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Trek Allant

Trek Allant

2014

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5.0 stars
 (12 Reviews)
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2014 Trek Allant

Potholes, taxis, trucks, busy paths; nothing stands in the way of Trek's Allant. It's ready to roll any time with its lightweight aluminum frame, fast 700c wheels and handy rear rack. The upright riding position and stable ride mean top comfort and excellent handling that makes it easy to navigate around cracked pavement and errant vehicles. Plus, the Shimano 21-speed drivetrain offers easy pedaling, while the powerful linear-pull brakes offer excellent stopping power. You even get fenders so you can ride in comfort in all weather conditions.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Silver aluminum
    Fork High-tensile steel
    Rims/Wheels Aluminum
    Hubs Front: aluminum; Rear: Shimano
    Tires Bontrager H2 Plus reflective, 700 x 32c
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 12-32
    Shifters Shimano EF-51
    Handlebars Bontrager Satellite
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Elite
    Stem Aluminum
    Brake Levers Shimano EF-51
    Brakes Tektro linear-pull
    Pedals Nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Boulevard
    Seatpost Bontrager
    Accessories & Extras Rack, fenders

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (10)
    • Lightweight  (5)
    • Great Components  (5)
    • Comfortable  (4)
    • Stylish  (4)

    Cons

    • A bit heavy  (2)
    • Poor Off-road Handling 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (10)
    • Street riding  (4)
    • Leisurely rides  (3)
    • Pavement  (3)
    • Commuting/city 

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    A great bicycle!!

    By Jerry

    from Near Plymouth, MA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Appearance
    • Durable
    • Brown Seat
    • Matching Color Fenders
    • Stylish
    • Handle Bars
    • Charcoal Gray Color
    • Styling
    • Lightweight
    • Shifters

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Leisurely Rides
      • Street Riding

      Comments:

      The only thing I did not like about this beautiful bicycle is the front reflector, which mounts on the handle bars. I removed it as soon as I got the bike home from the bike shop. Other than that one picky item, I love my new 2014 Trek Allant.

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      5.0

      Great Bike, Great Value

      By Syd

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Stylish
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Value
      • Versatile
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Street Riding
        • Leisurely Rides
        • Exercise
        • Commuting

        Comments:

        I had a particular mission in mind when I went shopping for a new bike. It needed to have fenders for bad weather operation because I ride all through the year. It needed to have swept back handlebars and some padding in the saddle for an upright riding position and comfort because my road bike was giving me inflammation in my shoulders, elbows and lower back due to some of the rough roads and alleys that I travel. It needed to have fairly wide tires for both the lousy weather and the rough roads mentioned above. It needed to have cargo capacity because I run as many errands as I can on my bike. Also, it needed to look good and have quality construction. Additionally, local factory certified support is important to me. I needed a high quality commuter bike that ran well, did the job, looked good and was comfortable. I did a lot of shopping and comparing. I went to every shop in town and looked at models and prices. There was one bike of the many I saw that captured my imagination: The Trek Allant at Bicycle Sport. The Allant is an elegant European styled commuter. The color is a dark charcoal gray with a leather saddle. The logos, decorative decals and other markings are tastefully understated. There isn't a screaming 600-point manufacturer banner ad on the down tube. Trek puts their logo on the frame on the forward area of the top tube so it doesn't feel as if one is riding a sandwich board advertisement. The frame of the Allant is made of Trek's "Alpha Silver Aluminum Alloy." I don't have a clue as to what that is, but it is light without being excessively rigid. The front fork is chrome molybdenum steel which provides a bit of flex to the frame to smooth out the bumps. The drive train is the ubiquitous Shimano 21-speed indexed shifting transmission. I could live without it, but it seems to be what everyone wants these days. It is geared low so it climbs well and deals with poor surface conditions well. The tires are medium wide Bontrager H2 Hard-Case Lite, reflective, 700x35c. Other niceties include the Bontrager Satellite Elite lock-on ergonomic grips which are really comfortable, Bontrager Interchange rear rack, full-coverage color-matched fenders, and alloy kickstand. I have read the criticism of this bike that it is not "fast." To this critique I have some advice and comment: put it in high gear and pedal faster. You will find that it is fairly quick, but it isn't as fast as my old 12-speed road bike. If you're planning to enter the local triathlon, don't buy this bike. Anyone who buys this bike for speed has been poorly served by their advisors. Buy this bike if you want a comfortable, high quality commuter that looks great and carries a really attractive price tag. Does it accomplish the mission? Yesterday I did 12 miles on it and today I did 14 miles and these 60-year-old arms, legs and back feel great. I love this bike.

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        5.0

        A very good commuter and errand bike

        By Bob

        from Puyallup

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Stylish
        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Leisurely Rides
          • Light Trails
          • Street Riding
          • Commuting

          Comments:

          Looked for a while before selecting the Allant, and was surprised the local Trek Shop didn't have one on the floor. The bike is probably one of the best commuter all around bikes in a long time. Aluminum frame is thicker and the tires slightly fatter than the last cross bike I had but the overall performance is good to very good with virtually no complaints. I read some reviews about the seat, but like any new bike you need to make micro adjustments to fit your body and riding style. For those men out there, your saddle should gently cup your lower area to the point you do not slide forward or have to keep shifting forward or back while riding. The bike shop will fit you to the unit, but, keep in mind, while riding, if you feel your hands getting uncomfortable, more than likely the seat was moved higher by the shop, and you are tilting forward onto the handlebars, actually leaning over them. Raise the handlebars to a more upright position and this bike should be one of the best rides ever. Absolutely classy bike and I could go on about what I like but space is limited.

