Flat bar road bikes are similar to traditional road bikes but with a flat handlebar that gives you a more upright and relaxed riding position. This can help reduce strain on your neck, shoulders and wrists and improve your visibility and control.
One of the leading brands in flat bar road bikes is Trek, which has a long history of producing high-quality bikes for all riders. Trek's flat bar road bikes are part of their FX series, designed to be versatile, reliable and fun. Whether commuting to work, cruising around town or exploring new routes, there's an FX bike for you.
Trek's FX range includes different models with different features and price points. Here are some of the main options:
FX 1: The entry-level model that offers great value for money. It has an aluminium frame, steel fork, Shimano Tourney drivetrain with 21 speeds and Tektro alloy linear-pull brakes. It's a simple and durable bike that can handle any road condition.
FX 2: A step up from the FX 1 that adds some extra performance and comfort features. It has an aluminium frame with DuoTrap S compatibility (a sensor that connects to your smartphone or bike computer), a carbon fork for smoother ride quality, and a Shimano Acera drivetrain with 24 speeds and Tektro HD-R280 hydraulic disc brakes for better stopping power in any weather.
FX 3: A premium model that offers more speed and efficiency. It has an aluminium frame with IsoZone gel handlebar grips (which reduce vibration), a carbon fork with thru-axle (which improves stiffness and steering precision), a Shimano Alivio drivetrain with 27 speeds and Shimano MT201 hydraulic disc brakes for consistent braking performance.
FX Sport: A sporty model that combines the best of both road and mountain bikes. It has an aluminium frame with internal cable routing (which protects the cables from dirt and damage), a carbon fork with rack mounts (which allow you to attach bags or panniers), a Shimano Tiagra drivetrain with 20 speeds (which is lighter and smoother than lower-end groupsets) and Shimano MT201 hydraulic disc brakes.