Trek TTX Triathlon Bike

Trek TTX Triathlon Bike 

DESCRIPTION

  • Frame: OCLV 110 Carbon
  • Fork: Bontrager Race XXX Lite TT, carbon
  • Wheels: Bontrager Race X Lite Aero
  • Crank: Shimano Dura-Ace 53/39
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 18, 2018]
Myrick84


Strength:

I've on the bike for the past 3 years, and it's a 2006 Trek TTX Discovery Channel. The bike has held up very well! It's fast and reliable. My only problem that I've had is with wheelsets. I can run even the widest front wheel available today. But the back is a different story. The rear triangle is so narrow nearing the bottom bracket that I have not been able to upgrade the rear wheel. Currently I am running an old 07 mavic disc wheel. Anything with a brake track width of 19-20mm and tire of 23mm will not fit without excessive wheel rub.

Weakness:

Inability to run modern Carbon wheels on rear.

Price Paid:
1100
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
2006
OVERALL
RATING
4
[Nov 23, 2009]
VintageFrenchandItalian
Recreational Rider

Strength:

This bike rocks! Very fast, yet comfortable. And this bike looks fantastic. Mine is the metallic yellow finish. I have heard the red color looks nice too, but I have never seen one. I've seen the blue, and it doesn't look as good as the yellow. This bike is just about the most aero bike out there also. You will add at least 1 mph avg speed over a similarly equiped cf road bike without even trying! This bike also handles well. You could ride this in a group ride it is that stable!

Weakness:

The nuber one proble with any high end cf bike is the expense. But if you buy it used you can negate some of that. My bike first owner took pretty good care of it, but it got chipped a little during shipping. The paint job is smooth and well applied. But this color is hard to get to match in a touch up. Also this bike is all Dura Ace. Dura Ace is great, but I could never get the rear deraileur to index right with it DA aero shifter. I ended up adjusting the shifter to plain friction mode and left it at that. I dont know if the frame flexes just enough to throw thing off or the shifter isn't indexed right. The facory seat is horible! Too spongy with the gel padding, this makes it hurt for some reason. Use your regular road bike saddle, It is way more comfortable! Also this bike comes stock with non aero wheels, which is what I use, but add more aero wheels for more speed.

I am always looking to go faster even if it is a solo or local ride. Hence, a time trial bike fit the bill. This is my first TT bike. I bought this bike used for a better deal than new. And I looked for one of these for awhile!

Similar Products Used:

I tried out only one other TT bike. It was a new Trek TTX 9.5 large in blue. One ride and I knew I wanted one, just not that one. Also the Cervelos are nice, especially the P series, but I never tried one.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 03, 2008]
rcmckill
Triathlete

Strength:

Speed. This bike really loves to go fast.......that's when the great aerodynamics kick in.

Weakness:

Cable entry into the top of the frame is rather crude and seems to abrade the cables. I also switch the seat at the dealer, because the stock seat has a suede material that makes noise when you pedal.

I really enjoy this bike. The bike is meant for speed, but its also very comfortable. The all carbon construction very effectively damps out vibrations.

Similar Products Used:

Bought instead of a Cervelo P2C or P3C. I'm 200lbs and the TTX bottom bracket was rock solid compared to the Cervelos.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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