It's right for you if...
You measure the success of a ride by the number of beautiful views, and when you're not riding you're most 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 and extra mounts for endless cargo options. The included headset, headset spacers, cable guides and seat post collar give you a head start on building up your touring bike for your kind of adventure.
The final word
520 is a comfortable steel workhorse that's capable of everything from daily rides to expedition tours. This classic ride is ready for adventure straight out of the box.
favorite_borderWhy 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 that 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
- It's the longest-running model in our line-up, and we've kept it around so long because it's one of the best-loved too
We've spent more than three decades perfecting the 520 geometry to suit the heavy loads and high miles of multi-day touring.
Rack & mudguard ready
Built-in mounts make it easy to add racks and mudguards for added versatility.
Low touring mounts
Touring-specific mounts stabilise loads for multi-day trips, with no additional hardware required.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||Trek butted chromoly disc touring, rack and mudguard mounts, 135x5 mm QR|
|Fork||520 alloy disc touring, rack mounts, 100x5 mm ThruSkew|
|Front Skewer||Trek ThruSkew|
|Headset||1-1/8" threadless, sealed cartridge bearings|
- Weight limit
- This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 125 kg (275 lb).
Sizing & fit
Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.
158.0 - 163.0 cm
5'2.2" - 5'4.2"
74.0 - 77.0 cm
29.1" - 30.3"
162.0 - 168.0 cm
5'3.8" - 5'6.1"
76.0 - 79.0 cm
29.9" - 31.1"
167.0 - 174.0 cm
5'5.7" - 5'8.5"
78.0 - 82.0 cm
30.7" - 32.3"
173.0 - 184.0 cm
5'8.1" - 6'0.4"
81.0 - 86.0 cm
31.9" - 33.9"
184.0 - 191.0 cm
6'0.4" - 6'3.2"
86.0 - 90.0 cm
33.9" - 35.4"
190.0 - 197.0 cm
6'2.8" - 6'5.6"
89.0 - 93.0 cm
35.0" - 36.6"
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.
|Frame size number||Wheel size||A — Seat tube||B — Seat tube angle||C — Head tube length||D — Head angle||E — Effective top tube||F — Bottom bracket height||G — Bottom bracket drop||H — Chainstay length||I — Offset||J — Trail||K — Wheelbase||L — Standover||M — Frame reach||N — Frame stack|