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Trek T900

Trek

T900
2016

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

2016 Trek T900

The T900 is a great tandem featuring Trek's lightweight Alpha Aluminum frame for efficient pedaling, a comfortable ride and confidence-inspiring stability. This bike-built-for-two sports quality Alex wheels, Shimano's precision shifting with a wide range of easy-pedaling gears for conquering all types of terrain, and linear-pull brakes for complete control. You also get puncture-resistant Bontrager Comfort tires, comfortable Bontrager seats and a rear suspension seatpost for additional comfort. The T900 is here to double your cycling fun!

Features and Information

  • Frame size (F/R): 18.5-/14.5-inch
 
Specification Description
Frame Trek Alpha White Series aluminum
Fork Trek chromoly, tandem-specific
Rims/Wheels Alex aluminum
Hubs Aluminum
Tires Bontrager Comfort Hardcase, 26 x 1.95
Crankset Tandem
Chainrings 48/38/28
Front Derailleur Shimano
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Cogs SRAM PG830, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano EF51
Handlebars Aluminum
Stem Aluminum, adjustable
Brake Levers Shimano EF51
Brakes Avid SD-3 linear-pull
Pedals Dual-density platform w/clips and straps
Saddle Bontrager Suburbi
Seatpost Front: aluminum; Rear: aluminum adjustable suspension
Accessories & Extras Bell

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

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Pros

  • Durable  (7)
  • Attractive  (6)
  • Great components  (6)
  • Handles two people well  (5)
  • Lightweight  (4)

Cons

  • Brakes 
  • Brakes are so-so 
  • Front size A little large 
  • Heavy 
  • Needs kick stand 

Best Uses

  • Touring  (7)
  • Weekend trips  (7)
  • Road rides  (6)
  • Casual rides 
  • Family fun 

Reviewed by 8 customers

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2.0

Trek T900

By LJC

from Cameron, IL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Price

Cons

  • Poor Components
  • Heavy
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Casual Rides
  • Weekend Trips

Comments:

The price is very good but the bike is sorely lacking. We replaced both seats because they were painful even after many adjustments. The stroker handle bars are to low for a tall rear rider. I could live with these deficiencies but the shifter is the absolute worse. The gears constantly shift with out ever touching the gear shift. We have only put about 40 miles on this bike but they joy is minimal due to the poor shifting

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4.0

NIce tandem at a reasonable price!

By E-Money

from Minnesota

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Durable
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Brakes
  • Stripped Eyelets

Best Uses

  • Weekend Trips
  • Touring
  • Road Rides

Comments:

My wife and I have used our T900 for one summer, and the bike carried us dependably for many hundreds of miles. Overall it's a great value. There are VERY few tandems to choose from at this price point; the only other that we could find was the Raleigh Companion, which is very similiar to the T900. We ended up going with the Trek because the aluminum frame is a bit lighter than Raleigh's steel frame, and we got a nice deal on a leftover demo bike. The T900 is definitely capable of being much more than a cruise-around-the-neighborhood tandem. It's no speedster, but it is sturdy and everything in the drivetrain works very well. We often use it to pull a child trailer with kid plus gear, and I would not hesitate to take it out for long-distance tours. At first I was skeptical of the grip shifters, but now I prefer them to thumb shifters, especially on a tandem where I'm contantly shifting and often shifting though multiple gears at a time. It's worth pointing out that bike shop empoloyees will tell you that you need a special roof rack to transport the bike, but we use a regular trunk rack on the back of my car, and it works just fine (I do remove the wheels). I should also point out that while this bike is very adjustable, it is designed for a tall captain and a short stoker. I am 6'1" and my wife is about 5'2", and it works well for us; I don't think it would work well for a tall stoker. There are a couple weaknesses worth pointing out. Most significantly the stock brakes were pathetic and insufficient for a tandem. I upgraded the brakes and levers to Avid SD5, and it works much better now. Also, after intalling and uninstalling my rear rack several times, several of the mounting eyelets on the frame became stripped; I have been able to resolve this by using bigger screws in some places and nuts/bolts in others. In most places, nuts/bolts are fine, but there is one eyelet near the cassette where this will not be possible. Smaller problems: the stock saddles are absurd monstrosities that are not suited for anything more than a ride around the block--change them out immediately after purchase. Also, the stock pedals are cheap, slippery plastic--change them out or add toe straps to keep from slipping. Overall it's a fun, quality bike at a decent price!

