Look Mom No Chain!

November 13, 2008


Aside from relaxing excursions along the San Diego downtown waterfront, I am by no means a bike enthusiast. However, technology just melts my butter.   Trek’s District bike does away with the infamous, greasy, old chain and replaces it with a belt drive made out of a carbon fiber composite. It requires no lubrication and doesn’t wear out. 



The District bike just has that IT factor – that minimalist, Apple-sleek appeal.  I love the old-world, brown leather seat and handlebar paired with an Alpha Black Aluminum frame.  I can see you now, my writer brethren – traipsing the urban jungle, conscious of your carbon footprint, laptop tucked away in a cool messenger bag and slung over your backside…Woosh! Heads turn as you skirt by atop the Trek District bound for your favorite writing spot.  Godspeed. And watch out for that pothole!

MSRP $929.99

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Gil Murray November 15, 2008 at 6:35 am

My 1985 Bridgestone Picnica (production bicycle) with rubber belt drive is “jes’ fine,” as Grundoon, the groun’chunk chile, in Pogo would say…So the Trekatrons have introduced, but not invented, a “new” (old)technology —over priced and over due. Hopefully this clean, quiet system will emerge on regular bikes at reasonable prices.


Robin November 15, 2008 at 2:16 pm

“Hopefully this clean, quiet system will emerge on regular bikes at reasonable prices.”

Let’s hope so Gil. Dropping almost $1K for non-competitive bike is a bit indulgent, but money isn’t always the bottom line for everyone. A 1985 Picnica…wow, really? I’m interested to know if you’ve had any problems with the belt wearing out during that length of time.


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