Trek Road and Pavement 2015: Spec, Prices, and Details for What’s New

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With Trek World US all wrapped up, we have a pretty good idea of what’s in store for 2015. Like many manufacturers, well will see bigger tires, more disc brakes, thru axles on a few road bikes, and renewed growth in the touring category which seems to blur the line between gravel and touring at this point. There are more kids’ bikes, more women’s bikes, and an expanded line of disc brake equipped Domanes.

Get the details, specs, and prices, next…

At the head of Trek’s renewed touring line is the 920 disc. Judging by the early rendering and some of the specifications floating around the internet, it’s possible that this bike was originally going to include a 105 11 speed drivetrain, but instead goes with a SRAM X5/X7/500 TT bar end combination. In addition to allowing for the use of the X7 Type 2 clutched rear derailleur, it also allows the bike to run TRP Hylex hydraulic disc brakes. The aluminum frame and fork are rack and fender compatible and use thru axles front and rear with 15mm front, and 142×12 rear. 920s will be equipped with Bontrager XR1 29×2.0 mountain bike tires making its off road intentions clear. Complete bikes will have an advertised retail of $2,089.99.

Frameset
Frame 100 Series Alpha Aluminum, DuoTrap S compatible, rack and fender mounts
Fork Alloy Adventure, disc
Wheels
Wheels Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready, 15mm front hub, 142×12 rear
Tires Bontrager XR1, 29×2.0
Drivetrain
Shifters SRAM 500 TT, bar end control, 10 speed
Front derailleur SRAM X5
Rear derailleur SRAM X7, Type 2
Crank SRAM S1000 10-speed, 42/28T
Cassette SRAM PG-1030, 11-36, 10 speed
Components
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
Handlebar Bontrager Race, VR-C, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Blendr Elite, w/computer & light mounts, 31.8mm, 7 degree
Grips Bontrager gel cork tape
Headset VP, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
Brakeset TRP HYLEX, hydraulic road disc brake, 160mm rotor

Trek 720 disc 2015

Designed as a lightweight touring rig, the 720 disc features a unique dry bag system that mounts to the blades of the fork. Built to be more of a road touring bike than the 920, the 720 disc will include a frame designed for 700x28c tires. The 11 speed 105 equipped bike will retail for $1979.99.

Frameset
Frame 100 Series Alpha Aluminum, DuoTrap S compatible, rack and fender mounts, internal cable routing, inboard disc mounts
Fork Trek touring carbon disc
Wheels
Front Hub Bontrager alloy centerlock disc
Rear Hub Bontrager alloy centerlock disc
Rims Bontrager Approved Tubeless Ready disc
Tires Bontrager AW1 Hard-Case Lite, 700x28c
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano 105, 11 speed
Front derailleur Shimano 105, 5800 series
Rear derailleur Shimano 105, 5800 series
Crank Shimano RS500, 50/34T
Cassette Shimano 105, 11-32, 11 speed
Chain Shimano 105
Components
Saddle Bontrager Paradigm 1
Seatpost Bontrager Alloy, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 8mm offset
Handlebar Bontrager Race Lite IsoZone, VR-CF, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Blendr Elite, w/computer & light mounts, 31.8mm, 7 degree
Grips Bontrager gel cork tape
Headset Threaded, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
Brakeset TRP HY/RD cable/hydro disc brake, 160mm

Trek 520 disc

The trusty Trek 520 is still in the mix, but the frame is going disc. It will still feature a rack and fender ready butted Chromoly frame with a Shimano Trekking drivetrain with wide range 11-32 x 48/36/26 gearing. The disc version will sell for $1429.99, and there will be a non-disc model available as well for $1319.99 in Deep Evergreen.

Frameset
Frame Trek butted chromoly disc touring, rack & fender mounts
Fork Chromoly Touring Disc w/lowrider mounts
Wheels
Front Hub Shimano M475
Rear Hub Shimano M475
Rims Bontrager Tubeless Ready 36-hole
Tires Bontrager AW1 Hard-Case, 700x32c
Drivetrain
Front derailleur Shimano Deore LX
Rear derailleur Shimano Deore
Crank Shimano Trekking M590 48/36/26 w/chainguard
Cassette Shimano HG50, 11-32, 9 speed
Chain KMC X9
Pedals Nylon body w/alloy cage, toe-clip/strap
Components
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
Handlebar Bontrager Race, VR-C, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Blendr Elite, w/computer & light mounts, 31.8mm, 7 degree
Grips Bontrager gel cork tape
Headset Slimstak, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
Brakeset Hayes CX Expert mechanical disc brakes, 160mm rotors, Tektro alloy levers

Trek KRX kids road cx gravel bike

If junior is already showing signs of cycling domination, or you’re just looking for something light and versatile, the KRX might be the answer. The frame is built around 26″ wheels with cantilever brake and clearance for bigger tires. Ride road in the summer, cross in the fall, and train in the winter. Equipped with a Sora 9 speed drivetrain with STI levers, the KRX will set parents back $989.99.

