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Old 10-22-19, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
He should get one... I really enjoy mine.
Yes me too. I am sorta new to biking and didn't know what to get so we got Treks. They are on the lower end of their line but they have been fantastic. No problems in 3 years
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Old 10-22-19, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by coffeesnob View Post
Yes me too. I am sorta new to biking and didn't know what to get so we got Treks. They are on the lower end of their line but they have been fantastic. No problems in 3 years
I'm at the high end. 5 years and 23,000 miles without a single problem.
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Old 10-22-19, 05:01 PM
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My first "real" race bike was a '00 5200, with 9-speed Ultegra and Rolf wheels. Couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting a 5200/5500 back in the Oughts. But it was a heck of a bike. It was totally raceable right off the bike shop floor. Got to Cat 3 on that bike.
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Old 10-22-19, 05:09 PM
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Has Trek become the Honda of the cycling world?
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Old 10-22-19, 06:31 PM
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It's been that way for at least 20 years.
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Old 10-22-19, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by hefeweizen View Post
I'd rather see Trek than spesh.
easy...
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Old 10-22-19, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
The Treks are just an illusion.
Only Treks with drop bars are an illusion.
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Old 10-22-19, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Only Treks with drop bars are an illusion.
Then what's this?
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Old 10-22-19, 07:29 PM
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I like TREKs.

They make good parts donors for my Cannondales and Softrides
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Old 10-22-19, 07:41 PM
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"I like Trek bikes, and I can not lie!!!"
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Old 10-22-19, 08:19 PM
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I say the same thing every time I step into my garage.
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Old 10-22-19, 09:36 PM
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too much trek??? ...because friends don't let friends ride on anything else.
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Old 10-22-19, 09:37 PM
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Two bike stores in town, one Specialized, one Trek. I can't stand the Specialized store owner. I wouldn't buy an inner tube from them. While the mgr. of the Trek store is great guy and avid rider. Get along great with him.

Hence, I ride Trek.

But the real question I have is, WTF do you even care what brand of bike other people ride?
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Old 10-22-19, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by coffeesnob View Post
ya but are any made there?
I've been wondering the same thing. From what I've heard, the ultra high-end Trek bikes are still being built in Waterloo, but the rest are built in Taiwan. Still, a mighty huge factory still exists in Waterloo, WI.
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Old 10-23-19, 03:25 AM
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Aren’t they all pretty much the same?
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Old 10-23-19, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by jim_pridx View Post
I've been wondering the same thing. From what I've heard, the ultra high-end Trek bikes are still being built in Waterloo, but the rest are built in Taiwan. Still, a mighty huge factory still exists in Waterloo, WI.
Subject to correction, but: I believe Trek stopped manufacturing frames in the U.S. a couple years ago. The bikes are designed in the U.S., and the high-end stuff is prototyped in Waterloo, but the actual production runs are done overseas. Dunno whether the 'custom' high-end bikes are painted/assembled in Waterloo or not, but the frames aren't made there any longer.
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Old 10-23-19, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
Arenít they all pretty much the same?
No.
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Old 10-23-19, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by August West View Post
Two bike stores in town, one Specialized, one Trek. I can't stand the Specialized store owner. I wouldn't buy an inner tube from them. While the mgr. of the Trek store is great guy and avid rider. Get along great with him.

Hence, I ride Trek.

But the real question I have is, WTF do you even care what brand of bike other people ride?
Heh. My situation is the reverse: I ride Specialized (and Giant) because that's what my lbs carries. The 'Trek Store' here is about a half-step up from Wally World, and two steps below MEC (= REI) when it comes to knowledge/service etc.

Absolutely nothing wrong with the bikes themselves.

Agree on real question.

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Old 10-23-19, 07:11 AM
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Guilty as charged. I have 4 Treks. 2 road bikes and 2 mountain bikes. These bikes have served me well and I like the support of my Trek dealer/LBS.
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Old 10-23-19, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
Subject to correction, but: I believe Trek stopped manufacturing frames in the U.S. a couple years ago. The bikes are designed in the U.S., and the high-end stuff is prototyped in Waterloo, but the actual production runs are done overseas. Dunno whether the 'custom' high-end bikes are painted/assembled in Waterloo or not, but the frames aren't made there any longer.
My 2015 Emonda SLR was manufactured in Waterloo.
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Old 10-23-19, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
My 2015 Emonda SLR was manufactured in Waterloo.
Makes sense. Trek certainly were manufacturing high-end frames in Waterloo then, afaik. Still pretty sure, though, that all production stopped in '17 or '18.
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Old 10-23-19, 10:59 AM
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Madone SLR 9 Disc eTap

$12,499.99

You've got to be kidding me... Even if I won the mega-millions lottery I'd have a hard time dumping that kind of moolah on a bike!! They're nice looking at least.
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Old 10-23-19, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by tgenec86 View Post

Madone SLR 9 Disc eTap

$12,499.99

You've got to be kidding me... Even if I won the mega-millions lottery I'd have a hard time dumping that kind of moolah on a bike!! They're nice looking at least.
IKR. Electronic shifting. Disc brakes. Giant "Trek" plastered on it. Crabon fibre. The only thing the bike has going for it is that it's red. Red bikes are faster. Other than that, I'd buy a BSO before I bought that think.
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Old 10-23-19, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
Makes sense. Trek certainly were manufacturing high-end frames in Waterloo then, afaik. Still pretty sure, though, that all production stopped in '17 or '18.
They don't advertise this fact much, do they...??? The last I heard was that they still made the Project 1 "custom" bikes in Waterloo, but every time I nail down the reduced manufacturing scope in Waterloo, they reduce it further the next year. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that it is down to nothing now.

Oh well, you can still get a Waterford made down the street in Waterford, WI.
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Old 10-23-19, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by August West View Post
Two bike stores in town, one Specialized, one Trek. I can't stand the Specialized store owner. I wouldn't buy an inner tube from them. While the mgr. of the Trek store is great guy and avid rider. Get along great with him.

Hence, I ride Trek.

But the real question I have is, WTF do you even care what brand of bike other people ride?
I donít ride Trek. Maybe I want to know why so many folks do. Maybe I need to switch.
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