Review of "Trek 5200"

published 17/06/2007 | Emperor_Penguin
Member since : 17/06/2007
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Pro Smooth ride and handling.
Cons Not a ideal criterium bike
Value for money
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"Silky smooth ride"

I bought the 2003 model so after 4 years of riding it I thought why not write a review!

The bike is very easy to live with, I have had no mechanical problems to speak of. In fact i did not have any punctures for the first 2 years, and was beginning to think the bike was "blessed" in some way.

Ride quality is silky smooth. Obviously it is a stiff bike but the carbon frame and design geometry take the harshness out of the bumps. In fact in some bizzar way, I actually enjoy going over bumps and feeling how the frame soaks them up (!?). It's true - honest!

The bike handles like a dream. It does not have the kind of sharp handling you might desire of a criterium bike, but this has been designed for race tours. Consequently it goes into corners smoothly and then corners like it's on rails. Power transfer is excellent also - better than my previous aluminium Canondale.

Frame quality is excellent and the bontrager components are good value for money. The wheels (Bontrager race lite) are still going strong after 15,000 miles - still true.

In summary this is a lovable bike that will make you want to ride all day long due to it's ability to remove rider fatigue.

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  • COOOEEE published 19/06/2007
    The length of a review does not always gain the higher ratings, presentation and the information included are part of the overal feel to a well balanced review and the best way to see what is required in reviews is to read a few other reviews in the category you have written/writing in and not one particular members reviews, he is just touting for reads which is againt the rules
  • Wee_lis27 published 18/06/2007
    Hiya great start to the review, some more info would get you higher ratings. If you update let me know and id be happy to rerate, also if you need any help or advice (or just want a chat!) feel free to message me! Lisa xxx
  • Davidhutt published 18/06/2007
    nice review but you need to make it longer if you want better ratings. Check out some of mine to see how long you need them for a very good, or exceptional. Dave
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Product Information : Trek 5200

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Long Name: 5200

Genre: Bikes

Type: Road Bikes

Manufacturer: Trek


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