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 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
  • SEATPOST Alloy suspension seatpost 27.2 x 350
  • CASSETTE CS-HG41 / 11-34 8-SPEED
  • WHEELSET Alex DC25 / ALLOY DW 700 x 32
  • HANDLEBAR Alloy
  • SADDLE Velo VL-3032A
  • BRAKES Promax Alloy Linear Pull
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney
  • LEVERS Shimano Altus
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Acera
  • TIRES Kenda K-879 / 700 x 35c / 22tpi /
  • SHIFTERS Shimano Altus
  • BARS Alloy W 600mm , R 30mm ,6d ,C 25.4mm
  • BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Altus
  • CHAIN Z-7 8-speed
  • STEM Alloy Adjustable
  • PEDALS Platform
  • CRANKSET Suntour CW-13 48/38/28t 170mm
  • GRIPS/BAR TAPE Velo Kraton Rubber
  • BOTTOM BRACKET
  • GRIPS/TAPE
  • RACK MOUNTS
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Trekking Bike
 
4.5

(based on 52 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (33)
  • Durable (26)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (37)
  • Road biking (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (29), Avid cyclist (12), Commuter (10)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (43)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 52 customers

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4.0

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By grey ghost

from Cullowhee, NC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

    I've taken the bike on several rides now and absolutely love it! I've ridden some pavement, some dirt, and some rocky areas. It's light, has user friendly controls, and is a blast to ride. I would recommend this to all.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great bike so far with small flaw

    By J

    from NYC

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Very Uncomfortabe Seat

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

    I LOVE this bike but I'm going to have to replace the seat. It is extremely uncomfortable and my commute is not even that far. They almost hit a home run here.

    I'm wondering if Nashbar would do an exchange for me. Been using it for less than 2 weeks. I'll reach out and see.

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

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Decent bike, decent price

    By imenuru

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Shifts Smoothly
    • Smooth Ride
    • Well-packed
    • Wide Gear Range

    Cons

    • Adjustments Required
    • Assembly Required
    • Difficult Pedaling

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

    70 year old man who rides 15-30 miles several times a week mostly on paved surfaces or improved trails. I own three other bikes, none with shock absorbers.

    I wanted a hybrid bike with front shocks because I often ride on bike paths with roots and potholes. I was influenced to buy this bike by the very high ratings and praise in other reviews, but was disappointed that it is actually a mediocre, but utilitarian bike - better than a cheap big box store bike - which will be okay on the bike trail.

    Positives: Well packed and well shipped; minimal assembly and mostly minor (if you know what you are doing) adjustments required; tires provide a much smoother ride than I expected; front and rear derailleurs shift smoothly and accurately after minor adjustments; adjustable handlebar stem a plus. I'm 5'6" with a 29 inch inseam, and the 17" model fits me pretty well while allowing me to ride in an upright position.

    Neutral comments: If you have not done much bike mechanical work, I would strongly recommend that you purchase your bike from a local bike shop (after test riding several makes and models in your price range) and have them set it up for you; I had to do a lot of minor adjustments to get things working well for me. The components are what you would expect for a bike in this price range - not great but not awful. I highly recommend toe clips (or cleated pedals and bike shoes) for this bike.

    Negatives: Pedaling is more difficult than I expected - everything's aligned properly, the wheels turn freely, the brakes don't rub, I lubricated the chain well (did make a noticeable difference), the chain doesn't rub, yet I have to shift much more often than I do on my other bikes. It's difficult to ride hands free (I don't ride hands free, but I do use that as a check on how well a bike is made and aligned). Several components that needed adjustment were over-tightened and difficult to loosen - especially the seat (needed to change the angle and move it back); I almost broke an allen wrench trying to loosen it (finally got it to break free by tapping the bolt with a hammer and using a 12" wrench on the allen wrench for more leverage.

    So my inflated expectations were not met, but I got my money's worth buying it on sale.

