2019 Trek 520

2019 Trek 520
MSRP$1,680
WheelsAluminum 700c
FrameSteel
Gearing3 × 9
Drivetrain
Shimano Alivio

Trek’s 2019 520 is a modest component level steel frame touring bike.

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Build
FrameTrek butted chromoly disc touring, rack & fender mounts
ForkAlloy disc touring fork w/lowrider mounts and Thru-skew captured skewer system
Headset1-1/8˝ threadless, sealed cartridge bearings
StemBontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, w/computer & light mounts
HandlebarBontrager Comp VR-C, 31.8mm
SaddleBontrager Evoke 1.5
SeatpostBontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
PedalsWellgo nylon body w/alloy cage, toe-clip/strap
GripsBontrager tape
Components
Front DerailleurShimano Sora, 34.9mm clamp-type
Rear DerailleurShimano Alivio 9 speed, Shadow Design
ShiftersShimano Sora, 9 speed
CrankShimano Alivio, 2-piece, 48X36X26T w/chain guard
CassetteShimano HG200, 11-36, 9 speed
ChainKMC X9
BrakesTRP Spyre C 2.0 mechanical disc
Wheels
RimsBontrager Affinity, Tubeless Ready, 36h
Front HubShimano M475
Rear HubShimano M475
TiresBontrager H1 Hard-case Ultimate, 700x38c w/reflective sidewall
Gearing
3 × 9 — 27 speed
2019 Trek 520
34 mph
Similar Bikes
36 mph

The 2019 520 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The 2019 520 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.

Geometry

Oh snap! This frame was drawn from the actual bike geometry measurements. Roll over the table below to highlight frame dimensions.

Size
Stack 540551565587625655
Reach 368373378383392400
Stack/Reach Ratio1.471.481.501.531.591.64
Top Tube Length 520531543557583603
Seat Tube Length 440482512543575605
Seat Tube Angle74.374.073.873.573.072.8
Head Tube Length 115125140160200230
Head Tube Angle69.570.071.071.871.872.3
BB Drop 757570707070
BB Height 261261266266266266
Front Center 602606608611633645
Chainstay Length 450450450450450450
Wheelbase 1,0411,0451,0481,0521,0741,086
Rake 525252525252
Standover Height 713741768794826854
🐐 Measurements listed in millimeters and degrees
MSRP$1,680
WheelsAluminum 700c
FrameSteel
Gearing3 × 9
Drivetrain
Shimano Alivio
Gearing
3 × 9 — 27 speed
2019 Trek 520
34 mph
Similar Bikes
36 mph

The 2019 520 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The 2019 520 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.

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