Trek Boone Cyclocross Bike

5/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Smooth IsoSpeed decoupler: Rough courses are no match for IsoSpeed technology. Our innovative decoupler doubles vertical compliance so you ride stronger, longer.
  • OCLV Carbon technology: Ultra lightweight Trek OCLV Carbon with built-in Carbon Armor protection flies over the roughest courses and lives to race another day.
  • Pure race geometry: With Katie Compton’s expert input, we’ve tweaked the geometry for a powerful, fast, smooth ride that dominates on the most challenging terrain.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mac

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2015

Strengths:    Great Handling, Smooth, Climbs out of the Saddle.

Weaknesses:    Not sealed as claimed.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased and raced the Boone built up with Shimano Ultegra 6800 through the last cross season. I was able to stay seated and put down power when other racers were forced out of the saddle by rough courses. Transitioning to standing climbs, the bike reverts from a magic carpet ride to a good stiff climber. Handling was neutral, quick enough.stable enough.
I also use the bike on the road as a winter training bike, the country roads in North/Western VA are beat up and narrow. The bike is perfect for long base miles and handles superbly while taking the edge off bad roads. In comparison to the Domane it is a bit quicker and doesn' feel as long. Its really an ideal blend. I am considering on using it on a couple of road races this year that feature dirt gravel sections. With cyclocross race wheels my 58cm Ultegra, all aluminum cockpit weighs in at 16.8 lbs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by evacek

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2014

Strengths:    Great all-rounder, light, stiff, tough! This is the only bike I need!

Weaknesses:    Seatmast assembly requires cleaning monthly to keep from squeaking. Not a big deal once you figure out how/what to clean.

Bottom Line:   
Bought this Boone 5 to be my road bike, gravel bike & cx bike. I just switch the wheels around. Sound crazy? Well, it works damn well! I just couldn't find a better looking/sounding bike for $2450 after 10% off. After one season of beating the hell out of this bike through 5 road races, 2 100+ mile gravel grinders, 5 cx races & a zillion training miles of all three, I have not been disappointed! Actually, it was my best season ever. Wether the bike is responsible for that or better training, I don't know. But I can tell you it sure was nice only having 1 bike position to get used to. The bike weighs just over 18lbs with the stock wheels & everything. And the stock wheels, the new bontrager tlr wheels, have been a nice surprise. The stock tektro brakes are wonderful too. Much better than the other Tektro's I've had. Can't go wrong with a Shimano 105 workhorse drivetrain either. Even the grippy stock tires work great for cx, and at 180lbs, I've ran them down to 40 psi on those great wide rims. I do put on burlier tires for gravel rides though. The frame geometry seems to work just as advertised. I never felt myself not being able to handle any course I rode position-wise, and always felt balanced and in position to attack. The Isospseed Decoupler definetly smooth things out. This benefit is huge in a 100+ mile gravel race. It's also noticeable on the road. As for cx, I won my cat in the last event I did on the bumpiest course you could imagine. I did mention above that the seatmast assembly needs cleaning monthly or so. It creaks when dirty. Easy to clean after you figure it out. By the way, for $1200 more the Boone 9 is only 1 pound lighter. My buddy bought one after he saw how well the Boone 5 worked for me. Loves his too! Another buddy bought a $3000 carbon Specialized Crux and it weighs 24 lbs stock. Are you kidding me! I hope this quick review helps!

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Favorite Ride:   All of them.

Price Paid:    $2450.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Suzuki43

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2014

Strengths:    Engineering, craftsmanship, and low weight

Weaknesses:    None that I can say at this time.

Bottom Line:   
AT this point I have not completed my build. It eventually will have SRAM 22 (Red Cranks), TRP HY/RD brakes, wheels yet to be decided!

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Favorite Ride:   Stevens Carbon Team

Similar Products Used:   My previous CX bike was

Bike Setup:   Mix of SRAM 22 Force (Der/Shift), Red Cranks. TRP HY/RD Brakes. Easton EC90 XC 29er wheels are a top choice for hoops

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