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The Utopia is part of Trek's Dualsport line of hybrid bikes originally made by Gary Fisher Bicycles since the mid 90's.

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Pros

Hydraulic lockout suspension fork

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Mechanical disc brakes

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Very versatile bike

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Solid handler

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Cons

A step-down in some components from earlier Utopia model years.

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It's pretty much spec'd like a early 2010 Gary Fisher Kaitai (and older), but with a higher price and Trek badging

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The Utopia is part of Trek's Dualsport line of hybrid bikes originally made by Gary Fisher Bicycles since the mid 90's. It has been re-branded by Trek and set for a late fall 2010 release under their Gary Fisher collection. A step down from the top of the line Montare, this bike also uses superior disc brakes although mechanical not hydraulic, as well as a lockout front suspension fork albeit not by handlebar remote switch. This option enables the rider to lock the suspension system in the fork when riding on smooth stretches which improves the ride and reduces lag caused by a bouncing frame. It also has 27 speeds and a mostly Shimano drivetrain including the crank, shifters and derailleurs, as well as the same Bontrager Ranger disc rims and LT3 tires. The Gold Series grade aluminum frame is common to the entire Dualsport line of bicycles, offering sturdiness and light weight that is often found in higher priced frames, and is available in a Matte White/Black finish.

Features

Frameset

  • Sizes: 15.5, 17.5, 19, 21"
  • Frame: Gold Series Aluminum
  • Front Suspension: SR Suntour NRX, preload adjustable w/hydraulic lockout, 63mm travel

Wheels

  • Wheels: Alloy disc front hub, Shimano M475 disc rear hub; Bontrager Ranger disc rims
  • Tires: Bontrager LT3, 700x38c

Drivetrain

  • Shifters: Shimano M430 Alivio, 9-speed trigger
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano M430 Alivio
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano M591 Deore
  • Crank: Shimano M431, 48/36/26
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-950 11-32, 9 speed
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy body w/alloy cage

Components

  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1
  • Seat Post: Bontrager SSR
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Low Riser, 25mm rise
  • Stem: Bontrager SSR, 10 degree
  • Headset: Semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
  • Brakeset: Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes w/Tektro alloy levers
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Posthaus
08/08/2010 12:40

I guess my bike shop was right, if I hadn't bought my Kaitai last winter I would have to be spending more now for the same stuff on a Utopia now.

I'm also not too crazy about Trek's paint designs on the frames, I liked the single color aesthetic of the old Gary Fisher bikes. Call me old fashioned.-

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