Archive for February, 2010
I love my Trek District! I added the Shimano SPD road touring pedal, and I may upgrade the stem, handlebars, and seatpost. Overall the ride is very smooth, my last road bike was a Bianchi Allero, and so far the Trek District is way better. The gear ratio that Trek decided on is a good overall gear. Going uphills it is easy to stay in the saddle and climb. On the flats, it has been hard to out peddle the gear, or look for more speed. I am very surprised at how good overall this bike is!!! Jason Bike Town USA
I work at Sarasota cycle and fitness in Sarasota,Fl. When a couple of our employee’s returned from Trek world in the summer of 2008 the told me of this awesome bike they had seen called the District. I had been leaning towards a Soho until I saw this bike. I ordered mine in August of 2008, it arrive May 2009. This time only gave the boy’s in the shop more time to think of how we were to customize my bike. As I’m a huge Florida Gator fan, it was natural to turn this bike into a “Gator Bike”. Here is what we added to make this a one of a kind Gator District. The cable housing was changed to Blue Jagwire, the rear brake cable is teflon coated slick cable. The Chain ring bolts, bottle cage bolts and headset bolt are blue anodized from Purely Custom. The front wheel is button laced and front and rear wheels sport blue spoke nipples. The steer tube spacer is blue carbon fiber ingraved ” Go Gators” again from the good folks at Purely custom. The tires are Bontrager Race X lite AC 700×23 blue on one side only. I also removed the chain guard and added a Trek Angel bottle cage. Thanks to the boy’s at the shop Matt, LD, Jason and the biggest thanks to Dave!
Who say’s the District is only good in nice weather. Here is a short clip of one of our forum members out in the elements!
Here is another great Alfine swap onto a District. Amazing looks and a very practical daily ride! Here’s what Plinio has to say;
Hello, as I live in the moutains it was hard with the single speed of my District. So I decided to mount a Shimano Alfine 8-Gear System. Now it’s perfect. The best bike I ever had. Looks good, and the Alfine works smooth and silent, just great…
Here is a little video I did for another project. It has some cool footage of my Trek District in it. Take a look and let me know what you think.
I’m sure there are a few of these out there by now, but not many. If you have any of the new District models, by all means, take a picture, and then drop us a note! Here is one from Junior in California.
Hi, I’ve been keepin’ track of your blog for the passed month. I was ecstatic when I found it because I had been looking for more user photos of the District, but not too many people have them, most especially this white 3rd District. I went to about 6 different shops in early January 2010 and they all gave me a sale date of April 2010. I put my order in to Jax’s in Huntington Beach less than a week ago and was told at that time that Trek had bumped up the ship date to February for these bikes. I called today just for kicks and was told the bike was being pieced together. Without hesitation, except for a quick stop for a teriyaki bowl, I rolled out with my buddy to pick it up at the shop. Boy, was I in utter disbelief when I saw how pretty this thing is. I almost want to leave in a glass display case; it’s that beautiful. Upon paying for it, the salesman told me that mine is only the 3rd and last one available in all of California. So I lucked out with the size I ordered, too. I will say that one reservation I did have leading up to the purchase of the 3rd District was the gold accents on the wheels, seatpost, and stem. I was afraid the gold color would be too much akin to gold jewelry e.g. bling. It turns out that the gold accents are subdued in terms of luster and are more satin-y which is a plus for me because I didn’t want to stand out in a crowd with this gold. I’ve attached some a couple of pictures from inside my apartment only because it’s dark out. I’ll send some more in day light and provide a more more objective review. Thanks Jr.
Hi Three more mods to my district a Honey Brooks saddle i think i may trim the sides down,put a new stem on i think it looks a beter shape and some limeted edition orange and grey pro3 tyres only have one more mod then i will be happy
You are currently browsing the Trek District blog archives for February, 2010.