Trek 1120 Review| Custom Racks For Unbeaten Tracks

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First published in Issue 124 of Singletrack Magazine, this Trek 1120 was reviewed as part of our Long Haulers test of bikes with racks. For when you really want to carry everything and the kitchen sink. Words by Antony de Heveningham. Photos by James Vincent. Probably the closest thing the bicycle world has to a cult standard is the 29+ wheel. They’ve never really caught on outside a small audience, but the bikes they adorn have always enjoyed fierce loyalty. One such machine is Trek’s Stache, a 29+ hardtail that caused quite a stir when it was released back in 2015. It might not have torn up the rulebook, but it gave the pages a good crumpling and won the affections of riders who wanted to play one day and race the next. In case you didn’t notice the racks, they’re orange. Trek’s success with the Stache has given it the confidence to introduce more 29+ bikes into their line-up. The Trek 1120 fuses the Stache with one of Trek’s burly tourers, with a product that will either have you planning an adventure, or uttering a sigh of resignation and quickly flicking to the next article. Assuming you’re still here, let’s take a closer look. The Trek 1120 has an alloy frame, hydroformed in an angular ‘I can’t believe it’s not carbon’ style. Plugged into the head tube is a rigid carbon fork with an aluminium steerer and crown, and the front rack attaches to this via four M6 bolts....

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