Posts Tagged ‘Pedals’
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
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.
Another nicely modified District. Loving the Brooks saddle on this one. IMHO needs a stem flip though. Here’s what George has to say about it.
I just got my District on June 26th… I’ve been told it’s the first one in Calgary. Note the Brooks saddle and Shimano PD-A530 pedals that take it up a notch. I’m thinking of straight handlebars to give it some “edge”. It’s a great ride and has gotten a lot of attention already. Love it!
I put my order in for a District mid-August 2008. It finally arrived at the end of April this year. The bike was good as is but I was set on making it perfect for me from day one. First up was changing the stem and water bottle cage hardware – the orange didn’t do it for me on the stem bolts and since I didn’t install cages I wanted lower profile button head bolts there. I know, very minor details. Next, the stock bar was swapped for a Trek flat bar trimmed to 510mm. Since the headtube is so long on these bikes the stem is run with negative rise and the steerer tube trimmed 10mm shorter. A pair of big double sided platforms for Odyssey are a must for me. I like smaller brake levers so the stock ones had to go and some Dia Compe were installed. Oh yeah, I also added the Trek Time analog watch to the bar. That was all done before taking it home for the first time. Later, I realized I’m not a laid back seat tube and offset post kind of guy so I had a Thomson with zero offset installed to get my seat far enough over the BB. My most recent change is the crank and BB. I really wanted shorter crankarms than what came stock. Since a new set was needed I figured it would be a good time to get a 2 piece Shimano design with outboard bearing placement. The new set up is so much stiffer in addition to be being a better fit. Overall I am now super stoked on my bike. The only thing I can think of changing at this point is possibly going to a 20T rear cog.
This picture comes to us from Dave B in Newport Beach. I’m loving the orange pedals. Here’s what he has to say about it.
“I just got my district today and it’s really sweet. Even better than I expected. I got more pics, if you want them. Trek District comes to Newport Beach!”
It’s funny that Trek bills the District as a commuter bike. Although I intend on using mine as such (as soon as the get 54 cm’s in stock) it isn’t really set up for commuting, at least not yet. Dave from the UK shows us that the District really can be set up as a serious commuter bike. Here are his thoughts.
Just picked up my new Trek District. I was a little apprehensive of the gearing to start with, and thought the gearing might be a little on the low side.. but my fears have been mislaid. I like the idea of adding the narrow straight bar, the curved standard bar just doesn’t do it justice. I lowered the bar slightly by putting the spacers above, but think that turning the stem over is a better option after some play. I added a slim carrier for the rear (unfortunately need to spoil aesthetics with panniers from time to time), and Ultegra SPD pedals from my road bike. Flats just don’t cut it.
I got this review from Spokane the other day.
I just got my District yesterday and woke up early for a bike ride, this is my first skinny tire bike, and I haven’t ridden a bike in a long while. i put a set of spd pedals on and that was interesting for my frst real ride in a very long time. I love this bike though, so light and nimble, the gearing is a bit on the small side. I found myself out pedaling it, but after a short ride I found myself out of wind and needed to relax and just enjoy the ride. It’s so quiet, and nimble and climbing hills was easy. So far I’m impressed, no slippage of the belt at all, its toothed pretty deep I don’t see how it could slip unless you broke off several belt teeth.