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Old 10-23-19, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
I'm at the high end. 5 years and 23,000 miles without a single problem.
Enough said. Trek makes good bikes
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Old 10-23-19, 01:36 PM
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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.
Ever ride one?

I have a comparable bike, Emonda SLR, eTap, Zipp 303 and i've ridden a bone stock Emonda SL6 and there's a noticeable difference. Is the SLR worth 2.5 times as much? Depends on how much disposable income you have. When I bought my bike I was driving a 14 year old Civic with 245,000 miles.
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Old 10-23-19, 01:53 PM
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I have an aluminum Trek 1000 on my trainer! It is waiting for me to start Zwifting again.
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Old 10-23-19, 02:04 PM
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We do have Trek dealers in the area, but I see more Giant, Specialized, Cannondale than I do Trek. Never gave it much thought until saw this topic.

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Old 10-23-19, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
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.
You can get it in any colour you want. You can choose to have the logo smaller or invisible if you make it the same colour as the frame.

LOL at disc brakes and Eshifting. Full suspension road bikes are coming next. Can't wait to see how people react to that one.
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Old 10-23-19, 05:09 PM
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2020 Trek Emonda SL6 and 1996 EL/OS Bianchi steel with 2014 Campy Chorus groupset upgrade (plus Bontrager RXL Lite Wheels). Guess that makes me a conforming non-conformist.

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Old 10-23-19, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GnipGnop View Post
Full suspension road bikes are coming next. Can't wait to see how people react to that one.
You know what P.T. Barnum said. I'll spend my money on something more useful, like going on bike adventures or a pet rock.
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Old 10-23-19, 06:58 PM
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A bike shop owner told me that Trek, Specialized, and Giant bikes have the majority of the market, everyone else fights for what's left.
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Old 10-23-19, 07:01 PM
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Shouldn't it be "too many Trek" instead of "too much Trek?"
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Old 10-23-19, 07:17 PM
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Is Lance Armstrong still riding Trek ?
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Old 10-23-19, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
Is Lance Armstrong still riding Trek ?
He may. His shop sells them.

"We carry the latest models from Trek, Cannondale, BMC, Salsa, Pinarello, Ibis, Electra, and Roll."

https://austin.mellowjohnnys.com/products-brands/bikes
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Old 10-23-19, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by GnipGnop View Post
LOL at disc brakes and Eshifting. Full suspension road bikes are coming next. Can't wait to see how people react to that one.
They are almost there with the Niner MCR.
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Old 10-23-19, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Gconan View Post
A bike shop owner told me that Trek, Specialized, and Giant bikes have the majority of the market, everyone else fights for what's left.
I can believe that! The market is certainly swamped with these three companies.
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Old 10-24-19, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Gconan View Post
A bike shop owner told me that Trek, Specialized, and Giant bikes have the majority of the market, everyone else fights for what's left.
Pretty sure the large majority of the market is department store bikes, so that's definitely a bike shop perspective.
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Old 10-24-19, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Ever ride one?

I have a comparable bike, Emonda SLR, eTap, Zipp 303 and i've ridden a bone stock Emonda SL6 and there's a noticeable difference. Is the SLR worth 2.5 times as much? Depends on how much disposable income you have. When I bought my bike I was driving a 14 year old Civic with 245,000 miles.
I have actually - new Trek store opened up locally and the owner has one prominently displayed. We took it out for a spin. Extremely sweet ride. Still, it's way more money than I'd ever pay for a bike. The only way I'd drop that kind of $$ would be the aforementioned mega-millions lottery and finding a one of a kind gold plated Colnago or similar ultra-classic steel bike. At least I could lie to myself convincingly and say it was an "investment!"
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Pretty sure the large majority of the market is department store bikes, so that's definitely a bike shop perspective.
Yeah. You have to define "the market." All bikes? Road bikes? MTB? Etc.
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Old 10-24-19, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by tgenec86 View Post
I have actually - new Trek store opened up locally and the owner has one prominently displayed. We took it out for a spin. Extremely sweet ride. Still, it's way more money than I'd ever pay for a bike. The only way I'd drop that kind of $$ would be the aforementioned mega-millions lottery and finding a one of a kind gold plated Colnago or similar ultra-classic steel bike. At least I could lie to myself convincingly and say it was an "investment!"
Understood, we each pick our own priorities.

