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Old 05-02-13, 02:56 AM   #1
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Trek allant

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I am looking for a Bike with an upright riding position like my trusty old Schwinn Cruiser. Just looking for a bike with gears ,mudgaurds and this riding position.The TREK Allant seems to fit the bill. Its for the odd pootle around town..nipping the shops and lesiure bike rides with kids so I can keep up.A problem on the cruiser with one fixed gear

What are peoples thoughts on the TREK Allant?

I can get it in the UK for 279..I want a bike sub 300 is the quality there in this bike?

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Old 05-02-13, 07:29 AM   #2
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I wouldn't be afraid of the quality, in any major manufacturers line.
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I wouldn't be afraid of the quality, in any major manufacturers line.

All manufacturers make entry level stuff ( bikes )... compromise on groupsets, wheelsets, frames, stems, seatposts, to stay under a ceratin price point ...
Since we all love Trek, ex : Treks fx line ... on one end of the spectum, you have a 2K carbon ( what I call a : ) flatbar road bike ( 7.7 )... on the the other is a bike (7.1) thats one step above wall mart grade. ( I almost typed quality.)

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Old 05-02-13, 07:46 AM   #4
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So is this Bike any good?
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Old 05-02-13, 08:55 AM   #5
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It seems like a great, take care of it and it should last long time.
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So is this Bike any good?
Hard to say looking at a pic ... pick a random bolt ( or maybe one that will see a lot of use, like a bottle cage or stem ) and back it out, if it feels like its striping out its crap.
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So is this Bike any good?
The word, "good" is relative, and tends to become more valid as the degree of monetary investment increases.

That said, I'd say yes! The Trek Allant, seems to be "good" for your intended purposes.
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Kent Peterson at Kent's Bike Blog loves the Allant and has written a lot about it.

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I'm thrilled that bikes like the Allants exist. For too long it seemed like the entire bike industry had plenty to sell you if you wanted to race on the road or thrash bomb down a mountain but nothing if you wanted to ride to the store, ride with your kid or go to the coffee shop. Trek makes a bike that's great for the kind of biking that a lot of people do every day. It's called the Allant.


Sounds like exactly what you want, easyriders!

Take a look at more of his (and his wife's) thoughts about the Allant here:

http://kentsbike.blogspot.com/2011/0...t-bicycle.html

http://kentsbike.blogspot.com/2012/0...tiversary.html

http://kentsbike.blogspot.com/2011/0...ek-allant.html

http://kentsbike.blogspot.com/2011/0...ant-story.html

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I just realized I've pretty much turned my 7.5 FX into a more expensive version of an Allant.
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I just realized I've pretty much turned my 7.5 FX into a more expensive version of an Allant.
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thanks for the input guys....looking forward to picking her up next week !
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I like that kind of set up! If I added fenders Dr. Fine would look the part.

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Cool Bike! Over here in the UK fenders (mudguards) are essential!
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Old 05-10-13, 06:35 AM   #13
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Picking my Bike up tonight. Will post a pic of her with the glorious UK seaside
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This is a nice bike!


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Old 05-14-13, 03:29 AM   #15
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For some reason my other pics aren't showing could a mod sort it please?

Anyone recommend some panniers?

Thanks!
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The utility bike market has been ill served.

But its made a comeback and I'm of the view that bikes like this will always find a place in our lives.
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Old 06-19-14, 08:38 AM   #20
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Very nice bike and cool pic too (only the first shows up for me). How about a little feedback on how it rides and your general first impressions?
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