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Trek 1.2 C
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Trek

1.2 C
2014

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4.0 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

2014 Trek 1.2 C

Trek's 1.2 Compact is a shining example of trickle-down technology. The heart and soul of this speed demon is Trek's 100 Alpha Series aluminum frame and carbon fork, an impressive combination often seen on much more expensive machines. Add Shimano's reliable wide-range 18-speed drivetrain, powerful dual-pivot brakes and select Bontrager parts and you have an amazing road rig. It's ready, willing, and able to take you everywhere you want to go, from touring the countryside to cruising local loops for fitness to joining the weekend group rides.

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek 100 Alpha Series aluminum
Fork Bontrager Carbon
Rims/Wheels Bontrager
Hubs Aluminum
Tires Bontrager T1, 700 x 23c
Crankset FSA Vero C
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-950, 9-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano Sora STI
Handlebars Bontrager Race VR-C
Tape/Grips Bontrager Gel Cork
Stem Bontrager SSR
Brake Levers Shimano Sora
Brakes Aluminum dual-pivot
Pedals Nylon w/clips and straps
Saddle Bontrager Affinity 1
Seatpost Bontrager

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.0 stars

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (7)
  • Durable  (3)
  • Versatile  (3)
  • Comfortable  (2)
  • Fast  (2)

Cons

  • A little noisy 
  • Broken cables 
  • Noisy 
  • Poor quality 
  • Some derailleur issues 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (8)
  • Commuting/city  (7)
  • Triathlon 
  • Fitness 

Reviewed by 8 customers

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4.0

Fast, Affordable, Fun!

By New Roady

from Bountiful, Utah

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Well-made
  • Durable

Cons

  • Some Derailleur Issues
  • A little noisy

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City
  • Triathlon
  • Road Biking

Comments:

My first road bike! I love riding this bike. Much faster than anything I've ever had before and it responds to how hard I want to push it.

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3.0

Too much "whiz" not enough "bang"

By footballrocker

from Castle Rock, CO

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Broken Cables
  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City
  • Road Biking

Comments:

I use this product to train. I like that the bike is lightweight and versatile I don't like how my gears were noisy and my front mech cable broke within the first 3 weeks of riding.

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3.0

Decent bike

By jimbo

from Vancouver

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Noise
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Road Biking
  • Commuting/City

Comments:

The chainrings make a lot of noise when it's in the big ring and the cassette constantly makes a lot of noise. Not sure if the bike is poorly made or if adjustments are needed but changing gears is not very reliable. It would not properly shift onto the cogs or it would make a lot of noise.

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4.0

Right quick

By Notromxela

from Boundary Creek, NB

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Light

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    My first real road bike, I use it for commuting to work, fitness and even race it. It's inexpensive enough and is so much faster than anything I've had before. So far, very happy

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    3.0

    Could be better

    By speedy

    from Vancouver, bc

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Bent Rear Derailleur
    • Shifter Rattle
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    Quite light at 21 lbs. even though considered on heavier side. Lose 6 lbs. to compensate to equal $_000 carbon bike weight of 15 lbs. :) Your own weight is more a factor. Bottom bracket is smooth. Wheels are not the lightest, but quite adequate for fast speed. Rims not perfectly true. Can see slight wobble. Wheel out of balance even after removing reflectors. Probably due to test riders, but still ok, minor tweeks. Brakes poorly adjusted and squeek like mad. Embarrassing! :( Was fine after full tweek and lube. SUPER ANNOYING SHIFTER RATTLE going over bumpy roadS. Both sides. Partly due to plastic insert under the indicator window. Siliconed it, but something else in the shifter still rattles. Rattle sudsides when holding on to hood. Inner shifter tab kept rubbing against outer. Very annoying shifting feel. Can't find any adjustments like other Brand. Derailleur was bent. Kept throwing my adjustments off, probably test riders again. Crank won't spin as freely as result. Not the best purchasing experience. CONCLUSION: Got bike on sale so won't complain too much. I'll deal with it. But still... Whether 1.1 or 1.2, not much diff. Best if fresh out of box. Like everyone says, should have gotten Tiagra.

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    5.0

    Hard to beat value and quality

    By Bobperu

    from Salt lake city

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Ready To Ride
    • Good value
    • Smooth
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Stylish
    • Durable
    • Quiet
    • Affordable
    • Versatile
    • Well built quality
    • Easy Maintenance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      I bought this bike in September 2012. I currently have just over 5000 miles on it. If I had it to do over, I might get the 1.5 or a madone 2.1. For the money, you can't go wrong. Solid components. I keep up with riders that have full carbon and Ti bikes. This bike is unbelievably quiet, and smooth for an entry level bike. I was already sold on trek mountain bikes, and will eventually move up to a trek madone or domane full carbon. I plan on a new wheel set and saddle for this summer, otherwise the bike is just fine off the rack.

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      5.0

      trek

      By jon

      from nj

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        can't beat it for the price

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        5.0

        Great for long fast fitness rides

        By two_cents

        from Atlantic City,nj

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Responsive
        • Smooth ride
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fitness
          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          I started riding again about 3 months ago with a hybrid but I found it hard to do more than 20 miles. I originally went in just to buy some shoes and pedals but the salesman suggested I look at a higher quality/ distance bike so I slept on it. I'm glad I took the chance to buy a bike that fits me(im 6'4") it makes long rides enjoyable and self rewarding. its the entry level trek series but for getting into the distance cycling it was a great choice. Only thing I might change would be opting for the 1.5 for a little more.Have owned the bike for about 2 months and I have gone over 500 miles with weekly rides of 50 miles +definitely recommend a pair of cycling shoes and pedals... pay the few extra bucks for the SL/ road pedals

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