Trek Pilot 2.0 review

Trek Pilot 2.0
Cycling Weekly Verdict

So, the Pilot 2.0 is a great bike for medium-pace all-day riding, or a commuter who means business, or perhaps even better suited to somebody wanting their first taste of drop-bar cycling. But if we had the choice we would try to find another £150 and upgrade to the Pilot 2.1, which comes with 105 components, better wheels and on paper looks pretty near perfection for this kind of market. And, of course, if Trek's bikes are good enough for Lance, then they're probably good enough for us. (Come on, did you really think we'd get through a whole Trek review without mentioning him?)

Reasons to buy
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    Great Bontrager kit

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    Triple chainset

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    Comfy ride

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Spongy brakes

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When it comes to Trek's racing bikes they tend to be categorised by numbers. The 1 and 2 series are the entry-level aluminium-framed offerings, then you get into the carbon Madone 4, 5 and 6 models. So what are we doing testing something called a ‘Pilot'?

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