Trek 1200 Road Bike

4.26/5 (47 Reviews)
MSRP : $849.99


Product Description

Frame Material: aluminum
Frame Angles: 73.0 head, 73.8 seat
Sizes: 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm
Colors: Red
Fork: Bontrager Race Carbon
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Bontrager Ergo
Stem: aluminum
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Aheadset
Front Der: Shimano Tiagra
Crankset: Bontrager Sport, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano 105 GS
Pedals: aluminum cage w/clips & straps
Tires: 700 x 25c Bontrager Select


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Priest a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2012

Strengths:    Very stable and reliable bike. I commute daily 8 miles and use it for leisure on 20-60 mile cycles in the peak district on my days off. Easy to maintain and clean. Found it very easy to adjust when I first got it.

Weaknesses:    Nothing really. It's 6 years old now and still going strong. Just minor part replacement like the bottom bracket after a lot of miles as is expected with any bike

Bottom Line:   
Very good first bike! Got me addicted to cycling and saved a fortune on fuel!
Recently completed 165mile coast to coast ride. Very happy with it!


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2012

Strengths:    super durable bike. I bought it as my first bike back in 2004 and did a few minor upgrades to the gears but nothing major. I rode it everyday for at least 40 miles and more while I was injured with a stress fractures in HS. I am a serious runner who's been out with a very bad back injury and I use my bike to help me transition back into hard training. It's very comfortable to ride for hours and my back never gets sore.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
best investment for runners who are looking to cross train like myself or people serious about their first bike being a quality one that will last a long time.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeremy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Is this legit?

The bike is a 2005 model. It has significant miles, but was well maintained and sheltered. The petals are Look-type Shimano 105. The petals show wear, but function as new. The bike has a few dings, but nothing detrimental to the expected performance. Thus the asking price of only $250. The front tire is practically new, the rear tire shows some wear, but probably good for several hundred miles.



The wheels are Bontrager Select. There is one dent on the top tube, but hardly visible. No paint removed or deep scratch. You probably would not notice it unless I pointed it out.



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Johnnythree a Commuter

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2009

Strengths:    Frame and fork. Personally I am surprised at how well they have stood up so far. No issues with Shifters/levers. I even liked the stock seat.

Weaknesses:    FD- upgrade it. RD is just starting to be problematic after 4000 miles of Philly punishment:) Stock wheelset/tires were not suitible for constant abuse on city streets, but for road riding I dont think they would be considered a total weakness.

Bottom Line:   
Bought this bike used at a swap. Have ridden it for 8 months or so commuting in Philadelphia on average 25 miles a day. Lots of stops and starts, bumpy roads,potholes. Generally a harsh enviroment for a road bike.This bike is fast, agile and with my upgrades and switches, durable. I dont like this 2006 colorscheme... but I would reccomend this bike. After the 3rd month or so I fell in love and even named her- at first she seemed really conservative, but in time has proven she is tough, fast, and versatile:)Pacing traffic at 25-35mph... bombing hills reaching 55+mph.. Ihave learned to trust this bike performance with minimal headaches.
I would love to take a cross country trip on this bike- but I am unsure if I can find a alum or steel fork for the load versus the stock carbon... Maybe we will get married in Vegas...

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Favorite Ride:   commute

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   bike swap

Similar Products Used:   Masi Vincere 58cm, Giant OCR1 lg, IRO HD track, Trek 1000.

Bike Setup:   Bullhorn Bars
Veolocity Deep V wheelset
Viatorria Zaffirro tires/tuffy strips
Rocket Ring 56T Chainring
MKS toeclips/straps
Where I live the terrain varies, and I dont race- So I switched out the drop bars for a set of bullhorns.I had to switch out the wheelset which needed truing rather quickly and often to a set of Velocity Deep V's, making the ride even stiffer. And The stock chainring was a bit small so I upgraded to a 56T.
Everything else is stock.



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

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2009

Strengths:    Frame and fork. Complete bike for under a "G". Stiff ride - no power loss.

Weaknesses:    Parts spec not the greatest- but can easily be upgraded as needed and as budget allows.

Bottom Line:   
Review is for 2004 (not on list for some reason). I have ridden this bike for 5 years. It was my first road bike and was an exceptional purchase. The frame is of very high quality- 2.5 pounds and very stiff. The low points of the bike are the components, but these are easily upgradable as one's budget allows. This bike is not originally intended for racing, but can easily be converted to by swapping out the components. I have weighed anywhere from 210 to 240 lbs riding this bike and have never thought it to be "flexy"- my steel commuter bike on the other hand is flexy. This is a great starter bike. I know own two road bikes and two mountain bikes and the trek is my "club ride/friend ride/charity ride bike". If you're getting into road riding with long term ambitions, this is a high quality machine worth the investment.

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Favorite Ride:   local

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   cyclefit

Similar Products Used:   Surly CrossCheck. Cannondale hardtail mtb. Raleigh XXIX single speed.

Bike Setup:   Original frame/fork/ handlebars and STI shifters. Everything else changed out over the course of five years- a great bike to see if road riding is for you and easily customizable for one's specific needs and budget.



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