Trek 1.2 Compact 2011 Road Bike

The Trek 1.2 Compact is impressive for a number of reasons but the standout feature is definitely its price point, which puts it into a category that most people will consider to be affordable when you look at its vital statistics. An advanced aluminium frame with racer-friendly set up, a carbon fork and components from Bontrager and Shimano make it a very competitive cycle. It will not leave your pockets too empty, which makes it much easier to justify as a purchase than some of the more focused, expensive bikes. Even if you are not going to take it to a competitive level of cycling it still makes sense because it is comfortable and competent enough to use for exercise or pure leisure.

The presence of a Bontrager approved carbon fork really lifts the Trek 1.2 Compact above its immediate rivals, many of which rely on aluminium for both the frame and fork. Carbon is not only lighter and stronger than aluminium but it is also more forgiving and should help to improve on the quality of the ride without reducing the sporty feel of the bike. Shimano gears allow for fast, seamless changes and will be another way to enable you to grab the advantage in any race.

The Trek 1.2 Compact has a bold white frame with plenty of appealing blue detailing on various components including the cable wrapping. It looks every inch the racing road bike and should help other competitors know that you mean business. It is also obvious that it has been put together with some care, which is another positive aspect for the price you pay.

Trek 1.2 Compact Specifications

  • Frame: Alpha White aluminium
  • Front Fork: Bontrager approved carbon
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano Sora STI 9 Speed
  • Chainset: FSA Vero
  • Chainrings: 50-34 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: Cartridge type
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-950 11-36 9 Speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Nylon body with alloy cage
  • Front Brake: Alloy dual pivot brake
  • Rear Brake: Alloy dual pivot brake
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Sora STI levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race VR-C 31.8mm
  • Stem: Bontrager SSR 10 degree 31.8mm
  • Headset: 1-1/8″ semi-integrated with semi-cartridge bearings
  • Grips: Bontrager gel tape
  • Rims: Bontrager alloy 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 alloy with infinite tilt adjustment and 20mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
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Bike: Trek 1.2
4 / 5 stars