View Full Version : Trek Portland troubles

10-18-2006, 07:33 AM
Anyone had trouble with their disc brakes on the Portland ? My rear brake failed completely last weekend and my mechanic thinks it is defective. The bike is new, only has 400 miles on it. I'm hoping AVID will make good on the warranty but in the meantime the bike is not rideable :( The BG tells me the company is trying to work out the kinks on these disc brakes for road bikes.

10-24-2006, 04:42 PM
Veeeery interesting. I just bought a Trek Portland for my, well, daily TREK through PORTLAND. :smile:

My rear brake seems to lack power, although it may just be because I'm fat. And the front shifter sucks. But other than that it's been good.

Please keep me posted on this....Thanks!

11-04-2006, 07:00 AM
Avid promptly sent me a new rear brake. Defective brake will be returned to Avid, shop stated it was "hosed" apparently the machining was all messed up. Funny, it took it 400 miles to totally fail.