Nashbar TR1 Touring Bike Review

Nashbar TR1 Touring Bike Review

Whenever I hear the name Nashbar, I automatically stop what I’m doing and pay full attention. This is because the people who work at Nashbar are mad about cycling, and the bikes that they produce are always breathtaking. Nashbar can never do wrong in my eyes, and that is why I have been loyal to this brand for the last 2 decades.

Nashbar TR1 Touring Bike

After this bold statement, you might be wondering what my favorite Nashbar bike model is. Unfortunately, I do not have a clear answer for you, as Nashbar creates perfection with each bike model. However, I will tell you which bike has my current attention, and that is the Nashbar TR1 Touring Bike.

This bike has been specifically built for touring, and every component has been crafted to ensure that you have the ultimate adventure of your life. I know you want to know more about the TR1 Touring Bike, and that is why I will provide you with an in-depth review below.

Who is it made for?

The Nashbar TR1 has been designed for all riders who love touring. So if you enjoy exploring the area around you, this is the perfect bike for you.

Features of the Nashbar TR1 Touring Bike

Nashbar TR1 Touring Bike is designed to meet the needs of the consumers. After hours of research, testing and analyzing the features, we put Nashbar TR1 is a one of the best in our Product Type List.

Quality Frame and Fork

tr1 forkThe quality of the frame and fork of your bike will determine the overall quality of your ride. It is therefore necessary that you pay close attention to these two features. Let’s begin with the frame of the TR1, which has been created using double butted chromoly steel. This frame is light and strong, guaranteeing that you will be extremely comfortable during your ride.

When it comes to the fork of the TR1, you will be confronted with a robust steel fork that will effectively absorb shock from rough terrain. Furthermore, there are front and rear rack attachment points on the frame, as well as fender attachments for your convenience.

Lightweight Components

Whenever I choose a bike, I always ensure that it is light in weight so that I have no trouble controlling it. If you go with a heavy bike, you will struggle with controlling it especially on rough surfaces. That is why the Nashbar TR1 Touring bike makes use of lightweight alloy components, such as a seatpost, stem, rear rack, and bars.

Great Wheels

Nashbar TR1 Touring Bike wheelThe wheels of the TR1 bike are extremely spectacular, as they are both light and strong. These Alex DC-19 alloy wheels can take on the hardships of open-road touring, without faltering on performance. The bike also has Kenda 700cx32 tires, which are stable and comfortable.

Excellent Drivetrain

Nashbar has chosen to use Shimano drivetrain components, which are definitely the highest quality you will find on the market. These components are reliable and precise, and will work magnificently in all conditions. I have also fallen in love with the amazing triple crankset, which makes shifting smooth, precise, and rapid.

This crankset allows me to climb steep hills and cruise across flat terrain with ease. What more can I ask for?


  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • No adjustment needed
  • Great paint job
  • Solid gearing
  • Smooth performance


  • Stem is not adjustable

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you have a range of shifting options with this bike?

A. The Nashbar TR1 touring bike comes with 3×10 gearing, as well as 50/39/30T sprockets and a 10-speed cassette. All of these components work together to ensure that you have versatile shifting options, for a fun and unrestricted ride.

Q. Will the frame of the bike fully support your weight?

A. The TR1 touring bike has a chromoly frame, which is exceptionally strong. This frame is therefore guaranteed to support your weight all times.

Q. Is the bike comfortable during long rides?

A. Because this is a touring bike, Nashbar has designed the TR1 to be comfortable during long rides. For example, the tires of the bike are slightly wide, ensuring that you will remain comfortable even when traveling long distances.

Features at a Glance

  • Less adjustment needed
  • High performance gearing system
  • Recommended for tour

Final Verdict

As you can see, Nashbar does not hold back with the TR1 Touring Bike. This bike has all the design features that you should expect in a more expensive option, at a price that you can fit into your budget. You won’t find a better touring bike in its class.

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About the Author Matthew R. Duncan

I am proud to be the go-to guy among my circle for bike advice. I take it personally when someone I know buys a new bike without consulting me first!

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