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?
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.)
Bikes: 1995 Trek 2120, 2012 Specialized Sirrus, 2016 Specialized Roll Sport Step Thru
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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: