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Trek 1.1

Trek 1.1

2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (138 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 138 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Fast  (106)
    • Lightweight  (106)
    • Handles Well  (106)
    • Responsive  (96)
    • Good Geometry  (82)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (52)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (25)
    • Poor Components  (16)
    • Heavy  (4)
    • None  (3)

    Best Uses

    • Exercising  (114)
    • Casual Riding  (90)
    • Commuting  (57)
    • Serious Training  (52)
    • Racing  (36)

    Reviewed by 138 customers

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    5.0

    Fast! Great value

    By Eric B

    from Seoul, South Korea

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight
    • Fast
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

    • Poor Components

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Commuting
    • Exercising

    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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    5.0

    Can't get enough of riding now!

    By Trek Trenchard

    from Devon, England

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth
    • Handles Well
    • Comfortable
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Slightly Unsettled Gears

    Best Uses

    • Hoping To Start Competing
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    I use my bike for exercise purposes and occasional commutes. It is my first road bike and I am extremely pleased with it so far.

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    5.0

    My first road bike

    By Jokiss 49ers

    from Santa Clara, California

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

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

    Comments:

    I use it for casual/rec and exercise. I don't race so its perfect for my use. it is really light in my opinion 22 lbs. Shimano Claris is good no problem in shifting gears quiet. Responsive and quick the fastest I had so far is 15-17 mph but I think It can go faster than that, depend on the road condition. The bike didn't come with kickstand :-( .

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    4.0

    Well thought out bike..

    By cyclist

    from Anderson IN.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Commuting
      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      I have had my 1.1 for a few months Have put on around 600 miles. Love this bike. The only thing I wish it had was a triple chainring. Very satisfied.

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      5.0

      Great Bike

      By Mikeruns0806

      from Florida

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Fast
      • Comfortable
      • Great For A Beginner

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          I am an avid runner who is looking to get into triathlons. As someone who had never been on a road bike, and after doing a lot of research, I went with the 1.1 It is a great bike to learn on. A fun bike to ride. The price point for the bike was perfect considering how well put together it is.

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          5.0

          Love this Bike!

          By Mark M.

          from Lake Worth, FL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Serious Training
          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          This is my first road bike and I love it. I ride 20-30 miles a day 5 days a week and this bike is perfect for that. For the price, you cannot find a better riding bike. I really like how lightweight and responsive this bike is. I am 6'1" and went for the 59. I couldn't be happier with the fit. After about 750 miles, I got some shoes and some pedals. I don't plan on any more upgrades for a while.

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          4.0

          Great bike

          By Mark

          from Olive Branch, MS

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Brakes Could Be Better

          Best Uses

          • Exercising

          Comments:

          I bike nearly every weekend. I love this bike. I also own a trek 3 series mountain bike.

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          5.0

          Awesome Entry-Level Road Bike

          By Scotty2Hotty

          from Jonesboro, GA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No Internal Cable Routing

          Best Uses

          • Serious Training
          • Casual Riding
          • Exercising
          • Climbing

          Comments:

          As an avid cyclist, I usually ride between 175-200 miles a week. Out of those miles I ride at least a hundred miles on the Trek 1.1 machine. Not only is it a beautiful bike, it performs better than you'd expect from an entry-level road bike. I've ridden Trek bicycles for over 20 years and recently placed my 2001 Trek 1000 in "weekend" status and the 1.1 is more than a comparable replacement. After over 500 miles it has settled in great. My only complaint is that with the Claris shifter Trek should pair with a Claris crankset. The look of the 1.1 is truly pro and other components are solid but the cranks leave much to be desired. After a couple of seasons it will need to be upgraded. T1 tires are nice and handle speed at 55km very well. Carbon fork really does dampen the road vibrations and after three or four hours on the bike you're ready to get that century done!

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          4.0

          Stiff but agile

          By Rich the Photographer

          from Binghamton, NY

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • A Bit Twitchy
          • Stiff
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Too Rigid
          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          As yet I have not gone on long rides but, on the 8+ mile rides that are typical for me at this time, this bike is well suited. It is a bit twitchy at first so, if you are not an experienced rider, it may surprise you. Biggest con is it rigidity. Front wheel/fork seems especially stiff. I had to ride it on a road that had been prepped for resurfacing and it was like a washboard. After 2 miles my arms were like jelly. It is light, so responsivness is a plus. Very good ride overall for the money.

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          4.0

          Love my new bike!

          By The Matthew

          from Little Rock, AR

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Comfortable
          • Handles Well

          Cons

          • Brakes Could Be Better

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Climbing
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          This is my first road bike and I could not be happier. I demoed a Trek 5.9 before buying my bike. Outside of a little weight and components difference. I am very happy with my purchase. It does everything I need it too and look forward to the day when I can get my next TREK!

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