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          4.0

          Excellent Overall!

          By El Bobbo

          from Rio Grande, OH

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Handles Well
          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable

          Cons

          • A bit heavy

          Best Uses

          • Exercise and relaxation

          Comments:

          I had not been on a bicycle for many years. My son had purchased several Trek bikes, as had my son in law and my daughter, so I was well versed on Trek quality. This Allant suits me very well. I am using it as part of my fitness plan. I am very pleased with the overall quality, and I like the looks of this bike. I am also pleased with the expertise of our local dealer. In years past, we had purchased several cheapo bikes from department stores. This bike was a real upgrade. Shifts well, and as I gradually extend my riding time and distance I appreciate this bike more. I would certainly recommend it, it works well for even my 58 year old frame!

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          5.0

          Great Commuter!

          By Dan P

          from Sterling, VA

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Durable
          • Rack
          • Value
          • Fenders
          • Seat

          Cons

          • A bit heavy

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          I bought this about a month ago to commute to the bus stop (about 10 miles round trip). Before that, I last rode a bicycle with any regularity when I was 15 (almost 20 years ago). So I'm definitely a novice. I'm also a big guy: 5'11" and 240 lbs. I was looking for a bicycle that didn't make me look like a bear riding a bicycle in a circus, but not like a road racer or mountain biker, either. I looked at the Allant and the 7.2 FX. As noted in the manufacturer's description, the Allant has much more of an upright position than the FX, and, off the rack, the FX is lighter and less expensive. However, you can't beat everything that's included with the Allant for the price. The Allant comes standard with fenders to keep you dry when the pavement is wet and a rack in the rear to attach panniers or just a platform to bungee your briefcase. These could be added to the FX, of course, but it would have put the price higher than the Allant. The seat that comes standard on the Allant is more comfortable than the FX. And the seat is leather, setting a nice two-tone color scheme for the Allant. The FX was a bit bland with just charcoal grey matte finish As mentioned above, the Allant was heaver than the FX, and this is noticeable during the test ride I took with both bikes. However, the Allant has fenders and a rack installed, and the FX did not. After a month in, I also find myself wanting to sit forward more than the swept-back handlebars on the Allant allow. To be fair, my salesman explained that I might outgrow the Allant quickly as I gain experience and want to sit farther forward. Still, on other parts of my commute, I just like to take it easy and the included handlebars with palm support make it easy to relax, sit up, and enjoy the scenery. As far as the actual ride: The 700C wheels and included tires roll easily and are built for pavement and some gravel, so this is clearly not an off-road bike. The trail I use has plenty of seams that run laterally across the trail, and the Allant can handle them easily. The included brakes stop the bike with confidence. Shifting is a breeze, but I had to learn to hold the left thumb shifter for an extra second or two when changing gears on the chainring (all you experienced cyclists probably know that, but I didn't). The 21 gears provide enough variety to find that perfect gear for all the hills and overpasses found on my commute. All this being said, the salesman is right: you're not going to be breaking any land speed records with this bike. But my goal is arriving to the bus stop with a minimum of sweat, not to arrive in record time. All in all, if you're looking for a bike to commute with and a leisurely ride on the weekends with friends or family, and don't want to look like a competitive racer (or a circus bear) while you're doing it, the Allant is probably what you're looking for at this price point. Grab yourself a lock, some panniers or a sturdy bag, and a chain guard or some pant clips (like I have, to make the 1960s motif complete) and start commuting to work!

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          5.0

          A bike that loves to ride

          By DG

          from Windsor, Ontario, Canada

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Street Riding

            Comments:

            I ride this bike to university. It is a five mile ride there and back. I also use it for weekend rides around the city. I don't use it in the winter nor if it is raining out. I really enjoy how this bike looks in all black. I baby it more than anything. The seat is not as comfortable as I'd like, but it is bearable. Cannot say too much that I don't like. I was looking for a totally different bike when I came across my Allant. Glad I bought it!

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            5.0

            Excellent bike with Great Spokes Service

            By john

            from Alexandria, Va

            About Me Commuter

            Pros

            • 15000 miles and strong
            • Great Components
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting

              Comments:

              Great and attentive service from Spokes keeps my bike running strong.

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              5.0

              Well worth it.

              By Bob

              from Cranston,R.I.

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Great Components
              • Lightweight
              • Durable

              Cons

              • Poor Off-road Handling

              Best Uses

              • Pavement
              • Commuting

              Comments:

              This bike is a pure joy to ride! I ride it to work every day about 10 miles back and forth,I also ride it on weekends recreationaly (It's the only bike I have).I rode it on Block Island R.I. and had a ball! Block Island is a bunch of old roads with sand spots and some torn up tar and rocks and this bike handeled perfectly.I wouldnt recommend it for off road because it's just not that type of bike.But it handles your every day usual road hazards Bumps and small pot holes that sneak up on you just fine.I highly reccomend this bike.

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              4.0

              nice commuter bike

              By Rider

              from Vancouver, BC

              About Me Commuter

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Great Components

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Pavement

                Comments:

                I'm a female who commutes to work and to shops on the weekend. My Trek Allant is my main mode of transportation. I describe it as the SUV of bicycles (mine is 20"). I enjoy the durability and the low maintenance. I'm thinking of getting a spare for when this one falls apart.

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                5.0

                Nice ride

                By jim

                from Arizona

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Great Components
                • Handles Well Off-road
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Pavement

                  Comments:

                  Touring

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