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Trek Soho

Trek Soho

2011

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4.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
$599.99
$979.99
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2011 Trek Soho

Turn the bike lane into the fast lane with Trek's Soho. Big-city ready with its lightweight aluminum frame, the top tube even features a bumper to protect it against the street signs and bike racks that you'll be locking it to. Bontrager's 700c Satellite rims and reflective tires roll fast, while the bike's excellent handling makes it easy to dodge potholes and errant vehicles. And, say goodbye to chain marks on your calf, this urban speedster rolls with a chain guard. And, for everyday commuting, you've got 7 speeds thanks to Shimano's internally geared rear hub, a sweet comfy saddle and full fenders.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Black aluminum
    Fork Bontrager aluminum
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Satellite Nebula
    Hubs Front: Shimano IM70 disc; Rear: Shimano Inter-7
    Tires Bontrager H2 Plus reflective, 700 x 32c
    Crankset Bontrager Satellite Nebula
    Chainrings 44T
    Rear Cogs Shimano 19T
    Shifters Shimano Nexus 7 Revo
    Handlebars Trek Urban aluminum
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Plus
    Stem Soho aluminum
    Brake Levers Tektro
    Brakes Shimano roller brake
    Pedals Soho
    Saddle Bontrager H1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR
    Accessories & Extras Fenders, chain guard

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    17.5-inch 00745889923704 13640002111 SOH198732251
    20-inch 00745889923728 13640003111 SOH174763671
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    4.0 stars

    (based on 11 reviews)

    72%

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    Pros

    • Durable  (5)
    • Great Components  (3)
    • Lightweight  (3)
    • Comfortable  (2)
    • Good Components  (2)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (3)
    • Tires good not bombproof 
    • Replaced bars w bullhorns 
    • Uncomfortable Seating 
    • Internal hub makes noise 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (9)
    • Pavement  (4)
    • Street Riding  (2)
    • Leisurely Rides  (2)
    • General recreation road 

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    No Hassle winter bike

    By Milwaukee Ave.

    from Chicago

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Great Components
    • Durable
    • Nothing to get you dirty
    • Can wear light color pant
    • Nothing to rust
    • Handles Well Off-road

    Cons

    • Tires good not bombproof
    • Replaced bars w bullhorns

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Pavement

    Comments:

    Great commuting bike. Had it four winter months. No need to grease or oil. Just hose it off. Belt drive is clean, smooth and needs no maintenance. It is usually quite difficult to keep a chain and brakes in good shape when exposed to salt slush. The tires are way better than average stock tires, but I replaced them with Scwabe Marathons as both the back and the front got flats within 500 miles--and the back in particular is a pain to replace. Chainguard is the only part I've had trouble with--it is a little flimsey. This is the second bike I've had with roller brakes and Nexis hub. Probably best to get a pro to adjust and lubericate them occasionally even if you are a good home mechanic. If you do so, then they are super dependable. I got this in a very small size and used a long seat post. This gives a good aggressive geometry and keeps the weight quite reasonable.

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    4.0

    Commuting Machine

    By b177y

    from Salt Lake City

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Weather proof

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cruising
    • Pavement

    Comments:

    I purchased this bike specifically to commute 10 miles each way. I tried commuting before the Soho with a single speed road bike, a geared road bike, and my mt. bike with a separate set of wheels with road tires. The Soho is superior to all of these as it is purpose built for commuting. Biggest strengths: * Silent belt drive, internal hub, and internal drum brakes are impervious to the weather. Rain, light snow, and road muck do not affect the drivetrain or brakes. * The 8 speeds gives me the perfect gearing for my commute without having "too many" combinations. * More comfortable position than commuting on a road bike and more efficient than a mountain bike. Biggest weaknesses: * This is a heavy bike. It is not meant to race, it is made to commute comfortably, quickly, and with no component hassles. * When pushed hard (ie- standing to pedal), the hub makes noise. * Stock saddle and handlebars are not comfortable if you are an avid cyclist and ride other "high-performance" bikes. A quick swap to a regular (narrower) saddle and mt. bike handlebars resolves this. * Shifters work in reverse from common mt. bike shifters (index finger shift makes gear easier, thumb shift makes it taller). This takes getting used to, and during mt. bike season, I am constantly retraining my brain depending on which bike I am riding.

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    3.0

    Soho after a year

    By Dave

    from Madison, WI

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Nice looking
    • Stable
    • Comes in a 25" frame

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Internal hub makes noise
    • Poor quality paint

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments:

    Initially I would have said this was a great commuter bike. Now the internal hub makes more noise than my old chain bike with traditional shifters. I have had to take it in twice to oil the components. I am afraid they need more time to work out the kinks on this shifter. Otherwise, I like the shifting mechanism, particularly the ability to shift without peddling. It is nice to shift down after coming to a stop at a light. The paint job is poor. Already chipping off the fenders.

