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Old 10-22-19, 05:12 AM
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Too much Trek

Too much Trek out here. I canít believe how many people are riding Trek.

Good bikes but holy moses. I see Trek bicycles everywhere I go.
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Old 10-22-19, 06:02 AM
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How is that such a problem for you?
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Old 10-22-19, 06:08 AM
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I've had two Trek bikes and both were fine bikes. Many of my friends ride them, too. Good dealer support. Fair pricing.

If Bike Forums existed in the 60's and 70's, people would have complained about too many Schwinns and Fujis.

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Old 10-22-19, 06:14 AM
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Trek must be stopped! Balance needs to be restored. Onward Giant, onward Bianchi!
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Old 10-22-19, 06:27 AM
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see lots of Ford's on the road too
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Old 10-22-19, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
Too much Trek out here. I canít believe how many people are riding Trek.

Good bikes but holy moses. I see Trek bicycles everywhere I go.
That ought to make you appear more unique than the masses!

Unless you ride a Trek, too.

BTW, I hope you don't own a Toyota Corolla. They're everywhere, like hordes of locusts.
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Old 10-22-19, 06:37 AM
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HA!....I'm old enough to remember when Trek was a "young turk" company.

"Trek?" as in 'Star Trek'?" I asked a friend who was considering purchasing a Trek bike at the time. I remember thinking, what a dumb name for a company.

.....god, that was a lifetime ago.
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Old 10-22-19, 06:39 AM
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I'd rather see Trek than spesh.

Maybe the Trek dealer or dealers are pretty good there.
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Old 10-22-19, 06:43 AM
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Not that many of them around here. Afaik, there's only one dealer that sell them. Merida, Scott and Kross seem to be the most popular brands I see on streets.
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Old 10-22-19, 06:48 AM
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Lots of Trek bicycles in Wisconsin...hmm.
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Old 10-22-19, 06:52 AM
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The important thing is that people are riding them. How many bikes suffer just a few rides and then are relegated to the shed to deteriorate?
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Old 10-22-19, 07:09 AM
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You could hand out red jerseys to Trekkers...
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My first "real" road racer was a used Trek 660 with Campy Nuovo and Modolo brakes with, check this out, aero levers. Rode the hell out of that bike until the head tube developed a crack. Became my trainer bike until I dialed it up to 400 watts and snapped the right chainstay. A few years later I bought my first MTB. Trek 930. Rode the hell out of that, too. When I decided I didn't want it anymore I put it in the alley with the rest of the trash. Someone took it within two hours. I like to think it's still being ridden today.
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Old 10-22-19, 07:42 AM
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My first commuter and real MTB was a Trek 4500, ca. 2000. I paid it onward when I decided to try road cycling instead in '03.
My current commuter is a Trek SU100, ca. 2006/2007 that I got on CL in 2018 for a whopping $150. That thing is a tank and I love it. Best $150 I ever spent.
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Old 10-22-19, 08:36 AM
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Nothing wrong with Trek, but not my cup of tea. Like many, when I started cycling I looked first at Trek, before deciding the Trek shops around here suck and the hybrids were pretty dull. Went Specialized and never looked back, at least for hybrids. Next hybrid will be Specialized also. I realize that's like saying Ford sucks but Chevy doesn't, but most Treks are just a turn off to me for no real reason. Project One Madone on the other hand...
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Old 10-22-19, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
You could hand out red jerseys to Trekkers...
They're so short lived, though.

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Old 10-22-19, 09:13 AM
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Bikes are largely commodities with off-the-shelf parts. Little differentiation other than support and dealer network.
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Old 10-22-19, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by hefeweizen View Post
I'd rather see Trek than spesh.

Maybe the Trek dealer or dealers are pretty good there.
I'm a 3x conformist--I have a Trek, a Spesh and a Giant. I'm happy with all of them.

Is this a variation on a "no one goes there, it's too crowded" thread?
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Old 10-22-19, 09:23 AM
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Specialized x 2; Giant x 1 here. That should gratify the op, but I expect it will offend others.

Edit: forgot to mention, I fully realize now, having read this thread, that all three of my bicycles are 'just commodities' with little to differentiate them either from each other or from other bicycles.

Sad.
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Old 10-22-19, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
My first "real" road racer was a used Trek 660 with Campy Nuovo and Modolo brakes with, check this out, aero levers. Rode the hell out of that bike until the head tube developed a crack. Became my trainer bike until I dialed it up to 400 watts and snapped the right chainstay. A few years later I bought my first MTB. Trek 930. Rode the hell out of that, too. When I decided I didn't want it anymore I put it in the alley with the rest of the trash. Someone took it within two hours. I like to think it's still being ridden today.
The 660 was a heck of a race bike. I had one that I built up into my first CX bike by jamming the skinniest knobbies I could find in there. (Worked great in September. In December, not so much.) I think Trek is missing a trick by not reissuing it as a neo-retro model. Maybe they still have all the lugs in a crate somewhere.
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Specialized x 2; Giant x 1 here. That should gratify the op, but I expect it will offend others.

Edit: forgot to mention, I fully realize now, having read this thread, that all three of my bicycles are 'just commodities' with little to differentiate them either from each other or from other bicycles.

Sad.
Whoever wrote that has obviously never experienced the Fenwick Spudster FDNXDMV with the hydrocephalic polymolycarbo frame, cybernetic shifting and double-left threaded veeblefetzer drive.
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Whoever wrote that has obviously never experienced the Fenwick Spudster FDNXDMV with the hydrocephalic polymolycarbo frame, cybernetic shifting and double-left threaded veeblefetzer drive.
Does it have illusory drop bars?
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Does it have illusory drop bars?

Better--they're utterly delusional!!!
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Old 10-22-19, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
Too much Trek out here. I canít believe how many people are riding Trek.

Good bikes but holy moses. I see Trek bicycles everywhere I go.
In my opinion, Trek didn't Pay Lance Armstrong enough. They are still Rolling on the tidal wave that Lance gave them.
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Old 10-22-19, 10:41 AM
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I'm guessing the LBS in your area are Trek dealers? If you are seeing a lot of Treks on the road, that is a good thing. Better than Big Box bikes. Really anything with 2 (or even 3) wheels is good. It means people are going outside and riding. I'm happy with my Specialized. My husband likes his Trek. It shouldn't matter to you what anyone else rides.
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