Nashbar Trekking Bike

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Nashbar Trekking Bike
Trekking feels better when you're on a lightweight aluminum frame, an excellent suspension fork, Shimano drivetrain components, and 24 speeds of climbing, top-end, and long distance options.

The Nashbar Trekking Bike brings together all the best of the cycling world. You get nice, big 700c wheels for efficiency, control, and obstacle clearing, but you also get slick tires that are skinnier than mountain bike tires so you can still assault roads and streets without losing all your energy in the tires. Plus the Suntour suspension fork means you're ready for a little off-road, curb hopping, and gravel/dirt path riding when it suits you.

The Shimano Altus/Acera drivetrain gives you quick, efficient, and low-maintenance shifting...so you're never left skipping gears on a steep climb; and alloy riser bars and stem keep you more upright in the saddle so it's always comfortable on your joints and back.

  • Aluminum frame is lightweight, strong, and corrosion resistant
  • Suntour 700c fork gives you 50mm of travel to absorb road bumps comfortably
  • Shimano drivetrain is smooth, responsive, and dependable
  • Upright geometry keeps you more upright for better riding comfort
  • Slick 700c tires are efficient and smooth on roads, gravel, and dirt
  • Mountain bike style bars provide excellent control and 360 degree visibility
Nashbar Trekking Bike
  • FRAME Aluminum
  • FORK Suntour Shock SF13
  • HEADSET FSA
  • CRANKSET Suntour CW-13 48/38/28t 170mm
  • CASSETTE CS-HG41 / 11-34 8-SPEED
  • SHIFTERS Shimano Altus
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Acera
  • BRAKES Promax Alloy Linear Pull
  • LEVERS Shimano Altus
  • TIRES Kenda K-879 / 700 x 35c / 22tpi /
  • WHEELSET Alex DC25 / ALLOY DW 700 x 32
  • BARS Alloy W 600mm , R 30mm ,6d ,C 25.4mm
  • STEM Alloy Adjustable
  • SEATPOST Alloy suspension seatpost 27.2 x 350
  • SADDLE Velo VL-3032A
  • CHAIN Z-7 8-speed
  • PEDALS Platform
  • GRIPS/BAR TAPE Velo Kraton Rubber
  • BOTTOM BRACKET
  • HANDLEBAR
  • GRIPS/TAPE
  • RACK MOUNTS
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Trekking Bike
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (14)
  • Durable (9)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (13)
  • Road biking (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (10), Avid cyclist (6), Commuter (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (3)

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4.0

Battle Tank That's Good For All Terrains

By Will

from Bronx, NY

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

    Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

    I bought this as an everyday commuter that could handle the rough and tough streets of NYC. I was really impressed with the build quality of this bike. I normally ride road bikes, but needed something that can 'take a licking...' unlike the delicate road bike that I normally ride. I am a little heavier this season so I purposely put this bike through the ringer to see if it could withstand the abuse. I purposely took the streets that are full of pot holes, cobblestone roads, and dirt paths. I rode on grass, jumped side walks and hit steel plates on the streets and this bike was completely unfazed.
    This bike is built like a freakin' battle tank. The only con to this is that it's a little on the heavy side, but it was expected. I have gotten used to the lightness of my road bike. Make no mistake though, this bike picks up descent speed! The only thing is that you have to push a little harder due to the weight which actually works out better as a good training bike.
    Bottom line: This is a great all terrain bicycle with bang for the buck. It's built solid with decent quality parts. This bike could easily sell for 150-200 dollars more. Nashbar is giving a great deal.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not as happy as the other reviewers

    By Rob

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

      Just to note, I ride a lot. I have a racing bike but that is inconvenient for weekend leisurely rides with the family. This bike was purchased for simple leisure rides.

      I have purchased things from Nashbar in the past and always had a good experience. But not so much with this bike. It was on back-order, with very little communication from Nashbar as to when it would be delivered. I did get some emails but the content of which seemed to be inaccurate when I spoke with customer service to confirm. I spoke with them on two occasions and on one of those times, I seemed to catch some attitude from the rep. So, almost 3 months later, the bike finally shows up. Reading the other reviews, I was expecting to be very happy. The bike came with almost no instructions on assembly. Can't be that hard you think. Not really, except, the handlebars were assembled backwards and it took me a while to figure that out. Why? Cuz there were no instructions, that's why! Also, you start putting stuff together to then realize another part has to go on first. All in all, took probably close to an hour to get the bike together. The back wheel seems ok, front wheel is completely out of true. I know the bike was inexpensive but that isn't something I can tackle myself, so now I have to bring it into the shop to have adjusted. The Derailleur was mostly out of tune too so I'll likely need to have the bike shop do that also. Finally, there was one sheet of instruction for the pedals. It stated that I need grease on the threads before installing, so a trip to the store to get grease. Nashbar, you cant include a little package of grease to make it easy for your customers? Finally, there was a bag of parts/screws. Where do they go? Who knows since there are no instructions. There also are a couple of reflectors included too but they don't seem to fit anywhere. The tubing is too large for the reflectors on every part of the bike, so they are basically worthless.

      Overall, the bike seems well made and I think it will be ok once its all said and done. But the entire process of getting the bike with huge delays and the quality of QA from the factory seems to be quite low, and the extra cost to get the wheel trued has killed the excitement I had for this purchase.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great Value!

      By T-Lo

      from Gainesville, FL

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

            I recently bought this bicycle to help with rehab after total knee replacement surgery. I am now 8 weeks post surgery and have been riding the bike 15 to 20 miles per day for the last 2 weeks. Impressions: the bike is very adjustable which facilitates the ability to tune fitament as my knee gains range of motion and strength. The down-sloping top tube makes this bike easy to mount and dismount.

