|Hey JuniorRacerFL.... or any other '02 Trek 2200 owners....||Allen az|
Jan 3, 2002 9:32 PM
|How much does this thing weigh? (with the SLR saddle). I'm thinking of saving a couple thousand dollars and getting this bike instead of the LOOK KG381i. I'm 17 & want to start racing next season, and figured this bike would be good enough.
|re: Hey JuniorRacerFL.... or any other '02 Trek 2200 owners....||JuniorRacerFL|
Jan 4, 2002 5:33 AM
|Yo Allen, The changes i made to my 2200 where i got Look pedals, Easton Carbon Seatpost, and a SLR Saddle. With all that its actually alot lighter than you would think. I dont know the exact numbers but i recently road my friends Trek 5200 which is the same size as mine on some hills and i could barely tell a difference in the weight. I also have a Trek 1000 and when i moved up too the 2200 holy crap its a huge difference if you never ridden anything else.
|Trek's Alpha SL aluminum||Tig|
Jan 4, 2002 9:22 AM
|The 2200 still has the old Alpha SL frame, which I personally think is a bunch of crap. I'm counting the days when I can replace it after 2 years of riding it. Compared to other aluminum frames, it fails to achieve what you'd expect like a rigid bottom bracket or relative light weight, yet it has all the harshness. Sure, it's better than the 1000's frame, but it is nothing close to a Look KG 381i by a long shot. If you think you still have some growing left to do, then by all means don't spend too much money on a frame that will be too small next year.
If you want a decent Trek frame and still save money try the '02 2300 with Gary Klein's new ZR 9000 alloy. Test ride both and decide for yourself.
Jan 4, 2002 9:38 AM
|I rode the '02 2300 and i cant feel a difference. It was a 400 dollar difference between both bikes and there were some little parts on the 2300 that i didnt like so i bought the 2200 and used the extra money to by the additional parts. But test ride all the Trek bikes if you havent Allen then you'll know for sure.
|re: Hey JuniorRacerFL.... or any other '02 Trek 2200 owners....||cyclaholic|
Jan 4, 2002 9:29 PM
|Trek is very good at what they do. They offer a wide range of quality racing bicycles at a very competitive cost. If you have the right set of legs, you can be competitive on a Trek 2200.
I have a few Treks hanging up in the basement, including a Trek 2200 with a full Shimano 105 gruppo.The frame is a winner. It is a very light and stiff frame, but it makes a fine century bike. It will not beat you up.
The aluminum Trek frames (2300, 2200, and 2000 models) have been advertised for some years now as being less than 3 lbs. I've always been skeptical of that. But there is no question that they are light: my Trek 2200 weighs in around 20lbs., with relatively heavy pedals. I have a Trek 2000 with a Ultegra/DuraAce mix that weighs around 19lbs. Both bikes have the generic Rolf Vector wheels.
For comparison purposes, my Trek 5200 with light road pedals weighs in around 18lbs.
|«Thäñk§ äll» (ñm)™||Allen az|
Jan 5, 2002 12:11 PM