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Trek 1.1

Trek 1.1

2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (130 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 130 reviews)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast  (100)
    • Lightweight  (100)
    • Handles Well  (99)
    • Responsive  (90)
    • Good Geometry  (78)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (49)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (24)
    • Poor Components  (15)
    • Heavy  (4)
    • None  (3)

    Best Uses

    • Exercising  (107)
    • Casual Riding  (84)
    • Commuting  (53)
    • Serious Training  (50)
    • Racing  (35)

    Reviewed by 130 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great bike

    By Mark

    from Olive Branch, MS

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    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

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

    Cons

    • No Internal Cable Routing

    Best Uses

    • Climbing
    • Serious Training
    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding

    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

    Light entry road bike

    By Ted

    from Grand Rapids, Michigan

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Handle Bar Tape Loose
    • Shifting

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    This bike is a tremendous upgrade over my previous road bike. It is light, fast and has been a joy to ride. The standard pedals and the saddle will need an upgrade, but overall I am very pleased. I ride in a rural rolling area with two big hills. The gear range is adequate. I use my bike for exercise and it has been great for 20 mile rides. I have put in a couple hundred miles and brought it back for some shifting adjustments. This resulted in some improvement, but it is a little noisy in the larger rear gears. My cork tape which I love is also loose already. Other than those fixable issues the bike has been great. My bike shop has been helpful as well. Thanks Trek

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    5.0

    Second to none for low priced road bike.

    By Ex budda

    from Leicester uk

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Handles Well
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Brakes Could Be Better

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Commuting
    • Climbing

    Comments:

    Done a couple of hundred miles with no problems. Very few minor tweaks, great little climber and comfortable. Real bargin as a starter road bike.

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    4.0

    good entry level road bike

    By Guardian275

    from OHIO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable
    • Handles Well
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat
    • Brakes Could Be Better

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    I really like the bike, but I had the seat replaced after my initial test ride. The only other issue I have is that I wish it came with disk brakes. But overall, a good bike for the money

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    4.0

    I love how this bicycle fits.

    By Dave

    from Dayton Ohio

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • It's A Trek
    • Comfortable
    • Handles Well
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

    • Brakes Could Be Better
    • Heavy
    • Poor Components
    • There Is Crank Problem

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    I ride about a 100 miles a week all for fun and exercise. This bicycle fits perfectly and is awesomely comfortable. I did add my own saddle as this isn't my first bike and I know what I like. I had to have a new crank installed as the original had a problem. I preferred the look of the original equipment. But the bicycle still looks good.

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    4.0

    Good introductory Bike

    By Deacon

    from Maryland

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    I purchased this bike after riding a hybrid. I'm training for a charity event and this bike is almost perfect for me. I'm a beginner so I didn't want to spend a lot of money. This bike was on sale so I decided to try it.. So far so good. Seat could be a little better.

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    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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