Frameset
Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum, DuoTrap compatible
Fork Dialed road alloy
Wheels
Front Hub Formula alloy
Rear Hub Formula alloy
Rims 32-hole aluminum 26″
Tires Kenda Kontender 26×1.0″
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano Sora, 9 speed
Front derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear derailleur Shimano Sora
Crank Alloy, 48/34
Cassette Shimano HG50 12-27, 9 speed
Chain KMC X9
Pedals Nylon body w/ alloy cage
Components
Saddle Dialed 26″ size, padded
Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
Handlebar Bontrager SSR VR-S, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
Headset 1-1/8″ semi-cartridge bearings
Brakeset Shimano CX50 cantilever

Trek kids dual sport

For parents who care more about durability than training for their kid, Trek is offering the kids’ dual sport as well. The Dual Sport looks to perfectly blend trail and street performance with 26″ wheels and 1.6″ knobby tires, flat bars, and disc brakes. Thanks to the lack of STI shifters, the Kids’ Dual Sport is also a fair bit cheaper at $549 meaning this could be a great bike for juniors to check out cyclocross but on a bike that’s still great for the neighborhood.

Frameset
Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum
Fork Dialed 26″ alloy
Wheels
Front Hub Formula alloy
Rear Hub Formula alloy
Rims Bontrager AT-550 36-hole
Tires Bontrager LT3 26×1.60″
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano Altus EF51, 8 speed
Rear derailleur Shimano Tourney TX35
Crank Suntour XCT JR, 42/32/22
Bottom bracket Sealed cartridge
Cassette SRAM PG-730, 12-32, 7 speed
Chain KMC Z51
Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
Components
Saddle Dialed 26″ size, padded
Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
Handlebar Bontrager Low Riser, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
Grips Bontrager Satellite, ergonomic
Headset 1-1/8″ threadless
Brakeset Shimano HL280 mechanical disc, 160mm rotors

 

Trek 2015 domane disc 6.2

Trek introduced disc brakes to the Domane line earlier in the year with the top level 6.9 and the entry level 4.0, but with an early season release you knew more were on the way. Now Trek has filled out the options with the 6.2, 4.5, and 4.3 all available with the increased braking performance. Better still, all of the bikes include a 15mm thru axle and 142x12mm rear axle and tubeless ready rims.

The 6.2 disc uses the same 600 series OCLV as the 6.9 frame, and runs a full Shimano Ultegra 11 speed drivetrain with the RS685 hydraulic brakes for $5139.99.

Frameset
Frame 600 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, disc balanced post mount, 142×12 Closed Convert dropouts, vanishing fender mounts, E2, BB90, Ride Tuned seatmast, performance cable routing, 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap compatible
Fork Domane IsoSpeed full carbon disc, 15mm thru-axle, E2 asymmetric steerer
Wheels
Wheels Bontrager Affinity Comp Disc Tubeless Ready, 142×12 rear, 15mm front
Tires Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, 700x25c
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano RS685 hydraulic, 11 speed
Front derailleur Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
Rear derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Crank Shimano Ultegra, 50/34 (compact)
Bottom bracket BB90
Cassette Shimano Ultegra 11-28, 11 speed
Chain Shimano Ultegra
Components
Saddle Bontrager Paradigm RL, hollow titanium rails
Seatpost Bontrager Ride Tuned Carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset
Handlebar Bontrager Race Lite IsoZone, VR-CF, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Race X Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
Grips Bontrager gel cork tape
Headset Integrated, cartridge bearings, sealed, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
Brakeset Shimano RS685 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors

Trek Domane disc 4.5 2015

 

Dropping down to the 4.5 disc still gets you a mostly Ultegra drivetrain with RS 500 compact crank and RS685 hydraulic brakes, but the frame runs 400 series carbon. The savings on components and the frame result in a retail price of $3149.99.

Frameset
Frame 400 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, disc balanced post mount, 142×12 Closed Convert dropout, vanishing fender mounts, E2, BB90, 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap compatible
Fork Trek IsoSpeed carbon disc, E2, 15mm thru-axle
Wheels
Wheels Bontrager Affinity Comp Disc Tubeless Ready, 142×12 rear, 15mm front
Tires Bontrager R2 Hard-Case Lite, 700x25c
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano RS685 hydraulic, 11 speed
Front derailleur Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
Rear derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Crank Shimano RS500, 50/34 (compact)
Bottom bracket BB90
Cassette Shimano 105 11-32, 11 speed
Chain Shimano 105
Components
Saddle Bontrager Paradigm 3, chromoly rails
Seatpost Bontrager Carbon, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 8mm offset
Handlebar Bontrager Race Blade VR-C, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
Grips Bontrager gel cork tape
Headset Integrated, cartridge bearings, sealed, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
Brakeset Shimano RS685 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors

Trek domane disc 4.3 2015

The 4.3 disc uses the same 400 series frame as the 4.5, but drops the drivetrain down to 11 speed 105 with TRP Hy/Rd hydraulic brakes. The wheels are also a bit lower spec, but are still tubeless ready with Centerlock hubs. You can pick up a disc equipped 4.3 for $2629.99.

