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Old 09-09-14, 06:06 PM
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Trek 520 with disc brakes?

520 Disc - Trek Bicycle

looks brand new.....any reviews?
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Old 09-09-14, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by lurch0038 View Post
520 Disc - Trek Bicycle

looks brand new.....any reviews?
Too new for review; haven't seen anything yet. I imagine it is no different than last years model other than the brakes...
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Old 09-09-14, 08:09 PM
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Finally! A Trek 520 with disc brakes:




Looks like a capable all-arounder and touring bike.
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Old 09-09-14, 08:19 PM
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I guess the Trek folks finally decided to jump on the disc brake touring bandwagon. I still love my Disc Trucker and will recommend the buhjezzus out of it but it is not too shabby seeing more options out there. Though it is a touch late maybe?

I just wish they would have some sort of heritage logo for it. I am not big on the Trek font.
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Old 09-09-14, 08:26 PM
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Do fatties fit fine?!
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Old 09-09-14, 08:32 PM
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You could fit up to 42 C tires without fenders, 35 C with fenders. Plenty big enough for any expedition touring plans in your future.
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Old 10-15-14, 10:36 PM
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This or the upcoming 920.

Anyone find anything on weight of the 520 disc?

Thanks!

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Old 10-16-14, 12:22 AM
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If I didn't have my Soma Doublecross I'd buy that trek in a heartbeat.
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Old 10-16-14, 09:38 AM
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Re: weight ?, If you dont find it on the Trek Website, go to the bike shop , weigh one when they get it . Which they will, if you order one.

seems weight weenies dont buy touring bikes anyhow .. Get a Carbon frame/ fork bike like nun.

then cut the handles off your tooth brush, like Nicholas Crane did..

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Old 10-16-14, 10:00 AM
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WUT no Rohloff yet ???? Pfffffffft
POS fer cheapskates.
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Old 10-16-14, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mjrLV View Post
...Anyone find anything on weight of the 520 disc?
Add ~2 lbs to the weight of a 520.
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Old 10-16-14, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by seeker333 View Post
Add ~2 lbs to the weight of a 520.
Thanks...So around 30-32lbs I assume.

Just wanted to get an idea, realtive to my currrent bike.
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Old 10-16-14, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Re: weight ?, If you dont find it on the Trek Website, go to the bike shop , weigh one when they get it . Which they will, if you order one.
Sometimes, bob, you're not too helpful you want us to BUY a bicycle to see how much it weighs?
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Old 10-16-14, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by seeker333 View Post
Add ~2 lbs to the weight of a 520.
Adding more weight to an "upgrade" probably seemed contra indicated to some at Trek, hence the 920 Disc.
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Old 10-16-14, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by GamblerGORD53 View Post
WUT no Rohloff yet ???? Pfffffffft
POS fer cheapskates.
That's a cool idea in a way. They could make a real expensive model with a SON dynamo hub, expensive front light and Rohloff rear hub.
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Old 10-16-14, 07:19 PM
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It is a fine bike if you are okay the alu. frame with Thru-axles.
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Old 10-16-14, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View Post
That's a cool idea in a way. They could make a real expensive model with a SON dynamo hub, expensive front light and Rohloff rear hub.
That would be sweet. You got your power, low maintenance drive train, and the smooth ride of a tour bike. I'd buy one.
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Old 09-03-17, 12:16 PM
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Just got one a few weeks ago. Went on a 40 mile over night ride and camped. So far I love it. Also got the Fuji " touring ", wanted to compare the two. Haven't loaded the Fuji down yet, so it will be interesting to compare for myself instead of reading about it by other riders. Will give my humble opinion soon. The "gun metal" Black paint job looks nice, the disc brakes handled my "extra-wheel" very nicely coming down hills. ( Alaska ). May need slightly smaller front chainring. ( or better yet, I need to get in better shape )��
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Originally Posted by Rollingthrough View Post
Just got one...
You've responded to a 3 year old thread.

BTW, Trek 520 is no longer sold as a rim-braked bike as of 2018 models - disc brake is only option for the 520. Similarly, Surly LHT is no longer sold with cantilever brakes as of 2018 models - Vee brake is only option on LHT Complete.

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Old 09-03-17, 03:27 PM
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My bad I guess? I thought the original thread was about the Trek 520 with disc brakes. 3 years ago? I believe 2017 is the first year of this feature?
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Old 09-03-17, 04:18 PM
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future here right now Disk baby Disk
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Old 09-04-17, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Rollingthrough View Post
My bad I guess? I thought the original thread was about the Trek 520 with disc brakes. 3 years ago? I believe 2017 is the first year of this feature?
Trek 520 Disc debuted in Fall 2014 as a 2015 model, thus the point of the OP.
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Old 09-04-17, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Dream Cyclery View Post
It is a fine bike if you are okay the alu. frame with Thru-axles.
Frame material

Steel

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Fork

Steel

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Old 09-04-17, 07:52 PM
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Just recently got back into bicycling after many years, thanks for the information.
I sure like mine so far.
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Old 09-07-17, 02:29 PM
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Thinking about adding one to my stable.
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