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Trek 1000(15 posts)

Trek 1000Ernest
Jan 12, 2002 10:58 AM
I made an impulse purhase. I put a Trek 1000 road bike on lay away. For ragbrai 2002. I need some re-assurance. Was that a good thing to do? Am I gonna like it ?? Someone say yes.
Well first of all...JuniorRacerFL
Jan 12, 2002 11:57 AM
Are you a beginner? The bike isnt that bad of a bike for the price but its for someone who just started riding. It prolly isnt the best bike to ever race on but if you were already racing you would know this and wouldnt be asking. But yah i had this as my first bike and i loved it alot and put about 15 thousand miles on it than got a new one. Also did you ever try it out?

re: Trek 1000Elefantino
Jan 12, 2002 12:17 PM
You ask if you're going to like it, and I wonder how much of a test ride you took. It needs to be more than a few minutes.

At the price of the Trek, you're going to get a lot of similarities with other brands: untuned aluminum frames, Sora/Tektro components.

If you have taken a test ride and it's comfortable, then yes, it was a good thing to do. Remember, what your body tells you is more important than what we do.

And have fun at RAGBRAI.
re: Trek 1000Ernest
Jan 12, 2002 12:52 PM
Hi, its me again. I test drove the trek 1000 around the parking lot and said, " baby your mine ". Didn't bother shifting. Here is 10% down pick it up April 1st. I've been on two ragbrai's with a hybred bike. Everybody passed me up.
So I said, NOT next year. Paid $549.99 for the trek.
have a nice day.
re: Trek 1000cyclaholic
Jan 12, 2002 3:01 PM
I am most sorry, but I cannot endorse this purchase.

I am a big fan of Trek bikes, and they do make some good ones, but it appears to me that if you are planning on doing RAGBRAI this year, you should be aiming for a serious bike. And, though you are free to ride RAGBRAI at whatever pace you choose, it is stll some serious cycling. And I think it only follows that you will do some relatively serious training for that, so we are talking about a lot of time spent on this bike.

You hastily bought a bottom level entry road bike at a time when you can get some absolutely great values. This is the time of year to get a new bike! If you had taken your time, looking at a lot of bikes in a lot of different shops, you would have found a great deal on a decent bike. Lots of shops are hurting now and they need to dump some of their old stock that didn't sell last year, the year before that, or even another year before that!

While you can certainly make the Trek 1000 work - and I've seen many people do it - it isn't a great frame to work with. At the very minimum, you should have started by looking at lighter aluminum frames that had carbon forks and frames that were suitable for upgrading. In a few thousand miles you will be looking at drivetrain issues (chains, cassettes, bottom brackets, derailleurs, cranks, etc.) and what will you decide to do? Upgrade the Trek 1000 to Ultegra? I don't think it would make that much difference on that model bike.

Sorry, I can't be more positive, but I must be honest. If it makes you feel better, I've ridden lots of miles on bikes that weren't nearly as good as a new Trek 1000. It's just that riding is better on a good bike.
Wheel Problems w/Trek 1000rtolle
Jan 12, 2002 3:55 PM
The bike is not bad for a beginner but I had some experience with a few of these bikes this summer. I was on a 16 day 1500 mile bike trip through the Colorado and surrounding states and I witnessed 2 wheels explode. You may think I'm exagerating but they litterally exploded. The side walls of 2 different wheels were litterally gone. The trip was very tough on all of our bikes. I ride a Trek 2300 with Ultegra and Dura Ace w/Zipp 101 wheels but I had never seen anything like this on any other bike.

So if you do decide to make this purchase I would STRONGLY recommend investing in a different set of wheels or upgrading bikes altogether. I am good friends w/a Trek dealer and he doesn't even recommend these bikes. I rode a low end (R400)Cannondale before I bought my Trek and it was a great beginner bike for about the same $$$ as the Trek 1000 and had no problems before I upgraded. So I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but I would hate to see someone get hurt on one of these bikes. If you would like to see a picture of these wheels I can probably find one. Good luck with your purchase and enjoy whatever you ride.
Yes pleaseCrankist
Jan 12, 2002 7:55 PM
I, who make no claims of legal rightful ownership of this Trek model or any other, nor having
interest in obtaining one - would yes - love to see a pic.
Couple of daysrtolle
Jan 12, 2002 10:25 PM
It may take a day or two but I will try to find one ASAP. I've never seen anything like it.
Here is the picture of exploded wheelsrtolle
Jan 12, 2002 10:35 PM
Crazy isn't it. Tore the side walls right off. These are from 2 seperate Trek 1000's that others were riding.
Jan 12, 2002 10:42 PM
Jan 13, 2002 8:32 AM
Crap! What rims were they?
Not sure but....rtolle
Jan 13, 2002 9:09 AM
I can't remember off the top of my head. It is the same wheel that they are still using on the 1000's. I know Trek replaced them and was in the process of investigating their manufacturing process because they came off of 2 seperate bikes that were brand new (less than 1000mi.) at the time of the incident.
They look like....Allen az
Jan 13, 2002 10:42 AM
Vuelta Airline rims. I have a pair on my 2001 Trek 1000.... probably not a good thing huh.

For the original poster.... ride this bike right into the ground. Don't upgrade anything. And when/if you get a top-of-the-line bike you'll appreciate more.

Thats what they are...rtolle
Jan 13, 2002 10:55 AM
They look like....MVN
Jan 13, 2002 11:54 AM
I have a 1000 and I replaced the Vuelta's with Velocity Deep V's. I like the 1000 (I've had it for 6 months) but I'm already looking for something better.