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Im this close to buying the bike, but...(6 posts)

Im this close to buying the bike, but...Andy C
Jan 28, 2004 7:16 PM
Im looking for a review of the Trek 2100. Nothing is available on the review page (I think it just got put up a few days ago). Has anyone ridden this or something comparable? I took it for a test ride, but only around the parking lot a few times. It felt nice and snappy, but I was wondering how it faired on longer rides. Past reviews of Trek aluminum bikes show they were comfortable in general. My riding style is 60 mile group rides, a few centuries a year, but Im also looking for room to grow. Anyway, comments are appreciated. Thanks!
Trek 2200bos615
Jan 29, 2004 3:20 AM
Andy,

I just got a 2200. It's my first road bike and i've been riding a big heavy mountain bike for the past 12 years, so it feels pretty good to me. I also rode Specialized, Felt, and Lemonds. When I rode them I felt kind of uncomfortable and I just attributed it to the fact that I've been doing 20 or 30 milers on a mt bike, then I got on the Trek and felt like I was home. I've only had it for 3 weeks so the bugs and such haven't started showing up yet, but I like it. I haven't taken it more than 15 or 20 miles yet, so I can't speak to the long distance stuff, yet.

Good luck
Trek 2200Andy C
Jan 29, 2004 7:24 AM
Yes, I also rode the comparable Specialized (Allez Elite) and Lemond (Tourmalet) and found them to be the same as you described. The Trek felt great and FAST. I really want to get the bike, so I may break down and buy it regardless.

If you do a long ride, say 30 miles/2 hours or so, please post a review to let us (me) know how you like it. What were the biggest differences between the 2100 and 2200? Upgraded components or something more?

Andy
Trek 2200bos615
Jan 29, 2004 5:33 PM
Andy,

As far as I can tell, the only difference in the 2100 and 2200 is parts. If you look at the website or the catalog, you can see the different ones. Wheelset of the top of my head.

Like I said though, I like it. Went on another ride today, not far, but it's feeling better everytime.

Good luck on your choice.

John
still have mine...eggshell
Jan 29, 2004 7:38 AM
I bought a used 2100 from a guy at my lbs.it was my first road bike and I still break her out on occasion.i put approx.3-4K on it before buying new.nice and light and fairly comfortable on long rides.you do get a little buzz from the rough stuff due to the alum.rear end.i switched to ti after this bike so when i'm on the Trek i feel more of the road than i used to!all in all a great first bike.actually lighter than my ti and handles nicely.no noticeable flex(i'm 190)and climbs well.i paid $700 for mine with ultegra,cinelli bars,op wheels and selle saddle.
re: Im this close to buying the bike, but...benInMA
Jan 29, 2004 8:20 AM
What is the deal with these new 2100 and 2200 bikes?

Is it a 1/2 OCLV & 1/2 Alu frame? The Trek website is confusing.

I have a y2k 2200 model with ~10,000 miles on it now, it has been a real workhorse, a great bike.

Mine can get buzzy under certain conditions but I honestly thing it is mostly the Rolf wheels... which won't be a problem on the new ones. And if the new ones have an OCLV front triangle that might change things a lot anyway. In any case the buzziness hasn't really mattered on long rides. It only matters on total hammerfest shorter rides. For some reason on a hill in the ~5% range on broken/bad pavement it can get annoying when you're really working hard. My longest ride on it is about 125 miles, the buzziness tends not to be a factor on a ride like that because I ride a little slower.

I have yet to replace a single component on mine other than cables, cassette, and chain. I have had the headset bearings adjusted and the freewheel bearings replaced. Other than that it has been incredibly solid and has never let me down. (Only 2 flats in 10,000 miles too!)