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Trek Bicycle Corporation is a designer, distributor and manufacturer of bicycles and bicycle parts.

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Which part(s) has the greatest slope of price per pound(kg)?

Just pulled the trigger on a Specialized Allez (61 frame) road bike, since I am getting back into riding. While the Allez does have a carbon-fiber fork and aluminum frame, I think the wheels could be ...
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Lower gearing for a Trek 520

I have a stock 2016 Trek 520 bike and I'm a newbie to road cycling. It has Alivio front derailleur and Deore rear derailleur with Deore triple-chainring crank. The 2016 came with 26/36/48 front ...
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Trek Aluminium Grade Comparison

Looking through the Trek archives, I see they have frame materials described as: Alpha Black Aluminum Alpha White Aluminum Alpha Gold Aluminum Gold Series Aluminum 100 Series Alpha Aluminum etc How ...
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Bottom Bracket Compatability Question

Good afternoon all! In previous questions, I've mentioned that I intend to rebuild my 2000 Trek 7700 Multitrack. Well, I'm beginning by replacing the bottom bracket. According to the spec sheet I ...
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Modify M6000 brake caliper?

I am attempting to fit Shimano Deore M6000 brakes to my 2017 Trek Stache. The rear brake contacts the frame near the bleed port and keeps me from being able to fully align the caliper to the disk. ...
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Internal Cabling Problem?

I've been having some bike issues with a 2016 Trek Allant 7.4 . I'm looking for any documentation about this problem, or any known solutions that don't include externally routing the cable.   ...
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Problem with cassette and derailleur

I am a newbie and this is probably a simple question. I have a new Trek Domane 2. It is the 2020 model. From what I can tell on the Trek website, it has a Shimano Claris R2000, 8 speed shifter. Based ...
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Can I use SRAM DUB Red Crankset in a Trek Madone SLR 7 that requires GXP?

I have an Allied Alfa Disc with SRAM Dub and Red AXS Crankset (with Quarq pm).... and I want to switch all my components onto this 2020 Trek Madone SLR 7 Frameset. My LBS says I have to buy a new SRAM ...
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Mixing GRX crankset with Deore groupset on 2021 Trek Dual Sport 4

I'm riding 2021 Trek Dual Sport 4. It has almost full Deore groupset, except crankset. Here is the full spec list: Shifter: Shimano Deore M5100, 11 speed Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore M5100, long ...
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Crank arm doesn't go all the way on square taper axle

Doesn't matter what I do, I can't seem to push the arm all the way, even though the bolt is tight and it feels stable: I just replaced a worn out and damaged arm but they look similar enough to not ...
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What size cone wrench am I likely to need for a Trek 1.5 2011 Compact rear hub?

Unfortunately the manufacturer's website, and google don't appear to hold this information. The only thing I've found is that the hubs are aluminium which doesn't really help. Is there a common size ...
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Chain falls between the chainrings of the front derailleur when shifting from the big ring to the small one

The issue I have is that at the new bike I'm looking to purchase I'm faced with the followings: the chain falls between the 2 chainrings of the front derailleur when shifting from the big ring to the ...
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Should I use a Trek Domane SL5 for touring?

I am planning for one week/ two weeks long bike touring, mostly on the road with a moderate amount of riding uphill (mainly in Japan). My weight is around 60kg. All of my touring gear won't exceed 10 ...
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Chips in carbon frame - how worried should I be?

I am looking for a second hand road bike. This is to be my first mid-range bike, and my first introduction to carbon frames. I have done a bit of research, and am aware of the potential risks of ...
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Different tire and rim widths front and back - Why? Should I replace one?

I just bought a Trek 7.2 hybrid bike on Ebay and got the surprise (didn't read the listing closely!) that the front and back tires and rims are different widths. I am wondering if I should give it a ...
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Recently purchased 2001 Trek Navigator 400 for Commuter Bike

I recently picked up a 2001 Trek Navigator 400 with the intention of using it to commute the 15 miles to and from work a few days per week. I currently ride a Raleigh 7 Speed with 27.5x1.95 tires ...
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Is my Trek FX2 really toast?

