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Trek Steel District

Trek Steel District

2015

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4.0 stars
 (9 Reviews)
$769.99
$789.99
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2015 Trek Steel District

Forget the car, idling in traffic, high parking fees and soaring gas prices, Trek's Steel District can take you everywhere with ease and style! This urban flyer features a classic steel frame and lightweight aluminum road bike-sized wheels for easy maneuvering on tight city streets. The District's got a 9-speed drivetrain with plenty of gearing for the hills, powerful disc brakes, a comfy retro seat and grippy, puncture-resistant tires. Its utilitarian side comes out with a functional front basket and full fenders so a little rain doesn't dampen the party. Ride the District for fun, ride it for fitness, ride it to work. Just ride.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek custom steel
    Fork Trek high-tensile steel
    Rims/Wheels Formula
    Hubs Formula
    Tires Bontrager AW1 Hard-Case, 700 x 32c
    Crankset 3-piece aluminum
    Chainrings 45T
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs SRAM PG-950, 9-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano Acera
    Handlebars Bontrager Urban aluminum
    Tape/Grips Custom District lock-on
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite
    Brake Levers Tektro aluminum
    Brakes Hayes CX5 mechanical disc
    Pedals VP City-style
    Saddle Retro Urban saddle w/rivets
    Seatpost Bontrager

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    54cm 00768682420881 13620001014 13620001014
    56cm 00768682420904 13620002014 13620002014
    58cm 00768682420928 13620003014 13620003014
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    4.0 stars

    (based on 9 reviews)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Smooth ride  (2)
    • Stylish  (2)
    • Bike feels great 
    • Comfortable 
    • Comfortable riding 

    Cons

    • Crude finish 
    • Disc brakes 
    • Flaccid ride 
    • Narrow range 
    • Nothing else 

    Best Uses

    • Casual rides around town 
    • City riding 
    • Comfort 
    • Good for commuting 
    • Grocery getter 

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    4.0

    Total joy to ride, a few quirks

    By Eli

    from Austin

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Stylish
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Narrow Range

    Best Uses

    • Short Neighborhood Rides
    • Short Distance Commuting

    Comments:

    Every time I ride this bike, I smile. It's pure fun - feels like riding a bike felt in fifth grade. I use it primarily for neighborhood stuff - a quick ride to the store (2 miles), the mailboxes (1/2 mile), to ride with my kid to her elementary school (1 1/2 miles). It's ultra plush and totally silent. Downsides are the sloppiness in the assembly (I blame my LBS as much as Trek) - some bolts were loose, the brake needed to be adjusted and the grips haven't held up that well. But these are little nits - overall this thing is just pure fun.

    • Gift:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect bike

    By Duke

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Very Responsive Shifting
    • Smooth Ride
    • Packs Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Urban Commuter
      • Comfort
      • City Riding

      Comments:

      This bike has been the best thing ever to ride around the city in! I Am constantly getting comments on how beautiful it is. This has been great to cruise around the streets and run my everyday errands. It does not have a kickstand, but they can be found easily for less than ten dollars. The basket has proved to be very useful and is not flimsy.

      • Gift:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Well executed, nice design

      By orntwo

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me

      Pros

      • Disc breaks
      • Disc breaks
      • Disc breaks
      • Disc breaks
      • Disc breaks
      • Disc breaks
      • Disc breaks
      • Disc breaks
      • Lock Carrier
      • Lock Carrier
      • Lock Carrier
      • Lock Carrier
      • Lock Carrier
      • Lock Carrier
      • Lock Carrier
      • Lock Carrier
      • Front Basket
      • Front Basket
      • Front Basket
      • Front Basket
      • Front Basket
      • Front Basket
      • Front Basket
      • Front Basket
      • Pretty
      • Pretty
      • Pretty
      • Pretty
      • Pretty
      • Pretty
      • Pretty
      • Pretty

      Cons

      • Seat is hard
      • Seat is hard
      • Seat is hard
      • Seat is hard
      • Seat is hard
      • Seat is hard
      • Seat is hard
      • Seat is hard

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        It has been nearly 30 years since my last bike, I was really surprised how little had changed. Sure, there is carbon fiber, but base materials are not really design, they are tech. Design is where I think bikes haven't progressed much. I am shocked that so many bikes have floppy cables everywhere and gross plastic parts. Trek did a good job with this bike in its own paradigm, but why aren't the break cables engineered into the frame (is a small hole so expensive?), why are the shifting components made out of cheap plastic? It reminds me a lot of a GM vehicle, you can buy a $60k Suburban, but it will have the same cheap feel and plastic of a Caprice. This is where bike companies fail. This bike is great for the price and against the competition, it has at least one modern component, disc breaks and an elegant design (for the category). The only off note on the design is the brass touches on the seat, which are matched by nothing on the bike. Metals, leathers, colors should match, and they mostly do by bike standards here, it is just the standards should be higher. I love the bike, especially the color. By the way, cargo capacity on the basket is 5.25L of wine, made up of 1 box and 3 bottles.

