Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 34
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Trek transport question

    The bike only comes with one bag and metal support. Does anybody know what the cost is for the second. I found the bag on the trek web site, but no information on the metal support.

  2. #2
    Senior Member badmother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,941
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Edited: did not read about the Trek before responding.
    Last edited by badmother; 03-22-12 at 05:00 PM.
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

  3. #3
    Ride On. Underground's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    My Bikes
    2010 Trek 1.5, 2010 Specialized Langster, 2010 Specialized Hardrock Sport 29er, 2011 Gary Fisher HiFi Plus 29er
    Posts
    315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just ordered one. It should come with only one bag, but both side racks. Beast should be able tell you better than me since he owns one.
    '10 Trek 1.5; '10 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er; '12 Trek Transport; '11 Gary Fisher/Trek HiFi Plus 29er; '96 Cannondale M400 - Sold = Regret
    My Cycling Blog

  4. #4
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarider View Post
    The bike only comes with one bag and metal support. Does anybody know what the cost is for the second. I found the bag on the trek web site, but no information on the metal support.
    And the BeastRider responds........

    I have had mine since October. It comes with ONE bag. Two side racks that can be folded up and out of the way. Which makes it quite handy for everyday riding as well.

    Since you mentioned getting a second bag I would strongly suggest that you go with the one for a while just to see if you really need the second. I thought I would need two as well. But, after riding a while I discovered that I didn't utilize the one that came with it to justify the expense of a second. The one that comes with it has TONS of space....

    Any other questions???? I am happy to answer them.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So does it come with the metal support on both sides?
    Tia, john
    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    And the BeastRider responds........

    I have had mine since October. It comes with ONE bag. Two side racks that can be folded up and out of the way. Which makes it quite handy for everyday riding as well.

    Since you mentioned getting a second bag I would strongly suggest that you go with the one for a while just to see if you really need the second. I thought I would need two as well. But, after riding a while I discovered that I didn't utilize the one that came with it to justify the expense of a second. The one that comes with it has TONS of space....

    Any other questions???? I am happy to answer them.

  6. #6
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarider View Post
    So does it come with the metal support on both sides?
    Tia, john
    The side racks are fully supported. Exactly what metal supports are you talking about? The ones that hold the bag on? If so, yes, it's on both sides. You have the option of placing the bag on either side.

  7. #7
    Ride On. Underground's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    My Bikes
    2010 Trek 1.5, 2010 Specialized Langster, 2010 Specialized Hardrock Sport 29er, 2011 Gary Fisher HiFi Plus 29er
    Posts
    315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think the OP is referring to the flip down racks on both sides. Making sure that it just doesn't come with just one flip down rack for the one bag only.
    '10 Trek 1.5; '10 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er; '12 Trek Transport; '11 Gary Fisher/Trek HiFi Plus 29er; '96 Cannondale M400 - Sold = Regret
    My Cycling Blog

  8. #8
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Flip down racks on both sides. They are secured in place with a cotter-pin like setup. Holds in place quite nicely. I have had absolutely no issues with them

  9. #9
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarider View Post
    The bike only comes with one bag and metal support. Does anybody know what the cost is for the second. I found the bag on the trek web site, but no information on the metal support.
    Here are a couple of shots of mine. As you can see I have the rack in the down position on the right side and in the up position on the left.

    I'll be happy to answer any other questions that you have.

    ENJOY YOUR NEW RIDE!!!!!


    Left Side Up


    Right Side Down


    Right Side Down


    Left Side Up

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    320
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not a transport, but I run just one bag on my Mundo. Having the other side open for large items is handy. On grocery runs I have carried cases of seltzer, 10lb bags of spuds, stuff like that.
    Cars made me fat. Now cars want to make me flat.

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re transport question

    Thanks, I was referring to the flip down racks that support the bottom of the bags. Thank you all for the replies. I haven't committed to purchasing yet.
    John

  12. #12
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarider View Post
    Thanks, I was referring to the flip down racks that support the bottom of the bags. Thank you all for the replies. I haven't committed to purchasing yet.
    John
    They do a bit more than just support the bags. I rarely carry my bag with me. Unless the weather is looking bad and I need to protect something.

    What other ones are you considering?.....

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not considering any other. Just not sure I need it. I would like to do some touring. Just retired and that is the one thing I want to do while I still can, due to medical condition I am not sure I can.

    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    They do a bit more than just support the bags. I rarely carry my bag with me. Unless the weather is looking bad and I need to protect something.

    What other ones are you considering?.....

  14. #14
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarider View Post
    Not considering any other. Just not sure I need it. I would like to do some touring. Just retired and that is the one thing I want to do while I still can, due to medical condition I am not sure I can.
    I have had lower back surgery and I have managed to get myself back into shape. Trick is not to overdue it. And THAT'S easy to do.......

  15. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I too had back surgery, L5-S1 fusion, but I had a stroke and that has slowed me down and at 63 it is harder to keep my energy up. Dr. Says not too much exercise. I will most likley out live him.
    L

  16. #16
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarider View Post
    I too had back surgery, L5-S1 fusion, but I had a stroke and that has slowed me down and at 63 it is harder to keep my energy up. Dr. Says not too much exercise. I will most likley out live him.
    L
    L4-L5 for me. Fell off a ladder at work. That was 2009 and I am STILL dealing with the insurance issue.....

