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Discontinued TREK 540...Why???(2 posts)

Discontinued TREK 540...Why???trek540guy
Jan 18, 2002 5:23 PM
Does anyone know the reason why Trek discontinued their aluminum touring bike? Is the ride substantially stiffer than the 520? Were there insufficient sales to justify?
Thanks, Trek540guy
re: Discontinued TREK 540...Why???davet
Jan 18, 2002 9:00 PM
I have a 540 and love it. One of the big reasons that I bought it in the first place was its' compliant ride, definatly not stiff. When I asked about the discontinuance of the 540, I was told that the lack of sales and the cost of building the bike. The frame was made by Klein in Chehalis Washington. I have to give Trek credit for trying to sell bikes that aren't exactly mainstream; the 540, the Y-Foil and the R200 recumbent.