Trek CrossRip 1

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Trek CrossRip 1 2017 [Review]

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Trek CrossRip 1 2017 Review

The Trek CrossRip 1 is built for one purpose; redefining versatility. Its unique geometry breaks the boundaries of defined categories in riding, impressing at any task assigned to it. Whether riders require a typical commuter ride, an evening leisure ride, or the outdoor long-distance ride, the Trek CrossRip 1 is so versatile that it delivers them a high performance worth its price. Featuring a lightweight alpha 200 aluminium frame for sturdy and reliable performance, an impressive tire clearance on any terrain, a TRP mechanical disc brake, and extra mounts for accessories, the crossRip 1 bike makes an excellent companion anywhere, in any weather or terrain.


The series 200 Alpha platinum aluminium frame

Imbuing the innovative 200 series alpha aluminum frame, Trek CrossRip 1 comes as a sturdy bike that makes the most difficult terrain seem like a walk in the park. Featuring rack and fender mounts, and internal cable routing, this bike is geared at giving a more pleasurable riding experience to its owners. For a bike priced for its extreme versatility in all respects, the Trek CrossRip 1 is designed with a stiff but light frame that can tackle all terrain while maintaining a unique composure never witnessed in other bikes.

The TRP mechanical disc brake

Putting firm control at the rider’s disposal, Trek CrossRip 1 comes with the TRP mechanical brakes. Easy to handle and coming with an easy setup, the CrossRip employs a light, firm, and much-improved geometry such that riders can enter into corners or tricky situations with ease and confidence, knowing that the brakes are sure to deliver a precise clamping force whenever called upon. What this translates to, is that CrossRip 1 is an amazing machine that is ready to hit the ground and running while ensuring confidence remains at peak for its riders.

Internal cable routing

Trek CrossRip 1 features an internal cable routing option. These well-routed cables play significant roles. Firstly, it helps this bike maintain a simple appearance, which further supports its aesthetic designs. Secondly, important cables on Trek CrossRip 1 are well hidden along with the frame, protecting them from damages that may result from accidents or impacts of rust, water, or other elements. Looking neat and trim at all times, the crossRip will impress its riders with its aesthetic appeal.


Frame: 200 series Aluminium frame, an internal cable routing, fender and rack mounts

Fork: Alloy disc with low rider mounts

Front and rear Derailleur: The Shimano sora

Brake Type: TRP mechanical brake disc( sprue c)

Rims: Bontrager tubeless-ready rimset

Cassette: shimanoHG200

Chain: KMC X9

 Tire: Bontrager H-5, 700*32c

Bottom bracket: sealed cartridge

Pedals: well-go Nylon body 

Headset: 1-1/8 inches threadless, sealed cartridge

Brake levers: Shimano Sora

Stem: Bontrager alloy, blendr compatible

Saddle: Bontrager Evoke1 saddle

Crankset: FSA vero pro

  • It has an internal routing that keeps it neat and simple
  • Its TRP mechanical disc brake assures the rider of all-time control
  • Trek CrossRip 1 is not restricted to any category; it is a marvel on all terrains
  • It is also budget-friendly
  • Slightly heavy, this bike may not meet the lightness standards
  • It doesn’t have a gearing much suited for adventures


What is the usefulness of the internal routing?

Internal routing serves a dual purpose. First, it bestows CrossRip 1 with an impressive and neat appearance. Secondly, it serves to protect the cables from rust and the elements.

Do the brakes offer assured control at all times?

Yes. In fact, no brakes could have proven more effective than the TRP mechanical disc brake because it offers the rider a proper clamping option in all kinds of terrain. Riders can be confident at the helm with the TRP mechanical brakes at their disposal.


For a reliable companion that’s fit for riding adventures anytime and anywhere, Trek CrossRip 1 offers riders a unique blend of all their wants in terms of versatility.

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