Trek 6500

The Trek 6500 has all the right features on paper to make it an imposing mountain bike and it manages to translate its vital statistics into something that is exciting and enjoyable to ride. It still provides a reliable, rock-steady platform for performance when the time comes to race against your peers. Its hardtail set up gives you an aluminium frame, Rock Shox front fork, Shimano gears, Avid Elixir brakes and Bontrager components. In addition, its attractive design options make it stand apart from other bikes in this price bracket.

Because of its features and pricing the Trek 6500 will probably appeal to a wide audience, with enthusiasts coming along for its competitive potential and keen amateurs checking it out for the recreational fun that it can offer. The Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes on the front and rear help compound its handling abilities into a more manageable package and with 100mm of travel, the Rock Shox front fork is able to soak up the potentially damaging bumpy surfaces without sapping your speed in the process.

The Trek 6500 is available in two different styles. The orange option blends elements of brown and white detailing with the striking orange flashes to good effect whilst the blue is a little lighter and brighter but equally handsome when taken on its own merits. Having a choice will let you purchase the bike that best suits your tastes and Trek has provided two compelling options in this instance.

Trek 6500 Specifications

  • Frame: Alpha Black Aluminium with semi-integrated head tube, formed down tube with integrated gusset, formed top tube, monostay seatstay, forged dropouts with rack and fender mounts. Replaceable derailleur hanger
  • Front Fork: Rock Shox Recon Gold Air with rebound, remote lockout, alloy steerer and 10mm of travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano M590 9 Speed
  • Chainset: Shimano SLX
  • Chainrings: 44-32-22 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket:
  • Cassette: SRAM PG950 11-34 9 Speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy platform
  • Front Brake: Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brake
  • Rear Brake: Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brake
  • Brake Levers: Avid Elixir levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race Lite Low Riser 31.8mm with 25mm rise and 9 degree sweep
  • Stem: Bontrager Race Lite
  • Headset: 1-1/8″ threadless semi-integrated with semi-cartridge bearings
  • Grips: Bontrager Race Lite
  • Rims: Bontrager Duster 32 hole rims
  • Front Hub: Shimano M525 hub
  • Rear Hub: Shimano M525 hub
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager XR3 Expert 26×2.2″
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager XR3 Expert 26×2.2″
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1
  • Seatpost: Bontrager 31.6mm with 20mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
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  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: