VICTORIA trekking bikes tend to be aimed at active cyclists, who do not wish to forgo a certain level of comfort. As a result, the seating position is more upright-relaxed than a sporty stretch on all models – which can be changed by shortening the steerer tube and changing the angle of the stem. Your bicycle dealer will be happy to help you here and will carry out a bike fitting for your personal needs.
From the Trekking 3.7 D model, trekking bike frames use the double butted design made of aluminium, where the tubes only have the intended wall thickness, where the largest mechanical load occurs. Frame sections subjected to a lower mechanical load have a minimal wall thickness, which has weight benefits to name one advantage.
The range of derailleur and hub drivetrain models is equally split, as is the choice of rigid and suspension fork models. You will also find a trekking bike with belt drive in the range. All drivetrains are by SHIMANO and have proven their worth millions of times over. The range extends from the 24-speed Acera up to the 30-speed Deore XT derailleur drivetrain. With hub gears, we rely fully on the 7- and 8-speed Nexus hubs, available with or without coaster brake depending on the model.
Our recommendation: If you are more likely to use your trekking bike for daily trips, perhaps mainly in town without climbing many metres of altitude, you should give a hub drivetrain serious consideration. Combined with a belt drive as can be seen on the Trekking 5.8 D, you will be pulling out all the stops in terms of minimal maintenance.
If you are more likely to use your trekking bike in your leisure time, even for touring, cycle holidays or longer routes in topographically challenging terrain with long climbs, then you are better off with a trekking bike with derailleur drivetrain. Incidentally: Many of our models can even satisfy touring bike requirements.