Frameset
Frame 400 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, disc balanced post mount, 142×12 Closed Convert dropout, vanishing fender mounts, E2, BB90, 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap compatible
Fork Trek IsoSpeed carbon disc, E2, 15mm thru-axle
Wheels
Front Hub Bontrager alloy centerlock disc 15mm
Rear Hub Bontrager alloy centerlock disc 142×12
Rims Bontrager Tubeless Ready disc
Tires Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, 700x25c
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano 105, 11 speed
Front derailleur Shimano 105, braze-on
Rear derailleur Shimano 105
Crank Shimano RS500, 50/34 (compact)
Bottom bracket BB90
Cassette Shimano 105 11-32, 11 speed
Chain Shimano 105
Components
Saddle Bontrager Paradigm 1
Seatpost Bontrager Carbon, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 8mm offset
Handlebar Bontrager Race Blade VR-C, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
Grips Bontrager gel cork tape
Headset Integrated, cartridge bearings, sealed, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
Brakeset TRP HY/RD cable/hydro disc, 160mm rotors

 

Trek Chelsea

 

Adding to their urban utility collection, Trek is introducing the Chelsea which will sit alongside the Steel District for men. The steel mixte frames will include a front fork mounted basket, fenders, and a 1×9 drivetrain. Available in yellow or cream, Chelseas will run $769.99.

Frameset
Frame Trek Custom Steel Mixtie w/inboard rear disc brake mounts, rack & fender mounts
Fork High-tensile steel
Wheels
Front Hub Formula DC20 alloy
Rear Hub Formula DC22 alloy
Rims 32-hole double-walled alloy
Tires Bontrager AW1 Hard-Case Lite, 700x32c
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano Acera M390, 9 speed
Rear derailleur Shimano Acera
Crank Forged alloy 3 piece, 45T
Bottom bracket Sealed cartridge
Cassette SRAM PG-950, 11-32, 9 speed
Chain KMC X9
Pedals VP city-style alloy
Components
Saddle Bontrager H1 WSD
Seatpost Bontrager Alloy, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 8mm offset
Handlebar Bontrager Urban, 31.8mm, 25mm rise
Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
Grips Custom District, lock-on
Headset 1-1/8″ Threadless
Brakeset Hayes CX Expert mechanical disc, 160mm rotors brakes, Tektro CL520 alloy levers

Comments

alex - 08/07/14 - 9:16am

29×2.1: Now THAT’S a gravel bike. Looks sweet.

zink - 08/07/14 - 9:34am

That 920 disc is awesome. I’m not sure if it is the ideal touring setup but it looks like lots of fun without the racks on.

Rich Lather - 08/07/14 - 9:35am

If only trek would realize that the Domane Disc, with a slightly longer wheel base, a little more tire clearance & a 71.5 deg HT would be the perfect gravel bike

Seven - 08/07/14 - 9:50am

Any info on spec changes of the other bike? I’m particularly interested in the Boone 5 disc, will it get the 5800 105 group?

AdventuresAnonymous - 08/07/14 - 10:18am

Nice Fargo wannabe… I love how the big brands cash in on what small brands introduced years ago and still have the cajones to claim innovation is at work.

not a hater - 08/07/14 - 10:31am

Yeah Salsa is just a little mom and pop bike company. Still making frames in the backyard. Have you heard of QBP? They both are pretty big. Why do I even read the comments?

Greg @ dsw - 08/07/14 - 10:54am

Nice Trek tourer. But way back in 2010, I wanted a fun 2.1″ tire gravel bike, but no one made one that fit my specs (700C x 2.1″ tires, shimano STI, suspension). So I built one using mostly off the shelf parts (and a few interesting tricks). Works perfectly it’s now my favorite ride. Pic here:
http://darkspeedworks.com/images/roadsmall.jpg

tirider - 08/07/14 - 11:03am

Yawn!! Agreed AdventuresAnonymous, Power to the brands that are innovative.

hikernks - 08/07/14 - 11:53am

Yes, QBP is a big brand/s. Here’s the difference between the Fargo and Trek’s bike. Salsa designed the Fargo from the ground up as a bike for the Tour Divide for a guy who was actually going to race it. 6 years later, it became such a good seller that Trek just copied the idea without having any of the feedback or inspiration for the design. The proof of that, for one, is the frame is aluminum. I can’t think of very many people who are going to ride that kind of distance on an aluminum frame. Good try Trek, but better luck next year.

