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Trek "road comfort"(3 posts)

Trek "road comfort"WryBiker
Oct 8, 2003 8:52 AM
Has anyone tried one of the Trek road comfort bikes (1800c, 1200c, 1000c)? I was just about to buy a Trek 1500, but came across the "c" series. The 1800c looks particulrly good. Obviously, I am not buying a bike to race, just 50 to 100 fitness miles a week and the occassional charity ride and centruy. I am wondering how much I'd be giving up in the way of speed and handling with the "c" in favor of more comfort.
I'm not really excited about the things.MB1
Oct 8, 2003 10:32 AM
To begin with they are only available in 4 sizes-the similar regular models from Trek are available in 11 sizes. Unless you are just right for one of the 4 sizes you'll end up with a bike that isn't quite right.

The 1800C is a 2003 model year bike that has been replaced in 2004 with the 2200C. For the kind of $$$ these bikes sell for you could do a lot better. All the features that make these bikes "Comfort" add weight and complexity without increasing performance. OTOH the Trek bikes without the comfort features aren't bad at all.

OMO
Oops, got the model years wrong but the point is still valid.nmMB1
Oct 8, 2003 10:53 AM