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Trek 1.1

Trek 1.1

2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (77 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2012 Trek 1.1

Trek's 1.1 is a great choice for road riding fun. It boasts Trek's light and nimble-handling Alpha aluminum frame that has a slightly higher front end for comfort. This sweet road machine is equipped with easy-rolling Bontrager wheels, a 16-speed drivetrain with a compact crankset for flying up the climbs and powerful dual-pivot brakes for confidence and control. You'll also appreciate the fine Bontrager seat and reliable Bontrager tires.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Series aluminum
    Fork Aluminum
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager
    Hubs Aluminum
    Tires Bontrager T1, 700 x 23c
    Crankset Vuelta Corsa
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Cogs SunRace, 8-speed: 12-25
    Shifters Shimano STI
    Handlebars Bontrager SSR VR-C
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Gel
    Stem Bontrager Sport
    Brake Levers Shimano
    Brakes Aluminum dual-pivot
    Pedals Nylon platform w/clips and straps
    Saddle Bontrager Affinity 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 77 reviews)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight  (58)
    • Fast  (55)
    • Handles Well  (53)
    • Responsive  (50)
    • Comfortable  (46)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (24)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (17)
    • Poor Components  (9)
    • Heavy  (3)
    • None  (3)

    Best Uses

    • Exercising  (56)
    • Casual Riding  (43)
    • Commuting  (32)
    • Serious Training  (28)
    • Climbing  (18)

    Reviewed by 77 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Nice bike for the money

    By Floyd

    from Las Vegas, Nevada

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Good value

    Cons

    • Front Derailleur

    Best Uses

    • Fitness Commuting

    Comments:

    This bike's biggest flaw is the Shimano Claris front derailleur. It's thrown the chain more times than I care to count. I've had it adjusted by a very good mechanic at the shop where I bought it several times. Despite this, the chain keeps coming off at inopportune times, like in traffic. It just doesn't work well. I'm not cross chaining and I'm not trying to shift under a heavy load. That said, this is a nice bike for the money. It's fast, comfortable and it handles well. The handling is maybe a touch TOO quick for a novice, but I'm adapting to it. My last bike was an old off-brand mountain bike with no suspension, so I'm new to road bikes. I wouldn't mind having different gearing on the cassette. A lower big cog would be a decent trade for the high cog that I never really use. It's fine for level to rolling terrain, but when the grade gets steep, I'm wishing for a lower gear in the back. Admittedly, I'm out of shape, but having another gear to drop down into would be nice on tough climbs. Overall I'm happy with the bike. Riding in traffic is strictly a big chain ring affair. I'm not willing to risk my butt for a questionable component.

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    4.0

    Don't judge a book by its cover

    By edad967

    from Alexandria, VA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Fast
    • Comfortable
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

    • Poor Components
    • Brakes Could Be Better

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding

    Comments:

    This is an excellent entry level bike. The Shimano components are not that good, but again it is an entry level bike. Good enough for the price.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great bike

    By B Daddy

    from Fort Wayne, In

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Fun to Ride
    • Lightweight
    • Gears Shift Easy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Short To Medium Races
      • Established Bike Trails

      Comments:

      I really love to ride this bike. I recently started having knee problems and needed to find another means of recreation. Bike riding was my choice due to lower impact on the joints. My previous bike was older and a lot heavier. It took a lot of effort riding up small hills. Now my effort has been reduced considerably, and I love the way it shifts.

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      5.0

      Awesome rides with a fantastic bike

      By Rafael

      from McMinnville, OR

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry
      • Fast
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Brakes Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Exercising
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      Incredible bike, the compact aluminum 1.1 delivers amazing experience for beginners who are trying to immerse themselves into the great world of riding bikes. Really responsive and good in price. I was able to get this bike as my birthday gift and I'm loving every ride I take with it. Is a good way to start in road bikes and with the quality of Trek there is no way you will go wrong. Don't think to much if you're looking for a good ride not too expensive but with decent components the 1.1 is one of the best options you got in the market.

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      5.0

      First Road Bike

      By Jay Ajero

      from Antwerp Belgium

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Serious Training
      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I highly recommend this bike for new to the road bike scene. Nice entry for a racing bike with reasonable price. Lots of accesories to add on if you like to make it more personalized, very comfortable and smooth to ride on.

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      2.0

      Well built bike, good value, low quality

      By Rick

      from Iowa

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Well Built Frame
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Component Design
      • Poor Components
      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      Took four weeks for dealer to get derailer dialed in, ended up being poor design as supplied cabling was too short.

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      5.0

      Awesome bike

      By Tee

      from Warner Robins, Ga

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive
      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Brakes Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Racing
      • Exercising
      • Commuting
      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      I use it to exercise and I love it. I ride nearly twenty miles daily and it's sturdy enough for that distance and my weight, being that I'm a big guy !

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very good road bike for the price

      By Vincenzo

      from Ontario, Canada

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Responsive
      • Fast
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Commuting
        • Exercising
        • Climbing

        Comments:

        I ride this bike everyday for about 10 km and there hasn't been any problems. This bike has fast acceleration and is has almost NO noise even going at 40 km/h. The brakes are very good, not too sensitive and not too weak. And the bike is very light. Very good bike for commuting and casual uses.

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        4.0

        A great intro Bike

        By Cascadification

        from Seattle

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Good Geometry
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Responsive
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Commuting

          Comments:

          I upgraded to this bike from a 2001 Trek Alpha 1000, which was bulletproof. I really like the H2 geometry, riding upright is quite a bit more comfortable. The Claris derailleurs aren't great, but work if you keep them fine tuned. I commute about 32 miles/work day on this Bike and haven't had any serious issues. Going from my old Alpha 1000 aluminum fork to the carbon fork has made riding much more enjoyable on the wrists. The 750 tires are also quite comfortable. I really like the stock tires, they grip extremely well even in the rain. It was a little hard to find good fenders for it. But I ended up with the SKS raceblade long. They work fine, however with the 750 tire it can be easy to kick the front wheel at slow speed turns.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fun bike, but had it's issues when new

          By Eric the Red

          from Colorado

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Responsive
          • Fast
          • Good Geometry

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Racing
            • Exercising
            • Commuting

            Comments:

            This bike made wonderful first impressions when the sales guy rolled it out. It's a beauty! Riding it the first time a big problem became clear- the chainring was out of true to the point the chain would rub. Brought the bike back to the store. The guys were really professional and although I had to wait a few days for the new part to come in, when the job was done I have no complaints at all. Also another issue, the front tire flatted because of a rimstrip that was improperly installed. I merely shifted it over to cover the spoke holes and replaced the tube. Now the plusses, it's a blast to ride, very quick and easy to climb hills with. Ride it sometimes to work for a fun change of pace over my regular commuter bike. Everything functions as it should, and the seat is OK to me. Great bike.

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