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    4.0

    '09 TREK SOHO- VERY GOOD COMMUTER

    By KENZO

    from PROVIDENCE, RI

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Handles well
    • Versatile
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • BRAKES ARE WIMPY
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Leisurely Rides
    • Commuting
    • Grocery Getter

    Comments:

    I USE IT TO COMMUTE TO WORK- 20 MILE RTRIP. I AM USED TO RELATIVELY LIGHT BIKES FOR FAST RIDING, SO IT DOES SEEM HEAVY. HOWEVER, THE GEARING IS WELL SPREAD FOR HILLS AND WHILE LOADED. MANY OTHERS HAVE COMMENTED ON THE BRAKES, AND I AGREE THAT THEY REQUIRE A MUCH FIRMER SQUEEZE THAN ANY BRAKE I HAVE EVER USED. HOWEVER, FOR COMMUTE RIDING AT 12-18 MPH, THE BRAKES WORK WELL ENOUGH, AND DID WORK IN ONE PANIC STOP FROM 20MPH. I USE IT WITH TOPEAK RACKS AND BAGS, AND IT IS STABLE AND HANDLES WELL UNDER LOAD. ALL IN ALL A VERY GOOD COMMUTER- WORTH THE MONEY. OH, BELT DRIVE DOES DEVELOP A CLICKING SOUND, BUT NOT ANNOYING. I HAVEN'T HAD THE SQUEAL ONE PERSON MENTIONED. THE BELT IS VERY VERY TIGHT! LBS SAYS THIS IS TO SPEC. I DO STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOUR PRACTICE REMOVING THE REAR WHEEL FOR FLATS IF YOU COMMUTE. IT IS POSSIBLE, BUT ALWAYS LEAVE ABOUT 15 EXTRA MINUTES IN THE EVENT YOU FLAT ON YOUR COMMUTE.

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    2.0

    rick

    By landsw

    from washington, dc

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        i commuter 20 miles a day and need a new commuter bike to replace my 35,000+ mile one that i've ridden into the ground.love the nexus alfine shifting, the cockpit, the roll, the smoothness of the belt...but the belt squeaks like an old wicker chair. twice in the shop and they can't seem to fix it. it's loud and annoying. and i'm deaf in one ear and don't hear all that well in the other. it's again in the shop with instructions to not call me until it's fixed. friend of mine has one and he commutes 12 miles a day and it's squeaking as well. the gates site says how to fix but so far no luck.[$]. this needs fixed or what's the point of having a smooth "silent" ride?

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        5.0

        The Ultimate Commuter

        By Ross

        from Scotland,United Kingdom

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Great Components

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments:

          Bought this bike to replace an exiting commuting bike and just love it.Been cycling for 55 years including racing and triathlon. Was one of the first to own Trek Carbon 5200....a bike which although 16 years old still looks good. Take the Soho on the train for part of my commute,so great having no oil about. Innovative,understated and smart.

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          4.0

          Trek Soho Carbon Drive

          By Frankierays

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Smooth shifting
          • Smooth Drive Train

          Cons

          • Brake chatter

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Commuting

          Comments:

          After extensive research I decided to go with the 2009 Soho. This is my first Trek. I've been commuting (approximately 15 miles per day) with it for about two months and feel I made a good choice. On the test ride (before purchase) I feel in love with the super smooth drive train and the silky smooth shifting, but noticed a very slight chatter of the cooling disc's of the drum brakes. I was told by the rep this was normal and I decided the maintenance free set up was enough for me to warm up to the sound. After two weeks I became accustomed to it and now don't notice it at all. I replaced the rather straight handlebar with a Nitto Albatross which provides a more relaxed position which suits my 54 year old body better. I installed a Tubus Vega rear rack which holds my Ortlieb panniers. This is the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden and the gray color and muted decals are perfect for "blending in" and slipping under the radar of most thieves.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Was hoping for disc brakes

          By BikeRguy

          from Madison, WI

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Component Selection

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Commuting

          Comments:

          I thought that the previous model, the Soho 4 was a nearly perfect bike but as I had heard that they were introducing a newer model with a belt drive I decided to wait for the new model. The belt drive is a real bonus for bicycle commuters as it requires no maintenance, lasts longer than a chain and is really quiet. The huge letdown for me was the specification of roller brakes, where the previous year's model had disc brakes. This is a big deal for me so I'm investigating other Alfine-powered options like the no vara fusion and the breeze r finesse. For now I am keeping my money under my pillow and riding my 7 year old mountain bike beater.

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          5.0

          Excellent commuter/casual bike.

          By Shannon

          from Apple Valley, MN

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Smooth Ride
          • Stable Balance
          • Good Components
          • Stylish
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seating

          Best Uses

          • Leisurely Rides
          • Commuting
          • Street Riding
          • Light Trails

          Comments:

          Excellent for riding around the lakes and hauling a burley.

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          4.0

          satisfied so far

          By Joseph

          from Oakland CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Braking system excellent
          • Stylish
          • Long bar helps breathing
          • Smooth Ride
          • Stable Balance
          • Good Components

          Cons

          • Not very light

          Best Uses

          • Uneven Surfaces
          • Hills
          • Street Riding

          Comments:

          I ride this bike everyday going up the Oakland hills and so far it holds well. The long handle bar helps be breath and the braking system ; plus it us stylish. The shifting is better than the Shimano 105. But my question is: how would this bike would really look and feel like after I have beaten it one solid year driving on nothing but hills? I would be comparing it with my Cannondale and Bridgestone RB.

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