High performance. That's a phrase not normally used to describe a hybrid bicycle. The FX Sport Carbon 4 is definately a high performance machine!
The FX Sport Carbon 4 performs well for several reasons, starting with lightness. Trek uses their exclusive 400 Series OCLV carbon fiber throughout the frame of the FX Sport Carbon 4, helping to keep weight to a minimum for attacking challenging hills and inclines. But high performance can mean other things. The ride quality of a bicycle can help a rider perform at their best by smoothing out rough and choppy pavement. The IsoSpeed decoupler at the top of the seat tube allows the frame to soak up impacts large and small, keeping the rider fresher for longer rides. The ability of the bike to transfer the rider's power can make a big difference throughout any ride. The oversized press-fit BB86.5 bottom bracket ensures flex-free power delivery, helping the rider to keep up on fast-paced road rides. Razor-sharp handling is there, too, thanks to a tapered head tube, 12mm thru-axles and grippy Bontrager tires. Need fenders for a rainy commute? The FX Sport Carbon 4 has those as well. Internal cable routing keeps the bike looking clean and sleek.
The FX Sport Carbon 4 goes to the head of the class in functionality and ease of use. Shimano's new 11-speed GRX components are found throughout the bike, including the clutch-equipped derailleur, 40T alloy single-ring crankset and wide-range 11-42T cassette. These components are designed to work together right from the factory, boasting lightning-quick shifting and long service life. The flat-bar Shimano shifter require less hand strength than previous versions, making gear changes even more intuitive.
The FX Sport Carbon 4's tubeless-ready alloy Bontrager Disc wheels are wrapped with grippy 700x32c Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite tires, bringing a smooth feel and easy acceleration to every mile. Shimano's hydraulic disc brakes offer excellent lever feedback and predictable stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. A Bontrager H1 saddle provides a comfy perch atop an alloy Bontrager seatpost, while an accessory-ready alloy Elite Blendr stem makes a headlight or handlebar computer easy to install and use. The Satellite Plus IsoZone handlebar and Satellite IsoZone lock-on grips add a last line of defense from rough road chatter.
The Verza Speed 20 is built around a lightweight butted aluminum frame and carbon fiber fork, ensuring a light overall weight and a nimble feel on streets and bike paths. The Verza Speed 20's upright fit allows a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilites- to get comfortable and see the road ahead. Rack and water bottle cage mounts add to the Versa Speed 20's versatility.
10-speed Shimano Tiara shifters and derailleurs bring gear chages to your fingertips. An FSA Gossamer 50/34T alloy compact crankset and Shimano HG-500 11-34T cassette offer a wide gearing range for tackling challenging hills and day long adventures. Tubeless-ready alloy wheels and 700x35c Kenda Khan tires make for a smooth ride. Tektro hydraulic disc brakes deliver confident stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. A comfy Selle Royal Essenza Gel saddle completes this versatile performance machine.
The FX 4 Disc does lots of things well. If you need a bike for plenty of different rides, this might be your dream bike.
The bicycle industry used to hang its hat on only making bicycles lighter. The FX 4 Disc demonstrates that Trek makes bicycles lighter and better. The FX 4 Disc's frame and fork get the bike nice and light pretty easily. A shaped and hydroformed aluminum frame made with Trek's exclusive Alpha Gold series aluminum provides a light and strong platform for the FX 4 Disc. The bike's FX carbon fiber fork is light, strong and even soaks up fatiguing vibration better than any alloy fork. Rack and fender mounts add versatility, while internal cable routing keep the FX 4 looking sleek. Want to keep track of your rides with a smartphone app? There's an aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) that will communicate with it. Cool, huh? From commutes to day trips to rides to the grocery store, the FX 4 is more than ready.
Need your dream bike to be as tough as it is light? Shimano supplies an 11-speed Deore mountain bike shifter and clutch-equipped Deore off-road rear derailleur for lightning quick gear changes, even on rough surfaces. The 11-51T Shimano Deore cassette and 42T single ring crankset bring a huge gearing range to the FX 4. Bontrager's Affinity Disc wheels are tubeless-ready, and they're wrapped with 700x32c treaded Bontrager H2 Comp tires for a smooth feel and confident grip. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes deliver excellent stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. A comfy Bontrager H1 saddle is an excellent perch for hours of riding. Bontrager's Satellite Plus IsoZone handlebar and grips soak up fatiguing vibration, making every mile easier.
The "fitness bike" has been around a lot longer than you'd think. Not really a racer, but not a clumsy beach cruiser, either. Something that delivers what you want in a bike.
Liv's Thrive series takes the idea that a better-fitting fitness bike makes every mile more enjoyable, and the rider would be more inclined to ride further. Giant's own ALUXX-grade aluminum is used to build the frame, helping to keep weight down while keeping overall strength high. Internal cable routing, a hidden seatpost binder and flat-mount disc brakes gives the Thrive 2 a sleek look. Up front, an Advanced-Grade Composite carbon fiber fork does an excellent job of soaking up fatiguing vibration. Shifting duties are taken up by Shimano's 9-speed Sora road components. A set of Sora flat-bar shifters put the gear changing at your fingertips, while Sora derailleurs operate with lightning-quickness. An alloy FSA Omega 50/34T compact crankset and 11-34T Shimano cassette offers a huge gearing range, making challenging hills and ascents less intimidating. Yes, that's a 1-to-1 ratio for the easiest gear! Alloy GX Disc wheels are wrapped with Giant's S-R3 AC 700x32c smooth-tread tires, giving the Thrive 2 instant acceleration and confident handling. Hydraulic disc brakes boast impressive stopping power, even in wet and rainy conditions. A clever D-Fuse seatpost and Liv Sport saddle helps you forget about the quality (or lack thereof...) of the road surface. An alloy stem and handlebar completes the cockpit of this high-value runabout.
The Dual Sport 3 makes a strong case for a gravel/adventure machine that doesn't need drop handlebars. With components that read like a wish list and a versatile platform, who are we to argue?
The Dual Sport 3 is a bike for riders with plenty of high expectations. From commutes to work to day-long gravel "challenge" rides, the Dual Sport 3 can handle everything in between. The Alpha Gold aluminum frame is shaped for light weight as well as excellent torsional strength, offering excellent handling and power delivery, even on broken terrain. Rack, bottle and fender mounts make the Dual Sport 3 an excellent choice for grocery-getting or self-supported overnight trips in the wilderness. There's even an aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) for riders who ask for a bit more data from their rides. Up front, an adjustable SR Suntour NRX suspension fork features 63mm of travel. Cool, huh?
Rugged components give every rider confidence when tackling challenging terrain, and the Dual Sport 3 has plenty. Shimano's 10-speed Deore shifter and Deore Shadow+ rear derailleur brings long life and smooth operation for years and miles to come. An alloy 40T single-ring crankset and 11-46T cassette boasts a huge gearing range for challenging courses and heavy cargo loads. Shimano also supplies the hydraulic disc brakes, ensuring confident stopping power in a wide range of conditions from wet to dry. Tubeless-ready alloy Bontrager wheels and 700x40c Bontrager GR1 Expert tires are an excellent combination for pavement, gravel and "hardpan" surfaces. A Bontrager H1 saddle, alloy Bontrager seatpost, accessory-ready alloy Elite Blendr stem and alloy Bontrager Comp handlebar complete this rugged adventurer.