Saturday, February 22, 2014

2014 Trek X-Caliber 5. Trickle Down Effect...

Frame> Alpha Gold Aluminum, w/integrated head tube, G2 Geometry
Fork> RST Blaze T, 100mm
Crankset> Shimano M171 42/34/24t
Cassette> Shimano HG 31, 11-34t, 8-speed
Derailleur's> Shimano Altus - front / Shimano Acera - rear
Hubs> Formula
Rims> Bontrager AT-650, doublewall\
Tires> Bontrager XR1, 29x2.22" - front / 29x2.0" - rear
Brakes> Tektro Novela, mechanical disc
Saddle> Bontrager Evoke 1
Price> Around $650.00
I had a chance to check out one of Trek's new X-Claiber 5s at Kirk's Bike Shop in Muncie, Indiana today.  The technological "trickle down effect" from yesterdays high end bicycles to today's entry level bicycles is truly a thing to behold. Especially for those of us on a budget. It's a great time in history to bike! 

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