|The Trek Lync has lights front and back. Photos courtesy of Trekbikes.com|
The 2015 Trek Lync 5 27-speed will go for about $1320; the Lync 3 9-speed will go for around $990. Trek calls the Lync a “dedicated, low-maintenance, tricked-out commuter bike.”
Let’s start by giving Trek some credit for finally producing an off-the-shelf bike with an integrated light system. These are not dynamo hub powered lights, but are instead powered by a lithium ion battery that is rechargeable by USB. It will be interesting to see the longevity of these batteries.
In any event, when Edwin did his comprehensive post “Lights for the Rest of Us,” Trek was one of the big guys that was noticeably absent from the bikes with lights market. So, welcome aboard Trek.
I have minor criticisms of the Lync model. First, why don’t they come with integrated racks, like the apparently discontinued Trek Belleville. And why can’t it be as stylish as the Belleville? And, as always, I’m not a fan of straight bars that only allow one hand position.
The bike media has greeted the Lync with enthusiasm, including this preview by the Bicycle Times.
Specs for the Lync 5: