1st time new road bike

by Bryangreen   January 14, 2013  

I'm just to about a new Trek 1.5 c h2 2013 road bike. Will this be a good 1st bike.



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posted by TrekBikesUK [113 posts]
14th January 2013 - 17:25


My first (and so far only) road bike was a 2011 Trek 1.5 and its always served me very well. A couple of upgrades on it now (The main one being the wheels) but all the original components are still going. The original wheels still serve as my winter wheels.

IMO for a first bike you could do a lot worse!!

posted by pirnie [215 posts]
14th January 2013 - 18:56


I've got a Trek 1.5 and think it is an excellent first choice. I've had mine for nearly 4 years and it still comes up (almost) like new when I give it a good clean.

Trek build quality is excellent. They also hold their value really well. So if you find you are bitten by the bug and outgrow this (entry level) Trek, you can rest assured that it will still fetch a good price on eBay, if you decide to upgrade to a fancier bike....

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posted by growbotham [5 posts]
14th January 2013 - 21:25


Yep, just make sure the fit is good for you and it should serve you very well!


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posted by koko56 [334 posts]
15th January 2013 - 5:21


Thanks for all your comments

posted by Bryangreen [2 posts]
15th January 2013 - 9:48


Enjoy your new bike.

posted by Super Domestique [1686 posts]
15th January 2013 - 12:04


yes, i have a trek 1.5 2012, and still am delighted with it, i was shocked when reading the review of it on bike radar, said it was flexy and poor but this is rubbish. its great, i go to the alps on it, up happily and down like a flash, aslo comfy mile after mile and looks beautiful too.

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posted by ciaran335 [5 posts]
21st May 2013 - 12:33


I don't really know whether I've made a good choice with my first bike. : ) I'm riding it since february, enjoy it a lot (frame is a 2011 wilier la triestina alloy frame, with 10s veloce components, centaur UT crankset, khamsin wheelset) and got it in fairly good price.

bought it second hand and that's why I cannot tell whether it was a good trade or not. The former owner kept it indoors, rode it for about 200 miles or so. But the bike was not much cheaper than it'd have been in shop (there was about 250 $ diff in price.. )

I hope I'll make good use of it. : )

First I couldn't decide between this bike and Orbea Aqua equipped with centaur derailers-cranks, veloce shifter-brakes, scirocco wheelset. But my budget got ahead of me, and forced me down to this one (don't forget, with your first bike you'll still need to buy shoes, pedals, helmet, and some clothing (ie. gloves, padded shorts).

I'm just lovin it, enjoy riding it, and trying not to think a lot about "what would have been if I buy the more expensive bike".



posted by Vejnecske [74 posts]
25th May 2013 - 16:32


Vejnecske wrote:

I'm just lovin it, enjoy riding it,

You like the bike, it makes you ride... I'm struggling to see what your problem is.

As the song says, "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with."

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posted by abudhabiChris [659 posts]
25th May 2013 - 16:56