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    New 2018 Trek 1120 Looks Like A Winner For All-A-Round Riding

    I wish Trek would have built the new 1120 two years ago when I really wanted a Stache 5 full-hard, but couldn't find a 21.5" XL. Next they eliminated the full-hard Stache and put suspension forks on all of them, so my interest faded. Now for 2018 they have produced the Trek 1120 Adventure 29+ full-hard aluminum framed, carbon forked and fully racked off-road adventure touring bike. I think it's a winner!

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...colorCode=grey

    Appears to have a Press Fit (PF) bottom bracket though. Might not be suitable for BBS##'s, but freewheel crank electric applications may work. I like the raised right chain stay on the Stache and this bike. You can run a Gates Carbon Drive to a Rohloff or other IGH without having to mess with a frame break to get the belt on. People are already putting Jones Loop H-Bars on them for more upright comfort and multiple hand positions.

    IMHO this is serious competition with the Surly ECR for my next pedal (and possibly electric conversion) bike money.
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    Last edited by Rider; 01-01-2018, 07:31 AM.
    2018 Surly ECR 5spd IGH 29+: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...id-drive-build
    2013 Niner Jet 9: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...lectric-assist
    2016 Soma B-Side Belt Drive 3spd IGH: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...v-custom-build

    #2
    Originally posted by Rider View Post
    I wish Trek would have built the new 1120 two years ago when I really wanted a Stache 5 full-hard, but couldn't find a 21.5" XL. Next they eliminated the full-hard Stache and put suspension forks on all of them, so my interest faded. Now for 2018 they have produced the Trek 1120 Adventure 29+ full-hard aluminum framed, carbon forked and fully racked off-road adventure touring bike. I think it's a winner!

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...colorCode=grey

    Appears to have a Press Fit (PF) bottom bracket though. Might not be suitable for BBS##'s, but freewheel crank electric applications may work. I like the raised right chain stay on the Stache and this bike. You can run a Gates Carbon Drive to a Rohloff or other IGH without having to mess with a frame break to get the belt on. People are already putting Jones Loop H-Bars on them for more upright comfort and multiple hand positions.

    IMHO this is serious competition with the Surly ECR for my next pedal (and possibly electric conversion) bike money.
    So many bikes ....... So little time.

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    • max_volt
      max_volt commented
      Editing a comment
      What comes first- ebike budget or house note?

    #3
    I've learned to appreciate a well purpose built and well equipped pedal bike. If this was available years prior I might never have gone back to electric assist after my initial physical therapy eMTB recovery purchase. I initially made the huge jump in quality and price to a Santa Cruz Hightower after my first eMTB used to get myself back in shape, but it really didn't ascend nice enough for my ability level; down hill it was the bomb! This 29+ full-hard is just what I wanted at that time, but wasn't available. I'd like it better under $2K, but sometimes you have to pay up for a bike that doesn't need anything other than sweep handlebars to float my boat. Love my 2013 Niner Jet 9 full suspension XC bike, although it is a very different animal than this.

    You are right calfee20, "So many bikes ....... So little time."

    Max_volt, what bank note? It's paid for. A purchase like this is simply one months non-existent anymore house payment here in SoCal. Debt free under the sun is the only way to live. Debt free means life freedom!
    Last edited by Rider; 01-02-2018, 07:13 AM.
    2018 Surly ECR 5spd IGH 29+: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...id-drive-build
    2013 Niner Jet 9: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...lectric-assist
    2016 Soma B-Side Belt Drive 3spd IGH: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...v-custom-build

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      #4
      This bike has a PF92 bottom bracket. I know there are Press Fit adaptors out there for this B.B. that allows a BBS## to be mounted. A BBSHD 100mm would work, but the conversion kits for BBS02B motors are/were crazy expensive last time I looked. I’m not a fan of the BBSHD’s cadence and prefer everything about the BBS02B.

      Are there Bafang BBS02B 100mm motors out there now? If so, who sells them?
      2018 Surly ECR 5spd IGH 29+: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...id-drive-build
      2013 Niner Jet 9: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...lectric-assist
      2016 Soma B-Side Belt Drive 3spd IGH: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...v-custom-build

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        #5
        I just noticed right side chain stay. That may make it easier to fir larger deep offset sprockets.

