If you are in the market for a new bike but haven’t shopped for one recently, you may be surprised at all the options available these days. When hunting around you’ll find different types of bikes such as touring, road, cyclo-cross, single speed, fixed gear, mountain, hybrid, comfort, cruisers, recumbent, racing, and many more! The choices can be daunting, but if you just need something to get around the neighborhood, around the campground, or even to and from a not-too-long trip to work, a comfort bike may be the right choice for you. The Trek Navigator 200 is a moderately priced comfort bike that is a great option for a general all purpose bike.
The Navigator 200 is a comfort bike with a relaxed frame design and adjustable stem to put you in an upright, back-friendly riding position. It comes with an RST suspension fork, shock-absorbing seatpost, and big cushy saddle to soak up the bumps of the road and make for a super smooth ride. The Navigator also has mountain bike-like tires and durable wheels to handle any type of terrain for when you want to leave the pavement and get on the trails a bit. A Shimano thumb-shifting driveline also provides an easy, efficient ride each time you get out and get through the gears.
Trek Navigator Specifications:
Frame: Alpha aluminum, Comfort Geometry
Fork: RST CT Com I C5, 50mm-travel
Rims/Wheels: Matrix 550
Hubs: Front – aluminum; Rear – Shimano RM60
Tires: Bontrager Comfort HC, 26 x 1.95 w/puncture protection
Crankset: Shimano TX71
Front Derailleur: Shimano C102
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
Rear Cogs: SRAM 850, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters: SRAM MRX Plus
Brake Levers: Aluminum w/Kraton inserts
Brakes: Tektro aluminum
Pedals: Dual-density platform
Saddle: Bontrager Suburbia
Seat Post: Aluminum suspension
The Navigator is a great bike for the under 10 mile ride crowd. If you start getting into longer rides, you’ll want to consider a bike built for longer rides. Surprisingly, what is comfortable for a few miles does not turn out to be very comfy in the long haul, but for casual riding the Navigator is very nice, and easy to ride.
If you’re in the market for a bike that it just simple to get up and ride on, swing by your local Trek dealer and take a look at the Navigator series.