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First Bike: Trek 1.1 or Scott S50?

Old 03-08-10, 01:25 PM
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First Bike: Trek 1.1 or Scott S50?

Hello all. I hope I am posting this in the right place. (Admin- feel free to shut down thread if itís the in wrong location.) I am new to Bike Forums and to cycling.
I will be riding for recreation only and putting about 40-70 miles on the bike per week. Just leisurely riding for pleasure. I donít intend on doing any sprints, races, or anything of the sort.
I originally budgeted about $500 for a road bike but quickly found nothing I liked in that price range. I have decided I will definitely buy a new bike and have narrowed my choices down to either a 2010 Trek 1.1 for $600 or a 2009 Scott Speedster S50 for $650. Since there is only a $50 price difference I would like to get some opinions as to which of the two you all think is the better choice. Your thoughts?
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I test rode a 2.1 which has identical geometry, although in a different price range. That sucker felt like a rocket.

I bet if you buy a nice bike you like, you will ride A LOT more than you expected! I wanted to 'test ride' that 2.1 forever. The only limiting factors were my being out of shape and a rather hard saddle!
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I'd say go for the Scott. I noticed the Trek is equipped with Shimano 2300, and even though the Scott only has Shimano Sora, it's a step up from the Trek.
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Not our decision to make.
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I like both bikes and don't think you can go wrong with either. You should take both for a ride and see which one feels better and which one fits you better. I'm partial towards the Trek because I believe it has a better frame warranty. The Scott is also a very cool looking bike with better components.

Don't listen to some of the classless loudmouth punks who don't miss an opportunity to slam Trek. If you purchase your Trek new (versus USED), you get a lifetime warranty on the frame. Either way, both bikes are very good. Get the one that is most comfortable to you.

This lifetime warranty is for the original owner only, as clearly stated on the Trek website. Seems kind of straightforward but this detail is surprisingly difficult for some people to comprehend. Good luck with your choice and ride safely.

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Thanks for the responses everyone. I rode the S50 today and really liked it. Although, I wonder if the size is right for me. My inseam is 35.5, and the bike is a 61cm (which sounds big). However, when I stand with both feet on the ground over the bike I have about 1" of clearance which felt fine. The guy at the LBS said it was the right size. I'll ride a 60cm Trek tomorrow and see which feels better.

Is this the right math for frame size? 35.5 x 2.54 = 90.17 x .65 = 58.6105.
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im a bit biased.
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my 2 cents worth... it would defintely be worth the exrtra $$$ not to have sub sora crap... sora should be the bare minimum for any shimano bike.. why they still have 22/2300 is beyond me.. if you went with the scott I would change out the fd as it is crap. I own a trek any my vote is scott.
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