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Trek 5200(4 posts)

Trek 5200lott
May 6, 2001 5:23 PM
Sorry this is so long but I'm going to post this same thing under the bike review. I hope this helps others.

Trek 5200(2000 model) is a great rode bike. I moved up from a Trek 2200(Aluminum) to this bike. The ride is very smooth and stable. I feel like I can climb faster with this bike, at least when I'm in the saddle(my riding buddies say I'm just trying to justify the purchase this way). When I stand, it doesn't feel quite as responsive as aluminum but close enough. I opted for the double instead of the triple(I'm 5'8" and 145) because with my weight I'm light enough to climb 95% of the hills that I'll ever try to attempt. I ended up getting Speedplay X-2 pedals. One recommendation would be to start selecting shoes first. Selecting a bike is easy but finding a pair of shoes you like that fit and don't cost you an arm and a leg to purchase is harder. Overall a great bike especially if you can get a good deal on one.
May 6, 2001 6:50 PM
I have a 2001, came from a steel ride.

5'6", 130lbs - we aren't too dissimilar :)

I can't agree more, the bike climbs very well - everything I expected in the bike.
re: Trek 5200LC
May 6, 2001 11:02 PM
Hope those tubes don't come unglued like so many I have seen happen to.
How many is "so many" ?Andy
May 8, 2001 10:38 PM
How many Trek OCLV frames have you seen come unglued?