Trek 2300 Road Bike

4.73/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $2099.99

Product Description

Frame Material: aluminum, carbon seat stays
Frame Angles: 73.8 head, 73.5 seat
Sizes: 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm, 63cm
Colors: Black/Red
Fork: Bontrager Race Lite Carbon
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Bontrager Race Lite
Stem: Bontrager Race Lite
Headset: 1 1/8" integrated Cane Creek IS-2 integrated
Front Der: Shimano Ultegra
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra, 39/53 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Ultegra SS
Pedals: Not included
Tires: 700 x 23c Bontrager Race X-Lite

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

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight, great components - Ultegra and Bontrager. Climbs really well and it's very comfortable.

Weaknesses:    I changed the Shimano Ultegra chain for a SRAM PC991 which is far quicker and more accurate.

Bottom Line:   
I changed from the excellent Trek 1000 around 1 year ago. The ZR9000 Aulminium frame is much lighter and stiffer than the Trek 1000. Whilst the Trek 1000 is a great starter ride the 2300 feels a much more complete ride. At 5'8" I ride a 54cm frame which I find very comfortable - I have tried a 56cm frame but I found the reach too long and it gave me back ache.

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Favorite Ride:   country roads

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Trek 1000, Trek 120 Carbon.

Bike Setup:   Ultegra group set - Upgraded Ultegra hollowtech 2 chainset, SRAM PC991 chain, Bontrager other bits.

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

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2007

Strengths:    Tough bike and components. I am a clydesdale at 210 pounds and the bike has held up to 4000 miles of near daily riding with only a few issues. Still rides like new. Drivetrain has missed only one shift in 4000 miles.

Weaknesses:    I did pull most of the spokes through the rear tire rim (Bontrager Race Lite) at about 3000 miles. LBS/Trek replaced the wheel with a new one no questions asked. You have to like Trek and their warranty support.

Bottom Line:   
Was a leftover at the LBS so I got an fantastic deal on it. Bike is a significant upgrade for me so I am still amazed at how smooth and quiet that the ride is - except for a bit of harshness on chip seal roads. The bike flies up hills and I am usually able to swamp my riding buddies on long climbs.

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Favorite Ride:   Blue Ridge parkway in VA

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Old dinosaur Schwinn Traveler.

Bike Setup:   Full Ultegra drivetrain, 105 Shifters, Bontrager Race Lite wheels, Bontrager Race Lux saddle, Ultegra brakes. Bontrager everything else.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marc Rose a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2007

Bottom Line:   
The bike is fine - the carbon seat stays in addition to fork give it a softer ride, I think, than a 2003 2300 I have which only had carbon forks. And the workmanship seems good and Ultegra parts are 'of course' great. Just one 'warning' - my 58 cm seems a bit 'front heavy,' although proper preparation for turns during descents has helped me avoid a mistake just after getting the bike that I couldn't get out of (helmet saved the day, though). I had a brainstorm and looked at Trek's website eh voila - the 2007 2100, which is the 'new' 2300 I think, has about a 2 cm longer head tube than the 2007 all-carbon road frames, and also has a tad bit more relaxed (i.e. less racing) geometry overall. So perhaps the head tube, which indeed looks very long and is much longer than on a 56 Trek 5500 I have, is contributing to a slight difference in feel. So, maybe, if you want something a bit more nimble, go for the all-carbon Treks. But it's a nice bike overall.

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Favorite Ride:   Mt. Tabor

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Online (used)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle Wigboldy a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2007

Strengths:    Trek knows how to make a great road bike. The geometry is spot on, and the setup is right where it needs to be for a bike placed right under the carbon brothers. Very stiff and well suited for a larger rider.

Weaknesses:    Trek has a tendency to over-bontrager all of their bikes. They are good parts, but if you are serious about riding fast some parts of this bike will need to change. Also the B-B flex is more notable than the carbon bikes.

Bottom Line:   
At 6'5", 210 it was important to have a full 63cm. After riding for some time, I started to learn how important it was to have the full snappy aluminum frame. The bike snaps up the hills and through the sprints. The OCLV rear end is nice when the ride gets long, and has a nice comfortable feel. The full 6500 Ultegra is nice, but dated at this point. The Geometry is right on the money, it is quick when it needs to be, but quite stable at speed. I added a Deda Newton stem and bar and that added some much needed stiffness to the front of the bike.

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Favorite Ride:   Anything first

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Landis Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Trek 5200
Bianchi San Lorenzo

Bike Setup:   Deda Newton Stem and Bar
Esprite Saddle
Look Pedals
Continental Ultra-Gator tires, the best upgrade ever

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Arif a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2007

Strengths:    light,strong and comfortable in first season I bought this bike I won all the road races.tyres has perfect grip but not durable

Weaknesses:    paint has no quality,

Bottom Line:   
before I bought this bike I rode a Raleigh 501 reynolds(1980). When I saw and test 2300 it's definitly effect me. I rode it about 8000miles and there is only one problem about it (from the begining) DA FC7700 is very long(180mm) and it's very elastic. Each time I attack or get up for climbing chain is contact with FD it doesn't change even if you have best tune. But Rest of the bike is value for money!

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Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Micromania in South

Bike Setup:   future plan: 10 speed set ultegra!

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