Trek 2.3 Compact Road Bike

Trek 2.3 Compact Overview

The Trek 2.3 Compact is a road bike designed with racing in mind that manages to look like it is travelling quickly even when it is standing still. This is thanks to its high quality aluminium frame and intelligently applied geometry, which has been transferred over from the more expensive Madone line of professional grade bikes. Pedigree and prestige are not everything but they definitely have an impact here, with Shimano 105 components and a selection of Bontrager attachments that use carbon rather than the expected alloy to smooth out the ride and lighten the load when you are faced with an ascent.

The hubs, rims, tyres and fork of the Trek 2.3 Compact all come from the Bontrager Race range. Carbon is used for the fork and seatpost and those in the know will realise that this means the bike will be stable and light whilst still giving a suitable degree of stiffness and enough bite to ensure acceleration is handled quickly.

The Trek 2.3 Compact is not only well designed from a racing point of view but it is also an attractive bike in its own right. A black frame is contrasted with a white saddle and grips and silver detailing on the fork gives it a metallic sheen, disguising the carbon beneath. Whilst it may not share the same price point as the Trek Madone, upon which its frame is based, it is nonetheless put together with the same care and attention to detail, so you should be able to get it straight out on the road and use it for many years without complaint.

Trek 2.3 Compact Specifications

  • Frame: Alpha Black aluminium
  • Front Fork: Bontrager Race carbon, speed Trap compatible
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano 105 STI 10 Speed
  • Chainset: Shimano 105
  • Chainrings: 50-34 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 12-28 10 speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Front Brake: Shimano 105 calliper brake
  • Rear Brake: Shimano 105 calliper brake
  • Brake Levers: Shimano 105 STI levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race VR-C 31.8mm
  • Stem: Bontrager Race Lite with 7 degree rise 31.8mm
  • Headset: 1-1/8″ integrated with semi-cartridge bearings
  • Grips: Bontrager gel tape
  • Rims: Bontrager Race rims
  • Front Hub: Bontrager Race hub
  • Rear Hub: Bontrager Race hub
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager R2 700x23c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager R2 700x23c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Affinity 2 hollow cro-moly rails
  • Seatpost: Bontrager carbon with 20mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight:
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: