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Trek Speed Concept 7.0

Trek Speed Concept 7.0

2011

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (16 Reviews)
$1,900.00
$2,619.99
Medium
 

Product Details

2011 Trek Speed Concept 7.0

Trek's Speed Concept 7.0 takes your speed to a new level with their wind-cheating Kammtail frame shaping that makes you faster, even in cross winds. Trek also tucks the rear brake, wheel quick releases, cables and the computer sensor away from the wind for even more free speed. And, you'll love the precision SRAM Apex components with a compact crank for easier climbing and bar-end controls so you can stay in an aero tuck. Plus, this road rocket boasts aero Bontrager SSR wheels and a fine Bontrager aero bar and stem. Get ready to fly!

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek TCT carbon
    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
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite
    Brake Levers Bontrager Race Lite aero
    Brakes Front: dual-pivot; Rear: Bontrager Speed Concept integrated
    Saddle Vision AeroMax Tri
    Seatpost Bontrager Speed Concept Race X Lite, carbon

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    Medium 00745889960068 14830005111
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 16 reviews)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable  (13)
    • Handles well  (13)
    • Lightweight  (10)
    • Fast  (9)
    • Responsive  (9)

    Cons

    • Poor components  (8)
    • Uncomfortable seat  (2)
    • Brakes could be better 
    • Can't think of any 
    • Feels flimsy 

    Best Uses

    • Racing  (10)
    • Serious training  (8)
    • Exercising  (5)
    • Road biking  (4)
    • Triathlons  (2)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Takes you away from your comfort zone

    By Nguyen

    from Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Components
    • Stylish
    • Handles Well
    • Attractive Design
    • Stable Balance
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Feels Flimsy
    • Uncomfortable
    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Competition
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I got this as a present and boy was it amazing. Took it out on the road straight from the dealer and it ran great. The price does take me out of my comfort zone, but so did the speed, it was a great feeling, the bike handle well, if a bit too well when tucked into the aero position, very sensitive. Sturdy enough to handle rough roads, yet light enough to climb hills. I can (and have) take this bike out for training and then immediately go straight into an event without having to tediously change out parts, great stuff.

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    3.0

    Not bad but very noisy

    By Sam

    from Katy, Texas

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Comfortable
    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Poor Components
    • Terrible noise from frame

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    Great bike, but the noise coming from inside the frame is simply horrible. I can hear the noise even when I have my earplugs in and music on. Very dissappointing for an expensive bike

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome bike!!

    By Edward

    from Mexico City, Mexico

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Triathlon
      • Racing
      • Training

      Comments:

      This is a great bike for the price. You get an awesome frame, with ok components and wheels that I will change in the future, but for the meantime they work fine. The bike handles really well, it's very fast with amazing aerodynamics. Cool design and paint job. I recommend this product.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Speed Concept 7.0

      By Yaakov

      from Brooklyn

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Great Frame
      • Amazing Aerodynamics
      • Great Gear Range
      • Attractive Design
      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Poor Components
      • Poor Wheels
      • Horrible Seat Binder

      Best Uses

      • Long Training
      • Racing
      • Ironman

      Comments:

      This is a wonderful bike. This is the lowest model of the series. Therefore you get an amazing frame with okay components and poor wheels. MAKE SURE to replace the seat binder (if you're riding a 2011 model). My seat would constantly be sliding down. Make sure to get the revised binder. This piece can fly. It's lightweight and very comfortable. The bike is attractive and very aerodynamic. I can sit on my bike for hours and be completely comfortable. If you're thinking about buying a tri-bike for the first time. Get this one.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My first Tri bike

      By kandk

      from Chapin, SC

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Durable
      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Great Components

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I use my Speed Concept 7.0 TCT Tri Bike for training and competition. Beautiful design and colors (Black/Charcoal). Very light and fast. Shifts perfectly with very durable components. I can't think of anything negative about this bike.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great bang for the buck

      By mdougc

      from Findlay, Ohio

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Racing
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      I bought this bike for triathlon in the spring of 2010. I race sprints to Ironman distance triathlons. This bike has been great since I got the shifting issue figured out. Initially I was having severe problems keeping mainly the rear derailleur in tune. I was adjusting it after every shift and had a bad time in hilly areas where shifting was important. At one point the front derailleur dropped the chain as I was climbing causing me to almost wreck! Initially I was assured this was just a "cable break-in" issue. However after much frustratin and multiple cable replacement/adjustments. It was brought to my attention that the cable routing bracket under the bottom bracket was not secure. I found the allen bolts were too small to tighten sufficiently to hold this in place and was getting some play each time I shifted causing it to misalign. After the mechanic put larger head allen bolts on and was able to adequately tighten and stabalize this piece it has been fine. I have since completed a hilly Ironman and had no issues. This has been a great bike since the shifting issue has been corrected and am now glad I made this purchase!

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      5.0

      Nothing short of spectacular

      By Tri-Pirate

      from Newport News, VA

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Responsive
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Can't think of any

      Best Uses

      • Triathlons
      • Racing
      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      I saw this bike a few weeks ago and liked the weight and the feel. I did a little research about it reading all reviews good and bad. After enough research was completed I decided go ahead and buy one. I only have one 20 mile ride since I bought it and the difference between this bike and my old bike was like night and day. It feels like it almost pedals itself. When I push a little harder an immediate result is felt. The balance feels good and the way the handlebars are set it's pretty easy to get into a rhythm. Gear changes are prefect and you barely feel the gears actually switching. I would honestly buy this bike again. This bike is freaking awesome! Thanks for a well made product.

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      4.0

      Trek Speed concept 7.0 is fast!

      By Koalasrob

      from Waterloo, ON

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Components

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Racing

      Comments:

      Great bike as far as the geometry and how it handles but I am having trouble with the SRAM rear and front derauilers. I have adjusted them a few times but I still will get the gears not quite lined up and/or rubbing and making a noise. I also hear a chatter coming from the frontal area of either the forks or head tube along rough roads. These nosies and gearing troubles sure take away from a nice ride!

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      1.0

      Fast, when it's not in the shop...

      By Durning

      from Crofton, MD

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments:

            Problems from the factory with cables in lower bracket; seat adjustment screw stripped, from factory; bolts falling out on a regular basis. No, not happy at all with the Trek.

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            4.0

            Great bike but so so on the Apex

            By scooter

            from Louisville, KY

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Responsive
            • Handles Well
            • Fast

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable Seat
            • Poor Components

            Best Uses

            • Racing
            • Exercising
            • Serious Training

            Comments:

            I use this for triathlons and really enjoy the ride. But i will be changing components asap; may be worth the upgrade to the next level.

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