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Old 08-12-09, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by tkn0spdr View Post
Those two statements kind of cancel each other out. You don't dislike Trek, but you'd rather give up doing something you love than ride one?
It would be a tremendous conflict . . . . I would be a mess.

It's just a nightmare scenario I hope I will never have to face.
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Old 08-12-09, 07:38 PM
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I think Trek is the anti-snob bike. Especially the Madone.
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Old 08-12-09, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Drift View Post
It's all marketing. For the most part, you can no more go into your LBS and get the Exact same bike Lance rides than you can go into a Ferrari Dealer and buy the same car Michael Schumacher drove in F1. The stickers will be the same, but it pretty much ends at that. Custom tubes, angles etc. (Although in some instances the consumer can win as we arent relegated to weight limits on our bikes.) Back in the middle of Lance's winning streak, his bikes in the mountain stages were custom Lite Speeds with TREK badges, paint and stickers...
Nope. Trek's team bikes are next year's stock models. The Litespeed Lance rode was a TT bike because Trek didn't make one at the time.

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It's just like MS, not really that bad of an OS but more our hatred towards Bill's richness. And the American thing to be as individual as possible.
Not it isn't. While Windows isn't as bletcherous as it once was, it still trails the industry in every way except market share.
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Been rockin' my 2005 Trek out since 05'. Never the first problem.

ps I love it!
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Old 08-12-09, 09:09 PM
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madone 5.2 I love it.
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Old 08-12-09, 09:22 PM
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pshh, I listened to Trek before they went mainstream, now they just put out pop garbage

oh wait...
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Old 08-12-09, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Drift View Post
It's all marketing. For the most part, you can no more go into your LBS and get the Exact same bike Lance rides than you can go into a Ferrari Dealer and buy the same car Michael Schumacher drove in F1. The stickers will be the same, but it pretty much ends at that. Custom tubes, angles etc. (Although in some instances the consumer can win as we arent relegated to weight limits on our bikes.) Back in the middle of Lance's winning streak, his bikes in the mountain stages were custom Lite Speeds with TREK badges, paint and stickers... The old team 7-11 were Huffy's.... yeah right! If the money was right, i'm sure we could get the top tier racers to ride a Motiv branded bike. This is nothing new to bike racing or MTB for that matter.
I'd like to know where you get your info.

Its been widely known that Lance's early TT bikes were Litespeeds. Then the TTX came out.

Lance's Madone he used in the mountain stages? That was the boron bike, the Madone 6.9 SSLX My shop sold one of the last ones back in '08.

That "special" wheelset that Keith Bontrager made for Lance? The Race XXX Lite. You can walk into any Trek dealer and buy yourself a set.

Trek uses its position in professional cycling to develop and test new product, but most of the stuff they test actually ends up on the showroom floor. Sometimes within a few months of when its first seen (case in point, the new 6 series Madones).

I don't know why everyone hates Trek, nor do I care.

EDIT: Most large bike manufacturers use their professional teams as development platforms. For example, look at Rabobank and the Giant Trinity, Saxo Bank and the Specialized Shiv.

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Trek bikes are top quality. F what anyone says about them.
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Originally Posted by hendrick81 View Post
Trek bikes are top quality. F what anyone says about them.
+1

If anyone can prove otherwise I'm glad to hear it.
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I love my 5.5 looked at other bikes some with lesser components and way more $ then I paid for my Trek. I actually find the higher end Treks are better value than the lower end ones.
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I really think they are nice bikes too. Not just well loved on BF. I'll get a Madone hand me down someday. BTW like Orbea's they fit me well right off the bat. It has been said Orbeas are the Trek's of Spain.

After some researching I do not think they really cost that bad... They do have bragging rights, so they could probably ask a little bit more. Everyone drives a Toyota too.
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Old 08-12-09, 11:23 PM
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- Hand made in the USA
- Race developed/tested by the best team in the world
- Integrated 90mm bottom bracket
- Integrated chainstay speed/cadence sensor
- Asymmetric Fork
- Full DI2 integration
- 100% customizable option

I totally see why people hate Trek. If paying more for an imported name with potentially less innovation is what it takes to be a cool roadie, I'll pass. Don't get me wrong I'd take a sweet imported bike because I pretty much like ALL quality bikes. It just did not make sense to pay more and get what seemed like less just to be different. I try to be unique in other ways but tend not to worry too much about it either way.
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Old 08-12-09, 11:53 PM
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Ok, so who actually hates Trek? It seems that a handful of vocal BF posters think Treks are, at worst, bland and uninspiring, and perhaps more expensive than other comparable bikes from other manufacturers. Pretty tame, and not exactly hateful.
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Old 08-13-09, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I'm a guy that likes to be different. How are you going to be different riding a Trek? You see them everywhere you go.

