Trek 1500 Road Bike

4.51/5 (146 Reviews)
MSRP : $1099.99

Product Description

Frame Material: aluminum
Frame Angles: 73.0 head, 73.8 seat
Sizes: 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm, 63cm
Colors: Black, Gray/Blue
Fork: Bontrager Race Carbon
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano 105 STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Bontrager Ergo
Stem: aluminum
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Aheadset
Front Der: Shimano Tiagra
Crankset: Bontrager Race, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Ultegra GS
Pedals: aluminum cage w/clips & straps
Tires: 700 x 25c Bontrager Select

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Nicholas a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2011

Strengths:    The look (frame shape is almost classic), frame stiffness, Cane Creek SCR3 brakes, carbon seat post, Bontrager SSR saddle, awesome painting (Discovery Channel Team),

Weaknesses:    The rims, even if are good looking are not robust at all. The rear one was replaced due to multiple cracks around spoke holes after one year of use.

Bottom Line:   
Very good acceleration, very good mid level bike because of solid 105 group, frame and accessories.
Over 2000 miles on it without problems (except rear rim) but I must mention that I'm a very big rider (260 lbs). Even so the frame is calculated up to 275lbs. And that's means something!

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Price Paid:    $1150.00

Purchased At:   Surmont Bike

Similar Products Used:   Cross (Cube Nature) and MTB bike (Merida Matts TFS 900).

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:5
Submitted by Matt a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2011

Strengths:    Fit. Ultegra and 105 mix are surprisingly good quality components for an entry-level race bike.

Weaknesses:    Average weight (20 lbs). Aluminum frame makes for uncomfortable century rides. Cheap saddle and tires. Weak rims. The rear stress fractured, which is a common problem with this wheel, although was replaced under warranty at no cost to me.

Bottom Line:   
Purchased the bike new in May 2007. Have since rode 10,000+ miles on it. Very comfortable (after replacing the saddle) and surprisingly fast for the weight. Overall a fantastic bike for the price. Time to upgrade so am reluctantly letting go of it.

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Favorite Ride:   STP

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   Bike Gallery, Portla

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Toupe Saddle.
Stock components.

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

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2010

Strengths:    Acceleration is great. Shifts up and down very smoothly. Maintains speed well.

Weaknesses:    Probably just me adjusting from a mountain bike to a road bike, but the handle setup is a little awkward.

Bottom Line:   
First road bike purchase. Couldn't be happier. Rides very well.

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Favorite Ride:   Back country roads

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4300

Bike Setup:   LOOK pedals. Stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CopperMtBiker a Commuter

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2010

Strengths:    Fast. Light.

Bottom Line:   
Improved my 16 mile daily mountain commute by 30% over a Giant hybrid.
Smooth gear transitions. Light weight for price.

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Favorite Ride:   Trek 1500

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Christy Sports

Bike Setup:   Replaced Bontrager Race Lite tires with more durable Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires.

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