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Trek 1.5 Compact

Trek 1.5 Compact

2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (90 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2012 Trek 1.5 Compact

Rocketing down serpentine descents, flattening hilly centuries, and scorching the blacktop: Trek's 1.5 Compact does all that and more. Its Alpha aluminum frame and carbon fork are light, stiff and velvety smooth for all-day comfort. The Bontrager wheels slice through the air and effortlessly accelerate out of turns. Plus, the compact Shimano drivetrain means you'll have the gears to get up the steepest hills without the weight of a triple set up and dual-pivot brakes ensure safety and confidence on the way back down.

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek 100 Alpha Series aluminum
    Fork Bontrager, carbon
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager
    Hubs Aluminum
    Tires Bontrager R1, 700 x 23c
    Crankset FSA Vero
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
    Rear Cogs SRAM PG950, 9-speed: 12-30
    Shifters Shimano Tiagra STI
    Handlebars Bontrager Race VR-C
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Gel
    Stem Bontrager SSR
    Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
    Brakes Aluminum dual-pivot
    Pedals Nylon w/clips and straps
    Saddle Bontrager Affinity 1
    Seatpost Bontrager Race Lite

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (80)
    • Handles Well  (76)
    • Good Geometry  (62)
    • Comfortable  (54)
    • Responsive  (40)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (14)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (8)
    • Poor Components  (5)
    • Slow to shift 
    • Mediocre Saddle 

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding  (58)
    • Serious Training  (48)
    • Exercising  (42)
    • Commuting  (35)
    • Climbing  (34)

    Reviewed by 90 customers

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    5.0

    A Smooth and Quiet Ride It just fits

    By CZuber

    from Southern Indiana

    About Me

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Good Geometry
    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising
      • Commuting
      • Racing
      • Serious Training
      • Climbing

      Comments:

      After a exhausting amount of research and looking at several bikes. I found the 1.5. Not only does the look of this beauty draw you in ( I got the black) But the geometry looks great. I got a free custom fit from the LBS plus lifetime adjustments. By Local! if you can. After a few rides of increasing distance. I find myself never wanting to stop. No longer do have pain in the neck shoulders or back. This bike just feels great and is a blast to ride. I have increased to a new speed I didn't know I had. Get this Bike you wont be disappointed.

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      4.0

      Money well spent

      By Nomad

      from Sterling Heights, MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Exercising

        Comments:

        1.5 is the perfect entry level bike. The amount of exercise I am getting tripled just because I bought this bike. Better than any membership I could buy. Every time I look at it I want to go for a ride.

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        5.0

        Great First Road Bike!

        By Chris

        from Tampa, Florida

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Handles Well
        • Lightweight
        • Comfortable
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing
          • Climbing
          • Exercising

          Comments:

          I purchased this 1.5 to begin training for--and competing--in distance bike races and triathlons. I am in love with the speed and comfort this machine provides. I really enjoy how smoothly the bike shifts gears, and I can't believe how light the bike is. This bike is a tremendous value, and I look forward to years of enjoyment riding my Trek 1.5!

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          3.0

          Not quite as good as my previous Treks

          By Bill

          from Newport, Tn

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

            Cons

            • Shifters
            • Poor Components

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            Trek is my favorite bike brand but the 1.5 is not my favorite Trek.

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            4.0

            Good ride so far

            By grabnair

            from Ohio

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Handles Well

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable Seat

            Best Uses

            • Exercising
            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            So far the bike has been a great ride. I ride for exercise and to relieve stress. No complaints so far.

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            5.0

            Great first bike

            By Mike

            from Menifee CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Components
            • Carbon Fork

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments:

              Being new to road biking i wanted a bike that was affordable and one that i would not need to upgrade right away. I was looking at the 1.1 and the 1.2 at first. The 1.1 is a great bike but i was put off by the aluminum fork on it so that left the 1.2. after comparing the price of the 1.2 with the price of the 1.5 i decided to spend the little extra and gain a lot of bike. Shifting is really smooth and hills are no trouble with the compact crank. If you are looking for a quality bike with great components get the 1.5 you won't be disappointed

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              5.0

              This an amazing bike

              By Matt_toronto

              from Ajax ON Canada

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Versatile
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Great looking

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Good for any distance
                • Road Biking

                Comments:

                I've had this bike for a year and have put +2000km on it and still like it as much as I did the day I got it. It's light, rigid, has a perfect geometry and is very reasonably priced. Awesome bike!

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                5.0

                Fast and Fun to Ride

                By JD

                from Waterloo, ON

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Smooth
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Slow to shift

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking
                • Coasting
                • Climbing

                Comments:

                This bike is a fantastic ride. It's very fast, and the carbon fork makes a big difference in light road chatter for someone who's used to steel. The bike is wonderfully efficient - it just coasts and coasts and coast if you let it, holds energy very well. My only major complaint is that, as someone used to analog shifters, any delay in shifting is very noticeable. Possibly this is just something out of alignment, but the bike seems to have trouble shifting between higher cogs. Also, the carbon fork is murder on my wrists, but it's so light that I don't care. For those not in the know, carbon is smooth on small bumps, but much harsher on big ones. Need thicker gloves.

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                4.0

                Great bike for newbie.

                By Nate

                from Milwaukee, WI

                About Me Commuter

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments:

                  This bike has been great. I have had issues with the chain coming off when changing gears, but nothing too major. Overall- love the bike!! Even more so due to the price tag.

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                  5.0

                  Incredible!

                  By Sean

                  from Bainbridge, Ohio

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Versatile
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Line Sprints
                  • Cross country riding
                  • Road Biking
                  • Climbing

                  Comments:

                  I got this bike about a week ago planning to race this summer. i wanted something smooth, fast, and durrable. This bike is all of them! the shifting is extremely smooth the shape of the frame is pretty confiturble to!Im 100% glad i choose this bike. In 5 days i racked on over 75 miles. this its truely an amazing bike

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