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Why so many Trek Bikes out there?

Old 02-01-19, 12:09 PM
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Why so many Trek Bikes out there?

Everywhere I ride. Every time Iím somewhere others are riding I see lots of Trek bicycles.

Appears to be more Trek bikes out on the roads and trails than other brands. Is this true? And why do people like Trek so much? I have never owned a Trek myself.
Too much Trek out there. Why? What do they know that I donít?
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Old 02-01-19, 12:14 PM
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Old 02-01-19, 12:21 PM
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Marketing and a lot of Trek shops out there. Plus they make good bicycles.

I see a lot of the big 3 (Trek, Specialized and Giant).
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Old 02-01-19, 12:47 PM
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Trek makes very few bikes of their own. Most of them are made by contracted vendors such as Giant Bicycles, CBC, etc. They are really, really good at marketing. That is why you see so many of them out there.
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Old 02-01-19, 12:50 PM
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They've been around for a long time, typically build a quality product, and offer bicycles in a wide range of prices. It's only logical that you'd see lots of them on the road.
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Old 02-01-19, 12:54 PM
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They're kind of the Ford of the bike world. It's a well established brand, it's an American company (even if many (or most?) of their products are made overseas), and they offer pretty much every kind of bike at a huge range of price points.
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Old 02-01-19, 01:02 PM
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They're bloody good bikes, that's why.
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Old 02-01-19, 01:16 PM
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What You See, depends on where you look ..

It has been the brand LBS, here has represented since 1988 .. now the shop has a rotating credit account with the company,

so as to stock bikes and sell them paying for them, before the company charges for them at the end of the season..

Shop has a couple other lines too.. & a QBP account..

Another shop in another town sold Specialized, he Retired , medical necessity, and so, now no one sells SBI in the county .









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Old 02-01-19, 01:32 PM
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They are common because at least around here, the shops are common and it's the one 'real' bike brand a lot of common people know, so they go straight to Trek.
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Old 02-01-19, 01:40 PM
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I put Trek stickers on my custom bike to prevent it from getting stolen.
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Old 02-01-19, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
I put Trek stickers on my custom bike to prevent it from getting stolen.
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Old 02-01-19, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
Trek is a relative new comer. Started in 1975 in Wisconsin. Compared to Schwinn which started in 1895. But, L. Armstrong rode Trek to dominate cycling. It's a case of everything coming together just right. Sometimes, it's just a matter of luck and timing and doing it right.

Schwinn today has next to nothing to do with Schwinn founded in 1895. It's just a brand name Pacific has slapped ona line of bikes. No continuity in design and manufacture.
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Old 02-01-19, 01:57 PM
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And, I will note that Trek was an established brand well before Lance came along. I had a Trek 660 back in the mid-80s and bought a Trek 9300 (or whatever it was) in the early 90s. The storied Trek 720 touring bike was around since at least as far back as the early 80s. The 520, still produced today, was introduced in, I believe '83.
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Old 02-01-19, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Schwinn today has next to nothing to do with Schwinn founded in 1895. It's just a brand name Pacific has slapped ona line of bikes. No continuity in design and manufacture.
+1. Same with Motobecane.
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Old 02-01-19, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
I put Trek stickers on my custom bike to prevent it from getting stolen.
That is too funny. Ha ha.
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Old 02-01-19, 02:12 PM
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Why so many Chevy vehicles out there?

Everywhere I drive. Every time I’m somewhere others are driving I see lots of Chevy vehicles.

Appears to be more Chevy vehicles out on the roads and highways than other brands. Is this true? And why do people like Chevy so much? I have never owned a Chevy myself.
Too much Chevy out there. Why? What do they know that I don’t?
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Old 02-01-19, 02:13 PM
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Same reason there are so many Chevys: there is a dealer in nearly every town that has a bike shop, they are well marketed, have name recognition, and they have models which serve all price points and nearly all styles of riding.

EDIT: Ha, that looks like a response to @mstateglfr, but it was just lucky timing!
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Around here it's because they are a local company.
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Old 02-01-19, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
They are common because at least around here, the shops are common and it's the one 'real' bike brand a lot of common people know, so they go straight to Trek.
Thank you, puma, good to see that I am, at last, one of the "common people", so can now walk with head held high into my local fish and chip shop and order a chip butty.
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Old 02-01-19, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Why so many Chevy vehicles out there?
They are like rocks.
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Old 02-01-19, 02:35 PM
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Thank you, puma, good to see that I am, at last, one of the "common people", so can now walk with head held high into my local fish and chip shop and order a chip butty.
You're most welcome, John Q. Public!!
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Old 02-01-19, 02:51 PM
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Because they give you free EPO, HGH, and testosterone with each purchase. People always seem to go faster on Treks! LOL!
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Originally Posted by Carverbiker View Post
Because they give you free EPO, HGH, and testosterone with each purchase. People always seem to go faster on Treks! LOL!

I'm going to have to have a talk with my LBS, I seem to have missed out on that part of the package.
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Old 02-01-19, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post


That is too funny. Ha ha.

Thanks, I'll be here all day.

BTW, where I live, Specialized dominates, but I've bought quite a few Treks over the years, back when they were made in Waterloo, Wisc. They were high-quality bikes at non-insane prices (back then).
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Old 02-01-19, 04:35 PM
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I am impressed with John Burke's (owner of Trek) advocacy and support of bicycling. His advocacy definitely helps the Trek brand but he works hard at making bicycling better. It is one of the most important reasons I support Trek.
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