Friday, April 30, 2010

Trek Soho

I was recently at a Trek test-drive event and let me tell you, people love Trek bikes. Unfortunately, there were no Treks that fit the Bikes For The Rest Of Us bill to ride that day. I did spot a very fine-looking Soho in person. All the bits that make the Soho a great commuter are there... internal hub gears, roller brakes, fenders, etc. It has a belt drive instead of a chain as well. Keep in mind that the stem on this bike is of the threadless (non-quill) variety; you can't raise the stem once it's cut, so make sure the bike fits.

The components of the Soho are top notch, but unfortunately the price up there... over $1100. I wish more of these great features trickled down to other bikes in the Trek lineup. I'm not expecting a Gates Drive on every bike, mind you; yet some fenders, roller brakes and chain guards would be nice on some of the mid-priced bikes.



Tom said...

Some interesting feedback on the Soho regarding cable routing and removal of the rear wheel. See first review:

m e l i g r o s a said...

when i first came across the soho a few years ago, the first thing that caught my attention was its coffee mug. i liked that.