Trek Alpha 1.1

by Branden
(Jefferson City, MO, USA)

This is my first road bike and I DO love it. My favorite thing to do is to hop on my bike with my ipod and camel back and slip away from my normal world. I love this bike because it is both light and I've had little to no problems with it. As well as being an attractive bike it was easy to learn to ride (a big difference from my previous mountain bikes). I ride an average of 150+ miles a week so this review is coming from an avid rider. My next upgrade will be spending $$$ on some nice Carbon wheels. Thanks for all of the info on the site it's great literature!

Intelligent Triathlon replies:
The Trek Alpha 1.1 is a great bike for triathlons. It has had lots of good reviews all over the place.


Frame: Trek Alpha aluminium frame and aluminium fork , glossy finish. Includes mudguard eyelets and extra clearance around the seat stays and fork, as well as rear rack mounts.

Handling: Despite the rack and mudguard mounts, the handling is nimble and responsive, partially thanks to the relatively short wheel-base for this type of frame.

Equipment: Shimano 2300 8-speed shifters, combined with an FSA Tempo (50/34) compact chainset with solid, functional kit from Trek-owned Bontrager.

Wheels: Bontrager tyres, Bontrager approved rims and 23mm tyres produce a robust yet light wheel set for this level of bike.

Trek H2 Fit

The Trek H2 fit retains the key dimensions from the racing H1 geometry that enable handling characteristics to be maintained, but includes a longer head tube.

This enables a more recreational fit for those not wanting to break speed records, but who like a precise and responsive feel. It also looks tidier, as it does not require lots of headset spacers or upturned stems.

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