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Are Treks good bikes?

Old 11-05-09, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
I like turtles.

Turtles? WTF dude, if you can't answer my question seriously why don't you put a sock in it?
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Old 11-05-09, 01:55 PM
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Yes but as with every other brand theres bad and theres good. I mean shimano makes the components on my brothers walmart bike and it sucks but they also make Di2 which is some of the most advanced cycling technology ever. You have to be smart with your decision and look at the bike not the name unless your THAT GUY!!!
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Old 11-05-09, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by tsohg View Post
This is a troll, right?
yes. Also, for the record, I like turtles as well.
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Old 11-05-09, 04:28 PM
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nobody rides Trek, they're too freakin' popular.
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Old 11-05-09, 04:33 PM
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Believe it or not, the new Madones are some of the best made carbon frames on the market right now. The lay-up techniques and design is better than just about anything coming out of Asia's mass production lines. Not that Asia's plants are bad, they're not. It's just that the new Madone has alot of attention to detail in it's engineering.

The other CF frames on the market right now I'm quite fond of (as far as quality goes), is the BMC Pro's, Orbea, and Scott's.
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Old 11-05-09, 04:37 PM
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Treks suck, and despite that, they have been ridden to victory in 8 Tour de Frances, the Giro and the Vuelta.

I mean, go figure.
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Old 11-05-09, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by rogger View Post
I don't know. Why are you asking me? I want to know if they are good bikes and now you tell me they're not? This is confusing.
Sorry, I wasn't questioning you. I was referring to the posts of the other posts that are bashing on Trek. I wonder also because I was looking into Treks for a long time before my purchase.
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Old 11-05-09, 05:08 PM
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Lance is a jerk. He and JB need to kiss Conti's butt.
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Old 11-05-09, 06:59 PM
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im only 12 wat does trek?/
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Turtles don't make good bikes, however.
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Old 11-05-09, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by JonnyV View Post
nobody rides Trek, they're too freakin' popular.
heh

Yes, Treks are good bikes. Just as good as the best of them. Maybe even better. Who knows. At some point you're just splitting hairs.

People don't like how much they cost at MSRP, but that's a different matter.
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Old 11-05-09, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrea138 View Post
Lance is a jerk. He and JB need to kiss Conti's butt.
Are you lost?
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Old 11-05-09, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by rogger View Post
Turtles? WTF dude, if you can't answer my question seriously why don't you put a sock in it?
I put a sock in my Trek. . . dampened road vibrations.

Serious answer: Trek makes fine bikes, just like any other big name brand (Specialized, Giant, etc.). I put 2000 miles on my 2.1 this summer, including a century and lots of 50+ mile rides. It's not as nice as a lot of other bikes, but not once was my bike the reason I couldn't keep up with someone.

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Old 11-05-09, 08:13 PM
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On a serious note to actually answer the OP's questions...

all trek road bikes are "good" bikes. They are just as good as any other big name brand bike out there. That being said, the lower end treks are over priced compared to similar brands for the components you get. The Madone's are all good bikes. The higher end ones (made in the USA) are just as good as most other high end carbon frames.
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Old 11-05-09, 08:21 PM
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OP...Trek make good bikes...no bike company survives that long, has such a large customer base, wins at least 10 grand tours if they dont make a quality bike.

I on the other hand sometimes feel like I am riding like a turtle.
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Old 11-05-09, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Treks suck, and despite that, they have been ridden to victory in 8 Tour de Frances, the Giro and the Vuelta.

I mean, go figure.


From Trek's site:
"Trek Bicycles and Lance Armstrong have forged a relationship that not only produced a history-making seven Tour de France victories, but also one that pushed the development of cutting-edge bicycle technology to new levels. "

And that means we ordinary cyclists benefit from that cutting-edge bicycle technology.
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Old 11-05-09, 08:40 PM
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...quoting the Trek website and mentioning Lance just about seals the deal...

OP...it appears Trek does make good bikes.
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Old 11-05-09, 08:54 PM
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I've broken 7, yes 7 Trek frames. Four in 2007 alone. Why I didn't stop at 3, I'll never know. In my book, "no" they are not good bikes. But maybe my luck is just that bad because I do see lots of happy people on them.

My current bike is a Specialized, it hasn't broken yet.
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Old 11-05-09, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Trogon View Post
I've broken 7, yes 7 Trek frames. Four in 2007 alone. Why I didn't stop at 3, I'll never know. In my book, "no" they are not good bikes. But maybe my luck is just that bad because I do see lots of happy people on them.

My current bike is a Specialized, it hasn't broken yet.
what in the world did you do to brake 4 frames in one year?
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Originally Posted by Trogon View Post
I've broken 7, yes 7 Trek frames. Four in 2007 alone. Why I didn't stop at 3, I'll never know. In my book, "no" they are not good bikes. But maybe my luck is just that bad because I do see lots of happy people on them.

My current bike is a Specialized, it hasn't broken yet.
Is it morning over there already**********

If'n you'd lose some of that excess weight you wouldn't keep breaking your bikes.

You need a Strong .. er bike.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Treks suck, and despite that, they have been ridden to victory in 8 Tour de Frances, the Giro and the Vuelta.

I mean, go figure.
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Old 11-05-09, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by velocanuck View Post
what in the world did you do to brake 4 frames in one year?
The LBS guy asked me that too, and I know it sounds ridiculous but every break was Just Ridin' Around. All driveside chain stays, one at the BB junction, 3 at the dropout junction, 1 upper, two lower. I'm not a big guy, 6'3" and 129 pounds and I sure don't stress a bike like Thor Boonen, but the proof is in the puddin'. Was always able to get home and never ended up on the ground.

Trek and I finally parted ways when I did my final warranty replacement - they told me not to come back, and in fact offered me cash which I took. I loved those bikes, bought a new one each year that LA won the TdF starting in 2001. Kind of a collector's thing except I rode them. The 2005 bike lasted until 2007 and then it all went downhill with the next three.

I'd still say that they're good bikes but I wouldn't buy one even if I wasn't blacklisted. My luck sux I guess.
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Originally Posted by TMB View Post
Is it morning over there already**********

If'n you'd lose some of that excess weight you wouldn't keep breaking your bikes.

You need a Strong .. er bike.
It's 11:21 and I am bored to tears.

I only weight 129 so I doubt it's a weight problem.
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Originally Posted by TMB View Post
Is it morning over there already**********

If'n you'd lose some of that excess weight you wouldn't keep breaking your bikes.

You need a Strong .. er bike.
So, what do you now like?
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I have a Trek, hence they're popular.

It came with a carbon seat mast, twin bottle mounts and dual wheels.

It's a better bike than I am a rider.

Everything from a mid range bike (105 equipped) on up from any of the major manufacturers will be a fine ride. There will be differences in geometry and different choices in componentry, but at any pricepoint you should have a number of bikes from different manufacturers that are all very competitive.

Any bikes good enough to be ridden in the tour are certainly good enough for us mere mortals that have to pay for our bicycles.
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