Trek 1.1 2012 Review

Trek’s only mission statement is to build the best bikes in the world, and its fair to say that they have been successful in achieving this aim producing some of the best bikes in the world each and every year. One of these great Trek bikes of their 2012 range is the Trek 1.1, an affordable model that has been specifically designed for riders seeking a fun and fast racing bike.

The Trek 1.1 frame has been created using Trek’s 100 series Alpha Aluminium and has a racing design with premium high gloss finish. This high performance aluminium coupled with Trek’s careful tube design of the aluminium tubes ensures the Trek 1.1 frame possesses a high level of rigidity, strength as well as a lightness normally only found on more expensive carbon frames. The tour tested geometry of the frame ensures the Trek 1.1 is perfectly suited for fast rides, whilst remaining comfortable. Trek have also opted for an aluminium fork rather than a carbon one, this traditional option however provides the same level of handling as its more expensive alternative, making sure that Trek 1.1 riders enjoy responsive handling as well as a smooth, comfortable ride.

A unique aspect of this road bike however are the mudguard eyelets and clearance, as well as rear rack mounts, these features make the Trek 1.1 one of the most all-round road bikes on the market today.

But while the frame and fork are remarkable, the components included on the Trek 1.1 will only further impressive cyclists. Comprising primarily of Shimano and Bontrager components, riders of the Trek 1.1 can look forward Shimano 2300 STI 8 speed shifters, derailleurs and Sun Race 12-25 cassette, this perfect combination of components ensures fast, smooth and accurate shifting through every ratio. The Vueltra Corsa crankset efficiently delivers power to the road, while the alloy duel brakes with Shimano 2300 STI levers guarantee precise braking in all weather conditions. The careful selection of components and precise construction and design mean that the Trek 1.1 is undoubtedly a racing machine, however the aluminium fork, rear stay and geometric design ensures it is comfortable ride, making the Trek 1.1 an ideal choice for riders searching for a comfortable, yet competitive ride. For a slightly upgraded model you may want to consider the Trek 1.2 2012.

Trek 1.1

Rating by Adam Samuel: 4.0 stars £

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