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The Kaitai is a 24 speed mountain/road bike set to be released by Trek in 2010 as part of it's Gary Fisher Collection.

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Front suspension with 63mm travel and lockout

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Lowered price from it's Gary Fisher predecessors

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Bontrager LT3 tires

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The frame lacks the tapering and other finishing touches of it's predecessors

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The disc brakes from previous years were dropped

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A general downgrade in driveline components, like the rear derailleur from Deore to Acera

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The Kaitai is a 24 speed mountain/road bike set to be released by Trek in the fall of 2010 as part of it's Gary Fisher Collection. This is a step up from the base model called Bodega in the 'Dualsport' series of hybrid bicycles which share the same Gold-Series Aluminum frame and components such as brakeset, handlebars, stem, headset, saddle and seat post. The Kaitai however has upgraded Bontrager LT3 tires, Shimano Acera shifters and RM30 rear hub and Wellgo nylon body aluminum cage pedals. The SR Suntour NEX front suspension is the same, although with the added lockout option for smooth and efficient riding on smooth roads. The Kaitai was created by Gary Fisher Bicycles and has been in production since the mid nineties, this is simply a reintroduction to the same bike by Trek, available in Matte/Platinum Black and Matte/White Black. See gallery for photos.



  • Sizes: 15.5, 17.5, 19, 21"
  • Frame: Gold Series Aluminum
  • Front Suspension: SR Suntour NEX, adjustable w/lockout, 63mm travel


  • Wheels: Alloy front hub, Shimano RM30 rear hub; Bontrager 750 32-hole rims
  • Tires: Bontrager LT3, 700x38c


  • Shifters: Shimano Acera, 8-speed trigger
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano M191
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano M360 Acera
  • Crank: Shimano M361, 48/38/28
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-820 11-32, 8 speed
  • Pedals: Wellgo nylon body w/alloy cage


  • Saddle: Bontrager SSR
  • Seat Post: Bontrager SSR
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Low Riser, 25mm rise
  • Stem: Bontrager Approved, 15 degree
  • Headset: Semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
  • Brakeset: Tektro V-brakes w/Tektro alloy levers
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08/04/2010 07:42

The Kaitai is an wonderful and versatile bike, basically meant to do it all. It can do mountain biking, is a beast in gravel and the front shocks can be locked out for quicker handling on smooth surfaces. Unfortunately they toned down the 2010's from earlier models (2009 and earlier) by dropping the excellent disc brakes.

I love my '09.

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