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The Trek Portland is aimed specifically at long-distance commuters.

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fenders a necessity for PNW commuters

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nice, balanced, high end machine

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aggressive stance meant for serious riders only

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Aimed specifically at long-distance commuters, the Trek Portland offers many high-end features meant specifically to appeal to this demographic. Its Alpha Black Aluminum frame and Shimano R505 mechanical disc brakeset make the Portland perfect for highly congested roads while its Bontrager Satellite QR fenders will surely suit its intended audience. Additionally, its wide sizing range (50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 63cm) makes the Portland appealing to a wider variety of commuters.

The Portland's Shimano R505 mechanical disc brakeset is ideal for road conditions due to its superior stopping power while the Portland's Alpha Black Aluminum frame makes for a light yet durable ride. The Portland's Bontrager Satellite QR fenders are particularly commuter-friendly, however, as they will protect the rider from wet roads. The Trek Portland is available in a Dark Mocha finish.

  • Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 63cm
  • Frame: Alpha Black Aluminum
  • Wheels: Bontrager SSR Disc
  • Tires: Bontrager Race Lite Hard-Case, 700x28c
  • Shifters: Shimano Tiagra STI, 9 speed
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano 105
  • Crank: FSA Vero Powerdrive triple 50/39/30
  • Cassette: SRAM PG950 11-26, 9 speed
  • Brakeset: Shimano R505, mechanical disc


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Patrick Brice
09/29/2009 08:43

I have the 2007 Portland. This is my first bike with Disk Brakes. I find the brakes to be something I need to get used to, but I do love the stopping power the discs offer, especially in rain and fog!!!!

I love the ride and feel of the bike. The STI shifters and 105 gearing make this a bike that is worth the money weather you use it for daily commuting or trail riding! I use it for both. Makes it hard to choose between my Trek 520 and the Portland when it comes to distance rides! Love This Bike!!!!

10/22/2008 10:51

Kickstands: I'm with tlt on this. A bike without a kickstand is for long country rides, not for commuting and doing chores. Also: the fenders in the photo are way too small to keep down the spray.

08/23/2007 09:21

Are you kidding me? Your peeve is that you can't put a kickstand on it? Wow. If you don't want to 'race' to work, take the bus. Great bike.

08/23/2007 09:21

My only issues with this bike are that it's supposed to be a commuter bike yet it has no chain guard or kickstand. It's hard to add an after-market kickstand due to the combination of the disk brake mechanism between the seat and chain stays, the squared chainstay, and the cables that run beneath the bottom bracket. I found the original tires a bit narrow, but the frame allows for a wider replacement. I also replaced the 7 degree race stem with a more humane 17 degree one. (Honestly, who wants to "race" to work?!?)

09/26/2006 12:04

I saw this bike at my local bike store; it really stood out for some reason. Maybe it's the orange paint job and the disc brakes, but I think some of its appeal has to do with it being a practical commuter with its included mud guards. I live in Seattle and clearly this bike has Northwest commuters in mind (frequent rain). Yet despite this pragmatic side of the bike it has a techy urban cool to it you don't typically see in bikes with fenders.. The price is right too.

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