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1730 Mission St, Santa Cruz 831.423.9000 - 8035 Soquel Dr, Aptos 831.662.8100

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trek District

Trek District

2012

Product Rating
 
4.0 stars
 (6 Reviews)
$799.99
$1,159.99
56cm
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2012 Trek District

Forget the car, idling in traffic, high parking fees and soaring gas prices, let Trek's District get you there with ease and style! This urban flyer features a Trek aluminum frame and lightweight aluminum deep-dish 700c wheels for easy maneuvering on tight, crowded city streets. And the drivetrain is nothing short of revolutionary with a belt drive that means no chain, no chain lube, no grease stains and super-smooth, quiet pedaling. You also get a powerful set of dual-pivot brakes, grippy Bontrager tires, a supportive seat and nice platform pedals.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Gold Series aluminum
    Fork Trek aluminum
    Rims/Wheels Aluminum, aero
    Hubs Front: aluminum; Rear: Shimano
    Tires Bontrager Race All-Weather Hardcase, 700 x 28c
    Crankset Bontrager Nebula
    Chainrings Gates Carbon Drive 55T
    Chain Gates Carbon Drive Belt
    Rear Cogs Gates Carbon Drive 22T
    Handlebars Trek Urban aluminum
    Tape/Grips Custom District lock-on
    Stem Aluminum District
    Brake Levers Tektro aluminum
    Brakes Aluminum dual-pivot
    Pedals Wellgo Track
    Saddle Bontrager Affinity 1
    Seatpost Bontrager Nebula

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    56cm 00768682208427 13610002112 DIS237881442
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    4.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (6)
    • Durable  (2)
    • Great Components 
    • Looks weaker than it real 
    • Versatile 

    Cons

    • Don't really have any 
    • Poor Component Selection 
    • Poor Off-road Handling 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (5)
    • Looking Cool 
    • Extreme Sports 
    • No time your moving fast 
    • Pavement 

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    kind of a wimpy"..but don't b fooled

    By LeelowLee

    from Sacramento, California

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Looks weaker than it real
    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Don't really have any

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • No time your moving fast
    • Road Biking
    • Extreme Sports

    Comments:

    The smooth easy ride along the city streets,as long as you don't go directly thru any pot hole's or any other obstructions...a little heavy to get started at first but in no time your "rollin" like super smooth...and fast without any real effort...excellent i love it...

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    4.0

    Skeptic

    By CoolHand

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Great Components

    Cons

    • Poor Off-road Handling

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments:

    I followed the belt drive from the minute I heard about the District - and, since I've worked on motorcycles since I was young, I knew this was a step in the right direction. No one will argue the drive is stronger, more durable, and lower in maintenance. So there's some massive selling points. The main complaint I always hear is "it slipped off", I've ridden mine through sleet, snow, craggy pavement and deep puddles with some serious go-power, and have yet to have a slip or a creak. No one wants to say, "I wasn't adjusted correctly," but sometimes, we can't blame our equipment. I ride MTB, commuter, and downhill MTB and this is one of my favorite bikes. Changing tubes can really be a pain, but I suggest making sure to have a Trek tech readjust it the first time you do so, and pay attention as they do! Nothing like hands on learning.

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    2.0

    The belt drive is overrated

    By Jimmy

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Looks nice
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Component Selection

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments:

    I bought the bike because it looked very cool and I am into new concepts for biking. I thought the belt drive seemed like a great idea but I was a little disappointed. First of all, like on any new bike the drive needed adjustments (which I was a little surprised bc I thought it was not supposed to give at all such as with motorcycle belts). On an incline with some moderate force it has popped off on me once which almost caused a bad wreck in traffic. Also, I was really hoping it would be whisper quiet but it creaks.. alot at times. And if you ride on rough roads and you get a flat, you can't quick change a tube, you need a wrench. The seat and grips are a little hard but I knew that when I bought it. One great thing about the belt drives, since it needs "no maintanence", is that it should be great for riding in winter, but I would never ride this type of bike in the winter so it seems a moot point. It is a very nice looking bike. It's light, and I like Treks in general. The workmanship is consistant but I think the bike is a little ahead of its time and needs some tweaks before you can consider it a primary bike (esp. for the price, IMO). I'm sure belts will become popular someday but not quiet yet. I'm keeping mine but still use my old bike as the primary and this one as a weekend rider.

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    2.0

    Careful with belt drives!

    By Tony

    from Crown Point, IN

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments:

      Hey everyone. Be careful with these belt drive bikes! I bought the olive green District with the belt drive and couldn't have made a bigger mistake. On the very first ride the belt popped off while I was coming through an intersection pedaling pretty hard. Needless to say, we all know what happens when your chain/belt pops off: You go flying. It was a very dangerous situation and luckily a lady in her car behind me hit her brakes. I was layed-out on the pavement in total awe of what happened. So I did some research on the Gates Carbon Drive belt system and Gates even says "powerful riders may cause the belt to slip." Gates claims that if the belt slips, the belt has likely been damaged and needs replacement. Not worth the danger or additional expense should you need to replace a belt after your warranty expires. For the 10 miles I rode before this happened to me, it was dead silent and smooth. I was impressed with the ride quality and mostly how smooth-rolling and quiet the bike was. As "cool" as the belt is, however, it's not worth it like I said before. Save a few hundred dollars and the potential injury and just go with the 2nd or 3rd District with the standard chain drive! Just my 2 cents. I wrote this review with the sole purpose of preventing anyone from going through the same hassle I did with this bike. Village Cycle was awesome and took the bike back and gave me credit towards another bike. I went with the 2.3 road bike and it has been an awesome machine!

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      5.0

      Just plain awesome!!!

      By Graham

      from Covington, LA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Great styling
      • Low maintainance
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement
        • Commuting
        • Looking Cool

        Comments:

        This Bike Rocks!!! I love the styling (so does anyone who sees it). It is a very fast single speed, and the belt drive system is almost maintenance free. It has a very good ride too, thanks to the Bontrager carbon fork.

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        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW!

        By John

        from Manhattan New York

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Stable Balance
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Street Riding
          • Commuting
          • Leisurely Rides

          Comments:

          AMAZING! I just got my TREK District a week ago and let me tell you...it is very light and easy to paddle, so far i put almost 100 miles already around New York and my Girlfriend wants one too. :)

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