Trek Navigator Review

Written by:

Liam E.

Last updated:

June 8, 2020

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Trek Navigator

The Trek Navigator is a great commuter and recreation bike. The bike's specs include an Alpha White Aluminium frame and smooth-rolling tires, which make it comfortable to ride.

The seat post on this bike absorbs shock making your ride smooth.

The Trek Navigator is built using quality components that make this bike durable.

This bike is versatile, so you can ride it on multiple terrains.

The quality of the rear spokes is not the best, so you might have to change them often.

The Navigator's frame size is smaller than other bikes on the market. It would be wise to confirm that the bike size you plan to buy will not make you feel cramped.

The Navigator bike series by Trek Bicycle Company has been around for years. Currently, there are several bike models, which include the Navigator 2.0, Navigator 300, Navigator 400, and Navigator 500.

The different models are all designed to be versatile, meaning you can use them for your daily commute to work and light trail riding on the weekend. Key specs on the Trek Navigator include a Trek Alpha White aluminum frame, SR SunTour NEX, 50mm-travel fork, aluminum suspension seat post, Bontrager H2, 26 x 2.0 tires and a Shimano drivetrain.

You can get this bike in several colors like wedgewood blue, dark silver, metallic brown, willow green, satin nickel, and gray-green.

Who is this bike for?

  • The Trek Navigator might be the bike you're looking for if you're shopping for an affordable bicycle that you can use on and off-road. You can buy one of these bikes for under $500, which won't leave you broke.
  • If you want a simple but comfortable bicycle, the Trek Navigator is also ideal for you.

Trek Navigator

Performance

Riding the Trek Navigator is enjoyable due to the following bike features:

  • The Navigator's RST suspension fork and shock-absorbing seat post help you not feel the bumps on the road.
  • You can adjust the bike's stem to maintain an upright riding position. So you don't have to worry about back pain when riding this bike because you're in a back-friendly riding position.
  • The durable Bontrager wheels and tires provide excellent grip and control on any surface.
  • A quick-shifting Shimano/SRAM drivetrain helps you maintain speed as you change terrain or go uphill without sweating.
  • The Trek Navigator comes with Promax V-Brakes. While they are not as good as disc brakes, they do offer enough stopping power in all terrain and weather conditions.

Conclusion

The Trek Navigator is a simple, comfortable, affordable, and general all-purpose bike. If that is the type of bike you're looking to invest in, take a good look at the Navigator series. You should find a Trek Navigator bike that fits your budget, and you'll have fun riding.

Specifications

Frame:

Trek Alpha aluminum, Comfort Geometry

Suspension

Fork:

SR SunTour NEX, 50mm-travel

Rear Shock:

Front Travel:

50mm

Rear Travel:

Crankset:

Shimano TX71

Bottom Bracket:

Shifters:

SRAM 3.0 Comp Twist

Rear Derailleur:

SRAM X-3

Number of Gears:

SRAM 850, 8-speed: 11-32

Brakes:

Tektro linear-pull

Wheel Size:

Bontrager 550

Tires:

Bontrager H2, 26 x 2.0

Handlebar:

Steel Riser

Stem:

Aluminum, adjustable

Seat Post:

Aluminum suspension

Saddle:

Bontrager Suburbia w/supersoft padding

Headset:

Sealed

Chain:

48/38/28

Trek Navigator

The Trek Navigator is a great commuter and recreation bike. The bike's specs include an Alpha White Aluminium frame and smooth-rolling tires, which make it comfortable to ride.