden. I ride for my health and ride mostly on the street which due to winter and potholes is almost like riding off road. I love the disc brakes when I need them they stop unlike the caliper brakes that took longer to stop when they got wet or muddy. The only thing that needs to be changed is the seat. I bought a gel seat cover to address this for now.

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          5.0

          Great Purchase

          By Shawnjms

          from Erie, Pa

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          I decided that I wanted to try something different than running a few miles here and there. My wife used to road cycle heavily and I decided to go to my local shop and ask some questions. I did alot of research before I went on the hybrid line of bikes from Trek. I took a few models out on test rides and fell for the 8.3 DS. For my first bicycle it fit my needs perfectly.I love the fact that I can transition from road to trails w/o effort or concern and have logged in some heavy time and mileage. I look forward to getting more use out of the DS and already looking into cyclo-cross bikes. This is definetely worth the money, but I must say, the saddle isn't to friendly on the bottom region.

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          4.0

          Great First Bike

          By MadProphet

          from On the Ridge, Northern California

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Good looking
          • Durable
          • Good Fit
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          I bought my Trek 8.3 after a long hiatus from riding. Something on the order of from the Beatles to Bieber hiatus. So I really knew nothing about bikes when I went in to my local store. The sales guy took good care of me, trying to steer me toward a comfort bike. For some reason, I had in my head it must have two things: disc brakes and front shocks. I didn't realy plan on trail riding but had to have them. In other words, I didn't listen. After about four test rides, starting with pure mountain bikes and finally moving up to the hybrid 8.3, I finally decided I liked the DS best. The mountain bikes were a challenge to push along the road with low-pressure wide tires and the slightly narrower higher-pressure ones of the Dual Sport made a lot of difference. I've taken to riding about 10-15 miles per ride, every three or so days. LOTS of hilly sections, but all road riding. While I enjoy the 8.3 DS, I so wish I'd gone with a 7.4 Disc FX. I'm much more road oriented and the likelihood this bike will see any more than a dirt path through the hills is nil. The FX would have suited me far better! Ah well. Lesson learned. But for those of you wanting a capable, go-anywhere bike that will allow you entry to the world of cycling in just about any terrain - this is your bike. The 8.4 offers stronger brakes, but I've flown down our local road and bike ways are far faster speeds than I would if I were sane and it stops me just the same. Great bike, well-made.

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          5.0

          Great Bike

          By USM89

          from Booneville, MS

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking
            • Fitness

            Comments:

            I was looking for a bike for fitness and pleasure and for me this was the perfect selection. The thumb and trigger shifter work perfectly, I look forward to discover how the disc brakes hold up they work very well in my hilly terrain. Sometimes the controls for the brakes and shifters seem a bit close but not awkward.

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