Trek Dual Sport 2 Review

Written by:

Liam E.

Last updated:

May 28, 2020

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Trek Dual Sport 2

If you want a bike that can take you anywhere, buy the Trek Dual Sport 2. This bike performs well, whether you choose to ride it on smooth city streets or rough terrain.

The bike has 24 speeds that come in handy when riding on different surfaces.

The Trek Dual Sport 2 has a lockable SR Suntour NEX suspension fork. This allows you to lock the suspension when cycling on a smooth road and open it on rough roads for a more comfortable ride.

The bike’s hydraulic disc brakes offer fast and smooth braking in all weather conditions.

The bike is only available in two colors.

Don’t expect the Dual Sport 2 to outperform a road bike or mountain bike in their respective terrains.

The Trek Dual Sport 2 is a hybrid bike. That means like the Schwinn Circuit, it has the features of a road and off-road bicycle. Some of its key features include an Alpha Gold Aluminium frame, SR Suntour NEX suspension fork with a hydraulic lockout option, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano Tourney Front Derailleur and a Shimano Acera Rear Derailleur.

Trek is one of the biggest bicycle companies in the U.S. They manufacture all types of bikes, from kids bicycles to professional road and mountain bikes.

Their bikes are used by professional cycling teams all over the world. Former professional cyclist Lance Amstrong used Trek bikes when he competed and won the Tour De France. His victories were rescinded, but his use of Trek bikes is a significant statement on their high quality and excellent performance. 

The Trek Dual Sport 2, which is part of the Dual Sport Series comes in red and black colors.

Who is this bike for?

  • If you’re shopping for one bike you can use for commuting, exercise, or ride on various terrain, the Trek Dual Sport 2 could be the bike for you.
  • This bike is also a good option if you want a bike with excellent features at a reasonable price. Selling at $669.99 the Dual Sport 2 won’t leave a big hole in your pocket, and you’ll be getting a good bike.
Trek Dual Sport 2

Performance

Here are some of the things we like about this bike when it comes to performance: 

  • The grips on the Trek Dual Sport 2 are ergonomic and comfortable. 
  • The hydraulic brake system is currently the most powerful bike braking system available. This gives you confidence that you can come to a stop in seconds should you need too.
  • The Bontrager GR1 Comp all-terrain tires are not prone to punctures. They also have the right amount of grip for better control.
  • The bike has a high-quality, sporty saddle that makes riding the Trek Dual Sport 2 more comfortable.
  • The internal bike cabling keeps the gear and brake cables hidden, protecting them from damage. This helps ensure less maintenance is required on the bike.
  • The bike is DuoTrap S compatible, so you can track how you perform on your rides using your smart phone’s wireless feature.

Conclusion

Why choose between road and trail? Get the Trek Dual Sport 2, and you’ll have one bike that you can ride wherever you want. Whether it is tarmac, bike trails, or gravel, you choose this bike will handle it!

Specifications

Frame:

Alpha Gold Aluminum, DuoTrap S compatible, internal cable routing, rack & fender mounts, post mount disc, kickstand mount, 135x5mm QR

Suspension

SR Suntour NEX suspension fork

Fork:

SR Suntour NEX, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 100x5mm QR, 63mm travel

Rear Shock:

Front Travel:

Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100mm QR

Rear Travel:

Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5mm QR

Crankset:

Forged alloy, 48/38/28, chainguard, 170mm length

Bottom Bracket:

VP BC73, 73mm, threaded

Shifters:

Shimano Altus M315, 3 speed

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano Acera M360, long cage

Number of Gears:

Shimano HG31, 11-32, 8 speed

Brakes:

Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor

Wheel Size:

Bontrager Connection, alloy, double-wall, 32-hole, schrader valve

Tires:

Bontrager GR1 Comp, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x40c

Handlebar:

Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 660mm width

Stem:

Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length

Seat Post:

Bontrager alloy, 27.2mm, 12mm offset, 330mm length

Saddle:

Bontrager Sport

Headset:

1-1/8'' threadless, sealed cartridge bearings

Chain:

KMC Z8.3

Trek Dual Sport 2

If you want a bike that can take you anywhere, buy the Trek Dual Sport 2. This bike performs well, whether you choose to ride it on smooth city streets or rough terrain.