There’s no way to miss the added accessories on this one. With the introduction of their new 1120, Trek is diving deeper into the world of adventure riding and touring with a bikepacking specific build. Designed to be geared up for the long haul, the 1120 looks to be a slightly tweaked version of the Trek Stache – their popular 29+ hard tail. Add (a lot of) bags, gear, and get ready to set of for your next big adventure…
First shown as a concept called the 1020 back in 2015, it looks like the idea is finally becoming a reality, though with a few notable changes.
The 1120 is still based around the Stache, but the frame has a new kink at the top/bottom/head tube junction as well as all new proprietary braze on mounts. That would be to accommodate the proprietary racks that are included with the bike front and rear. While the 1020 used more classic touring racks, the 1120 goes with a more minimalist approach which looks better suited to a combination of rack and bag packing. Most importantly, it looks like the design will keep anything from dragging on either tire which can be a problem with a fully loaded saddle or handlebar bag. And if you’d rather ride rack free, it appears that they are removable as well.
Additionally, the 1120 includes a new suspension corrected Boost Adventure fork in carbon with three pack mounts on each leg. Otherwise, the bike seems to be pretty similar to the current aluminum Stache models with Boost spacing, their Midstay design with a PF92 bottom bracket, Stranglehold dropouts for single speed, belt drive, or wheel base adjustments, and G2 geometry. Speced with a Shimano SLX 1x drivetrain, Race Face Aeffect crank, SRAM Level T brakes, Bontrager components, and 29 x 3″ Chupacabra tires on Sun Duroc 50 SL rims, the 1120 is priced at $2,499.99.