Trek is one of the most influencing brands of the last decades. Starting as a little company with 5 employees, the company from Waterloo, Wisconsin became one of the biggest players on the market. Probably the biggest brakethrough in the company's history was the introduction of OCLV carbon frames in the early 90s combined with the partnership with the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team. Trek bikes became famous worldwide and reached a tremendous rate of success.
The Trek 5200 road bike we present you here is based on the same frame USPS team rode in the 2002 season and it also sports the same team color scheme. Trek advertised this heavily with slogans like "now USPS Team can ride the same stock frame you do". As the 5200 model, it is equipped mostly with Shimano Ultegra parts, with an exception of the Dura-Ace crankset. Even some of the parts are the same spec as the team version such as the Deda Newton bars. This bike is further equipped with Mavic red anodized rims, FSA stem, Selcof seatpost or Selle Italia saddle.
This already classic US made bike is a great ride and with the team color scheme, it certainly looks sharp too. Regardless of how we think about the famous / now infamous American squad, only humans are riding bikes - bikes themselves remain innocent.
|Size (Center-Top)||52 cm|
|Top Tube||54 cm|
|Head Tube||11 cm|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultrgra 6500 STI 9-speed|
|Crankset||Shimano Dura-Ace 7700; 172.5 mm; 53/39|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Octalink|
|Seat||Selle Italia Filante|
|Hubs||Coda Sachs; 9-speed; 25/13 ratio|
|Rims||Mavic CXP23; 700C clinchers|
|Tires||Schwalbe Lugano; 622/25 clinchers|
|Stem||FSA OS; 115 mm|
|Stembar||Deda Newton; 42 cm|