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Why I will never buy a TREK.

Old 04-13-24, 03:54 AM
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So, watching this video, I get the following impression. He did some interviews and the media twisted his words. Armstrong and Trek reacted to what the media said--not what he said. Which is what will happen. So, instead of blaming Trek for reacting to fake news, maybe blame the media for stirring up controversy. In other words, take it with a grain of salt.

As for me, I don't buy bikes because of famous racers. I buy brands that I'm familiar with and that are comfortable when I'm on them. In this case, Trek is the brand that I own. I've owned Schwinn and Next before. And various homemade bikes when I was a kid.
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Old 04-13-24, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling
A better analogy would be that there is a shop which sells only AMC Gremlins and Gremlin-branded parts, and as this is Tokyo, there aren’t so many people interested in buying Gremlins or Gremlin parts. So, if you want a bike jersey, a jacket, a light, or a bag, it will say “Gremlin” or have a “Gremlin” logo on it.
Are there really no other shops in this analogy? It would be very odd to imagine a singular shop selling stuff that few people are interested in buying, with no competition. If Trek really is your only bike shop in town then I can only conclude that Trek bikes are actually quite popular there.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Both Trek and Spec? You don't see that very often.
I imagine if you have good sales figures, the brands don't care. We have a shop around here that sells CDale, Trek, Spesh, and Cervelo off the floor.
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Old 04-13-24, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Your head would explode if you ever walked into Mellow Johnies in Austin. Lances bike shop and he sells Trek!

Also sells Moots, Specialized, Allied.
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Both Trek and Spec? You don't see that very often.
Originally Posted by bampilot06
BMC as well, And I think one other. I havnt been in there in a month. Will try and go back this week.
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I imagine if you have good sales figures, the brands don't care. We have a shop around here that sells CDale, Trek, Spesh, and Cervelo off the floor.
Mellow Johnny’s website doesn’t list Specialized (or Allied):

https://www.mellowjohnnys.com/products-brands/bikes
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Old 04-13-24, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat
According to the dictionary, anyone that wants to go fast should not buy a Trek.
And someone who wants to go fast AND slow shouldn't buy a specialized...
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Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling
...Trek of those days was not the same company which was dealing with Lance.
It truly is a common story. In all areas. Just look at stuff done with the NFL, NBA, International Football, Wrestling, UFC, and even UIL and NCAA too.

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS is a BUGGER!

Never had a TREK, but if a dirt cheap one ever passes my way I'll snap it up...
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Old 04-13-24, 08:23 PM
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Think I will start a new thread titled: Why I will never ever say never ever. Ever.
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Originally Posted by bruce19
You won't buy a bike because the greatest cyclist of all time road a Trek?

Also think it's hilarious anyone still thinks Lemond wasn't doping.
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Originally Posted by zymphad
You won't buy a bike because the greatest cyclist of all time road a Trek?

Also think it's hilarious anyone still thinks Lemond wasn't doping.
Here is a guy who always plays the victim, his teams always did him wrong. His teammates were never loyal. Had to leave the sport because of doping, although it’s been rampant since he entered the professional leagues and for decades before. His original LeMond cycles was broke before Trek bought it and he blamed his father. Trek dropped him for various reasons including it was not profitable blame’s Armstrong and Trek lawsuits result. Develops a private ski resort and says his partners mislead him and ripped him off lawsuits resulted. Starts a bike trainer company goes broke and blames the distributor and marketing arm. Starts a few more bike companies all end up in lawsuits with Greg declaring innocence. Supposedly forms a company with a new type of carbon frame building system of course ends up in bankruptcy and and lawsuits. Couple years ago we had an E bike company started by Greg people have invested and it’s been crickets ever since.

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Originally Posted by zymphad
You won't buy a bike because the greatest cyclist of all time road a Trek?
Fact check: Merckx never raced on a Trek.
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Old 04-14-24, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
fact check: Merckx never raced on a trek.
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Old 04-14-24, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by zymphad
You won't buy a bike because the greatest cyclist of all time road a Trek?
After all the reasonable discussion by the BF members here, this is your take away?
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Old 04-14-24, 07:18 AM
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My OP wasn't meant to be about Lance Armstrong per se but for a timeline of his career, including doping, this is informative: https://www.espn.com/olympics/cyclin...final-collapse
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Old 04-14-24, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bruce19
My OP wasn't meant to be about Lance Armstrong per se but for a timeline of his career, including doping, this is informative: https://www.espn.com/olympics/cyclin...final-collapse
It was. That was the whole idea of the post. It is fine, people love to talk L.A. because he will whip up a storm of conversation. This had nothing really to do with Trek or anything it was designed specifically to rehash the L.A. debate. That is fine, I am not attacking you for it, people love to talk about that situation and it is an interesting situation. Love him or hate him it was an interesting time and it easy to get people to talk about.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
It was. That was the whole idea of the post. It is fine, people love to talk L.A. because he will whip up a storm of conversation. This had nothing really to do with Trek or anything it was designed specifically to rehash the L.A. debate. That is fine, I am not attacking you for it, people love to talk about that situation and it is an interesting situation. Love him or hate him it was an interesting time and it easy to get people to talk about.
I know what my intent was Interpret it as you will.
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Originally Posted by chaadster
Mellow Johnny’s website doesn’t list Specialized (or Allied):

https://www.mellowjohnnys.com/products-brands/bikes

Buddy bought a spec hard tail new from them 3 years ago. Pretty positive I saw an Allez there the last time I was there as well. Allied that I saw might have been a trade in, but it looked brand new.

Maybe it was Colin’s?
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Originally Posted by bruce19
My OP wasn't meant to be about Lance Armstrong ...
That's a tough sell, given that the only thing in your first post is a video link with LA front and center.
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Originally Posted by zymphad
You won't buy a bike because the greatest cyclist of all time road a Trek?

Also think it's hilarious anyone still thinks Lemond wasn't doping.

Wout doesn’t ride a trek.
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Old 04-14-24, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by bruce19
I know what my intent was Interpret it as you will.
It looked like another "I hate Lance" thread to me, as well.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
MVDP doesn’t ride a trek.
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Originally Posted by big john
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Thats, Like, your opinion, Man.
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I too thought (and still do think) that the opening post was a swipe at Lance Armstrong. If the OP wanted to explain why they don't wish to buy a brand, they could have discussed that in the opening post along with the video that probably 98% of the people reading this thread didn't watch because it appears to be a LA dig. But the OP of this thread isn't the only person to post like this. Many posters in A&S seem to drop a link in the opening post without any thoughts of their own on the subject.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Fact check: Merckx never raced on a Trek.
My first thought. And the greatest American didn't either. Major Taylor.
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Old 04-14-24, 01:28 PM
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I liked the Trek bike I rode, though I only had it for a week or so
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Tadej doesn’t ride a trek.
Fify…again
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