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TREK 1000, opinions?(7 posts)

TREK 1000, opinions?MVN
Jul 26, 2001 2:49 PM
I'm considering buying a TREK 1000 road bike. I know it's bottom of the line, but I won't be racing, just solo training for endurance mostly. It's aluminum (I'm assuming untuned)with a CroMoly fork and Sora drivetrain. I will probably upgrade to Tiagra eventually. Any opinions on quality or advice? Anything is appreciated. Thanks.
re: TREK 1000, opinions?geoff johnson
Jul 26, 2001 3:00 PM
the trek 1000 is mos def a bottom of the line bike. ima junior racing on one right now and i do not have any kind of competitive edge with this heavy pice of machinery. the shifting is faulty, cabkles strech way too fast, the real wheel have brokent six different spokes six different times, the frame is alright, though you feel way too much with it, this bike is kind of like that old movie the money pit, its a waste of time.
What ya gonna do?jtolleson
Jul 26, 2001 3:14 PM
I'm not quite so down on the Trek 1000, though it ain't no racing steed. Depends on your needs.

If you are like the majority, you want a road bike to do some local sport touring events, for recreational fitness, and for the occassional supported charity tour. For that, I have actually encouraged folks to consider the Trek 1000 because it has nice looks (a spiffy USPS-kinda inspired paint scheme) and the exact same componentry as almost every other bike in the $500-$800 price range. And the Trek name is a minor resale aid if you decide your biking desires have "outgrown" the bike.

I'd nix the idea of a component upgrade in favor of just buying a higher end bike when your budget permits. I reserve the expense of component upgrading for higher end frames that you hope to ride for a long, long time.

I rode a similar-type bike for my first 3 seasons of riding, and have moved up the food chain twice (now on a Litespeed and plan to do the component upgrade/change from time-to-time rather than buying any more new bikes). I think it is a good way to get into the sport.
its not badGTrider215
Jul 26, 2001 6:13 PM
its not that bad compaired to everyones freaking 3 thousand dollar bikes. (Sarcastic ON) Look at me ima cool guy on a titanium litespeed an i suck(Sarcastic OFF). its the freaking enginethats powering that beast. if u were racing a crit with lance armstrong and u were on a Carbon fiber 5200 trek and lance armtstrong was on a trek 1000 i wonder who would win?
I had one a few yearsSlothlike
Jul 26, 2001 9:01 PM
ago and they seem essentially the same. It is a harsh ride, so beware. Endurance rides may be uncomfortable. However, the price is right. I have heard good things about the Giant OCR (low end one) and it gets great reviews in the magazines. I ride a Litespeed for over 4 years and I don't suck like Gtrider thinks us Litespeed riders do. I can easily do 75 plus miles on the titanium without fatigue but the Trek was harsh. I think there are other options out there that may be a little more comfortable. Stiff is good if you race but comfort is essential and if you are comfortable, you will be faster and ride farther. Good Luck
GLG
Personal attack unnecessary and I'm not a guyjtolleson
Jul 28, 2001 12:39 PM
What was with that post? My only point was to say that I'm not down on the Trek 1000, its pretty, its comparably equipped to everything else in the price range, and will serve needs well. That it isn't the kind of frame he should change componentry on (referring to his thought of switching from Sora to Tiagra eventually) and that he can buy other bikes, and that I started out on a bike from that basic market niche. My reference to have "bought up" twice was a throwaway.

Sheesh. I'm kinda new to this board but boy some folks are nasty.

Julie
re: TREK 1000, opinions?FloorTiger
Jul 29, 2001 3:54 PM
I have been riding the 1000 since October and have had very little problems. I ride 35 - 40 miles on Saturday and Sunday and 3 days a week in my trainer and couldn't ask for a better bike. Do I feel like a hack when the Litespeeds and big Cannondales roll by? No way. If you want to get into the sport, buy a 600 buck bike, ride it and if you are staying in, get a better bike later. I am looking at going up to an Italian steel with Campy parts and sell the 1000 for a couple of hundred. Don't upgrade it too much though - it won't get you much. Save that dough for your next bike.