I have a 2016 or 2017 Trek FX2 (if critical I'll look up exact year). Ride it daily for shopping, going to the gym and such. Store it outside, unprotected from rain. Took it to the store I bought it ...
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Wear and tear and warranty

I have a trek 7.1 that I bought last March (2014) and have been told that the pads, front wheel, chain and cassette need replacing. Is this normal for 4 to 5 days a week usage for commuting (5 to six ...
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Bottom Bracket for Trek Crossrip Elite 2014?

I am planning to upgrade my group set to 11 speed 105 along with the bottom bracket. However, I have no idea what type of BB should I get and brand. If anyone could help me that would be great?
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What does the number 3500 stand for on my Trek bike?

I know that the higher the number the better the bike. My dad has a 4200, so I was wondering what kind of improvments are made to make his bike better? And also what does the number 3500 stand for on ...
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Alternative options for Trek FX 7.1 brakes

Around four months ago my parents bought me a Trek FX 7.1 for my birthday while I was at work. At first I was fairly excited and happy with it over my old Supercycle which served me well for the past ...
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Cyclocross bike as a touring bike

I am planning to get a new bike specifically for touring purposes. Though there are special one out there (like TREK 920), I was wondering if anyone has experience of using cyclocross bike for this ...
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Are old bikes good bikes?

A friend is giving me a 2005 Trek 4300. I want to know if this is a strong/sturdy bike for rough trails. Can someone who has knowledge about bikes tell me if this good or not?
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What are the Trek Domane frame bottom hex screws for?

I recently purchased a Trek Domane AL 3 Disc. It has 4 mounting supports. 2 inside the frame for water bottle cages 1 next to the stem 1 on the frame bottom I wonder if anyone know what kind of ...
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Which bottom bracket do I need to replace crank on a Trek FX 7.1?

I have a Trek FX 7.1 that I've rode for several years now and replaced parts as they've worn out. Now I'd like to upgrade the whole drive train with Tiagra 2x10 flat bar shifters, derailleurs, crank, ...
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Am I too heavy for my Trek 7200 multitrack?

I was wondering if I'm too heavy for my bike. I'm about 260lbs (118kg). I keep getting flats.
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Mino quick link geometry adjustment, what can I do with it?

My 2017 Trek Fuel EX 5 has a Mino quick link in the rear triangle, but I don't understand what position I should put it in. Could somebody explain what purpose each position is best suited for, e.g., ...
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Trek Multi-track 750 [duplicate]

I just purchased a Trek multitrack 750 1996 in black. I found it in almost perfect condition and want to upgrade the tires. What is the max tire size you can run on the 750 without any clearance ...
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Bottom Bracket on a Trek CrossRip Comp 2016?

I'm trying to change my crank set from a FSA Vero 602 50/39/30 set to a FSA Gossamer Pro 386ABS 48/32. I have the new crank set but I need to know what my bracket shell standard is. I was wondering ...
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Installing an IGH in a Trek District SSB

I own a Trek District SSB, which uses Trek's proprietary belt drive system. I'd wanted a bike with an internal gear hub, but they only offered a 3-speed version as an upgrade, so I decided to buy the ...
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How do I determine shock compatibility?

I have a Trek Fuel EX 9 2013 with shock DRCV FOX FLOAT CTD 7.25" x 1.875" and I want to know if Rock Shox Monarch RT3 184mm x 48mm (same that FOX in inches) for Trek bikes is compatible. There are ...
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Strong tires for Trek Verve 3

I recently got a bargain on a Trek Verve 3 bike. From what I read, it should support my weight (6 feet tall, 290lbs and going down) if I get wider tires with strong sidewalls. Currently I have an AT ...
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Tiagra ST-4720 on Trek 920 Disc (2016): front derailleur problems

I've upgraded my Trek 920 Disc (2016) bike with Shimano Tiagra ST-4720 Dual Control Levers. At the same time I've also replaced the disc brake calipers (Shimano BR-MT420) and the rear (Shimano ...
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Swapping Rockshox TwistLoc lockout to trigger lockout

I have a Trek Top Fuel 8 with a Rockshox TwistLoc lockout system. Can I switch it for a trigger lockout?
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Good fit vs. Best fit - Lower end of the fit range (Difference of 1 cm). Is it OK? or can this tiny difference still cause pains?

