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Trek Soho Deluxe 2011 Hybrid Bike

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Customer questions and answers for Trek Soho Deluxe 2011 Hybrid Bike

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Trek Soho DLX 2011

It seems Trek have address the shortcomings of last years model with the addition of a front disc brake and carbon fork, however my question is about the Soho in general. With the bike being a belt drive, are parts easily obtained? My main worry with purchasing this bike is that replacement parts would be very hard to get hold of, doing a quick search online and also on your store I haven't found any retailers selling replacement belts, sprockets etc. Is this something to be concerned about? Also with it being belt drive should Trek or Gates decided to discontinue their products. Will it be hard to obtain parts therefore limiting the life of the bicycle? Your opinions/answers much appreciated. Thanks
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
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answer 1
Trek UK stock replacement belts, cogs, chainrings and the service tools required for our belt drive bikes. In Europe Gates also supply belts direct. http://www.g-boxx.com/e-carbondrive.html and you can find more information here: http://www.carbondrivesystems.com/

I think you will find more manufacturers are moving to belt drive systems as per the gates site information and other industries like motorcycle manufacturers use a similar product.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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TrekUK
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answer 2
The future is never certain, but I'd be surprised if parts weren't available in the long term - Trek are one of the largest bike companies in the world and they've been pushing the Gates drive for three years now.

Plus other manufacturers are taking up belt drive (Pashley TSR 2 etc.), and I'd imagine it'll be popular in Europe - it makes a lot of sense for the kind of hybrid bikes that are popular in Germany etc.

I'd imagine that so far few companies stock spare parts because the belt and sprockets last so long - there's no point in stocking something unusual that even people who would buy won't need for a year or so yet. Most shops would simply order one in as and when it was necessary.

Plus if the worst happens - unlikely I think - you could always fit a standard chain drive system.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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werkbund
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Trek Soho DLX 2012?

Is 2012 (black) version not in the program?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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answer 1
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/urban/product/review-trek-soho-deluxe-12-45827

2012 version
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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answer 2
I am afraid Trek are not producing this model for 2012 sorry.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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EvansCyclesCCAndyL
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Trek Soho - could a blackburn ex1 carrier be fitted to this bike?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
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Yes this should be able to fit the trek.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Trek Soho Deluxe 2011 mudguard and rack ?

Are the mudguards and the rack inlcuded in the price?

I guess the mudguard is as it is how is advertise in Trek site. I want to know if the rack comes with the bike
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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Yes the mudguards and the rack come with this Trek bike
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Will this work in the snow?

I understand that these belts are no good in the snow unless the rear sprocket has cutouts. Does this bike have those cutouts?

Also, what is the gear range?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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the gears on these bikes have cut outs yes
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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TrekUK
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What size do you recommned for 6ft 1 ins rider with 32ins inside leg. I come from a mountain bike background so want a good fit.

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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You require the 22" frame size.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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How easy is it to take out the rear wheel to repair a puncture?

- Are there other tools needed?
- Is it faster or slower than regular derailleur systems?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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You will need to loosen off two allen key bolts. The wheel will move forward and the belt will slacken. Undo the bolts on either side of the wheel and it drops straight out. Allen keys and a spanner. Only slightly slower the defference is negligible.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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EvansCyclesCCPatrickW
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Weight?

I know it is an annoying question but... Any idea on Trek Soho Deluxe's weight for the 20 inches size? Thanks!
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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This bike weighs roughly 28.81 lbs or 13.07 kgs
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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TrekUK
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What's the difference in sizes?

I'm a 5'10" male, which size of this bike would be most comfortable, 20 or 22 inches?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
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You would require a 20" frame size.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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I am a 5'8 female - what size bike would you recommend?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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I would advise the 17" for a rider of your height.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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