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Good Bike shop on seattle for buying Trek 1000 or 1200

Old 08-01-06, 03:33 PM
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Good Bike shop on seattle for buying Trek 1000 or 1200

Hello,
Im getting either trek 1000 or 1200 this week.
I;m making a trip down to seattle to buy one this saturday but the bike shop that I know sold all of their Trek 1200 stock.(skagit cycle center in burlington)
Do you guys recommend any other bike shops around seattle? any good deals on it?
thanks
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I have purchaced bikes from a couple of places. Gregg's Cycle (Greenlake, Bellevue, or Aurora) is the three-headed monster. Biggest around. It was an ok experience.

I also went out to Sammamish Valley Cycle in Redmond. Much better experience. I do recommend taking a look at them.

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If you're absolutely keen on a Trek, I think Gregg's Greenlake and Aurora Cycle are the only shops in Seattle proper that carry them. Outside of Seattle, there's Bicycles West in Lynnwood I believe. Gregg's owns Aurora (effectively the same store), but Aurora has that small bike shop feel to it.
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Originally Posted by daver42
If you're absolutely keen on a Trek, I think Gregg's Greenlake and Aurora Cycle are the only shops in Seattle proper that carry them. Outside of Seattle, there's Bicycles West in Lynnwood I believe. Gregg's owns Aurora (effectively the same store), but Aurora has that small bike shop feel to it.
I'm not KEEN on Trek, it's just that I've been a Trek rider for 8 years (mountain bike Y-33) and loved how they feel on me. I'm buying a road bike to switch over and apparently Trek 1000 series have the best bang for your buck.
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Originally Posted by don_lee103
I'm not KEEN on Trek, it's just that I've been a Trek rider for 8 years (mountain bike Y-33) and loved how they feel on me. I'm buying a road bike to switch over and apparently Trek 1000 series have the best bang for your buck.
Any other good store?
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I don't remember the name, but there is a Trek dealer in Issaquah. It's right in the center of downtown.
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Originally Posted by OPC
I have purchaced bikes from a couple of places. Gregg's Cycle (Greenlake, Bellevue, or Aurora) is the three-headed monster. Biggest around. It was an ok experience.

I also went out to Sammamish Valley Cycle in Redmond. Much better experience. I do recommend taking a look at them.

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The Gregg's website show availability at their stores. I don't know how accurate it is though.
I had a reasonably good experience at the Bellevue store.

Sammamish Valley Cycle doesn't carry Treks.

I've had good experiences at Montlake Cycles but they don't carry Treks either.
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I've always had good luck with Center Cycles, in Tukwila (South of Seattle). They carry Treks, amongst other brands, and have been very friendly when I've gone in. They haven't updated their website in a long time, though.

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Originally Posted by don_lee103
...I'm buying a road bike to switch over and apparently Trek 1000 series have the best bang for your buck.
Absolutely. I'd also give the Specialized Allez, Lemond Etape, and Bianchi Brava a test spin too. All sold at Gregg's as well. That's what's great about them, they carry a variety for you to test ride. Performance Bike in the U-District have Scotts, Schwinns, and Raleighs and they discount their bikes and gear more often than Gregg's does. -D
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Originally Posted by daver42
Absolutely. I'd also give the Specialized Allez, Lemond Etape, and Bianchi Brava a test spin too. All sold at Gregg's as well. That's what's great about them, they carry a variety for you to test ride. Performance Bike in the U-District have Scotts, Schwinns, and Raleighs and they discount their bikes and gear more often than Gregg's does. -D
Yes, specialized allez's are definately on my list. I just called Gregg's and they had one 1200 58cm in stock. I put it on hold but they are not willing to give discounts at all.... (it was a 2006 model too) do you guys think $829 for a 1200 is reasonable for 2006 model? I think not... and their price on Trek 1000 2006 model was also more $$ ($650) than the skagit cycle center ($629 for 2007 model)....
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What about B-ham

Assuming you're from the Burlington area, have you checked with Kulshan up in Bellingham for Treks? Bellingham used to be a good place for bike deals, but now I think that has changed. The shops are still good just not much in the way of bargains anymore. Did Skagit check their shop in Anacortes?
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Originally Posted by semdoug
Assuming you're from the Burlington area, have you checked with Kulshan up in Bellingham for Treks? Bellingham used to be a good place for bike deals, but now I think that has changed. The shops are still good just not much in the way of bargains anymore. Did Skagit check their shop in Anacortes?
damn... out of stock... only 1000 available.. Should I just buy Trek 1000 for now? I dont ever plan to upgrade the whole bike in next couple of years if I buy these. But I'm upgrading whole bunch of gears like pedals.. etc. What do you guys think? Should I wait for the 2007 1200 to come out or just buy the 1000?
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Originally Posted by don_lee103
damn... out of stock... only 1000 available.. Should I just buy Trek 1000 for now? I dont ever plan to upgrade the whole bike in next couple of years if I buy these. But I'm upgrading whole bunch of gears like pedals.. etc. What do you guys think? Should I wait for the 2007 1200 to come out or just buy the 1000?
It depends on how bad you want to ride now. How long would you have to wait?
When I was considering the Trek 1000 or 1200 I went ahead and bought the 1000 because it's the same frame and fork as the 1200, I didn't mind having 8 spd. (chains and cassettes are cheaper and seem to last longer), sora works well even if it has a different mechanisms (see many other threads about sora), parts wear out and when they do you have an opportunity to upgrade.

