Trek Pilot 1.0 Road Bike

4/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $770.00

Product Description

Frame: Alpha SL Aluminum
Fork: Bontrager Satellite Plus, carbon
Wheels: Alloy hubs; Alex alloy rims
Crank: Bontrager Sport 52/42/30
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 63cm

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Odanov Bennette a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2010

Strengths:    lightweight' smooth rear derallier shifting'strong rims and tires. very very responsive

Weaknesses:    front derailleur, shifhting to large crank
not smooth

Bottom Line:   
Great ride through streets of oakland counties through Stoney creek park this bike handled it like a ferrari at the Indy 500. smooth ride,very light great braking,handled a slight downpour with n o slip. Gear changed like butter on hot toast. Used to ride 1972 Schwinn world and Giant road bike. This is the best entry level road bike out there

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Favorite Ride:   Stoney creek Marathon in Michigan

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Frankenmuth Bike wee

Similar Products Used:   raliegh sport, giant entry road bike
Felt Z100

Bike Setup:   Frameset
Sizes 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 63cm
Frame Alpha SL Aluminum
Fork Bontrager Satellite Plus, carbon
Wheels Alloy hubs; Alex alloy rims
Tires Bontrager Select K, 700x28c
Shifters Shimano Sora STI, 8 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano 2203
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Crank Bontrager Sport 52/42/30
Cassette SRAM PG850 12-26, 8 speed
Pedals Alloy/nylon road w/clips and straps
Saddle Bontrager Race Lux Basic
Seat Post Bontrager Carbon
Handlebars Bontrager Sport, 26.0mm
Stem Bontrager Select, 17 degree, 26.0mm
Headset Aheadset Slimstak w/semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
Brakeset Alloy dual pivot w/Shimano Sora STI levers

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nebti5 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2008

Strengths:    Comfortable. Strong wheels--4000 miles and barely out of true.

Weaknesses:    Front derailleur

Bottom Line:   
I've put 4000 miles on this bike since purchasing it in 2006. My last road bike was a 1974 Raleigh Super Course. Things have changed...

I've found this to be a reliable, responsive bike. It's comfortable, relatively fast and inexpensive. When I ride friends' $7,000 all-carbon superbikes I notice they're more responsive, feel tighter and shift more surely, but frankly, I'm as happy with my Pilot as I'd be with a super bike. My Pilot costs less to fall on and you don't mind an occasional scratch from the car carrier. In fact, I throw it on the carrier with the kids' junkers without worrying.

For someone simply seeking an economical bike to exercise on, to ride comfortably and reasonably fast on the road, this is a great choice.

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Favorite Ride:   Trek Pilot 1.0

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Fremont Cycle and Fi

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tba1978 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2008

Strengths:    Stock setup is very comfortable. Adaptable: You can flip the stem, take off the spacers, and put your saddle at a correct height in order to ride in a more aggressive position.

Weaknesses:    Fairly heavy, not very stiff/responsive. Gear shifting is moody, sometimes poor. Three chainrings up front are excessive, as you can basically get the same thing with a 50/34 compact setup.

Bottom Line:   
This a a fair entry-level/beginner road bike. Once you get in shape and bike often, you soon realize that it is indeed an entry-level bike, and you soon wish you had an intermediate-level bike. If you're just a casual/recreational rider, it's a fine bike. But if you're athletic and/or competitive with yourself, you'll soon want to go with a better/more expensive bike.

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Favorite Ride:   reno, nv

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Reno Cyclery and Fit

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock everything, except pedals. Took off all spacers to lower handlebar height; flipped stem to further drop handlebars. Upgraded pedals to clip pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Denise Hawkins a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2008

Strengths:    *comfort
*performance and durability
*great looks- even though geometry is more upright
*some carbon components- great value for price

Weaknesses:    *shifting
*stock seat

Bottom Line:   
This is my first road bike, and I'm not easy to fit due to my height (5'10" woman) and a chronic back condition. I road-tested nearly a dozen bikes. This was the only one that didn't send my back into pain after a mile or two. Put a few hundred miles on it first summer, last summer. Have ridden in all conditions, even snow. This bike is great. Getting a new seat is the only upgrade I'd recommend. Some trouble shifting into largest ring, but hey, nothing's perfect. I love my bike!

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Favorite Ride:   Horse Creek Rd., Cheyenne, Wyoming

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Station

Bike Setup:   everything stock- Ascent clipless pedals, Cateye wireless bike computer

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

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2007

Strengths:    gear changing and smoothness

Weaknesses:    tendency to have a bit of speed wobble at 40mph

Bottom Line:   
the trek pilot is a great bike for road riding especially on acessents and for gear changing. on smooth flat roads it rides like a dream but on slightly rough roads it is a bit messy, big decents have caused some whell wobble on occasions but sytill it is a great bike.

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Favorite Ride:   brough to scarbrough

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   ellekers

Similar Products Used:   raleigh spirit

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