Trek 1.2 2011 Review

Trek began in 1976 and with over 35 years of experience is it clear why they are a leading manufacturer, the company sponsor and produce bikes for race winning professionals around the globe. The company put the same amount of dedication into their bikes as they do into bikes built for recreational cyclists who are passionate about the great sport of cycling. Trek’s dedication to create a great bike can be seen in the recently updated entry level Trek 1.2 2011, which has a wide range of features that improve any cyclists performance.

The reconstructed frame is the heart of the bike that has been created using Trek’s Alpha Aluminium, this tried and tested material is rather light and obedient, but unlike most aluminium frames the 1.2 2011 provides the cyclist with a smooth ride, the seatstays and Bontrager approved carbon fork reduces the harsh effects of the road and creates a more enjoyable ride. The comfort of the 1.2 2011 can also be found in the saddle, which has a optimum seating position due to the high front end which creates a pleasurable ride for longer trips. A reassuring feature of the 1.2 is its flawlessly handling; it corners effectively and remains straight even at high speeds. Another fantastic attribute of the 2011 version is the Shimano Sora STI shifters, providing the rider with 9 speed shifters which combined with the compact chainset the bike possess a range of 18 gears, this provides the rider with a wide spread ratio option unfound on any other entry-level bike.

The 1.2 2011 possess alloy dual pivot brakes on both the front and rear, and while our testers agreed they did not perform to the high standards of disk brakes they were to a very good standard and quick to respond in all weather condition compared to other class entry bikes. Trek has designed in the 1.2 2011 a fantastic entry level bike which will provides a new rider with a unique cycling experience.


Trek 1.2

Rating by Adam Samuel: 4.0 stars £

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