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Who builts TREKS "5200" wheelset. ???(9 posts)

Who builts TREKS "5200" wheelset. ???cjwill
Nov 6, 2003 4:18 PM
re: Who builts TREKS "5200" wheelset. ???kevinacohn
Nov 6, 2003 4:45 PM
Bontrager, which is a Trek owned company.russw19
Nov 6, 2003 8:34 PM
Likely built in Taiwancollectorvelo
Nov 7, 2003 12:52 AM
It is very likely that the entire wheelset is built in Taiwan by someone like Alex. Many of their wheels are completely built there. And even on ones laced here; Rims and Hubs are machined in Taiwan and shipped over. Not that this is a bad thing; it is the same as many bicycles, frames and other components.
Likely built in Taiwan - wheels, frames, bars,etc WHATS NEW?wardinside
Nov 7, 2003 7:37 AM
All kinds of people are riding parts and frames that they think are from USA, Italy, France, Canada, England, and Japan - that are really from Taiwan. The most amazing is the high number of frames made by A-Pro, Kinesis, Yoan, MT, etc and then shipped unpainted to Italy, painted in Italy and then sold here for more than the price of most high end bikes!
It's called the Bontrager Race Lite....DaveLobster
Nov 7, 2003 5:46 AM
I don't know about where the whole wheelset is built, but the rear hub is made by DT Swiss, and is basically a DT "Onyx" hub with a different shell. The front hub is a Taiwan special.

The Race X Lite (next step up) gets DT "Hugi" level hubs front and rear. -Dave
And Rims from Alex in Taiwan (re-branded of course)collectorvelo
Nov 7, 2003 6:00 AM
KinLin makes rims on lower models and Alex on Higher levels - but these Taiwan rims are fine anyway
heard that Alex makes Ritchey's rims alsoweiwentg
Nov 7, 2003 6:11 AM
and I've been quite pleased with my rims.
A pic ...IDH2
Nov 7, 2003 6:16 PM
these are the '04 Race Lites - I just sold them off my trek 5200....not a bad wheel...pretty stiff....pretty light...and uh pretty blue.