Trek is the biggest bike company operating in the U.S., and Joe Consumer benefits from that economy of scale with this very well-equipped ride. Note the 1.2 is available in a whopping eight different frame sizes to help fine-tune fit, and also witness its up-spec'd Tiagra rear derailleur—a thoughtful upgrade for what is the workhorse of the drivetrain. The 1.2 conforms to Trek's middle-of-the-road "H2" fit standard, with slightly more forgiving geometry than the bikes Lance rides. Bontrager gel handlebar tape and carbon fiber fork help take the sting out of long rides.

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