Posts Tagged ‘Stem’
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
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
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.
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.