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        Originally posted on Trek's website
         
        4.0

        Good, Not amazing

        By townie rider

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me

        Pros

        • Ride Quality
        • Ride Quality
        • Ride Quality
        • Ride Quality
        • Ride Quality
        • Ride Quality
        • Ride Quality
        • Ride Quality
        • Paint
        • Paint
        • Paint
        • Paint
        • Paint
        • Paint
        • Paint
        • Paint
        • Style
        • Style
        • Style
        • Style
        • Style
        • Style
        • Style
        • Style

        Cons

        • Disc Brakes
        • Disc Brakes
        • Disc Brakes
        • Disc Brakes
        • Disc Brakes
        • Disc Brakes
        • Disc Brakes
        • Disc Brakes

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          Super groovy bike. If only it came in a non- disc version it would be perfect. Disc brakes are good, but not needed for this bike and definitely make maintenance exponentially more difficult and more frequent.

          • Gift:
          • No
          Originally posted on Trek's website
           
          4.0

          I very nice bike!

          By Emily

          from Vinton, Iowa

          About Me

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Smooth ride
          • Good braking
          • Comfortable Riding
          • Well Made
          • Good shifting
          • Nice Finish

          Cons

          • There Is No Kick-stand
          • Seat is uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • riding around town

          Comments:

          This is my first Trek, and I was tempted to buy a road bike because they are so light. But I love how smooth this bike rides. I also love the basket with the U-Lock holder, and the bicycle is very well made. I have no issues with it!

          • Gift:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Bike!

          By Cashew

          from Dundas, Ontario

          About Me

          Pros

          • Rides Great
          • Rides Great
          • Rides Great
          • Rides Great
          • Rides Great
          • Rides Great
          • Rides Great
          • Rides Great
          • Looks Uh-mazing
          • Looks Uh-mazing
          • Looks Uh-mazing
          • Looks Uh-mazing
          • Looks Uh-mazing
          • Looks Uh-mazing
          • Looks Uh-mazing
          • Looks Uh-mazing
          • Steel Feels Awesome
          • Steel Feels Awesome
          • Steel Feels Awesome
          • Steel Feels Awesome
          • Steel Feels Awesome
          • Steel Feels Awesome
          • Steel Feels Awesome
          • Steel Feels Awesome
          • Bike Feels Great
          • Bike Feels Great
          • Bike Feels Great
          • Bike Feels Great
          • Bike Feels Great
          • Bike Feels Great
          • Bike Feels Great
          • Bike Feels Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Rides Around Town
            • Casual Rides Around Town
            • Casual Rides Around Town
            • Casual Rides Around Town
            • Casual Rides Around Town
            • Casual Rides Around Town
            • Casual Rides Around Town
            • Casual Rides Around Town

            Comments:

            The bike looks great and rides just as well. Not a huge fan of mechanical disc brakes so I just replaced them. Not really a problem, just a preference. Would have been nice to come with a rear rack, but it didn't take much to get my own and put it on.

            • Gift:
            • No
            Originally posted on Trek's website

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Vintage look meets Modern components

            By Gus

            from Northern California

            About Me

            Pros

            • Vintage feel
            • Vintage feel
            • Vintage feel
            • Vintage feel
            • Vintage feel
            • Vintage feel
            • Vintage feel
            • Vintage feel
            • Modern Components
            • Modern Components
            • Modern Components
            • Modern Components
            • Modern Components
            • Modern Components
            • Modern Components
            • Modern Components
            • -killer Looks
            • -killer Looks
            • -killer Looks
            • -killer Looks
            • -killer Looks
            • -killer Looks
            • -killer Looks
            • -killer Looks
            • -elegant Lines
            • -elegant Lines
            • -elegant Lines
            • -elegant Lines
            • -elegant Lines
            • -elegant Lines
            • -elegant Lines
            • -elegant Lines
            • -simplicity At Best
            • -simplicity At Best
            • -simplicity At Best
            • -simplicity At Best
            • -simplicity At Best
            • -simplicity At Best
            • -simplicity At Best
            • -simplicity At Best

            Cons

            • Nothing else
            • Nothing else
            • Nothing else
            • Nothing else
            • Nothing else
            • Nothing else
            • Nothing else
            • Nothing else
            • Saddle Needs More Cush
            • Saddle Needs More Cush
            • Saddle Needs More Cush
            • Saddle Needs More Cush
            • Saddle Needs More Cush
            • Saddle Needs More Cush
            • Saddle Needs More Cush
            • Saddle Needs More Cush

