But bragging rights only go so far? Well, I don’t think you got here by coincidence, so keep reading. The first component to take into consideration when looking at any bike, be it electric or not, is the frame. As promised, Trek features a 400 Series OCLV carbon frame that produces a bike, components and all, with a weight of 21.06 lb (9.55 kg). Sure, not the lightest carbon bike out there, but how far did you think that price tag would take you. To please your carbon-tooth, the fork, too, uses FX carbon. Internal cable routing, flat mount disc, and hidden fender mounts are standard.
The lack of suspension on the bike tells you one thing, it’s not meant to leave asphalt, ever. Maybe if you put some gravel tires on it, maybe. But a lack of suspension is something you want when riding tarmac. Why? Simple, no power is lost as you pedal; all of it is transferred to the rear wheel.
At the rear of the top tube, where the seat tube and seat stay also meet, a dampening system decouples the seat tube from the top tube, allowing it to flex just enough to eliminate some bumps and vibrations, keeping a rider fresh for longer. Ride harder, ride faster. Hmmm, maybe that could be Trek’s next motto. This team also produces a front Iso, but the component is reserved more for the top-shelf pieces.
The bike itself, is considered a fitness bike by the team, whatever that "fitness” bike means. Honestly, almost any bike can be a fitness bike, depending on your riding style. Heck, I know folks crazy enough to hit a slope with a cruiser, if they need to get their adrenaline kick.
Personally, I feel it’s a decent bike just right for someone looking to step up their workout routine. who knows, maybe this bike will give you a feel of what the biking world has to offer, and in four years, I’ll be writing a piece about how your triathlon career all started with an FX Sport 4. Might need to change those grips, though.