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Trek 1.1

Trek 1.1

2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (147 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 147 reviews)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (114)
    • Handles Well  (114)
    • Fast  (113)
    • Responsive  (103)
    • Good Geometry  (91)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (56)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (26)
    • Poor Components  (18)
    • Heavy  (4)
    • None  (3)

    Best Uses

    • Exercising  (122)
    • Casual Riding  (98)
    • Commuting  (61)
    • Serious Training  (56)
    • Climbing  (39)

    Reviewed by 147 customers

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    5.0

    great for the money

    By Larry

    from Windsor Ontario Canada

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      I am new to the bike but very impressed so far. I am however a little disapointed the the bike does not come with a manual the dealer tells me i con only get it on line but have not found where hopefully you can help me since this bike is way above what I am familiar with.

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      4.0

      Wonderful Bike!

      By ColombianClimber

      from Bogotá, Colombia

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Components
      • Awful Brakes

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Exercising
      • Climbing

      Comments:

      I brought it few months ago when looking for my first road bike. Lightweight bike, easy to handle and quite responsive even at the toughest and longest Colombian climbs. It has great features for its price...carbon fiber road fork, good quality that only trek may offer, and the Lifetime Limited Warranty, nevertheless I have to say: "Brakes are awful" so I had to put my 1.1 brand new Shimano Tiagra's brake calipers. In respect to the 50/34 compact crankset no matter it is a poor component, because when combined with the Sun Race 11/28 cassette it becomes a powerful weapon to face Colombian mountain passes...yeah also great and fast when rolling on flat terrain. I'd rather to pay few dollars more thus getting a complete Shimano Claris groupset which will turn a wonderful bike such as 1.1 into a perfect one.

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Gas Ghost rider Pyl

      from Pyrgos, Greece

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat
      • The Gables Out Of T Frame
      • Front Derailleur
      • Low Quality Bearings
      • Cables Out Of The Frame

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Commuting
      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      I really like the design, the frame is very impressive for this amount of money. I have it for one year now and it looks like brand new.

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      4.0

      Ready for change from Mountain to Road

      By DjRider

      from Wilmington NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Racing
        • Casual Riding
        • Commuting
        • Climbing
        • Exercising
        • Serious Training

        Comments:

        Excellent bike for transition from mountain bike to road. I wanted a good bike for exercise and casual riding and of course I needed Speed. This is my first road bike so I have no experience for recommendations but I made a good choice to start with.

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        5.0

        Great Bike

        By Hound Biker

        from Rowland, NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising

        Comments:

        I owned a 2012 1.1 before and the 2015 I have is great. The carbon fork makes a huge difference. I looking forward to warmer weather so I can ride more.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great First Road Bike

        By VinneroDSAamp

        from Katy, Texas

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Climbing
          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding
          • Serious Training

          Comments:

          As my first road bike could not be happier with it. Road in my first ride event with it and had a noticeable increase in speed from my previous hybrid bike.

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          3.0

          Rides Well Butt...

          By Jingke

          from Melbourne Australia

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat
          • Poor Components

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Exercising
          • Commuting

          Comments:

          Commute over 200km per week over four days and the ride is quite good considering. However, for the price, rep and expectations the most basic of things have been overlooked... 1. Botranger saddle is a pain in the butt even with knicks but you DO get used to it! 2. Gearing mechanism is quite temperamental and at times noisy. I have had the bike for 4 weeks and the chain has come off at least that many times. Also due to not sitting in correct position, stop/starts are quite amusing when the gears decide to find their place... 3, Get rid of the pedals - I am swapping to Wellgo Trekking Bicycle Bike Flat Pedals LU-C27G 4. You wouldn't expect the handlebar taping to fall off after a couple of weeks would you??? 5. Bell - Most of my riding is in forward stance so I have to elevate to engage bell for oncoming peds et at - this could be placed closer to the handlebar curve so that I wouldn't have to move my upper body as much when travelling at higher speeds. Bottomline - great ride but too many faults for price for my liking. Would recommend to friend and let them weigh pros and cons for themselves

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          5.0

          Good bike, good price

          By Paul Fresno Trek

          from Fresno, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Handles Well
          • Good Geometry

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Exercising

          Comments:

          It's good for the beginner, can not ask for anything better than this price, first Trek bike loved it.

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          Originally posted on Trek's website
           
          4.0

          Top ride, flows well

          By Mick

          from Melbourne Australia

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Good Geometry
          • Fast
          • Comfortable

          Cons

          • Brakes Could Be Better

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding
          • Serious Training

          Comments:

          I use my bike for fitness and recreational riding, I have found it to be a excellent ride and value for money. Currently I can not ride it for four weeks due to a injury.

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          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fast! Great value

          By Eric B

          from Seoul, South Korea

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Handles Well
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Good Geometry

          Cons

          • Poor Components

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Commuting
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          First of all, this bike is AMAZING value for the money if you are looking for an entry level road bike. When my Trek 3900 was stolen, I was considering getting a road bike and the 1.1 perfectly fit the bill. If you are considering making a similar change, just know that the 1.1 is MUCH faster but you will sacrifice a little bit of comfort for that speed. Not much, but a little. The 3900's shocks and larger tires used to absorb all the bumps of rocks on the road. This is not a problem for my 30~ minute commute, but may be an issue on longer journeys. The carbon fork makes things a bit smoother, but you still feel pretty connected to the road. One thing I do miss about the 3900 were the very low gears which made long climbs a breeze. The gears and shifters are the main difference between the 1.1, 1.2, and 1.5 so I can't really fault Trek for that. All in all, the 1.1 is a terrific bike for the price point. When my 3900 was stolen, I bought a 1.1. If my 1.1 was stolen, however, without a question I would buy another 1.1.

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