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          #6
          I've noticed several bikes with sloped rear racks - is this being done to increase heel clearance?
          Intro: http://electricbike.com/forum/forum/...ntro#post17033
          First build, Priority Eight / BBSHD / Nexus IGH
          Second build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
          Third build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02 or BBSHD, Shimano Alfine 8 IGH

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            #7
            This bikes rear rack is designed for dry bags and when you purchase the Trek 1120 it comes with a strap system to attach the bags of your choice. Yes, rear pedaling heel clearance is designed into this setup (something many people don’t realize until they buy rear rack saddle bags and they hit their feet when pedaling) and the design gets the weight down lower over the rear axle area for better handling than up high under the seat. Great design for it’s intended purpose, bike camping.
            2018 Surly ECR 5spd IGH 29+: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...id-drive-build
            2013 Niner Jet 9: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...lectric-assist
            2016 Soma B-Side Belt Drive 3spd IGH: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...v-custom-build

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              #8
              Originally posted by calfee20 View Post
              I just noticed right side chain stay. That may make it easier to fir larger deep offset sprockets.
              The raised rear chain stay gives easy access chain removal without having to break the chain. In addition it can accept a belt drive Gates 39T carbon drive CDX front belt ring; a feature it shares with the Trek Stache playful short chain stay ripper hard tail. I believe it is only a matter of time before some manages to install a Rohloff 12mm thru-axle hub on the Trek 148mm stranglehold rear drops. A Rohloff and Gates Carbon Drive on this new offering from Trek would be sweet! Note: The Rohloff rear hub has a very wide chain line (IIRC about 54mm). That makes the EXPENSIVE Rohloff a natural for BBS## conversions.

              The negatives of this bike for conversions for me (100% Clyde) are the 28H spoke wheels and 299lb weigh limit. The curved down tube isn’t great for mid-drive conversion ground clearance either. But, if you are going to lace up a Rohloff you can go with 36H spoke wheels and all is good for us Clyde’s.
              2018 Surly ECR 5spd IGH 29+: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...id-drive-build
              2013 Niner Jet 9: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...lectric-assist
              2016 Soma B-Side Belt Drive 3spd IGH: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...v-custom-build

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                #9
                PS: I would love this bike for my “pedal only” ride for use in areas that don’t allow ebikes and riding with my pedal only friends. As I age, I no longer have the “need for speed” that full suspension bikes provide. The 27.5+/29+ tires, and a good saddle and seatpost is all I need for my style of riding. Plus the hard tail allows for superior climbing when there is no e-assist.

                This pedal bike in stock form (possibly with lower gearing and stronger wheelset) and the a BBS02 Surly ECR with Surly ET tires for all around use (cement, gravel, off-road site seeing or fishing adventures) are my current two stable desire. The nice thing about the ECR is Surly’s wonderful “Not-Boost” rear drops. They can take almost anything and the BB is 73mm for easy BBS02 conversion. If a Rohloff wheel build is ever going to be in my future, it will be their new 12mm thru-axle model that will work on either of these rides.
                2018 Surly ECR 5spd IGH 29+: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...id-drive-build
                2013 Niner Jet 9: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...lectric-assist
                2016 Soma B-Side Belt Drive 3spd IGH: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...v-custom-build

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                  #10
                  i want that rack. i cant find it anywhere for individual purchase!

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                  • calfee20
                    calfee20 commented
                    Editing a comment
                    You would think Trek would have new replacements for lost stolen or damaged parts.

                  #11
                  I'm told both racks can be ordered from Trek at about $110 each and the front carbon fork runs $400. Keep in mind that both racks are proprietary to Trek and this specific bike. You can't simply install them on any other bike or front fork. I have seen people mount the rear rack onto their Trek Stache's with makeshift methods though, and buy the front Trek 1120 carbon fork for their Stache's as well.
                  2018 Surly ECR 5spd IGH 29+: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...id-drive-build
                  2013 Niner Jet 9: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...lectric-assist
                  2016 Soma B-Side Belt Drive 3spd IGH: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...v-custom-build

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                    #12
                    Originally posted by Rider View Post
                    This bike has a PF92 bottom bracket. I know there are Press Fit adaptors out there for this B.B. that allows a BBS## to be mounted. A BBSHD 100mm would work, but the conversion kits for BBS02B motors are/were crazy expensive last time I looked. I’m not a fan of the BBSHD’s cadence and prefer everything about the BBS02B.

                    Are there Bafang BBS02B 100mm motors out there now? If so, who sells them?
                    Looks like 100mm BBS02 kits may also be available via Amazon:

                    https://www.amazon.com/BAFANG-MID-DR.../dp/B01N7IYQ0T

                    I'm not positive, but this vendor may be located in Las Vegas.

                    Regarding the high right-side chain stay, I wonder how big of a chain ring will clear it.
                    Intro: http://electricbike.com/forum/forum/...ntro#post17033
                    First build, Priority Eight / BBSHD / Nexus IGH
                    Second build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
                    Third build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02 or BBSHD, Shimano Alfine 8 IGH

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