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5200 trek(3 posts)

5200 trekzero1
Aug 3, 2001 4:26 AM
i just had my derosa stolen and am thinking about replacing it with a trek 5200...any insights
Beware of frame sizemc3
Aug 3, 2001 4:36 AM
I just got one and love it, but keep in mind that Trek measures the frame from the bottom bracket to the top of the seat collar, so they are smaller than you think with longer top tube lengths. Make sure you ride it before purchasing.
Same situationAtombomber
Aug 3, 2001 9:46 AM
Though less recent (May 13th, 1:15pm-1:30pm), my Marinoni was stolen. I had this bike for 4 years, and was riding classic Italian geometry bikes for many years before.

I ended up getting a Trek 5200 with no regrets. Same vertical compliant comfort, but much lighter and much more lateral stiffness. Size the Trek OCLV by the top tube length rather than the seat tube length. The Icon stem can be used either up or down, so there is not a worry that the frame will not be tall enough. I've got my post out, on my 60cm frame, to the maximum height and use the stem down with 25mm of spacers. The drop from the seat top to the bar top is about 12cm. I was told in an E-mail reply from Trek that I could use up to 40mm of spacers with my sized frame.

If the bike fits you, I can be sure that you will enjoy it. Many here feel that Trek OCLVs lack character and have an engineered ride quality. I really enjoy the ride quality of my bike, and do not regret any aspect of the purchase.