Trek Speed Concept 2.5 Triathlon Bike

Trek Speed Concept 2.5 Overview

Because the traditional set up of a triathlon requires that the cycling stage be carried out quickly without burning all of your energy up in the process you need to carefully consider the capabilities of any triathlon bike. The Trek Speed Concept 2.5 borrows the same basic geometry and arrangement of components as its more expensive siblings but keeps costs down by using an aluminium frame rather than a carbon alternative. You get a carbon fork and you can actually enjoy a seating position that is intentionally more comfortable than the costlier options.

Trek has been intelligent about its design and has looked at the way in which the electronic components on triathlon bikes can create unwanted drag. To eliminate this issue it has built all the necessary components into the frame, making this range one of the first of its kind to do so. Like all good triathlon bikes, its design accounts for a strong headwind but its creation process also meant that it was tested in strong winds from all directions, which makes it one of the most stable, poised bikes out there.

Speed is a paramount concern for any bike of this type and the Trek Speed Concept 2.5 does not disappoint in this category. It will also allow you to look good while you are powering along, with its black and silver frame benefiting from bright red detailing on the cables and decals. When budgetary constraints are foisted upon you, the Trek Speed Concept 2.5 shows you that compromises on price do not have to compromise performance.

Trek Speed Concept 2.5 Specifications

  • Frame: Alpha Black aluminium with KVF (Kammtail virtual foil) tube design and SC speed box compatibility
  • Front Fork: Bontrager Race Lite E2 Tri Speed concept carbon with SpeedTrap compatibility
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM Apex
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: SRAM 500 TT bar control 10 speed
  • Chainset: SRAM Apex
  • Chainrings: 50-34 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano press fit BB86.5
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1050 11-28 10 Speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Front Brake: Alloy dual pivot brake
  • Rear Brake: Alloy dual pivot brake
  • Brake Levers: Bontrager Race Lite aero levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race bullhorn with Race Lite clip-ons
  • Stem: Bontrager Race Lite 31.8mm with 7 degree rise
  • Headset: Integrated sealed bearings 1″ top and 1-1/8″ bottom
  • Grips: Bontrager gel tape
  • Rims: Bontrager SSR rims
  • Front Hub: Bontrager SSR hub
  • Rear Hub: Bontrager SSR hub
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager R1 700x23c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager R1 700x23c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Vision AeroMax Tri with Cro-moly rails
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Speed Concept Race X Lite carbon with +/- 10mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
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Bike: Trek Speed Concept 2.5
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