New 2015 Rides for City Cycling from Trek

For 2015, Trek lists 18 different models as part of their Urban Utility line. This group includes all-purpose fitness bikes, speedy commuters, and several everyday city bikes.

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Trek maintains a longstanding reputation for excellent sport-oriented bicycles. Established in 1976, the brand has been expanding and acquiring smaller bike brands throughout Europe and the United States including Electra Bikes, Diamant Bikes, Villiger Bikes, and Bontrager parts (in house parts and accessories). Trek participates actively in cycling-based advocacy in both local and international sectors by offering support to World Bicycle Relief, Bicycle Friendly Communities, Safe Routes to School, and Dream Bikes.

For 2015, Trek lists 18 different models as part of their Urban Utility line. This group includes all-purpose fitness bikes, speedy commuters, and several everyday city bikes.

The Chelsea 9 ($789.99 USD/ $869.99 CAD) is a notable addition to the Trek family. This step-through urban bike comes standard with a solid basket with an integrated U-lock holder and a carrying handle for manoeuvring up and down stairs. A diamond frame version, called the Steel District ($789.99 USD/ 849.99 CAD), is also available.

Trek has also been expanding features on their bikes that appeal to urban and suburban everyday cyclists. SeeGlass coating is a recent innovation now appearing on several 2015 models. SeeGlass utilizes crushed glass within the paint that shines under headlights. Trek hopes to expand this color and visibility option to more models in their city bikes category.

The Lync 5 ($1,339.99 USD/ $1,449.99 CAD) is a new model that blends Trek’s sports influence with all of the features of an appealing commuter bike including battery-powered integrated lights, fenders, rear rack, and a stem dock for smartphones.

4 Comments

  • bikesbabesbeachesbrewsburritos

    Beautiful yet functional!

  • That Chelsea is a really cool-looking bike. It doesn’t even look like a Trek!
    It’s encouraging to see the brand take this direction. Hopefully this line will be a hit and we’ll see more “urban/commuter/transportation” style bikes from them.

  • Leif

    No dynamo and no internal gear hub, no chain guard, no fenders. How can it be that Trek is so behind on what they’re providing to their urban utility riders? One word: uninspiring.

    Look at Breezer Bikes Uptown 8 vs. District 8 to see how a company is actually meeting the needs of an “urban utility” rider.

  • Ivan

    IMO, it isn’t a good city bike without a chain guard and fenders.

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