2020 Trek 520

Mid-range component level steel frame touring bike

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2020 Trek 520
  • MSRP $1,679
  • Frame Steel
  • Fork Aluminum
  • Wheels 700c
  • Drivetrain 3 × 9
  • Groupset 
    Shimano Alivio
  • Brakes Mechanical Disc


3 × 9 — 27 speed

2020 Trek 520
34 mph
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32 mph

The 2020 520 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the 2020 520 while riding downhill or sprinting.

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FrameTrek butted chromoly disc touring, rack & fender mounts, 135x5mm QR
Fork520 alloy disc touring, rack mounts, 100x5mm ThruSkew
Headset1-1/8'' threadless, sealed cartridge bearings
StemBontrager Elite, 31.8mm clamp, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm length
HandlebarBontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 44cm width
SaddleBontrager Evoke
SeatpostBontrager alloy, 27.2mm, 12mm offset, 330mm length
Front DerailleurShimano Sora R3030, 34.9mm (w/28.6 adapter) clamp
Rear DerailleurShimano Alivio M4000, long cage, 36T max cog
ShiftersShimano Sora R3030, 3 speed
CrankShimano Alivio T4060, 48/36/26, 2-piece w/chain guard, 175mm length
CassetteShimano HG200, 11-36, 9 speed
ChainKMC X9, 9 speed
BrakesTRP Spyre C 2.0 mechanical disc, 160mm rotor
RimsBontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 36-hole, 21mm width, presta valve
Spokes14g, stainless
Front HubShimano M475, 6-bolt disc, 100x5mm QR
Rear HubShimano M475, 6-bolt disc, 135x5mm QR
TiresBontrager H1 Hard-case Ultimate, 700x38c w/reflective sidewall

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