The 2022 Trek Domane AL 2 Disc Road Bike is a lightweight aluminium road bike with a reliable Shimano drivetrain, full carbon fork and a wallet-friendly price tag.
The Domane AL 2 is the perfect gateway to comfortable road cycling. It's stable, light, easy to accessorise and fun to ride, all of which makes it the ideal choice for anyone looking for a great first experience with a real road bike.
The Shimano drivetrain has 16 speeds, with shifters that are integrated into the brake levers, so your hands never have to leave the bars. The wide range of gears makes it easier to ride terrain that varies in elevation. The lightweight Alpha Aluminium frame has mounts for a rack and mudguards making it great for commuting or adventures, a carbon fork these features are not typically available in road bikes at this price point.
The Domane is designed to have stable Endurance Geometry to deliver comfort and confidence. A unique IsoSpeed Carbon fork swoops forward toward the dropouts; this absorbs vibrations from the road so your arms won't fatigue as quickly. Trek Domane AL 2 Disc Road bike is built according to Treks performance heritage and backed by a lifetime warranty.
The value-minded rider testing the waters of road cycling, and want a drop-bar bike that's an upgrade in feel, speed and efficiency over a flat-bar hybrid or mountain bike. Domane AL 2 is an excellent choice if you're new to the road and want a quality road bike that you won't immediately outgrow.
Guide To Road Bike Gears
If you are buying a road bike one of the big differences between models will be which gears they use. Most manufacturers will make the same bike, using the same frame but putting different gears and wheels on it. So for instance you can buy a Trek Domane AL 2 Disc with Shimano Claris gearing for £975 or get the Trek Domane AL 4 Disc with Tiagra gearing for £1625. They are fundamentally the same bike. One comes with the Shimano Tiagra gears and the other comes with Shimano Claris gears.
In most cases, the bottom of the range gears and top of the range gears will basically work in the same way. The big differences are in the quality of material used and the weight. Top of the range gears will be lighter and smoother to use.
One thing to watch out for when comparing bikes is whether the full groupset is being used. If you are buying a bike that has Shimano 105 gears on it. Shimano makes 105 brakes, gear levers, front and rear derailleurs, cranks, chainrings and bottom brackets. So basically all of the running gear on the bike. Some bike manufacturers will fit the full groupset, others will fit Shimano 105 front and rear derailleurs but use their own brakes and cranks to save a few pounds. So if you are comparing bikes be sure to check how much of the groupset the bike actually uses.
Nothing beats the feeling of effortless speed you get on a road bike. There are lots of reasons to ride a road bike, from the simple joy of it, to racing, long distance challenges, or café rides with friends. Whatever you want to do there will be road bike out there for you.
Nearly all manufacturers have stopped making dedicated men’s and women’s bikes. They are now all unisex. What you will see is that on smaller bikes, brands will often fit a wider saddle (generally more female friendly). On larger bikes they will often fit a narrower one (generally more male friendly).
It is getting increasingly hard to buy new bikes with rim brakes as the industry has almost exclusively switched to discs. The reasons for this are pretty simple. Disc brakes are much, much, more powerful than old rim brake systems so you can stop a lot more easily and safely. Disc brakes also allow much bigger tyres to be fitted which is more comfortable. Older disc brake systems did often suffer from rubbing and squeaking. While this hasn’t been completely fixed yet it is much less common on modern bikes with hydraulic brakes. Mechanical disc brakes can still take a bit of fettling to get them right so go for hydraulic if you can.
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Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike and human performance and then make the fastest and most efficient bikes they can.
It doesn’t stop their attention and passion for cycling flows through everything they do. Since the 1990s, Trek has supported Places for Bikes. Places for Bikes is an advocacy organisation in the USA that gets more people on bikes more often! Places for Bikes ethos falls in line with the companies mission statement to:
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Frame 100 Series Alpha Aluminium, mudguard mounts, DuoTrap S-compatible, rim brake, 130x5 mm QR
Fork Domane carbon, straight alloy steerer, mudguard mounts, 5x100 mm QR
Front hub Formula TK-31 alloy, 5x100 mm QR
Rear hub Formula TK-32 alloy, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 5x130 mm QR
Rim Bontrager Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 17 mm width, Presta valve
Spokes 14 g stainless steel, black
Tyre Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 TPI, 700x32 c
Shifter Shimano Claris R2000, 8-speed
Front derailleur Shimano Claris R2000, 31.8 mm clamp
Rear derailleur Shimano Claris R2000, long cage, 34T max cog
Crank Shimano RS200, 50/34 (compact)
Size: 47 165mm length
Size: 50, 52, 54 170 mm length
Size: 56, 58, 60, 62 175 mm length
Bottom bracket Shimano UN30, 68 mm, threaded cartridge, 110 mm spindle
Cassette Shimano HG31, 11-32, 8-speed
Chain Shimano Sora HG71, 8-speed
Pedal Wellgo nylon body, alloy cage
Saddle Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails,
Size: 47, 50, 52 155mm width
Size: 54, 56, 58, 60, 62 145mm width
Seatpost Bontrager alloy, 27.2 mm, 12 mm offset
Size: 47 250mm length
Size: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62 , 330mm length
Handlebar Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop,
Size: 47 38cm width
Size: 50, 52 40cm width
Size: 54, 56 42cm width
Size: 58, 60, 62 44cm width
Handlebar tape Bontrager Gel Cork tape
Size: 4770 mm length
Size: 5080 mm length
Size: 52, 5490 mm length
Size: 56, 58100 mm length
Size: 60, 62110 mm length
Headset FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8"
Brake Tektro C550 mechanical disc brake, dual-piston, flat-mount, 160 mm rotor
|Colours||GLOSS MULSANNE BLUE/MATTE TREK BLACK, TREK BLACK/CARBON SMOKE|
|Sizes||44, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58|
|Barcodes||601842378519, 601842378526, 601842378533, 601842378540, 601842378557, 601842378564, 601842378571, 601842378588, 601842378595, 601842378601, 601842378618, 601842378625, 601842378632, 601842378649|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||1045503, 1045505, 1045507, 1045509, 1045511, 1045513, 1045515, 1045517, 1045519, 1045521, 1045523, 1045525, 1045527, 1045529|
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