Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Thoughts on a Trek Gritty bike?

    I been trying to find information on this bike but no luck. I've read a few reviews and the only thing I noticed that people might of complained about was that the brakes are low quality.

    I never really owned a bike before, well I owned a bmx bike that I'd ride to work and back (back when work was only a few miles away)

    Just wondering if anyone can throw their 2 cents about the Trek Gritty. I plan on using it to ride around town, maybe a step hill from time to time since theres one around my area.

    I've never purchased a bicycle that was near 500 bucks, but I've seen some that are so much more. Anyways, my other question is, could I eventually cutomize the bike and add gears if I wanted to? Not sure how difficult that'd be or if I'd even go that far, maybe I'd just buy another bike down the road?

  2. #2
    This bike is cat approved monsterpile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Lincoln, NE
    My Bikes
    To many to list...
    Posts
    1,528
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I test rode one of these a few weeks ago. The reviews are right the brakes are low quality. I am surprised Trek put something like that on this bike even at the pricepoint it is. The rest of the bike seemed fine in general, but at teh time I was looking at it bare;y used for less than $300. It is geared pretty low so thats good for commuting IMO. I am not sure what you mean by customizing it, but if you wanted to add gears you would probably want to just buy another bike. What price is the Gritty in your area? If its near $500 then I think its an overpriced bike for what it is. The redeeming quality is the lower gearing out of the box, but not everyone will agree with that. I do think its a cool looking bike also. If you want more questions abut the bike I would be willing to answer them.
    My SUV is a bicycle

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well I'm out of country and, I'm gonna have to have the bike shipped. A family member from back in the states will be able to do this. I think I'm being quoted at $399 for the bike. The guy I spoke to said he recomended 20" because of my size, (I'm 5'9) but from what he said, their all out and the only closest size available would be 17.5 Just wondering how much of a difference this would make.


    Sure wish I had purchased a bike before I left, what the hell was I thinkin'
    Last edited by garcia85; 05-17-11 at 02:56 AM.

  4. #4
    Mister Bleak! mconlonx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    5,014
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Coming off of BMX bikes, the gritty would be a great bike for you. Brakes aren't any worse than what comes on BMX bikes at similar price; lots of BMX parts like seatpost, cranks, stem. Love the clear over steel "handrail" paintjob. Downside: is it even CroMo anymore? And the parts are pretty cheap.

    Only reasonable way to go geared on this bike would be an internally geared hub, most likely a three speed with the Gritty's 120mm rear dropout width.

    It would be a pretty decent segue from BMX into full-size bikes. Where are you that you can't buy a decent bike locally?
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus regarding mconlonx View Post
    You, I don't generally think of you as clueless. You're kind of ok.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Maryland
    My Bikes
    rockhopper, delta V, cannondale H300, Marin Mill Valley
    Posts
    5,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It is designed to appeal to the BMX rider. The brakes are probably more acceptable to a BMX rider than someone like myself who is not familiar with that style of brakes. The cranks, stem, saddle are BMX style too. If you like BMX style, you might prefer an undersized frame. You can always add riser bars or longer seatpost. It's a shame you can't test ride.

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Maryland
    My Bikes
    rockhopper, delta V, cannondale H300, Marin Mill Valley
    Posts
    5,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good post, better than mine. I bolded the parts I liked most. I forgot to mention IGH (internal geared hub), I didn't know if the spacing was right. The frame is hi-tensile steel. Is that something that's found on BMX? It's only on the lowest quality full size bikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Coming off of BMX bikes, the gritty would be a great bike for you. Brakes aren't any worse than what comes on BMX bikes at similar price; lots of BMX parts like seatpost, cranks, stem. Love the clear over steel "handrail" paintjob. Downside: is it even CroMo anymore? And the parts are pretty cheap.

    Only reasonable way to go geared on this bike would be an internally geared hub, most likely a three speed with the Gritty's 120mm rear dropout width.

    It would be a pretty decent segue from BMX into full-size bikes. Where are you that you can't buy a decent bike locally?
    Last edited by qmsdc15; 05-17-11 at 05:31 AM.

  7. #7
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Coming off of BMX bikes, the gritty would be a great bike for you. Brakes aren't any worse than what comes on BMX bikes at similar price; lots of BMX parts like seatpost, cranks, stem. Love the clear over steel "handrail" paintjob. Downside: is it even CroMo anymore? And the parts are pretty cheap.

    Only reasonable way to go geared on this bike would be an internally geared hub, most likely a three speed with the Gritty's 120mm rear dropout width.

    It would be a pretty decent segue from BMX into full-size bikes. Where are you that you can't buy a decent bike locally?

    I'm in Korea, theres a Trek store somewhere in Seoul but hell if I know how to get there, I cant even speak the language. I thought about trying to find the place and hope that they had the Gritty there but man, I cant seem to find much info on the bike, must not be a popular model.

  8. #8
    This bike is cat approved monsterpile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Lincoln, NE
    My Bikes
    To many to list...
    Posts
    1,528
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How much will it cost to ship a bike from the US to Korea? If you are used to a BMX bike maybe you might want to try out a mini velo. You should be able to get one cheap over there.
    My SUV is a bicycle

  9. #9
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well since its being shipped to an APO it should be free.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •