Trek Navigator 200 Comfort Bike

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
Headset: Sealed
Rims/Wheels: Matrix 550
Hubs: Front – aluminum; Rear – Shimano RM60
Tires: Bontrager Comfort HC, 26 x 1.95 w/puncture protection
Crankset: Shimano TX71
Chainwheel: 48/38/28
Front Derailleur: Shimano C102
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
Rear Cogs: SRAM 850, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters: SRAM MRX Plus
Handlebars: Riser
Stem: Adjustable
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.

18 thoughts on “Trek Navigator 200 Comfort Bike”

    1. that’s a stupid answer. . I think (don’t know for sure) that the Navigator 2.0 is just the model that came after the navigator 200. Not a whole lot of difference.

  1. I used a navigator 2.0 to pedal across Mexico from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and I couldn’t disagree with you more about this bike being only good for short rides. It remains comfortable and reliable for the long haul!

  2. I like a lot of what you said about comfort, riding around town suitability, etc which is what I do each and every day. However, for that ‘once in awhile’ longer trek, I’m a bit concerned. Pls advise.

  3. Peter is right on the mark about the Navigator 200 being a good ride for longer distances. The bike hold it’s comfort for the short & long.

  4. I’m looking at a used Trek Navigator 200, but the frame is cut real low, lower than anything I’ve seen. Is it a girls bike, a unisex bike or just a new design or mounting more easier? Is this something I should avoid. Feedback would be appreciated.

  5. hello i was blessed with this bike its a navigator trek 200 and i do like this bike its very nice it ride smooth .its lite wight.and very conftable.

  6. what would be a good price to sell a Trek Navigator 200 for? in very good condition,like new

  7. This bike is very durable too. I’ve had mine almost three years doing beach riding. Ush, ther’s s little rust but sll is well. Very stable. Nearly maintanence free for me.

  8. I used to have an old 2003 model Trek Navigator 200 (bought around 2008). The non-serviceable (well, you could service them I guess, but it’s not worth it) RST suspension forks were adequate, but if you want to do more than ride along tow paths, I’d take them off and replace them with a set of budget priced, second hand real suspension forks.

    It’s a rather old model, but it’s a perfectly good solid bike; quality frame, wheels aren’t too bad, gears are smooth and reliable. It’s got some nice little touches too like the rubber pads on the inside of the brake levers and an “accessories” pivot hole on the rear for attaching a tow-along or trailer.
    It’s just the cheap front suspension that lets it down. Buy a Navigator 200 for peanuts, add a better suspension, and you’ve got a top-class recreational bike.

  9. I am looking at a Trek Navigator 200 on CL, asking $115.00. Looks to be in good shape. Ad says “late 90’s model “. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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