Trek Roscoe 8 2020 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on August 24, 2020

OVERVIEW
Category 
Bikes
Make
Trek
Model

Roscoe 8

Type
Mountain Bike
Year
2020

Trek Roscoe 8 Review

Trek Roscoe 8 is an ideal ride for individuals who are seeking to go biking on hard, gravelly, and swampy grounds. Its tires are middle fat, which makes riding on hard swampy paths and dirt roads effortless.

This bike features Shimano MT500 Hydraulic Disc Brakes, which provides riders with highly reliable brakes to stop at any speed. The Maxxis Rekon tires have a great grip on all types of trails with a great roll and fabulous traction.

Alpha Gold Aluminium frame

Trek Roscoe 8 features an Alpha Gold Aluminium frame that is light in weight and allows for the addition of upgrades if need be.

The alpha frame is attached to a RockShox 35 Gold solo air spring fork that lends to the sturdy build and flexibility of the bike.

SRAM NX Eagle 1×12 Drivetrain

The SRAM NX Eagle 1×12 Drivetrain is an important feature of the Trek roscoe that allows it to change speed seamlessly on any front.

This speed change is enhanced by a Truvativ descendant 6k Eagle chainset that easily converts cycles to quick propulsion

Shimano MT500 Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Equipped with the Shimano MT500 Hydraulic Disc Brakes, riders are sure to have total control of the bike both on-road and off-road.

Working in this department also is the Truvativ power spline bottom bracket that has a threaded cartridge to ensure maximum performance even in the worst conditions.

Maxxis Rekon 27.5 x 2.8” Tyres

Reinforced with high-quality Maxxis Rekon 27.5 x 2.8” Tyres, these tires assure riders smooth journey on all surfaces without worry. The Tyres of the Trek Roscoe 8 is built and covered to have a firm grip on any type of terrain with superb traction.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Fork: 120 mm travel, Solo Air spring, Boost 110, RockShox 35 Gold, Motion control damper, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, lockout

Frame: 5 mm QR, Tapered head tube, Kickstand and rack mount, Alpha Gold Aluminium, Boost 141, dropper post routing and internal derailleur

Shifters: 12 speed, SRAM NX Eagle

Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle

Bottom Bracket: 118 mm spindle, Threaded cartridge, 73 mm, Truvativ Powerspline

Chain: 12 speed, SRAM NX Eagle

Chainset: Boost, Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, 30T alloy ring,

Cassette: 11-50, SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 12 speed

Bracket: MT500 caliper, Shimano hydraulic disc, MT501 lever

Pedals: Supplied

Headset: 1.5” bottom, Semi-integrated, Cartridge bearing, 1-1/8” top

Handlebar: 15 mm rise, Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm

Stem: 0 degrees, Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8m

Rear Hub: Boost141, Formula DCL-141Q, 5mm QR, 6-bolt, sealed bearing, Shimano 10 freehub

Front Hub: Sealed bearing, 15 mm thru-axle, alloy axle, Bontrager alloy, Boost110, 6-bolt

Rims: Presta valve, 28-hole, Bontrager Line 40, Tubeless Ready

Grips: Nylon lock-on, Bontrager XR Trail Comp

Saddle: Steel rails, Bontrager Arvada

Weight: M – 14.55 kg / 32.07 lbs (alongside tubes)

Tires: 60 TPI, 27.5X2.80”, Wire bead, Maxxis Rekon

Seatpost: 31.6 mm, Internal routing, TranzX JD-YSP18

Pros
R

It has reliable MT500 Hydraulic Disc Brakes

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Its tires are made of high-quality materials that guarantee longevity

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It has a very responsive and lightweight frame

Cons
Q

It cant take extremely large tires

FAQs

Is it possible to reduce the size of the tire without having to change the rims?

Yes, this bike can also use a 2.6’’ size tire.

What is the largest tire that works well with the Trek Roscoe 8?

It is not recommended that you use tires larger than 3 inches.

Conclusion

Trek Roscoe 8 is one great bike to have if traversing various landscapes is the aim. With a well-threaded tire, great breaks, a 12 gear shifting system, and a flexible metal alloy frame, the bike was built for great performance even at the worst weather conditions.

Latest Price: Trek Roscoe 8

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