My $.02
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Have you seen this...

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/lt2100.htm

Full Shimano 105 for less than the Trek. They seem to have 58cm in stock. These are sized same as Treks. Free shipping, and comes with clipless pedals.
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Originally Posted by oneradtec
Have you seen this...

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/lt2100.htm

Full Shimano 105 for less than the Trek. They seem to have 58cm in stock. These are sized same as Treks. Free shipping, and comes with clipless pedals.
Yes and thank you, but I would rather buy Trek because they are more known to be good quality to most people who are interested in cycling. (So If there is a chance when I could upgrade my whole bike, I would get more $$ on my bike)
I'm reasearching on the Trek bikes right now Trek 1000 from year 2002-2006 model doesnt even have a price difference... it stays at the same around $600 USD after shipping and stuff.
Also more questions, I know that the sora shifters have the different shifting position than the Tiagra and I've heard it's difficult to switch a gear because of this.. is this true? I would just wish that I had a better shifters but apparently it would cost more than just to buy a new 1200....
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Updated Notice.
As many of you recommended alot of bike dealers, I have contacted them and here is the situation.
Gregg's Cycle - One 58cm Trek 1200 year 2006 is available for $829... No discounts.. I was able to put it on hold for me until saturday.
Sammamish Valley cycle - They don't carry Trek.
Kulshan Bike Shop - Only Trek 1000's are available. $650.
Center Cycles - Same above. Trek 1000's are available for $650.

Year 2006 models (Trek 1000) are still selling for for $650 but I could get the new 2007 model for $629 @ the Skagit Cycle Center. (No discounts for last year bikes?)
Should I go ahead and buy that 1200 or buy 1000 for now and when the gear breaks then upgrade? I've heard that Trek 1000's component break easier than the 1200 because they care crappier.
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just because lance armstrong road a "trek" to seven tour de france victories doesnt mean that you should buy one. yes it is all in the name but try "BLUE COMPETITION"

check out www.rideblue.com and find your nearest dealer. they are excellent bikes with good value and sweet looking bikes. you could get an RC5AL with a carbon fork for a reasonable price.

RIDE BLUE!!!!!

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Originally Posted by mikev102
just because lance armstrong road a "trek" to seven tour de france victories doesnt mean that you should buy one. yes it is all in the name but try "BLUE COMPETITION"

check out www.rideblue.com and find your nearest dealer. they are excellent bikes with good value and sweet looking bikes. you could get an RC5AL with a carbon fork for a reasonable price.

RIDE BLUE!!!!!

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Please read the post above!
Yes and thank you, but I would rather buy Trek because they are more known to be good quality to most people who are interested in cycling. (So If there is a chance when I could upgrade my whole bike, I would get more $$ on my bike)
I'm reasearching on the Trek bikes right now Trek 1000 from year 2002-2006 model doesnt even have a price difference... it stays at the same around $600 USD after shipping and stuff.
Also more questions, I know that the sora shifters have the different shifting position than the Tiagra and I've heard it's difficult to switch a gear because of this.. is this true? I would just wish that I had a better shifters but apparently it would cost more than just to buy a new 1200....
After all, I don't care if Lance took out his Trek for the competition. Trek's has the high value $$$ than any other bikes on ebay. (besides Specialized)
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treks check out bike tech in tacoma/olympia...big sale this weekend https://biketechonline.com/index.cfm
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Ride Blue

I second the recommendation of Blue Competition. They are 3 years old and already have 5 pro teams riding the. They are fast,look fast and handle tremendously!
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I second the recommendation of Blue Competition. They are 3 years old and already have 5 pro teams riding the. They are fast,look fast and handle tremendously!
JR_Chicago

You're not a shill for Blue or anything are you?
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No but..

I bought one the minute I rode it. I have 8 bikes. Have ridden many b/f but never have my speeds been as fast.
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Redmond Cycles in Redmond also is a Trek dealer... don't know what they have in stock though.

Not to be an ass, but have you tried just doing a dealer search on Treks website and making a few calls to see what's in the area?... if you're sure that's what your set on.
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Is it true that in the US, Trek discontinued the 1200? It's not on their US website anymore, though it is on their UK one. There was some discussion about this on some post back in August, I think.

If Trek isn't shipping 2007's to US shops, the OP will certainly have difficulty finding one.
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