Last year I finally decided to buy my first new car in 40 years.. a Subaru Impreza. I would of loved, and could afford, an Audi S4 but couldn't justify the $50k price tag compared to the Impreza $22k.
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Has Trek become the Honda of the cycling world?
My SU100 looks pretty nice next to our Odyssey. The Trek is a lot easier to park, though!
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Pretty sure the large majority of the market is department store bikes, so that's definitely a bike shop perspective.
True, but he was talking quality only. Or rather all non department store bikes. Or so I thought.
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Old 10-24-19, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Yeah. You have to define "the market." All bikes? Road bikes? MTB? Etc.
Mountain bikes are the most common type of bikes sold.
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Old 10-24-19, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
They are almost there with the Niner MCR.
Sweet

how much is is this bad boy?
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My first road bike was a Trek 1400. Back then, around 1995, I was broke, recently divorced and very depressed. I had been a mountain biker for years, but my buddies had been trying to get me into road riding for a while. I borrowed $500 from a good friend to buy the used purple Trek and quickly became obsessed with road riding. I found I couldn't be depressed when I was on the bike, struggling to stay on the wheel of my friends who were much stronger than me. Now, I am still a serious road rider. No matter how many Treks may be flooding the roads, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for that old Trek 1400.
BTW, I did pay back that $500 to my friend!
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Originally Posted by 2WheelNut View Post
My first road bike was a Trek 1400. Back then, around 1995, I was broke, recently divorced and very depressed. I had been a mountain biker for years, but my buddies had been trying to get me into road riding for a while. I borrowed $500 from a good friend to buy the used purple Trek and quickly became obsessed with road riding. I found I couldn't be depressed when I was on the bike, struggling to stay on the wheel of my friends who were much stronger than me. Now, I am still a serious road rider. No matter how many Treks may be flooding the roads, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for that old Trek 1400.
BTW, I did pay back that $500 to my friend!
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Originally Posted by Gconan View Post
True, but he was talking quality only. Or rather all non department store bikes. Or so I thought.
Even so, three majors and a bunch of smaller companies is a lot of competition for what's, at most, 20% or so of the bicycle market.

I've got to say, now is a great time to get a great deal on rim brake bikes in the bike shop and used. People now prefer even the crappiest mechanical disks to rim, depressing the sale value of some really great bikes.
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I feel like most people who are anti-Trek are pro-Spesh. I don't get it, but it seems that way haha. My buddy who actually got me into cycling is a die-hard Spesh lover. Rides both a Specialized and an S-WORKS. All he does is talk about how trash/generic Trek is. So of course I got one just to spite him. I kid...lol. I got one because I really like the Domane and their customer service was on point! Bottom line, ride what you like, no matter how many you see on the road. If you're worried about other people having the bike you are getting, you're most likely riding for the wrong reason haha. Because that's not going to affect you if you're commuting, if you're racing, or if you're just hanging it in your office at home.

Buddy and I were both talking about how many Treks there were on the road...and as soon as we started saying that, we started seeing people on their S-WORKS, literally everywhere. I actually don't know how many people I've seen just put-putting around on these $12-$13k bikes in their Bora or other pro team kit. But you know what? Who cares? It's their money, their preference, and their life! I do think a lot of it has to do with the greater interest in pro cycling these days. People see the big brands on the TV and they go "ooooh". Especially Specialized. Peter Sagan and these Specialized pro teams are all over the place in media. Specialized is definitely getting business out of it, if these brand new Venge/Tarmac all over the road are any indication.
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