Trek 8500 2011 Mountain Bike

Trek 8500 Overview

The Trek 8500 is a mountain bike that comes with a top tier pedigree and a host of features that you would really consider as requirements of a bike of this calibre. You get hydraulic disc brakes, an aluminium frame, Shimano gears and a front fork providing 100mm of travel to compensate for any surface, no matter how rugged or rough.

The Trek 8500 is a hardtail mountain bike and this is the set up of choice for anyone who wants the emphasis to be placed on handling, speed and comfort. The weight is kept down thanks to the hydroformed aluminium frame and it will provide a strong, supple base for riding success. The Fox F-Series front fork is also alloy and has an air spring suspension system that gives you plenty of travel to harness in competitive situations or for recreational pleasure. The Avid Elixir CR brakes do a lot to improve the package, giving you precision control over the bike and helping you to adjust your speed and direction to a professional degree.

The Trek 8500 is not an easy bike to miss given its striking visual style. The frame is a mixture of black and gold with white decals. The gold elements extend on to the front fork and flash on to the saddle, giving it a cohesive look, which is just on the right side of gaudy, depending on your taste.

Trek 8500 Specifications

  • Frame: Alpha Red aluminium with semi integrated head tube, butted and formed top tube, hydroformed down tube with integrated gusset, bridgeless seatstay, forged race dropouts and replaceable derailleur hanger
  • Front Fork: Fox F-Series Remote RL with air spring, rebound, remote lockout, alloy steerer and 100mm of travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore XT 10 Speed
  • Chainset: Shimano Deore XT
  • Chainrings: 42-32-24 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano press fit
  • Cassette: Shimano HG8110 11-36 10 Speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Front Brake: Avid Elixir CR hydraulic disc brake
  • Rear Brake: Avid Elixir CR hydraulic disc brake
  • Brake Levers: Avid Elixir CR levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race X Lite flat with 7 degree sweep
  • Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite with 7 degree rise
  • Headset: FSA Orbitz 1-1/8″ semi-integrated sealed bearing
  • Grips: Bontrager Race Lite
  • Rims: Bontrager Race Lite disc wheel system, centerlock and tubeless ready
  • Front Hub:
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  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager XR1 Team 26×2.2″
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager XR1 Team 26×2.2″
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 2 cro-moly rails
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Race X Lite 31.6mm with 5mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
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