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Trek 520 - 2020

Trek 520
  • Color: Anthracite
  • Color: Diablo Red
$1,679.99 - $1,829.99
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520 is a steel touring bike made for the open road. It's the longest-running model in Trek's lineup, and it's built to carry you and your gear on your longest journeys. Rack and fender mounts, a wide range of gearing for climbing, and a stable touring geometry make it the perfect choice for loaded multi-day trips and comfortable all-day adventures.

It's right for you if...

You measure the success of a ride in the number of beautiful views, and when you're not riding you're likely to be found planning your next escape. You hear the call of the open road, and want a stable touring bike that's just as capable of carrying a heavy load on multi-day trips as it is on everyday rides.

The tech you get

A road-smoothing chromoly steel frame, alloy disc touring fork with a ThruSkew captured quick release skewer, wide-range 27-speed drivetrain that's great for hauling a heavy load up hills, Shimano Sora brake/shift levers, Bontrager Tubeless Ready wheels with puncture-resistant tires, included front and rear racks, and all-weather mechanical disc brakes.

The final word

520 is a comfortable steel workhorse that's capable of everything from daily rides to expedition tours. It's ready for adventure right out of the box, with an included rear rack and a drivetrain that's ideal for hauling a heavy load.

Why you'll love it

- 520 is built to hold up, and it's super reliable over the long haul—you'll leave this bike to someone in your will
- ThruSkew ensures the front wheel will never drop out unintentionally, and makes it easier to remove your wheel without removing all of your front cargo
- There's no better way to see the world than from the saddle, and this is the bike that answers your wanderlust
- All-weather disc brakes and puncture-resistant tires give you the confidence to take on bigger adventures in any conditions
- It's the longest-running model in our lineup, and we've kept it around so long because it's one of the best-loved, too


Frame Trek butted chromoly disc touring, rack & fender mounts
Fork Alloy disc touring fork w/lowrider mounts and Thru-skew captured skewer system
Headset 1-1/8" threadless, sealed cartridge bearings
Rims Bontrager Affinity, Tubeless Ready, 36h
Hubs Shimano M475
Tires Bontrager H1 Hard-case Ultimate, 700x38c w/reflective sidewall
Crankset Shimano Alivio, 2-piece
Chainrings 48X36X26T w/chain guard
Chain KMC X9
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora, 34.9mm clamp-type
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio 9 speed, Shadow Design
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9 speed
Shifters Shimano Sora, 9 speed
Handlebars Bontrager Comp VR-C, 31.8mm
Tape/Grips Bontrager tape
Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, w/computer & light mounts
Brakes TRP Spyre C 2.0 mechanical disc
Pedals Wellgo nylon body w/alloy cage, toe-clip/strap
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
Seat Post Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Anthracite / 48cm 601842024249 579555 52015784576E
Anthracite / 51cm 601842024256 579556 52015427334E
Anthracite / 54cm 601842024263 579557 52015950706E
Anthracite / 57cm 601842024270 579558 52015210916E
Anthracite / 60cm 601842024287 579559 579559
Anthracite / 63cm 601842024294 579560 52015414865E
Diablo Red / 48cm 601479917525 569323 52014803865D
Diablo Red / 51cm 601479917532 569324 52014567321D
Diablo Red / 54cm 601479917549 569325 5201468899D
Diablo Red / 57cm 601479917556 569326 52014142719D
Diablo Red / 60cm 601479917563 569327 52014643277D
Diablo Red / 63cm 601479917570 569328 52014148466D