            Best Uses

            • Short commute
            • Short commute
            • Short commute
            • Short commute
            • Short commute
            • Short commute
            • Short commute
            • Short commute
            • Simple 9 Gears
            • Simple 9 Gears
            • Simple 9 Gears
            • Simple 9 Gears
            • Simple 9 Gears
            • Simple 9 Gears
            • Simple 9 Gears
            • Simple 9 Gears
            • Grocery getter
            • Grocery getter
            • Grocery getter
            • Grocery getter
            • Grocery getter
            • Grocery getter
            • Grocery getter
            • Grocery getter
            • Work Bag In Basket
            • Work Bag In Basket
            • Work Bag In Basket
            • Work Bag In Basket
            • Work Bag In Basket
            • Work Bag In Basket
            • Work Bag In Basket
            • Work Bag In Basket
            • Handy Rubber Straps On Ba
            • Handy Rubber Straps On Ba
            • Handy Rubber Straps On Ba
            • Handy Rubber Straps On Ba
            • Handy Rubber Straps On Ba
            • Handy Rubber Straps On Ba
            • Handy Rubber Straps On Ba
            • Handy Rubber Straps On Ba

            Comments:

            So... first of all I got this bike as a trade for my 2010 Trek Soho S (single speed) matte black. I paid an additional $300 to match the value of this brand new bike. I was hesitant at first due to the poor reviews all over the web but took the risk. I couldn't find one good review about this bike but that's about to change.... First of all, I am not a speed demon, I like to enjoy riding my bike in a slow steady pace with an upright posture enjoying the scenery around me on a daily basis on my way to work... I call this Mindful Biking... No need to rush or hurry on this thing because it glides very nicely, seamless gear shifting and even with the handle bar being a bit wide, I can turn a tight 90 degree angle on a side walk and not have to put my foot down on the ground. But if i need it to be nimble and fast, I can get it to go... then again, this is not my riding style. I commute about a mile to work with moderate hills. The best part about this bike is the beauty of just simply looking at it, I love the vintage look and enjoy the modern components this bike has to offer. Mind you, I am very picky with my bikes and have an eye for quality but don't want to pay top dollar for it. We are after all in this economy of saving our money and living simply... Let's just say, champagne taste with a beer budget! Lol About the finish, I read the previous review and was worried about the paint, but low and behold, the paint is as nice as it looks online, didn't see any imperfections or flaws in the frame. I ran my fingers on the paint finish and didn't feel any bumps or imperfections. This bike is pretty sleek and smooth. So this is my short review of this bike, there is really not much to say about it because it is pretty straightforward and the feature decription of this bike is true. If you enjoy the vintage look but don't want to mess with old components breaking on you, this is the bike for you. If you like to cruise at a moderate speed with a comfortable upright riding position, this bike is for you. Happy riding!!!

            • Gift:
            • No
            Originally posted on Trek's website
             
            1.0

            Beautiful bike but poor quality

            By Sevi

            from Michigan

            About Me

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments:

                  The bike is beautiful, but the quality is poor. First, the stem is not straight, nor is the handlebar. If you twist the handlebar one way it hits the top tube, but it clears it in the other direction. The handlebar has a couple of millimeters of misalignment, while the stem is not straight and is the major cause for the handlebars hitting the top tube on one direction but not the other. The paint has chips in it and you can see them under the clear coat. The water bottle cages are not aligned and one is tilted left while the other is pointing right, not centered. The fenders have paint run-on and chips as well. Overall, I'm really disappointed with this bike and Trek. Its not an expensive bike but not a cheap one either, and in either case the frame and parts should not be tweaked or mis-aligned and have paint issues that were just clear coated over instead of repainting it.

                  • Gift:
                  • No
                   
                  2.0

                  All-Around Sloppy

                  By Masher

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Ok Weight For Steel
                  • Ok Components For Price

                  Cons

                  • Poor braking
                  • Crude Finish
                  • Flaccid Ride

                  Best Uses

                    Comments:

                    This bike should have been perfect for me. First, I'm the opposite of a "weight weenie": I've always enjoyed mashing past jerseyed-out roadie wannabes on my trike, old-steel Raleigh M80, and even a tandem towing kids. I also love retro/classic product updates that subtly incorporate modern manufacturing and performance features. Unfortunately, that's not what happened here; instead it seems like they slapped some leather and pearlcoat on a buck-fifty martbike to appeal to the most superficial, inexperienced buyer. I actually had a sub-$200 commuter that handled better than this Trek until the handlebar came loose (and about the same thereafter). The Steel District wobbled like a dying fish on a brief test ride up and down the straight, gentle, smoothly-paved hill next to the store - giving the lie to the cliché "it's like riding a bicycle". I love disc brakes for the hilly local streets and thought it would be great to get them on a relatively lightweight, inexpensive commuter, but these compared very unfavorably to the rim brakes I'd just tested on another bike. Whether you love or hate the styling is a matter of personal taste, but some of the unpainted hardware looks like the casting/forging sprues were Dremeled off in a hobbyist's garage.

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