2015 Trek Crockett 5 Disc Proves Aluminum Ain’t Dead


Don’t go givingĀ up on aluminum frames. Yeah, carbon delivers a smooth, supple, fast and light chassis, but it always comes at a price. The renowned Trek Crockett delivers classic cyclocross/gravel performance in an affordable package.

Take the Crockett 5 Disc, for example. Built using Trek’s 200 Series Alpha Aluminum with all the modern features you’d expect — including post-mount discs for consistent stopping in all conditions. Up front, the IsoSpeed carbon fork adds compliance without giving one iota of performance.

Heading down the specs, the Crockett doesn’t just get the carbon leftovers — it’s built to race. The PF86.5 bottom bracket is wide and provides more real estate for tube junctions. That results in a stiff and light frame. Rounding things out with flexible cable routing and an 3S integrated chain keeper, Trek has all the little things covered.

Trek is not diluting the Crockett in any way and it’s worth noting that American cyclocross phenom, Katie Compton, piloted the Crockett just last year (I hear she’s pretty darn good).

Trek Crockett 5 Disc Features:

  • 200 Series Alpha Aluminum frame
  • IsoSpeed carbon fork with tapered steerer
  • BB86.5 bottom bracket
  • 3S integrated chain keeper
  • Shimano 105 drivetrain with
  • Price: $1979

The Bottom Line

With a modern North American geometry, the Crockett 5 Disc should be right at home on your local CX courses and not step down from dirt or gravel roads when the pavement ends.