Trek 1999 2300D Older Road Bike

DESCRIPTION

1999 Trek 2300D, road race & triathlon, Shimano Ultegra components, ICON Air Rail fork

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[Sep 02, 2017]
B Bain

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Frame and fork. I'm a 250 lb rider and it's now 2017 and this bike is still holding up.

Weakness:

Seems that I'm having to make headset adjustments constantly

I've done a few upgrades. Dura ace 7800 group. I love this bike. Great value obviously.

[Oct 18, 2001]
Jeff
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light. Feels fast. Stiff, but has a compliant ride. Eye catching.

Weakness:

Front Rolf Wheel spokes nippled won''t stay tight(see my review in the wheelset area on this site). You guessed it, the rattling STI shifter. This bike should have a threadless fork set up. It looks like Trek had some left over Shimano 600 threaded hedsets. Eye catching, kind of makes me look like a Fred.

I am a fast recreational rider. (Well as long as I stay out of the hills) Overall, this has been a great bike. Any 20lb bike that can repeatedly haul my 250lbs around has to be good.

Similar Products Used:

1994 - Trek 2300 1991 - Cannondale ST400

[Jan 26, 2001]
Anonymous
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stiff frame, light and durable. Strong true Rolf wheels never need to do anything to the wheels.

Weakness:

Lose the seat now. Had to swap origional stem (140mm) YEAH on the rattling levers, you must just deal! If I sit up and take my hands off the bars, the bike develops a wobble. After 2 years the rear gear shifter started to not return during the shift(I race the crap out of this bike in crits,...)a little lube and it felt great again.

This bike has taken a heck of a beating. I bought it to get endurance since i was racing mountain bikes. Now 90% of my racing and training is road. I'm 190lbs and can really get up out of the sattle for the sprint home and this bike feels great under me. It is very important to get the right setup. It took me a year. Now the bike is Very comfy. It is a great entry level bike. Components are not the lightest but will last long. Good buy for anyone

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[Jan 25, 1999]
Anonymous
racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

None

Weakness:

None

Had one of the original Trek 2300s forever. It finally gave in and Trek got tired of fixing it, so they sent me the '98 2300. You know, the one with the three carbon main tubes and the aluminum stays? Sure ya do. They painted it up really sweet. The geometry is a bit different from the original and the Icon airail (carbon) fork is great. Word to the wise: When you're considering buying that ultra cool, high-tech rig for beating on your pals in club rides or gracing the USCF (laugh, laugh) with your presence, consider the company from which your going to buy your bike. Trek takes a lot of hammering for being so big, but they most certainly stand behind their products. That is worth quite a lot to those of us unsponsored (out of our own pockets) riders. Anyway, the re-made 2300 is one schweet ride. The chainstays were ovalized at the bottom bracket to aid in stiffening the area and it works well. Great road geometry. Don't know that I'd use it to specialize in crits, but road races will be quite pleasant on this bad boy. Way to go Trek. That's quite a concept: excellent product - excellent customer service. Hmmm. 5 big tamales for you, Dudes.

Similar Products Used:

None

[Jun 10, 1999]
Anonymous
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

This bike is one clean mofo.... the alu frame is light and STIFF, but no jittery like a cann-u-bail... it makes climbing and sprinting really fun.....

Weakness:

if you have a soft ass or you just don't want to deal with road vibes, then this bike isnt for you... as far as alu road bikes go, it surely isnt the harshest ride, but its not as comfortable as steel by any means... cheesy head tube sticker (not a badge)

bottom line: ultegra rules, the rolf are DAMN strong... i stacked in a pothole, total endo @ 30mph: front wheel didn't even need to be touched up... best package for the $... this bike is a rocket

Similar Products Used:

lemond zurich- my fav in steel

[Jun 10, 1999]
Anonymous
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Price, weight, components, color, just has a cool and fast look to it.

Weakness:

None as of yet and I've only had this bike for 1.5 months

The bottom line is this. I had one heck of a time determining what road bike to get. I considered Specialized Allez, 94 Merlin, Klein. However after staring at the picture of the 2300 in the Trek catalog i decided, for the money, it would be a good choice. Not to mention it looks and handles like a red rocket. I've always owned aluminum bikes and am just sold on the fact that aluminum bikes just want to get up and go when you hammer. I don't really know how other frame materials handle (ride characteristics) but I am really pleased with my new purchase. I went from 10-15 mile training rides on an MTB with slicks to 30+ mile rides on my 2300. The other factor that swayed my decision was of course Trek and Lance Armstrong. Reading about what Lance went through and his ability to rebound was great and the fact that the town I'm from, Lemont, Illinois, there is a very famous cycling family from there (Christian VandeVelde and his father John). I don't know them personally, but what is cool is when I'm reading through Velonews or other mags I saw Lemont and Christian VandeVelde in a world wide publication. So far, no problems with my 2300, it's light, fast, looks cool, comfortable!!
A super stiff ride that just wants to go fast. Nothing better than sprinting down a good sized hill (Lemont Road) and keeping up with the cars, better yet are the looks on peoples faces when a human powered vehicle is keeping up with cars(40-50 mph).
Stiff, red, cool looking, rolf wheelset, light. I'm so glad I finally made the move and bought a road bike. To Trek, Lance Armstrong, USPS cycling team, Blazing Saddles, Bicycle Specialties, Marco Pantani, Mario Cippolini thanks for the motivation and video footage of cycling events that I would not normally see. I've been totally bitten by the bicycle bug and am looking to get a third bike (Specialized FSR M4 or Pro). Thanks for everything i see, feel, and experience on my road and mtb rides!!!!!!!!

Similar Products Used:

No road bikes. Test rode Specialized Allez M4, '94 Merlin, and Steelman.
Only other bike I own is cannondale hardtail-mtb

[Apr 22, 1999]
Anonymous
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Triple Butted Triangle

Weakness:

None

This is a really good road bike. Very fast and light. All the power from the legs is given to the wheels. For the price range I don't think you can get a better bike. Excellent bike, That's all i have to say.

Similar Products Used:

None

[Aug 19, 1999]
Anonymous
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

None

Weakness:

None

uuuuuuggggggghhhhhhhhhh!

Similar Products Used:

None

[Aug 10, 1999]
Anonymous
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Fast, light, great components, wheelset

Weakness:

none

I got this bike for a very good price. The color, wheelset and componentry made me pick the 2300. I could've got something not so high tech, but i thought of it this way, i don't need to upgrade anything in the future. The ultegra component kit and the rolf wheels are really nice and durable (unless you race and want dure-ace, or you are all show and no go)this is good enough for a lot of people. I'm all set for the future, no upgrading needed here. It rides like something costing twice as much.

Similar Products Used:

lemond zurich

[Feb 02, 2000]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This bike have a great performance, excelent weight, beautiful, the rolf vector comp cut the wind and give an excelent speed in road. In the race with hills this bike have a great performance and i have a good records.

Weakness:

None

Is the best buy for this price, the aluminium frame, rolf weels and ultegra kit have a nice performance in road. I don´t need any more. The ultegra components have a great performance and near to dura-ace for lowest price.

Similar Products Used:

Giant tcr, mosser with campagnolo super record model 93.

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