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trek 1000??(8 posts)

trek 1000??guitarsark
Mar 14, 2003 8:57 PM
hi there,
I'm looking to buy my first road bike. I've been looking at the trek 1000. colorado cyclist says i would ride a 54cm and lbs says a 52 or 53cm. I am 5'6 with longish arms and a 32" inseam. what size would be best for me..also, could anyone recomend other bike makers??
thanks, karen
ps-i generally dont fit well on wsd bikes.
re: trek 1000??JerBear
Mar 14, 2003 11:01 PM
Bicycling magazine just called the 1000 a best buy. It's a solid bike with o.k. components. Trust your lbs for your first bike. They're going to be the ones to fit you and then go to if you have any fit problems and need something adjusted. Colorado Cyclist is a good company but they can't do the hand's on stuff that a lbs can. Once you know what you need after some time in the saddle, then go to Colorado Cyclist or another mail-order company...good luck..
does the LBS sell Treks?laffeaux
Mar 15, 2003 2:27 AM
Trek measures their bikes differently than most other companies. If you were told that you ride a 52cm bike, that does not mean that you will fit on a 52cm Trek. Different companies meansure bikes differently, so the numbers are not always an apples to apples comparision.
re: trek 1200!!Bill B
Mar 15, 2003 2:54 AM

The 1200 is a much better bike. For $300 more you get a lighter, butted frame, a carbon fork and real sti shifters. Have your LBS show you the differences. Also, the 100 and 1200 now come in a "C" version, same frames and components but the frame has a taller head tube to get your bars up a little higher and an adjustable stem, a sloping TT to compensate for the taller HT, a wider saddle and a suspension seat post. You may find the 1200C to more comfortable at the start and you will not "out grow" the components as quickly, except for the stem, seatpost and saddle, all parts you would be upgrading anyway.
yes, 1200 better deal (nm)geeker
Mar 15, 2003 6:47 AM
I just bought the 1200makalu
Mar 15, 2003 9:01 AM
Picked it up yesterday. I looked around at all the different brands in my budget, and kept coming back to the Trek. Very nice pricepoint for value verse solid components.

re: trek 1000??torquecal
Mar 15, 2003 6:29 PM
I gotta put another chime in for the 1200 - if you can swing the extra cash.
what does the bike feel like to you?benja15
Mar 15, 2003 8:00 PM
What is most important is what you think

do you have a good standover height (a inch or more)?
is your reach comfortable- not too long or too short?

look for how high you need to put the saddle up- it should not be excessive (like a pro rider) - make sure the bike shop is not fitting you with too small of a bike that you will be uncomfortable on