    I would not recommend this to a non-mechanically inclined friend, but I would recommend that a friend give my bike a whirl, and if they liked it, then they would get decent value for their money.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Nice bike for the price

    By Matt

    from Shrewsbury, MA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Light Trail Riding

      Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

      Got this bike to ride with the kids so I didn't have to borrow one or use my road bike.
      Note on the size, I'm 5'8" and got the 17" which is perfect. (Chart recommended 19"...glad I called)
      I've only had it a couple weeks, but so far very pleased with the purchase. I got this on sale so the value was great for an Al bike with Shimano components.I didn't want a heavy department store bike with lousy grip shift. I normally do the minor adjustments on my bike and found this was real easy to get together (yes there are no instructions)about 30 min. Slapped the wheels, handlebar and seat on; attached the cable for the front brake and was pretty much on my way. To my surprise the shifting was functional, though both derailleurs need some minor tweaking to work a little smoother.
      I could see using this for some light trails/mountain biking, but nothing to intense.
      Perfect for what I wanted,rides around town and through the wooded trails with the kids!

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great bike for the price

      By Jessica

      from New Jersey

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

        Casual bike riding for exercise and fun. Shock absorbers are great and the seat is very comfortable!

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great Value in for Womens Bike

        By MS Rider

        from Madison, MS

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Solid

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

        All comments regarding WOMEN's Treking bike frame. The bike is rock solid, and has great value for price. No instructions, so you will need a bit of knowledge to put together - not for a novice! Changed out the seat to get wider, cushier ride. Womens frame only has one spot for water bottles. Womens frame will NOT ACCEPT CENTER MOUNTED KICK STAND. Adjustable handle bars, and seat, make this up right rider very comfortable.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Update on the tires

        By RoadBike64

        from Central Virginia

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

          I commented about the tires in my last review of this bike and said that I would probably replace them with smoother tires. Don't think so any more. We had a thunderstorm last night and this morning there was still a lot of rain on the road. I though that I would arrive at my office with a stripe down my back. Didn't happen. The engineering design of these tires is outstanding. I drove through two inch deep, half-a-block-long "puddles" at a safe speed this morning and the design of the tires channeled the tire spray low and away from the bike. There was essentially no spray at all around the tire and vertically into the air, or my back. I now love these tires!

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Outstanding Value

          By RoadBike64

          from Central Virginia

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Comfort
          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Rails-to-trails

            Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

            This is my second Nashbar bike purchase. I bought my wife an AT2 mountain bike last year. I was so happy with the quality of that bike that I ordered this for me.

            I'm a 64 year old bike commuter. After run-ins with auto drivers who don't see bikes in intersections and the resulting back surgeries and neck surgery I decided that I wanted a bike that would let me assume a more upright riding position. Assembly was quick and painless although I did spend about 30 minutes tuning the front derailleur so that it would shift noiselessly across the full range of gears. No matter how much I tightened the seat post clamp the seat post still gradually sunk into the seat tube (probably too much lubricant in the seat post from the factory). Light sanding of the seat post with fine emery cloth seems to have solved that problem. I put 100 miles on the bike in the first five days and it is working great. I will eventually replace tires that have a rather aggressive tread pattern with road tires because all of my riding is on paved roads and trails.

            Love the bike and I even appreciate the low key paint job.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I gave away my old bike which was still good mechanically.

            By Jens

            from SD

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

              Easy assembly: Attached seat, handlebars and front wheel to the frame. Adjusted front brakes. No adjustment needed on derailleurs or rear brakes. Adjusted seat and handlebars several times until very comfortable riding. I did change the seat to one which is wider and more comfortable for my 70 year old butt. I'll give the seat away to a younger rider. Bicycle seat choice is always a personal rider-specific decision.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Nice bike for trails

              By VT Boarder

              from Hyde Park, VT

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Rides Well
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trail Riding

                Comments about Nashbar Trekking Bike:

                I have been a Nashbar customer for decades. When it became apparent to me that my road biking days are mostly behind me, I looked here first. This trekking bike caught my eye; good price and a holiday discount. I am big (6'5") with long legs. I am very comfortable on this bike. Decent seat, easy, well functioning gears, and an adjustable stem are nice features. Assembly was not hard, for someone comfortable with wrenching their own bike. It seems well engineered and well built. Not bombproof, but sturdy enough. I will be interested to see how it rides for something in the 40 to 60 mile range. So far great for what I intend to use it for. I just rode it on the carriage roads at Acadia National park and it was perfect.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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