Trek 1.1 Compact 2011 Road Bike

The Trek 1.1 is a road bike that is built for racing but has the advantage of coming into the market at an inexpensive price point. When you appreciate the fact that this will be a versatile, highly competitive bike, its price will become even more palatable. It is just as well made as many of the firm’s more expensive models, so you can stretch your money even further. Shimano and Bontrager have paired up to contribute a majority of the separate components and the Alpha White aluminium frame has been augmented with various alloy extras to give it a consistent, strong design that is nonetheless light and easy to transport.

Alloy dual-pivot brakes on the front and rear complement the Bontrager rims and tyres, giving you plenty of finesse when it comes to controlling the bike. The stiff frame helps you gain speed in a heartbeat and the Shimano gears are on hand to provide sweet shifting and help you adapt your riding to whatever lies ahead. The Trek 1.1 Compact may be close to a base model but it certainly does not feel like any corners have been cut, which is encouraging for any rider who chooses it.

The appealing red and black styling of the Trek 1.1 Compact is another feature that helps to disguise its relatively budget price tag. It looks almost identical to bikes, which are worth four or five times as much and unless serious scrutiny is paid it is difficult to tell where savings have been made. A sturdy frame construction with appropriate racing geometry helps to persuade sceptics that this is a formidable machine.

Trek 1.1 Compact Specifications

  • Frame: Alpha White aluminium
  • Front Fork: Aluminium
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 2300
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 2300
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano 2300 STI 8 speed
  • Chainset: FSA Tempo
  • Chainrings: 50-34 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: Cartridge type
  • Cassette: Sun Race CSR86 12-25 8 Speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Nylon body with alloy cage
  • Front Brake: Alloy dual pivot brake
  • Rear Brake: Alloy dual pivot brake
  • Brake Levers: Shimano 2300 STI levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager sport 26.0mm
  • Stem: Bontrager approved with 15 degree rise
  • Headset: 1-1/8″ semi-integrated with semi-cartridge bearings
  • Grips: Bontrager gel tape
  • Rims: Bontrager approved alloy rims
  • Front Hub: Alloy hub
  • Rear Hub: Alloy hub
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager T1 700x23c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager T1 700x23c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Affinity 1 steel rails
  • Seatpost: Bontrager SSR with 12mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight:
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features:

Bike: Trek 1.1
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