I don't dislike Trek, although sometimes I sound like I do. I just wouldn't buy one if they were the last bike on earth, for one simple reason . . . . because everybody's got one. And the same goes for Cannondale, Giant and Specialized.

I'd rather not ride at all if I had to ride one of them.
Ding, Ding, Ding...We have a winner the biggest bike snob on the forum. Cares more about the stuff than actually riding. Pathetic.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I'm a guy that likes to be different. How are you going to be different riding a Trek? You see them everywhere you go.

I don't dislike Trek, although sometimes I sound like I do. I just wouldn't buy one if they were the last bike on earth, for one simple reason . . . . because everybody's got one. And the same goes for Cannondale, Giant and Specialized.

I'd rather not ride at all if I had to ride one of them.
One of the reason among many... why I dislike/despise the following brand:

Trek
Cervelo
Orbea
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Originally Posted by pchopper View Post
pshh, I listened to Trek before they went mainstream, now they just put out pop garbage

oh wait...
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Old 08-13-09, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
It's popular to hate on things that are popular
+1

I find myself doing it myself in most things. I generally buy the quirky or unusual. But I got a good price on a 4.7, bought it and love it.

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Old 08-13-09, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by logdrum View Post
...Just met a guy with 15K miles on the select wheels...
Trek makes world class frames. Bont Select wheels are not capable of 15K miles unless you weigh 120 lbs and ride on the worlds smoothest roads.
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Old 08-13-09, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I'm a guy that likes to be different. How are you going to be different riding a Trek? You see them everywhere you go.

I don't dislike Trek, although sometimes I sound like I do. I just wouldn't buy one if they were the last bike on earth, for one simple reason . . . . because everybody's got one. And the same goes for Cannondale, Giant and Specialized.

I'd rather not ride at all if I had to ride one of them.
I'm totally stunned by that statement.
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Originally Posted by estabro View Post
Trek makes world class frames. Bont Select wheels are not capable of 15K miles unless you weigh 120 lbs and ride on the worlds smoothest roads.
Truth - just ask anyone who has ever worked at a Trek dealer. These wheels are warrantied on the order or several a month, for the high-volume sellers. Apparently Trek has finally decided to do away with eyelet-less, paired-spoke wheels for 2010.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I'm a guy that likes to be different. How are you going to be different riding a Trek? You see them everywhere you go.

I don't dislike Trek, although sometimes I sound like I do. I just wouldn't buy one if they were the last bike on earth, for one simple reason . . . . because everybody's got one. And the same goes for Cannondale, Giant and Specialized.

I'd rather not ride at all if I had to ride one of them.
i'm only half way through this thread, but this one's the leader in the clubhouse for "most stupid".
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you folks do realize that you can hang whatever compatible fork, stem, handlebars, group set, wheels, crankset, saddle, and pedals on a bike that you want to, right?
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i love my trek. it's my third since '02 and it won't be my last
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I like Trek just fine. My commuter is a Trek, and when I bought a new road bike I fully intended to get a Trek. The problem? While I loved the Madone, I didn't love the 2.1 or 2.3. The geometry was too comfort-oriented, and at my price point I could get a much better bike from someone else.
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Originally Posted by estabro View Post
Trek makes world class frames. Bont Select wheels are not capable of 15K miles unless you weigh 120 lbs and ride on the worlds smoothest roads.
It did look pretty rough the brake surface bur he swears he had it that long. My Mavic Reflexes had been rolling since 1997 (from previous owner) and I have a Campagnolo Omega Hardox that I am using now that I got used. If you've been around you know how old this rim is. Not everyone is that fat or heavy and we don't have that much humidity or salt water here.
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