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Trek Gives a Nod to the Touring Crowd

If you’ve been following the cycling news lately, there is no doubt that you’ve seen the trend towards gravel-specific bikes. The recent photos from NAHBS has made it clear that the spotlight is turning towards the “niche” that’s always been there. In many of these new designs and models, the focus has been on events and the best ride for your next 50 mile or 100 mile gravel grinder race. Therefore, it’s interesting to see one of the big companies start to go a different route. There is a large number of riders out there, like many of you, who don’t race and want something not produced and marketed to just racers, while keeping the prices reasonable. Trek is targeting the touring and adventure crowd with their lineup of two new bikes that join the old standby, the 520, and they are promoting the bikes with a big contest. Read on to find out more information.

The Contest

Trek has kicked up a new campaign for their Touring & Adventure segment and has their touring bike line available in four models.

Trek’s slogan for their line tells their movitation:

There’s no better way to see the world than from the saddle of a bike. A dedicated adventure touring bike is comfortable, reliable, capable, and always ready for the next adventure. In other words, the perfect traveling companion, whatever your route or destination.

Trek is giving lucky winners and their cycling partners an all-expenses-paid trip (including airfare and amenities) on one of the following adventures:

520: The classic touring experience begins in Portland, Oregon, and traces a scenic route to the coast.
720: A credit card-style tour on the legendary roads of northern California.
920: An all-road adventure over the rolling hills of the Virginia Reel.

Click here to find out how to enter to win.

The Trek Touring and Adventure lineup:

Trek 520 – $1,319.99 msrp

Trek 520 non-disc option

Trek 520 non-disc option

Details

Colors: Deep Evergreen

Frameset

  • Frame: Trek butted chromoly touring, rack & fender mounts
  • Fork: Chromoly Touring w/lowrider mounts
  • Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63cm

Wheels

  • Front Hub: Shimano Deore
  • Rear Hub: Shimano Deore
  • Rims: Bontrager Tubeless Ready 36-hole
  • Tires: Bontrager AW1 Hard-Case, 700x32c

Drivetrain

  • Front derailleur: Shimano Alivio
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Crank: Shimano Trekking M590 48/36/26 w/chainguard
  • Cassette: Shimano HG50, 11-32, 9 speed
  • Pedals: Nylon body w/alloy cage, toe-clip/strap
  • Chain: KMC X9

Components

  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1
  • Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
  • Handlebar: Bontrager Race, VR-C, 31.8mm
  • Stem: Bontrager Elite Blendr, w/computer & light mounts, 31.8mm, 7 degree
  • Headset: Slimstak, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
  • Brakeset: Shimano T400, V-Brake brakes, Tektro RL520 alloy levers

Accessories

  • Grips: Bontrager gel cork tape

For more information, head over to Trek’s page.

 Trek 520 Disc – $1,429.99

520 Disc

Trek 520 Disc

Details 

Colors: Cosmic Black

Frameset

  • Frame: Trek butted chromoly disc touring, rack & fender mounts
  • Fork: Chromoly Touring Disc w/lowrider mounts
  • Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63cm

Wheels

  • Front Hub: Shimano M475
  • Rear Hub: Shimano M475
  • Rims: Bontrager Tubeless Ready 36-hole
  • Tires: Bontrager AW1 Hard-Case, 700x32c

Drivetrain

  • Front derailleur: Shimano Alivio
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Crank: Shimano Trekking M590 48/36/26 w/chainguar
  • Cassette: Shimano HG50, 11-32, 9 speed
  • Pedals: Nylon body w/alloy cage, toe-clip/strap
  • Chain: KMC X9

Components

  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1
  • Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
  • Handlebar: Bontrager Race, VR-C, 31.8mm
  • Stem: Bontrager Elite Blendr, w/computer & light mounts, 31.8mm, 7 degree
  • Headset: Slimstak, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
  • Brakeset: Hayes CX Expert mechanical disc brakes, 160mm rotors, Tektro alloy levers

Accessories

  • Grips: Bontrager gel cork tape

For more information, head over to Trek’s page.

Trek 720 Disc – $1,979.99 msrp

Trek 720 Disc

Trek 720 Disc

Details

Colors: Graphite

Frameset

  • Frame: 100 Series Alpha Aluminum, DuoTrap S compatible, rack and fender mounts, internal cable routing, inboard disc mounts
  • Fork: Trek touring carbon disc
  • Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm

Wheels

  • Front Hub: Bontrager alloy centerlock disc
  • Rear Hub: Bontrager alloy centerlock disc
  • Rims: Bontrager Approved Tubeless Ready disc
  • Tires: Bontrager AW1 Hard-Case Lite, 700x28c

Drivetrain

  • Shifters: Shimano 105, 11 speed
  • Front derailleur: Shimano 105, 5800 series
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano 105, 5800 series
  • Crank: Shimano RS500, 50/34T
  • Cassette: Shimano 105, 11-32, 11 speed
  • Chain: Shimano 105

Components

  • Saddle: Bontrager Paradigm 1
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Alloy, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 8mm offset
  • Handlebar: Bontrager Race Lite IsoZone, VR-CF, 31.8mm
  • Stem: Bontrager Elite Blendr, w/computer & light mounts, 31.8mm, 7 degree
  • Headset: Threaded, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
  • Brakeset: TRP HY/RD cable/hydro disc brake, 160mm

Accessories

  • Grips: Bontrager gel cork tape
  • Extras: Light weight, fork mount, quick release dry bag carriers & dry bags.

NOTE: The dry bags are not listed on the Bontrager website, but you can find several other bags from Bontrager here.

For more information, head over to Trek’s page.

Trek 920 Disc – $2,089.99 msrp

Trek 920 Disc

Trek 920 Disc

Details 

Colors: Matte Olive Drab

Frameset

  • Frame: 100 Series Alpha Aluminum, DuoTrap S compatible, rack and fender mounts
  • Fork: Alloy Adventure, disc
  • Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm

Wheels

  • Wheels: Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready, 15mm front hub, 142×12 rear
  • Tires: Bontrager XR1, 29×2.0

Drivetrain

  • Shifters: SRAM 500 TT, bar end control, 10 speed
  • Front derailleur: SRAM X5
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM X7, Type 2
  • Crank: SRAM S1000 10-speed, 42/28T
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1030, 11-36, 10 speed

Components

  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1.5
  • Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
  • Handlebar: Bontrager Race, VR-C, 31.8mm
  • Stem: Bontrager Elite Blendr, w/computer & light mounts, 31.8mm, 7 degree
  • Headset: VP, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
  • Brakeset: TRP HYLEX, hydraulic road disc brake, 160mm rotor

Accessories

  • Grips: Bontrager gel cork tape
  • Extras: Bontrager BackRack Deluxe, Interchange compatible, front rack

NOTE: The dry bags are not listed on the Bontrager website, but you can find several other bags from Bontrager here.

For more information, head over to Trek’s page.

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