I rode my Trek 520 for the first time yesterday, doing 50 miles with about 2,000 vertical feet of climbing. I was blown away by it's performance. I was using sneakers and the platform pedals bc I didn't have my speedplays yet and I was able to keep pace and even push ahead of my fellow club riders. I was doing 24mph up inclines and 25+ on flats. Unreal. What a dream this bike is. I can't wait to load it up to tour. The classic lines of the 2007 black model is beautiful.