            The only negative I've found relates to the pedals. I've been cut/scratched three times now when my leg has lightly come in contact with the teeth on the pedal as I straddled the bike. I've ordered a set of Nashbar Verge platform pedals which should remedy the problem.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Commuter Bike

            By Joe

            from Hagerstown, MD

            About Me Commuter

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good handling
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City

              Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

              I am very happy with this bike especially for the price. I commute 11 miles/day and it is working great, although currently only about 300 miles on the bike. Easily installed rear rack/saddlebags, lights, fenders and pump. Shifting is crisp, brakes are strong and smooth. Handles well even in rain. The bike is comfortable, especially with the adjustable stem and shock fork. I did replace the pedals with favorite platforms.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Bike

              By LFOD

              from Naches, WA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

                    This bike was very easy to assemble. There were no adjustments to be made other than the front brake that needs to have the cable attached and cut to length. The wheels were true out of the box. Remember that the pedals need to be attached to the correct side or you will strip the threads trying. I am a runner and use this bike for some low impact training when needed. A bike with similar components at a shop would cost hundreds more.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good value for the dollar

                    By Chip

                    from Mustang, OK

                    About Me Commuter

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • No Limits

                      Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

                      Bought the bike to commute to work. Have limited miles on it at this time due to the cold weather-but it shifts very well rides comfortably and is lightweight. I never had anything but road bikes and I'm thrilled at the experience and I'm looking forward to riding with my grandkids now, off-road. I hope they can keep up. I appreciate the direct and honest reviews from others they helped me decide on this particular bicycle.

                      • Cycling Style:
                      • Comfort Oriented
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Got to be one of the best values around

                      By GDawg

                      from Fountain Hills, AZ

                      About Me Commuter

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Commuting/City
                        • Road Biking

                        Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

                        This bike was purchased as a replacement for my Cannondale mountain bike that was stolen about 4 months ago. I was using the Cannondale as a commuter 5 days a week to ride to work and back. It's a very hilly ride with some stretches of gravel. Although the Cannondale was an excellent bike it was not the fastest or most comfortable ride for commuting. I wanted a bike that was faster, more comfortable and generally more suited for the type of riding I was doing without breaking the bank. I have to say I could not be more pleased with my choice to purchase the Bike Nashbar Trekking bike! The bike is fast, nimble, comfortable and a joy to ride. I've owned bikes costing 6 times what I paid for this. This and a dual suspension Iron Horse I had built up for extreme riding are my all time favorites for obvious different reasons. The parts spec is excellent with as close to flawless shifting as I have experienced with the xt, xtr set ups I have grown accustomed to using. It is light weight for this type of bike. Unlike many bikes set up like this the 50 mm front fork actually works for smoothing out the bumps and potholes. It's surprisingly supple and does not pogo like most I've tried. The suspension seatpost works equally well. The seat is probably the most comfortable I've used and is perfect for commuting. This bike is fast enough that I purchase a carbon fiber seat post and racing saddle to use on the days I just want to feel the speed. The adjustable stem is great to set up for a more aggressive riding position and gives you the feeling of a much higher end road bike. I did have some problems with the peddles. I kept getting popping and clicking when the drive train was under stress. LOTS of WD40 sprayed directly into the peddle bearings solved the problem. Even if I had to replace the peddles I would have still given this bike 5 stars. It's a killer deal!

                        • Cycling Style:
                        • Comfort Oriented
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Very happy with this bike!

                        By Robin

                        from Vancouver, WA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Low cost
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Commuting/City
                          • Paved Or Gravel Trail
                          • Road Biking

                          Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

                          I'm very happy with this bike. I had done a lot of shopping around and had pretty much settled on one of a couple DiamondBack models. Then as I was looking for a good retailer for the DB bikes I discovered Nashbar and this bike and I was impressed. It has the same or better components as the DB bikes I was looking at and so it seemed like an excellent deal. I went for it.

                          I was a little more rusty at bike assembly and maintenance than I thought I was (it's been 15 years or more so I should have anticipated that) so it took longer for me to assemble and tune the bike than I expected. But I got it done without any issues and I've been riding almost every day since. The bike feels very nimble and quick compared to my old MTB.

                          I'm planning on ordering another NB-TRK in a few days for a family member.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          so far, so good

                          By Paulie

                          from Miami FL

                          About Me Avid Cyclist

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Commuting/City
                            • Road Biking

                            Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

                            It's been very comfy & stable, at a great price. I've added a rear rack, tire liners & drilled the rim valve holes so it can take schrader tubes - mine came with prestas.

                            Haven't taken any really long rides with it yet, but it'll prolly work out AOK.

                            • Cycling Style:
                            • Comfort Oriented
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Good but needs a lot of tuning

                            By Eric93se

                            from NY

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

                                  I wanted to let everyone know that the bearings were way too tight on both wheels. When they are too tight they will wear down faster and it will be harder to peddle. Checking the front bearing was easy since the wheel is off the bike when it arrives, I waited a couple days before checking the rear, but it too was tight. I don't think most bike shops will tune the bearings, you would have to ask I think. I originally got the 19" model and it was way too big (5ft9" 28" inseam) The 17" is a good fit and is on the big side for me. I only checked the front bearing on the 19" and it was way too tight, too bad I wasted time one the 19" and the bearing, I should have check that the bike fit before doing any extra work on it.
                                  Front and rear dereailers needed tuning, a bit of a pain, I didn't realize there were cable microadjusters. For the front dereailer the microadjuster is on the handle, for the rear its on the derailer.
                                  Only small adjustments were made to the brake pads.

                                  Youtube has plenty of videos for doing all the adjustments. If you not sure watch a bunch from different authors.

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                                  • No

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