REVIEW – TREK Soho DLX Fail – Part 3

Winter De-Belted my Soho My ultimate winter bike has one fault.  When riding in snow, ice builds up on the rear cog and promptly lifts the belt off the rear cog.  We’re not talking deep snow, just an inch or two of fresh snow produces enough build up of ice on the belt to pop it off. Happened on day two The first time it happened (day two of my Trek experience) I called up the cycle shop where I purchased the bike and explained it to them.  I got the impression they didn’t believe me.  So I turned to … Continue reading REVIEW – TREK Soho DLX Fail – Part 3


Trek’s Soho DLX ranks as a fail in my repertoire.   I prayed it it would be the ultimate commuter bike for the winter, but alas somethings are too good to be true. [Refer to Part 2 & Part 3 of the Soho Belt Drive Saga.] This is a sweet, sweet ride. An upright, sporty commuter bike, metal fenders, a bike rack, disk brakes, a rubber bumper on the  top tube and an 8-speed internal hub.  Even the dollar-store coffee mug looks good. BUT  Trek should have stopped there and left out the belt drive for their northern friends (MEC … Continue reading REVIEW: Trek Soho DLX – FAIL