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Trek 6500

Trek

6500
2011

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (12 Reviews)
 

2011 Trek 6500

Fireroads, singletrack and rugged terrain are calling, and Trek's 6500 is a super way to answer! Its lively Trek Alpha Black Series aluminum frame and 100mm-travel RockShox fork turn rough trails into your playground. The fork even features a remote lockout for efficiency on roads and when climbing. This great hardtail also boasts a quick-shifting 27-speed Shimano drivetrain and powerful Avid Elixir disc brakes. Plus, you'll love the Bontrager tires, which hook up in a variety of terrain to help you keep the rubber side down.

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek Alpha Black Series aluminum
Fork RockShox Recon Gold, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster
Hubs Shimano M525
Tires Bontrager Jones XR3, 26 x 2.2
Crankset Shimano SLX
Chainrings 44/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Cogs SRAM PG950, 9-speed: 11-34
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite
Stem Bontrager Race Lite
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 3
Brakes Avid Elixir 3 disc
Pedals Wellgo platform
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
Seatpost Bontrager

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4.5 stars

(based on 12 reviews)

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Pros

  • Handles well  (11)
  • Durable  (10)
  • Comfortable  (9)
  • Good geometry  (9)
  • Lightweight  (7)

Cons

  • Poor tires  (6)
  • Broke 2 rear derailers 
  • Front mech 
  • Heavy 
  • Pedals are not too great 

Best Uses

  • Trail riding  (11)
  • Single track  (10)
  • Urban riding  (6)
  • Climbing  (5)
  • Descending  (5)

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5.0

Great Bike!

By River Valley Rider

from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Good Geometry
  • Handles Well
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Cons

  • Poor Tires

Best Uses

  • Trail Riding

Comments:

I love this bike more every time I ride it. Money very well spent. It handles off road and paved trails with confidence. Very easy pedaling, great brakes.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bike!!

By Derr

from Austin, MN

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Good Geometry
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Handles Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Descending
    • Trail Riding
    • Climbing
    • Urban Riding
    • Single Track

    Comments:

    I just bought this bike after comparing other bikes for a while. I would buy this bike a hundred times all over again. I love this bike. Its smooth, solid, fast and just amazing.

    • Gift:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Ash

    from Perth, Australia

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Good Geometry
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Tires

    Best Uses

    • Single Track
    • Trail Riding
    • Urban Riding

    Comments:

    Love this bike to bits. Go everywhere on it, cycle paths and into the woods. The only things i can find fault in it are the tires, pedals and maybe the handle bar grips.

    • Gift:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    First bike - make sure to get the right

    By Sharkith

    from Sheffield

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Good Geometry
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Single Track
      • Climbing
      • Trail Riding

      Comments:

      This is my main bike and I do love it. I have learned to be able to strip most of it down and replace all of the parts. My only gripe is that the plonker who sold it to me sold a size too small and the geometry on descents is very poor as a result. This bike has amazing balance and in the main is great for climbing. The problem is because the size is wrong (note not a problem with the bike as a whole) it really feels poor going down steep inclines. I love the bike though and blame the seller on providing me with a bike frame what was too small for my height.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Handling, Great bike

      By Kourosh

      from Richmond Hill, Canada

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Trail Riding
      • Urban Riding
      • Climbing
      • Single Track
      • Descending

      Comments:

      This is my first real mountain bike that i purchased my self, first i was going to buy the 6000 model 2010 after research and i didn't even consider the 6500 cause of the price but at the day that i went to buy i saw this bike sitting on side, it catch my attention how beautiful it was and then i jumped on it and i just pedal a few steps away in store.... oh my goodnesss this is Crazy, its very light to me amazing brakes and handling, i felt all that in just a second, so i said no way to the 6000 (i'm talking about 2010 models) just swipe the credit card i will take this babe home. and then after i'm still very happy with it, amazing climbing and gears... just need frequent gear adjustments which is not a big deal take only 2 min to get it done.

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      4.0

      Nice Ride

      By Tim

      from Lafayette, Indiana

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Durable
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Poor Tires

      Best Uses

      • Urban Riding
      • Trail Riding
      • Single Track

      Comments:

      The bike is a great ride, only wishes that I had more time to ride!

      • Gift:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good components shimano

      By joel lawingco

      from philippines

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Poor Tires
      • pedals are not too great

      Best Uses

      • Trail Riding
      • Urban Riding
      • Single Track

      Comments:

      i used trail,good components shimano,rockshox fork,nice braking on downhill as well goemetry frame.things are not great on this bike tires and pedals too rapidly broken.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      This bike is a tank, can go anywhere.

      By Scooter

      from Enfield, NH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Durable
      • Good Geometry
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Broke 2 rear derailers

      Best Uses

      • Descending
      • Following dear trails
      • Single Track
      • Trail Riding
      • Climbing

      Comments:

      2008 6500, Ride this bike in the woods of NH/VT, I have never had a tire failure or broken parts except for 2 rear drailer hangers on logs.(Now have SLX derailer) Most of my riding is in woods, nothing but dear trails, so did add discs to assist in down hill control. I beat this bike and it just keeps on going.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Bike!

      By hipomatt

      from Fairfield, CT

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry
      • Durable
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail Riding
        • Single Track
        • Descending
        • Climbing
        • Urban Riding

        Comments:

        My old bike was 14 years old. This bike is like night and day. It is a great price for top quality components. I feel a lot more confident on this bike. I am not afraid to go on terrain that I wouldn't try with my old bike. I would recommend this bike to anyone.

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        • No
         
        4.0

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        By chops

        from in a middle of a feild

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Handles Well
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Front mech
        • Poor Tires

        Best Uses

        • Single Track
        • Trail Riding

        Comments:

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