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Review of "Trek 1000"

published 15/11/2006 | tombarnes
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Pro Value, Carbon Fork and Seat post
Cons Sora shifters
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"Tour de France technology at Entry level price"

The Trek 1000 is an excellent value for money Entry level Road bike. The increasing demand for road bikes is a result of Triathlons huge and continuing success in the UK. There are few bikes in the Market which geniunley consider that ther are those of us out there who don't have a couple of grand to chuck away on a carbon bike, Enter Trek.

The 1000 is serious value for money. The frame uses the same geometery as was used for 7 timeTour de france winner Lance armstrong and if it's good enough for him ... However the material is clearly not carbon but Aluminium however the from Fork is carbon and 2006 version also has a carbon seatpost, i beleve they have phased this out in the 2007 edition.

The Gear setup is pretty low end. Sora Shifters, Tiagra Rear mech, and shimano standard everything else. However you do get what you pay for and for entry -intermediate level rider this shoud be quite enough to get you going. If you really can't bear some of the components the frame is worthy of upgrades.

Wheels have been reported as the worst part of the bike and spoke breakages are a frequently reported problem but I'm 14st and I haven't yet had any problems.

The brakes will stop you in good time ... Do you need anything else???

The short of it is this bike is good enough to get you to work or carry you the 112 mile leg of an Ironman triathlon, sure there are cheaper components but unless you are an Elite Rider it probably wont make much of a difference to your riding experience.

TOP TIP: BUY THE 2006 1000 AS IT IS, IN MY OPINION A BETTER RISE AND YOU'LL PROBABLY GET A GOOD DISCOUNT. I ACTUALLY GOT MINE FOR £399.00 (JEJAMES.CO.UK)

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  • Staffenburg published 03/03/2010
    Good review! i find you get the best deals at the end of the year, when the new models come out
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Long Name: 1000

Genre: Bikes

Type: Road Bikes

Manufacturer: Trek

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