I also think they’re copying Surly’s Disc Trucker, but the 520 has been around forever, and I’m sure it’s a natural progression, but Surly’s has been out for at least 2 years.

CXisfun - 08/07/14 - 12:03pm

Ha. Salsa. A small brand. Sure. Their parent company is by far the largest bicycle parts distributor in the country….

chris - 08/07/14 - 12:08pm

Anything new for 2015 Speed Concept?

Zach Overholt - 08/07/14 - 12:09pm

@Seven, doesn’t look like any changes for the Boone 5 Disc. Still listed as 105 10 speed with FSA Energy Crank.

KillBillVelo - 08/07/14 - 12:36pm

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KillBillVelo - 08/07/14 - 12:37pm

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steve - 08/07/14 - 2:13pm

Ride&Smile

steve - 08/07/14 - 2:17pm

Next ride TI fargo:)

Joe - 08/07/14 - 2:45pm

They finally must have seen a Salsa Fargo

Stamps Transou - 08/07/14 - 2:54pm

I swear the fanboy haters on here… you nerds aren’t any better than kids back in the day arguing about Nintendo vs. Sega. Just ride what ya like and have fun on two wheels.

John - 08/07/14 - 3:04pm

@Seven: And still no thru-axles on any of the disc brake Boone models. :-(

trash - 08/07/14 - 3:05pm

so how many of you are going to go ride your Fargos on Tour Divide this weekend?

Peter R - 08/07/14 - 3:05pm

While it may be a take on the Salsa Fargo, it does appear to have some noticeable differences. The original Gen1 Fargo (which I own) has a very tall headtube and is quite long, the newer Fargos are definitely more “mtn bikey”, shorter chainstays, suspension corrected, slightly shorter top tubes compared to the original. Just looking at the pics and not having any geometry info, this 920 looks to be laid out a bit different.
I like the idea of not being suspension corrected like my Gen1 Fargo. It’s got a killer spec with the brakes, barend shifters, etc. I’d like to see Sram do a friction mode like Shimano does for those “oh crap” days when you bend a hanger or something.
Aluminum has come a LONG ways from the old days, I’d bet based on some of the newer aluminum bikes out there today (like my wife’s CAAD10) that this will not ride nearly as harsh as some of you think.
I’d ride a 920 if I didn’t already have a Fargo, I personally wouldn’t ride the newer generation Fargo and would have gotten a Vaya instead based on the changes they did over the Gen1.

kkkonsta - 08/07/14 - 4:52pm

920 in steel and I’ll surly buy it immediately.

Chsad - 08/07/14 - 6:19pm

See guitarted.com. He has an interesting take on trek world….

Psi Squared - 08/07/14 - 6:58pm

Stamps Transou wins the comment section for today.

Dinger - 08/08/14 - 11:52am

The 920 looks awesome. I wonder if being made of aluminum and having thru-axles makes it ride better with heavier loads on it? No doubt the Fargo is a really cool bike but this looks different enough to me that I believe Trek was after a different rider.

KillBillVelo - 08/08/14 - 1:06pm

I’m with you Stamps Transou…

Name one other company that contributed close to $800,000 IN CASH to the IMBA.

(still waiting…) & Sorry for the earlier comments. Still think some of these haters should lube themselves up with bacon grease and go ride the divide…

Simon the Viking - 08/13/14 - 9:55am

@Dinger: I’m wondering the same too ? Since Trek is already having a certain expertise for Steel touring with the 520 why don’t they keep steel and soup up the bike a bit to become a “Trek” Salsa Fargo or Co-motion Pangea/divide, both excellent steel off-ropad bike.

Cville Rider - 08/16/14 - 12:58pm

I got the Domane 4.3 a few weeks ago. Great on road and gravel. Very stable on gravel compared to my cross bike.

jeff - 08/17/14 - 2:31pm

Personally, I’m more of a small brand, boutique builder kind of guy, but the arguements in regards to one brand copying another is old, how much can you change a standard diamond frame to be original? while there are similarities between the few bikes mentioned, but if you look at most other rigid frames, they’ll pretty similar, especially in the road, gravel, cross and touring segments.
I like Treks new bikes, probably wouldnt own one, but thats beside the point.

TwoWheeledExplorer - 09/09/14 - 9:11pm

Evidently Trek is not real committed to their “renewed touring line” or “adventure” models yet. The 920 and 720 are not on the website (although the venerable 520′s disc brake version is there) nor are they in the catalog. The dealer catalog shows an artist’s rendering of the 920, not a photo. Very disappointing. Makes one want to look seriously at the new Specialized AWOL for 600 clams less than the announced 920 price.

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