Trek's Cobia features a light, butted, hydroformed-aluminum frame with G2 Geometry for the best riding position for fast climbs, rock-steady descents and rail-like cornering. And, with its 29-inch wheels and fat tires, the Cobia steamrolls over obstacles for excellent control and XC efficency. The durable parts package includes a plush, 100mm RockShox 29er fork, sweet Bontrager wheels, a precision-shifting SRAM/Shimano 3x10 drivetrain and powerful Avid disc brakes.
|Frame||Trek Gold butted-aluminum, G2 Geometry|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Silver Solo Air w/G2 offset, 100mm-travel|
|Tires||Bontrager 29-2, 29 x 2.2|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X5|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Bontrager low riser|
|Stem||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 1|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 1 disc|
|Pedals||Wellgo nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 1|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number|
|Trek Black/True Blue / 15.5-inch||00768682290521||20456001113|
|Trek Black/True Blue / 17.5-inch||00768682290569||20456002113|
|Trek Black/True Blue / 19-inch||00768682290606||20456003113|
|Trek Black/True Blue / 21-inch||00768682290644||20456004113|
|Trek Black/True Blue / 23-inch||00768682290682||20456005113|
|Trek White/Viper Red / 15.5-inch||00768682283424||20456001013|
|Trek White/Viper Red / 17.5-inch||00768682283462||20456002013|
|Trek White/Viper Red / 19-inch||00768682283509||20456003013|
|Trek White/Viper Red / 21-inch||00768682283547||20456004013|
|Trek White/Viper Red / 23-inch||00768682283585||20456005013|
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It took a couple of rides to get comfortable with the steering and the bike's geometry, but after a couple dozen miles, she feels tight, direct and natural. Initially, the seat position felt awkwardly high and the handle bar seemed too wide. But now, I've really come to love the feel of the bike and find myself going faster on descents and technical sections of mountain bike trails. Absolutely love the stopping power of the brakes and the suspension does a great job of absorbing the terrain while maintaining the front tire under control. My only complaints are that the SRAM drivetrain can't seem to stay in adjustment. I have occasional issues getting the bike to shift and some instances where the chain binds. The problem seems to be more with the derailers. The tight clearances between the bike frame and some of the moving parts make it easy for mud and dirt to clog things up. But I'd still buy it again!
I bought the 2012 model and rode if for a little less than a year. If you can get this bike on sale it's a good value. That said I was not particularly impressed. The bike quickly developed a squeak that annoyed me every time I rode it. My local dealer couldn't figure out what it was. The handling is obviously designed for fast, smooth, flowing trails, and not the typically rocky technical chop we have on the Front Range. The brakes on the '12 model are plain awful and the suspension is seriously under dampened for anyone over 170 lbs.
The front fork has great suspension and the lockout helps a ton when riding to a trail! you get more for the price on this bike than any other bike out there! not to expensive and not to cheap just right! Which makes for a great bike when your on a budget but ride enough where you still want a good bike!I recommend this bike to anyone who wants a good bike but doesn't want to spend to much!