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Old 07-19-06, 06:19 PM
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Trek helmet replacement pads

I'm posting this here because y'all ride a lot of miles compared to some of the other forums, and probably wear out a few helmet pads.

Anyway, does anyone have a line on where I might order replacement pads for a Trek helmet - the el cheapo enthusiast "Vapor 3" model to be precise? I can't find a thing online, and any dealer I've called has given me the ol' "Gosh, I dunno. We don't stock them... I mean I guess I could try and order them... but have no idea how long it might take or what it might cost..." And there's absolutely nothing mentioned on the Trek website.

I sure wish I'd bought a Specialized helmet. Had I known their replacement pads would be easily available via their website, while tracking down Trek pads would be like searching for the damn holy grail, it would have been a slam dunk decision.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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Old 07-19-06, 07:11 PM
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Try contacting Trek directly:

http://www2.trekbikes.com/us/en/Insi...Contact_Us.php
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Old 07-19-06, 08:13 PM
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Call customer service, they are great. I have the same helmet and they sent me replacements for free.
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Old 07-19-06, 11:40 PM
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Thanks guys. I fired off an e-mail to Trek. And I'll call them if they don't respond.

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Originally Posted by DanO220
any dealer I've called has given me the ol' "Gosh, I dunno. We don't stock them... I mean I guess I could try and order them... but have no idea how long it might take or what it might cost..."

Really? That is *so* contrary to my experience:

In the past year I've gone into three seperate, unaffiliated bike stores in New York/New Jersey, looking for these foam hemet pads. (Not because I wear them out, or even because I use them in my helmet...but because my wife uses them to prevent blisters on her feet from her sandals!).

In every instance the dealer has said "Here, take them, no one ever uses them anyway" and reached into a brand new helmet box, pulled out the little 4-pack of replacement pads, and given them to me. For free.
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
Really? That is *so* contrary to my experience:

In the past year I've gone into three seperate, unaffiliated bike stores in New York/New Jersey, looking for these foam hemet pads. (Not because I wear them out, or even because I use them in my helmet...but because my wife uses them to prevent blisters on her feet from her sandals!).

In every instance the dealer has said "Here, take them, no one ever uses them anyway" and reached into a brand new helmet box, pulled out the little 4-pack of replacement pads, and given them to me. For free.
Well I've gotta say that at least the 3 Trek dealers I called could take a hint from NY/New Jersey. I know 3 shops don't necessarily reflect the entire L.A. metro area, but they really were as unhelpful as I described in my original post. And the shop were I originally bought the helmet was the first one I called.

Anyway; I contacted Trek directly like foxden and worker4youth suggested. It took them just hours to respond to my e-mail in order to confirm my snail mail address so they can send me some pads gratis. I should have thought to do that before pissin' and moaning on the forums. But all's well that ends well.

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Hi, All,

Sorry for attaching this reply to a 4-year-old thread but it seemed on point for what I want to ask...

I'm trying to locate replacement pads for a particular Gary Fisher helmet that was made for Trek.

I've already contacted Trek (they say the pads are #68950) but they said that, in my case, the helmet is actually a model from some years ago so the pads probably aren't being made anymore...what's worse, the item number was likely reassigned already to something else...

Anyway, I've been looking online (and, yes, checked my local reputable bike store) for pads, but no luck yet.

Might any of you have insight into where else to look (maybe you know a reputable place that DOES have them?) or maybe you have ideas of other places to check?

Please let me (us all) know, and thank you very much.

Sincerely,
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Just an update since this is the first thing that pops up on google. Trek has replacement pads for sale online: http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?...&bShopOnline=1

$10 + $8 shipping!!!!!
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Originally Posted by hardyt View Post
Just an update since this is the first thing that pops up on google. Trek has replacement pads for sale online: http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?...&bShopOnline=1

$10 + $8 shipping!!!!!
Thanks, hardyt, but, at least in my case, I don't think that these pads are the replacements I sought...I was looking for pieces that are noticeably smaller than these.

Thanks for the lead, though. :-)

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Old 03-25-11, 10:00 PM
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Yeah, those aren't the pads I'm looking for either. I just couldn't believe the price. $18! Trek customer support went from gratis to $18. At least give us reasonable shipping!
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