Hybrid Bicycles - School me on Trek 930 Singletracks
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08-04-11, 05:29 PM
Can anyone tell me a bit about these bikes? I have a chance at one but don't know if it's worth my time ya know?
08-04-11, 05:55 PM
The 930 is a mountain bike made from butted cromoly and it was Trek's entry level enthusiast bike I guess. IIRC they were STX or STX-RC equipped which is equivalent to the current Deore components. They were available with front suspension sometime in the mid to late 90s. Before that, the fork is rigid.
I think the 8xx bikes are hi-ten steel, possibly cromoly, and they were the recreation level bikes.
I love the lugged cromoly frame on my 970...should be the same frame on the 930. Very smooth ride especially with Big Apple tires. If there's no rust or apparent frame damage it should serve you well.
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08-05-11, 08:09 AM
This one is the green to purple dull fade and is very light weight.
08-05-11, 08:17 AM
9xx are definitely sweet rides, not officially hybrids, but can be hybridized. Sounds like you're probably looking at a 1994 930.
08-05-11, 08:32 AM
I used one as a hybrid for about 3 years, after it was retired as my primary MTB.
Very comfortable frame and relatively light - mine was less 26 lbs.
I used it even as a road bike for night rides doing 32 km/h average.
Great bike, the frame will last forever. Sold it last year for very close number I paid for it in 1999.
The early 90s 820 through 9XX are fine rides. Usually 48/38/28 chrainrings and 12-28 cassette. Closer to touring gears than road or mtn. I put 26X1.5 Kenda Quest 100lb pressure tires and it rolls nicely on the pavement, but will still do the gravel/dirt roads in the neighborhood. My old 820 still has the original 1992 200GS shifters and they work flawlessly. This was a low end bike, but it sure has lasted well with many maybe 15,000 miles on it!
If it shifts well, isn't rusty and fits you well I would recommend it.
08-05-11, 01:32 PM
I've got a Trek 950 Singletrack and ran 1.5 Michelin City tires on it and it rolled very nicely. I recently moved the 26-inch Mavic Wheelset over to my fully restored '92 Ellison tandem... for a very smooth ride :) now I'm wondering what to do with the Trek? I've got a spare 700c wheel set collecting dust and I've been eyeing this little conversion for a while.
Does anyone have experience creating such a FrankenBike, e.g. Trek 950 MTB - running 700c wheels? I know that I'll need to run some road canti brakes... perhaps bolting them to the front fork using the hole that formerly held the front reflector. Any advice from someone who's been there is welcome.
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