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Any trek 1.2 or 1.5 riders out there ?

Old 07-01-10, 03:09 PM
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Any trek 1.2 or 1.5 riders out there ?

So I'm a couple weeks away from getting one of these bikes and wanted to get some input on owners of these bikes. What do you like and dont like about it ? Thoughts and comments welcomed. Btw first road bike so any suggestions and tips would be great.
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Upper right hand corner of your screen----> Advanced Search------> click 'Search Title Only'-------> enter 'trek 1.5'. Read, rinse, repeat with 'trek 1.2'. You'll get a TON of info this way and you wont have to wait for people to respond to your post.
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There good bikes. I would pick the 1.5.
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Thanks for the input guys. Would I look like a ****** if I order jawbone cycling glasses to match the color of the bike ?
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I bought a 1.5 about a month ago and it's my first road bike. I like it a lot, I thinks it gives a good bang-for-the-buck, and I think it's worth the price difference from the 1.2. Since these two bikes use the same frame and the difference is the shifters (and derailleurs), and I found the two levers the Tiagra system uses to be better than the little clicker and one lever that the Soras had. I had worried a little about the riding position of a road bike (versus the hybrid I was riding, I'm an older, bigger guy) but it was no problem. The only thing I didn't like was the seat and I changed that out.
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Originally Posted by Adrianinkc View Post
Thanks for the input guys. Would I look like a ****** if I order jawbone cycling glasses to match the color of the bike ?
I wear Retina Burn (aka attention *****) jawbones. You're fine.
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Originally Posted by Adrianinkc View Post
Thanks for the input guys. Would I look like a ****** if I order jawbone cycling glasses to match the color of the bike ?
There's going to be plenty of other things that will make you look like a ****** besides just the glasses </voice of experience>
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Wear what you want to. Just ride it like you stole it! Blues Frog
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Originally Posted by unabowler View Post
I bought a 1.5 about a month ago and it's my first road bike. I like it a lot, I thinks it gives a good bang-for-the-buck, and I think it's worth the price difference from the 1.2. Since these two bikes use the same frame and the difference is the shifters (and derailleurs), and I found the two levers the Tiagra system uses to be better than the little clicker and one lever that the Soras had. I had worried a little about the riding position of a road bike (versus the hybrid I was riding, I'm an older, bigger guy) but it was no problem. The only thing I didn't like was the seat and I changed that out.
Thanks for that as I am a bigger guy myself.

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I wear Retina Burn (aka attention *****) jawbones. You're fine.
Opps sorry about that. Thank you

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There's going to be plenty of other things that will make you look like a ****** besides just the glasses </voice of experience>
Haha very true.

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Wear what you want to. Just ride it like you stole it! Blues Frog
Well said.
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And you better post pictures of the thing when you get it!
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I do one better and post vids when I get it. I'm very excited.
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Originally Posted by Adrianinkc View Post
So I'm a couple weeks away from getting one of these bikes and wanted to get some input on owners of these bikes. What do you like and dont like about it ? Thoughts and comments welcomed. Btw first road bike so any suggestions and tips would be great.
I just sold off my '09 Trek 1.5 and picked up a CAAD9.

The Trek 1.X Series is one of the best entry-level bikes you can buy for it's warranty and decent spec.
If you are just getting into riding, it's great and will be a great bike to learn on.
There's nothing I didn't like about my 1.5. It rode great, it was reliable.

The only things you'll need to know is that the Sora set up will take a bit to adjust,
the cables will stretch after the first hundred miles or so and you'll need to have them tightened up
(which should be part of your first tune up anyway and isn't uncommon) and you'll probably be
shopping for a new saddle first thing. Other than that, as is, they are great bikes.

First upgrades (besides saddle) should be brake pads and tires. For $100. you can take care of that
and put premium Kool Stop/SwissStop Pads and a great set of tires (Michelin, Continental, etc...).

Trek is at the top of my list when it comes to considering a Carbon bike (my next purchase).

I have no complaints about them and when I called their customer service line for some advice on
a possible fork upgrade, their response was great. Trek Rocks.

You won't go wrong with the bikes you are considering.

If it's in you budget, I'd definitely go with the 1.5 over the 1.1/1.2 Series without a doubt.
If you get the 1.1/2 Series, no big problem.

Good luck.

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Get the 1.5. It is worth the difference in price.
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Thanks guys for all the help. I have decided on the 2011 trek 1.5. Check it out


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Originally Posted by Adrianinkc View Post
Thanks guys for all the help. I have decided on the 2011 trek 1.5. Check it out
I saw that. Beautiful. Trek finally is getting the graphics right.
I like their 2009 bikes, not so much their 2010 stuff;
2011 looks great though.

BTW...supposedly getting a new saddle and
the bars seem to be ergo now and it's full Tiagra
(which is much preferable to Sora/2200).

All good stuff.
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I saw that. Beautiful. Trek finally is getting the graphics right.
I like their 2009 bikes, not so much their 2010 stuff;
2011 looks great though.

BTW...supposedly getting a new saddle and
the bars seem to be ergo now and it's full Tiagra
(which is much preferable to Sora/2200).

All good stuff.
You know your stuff. Here is the specs.


2011 Trek 1.5

Wheels
Wheels Alloy hubs; Bontrager Approved alloy rims
Tires Bontrager T2, 70023c
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano Tiagra STI, 9 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Crank FSA Vero, 50/34 or 50/39/30
Bottom Bracket Cartridge type
Cassette SRAM PG-950 11-26, 9 speed
Pedals Nylon body w/alloy cage
Components
Saddle Bontrager Affinity 1, steel rails
Seat Post Bontrager Carbon, 20mm offset
Handlebars Bontrager Race VR-C, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager SSR, 10 degree, 31.8mm
Grips Bontrager gel tape
Headset 1-1/8″ semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Brakeset Alloy, dual pivot w/Shimano Sora STI levers
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Thanks guys for all the help. I have decided on the 2011 trek 1.5. Check it out



Damn, They just keep getting uglier, Don't they...
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Thanks for your input.
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I don't have one nor have used one, but the one you decided on looks great. Enjoy it.
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I don't have one nor have used one, but the one you decided on looks great. Enjoy it.
That's what you tell the girlfriend/SO when she drags you along to go dress shopping.
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I considered both and I went with the 1.2 because the 1.5 was too much of a stretch for my budget. I have really enjoyed riding it over the last two weeks, although I agree that the saddle was not designed with comfort in mind. And it would be nice to shift from the drops as you can with the 1.5. But compared to the 1994 Trek Sport 330 I have been riding since high school, the 1.2 flies.
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I considered both and I went with the 1.2 because the 1.5 was too much of a stretch for my budget. I have really enjoyed riding it over the last two weeks, although I agree that the saddle was not designed with comfort in mind. And it would be nice to shift from the drops as you can with the 1.5. But compared to the 1994 Trek Sport 330 I have been riding since high school, the 1.2 flies.
Thanks for the honest comment.
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