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Trek 1200 Light-Tourer

This was my first geared road bike and I immediately fell in love with the speeds achieved on my first ride. In it's early years it was used around the city for commuting but now enjoys long country rides on beautiful summer days.

Trek 1200 - Alpha SL Aluminium / 60cm / 2006

Bontrager / Aheadset Slimstak

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Bontrager Select 52/42/30 / ISIS Drive

Shimano HG50 12-25 Cassette / Shimano CN-HG53 Chain

Shimano 105 Rear / Shimano Tiagra Front / Shimano Tiagra STI Shifters

Bontrager Sport / Bontrager Select

Bontrager Race Lux / FSA SL-K

Alloy Dual Pivot

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano Tiagra / Alex R450 / Vittoria Randonneur

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano Tiagra / Alex R450 / Vittoria Randonneur

Planet Bike Fenders / Trek Computer / Deda Carbon-look Handlebar Tape / Nashbar Rack

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Country Riding Setup
  2. Touring Setup
  3. Fit and Function
  4. SOLD

Current Stage Info:

It was time to sell and get a real light-touring bike. After owning an All-City Nature Boy for a while now and loving the how it rides, I'm intrigued by the Space Horse.

Added by m_sobie. Last updated about 9 years ago.

As of about 9 years ago, m_sobie has indicated that they no longer own this bike.



zippy2012 says:

Very top notch photos. The one on the dirt road made me dream. Nice bike.

Posted over 10 years ago


m_sobie says:

Thanks mate! I personally love seeing our bikes out on the road, trails, and beyond, photographed during the adventures they take us on. It always inspires me to get out and ride. Cheers!

Posted over 10 years ago


CaptainSlowdive says:

Great photo.

Posted over 10 years ago


mktng says:

the shots you manage to take of your bike are just top notch A+ . this bike is well put together!

Posted about 11 years ago


m_sobie says:

Thank you! I give most of the build credit to Trek though. I only ride this a handful of times in summer so I've really only upgraded the pedals, tires, and handlebar tape. Would eventually like to improve the groupset and wheelset.

Posted about 11 years ago


brembilla says:

I rode the ultegra version of this on a 67 mile ride awhile back. Terrific bike and pretty comfy imo for an aluminum road bike. Definitely something you'll want to keep in the long run!

Posted about 11 years ago


m_sobie says:

Oh I plan on keeping it. Eventually I'll upgrade components, but everything works perfectly fine as is. It actually feels better then my brother's 1500 with Ultegra!

Posted about 11 years ago