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Trek 1.1

Trek 1.1

2012

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4.5 stars
 (154 Reviews)
 

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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 154 reviews)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (119)
    • Fast  (118)
    • Handles Well  (118)
    • Responsive  (108)
    • Good Geometry  (94)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (59)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (29)
    • Poor Components  (18)
    • Heavy  (4)
    • None  (4)

    Best Uses

    • Exercising  (127)
    • Casual Riding  (103)
    • Commuting  (62)
    • Serious Training  (59)
    • Climbing  (40)

    Reviewed by 154 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My 2nd go around with the 1.1

    By Jeff

    from Sioux Falls, SD

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Handles Well
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding

    Comments:

    I bought a 2010 1.1 for myself as a graduation present when I finished grad school in the spring of 2011. It was the best recreational investment I can remember in a long time! I initially had a few issues with the 2010: I kept popping spokes on the back wheel, and I was going through tires rapidly! I upgraded the back wheel (to a higher spoke count) and at the advice of a bike shop mechanic who advised me that the 700x23 tires are designed for people who weigh about 165-180 lbs at the most,(let's just say I am well above the 165-180 lb mark!) so he talked me into trying out a pair of 700x25 Michelin Ion2 tires, and from then on, the 2010 model has been awesome for me! I put about 6000 miles on the 2010 up to this point. I took care of it with regular maintenance, and it is still going strong, but this week, I gifted it to a friend who's wife acquired a Trek Road Bike of her own and when those two would go out riding with my wife and I, he was on a mountain bike. So of course, he was definitely struggling to keep up with the rest of us who are on road bikes! So, I have been eyeballing the 2015 1.1 in a local store for a few months now, because it comes equipped with the 700x25 sized tire, the back wheel seems better constructed than the one on the 2010, and the 2015 comes equipped with the Claris components which are an EXCELLENT upgrade from the 2300's that the 2010 came with, along with a carbon fiber fork on the 2015. Well, this week, the local store put the 2015 on a 20% discount, and I pounced on it! This bike is another winner for me! I get a new bike, I gift my old one with such sentimental value to a good friend so he can ride with me more. Blue is my favorite color, so I will miss the color scheme of the 2010, but this metallic red, is really sharp! I know, I know... Some are going to say, "How can you possibly say this is a 5 star bike? It isn't a Domane, a Madone, or an Emonda!" This is how I rate: In this class of bike, this is everything I want and need! I am NOT a professional cyclist. I am NOT a racer, I am a rider. I try to ride 20-25 miles a day, at least 2-3 days a week (if not more) during riding season. I ride in charity rides. I start slow and slow down from there! I am in it to finish it, not to "win" or "get done first". I am not riding for speed, and I have no illusions of riding the Tour de France, or anything of the sort. If I were looking for that sort of use, I wouldn't be buying or riding anything in the 1 series or its class. If someone is looking for a high performance, carbon fiber type racing bike, then this isn't for them! However, if someone is looking for a great road bike that is comfortable and durable, and will give them many miles of enjoyment without the need to be a racer, then, this is worth a try! So, I am not a competitive cyclist, but I am somewhere between a casual/recreational and an Avid Cyclist. Maybe, best described as an Avid Recreational cyclist??? If that explains you, or what you'd like to be, then give it a try! You might like it, too! Oh yeah, and one last thing, the paint job on the 2015, matches the paint job my truck! (Goofy thought that really doesn't mean much, I know, but...) I have only had it a couple of days, but I can tell this is going to be another awesome set of wheels, even better than what the 2010 has been for me and is now for the friend I gave it to!

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    5.0

    Great Bike!

    By kline62

    from Levittown, NY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Serious Training
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    Very impressed with this Trek. Rides great, shifts smooth, and it's fast!

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    • No
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    4.0

    My fresh experience with speed bikes

    By George triathlete

    from KSA

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

    • Brakes Could Be Better
    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Racing

    Comments:

    Good bike but the gear is having problems sometimes. Could be better.

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    • No
    Originally posted on Trek's website
     
    4.0

    Went from FX 7.2 to 1.1

    By Mitch the Road Rabbit

    from Old Field, NY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Carbon Fork A Plus
    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Responsive
    • Lightweight
    • For The Price A Great Buy
    • Handles Well
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

    • Low Gears Are Loud
    • Shifting Not Smooth
    • Brakes Could Be Better
    • For The Price Frame And

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Serious Training
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    I ride 3-4 times a week. Mostly 20 mile trips and an occasional 40-50. Switched to clips- not sure if worth the inevitable fall. A nice alternative to my FX 7.2- which is a great all around bike! For a first road bike, the 1.1 is fun and a good entry point to road bikes.

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    Originally posted on Trek's website
     
    5.0

    LOVE it!! Fast and Light!!

    By Johnny

    from Alamogordo, NM

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

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

    Comments:

    Great bike for me. My first Trek, very nice, fast, like the visual appearance of the bike. The only thing I would consider changing is the uncomfortable saddle.

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    4.0

    Biggest bang for the buck! Extremely pleased.

    By P.Ray

    from Maple Grove, MN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Brakes Could Be Better

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding

    Comments:

    Great bike for the money. Satisfied

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    • No
    Originally posted on Trek's website
     
    5.0

    Best for the price and the casual rider

    By jonlee103

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Comments:

    This bike handles hills and smooth roads. Best road bike for the cost. I suggest buying a seat cushion because after all it is a road bike. Awesome road bike for the casual user. I have a hybrid with road tires and it was tough on hills. This bike handles hills with absolutely no effort. AWESOME BIKE!

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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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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Wonderful Bike!

      By ColombianClimber

      from Bogotá, Colombia

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Awful Brakes
      • Poor Components

      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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      • No
      Originally posted on Trek's website
       
      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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      • No
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