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5.0

Great Ride

By Bill Stamper

from Winnipeg Mb Canada

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Parts
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Components

Cons

  • Front Size A Little Large

Best Uses

  • Touring
  • Road Rides
  • Weekend Trips

Comments:

My wife and I really enjoy taking it out for rides.The high quality components with 26' tires make it very smooth and comfortable on the roads. The handing was surprising easy for a longer bike. Just need to make the front smaller so it could be easier to make adjustments for sizing. Had to drop the front seat low, which made the back handle bars lower and uncomfortable for my wife.

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5.0

It's Great To Bike Together!

By Bob P

from Narragansett, Rhode Island

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Handles A Lot Of Weight
  • Handles Two People Well
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Components

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Rides
    • Touring
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments:

    This is a great bike for my wife and I. It handles my weight well 260lbs and my wife at 115lbs. We have biked hundreds of miles with this Trek Tandum since I bought it for us as a Christmas gift in 2010. Items Added after market: Mirrycle Mountain Mirrycle Mirror Kick Stand (a must) Shimano PD-A530 Pedals (2 sets) Street/Road Tires Bontrager Ion 1 Headlight & Flare 1 Taillight Set Bontrager NCS Fenders (keeps us dry in the rain) Bontrager BackRack Town Shopper Large Pannier Pro Double Throw Pannier And lastly, A Computerized Speedometer / Odometer We also added a Pet Wagon for our two Border Collies to ride in or for carrying camping gear.

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    5.0

    T900 is great!

    By Eric

    from Deltaville, VA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Handles Two People Well
    • Durable
    • Great Components
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Touring
      • Road Rides
      • Weekend Trips

      Comments:

      Both of my girls were 5 when they learned to ride w/o training wheels. They stoked on the T900 at 4-5. It was the perfect trainer for my family. The T900 was inexpensive, I added a kickstand and removed the rear suspension seatpost to accommodate my ladies as an extra height adjustment. It is rock solid & fits in the back of my truck. Everyone digs it.

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      4.0

      Great Bike- Relationship Builder

      By Artie

      from Dartmouth, Ma

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Components
      • Handles Two People Well

      Cons

      • Brakes are so-so

      Best Uses

      • Touring
      • Weekend Trips

      Comments:

      I bought this bike to add a new healthy dimension to our relationship. My sweetheart was not a real cyclist so I didn't want to commit to a high end machine. This bike has fit the bill and then some. We ride three to four days per week in all but cold weather. Our average rides are about fifteen miles, but we have logged as much as sixty on a trip around Marthas Vineyard. After 1600 miles the only component that shows significant wear is the rear timing chainring. Not too bad considering that I'm a 260 lb. construction worker. My only want would be for a more powerful braking system. With my weight and panniers loaded with gear, I would like to stop faster. We love the bike. It draws lots of smiles and friendly comments from spectators.Thanks to Trek and my local bike shop.

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      4.0

      my wife don't have to keep up with me

      By DRAC

      from Kankakee IL.

      About Me Weekend Warrior

      Pros

      • Handles Two People Well
      • Lightweight
      • Attractive Design
      • Great Components
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Very wide turns
      • Needs kick stand

      Best Uses

      • Touring
      • Road Rides
      • Weekend Trips

      Comments:

      I have this bike and i pull a trek trailer with it. I take my wife and 2 kids out for a bike ride. Never have to stop for any one. I think it needs a kick stand why lay down [$] on the side walk. But in all a very good time for every one in my family. When my wife and I go bike I don't have to wate for her.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      T-900 This is the Bike I Ride

      By Frizzenspark

      from Reynoldsburg, OH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Handles Two People Well
      • Attractive Design
      • Great Components
      • Durable

      Cons

      • No Kick Stand

      Best Uses

      • Touring
      • Road Rides
      • Family Fun

      Comments:

      I bought this model, sight unseen, as it was still in initial production; I had a two-month wait, but was not disappointed when it arrived. I have had the bike for well over a year and have had no problems as of yet. The bike is heavy in a good kind of way, in that it is very stable, rugged, and reliable. The bike is loaded with features, and is adaptable for even more. The only real inconvenience is that the bike has no integral kick-stand and really cannot accomodate one.

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