In 2009 we both spent a good part of the season riding the Fisher Roscoe on trails throughout the west, and it was the best Fisher model we had ridden until that point. Since then Trek absorbed the Fisher line; it could be we’re a bit nostalgic about the Roscoe, but we’re glad to see it brought back, regardless of the form. That said, the newest iteration of the Roscoe looks to pack quite the punch in the entry level hardtail category.
Trek’s Roscoe hardtail trail bikes feature contemporary trail bike geometry, oversized 27.5 x 2.8″ tires mounted on SUNRingle Duroc 40 SL rims and 438mm (17.24″) chainstays.
It’s not the lightest at 30lbs., but at less than $1300, this steed is ready to roll, with a reliable and durable parts spec that features a SRAM NX 1 by 11 drive train and Shimano M315 hydraulic disc brakes.
The front of the bike is suspended with an air sprung Rockshox Judy Silver TK fork with 120mm of travel. It even includes an adjustable height seat post, (with internal routing) which means you don’t need to cough up additional funds before the fun actually can start.
Available with a womens as well as mens spec, our favorite is women’s model with its combination of black with pink accents over the orange of the unisex colorway. Check it out at Trekbikes.com