If you can have just one bike, make it Trek's 8.1 DS, and be amazed at the places you can go! This smooth-riding, adventure-loving bicycle is fast on the road, capable and confident when the path turns rough, and ready to roll from road to trail if that’s where your day takes you. It sports a lightweight Gold Series aluminum frame with multi-surface Bontrager tires wrapped around big, 700c wheels so any route you want to take is yours. And hills are no worries with 21-speed Shimano drivetrain and safe, responsive brakes at your disposal. Cycling have never been this easy or this much fun.
|Frame||Trek Alpha Gold aluminum|
|Tires||Bontrager LT1, 700 x 38c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tourney|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Altus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Altus|
|Pedals||Wellgo nylon platform|
* Subject to change without notice.
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What can I say? I LOVE this bike. I've had it out on several 100 km + rides including a trip around Winnipeg's Perimeter Hwy, the full length of the Duff Roblin Parkway Trail and around Birds Hill Park. It handles smooth asphalt with speed, comfort and grace and transitions to rough gravel up or downhill with ease and exceptional handling. My top speed was 53 km/h and that was on a flat stretch with just a slight breeze and I know I could have gone faster. I use this bike for a daily commute to work (14 km round trip) with recreational riding the rest of the time.
So far, I can't find anything I don't like about this bike. I did change the saddle because I needed a little more comfort. I am a big guy and wanted a hybrid so it would be a little tougher than a road bike. I also have some minor back issues and needed to ride upright. I love this bike, it is fast, rides great and shifts great. (I am a noob so take that for what it's worth). It was perfect for my entry into cycling, and a good value. (I didn't want to spend a tone of money on my first bike.)