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Trek 5200 or Guru Racelite??? HELP?!!(8 posts)

Trek 5200 or Guru Racelite??? HELP?!!fishman25
Nov 28, 2002 8:02 AM
Hey boys trying to decide between a 2003 5200 and a 2003 Guru Racelite. The Guru is a Canadian made bike,(I will be buying in Canada), is aluminum with a carbon rear section, full ultegra, ksyriums, guru's own carbon fork. The trek doesn't have Ksyriums, but Bontis. Anyone know how they compare? Basically the choice comes down to frame material and wheels, which bike would you reccomend?? Thanks!
re: Trek 5200 or Guru Racelite??? HELP?!!Spunout
Nov 28, 2002 8:59 AM
I've seen some very nice Gurus on the road up here (Ottawa). The carbon rear end is cool too. Very nice welds, nice paint.

Check them out for fit, that is most important. Buy Canadian! Don't forget you won't be paying exchange on the value-added US component of the price (as you would the Trek). Besides, everybody has Treks. Gurus are mostly one-off with the paint job.

Make sure it fits!!
how about argon 18?Frith
Nov 28, 2002 9:41 AM
Just to add a little more confusion. Canadian made in Quebec. I've heard/read good things about the platinum, Full carbon tubes held together with full carbon lugs. The black 2003 model looks amazing. Not sure on the price but I have a feeling it's expensive.
..their AL bikes are good, great custom program, affordable. nmSpunout
Nov 28, 2002 4:00 PM
Do you ever wonder why?deHonc
Nov 28, 2002 1:54 PM
"Everyone has Treks" - why is that, I wonder? The "carbon rear is cool" - Jesus mate, why not get a carbon everything?
Nov 28, 2002 3:58 PM
Better for the Canadian fellow to support a Canadian company, built by Canadian hands. Plus, I'd support his independent thought and urge him not to be one in a big herd...Moooo,....Moooo,...of Treks.

Everyone has a Trek because Lance rides one, not because they are the best.
Who's Lance?deHonc
Nov 28, 2002 4:34 PM
Hey Mate - I didn't get a Trek because " Lance rides one" - who is Lance anyway? Only joking - I got a Trek because they are excellent bikes (at least the higher end models in terms of what you get for your money). I don't really care if other people have them - why can't it be recognised that perhaps people have them because they are fine machines. The concept of a bike being the "best" is really a nonsence - all higher end bikes will be of a quality - its more a matter of what fits, what suits and personal preference. You know, when you go elsewhere around the world you notice that there is a majority riding certain bikes - see how many Italians ride Treks. They are very popular in North America, at least in part, because they are local products. " Everyone" rides Avanti bikes in Australia - same thing.

PS - In Australia, noone rides Moo-Moos - we ride sheep cause we're not shearing them with anyone!
I second the motionsuperdog
Nov 30, 2002 9:33 PM
I ride a trek because it fits me well and it feels just a nice as the LeMond steel I used to ride; only lighter. I purchased the trek in spite of the awful color/decal scheme. Not because Lance rides one. Sometimes I wish Lance didn't ride one. Then I wouldn't have to put up with all the "Lance Junior" comments.