Trek’s 1120 adventure bike might survive the Apocalypse
Trek has quietly added a new model to its lineup. The new 1120 uses a modified aluminum Stache frameset with additional cargo carrying capabilities that make this 29+ monster suitable for bikepacking expeditions or fleeing ruined cityscapes following the Apocalypse.
Compared to the Stache, Trek lengthened the 1120’s chainstays and steepened the head tube to make it better suited to loaded touringTrek Bikes
The name might be rather unimaginative, but Trek’s 1120 is a crafty adaptation of an existing model. At the heart of this backpacking rig is an aluminum version of Trek’s 29+ Stache trail hardtail with some geometry tweaks.
The chainstays have been lengthened from 420mm to 440mm for improved stability and heel clearance when hauling cargo. The head tube angle has been increased from 68 degrees to 70.4 degrees to make the steering more responsive when loaded.
Integrated front and rear racks allow riders to carry nearly anythingTrek Bikes
The suspension-corrected carbon fork sports a trio of eyelets on each leg to bolt on cargo cages. While I’m on the subject of cargo, the 1120 comes equipped with front and rear racks for camping gear, hunting gear, weapons to thwart zombie attacks, or whatever else the situation might call for. The 1120 looks like it would also make a great trail maintenance machine.
The 1120 has a mostly Shimano SLX drivetrain with an 11-46t cassette and a RaceFace Affect crankset with a 30t chainring. SRAM’s Level T brakes handle braking. Bontrager components, including the Dropline seatpost, round out the cockpit.
The whole kit and caboodle rolls on Bontrager’s 29x3in tubeless-ready Chupacabra tires mounted to SUNringlé Duroc 50 SL rims.
The 29+ platform is well-suited to bikepackingTrek Bikes
The 1120 is available now and retails for $2,500. Trek claims the complete 1120 in a size 19.5in weighs 31.01lb /14.07kg.