Trek Roscoe 7 – Review 2023

Trek Roscoe 7 - Review

Shop if:

You’re an advanced trail rider and looking for a hardtail.

Available Size:

XS, S, M, M/L. L, XL


Matte Trek Black and Teal/Trek Black


M – 30.84 lb / 13.99 kg 

Our Rating:




Trek, a well-known cross-country mountain bike brand, recently announced the 2023 Trek Roscoe 7. This is a significant improvement over the 2021 model, much to the joy of enthusiasts anticipating the new hardtail mountain bike. Although the price has increased significantly, there are now more and better component configurations as well as riding-friendly highways. The cross-country race’s design has not changed.

Technical Specifications:

Frameset :-

Frame : Alpha Gold Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, ISCG 05, threaded BB, Boost148Fork : RockShox Recon Silver RL, SoloAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer

Wheels :-

Wheels : Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless ReadyTires : Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi

Drivetrain :-

Shifters : Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed

Front derailleur : None

Rear derailleur : Shimano Deore M6100, long cage

Crank : Shimano MT511, 30T steel ring, 52 mm chainline

Bottom bracket : Shimano SM-BB52, 73 mm, threaded external bearing

Cassette : Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51, 12-speed

Pedals : VP-536 nylon platform

Components :-

Saddle : Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width

Seatpost : TranzX JD-YSP18, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm

Handlebar : Bontrager alloy / Bontrager Rhythm Comp, alloy

Stem : Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree

Headset : FSA IS-2, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom

Brakeset : Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc

Roscoe 7 frame design and size: 

The Trek Roscoe 7 comes in two paint colors: Matte Trek Black and the other Teal/Trek Black, which I think many people won’t choose.

The internal cables and clean internal alignment are placed inside soft cassettes that prevent the cables from rubbing against the internal wobbling of the aluminum tubes and prevent cable runs.

Despite its lightweight, the Trek Roscoe 7 aspires for precision in the primary welding locations. Smooth welds are used on both the top and bottom tubes, and the paint is wrapped around them to hide the weld pattern.

The downtube and rear lower fork of the frame is insulated from riding noise from a distance.

The black patches on the paint initially perplexed me, but they are one of its toggle anti-fouling frame features, which prevent huge particles of mud from getting on the frame during lengthy cross-country rides, increasing the Trek Roscoe 7 weight of the bodywork and impacting racing performance.

Of all, this is just one of the many design features.

Trek Roscoe 7

What are the different parts included in Trek Roscoe 7?

In any terrain test, the RockShox Recon Silver RL fork did not disappoint or even impress customers.

The Trek Roscoe 7 is a much more sturdy workhorse that can endure the impact of jumps or quick drops into roots rather than compromising its performance with soft tires.

Riding the Trek Roscoe 7 over long, flat roads will be a delight because of its motion-controlled dampers, which provide steady, solid damping in continuous gravel and a locking feature.

Trek Roscoe 7

Trek and other models use the Shimano Deore mid-range drivetrain. Upgradeable to the superior SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain.

Given its budget and intended usage, such a component may also withstand the rigors trail riding. It also boasts a large gear range that won’t bother the rider on steep climbs or quick descents.

Trek Roscoe 7

The TranzX lift Seatpost has just 100mm of travel for the XS frame, 130mm for the M frame, and 150mm for all bikes above M.

Trek Roscoe 7

How does it feel to ride a Roscoe7?

Hardtail mountain bikes are well-known for their poor downhill performance. Modern hardtail mountain bikes, on the other hand, are meant to counteract the descending performance of full-suspension mountain bikes, with numerous modifications and optimal component configurations.

The Trek Roscoe 7 is also doing the same. It has a relaxed head tube angle and a shorter rear fork, for example, which gives you greater confidence on steep downhill routes. It also has reaching handlebars and no loss of control on steep descents, which is a concern for smaller riders.

With a slack head tube angle and extended reach, as well as a steep seat angle and short rear dropout fork, the Trek Roscoe 7’s progressive trail geometry frame design for climbing will have even the most sluggish riders climbing with confidence.

When climbing, the most embarrassing thing is still the chain slipping off, and the Roscoe 7 has an international standard chain guide. Furthermore, the massive 29-inch tires make such incidents even less likely.

When the road gets poor, the 2.6-inch vacuum tires, as well as the Shimano Deore 12-speed gearbox with the maximum gear of 51 teeth, can give strong traction and more effective pedaling, allowing you to cycle less unnecessarily and boost climbing efficiency.

As a result, the Trek Roscoe 7 is an excellent climbing gear.

What We Like

  • Lightweight construction
  • Strong, silent frame
  • Beginner’s guide to geometric design
  • Internal alignment is clean
  • Shimano Deore drivetrain is adequate
  • TranzX lift Seatpost
  • For moderately challenging terrain, wide 2.6-inch tires
  • Comes complete with pedals
  • Excellent after-sales service

What We Don’t Like

  • Not everyone likes the paint color
  • Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes are less powerful
  • The pedals’ quality is a concern

Why should you buy a Roscoe 7 mountain bike?

If you’re new to trail riding, the Trek Roscoe 7 2023 is ideal! When riding this bike on the trails, you feel confident. The traction is astounding. Those enormous thick tires easily handle mud and gravel.

The suspension is excellent at handling the usual bumps and potholes on tough trails. The bike also stands up just fine in leaps. When you need a constant level of pedal efficiency, the locked suspension option is ideal.

Is the Roscoe 7 Trek bike value for money?

The Trek is a capable performer for the value of money and can be pushed further than you may anticipate. It takes the thrill out of the trails and is content to pedal for all-day epics or blasts through the neighborhood woods.

The main weaknesses are the brakes and dropper posts, but these can be improved in the future, and Roscoe’s revised geometry should keep it relevant for a while.

So, if you’re looking for a pleasant mountain biking experience without breaking the bank, the new Roscoe is well worth considering.


The Endnote: 

With significant design modifications and a robust component stack, the Trek Roscoe 7 has won over a majority of hardtail mountain bikers. Despite its few flaws, we can appreciate how powerful and well-designed it is in comparison as well as in actual riding.

As a result, we believe the Trek Roscoe 7 is an excellent hardtail mountain bike to purchase. The overall score is 4.8/5.

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