Having logged over 1,000 miles on my Trek Valencia since purchasing the bicycle in December of last year, I thought I’d take a moment to pause and reflect.
- At the risk of disturbing the karma, the Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase tires have been flat free. This is the longest duration of flat free miles I’ve experienced. I’m very impressed since my bicycle commute involves bicycle lanes and highway access road shoulders that are full of glass and debris. Wow!
- The bike seems to really be “in its element” – it has required very little maintenance and the last several hundred miles has been hassle-free. It’s shifting nicely, braking with authority, etc.
Overall, I’m quite pleased with its performance. It has handled adverse weather conditions, withstood brutal pavement challenges and always manages to get me to my destination in safety and style.
We’ll see how she’s doing at the 2,000 mile mark. So far, the Trek Valencia continues to earn its keep as Trek’s “killer commuter”.
As a tribute to this fine bike, I’ve created a special group of photos of my Valencia on Flickr.