Trek has expanded its adventure line with the introduction of the brand-new 1120 – the ultimate touring machine.
Bikepacking and adventure touring are becoming huge here in the UK and Trek have introduced a bike that will fit the market perfectly. The 1120 is built around 29″ mid-fat tyres and specially-designed racks, its mountain-ready spec and off-road capability make it ready for an all-terrain bikepacking adventure.
The 1120’s Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame and carbon fork are modelled on the hugely popular Stache mountain bike, with slight adjustments to the geometry to ensure a stable ride when the bike is fully-laden. Wide 29+ rims support the 3″ Bontrager tubeless-ready tyres and Shimano’s new SLX drivetrain provides an ultra-wide 11-46T gear range, allowing riders to tackle steep climbs while carrying a full load. 1120’s trail-ready spec package is rounded out with Bontrager’s Drop Line dropper post and a swept-back Crivitz handlebar that provides a more natural wrist angle for extra comfort on long overland rides.
1120 features low touring mounts, and its proprietary rear rack and included bag system allows riders to carry a pair of standard dry bags (8L recommended) low to the ground for optimal handling. The rear rack also allows items like tents or sleeping mats to be secured on top. 1120’s proprietary front rack maximises usable space between the handlebar and top of the wheel, allowing riders to pack lots of essentials within easy reach. Additionally, triple mounts on each fork leg accept virtually any bolt-on carry solution. Both racks can be removed with four screws, making removal an easy 5-minute job. The 1120 frame also has conventional rack mounts so that a full-size rack and panniers can be easily installed if the day’s adventure calls for extra storage.
The 1120 will be available in the UK in the new year and will retail at £2,399. It will be available in 15.5″, 17.5″, 19.5″ and 21.5″ sizes. Let the adventure planning commence.