Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2014 Trek 1.5 Road Bike: Versatile, Race-Ready, and Aerodynamically Shaped

Trek's 2014 1.5 Provides A Light and Exhilarating Ride That's Easy on the Budget included the 2014 Trek 1.5 in their 'Buyer's Guide: Entry-Level Road Bikes', saying, "Anyone who has recently caught the cycling bug should enjoy this versatile, spry model from Trek. The compact crank offers lower gears to help you summit any hills in your path, and the frame comes in eight sizes - making it easy to find a good fit. Mount fenders and rack to turn this into a fast commuter."

The new 2014 Trek 1.5 frame features some Kammtail-esque tube shaping that is a trickle down from the fine looking Madone aero tube profiles and the geometry is still the same well proven H2 fit.

A reviewer at says that the ride quality of the new frame is a step forward over the old bike. It seemed more comfortable to him and the Tiagra componentry worked very well right out of the box.

Here are a few specs, including sizes available:

Frame: 100 Series Alpha Aluminum
Fork: Trek Carbon Road
Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64cm
Frame Fit: H2

Wheels: Alloy hubs with Bontrager Approved alloy rims
Tires: Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, 700x23c

Shifters: Shimano Tiagra STI, 10 speed
Front and Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
Crank: FSA Vero 50/34 (compact)
Cassette: Shimano Tiagra 12-30, 10 speed

Saddle: Bontrager Affinity 1
Seatpost: Bontrager Approved, 27.2mm, 8mm offset
Handlebar: Bontrager Race VR-C, 31.8mm
Stem: Bontrager SSR, 31.8mm, 10 degree
Headset: 1-1/8" semi-cartridge bearings
Brakeset: Alloy dual-pivot

Grips: Bontrager Gel Cork tape
Extras: Fenders and Rack Mounts


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