Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Touring in Style on the Trek 520 this Spring.

With our club developing an interest in multiple day tour riding, I talked with our Trek rep today about the 2014 Trek 520 which is a steel frame touring bike that has a great reputation and an even better price point at $1430. This bike is a fully designed touring rig made for comfort and ease in handling multiple day riding in all conditions. It comes with a super durable Shimano drive train set up with the tour rider in mind featuring a 48/36/26 chainring combination as well as an 11-32 cassette, making hill climbing that much easier when carrying heavy loads. It also comes with the back rack already installed and has the capabilities of mounting a front rack also.

As all of our blossoming tour riders know, Bruce Day has been riding his Trek 520 for a few years now and I am sure you can ask his opinion on the quality of this bike.

We, at the Bikers Choice are about to put in a Spring order with Trek Bikes next week and we would love to help all our blossoming tour riders get into a bike that is truly built for touring so you have the opportunity to get accustom to the way it rides before you head out on the Spring Tour Ride from the Kentucky State Line down to Ardmore Alabama in late April.

If you have an interest in looking into your first tour bike, you can access information on the TREK 520 here or feel free to contact me at the Bikers Choice Monday through Saturday or shoot me an email at bkortness@comcast.net.

1 comment:

coastdownhills said...

After two years of intensive research and a few test rides back in 2005 I chose the Trek 520 for my absolutely must not break down tour in the UK. It has been a great and reliable machine. Even though it's heavier than a road bike, I prefer it when riding all day alone or with patient companions. Hence its name, "Dawdler." The fat tires and gear range are a miracle. "Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain."
Having it with fenders and panniers lets me do most of my local errands by bike.