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Old 10-02-13, 08:07 PM   #1
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Oh no, another one followed me home! I had to have it. (pic)

I saw the 2014 TREK 1.1 today. Its upgraded from the 2013. New frame design, integrated head bearings cups, larger head tube, and new Shimano Claris group. I did a quick 5 miles on it when I got it home. I like it. Im afraid I like it better than my Specialized.


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Old 10-02-13, 08:17 PM   #2
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It's a keeper when they jump in the truck bed.
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Old 10-02-13, 11:09 PM   #3
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Very nice!
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I saw the 2014 TREK 1.1 today. Its upgraded from the 2013. New frame design, integrated head bearings cups, larger head tube, and new Shimano Claris group. I did a quick 5 miles on it when I got it home. I like it. Im afraid I like it better than my Specialized.


Nice! I love/hate when that happens! Lol!

BTW, what sort of bike rack is that in your bed? Curious. Thanks!
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Old 10-03-13, 05:48 AM   #5
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Nice! I love/hate when that happens! Lol!

BTW, what sort of bike rack is that in your bed? Curious. Thanks!
My rack is called an "advantage rack". They clamp in the bed. I screwed mine down, so it couldn't be easily stolen. By far one of my favorites.
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Nice bike. Congrats!

I hadn't heard of Claris before so I went reading. Interesting that in this link, Bike Radar describes the gearing as:

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...while doubles will be a standard 50/34T or compact 46/34T.
Sounds like they're saying the 50/34 is the new "Standard" and 46/34 is the new "Compact".

Sorry. Didn't mean to derail the thread.

Again, nice bike. Make sure you give us a ride report as you put some miles on it.
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Nice bike. Congrats!

I hadn't heard of Claris before so I went reading. Interesting that in this link, Bike Radar describes the gearing as:



Sounds like they're saying the 50/34 is the new "Standard" and 46/34 is the new "Compact".

Sorry. Didn't mean to derail the thread.

Again, nice bike. Make sure you give us a ride report as you put some miles on it.
Yeah it threw me for a loop too. Apparently Shimano is rebranding the "2300" components to "Claris", which is their lowest-tier road group.

It doesn't surprise me that 50/34 would be considered standard for that group to be honest. This is for new roadies, and new roadies typically cannot push 53+
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Amrmatt, enjoy your new Trek!

However, I’m wondering in what manner your new Trek appeals to you over your Specialized?

I own a 2011 Trek 2.1 (50/39/30 170mm, 11-28 cassette, & 700 x 28 tires). I just recently installed a 26 tooth in place of the 30 tooth granny chainring (picture taken just prior to that swap), which has made it much better on my monthly 50-mile rides to and from Horsham, PA. Via that route I travel through Manayunk, PA which presents its fair share of long steep ascents (Leverington Ave known to local bicyclists as “The Wall”).

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What Specialized bike do you have?
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Nice bike and thanks for the tip on the bed rack, just ordered one for my truck. Last Sunday I hauled 3 bikes in the bed for a ride and it was kind of a pain with all the bungie cords and stuff. Lots of rubbing and banging and scratches. This looks like a great option for that and not terribly inexpensive.
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Nice bike and thanks for the tip on the bed rack, just ordered one for my truck. Last Sunday I hauled 3 bikes in the bed for a ride and it was kind of a pain with all the bungie cords and stuff. Lots of rubbing and banging and scratches. This looks like a great option for that and not terribly inexpensive.
I also use a load locker bar from northern tool ($20) to put behind the rear wheels. I then Bungee the back tires to the bar. Never have a bike move.
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My Specialized is a Secture. I just like the geometry of this Trek better. Also the Carbon fork on the Trek is quieter on rough pavment.
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My Specialized is a Secture. I just like the geometry of this Trek better. Also the Carbon fork on the Trek is quieter on rough pavment.
Does the trek feel much more aero than the Secture? I don't want to be slammed down in Madone mode nor do I want to be in a full-sail FX mode. I am looking for a happy in-between. Do the new Trek 1 series seem more or less areo with new new design vs the 13s? I can't decipher all the measurements on the website and I don't want to hit the LBS until I am ready to buy.
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Does the trek feel much more aero than the Secture? I don't want to be slammed down in Madone mode nor do I want to be in a full-sail FX mode. I am looking for a happy in-between.
I doubt there's any difference in perceived aerodynamics. The head tube on the Secteur is 15-20mm taller. Judging by bar height in the OP's photo position could be setup identically on both bikes. Endurance geometry typically results in less twitchy handling which may be what the OP is feeling.
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I doubt there's any difference in perceived aerodynamics. The head tube on the Secteur is 15-20mm taller. Judging by bar height in the OP's photo position could be setup identically on both bikes. Endurance geometry typically results in less twitchy handling which may be what the OP is feeling.
They are very similar. The Trek feels just a bit more race posture than the Secture did. On the Secture I wasnt uncomfortable. But the Trek just ups my comfort level. Im certain it will be different for everyone. Im not selling Treks here, just stating the bike is more in my wheel house than most I have ridden.
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