With a lower bottom bracket than Trek's Boone cross bikes, and a relatively long and low position, this is a stable handling bike that's comfortable for longer rides.
Hydraulic disc brakes, fatter tyres, plus rack and mudguard mounts make this the perfect year round commuter bike, and ideal in winter conditions.
As always with Trek, their huge buying power means that you're getting a very high spec for your money.
Ride it in stripped-down mode for shorter gravel and bridleway blasts, then add on racks, mudguards and bags as required for "bikepacking" adventures or the daily commute. Hidden mudguard mounts keep everything looking neat and sleek.
The clever "Stranglehold" rear dropouts allow it to easily be run singlespeed - or simply to adjust the wheelbase. Go longer for additional stability, or shorter for nippier handling; the choice is yours and it's a doddle to adjust.
These entry-level AL models feature an aluminium frame, with carbon forks (and an alloy steerer). With the larger volume tyres this provides a very acceptable compromise between comfort and light weight.
If you want to take things further, faster, and lighter then step up to the SL series bikes, which have carbon fibre framesets and add Trek's IsoSpeed decoupler for extra comfort.
Frame: 300 Series Alpha Aluminium, tapered head tube, BB86.5, flat-mount disc brakes, Stranglehold dropouts, 12 mm thru axle, Control Freak, internal control routing, 3S chain keeper
Fork: Checkpoint carbon disc, alloy tapered steerer, flat-mount disc brakes, rack mounts, hidden mudguard mounts, 12 mm thru axle
Front Hub: Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, 12
mm alloy axle, CenterLock
Rear Hub: Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, 12 mm alloy axle, CenterLock
Rims: Bontrager Tubeless Ready
Tyres: Schwalbe G-One Allround, aramid bead, 700x35 c
Shifters: Shimano RS505, 11-speed
Front derailleur: Shimano 105, braze-on
Rear derailleur: Shimano 105
Crankset: Shimano 105, 50/34 (compact)
Bottom bracket: Shimano press-fit
Cassette: Shimano HG800, 11-34, 11-speed
Chain: Shimano HG600, 11-speed
Saddle: Bontrager Ajna Comp, chromoly rails -
or whatever is required for the perfect fit.
Seatpost: Bontrager Approved, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset - or whatever is required for the perfect fit.
Handlebar: Bontrager RL IsoZone VR-CF, 31.8 mm - or whatever is required for the perfect fit.
Stem: Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts - or whatever is required for the perfect fit.
Bar Tape: Bontrager tape
Headset: Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
Brakeset: Shimano RS505 flat mount hydraulic disc