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Trek Navigator 2.0

Trek Navigator 2.0

2012

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5.0 stars
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2012 Trek Navigator 2.0

Trek's Navigator 2.0 lets you enjoy scenic streets and fun trails in luxurious comfort. Its relaxed frame design and adjustable stem put you in a back-friendly, upright riding position. The suspension fork, shock-absorbing seatpost and comfort saddle soak up the bumps for a velvety-smooth ride. Plus, the Navigator's durable wheels, Bontrager tires and quick-shifting Shimano/SRAM drivetrain guarantee easy, fun and efficient riding every time.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha White aluminum
    Fork SR SunTour NEX, 50mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager 550
    Hubs Aluminum
    Tires Bontrager H2, 26 x 2.0
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X-3
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34
    Shifters SRAM 3.0 Comp Twist
    Handlebars Steel riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite LE
    Stem Aluminum, adjustable
    Brake Levers Tektro
    Brakes Tektro linear-pull
    Pedals Wellgo platform
    Saddle Bontrager Suburbia w/supersoft padding
    Seatpost Aluminum suspension

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Pros

    • Stylish  (40)
    • Comfortable  (32)
    • Lightweight  (30)
    • Versatile  (23)
    • Durable  (22)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (3)
    • 223242 chainring needed 
    • No fenders 
    • Pedals are cheapi 
    • Weak rear wheel spokes 

    Best Uses

    • Leisurely rides  (45)
    • Street riding  (38)
    • Commuting  (25)
    • Uneven surfaces  (21)
    • Light riding  (5)

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    4.0

    Fast&strong for heavy century touring

    By bikeevcc

    from Calgary Alberta

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Seat Post Shock Absorber
    • Pannier Mounts On Forks
    • Comfortable seat
    • Adjustable Handlebar Stem
    • Versatile
    • Comfortable
    • Stylish
    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

    • 223242 Chainring Needed
    • Weak Rear Wheel Spokes
    • No fenders

    Best Uses

    • Light Trails
    • Long distance touring
    • Street Riding
    • Shopping
    • Commuting
    • Uneven Surfaces
    • Winter Commuting
    • Leisurely Rides

    Comments:

    Bontrager AT550 rear wheel spokes broke about every 1300 kms especially on rutted ice in the winter with studded tires and required constant truing. Spokes always broke on the gear side where the spoke bends at the hub. Rebuilt rear wheel with higher quality spokes and never had one break after 5200km even when doing torque wheelies to pedal over curbs and rough ground. You need a mtn bike with shocks on Calgary's broken pathways. Original brake pads don't work in winter. Get cheaper and softer brake pads and they will always work even when the rims ice up otherwise the rear brake will stop working on icy roads... not good. Steering is too sensitive and you can't ride hands free. Adding 20-25lbs to a front pannier rack makes for superb steering and reduces the sensitivity so the bike feels much more stable. This is one bike where my feet don't hit the front wheel when turning. Buy a rear rack with clip-in rear rack bag with panniers that zip up into a pocket. Superb! There is a huge gear jump between 1st and 2nd gear (10 teeth worth). Originally had one reasonably good low gear and top gear is barely usable because of the upright seated position needed for touring and the air resistance from cycling in top gear sitting upright. Changing to a 22/32/42 chainring creates 4 more lower gears but you lose one top gear in the process. Good trade off for self supported tours as the low gear is now a useable 16 gear inches for tough hills and I gained four closer spaced low gears for hills. This bike can climb 60 degree slopes in 2nd or 3rd gear easily as long as you can keep the front wheel on the ground (hence the need for panniers and weight on the front plus improving my climbing technique). Tires had very soft rubber and I have had several staples punch holes through the tires, requiring the tire to be patched. Bought H2 Bontrager tires and am much happier with the harder rubber. The original tires and new tires both are extremely easy to pedal as they have very little tread but hold up to 80 psi. Rode home several kilometers with a 1/8" hole and tire still didn't go flat! Lots of air in them tires! Be careful though, when the tire pressure is gone the tires simply fall off the rim... no need for tire irons to remove the tires! Averaged 26kph on my road bike century. Averaged 24 kph with gear reduction crankset over some extremely steep back gravel roads and highways. Considering the extra 50 lbs of weight, there wasn't much reduction in average speed. Faster pedaling suits my ability and 6 1/2 hour centuries still left me feeling great so I did two centuries with one day of local riding in between with this sweet heart of a bike! I think most people would prefer better quality spokes from Bontrager instead of dealing with broken spokes all the time as they are very difficult to fix when always breaking on the gear side and could result in a breakdown miles from help unless you have a freewheel remover socket and a six foot breaker bar with you. My wife's bike required the rear wheel spokes to be backed off and retensioned so this rear wheel issue is not isolated to one bike. For most people, I believe they would prefer the mountain touring chainring for lower gearing and carrying groceries or touring gear. I really loved that this bike was such a well handling machine on studded winter tires and laughed myself silly trying to climb what seemed like impossibly steep slopes. Also makes a fantastic touring machine on a budget! One minor issue with winter/mud use. The front tire throws up dirt at the bottom of the crank where bare shift cables slide. If dirt gets in here you can have delayed shifting to higher gears so squirt some oil on the cable guides. Fully encased cables would have been a better design otherwise cables have to be replaced every few years. Wore out two chains, two freewheels, one derailleur in 5200 kms and still going strong. Considering all the winter cycling, salt and grit, the bike has held up well. Only other minor issue is the paint is easily damaged and has already chipped in spots even though I'm careful not to ding the paint. For the price, this is a fantastic deal. Only need a belt drive and internal hub and Trek would have built the best heavy touring bike ever!

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    4.0

    Great adult commuter and recreation bike

    By Timbuk4

    from Burlington, VT

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light Trails
      • Leisurely Rides
      • Uneven Surfaces
      • Street Riding
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I was so happy to find this bike after looking at several cruisers and commuters. It is very comfortable but with higher quality gearing making it more practical in my hilly city. I had almost given up bike riding because I could no longer get comfortable on my 20 y.o. hybrid, which was a professionally fitted quality bike. Now, I am commuting to work in complete comfort 3 days a week. The Navigator almost eliminates pressure on my hands, arm, wrists and shoulders and the slightly more vertical riding position removes the need to crane my head and neck upward to see straight ahead. I'm 47yo, 6', 200#. The replacement model is the "shift" series which are functionally similar but have better shifters. Honestly, I liked the newer shift's features better but the dull colors were a turn off.

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      5.0

      Update: almost a thousand miles.

      By SDLocal

      from Palm Springs, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Stylish
      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          This is a great bike. I pound it every day at least 20-30 miles a day, every day. I live in the SoCal desert and I take this Trek all over the place; plenty of miles off-road in the desert; it's good on the road and trustworthy on desert trails. I recommend this bike, 100%. I love this bike. Every day, at least 20 miles a day.

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          5.0

          Buy this bike. Do it.

          By Kris k.

          from SoCal

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Durable
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Street Riding
            • Leisurely Rides
            • Light Trails
            • Commuting
            • Uneven Surfaces

            Comments:

            Buy this bike. I love this bike. Here's the thing; I wrecked it while riding late at night in the SoCal desert and it saved me. The big overdone front suspension saved me.This is such a GREAT BIKE. For the money, you can't beat it. People whine that it's heavy, but this is not true. I'm 56 years old, 6 feet tall, 185 pounds and I can haul this bike on my shoulder up and down the desert trails, no problemo. It's not heavy. No way. I love this bike. I absolutely recommend it.It's in the shop now -- crash inspection, my fault -- and I can hardly wait to get it back.Trek Navigator 2.0. Buy it, yo. You won't regret it.

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            5.0

            1 of my Best Purchases Ever!

            By NewRider24

            from Ventura, California

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Versatile
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Street Riding

              Comments:

              I am new to cycling so this is baby's 1st bike, so to speak. I absolutely love it! I mainly ride on the road but I like that it's still a bike and can take it on a trail or camping. It's easy to get it in and out of my relatively small car and although it could be lighter, I can still carry it up my apartment stairs with ease. My only complaint is the gears can be tough at times and sometimes I feel like an outsider without a road bike when out there with the avid riders. But I am a beginner and comfortable and this bike makes me love riding!

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              5.0

              Sweet!!

              By John @ nesquehoning

              from Nesquehoning Pa.

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Versatile
              • Add street tires Flames

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Street Riding

                Comments:

                I deliver Pizza,s on my 2.0!! Sooooo Cool, The bike handles great even in tight situations. I,ve owned the 1.0 too.,Gave it to my son. I,m planning on owning the 3.0 one day. I,ve already to it for a ride and i fell in love with it.

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                4.0

                Touring Minnesota via Trek Navigator 2.0

                By [@]

                from Alexandria, MN

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Stylish
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Leisurely Rides
                  • Street Riding
                  • Light Trails

                  Comments:

                  This is as good as it gets. We've had our bikes for six months now and we're definitely impressed. Stylish and easy to maneuver, we would like to plan an actual trip with them. Highly recommended.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Bike!!! Love to Ride.

                  By Ron

                  from West of Indianapolis

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Versatile
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Leisurely Rides
                    • Street Riding
                    • Commuting
                    • Light Trails

                    Comments:

                    Average 10 to 25 mile trips. Great Core builder. Most comfortable Bike I have ever owned

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                    5.0

                    beautiful and smooth.

                    By DeathBotGamma

                    from Erie P.a.

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Pedals are cheapi

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuterfitness

                      Comments:

                      I use this bike for commuting and recreational riding. I ride almost everyday. Since I injured my lower back I couldn't ride a mountain bike or road bike without severe pain. My wife found this bike and it rides magnificently. Never again will I purchase sporting good store bikes. This bike is awesome.

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                      5.0

                      Have bike will travel.

                      By Davey Boy

                      from Edmonton, Alberta

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Versatile
                      • Comfortable saddle
                      • Comfortable
                      • Easy to handle
                      • Easy on the Back
                      • Stylish
                      • Relaxing ride

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Quick trips to the store
                        • Leisurely Rides
                        • Street Riding
                        • Commuting

                        Comments:

                        After riding this bike this bike I realized that I have been abusing myself for far too long on my mountain bike. The Navigator is so easy to handle and comfortable that I am inspired to get out and get some exercise. Riding this bike reminds me of my first bike as a kid and the excitement that I felt. It's great to find that excitement again.

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