Trek Shift 2

2016
 
5.0 stars
 (6 Reviews)
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Description

Trek's Shift 2 lets you enjoy scenic streets and fun trails in luxurious comfort. It's perfect if you're an experienced rider looking for a nice new ride and if you're just getting back into cycling. It has a nimble, easy and stable ride with a relaxed seating position and an adjustable stem for a nice upright posture and a great view ahead. You'll also love the shock-absorbing suspension fork and seatpost, and the comfort seat that all soak up the bumps for a velvety-smooth ride. Plus, the Shift's lightweight aluminum wheels with fine Bontrager tires, smooth-shifting Shimano/SRAM drivetrain and reliable Tektro brakes guarantee easy and fun rides every time you hit the road.

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(6 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (6)
  • Versatile  (4)
  • Comfortable  (3)
  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Stylish  (3)
  • A joy to ride 

Cons

  • Could use braze-ons 
  • For A rack 
  • None so far 

Best Uses

  • Comfort  (2)
  • Exercise  (2)
  • Road Biking  (2)
  • Anywhere 
  • City riding 
  • Enjoying outdoors 

 
5.0
Aug 23, 2016

I love my bike!

Pros:
Breathability, A Joy To Ride, Comfortable, Great Exercise, Durable, Stylish
Cons:
Best Uses:
Enjoying Outdoors, Exercise, Comfort, Toning
I was considering buying a new bike and a friend suggested I purchase a WSD. I knew Trek's were great bikes so I started looking at the Shift & Verve bikes. It took about a year (procrastinator) but I decided on the Shift.---Why did I wait so long, that's right ....procrastinating. ---Anyway, I love, love, love my bike! It's such a joy to ride, I ride almost daily, not only for the health benefits but the sheer fun of it! I selected Shift over the Verve because of the wider wheels which I find provide a little more stability on gravel trails. This has to be one of the best purchases that I've made in a long time. If you're contemplating a purchase I highly recommend the Shift 2! Enjoy the ride!!
by Shift Biker from Lacey, WA

 
5.0
Feb 25, 2016

I would by this product again and again

Pros:
Stylish, Looks Comfortable, Durable, Lightweight, Comfortable
Cons:
For A Rack, Could Use Braze-ons
Best Uses:
Comfort, Trail And Road
the front fork could use braze-ons for a Tubus rack
by steve from Sumterville FL

 
5.0
Nov 01, 2014

Fabulous Multi-purpose Bike

Pros:
Comfortable, Versatile, Durable, fun, High tech
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Trail, City Riding, Anywhere
Great for casual city riding, trails or long distance. Shock absorber on fork and seat handle bumps well. 21 speed shifter is smooth and easy to operate. The LBS was very professional and friendly. Installed water bottle, LED lights, pouch bag, lock bracket and odometer. Even installed a high-tech bike rack for car travel. Highly recommend!
by wisedrdave from Charleston, SC

 
5.0
Nov 19, 2013

A senior's delight!

Pros:
Versatile, Comfortable saddle, Comfortable Ride, Durable, Good value
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Commuting/City, Road Biking
I am 67 and pretty well out of shape. Bought this bike from our local bike shop after much consideration. I intend using the bike on a daily basis and slowly building up my stamina so's I can pedal down to our local village which is an approximate 12 km. trip. All this in preparation for a cross-country trip on my 70th birthday! Wishful thinking perhaps? Anyways, I love the way this bike handles and the gears are a cinch to use. Also, feel much more secure at faster speeds with the wider set of wheels, very responsive brakes and easy handling. A pleasure to ride.
by Beau from Qualicum Beach, CA

 
5.0
Jul 28, 2013

Love the bike

Pros:
Versatile, Lightweight, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Biking
My LBS is a Great place to get a bike and advice. Love the service.
by Bob from South Burlington, VT.

 
5.0
Feb 25, 2013

"You get what you pay for"

Pros:
Lightweight, Durable, Versatile, Stylish
Cons:
None so far
Best Uses:
Exercise, Family Riding
I am 63 years old, retired, and out of shape. I loved to bike as a youngster. I have occasionally biked as an adult. I needed to start taking care of myself. I have no excuse for not doing so but myself. I looked into exercise machinery, but decided it was not for me. I have had them before and they became coat racks. I like to be outdoors. I started looking at purchasing a bike. I purchased the Trek Shift 2 after researching various bikes on the Internet. Yes, I could have bought a cheaper bike at the big box stores, but there is no comparison. The technology in bicycles today have long surpassed the days of my youth. It is mind boggling the choices you have. I am so happy that I took the time to stop by the local bike shop and get there advice. There expertise is invaluable. Good bikes are not cheap, but "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR."
by Old Biker from Lynchburg, VA

Specifications

Frame
Trek Alpha Gold aluminum
Fork
SR SunTour NEX, 50mm-travel
Rims/Wheels
Bontrager AT-550
Hubs
Formula aluminum
Tires
Bontrager H5, 26 x 2.0
Crankset
Shimano
Chainrings
48/38/28
Front Derailleur
Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X3
Rear Cogs
Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34
Shifters
SRAM 3.0 Comp Twist
Handlebars
Steel riser
Tape/Grips
Bontrager Satellite
Stem
Aluminum, adjustable
Brake Levers
Tektro adjustable reach
Brakes
Tektro linear-pull
Pedals
Wellgo nylon platform
Saddle
Bontrager Suburbia WSD w/supersoft padding
Seatpost
Aluminum suspension