I want to buy a second hand Trek Cronus (Gary Fischer Collection) bike (50cms) for my wife. I am getting a good deal on it. My wife's height is 156cms. As per the Trek Sizing chart, the range of rider ...
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What to look for in a good entry-level CX bike?

I am in the market for a new bike. It is really my first bike, I am borrowing an old 1980's Cannondale road bike from a friend currently. I have an 8-mile daily commute (1-way, 16 total miles put on 4 ...
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Derailleur problems - rear mech slipping forward

I have been riding my Trek Fuel Ex 8 for a few years now, and as I have improved, I have been attacking more challenging terrain. I have started to notice a problem in my rear mech - the link arm ...
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Is it possible to buy a frameset from Trek that isn't listed separately?

I am thinking of buying a Trek CrossRip or 720 touring bike, but I want it with Ultegra Di2 and the bikes are only listed on the Trek website with lower-end components. So I'd like to buy a frameset ...
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'93 Trek 820 Antelope - Replace?

OK, I'm sort of just looking for justification here. I am the original owner of a '93 Trek 820 Antelope, and I am just recently getting back into biking for health benefits. Of course after riding "...
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Bottom bracket replacement

I have an old '89 Trek Singletrack 950 with the original Shimano Mountain LX group bottom bracket. I'd like to replace the bottom bracket with something new. Can anyone help me determine what will fit ...
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Can the belt drive on a Trek 1st District be replaced with a chain drive?

I have a Trek 1st District bike that was given to me. The belt drive is not very satisfactory. I have asked here about upgrading it to a newer version, but perhaps it would be better to set it up ...
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Noise between Seat Tube and Top Tube

I bought a Trek X-Caliber 9, September last year. About a month ago it started to do a very annoying sound between the welded junction of the Seat Tube and the Top Tube. What I have tried: Switch ...
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New Cable Anchor Bolt for SunTour Accushift Edge

I got a pretty good condition Trek 400 and it has SunTour Edge components. Unfortunately, the rear Accushift derailleur is missing a cable anchor bolt so I have no way of attaching a cable to it. Are ...
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Carbon or paint crack

Does this crack look cosmetic or structural to you? It's tiny hairline thick. UPDATE: I took the bike to trek store and their technician looked at it (I think he simply did tap test) and said he ...
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SRAM GX DH 7 Speed on Trek Marlin 5?

I am a beginner and I have a Trek Marlin 5 2020, it has quite a crap Shimano Tourney derailleur. I was wondering if I could swap it out with a SRAM GX DH 7 speed derailleur and shifter? Would it work ...
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What size is the upper bearing on a 2013 Trek Speed Concept 7.0?

I'm looking to replace the upper head bearing in my 2013 Trek Speed Concept 7.0 but cannot find the item online. Any ideas of a FSA/Canecreek bearing to replace it? Just to clarify, the diagram ...
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Bike Fit Confusion

A friend of mine has just purchased a 2016 Trek Emonda SL6 in a 54 cm frame size. He is 169cm tall and according to the Trek sizing chart (attached) he could fit a 52 cm or easily fit a 54. The ...
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Attempting to Rebuild a 2000 Trek 7700 Multitrack

I have/love my old Trek 7700 Multitrack, but it's fallen into some disrepair over the years including being in a flood (thanks Hurricane Sandy!) I've been told by my LBS that it's not worth repairing,...
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Can I put wider tires on my bike or does that depend on the size of the frame? [duplicate]

My 2005 Trek 4300 currently has 26x1.95 tires on it. I was wondering if I could put wider tires on my bike. I don't want to spend money on the tires if they're not going to fit on my bike. This might ...
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Why is my upper headset bearing now pressed into the cup?

This is on my mountain bike. After returning from a ride a month or two ago, I noticed my threadless headset had developed some play. Ever since then, I've had to retighten it occasionally, maybe ...