    Doctor told me that one of the best things could do is ride a bike. But I have worked up slowly to the mileage that I can now ride. I am 55 and feel pretty good about myself.....so far......

  17. #17
    Ride On. Underground's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    My Bikes
    2010 Trek 1.5, 2010 Specialized Langster, 2010 Specialized Hardrock Sport 29er, 2011 Gary Fisher HiFi Plus 29er
    Posts
    315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You two are troopers!
    '10 Trek 1.5; '10 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er; '12 Trek Transport; '11 Gary Fisher/Trek HiFi Plus 29er; '96 Cannondale M400 - Sold = Regret
    My Cycling Blog

  18. #18
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Underground View Post
    You two are troopers!
    Thanks!!!!! The first couple of months I rode it was strictly a back and forth trip to Physical Therapy and then back home. A distance of about six miles. After that I was completely SPENT. It's taken the better part of a year to work up to the 30 miles I can now ride without any real issues.

    Just takes time and, believe me, I am not a real patient person either!!!!!

  19. #19
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I bought my Trek Transport last summer and waited about 3 months for the 2nd pannier to arrive. Cost about $100 if I remember correctly. One pannier can hold 2 cloth type grocery bags completely full. I make a grocery run once a week and rarely have to strap anything to the rear rack top or front rack. Down side of 2 panniers is you need to remove one (very easy to do) to check the air in the rear tire.

  20. #20
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by richkarr View Post
    I bought my Trek Transport last summer and waited about 3 months for the 2nd pannier to arrive. Cost about $100 if I remember correctly. One pannier can hold 2 cloth type grocery bags completely full. I make a grocery run once a week and rarely have to strap anything to the rear rack top or front rack. Down side of 2 panniers is you need to remove one (very easy to do) to check the air in the rear tire.
    I thought that I would need a second one myself and almost went ahead and ordered one. But I chose to ride a while and decided that it wasn't a necessity for me. Glad to hear that someone actually uses a second bag. I just use the one and find it, more often than not, more than I actually need. Bungee cords work quite well for most of what I carry......

  21. #21
    Senior Member Aunt Roady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Just south of Normal
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix, Specialized AWOL, Salsa Vaya, Surly Moonlander, Surly Big Dummy, GT Gutterball fixie
    Posts
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Another new Transport

    Trans-4-21.jpg

    Added another Trek to my stable. Bought it yesterday and went for a 15 mile ride. I was completely surprised by its rideability over distances. Named it Clutch Cargo.

    I am considering a second bag simply for balance. I brought home two watermelons and a cantaloupe. The weight was enough to make the bike unstable on the kickstand.

    More pix to come.

  22. #22
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Roady View Post
    Trans-4-21.jpg

    Added another Trek to my stable. Bought it yesterday and went for a 15 mile ride. I was completely surprised by its rideability over distances. Named it Clutch Cargo.

    I am considering a second bag simply for balance. I brought home two watermelons and a cantaloupe. The weight was enough to make the bike unstable on the kickstand.

    More pix to come.
    I agree with the kickstand issue. A slightly wider one would make a definite difference. But I have managed to get used to it. Takes a little time but you should as well. I thought that I would need a second bag as well. But, after riding for a while, I decided against it as it wasn't a necessity for me. Try riding for a while both empty and loaded to see if you really need to go to that extra expense........

  23. #23
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    After owning and riding the bike for awhile...I do agree the stand needs to be more stable. Mine blew over bending the rear brake lever. It is also hard to balance the load as the bike wants to fall over as the load is being adjusted. The other complaint I have is the lack of a rear fender, it should be standard. I am also having a shifting issue in some of the higher gears.

  24. #24
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarider View Post
    After owning and riding the bike for awhile...I do agree the stand needs to be more stable. Mine blew over bending the rear brake lever. It is also hard to balance the load as the bike wants to fall over as the load is being adjusted. The other complaint I have is the lack of a rear fender, it should be standard. I am also having a shifting issue in some of the higher gears.
    I had a bit of a shifting issue after riding mine for a while. Take it in to the LBS and let them do a tune-up on it. That way all of the cables get their "stretch" adjusted at the same time and you won't be running back and forth.

    It's relatively simple to install a rear fender. I didn't have any problems doing mine myself. But then I do enjoy tinkering with mine. Almost any standard 26" fender will work. I just wanted mine to drop a bit lower on the rear on both the front and the back so I cannibalized three fenders to get the "look" and the practical application that I wanted.

  25. #25
    Senior Member Aunt Roady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Just south of Normal
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix, Specialized AWOL, Salsa Vaya, Surly Moonlander, Surly Big Dummy, GT Gutterball fixie
    Posts
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For what it's worth, I ordered the second pannier. I respect BeastRider's advice, but I just felt that the second bag would solve the balance problem. It did. I put it on last Thursday and I keep my lock (a heavy cable lock) in the right pannier and my tool kit in the left. Automatically seems to give the bike better resting balance. Mine blew over once in the wind a week ago, and I've been wary of trusting the stand since then. I usually park the bike "into the wind" like a sailboat. If I can't, I lean it against something rather than trusting the kickstand on windy days.

    I have to say, I do love this bike. Did another 15 unplanned miles on it today. It's just so much easier to ride than I expect.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •