Trek Boone 5 review

We've tested Trek's race-winning Boone cyclocross bike in its 105 spec variant. It uses Trek's IsoSpeed decoupler to help smooth out the ride on rough ground

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Boone 5 is well specced and its IsoSpeed decoupler is a definite boon. But its handling is a bit edgy and the Bontrager tyres are a bit lacking in grip.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    IsoSpeed decoupler works well to smooth bumps

  • +

    Tubeless-ready wheels and tyres

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Rather edgy handling

  • -

    Tyres not as grippy as some

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In his last few seasons before retiring from cyclocross racing, Sven Nys was riding Trek’s Boone and he’s taken the bike to the Telenet-Fidea Lions team where he’s now owner-manager. The Boone is available in a range of builds and we’ve tested the Shimano 105 variant. There’s also a cantilever braked version still available if you prefer rim brakes.

Buy now: Trek Boone 5 Disc 2017 Cyclocross Bike at Evans Cycles for £2,200

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