Archive for August, 2009
In the forums there has been some discussion about the grips on the original District not being as high quality as the rest of the components. It looks like Trek has heard our cries for a fix. I just got this in the email…
Beloved District Owners,
We heard from a few of you out there that the tape on your grip was coming a little loose. That sucks. We want you to enjoy riding your District as much as we enjoy designing them. If you’ve had issues with your District grips, send us a note at email@example.com. We’ll send you some new grips if you send us your name, address, email, and a picture of the offending grip. No spam, we totally pinkie swear. If you have any other feedback for the District team, that’s a great place to send it as well.
Your New BFF,
The District Team
The grips shown above were designed for the new family of District bikes and address the shortcomings of the old ones. I’m proud of Trek for stepping up and being so proactive in taking care of one of the biggest flaws in an otherwise amazing bike!
Here are some shots from Trek World 2010 of the District line of bikes. Think of it as a family photo….
Details are just rolling in, but it looks like the District line just got a whole lot bigger. It is now comprised of 4 different models, only two of which have belt drives. Here is the quick overview.
The District Carbon. Belt drive, OCLV Carbon, $3359.
1st District. Belt drive, with retro looks. This is really the true younger brother to the 2009 District. $1099.
2nd District. No belt drive here, although it looks like it will still have the split rear triangle. I think that this is the best looking of the bunch personally, and it would make an awesome fixed gear bike. $709.
3rd District. Again no belt drive, but still a really good looking bike. $709
Huge thanks to Jerrylikesbikes for the pictures!
Someone on the forums pointed me towards these amazing photo’s of the Trek District that were taken by Lucas Marshall Photography. They are hands down the sexiest photo’s I’ve seen of the District yet. I’ll let the photo’s do the speaking….
More after the jump…
Here’s another great commuter District in Boston Mass. It’s sporting some nice Brooks extra’s and a BOA stem. Here’s what Abbi had to say about her new bike.
I just got my hands on a District of my own. Its beautiful and perfect for my commuting needs (fast and low maintenance). And for all of the critics on other websites, no it does not need to come stock with fenders. So ugly, and pointless if you change when you get to work. If you don’t get a Soho or add fenders! The dropout is actually quite interesting, with the wheel removable while the dropout stays adjusted to the correct position. It looks very easy to change a flat, but I have not had to try yet. According to one Trek employee, developing the dropouts, not the Gates drive were probably what caused the delayed release of the bike. He was in sales though, so that was mostly a guess on his part.
While this is getting to be old news now, I wanted to makes sure I posted up a picture of Sean’s sweet collection in Leamington Spa England. It’s been almost a month now since he got his bike. Above is a picture of it the day he got it. SInce then he has gotten a Brooks saddle and flipped his stem. Still to come are orange pedals and cables.
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