The Trek 1.5 is designed to give refined shifting, handling, and exhilarating acceleration that you would expect from a more expensive bike. It features 9-speed high performance Shimano Tiagra STI shifters and matching Shimano Tiagra front and rear derailleurs. Other high performace parts from Bontrager are used such as the tires, saddle, seat post, handlebars and stem. It also features a Bontrager approved carbon fork, not seen on lowest models. The Trek 1.5 is also in women's models as the Trek 1.5 WSD. Both men and women's models are available in Alpha White Aluminum frame in sizes varying from 50 - 64 cm and 47 - 58 cm respectively.