|Frame||Trek Alpha Gold aluminum|
|Hubs||Front: aluminum; Rear: Shimano|
|Tires||Bontrager All-weather Hard-Case Lite, 700 x 28c|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-950, 9-speed: 11-32|
|Brake Levers||Tektro aluminum|
|Saddle||Bontrager Affinity 1|
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I just picked up my 2013 9th District bike, and it looks awesome - the pictures online do not do it justice. Minimal Trek branding, so people will always be wondering: "what kind of bike is that?" The ride is also excellent: a little stiffer than the FX, but a comfy seat solved that problem. The wheelbase is shorter for the 9th District and you can feel it - very quick response but without being jerky. The grips are flimsy and I plan to use gloves for longer rides - might upgrade later.I prefer the thumb-finger configuration of the Shimano trigger (as on the FX), but for me the SRAM trigger is just a minor thing to get used to. The 9 gear cassette in the back is plenty for my purposes - especially here in FL where the steepest incline is an overpass.For those who are curious the 54 cm size weighs in at 22 pounds. That's about a pound lighter than the 7.5FX 20 inch frame (I thought the FX would come out lighter given its carbon fork). I think the lighter weight and difference in price cliched my decision. Overall, I highly recommend this bike, especially for anyone who does not need a double or triple crank. If David's World actually kept some of these in stock, I'm sure they would sell more of them. I had to "special order" mine, but it did not take long to arrive. BTW - the manager (Steve) at my LBS is great!