The Trek Domane AL 2 Disc is a fantastic option as a beginner road bike, a budget roadie, or a hardy winter bike! The AL 2 brings plenty of performance and reliability to a price point that won’t break the bank.
The 100 Series Alpha Aluminium frame is lightweight enough to sail up the climbs but remains stiff enough for those all-important traffic light sprints. Constructed around the Domane range’s tried-and-tested sportive geometry, the AL 2 keeps you in a comfortable position to reduce fatigue for long days in the saddle. The carbon fork also maximises comfort and reduces weight, thanks to the swooping design and optimised carbon layup. Adorned with mudguard mounts throughout, there are plenty of storage options to take some snacks and your favourite camping mug along for the ride.
Shimano’s tried and tested 8-speed Claris groupset comes equipped with an 11-32 cassette so you can spin up the climbs with ease. Tektro mechanical disc brakes offer plenty of stopping power for the subsequent descent. Bontrager R1 700x32c tyres come fitted as standard, but with clearance to accommodate up to 700x35c tyres the AL 2 would still be right at home on light gravel. All-in-all, the Domane AL 2 ticks a lot of boxes, and won’t cost you the Earth!
|Frame||100 Series Alpha Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal routing, fender mounts, DuoTrap S compatible, flat mount disc, 142x12 thru axle|
|Fork||Domane AL carbon, tapered alloy steerer, internal brake routing, fender mounts, flat mount|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Handle Bars||Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
|Brakes||Tektro C550 mechanical disc brake, dual piston, flat mount, 160mm rotor|
|Tyres||Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x32c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Claris R2000, 31.8mm clamp|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Claris R2000, long cage, 34T max cog|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Claris R2000, 8 speed|
|Cassette||Shimano HG31, 11-32, 8 speed|
|CrankSet||Shimano RS200, 50/34 (compact)|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano UN26, 68mm, threaded cartridge, 110mm spindle|
|Front Tyre||Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x32c|
|Rear Tyre||Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x32c|
|Saddle||Bontrager P3 Verse, steel rails, 145mm width|