TREk 1500 - experience

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by asafd67, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. rek

    rek New Member

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    asafd, yes.. if I remember correctly, Trek's line up of frames is roughly as follows, from cheapest to most expensive:

    Alpha SL (1000 series frames/bikes)
    ZR9000 alloy (2000 series frames/bikes)
    OCLV120 (5000 series frames/bikes)
    OCLV110 (5900 Superlight frame)

    By the way, "Low-end" doesn't at all mean that it's a poor quality frame; it's just a simpler-to-manufacture design with less exotic materials, and won't be as light/stiff/etc. as their higher end product..

    e.g. the Alpha SL frames are made out of basic aluminium and machine-made in Taiwan, whereas the others are hand-made in the U.S. out of more exotic alloys or carbon fibre.
     


  2. asafd67

    asafd67 New Member

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    hi again!!
    thats all make sence!! your information is excellent!
    thank you very much
    ASAF
     
  3. Rominger

    Rominger New Member

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    If you still need help, go over the 1500. Probably best value for money spent for a beginner. Since you are in Israel, you get the full ultegra, which is a great addition to the al frame.

    And by now, the 2004 version is probably on sale, since the 2005 is going out any minute (I would stick with the 2004, although the 2005 frame apparently has a little advantage, and I fell in love with the color scheme)
     
  4. jon_stewart

    jon_stewart New Member

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    The UK Spec 2004 1500 has ultegra not tiagra - beware!
    See http://www.trekbike.co.uk/bikes/2004/road/performance/1500.php

    This may also apply to european or other areas.
     
  5. shurlockhomes

    shurlockhomes New Member

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    I bought a 2005 TREK 1500 in August and have been having a blast ever since. I have only a short time of experience with TREK, but feel it is a quality bike and the 1500 certainly fits into my budget. I also have a 2003 TREK 4900
     
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