Trek Speed Concept 7.0

2014
 
3.5 stars
 (4 Reviews)
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Description

Trek's Speed Concept 7.0 takes your speed to new highs and your PRs to new lows. Trek makes this happen with their full carbon frame featuring wind-cheating Kammtail frame shaping that makes you faster, even in cross winds. Up front, an equally aero, completely integrated carbon fork slices the air. Trek also tucks the brakes, wheel quick releases, cables and computer sensors out of the wind for even more free speed. Turning all your dedication into velocity are precision Shimano components with wide-range cranks and Dura-Ace shifters to keep you in your aero tuck. Plus, this road rocket boasts aero Bontrager wheels and a Bontrager Race aero bar with Race Lite clip-ons and stem. Get ready for some new highs, and lows!

Features & Info

Speed Concept aerodynamics

Three years in the making, Trek's Speed Concept takes revolutionary design paired with a groundbreaking aero shape to make the cleanest integration of brakes, cables, and electronics ever seen on a bicycle. It's the fastest way to the finish. (Click images to enlarge.)

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Cross winds greatly affect the aerodynamics of a bike. Most TT bikes have low drag when the wind is straight on, but in the real world, it's almost always a cross wind. The Speed Concept's Kammtail shape maintains its full aero benefits at any yaw angle. The result? Your bike is faster in any situation. Look Ma, no cables. You can look for the brake and shift cables, but you won’t see them—and neither will the wind. Cables contribute a massive amount of drag, and routing them internally through the bars and frame eliminates that drag and maximizes speed. The Speed Concept's rear brake is actually built into the fuselage. This innovative setup results in less drag and cleaner lines—a faster, sleeker, better solution.
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Even the quick-release skewers on the Speed Concept increase its speed. Trek integrates them into the shape of the bike for faster aerodynamics. Computer sensors create unwanted dirty air—but not if you build them seamlessly right into the frame. The Speed Concept is the first TT bike to integrate electronics into its aerodynamic shape. Out of sight, out of the wind. The minimal frontal surface area of the Speed Concept, combined with its svelte shape, makes the bike slice through the wind effortlessly, so more of the power you apply to the pedals translates directly into speed.

90mm-Wide Bottom Bracket

Trek's Speed Concept features a unique bottom bracket (image, top) that's 90mm wide (traditional ones are 68mm wide). This wide bottom bracket lets Trek build the frame with larger tubes for increased power transfer. Plus, the 90mm bottom bracket is machined so that the bearings can be placed directly into the frame (image) saving weight (due to fewer parts), ensuring additional pedaling efficiency and simplifying maintenance and repair.
Pedals sold separately

Consumer Reviews

 
3.5 stars

(4 reviews)

50% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles Well  (3)
  • Comfortable  (2)
  • Fast  (2)
  • Responsive  (2)
  • Lightweight 
  • Attractive Design 

Cons

  • Poor Components  (2)
  • Can't think of any 
  • Uncomfortable Seat 
  • Terrible noise from frame 

Best Uses

  • Serious Training  (2)
  • Racing  (2)
  • Exercising 
  • Triathlons 
  • Road Biking 

 
3.0
May 24, 2012

Not bad but very noisy

Pros:
Comfortable, Handles Well, Attractive Design
Cons:
Terrible noise from frame, Poor Components
Best Uses:
Road Biking
Great bike, but the noise coming from inside the frame is simply horrible. I can hear the noise even when I have my earplugs in and music on. Very dissappointing for an expensive bike
by Sam from Katy, Texas

 
5.0
Jul 24, 2011

Nothing short of spectacular

Pros:
Responsive, Handles Well, Fast, Lightweight
Cons:
Can't think of any
Best Uses:
Serious Training, Racing, Triathlons
I saw this bike a few weeks ago and liked the weight and the feel. I did a little research about it reading all reviews good and bad. After enough research was completed I decided go ahead and buy one. I only have one 20 mile ride since I bought it and the difference between this bike and my old bike was like night and day. It feels like it almost pedals itself. When I push a little harder an immediate result is felt. The balance feels good and the way the handlebars are set it's pretty easy to get into a rhythm. Gear changes are prefect and you barely feel the gears actually switching. I would honestly buy this bike again. This bike is freaking awesome! Thanks for a well made product.
by Tri-Pirate from Newport News, VA

 
1.0
May 30, 2011

Fast, when it's not in the shop...

Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
Problems from the factory with cables in lower bracket; seat adjustment screw stripped, from factory; bolts falling out on a regular basis. No, not happy at all with the Trek.
by Durning from Crofton, MD

 
4.0
Apr 22, 2011

Great bike but so so on the Apex

Pros:
Handles Well, Fast, Responsive, Comfortable
Cons:
Uncomfortable Seat, Poor Components
Best Uses:
Exercising, Serious Training, Racing
I use this for triathlons and really enjoy the ride. But i will be changing components asap; may be worth the upgrade to the next level.
by scooter from Louisville, KY

Specifications

Frame
Trek 500 Series OCLV Carbon w/E2 head tube
Fork
Bontrager Speed Concept KVF E2 carbon
Rims/Wheels
Bontrager
Hubs
Aluminum
Tires
Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, 700 x 23c
Crankset
Shimano
Chainrings
50/34
Front Derailleur
Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur
Shimano 105
Rear Cogs
Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-28
Shifters
Shimano Dura-Ace bar-end
Handlebars
Bontrager Race Bullhorn w/Race Lite clip-ons
Tape/Grips
Bontrager Gel cork
Stem
Bontrager Race Lite
Brake Levers
Bontrager Race Lite aero
Brakes
Bontrager Speed Concept integrated
Saddle
Vision AeroMax Tri
Seatpost
Bontrager Speed Concept Race Lite