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    2011 or 2012 trek

    I plan on buying either a 2011 or 2012 trek 1.2 in the next few days. The only difference I've been able to find is the compact crank on the 2012, and the color of course. I personally like the color of the 2011 (White and blue), so I'm leaning towards the 2011 considering there is only one slight difference if I am correct? The price is only a $15 difference. Does anyone have any suggestions or input on these two?
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    If you are a newbie and plan on riding hills go with the compact.

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    Both compact and triple can get you nearly the same gear ratio, and able to get you on hills with proper training. if you said there are not too much different between other specs, then I would say go with the color that you like better, in this case, the 2011 model.

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    If you talk real nice the 2011 will be $120 cheaper too.
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    It's at my LBS and they have about $100 off the MSRP of both. It's the cheapest Trek 1.2 in my area of LBS. Here's the link of the comparison.

    http://road-bikes.findthebest.com/co...-2012-Trek-1-2

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    At most bike shops, they heavily discount the prior year models. But, I've also noticed that with each passing year, the component group is not as good so that the manufactures can maintain a specific price point.
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    i say go with the color scheme you like more. if you like looking at your bike imagine how you feel when youre riding it.

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    I like the blue better also. you may be able to weasel a better price in person for last years inventory.
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    My older Trek is a triple (52/42/30 and 12-25). I now have 100 miles on my Synapse which is a compact double (50/34 and 11-28). I honestly can't tell the difference. Except that on the triple, I mostly used the middle ring. With the compact double, I am shifting the front derailleur more. Buy the color you like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by a1penguin View Post
    I honestly can't tell the difference. Except that on the triple, I mostly used the middle ring. With the compact double, I am shifting the front derailleur more.
    This is exactly why I prefer a triple. I can run a tighter cassette as well which gives me smaller jumps between gears.

    Compacts are popular because they eliminate gearing overlap, but in my opinion, they replace the most useful ring (39) and result in a lot more cross chaining to save a minimal amount of weight, especially when you consider that compacts are often used with a heavier cassette.

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