Trek Mt 220 Review

By: John Mark

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Trek Mt 220 2014 [Review]

MT 220
Mountain Bike

The Trek MT 220 is a starter mountain bike for kids made with an aluminum frame that is strong and durable. It is available in different sizes and for both boys and girls. The bike is known for its suspension fork, 21-speed Shimano drivetrain, and Bontrager tires. These features work together to give the bike its comfortable feel, making it suitable for young bikers. The trek MT 220 comes with linear-pull brakes which provide a powerful stop, making the bike very safe for kids.


Linear-pull Brakes

These brakes, otherwise known as direct-pull brakes or V-brakes are very powerful. Setting these brakes up and maintaining them is very easy, making it the best option for kids’ bikes. This feature makes it easy for kids to ride as fast as they want with confidence, knowing that they have a powerful brake system than works efficiently.

Alpha Silver Aluminum Frame

The bike comes with the alpha silver aluminum frame that is strong, light, and durable. This frame is designed to do well on gravel paths, rough roads, and even smooth pavements, and for the Trek MT 220, the alpha silver aluminum frame is just right for kids.

21-speed Shimano Drivetrain

This feature is very important for this bike as it gives the young bikers a wide range of gears to choose from, irrespective of terrains. With this, they can easily go up and down a hill without putting too much effort pedaling.

Dialed Suspension Fork

Getting your suspension dialed-in means to adjust the sag to fit your weight. Since the trek MT 220 is mainly for kids, the front suspension takes the weight of most kids and leaves room for adjustments. A dialed suspension balances the weight of the rider and that of the bike. 


Frame; trek alpha silver aluminum, 24 inches Dialed frame size

Fork: 50mm travel, Dialed suspension

Tires: 24×1.85 inches, Bontrager XRI

Rear derailleur: Shimano Tourney TX35

Front derailleur: Shimano Tourney

Seatpost: steel

Headset: adjustable ball bearing 

Cassette: 7-speed, freewheel, 14-28

Wheels: alloy hubs w/32h alloy rims

Crank: 42/34/24, Dialed adjustable length 127mm-152mm

Shifters: 7-speed twist, Shimano Tourney

Brakeset: alloy linear-pull brakes w/Dialed alloy levers

Pedals: platform, Dialed 24 inches size

Handlebar: Bontrager low riser, 25mm raise, 560mm

Stem: 65mm, 25-degree, Dialed

Saddle: padded, Dialed 24 inches size 


  • The Trek MT 220 bike has a strong and durable aluminum frame
  • The linear-pull brakes increase the confidence of the kids and encourage them to ride faster and farther
  • The bike offers comfort, versatility, and efficiency
  • The drivetrain makes it possible for the kids to ride smoothly on different terrains


  • Some parents may not appreciate the shocks on this bike


Is the trek MT 220 bike only for boys?

This bike is a unisex bike, suitable for both boys and girls. Though the sizes may differ for different gender, the basic features are the same.

What type of drivetrain comes with this bike, and what does it do?

The trek MT 220 comes with a 21-speed Shimano drivetrain and it makes it possible for the kids to ride on different terrains smoothly. It also offers a wide range of gears, thereby improving riding quality.


Trek MT 220 is a great mountain bike for kids. It is designed to do well on gravel paths, smooth paths, and rough roads. All its features are built to provide a comfortable ride for kids. The manufacturers of this bike also considered the parents and made the bike very easy to set up and affordable. The trek MT 220 satisfies the adventurous desires of kids while providing safety and comfort.