Trek 2300 2003 Road Bike

4.79/5 (33 Reviews)
MSRP : $1979.99

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Danny a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2017

Strengths:    -extremely durable, even after almost 15 years;
-shimano 105 setup, only had to replace the guiding wheels in the rear derailleur and the chain together with a new 9 speed cassette, changes gears fast an smooth;
-front gears need changing since the teeth are showing signs of wear and tear, are still performing well tough;
-strong frame and carbon fork, survived a side impact collision twice with a car and are still straight and going strong;
-fast bike, responses well to sudden force acting on the pedals if you want to speed up quickly;
-decals and stickers are still there after 14 years, no chipping at all
-very versatile road bike for the beginner and the more advanced user, and a great recreational bike for fun!

Weaknesses:    -saddle was a pain in the ass literally, was completely worn out and broken. changed it into a mission saddle and problem solved;
-furthermore none what so ever.

Bottom Line:   
I live in Holland and a year ago, I was searching for a affordable road bike but was for a long time unsuccessful. That was until on a flea market in Holland I came across this road bike, which was up for sale at around 80 dollars (100 euro). Did not think twice and bought it, although I knew this needed a little TLC (money) to get it up to spec. It costed me around another 80 dollars or so in new tires and the drive system to be fully operational, and loved it ever since. I can keep up with other carbon road bikes a 100 times more expensive than mine even without click pedals and shoes, i have standard mountain bike pedals on it currently. Very light-weight for its age, gets you up to speed in no time at all.
And the amateur pro's hate it. they complain about it weighing 5 kilo's more than theirs and having a bell that weighs 10 grams an this and that....and all i have to say is, you just have to pedal harder which is a great work out anyways :)

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Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   a fea market

Similar Products Used:   Giant peloton 7200 steel road bike, several years ago, which in fact was more expensive than my current Trek one.

Bike Setup:   -105 drive train;
-front wheel original bontrager race lite, which i got to replace the aksium wheel which was folded in half after a car hit me fromm the side;
-rear wheel aksium;
-9 speed cassette rear, front 2 speed;
-105 brake set and shifters;
-Aluminium frame about 15-16 kilo's in weight;
-a bell to warn others of my approach, absolutely neccesary when you live in Holland and have crowded bike lanes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Al Balko a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff frame for performance, speed and climbing. Good looks too!

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
After riding a mountain bike and Hybrid bike for 3 yrs. the switch to the Trek 2300 brought a whole new and exciting change to riding. Great bike to get quick response and performance in a short, quick burst way. I love the bike!

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Favorite Ride:   Trek 2300 on open road

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   bike shop in Grand R

Bike Setup:   Ultegra components throughout.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Archie a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2007

Strengths:    Lively, light, excellent equipment.

Weaknesses:    Very poor quality decals and paint. Decals peeled on underside of top tube. Trek said it was my fault for putting the bike on a wall rack - but the rack is foam padded!! Paint chips very easily

Bottom Line:   
I've enjoyed this bike from day one, especially as the price was so good. It is a joy to ride on short or long (century) distances.

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Favorite Ride:   Myakka State Park and environs, FL

Price Paid:    $1499.00

Purchased At:   Ryder Bikes, Bradent

Similar Products Used:   Pinarello Galileo 105

Bike Setup:   Standard spec + Look pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by epdcidra a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2005

Strengths:    Great capacity for upgrading. Can accept a wide range of "grupos" items from Campy to shimano. Ligthness and stiffness.

Weaknesses:    n/a

Bottom Line:   
The best bike I've road in the last years I have been in the road. Great movements. Great capacity for upgrading. And the response to road changes is incredible. Probably the configuration I have can help to absorb better the pavement changes, but in overall is great. the price paid is only for the frame with headset and carbon fork. I assembled it with my parts at home.

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Favorite Ride:   Trek 2300

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   none at this time.

Bike Setup:   FRAME: Trek 2300, Alpha SLR, 56cm
TIRES: Vredestein Fortezza TriComp,
WHEELS: Mavic, KSYRIUM SL SSC, 700x23c
SEAT: Fi'zi:k, Arione Ti
SEAT POST: Giant Aero
HANDLEBARS: Profile Design, H2O, 44C-C
STEM: Giant Carbon
HEADSET: Tange Internal
SHIFTERS: Shimano 105, 8/2
CRANKSET: Shimano 105 52/42
CASSETTE: Shimano 105 (HG-70) 12-25, 8 speed
BRAKESET: Shimano 105 w/105 STI levers
PEDALS: Shimano 105 (PD-R540)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Terex a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2005

Strengths:    Quality of build, with a combination of comfort and speed. No problems with seat - I'm a little over 6 feet and weigh 180 and not even a twinge after 50 mi. rides. The only ache I get is my neck - not used to road position. Generally feel quite comfortable in all handlebar positions on this 56 cm frame - I've got 32 in. inseam. Feels rock solid up to 47 mph (so far!)

Weaknesses:    Could use larger diameter handle bars. May add ergo padding first and see if I like the feel.

Bottom Line:   
Back into road biking after brief 25 yr. lay-off. Bought last years' model 2300 this Sept. Been riding a Titus Racer-X mtn. bike, but went road to increase opportunities to ride. Test ride almost did me in... Fumbling with integrated levers and not clipped in, hit a small, deeep, pothole. Like the Weeble, I wobbled, but didn't fall down. Saved that for first group ride - doh! At first, the bike felt like I was riding a razor - in a bad way. And then, after a few rides, felt like riding a laser. Like many born-again roadies, there is no better feeling than powering through rolling countryside. After a little conditioning, the 2300 let me do just that.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere in Hunterdon County

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Highland Park Cycler

Similar Products Used:   Uhh...nothing really similar. Last road bike was an early 70's Motebecane Grand Jubilee with downtube shifters. Modern technology is good. Demo'd some compact frame bikes and don't like the "one size fits most" concept.

Bike Setup:   Stock with Ultegra peddles. I really like their looks and clipped in function, but don't care for single sided entry. Also have a computer, rear mounted wired for use on trainer when I need to. Bike computers are fun. Aero-bladed spokes really are affected by cross-winds.

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