Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2012 Trek Navigator 2.0 "just right"

Frame> Alpha Silver Aluminum
Fork> SR Suntour NEX, 50mm
Crankset> Shimano M131, 48/38/28
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano Altus / (R) SRAM X3
Hubs> Alloy
Rims> Bontrager 550, doublewall, alloy
Tires> Bontrager H5, 26x2.0"
Brakes> Tektro, linear pull
Saddle> Bontrager Suburbia, w/adjustable suspension seat post
Price> around $450.00
The Trek Navigator series comes in three models. The  Navigator 1.0, the Navigator 2.0 and the Navigator 3.0. The 1.0 model sells for just over $400.00 and comes with a rigid front fork (no suspension) and 7 speed rear derailleur. The 1.0 also has a single chainring crank so it has a total of 7 speeds.
The 2.0 comes with a suspension fork along with a three chainring crank and a 7 speed rear derailleur giving you a total of 21 speeds.
Other than better rims found on the 3.0, it and the 2.0 are essentially the same bike. The differences would probably not be discernible to the average rider. Like myself. Definitely not worth the extra $200.00 in my opinion
So to make a long story short. The Navigator 2.0 is not too hard like the 1.0 and not too soft like the 3.0.
It's just right...
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