|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.
|Oops, got the model years wrong but the point is still valid.nm||MB1|
Oct 8, 2003 10:53 AM