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Trek Speed Concept 2.5

Trek Speed Concept 2.5

2011

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
$1,599.99
$2,089.99
 

Product Details

2011 Trek Speed Concept 2.5

Trek's Speed Concept 2.5 is your secret weapon in the battle against time. The aerodynamic frameset and components are works of genius that result in free speed and personal records. Trek uses Kammtail shapes in the frame that make it faster even in cross winds. And, this wind-cheater is super adjustable so that you can find your most efficient position. It's also equipped with SRAM's fine Apex components for super-smooth shifting and top-notch reliability, plus slippery Bontrager wheels and a fast front end ready to beat the clock.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Red aluminum
    Fork Bontrager Speed Concept Race Lite E2 Tri carbon
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager SSR
    Hubs See Rims/Wheels
    Spokes See Rims/Wheels
    Tires Bontrager R1, 700 x 23c
    Crankset SRAM Apex
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur SRAM Apex
    Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex
    Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed: 11-28
    Shifters SRAM 500 TT
    Handlebars Bontrager Race Bullhorn w/Race Lite clip-ons
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Gel
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite
    Brake Levers Bontrager Race Lite aero
    Brakes Aluminum dual-pivot
    Saddle Vision AeroMax Tri
    Seatpost Bontrager Speed Concept Race X Lite, carbon

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Medium 00745889966688 14820005111
    Large 00745889966701 14820006111
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 5 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast  (5)
    • Lightweight  (4)
    • Good geometry  (3)
    • Handles well  (3)
    • Responsive  (3)

    Cons

    • Rough road cable rattle 

    Best Uses

    • Racing  (4)
    • Serious training  (4)
    • Road biking 
    • Time trials 
    • TT triathlon 

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Absolutely awesome

    By Jaymz

    from Virginia

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Comfortable
    • Well crafted appearance
    • Lightweight
    • Appears durable

    Cons

    • Rough road cable rattle

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • TT triathlon

    Comments:

    I use this as my everyday bike, it's just the way I ride. Since Schwinn voided my "Lifetime" warranty when they sold out to Pacific cycles and now make junk bikes, I went looking for a new Brand to be a loyal customer of. I found it. This thing is unreal, superlight, fast, and appears durable(I haven't had it long), it steers by thought.My dealer fit it to me and even contacted Trek several times to make sure it was right and even did 2 sets of measurements. Staff was unreal. The only con is some cable rattle inside the downtube however I've never owned a bike like this so it's new to me and not constant as it only happens on rough roads. Awesome bike glad i got a TREK....

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    4.0

    Amazing....

    By Hans

    from WI

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Racing
      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      I'm a competitive triathlete usually finishing on the podium in my age group and top 10% overall. I also have a Trek Equinox 9.5 with a FSA carbon crank. I bought this bike to keep at my vacation house. After a few rides on the SC 2.5 I couldn't believe it!!! I actually think it's faster than the Equinox which cost 3 times as much. Trek has obviously nailed the aerodynamics on this machine. Any cross wind (with slight tail) really gives you a boost. Much more so than on any other aero frame I've ridden. The ride isn't too harsh for aluminum. The bike may feel heavy compared to other brands, but the aerodynamic advantage makes up for it. You may be slower to accellerate or climb, but once up to speed you'll fly. On the downside, I'm not in love with the SRAM shifters. Also, the web between my thumb and index finger gets pinched in the bontrager brake levers at times. Overall I'd highly recommend this bike.

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      5.0

      Ride To Beleave

      By Shadowchaser

      from Ft.Walton Beach, Fl

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Responsive
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight
      • Good Geometry
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Serious Training
        • Racing

        Comments:

        First Tri Bike I have ever owned and for the money the best investment made. Great bike [...]. I would highly recommend this bike.

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        (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Got me on the podium

        By DC Triathlete

        from North Carolina

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

        • Good Geometry
        • Fast
        • Handles Well
        • Lightweight
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing
          • Serious Training

          Comments:

          I use this bike in the triathlon series that I race in. I used to race on a Trek 1.2 that I converted into a tri bike. I was pretty successful with that bike, but had never got on the podium till I brought the SC to race. Out of my 2 races in the past month, I've placed 3rd in my group both times and have improved my bike times by 4 minutes in a Sprint and almost 14 in a half iron distance.

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          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Trek Speed Concept 2.5

          By Bikeman

          from California

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Handles Well
          • Comfortable
          • Responsive
          • Good Geometry
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Racing
          • Serious Training
          • Time Trials

          Comments:

          When i got the SC 2.5 i thought it was going to be heavy and very hard to use but when i went and rode it for the first time i loved it. Even though it made from aluminum and not carbon fiber it was still fast. It like a ghost when you ride it; it vanishes. If you have a budget of about $2500, this is the tt bike for you.

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