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, 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 right 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 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 lineup, and we've kept it around so long because it's one of the best-loved, too
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We've spent more than three decades perfecting the 520 geometry to suit the heavy loads and high miles of multi-day touring.
Rack & fender ready
Built-in mounts make it easy to add racks and fenders for added versatility.
Low touring mounts
Touring-specific mounts stabilize loads for multi-day trips, with no additional hardware required.
- Trek butted chromoly disc touring, rack & fender mounts
- Alloy disc touring fork w/lowrider mounts and Thru-skew captured skewer system
- 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 275 pounds (125 kg).
Sizing & fit
The charts below show our recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts at your local Trek retailer.
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 - 180.0 cm
5'8.1" - 5'10.9"
81.0 - 85.0 cm
31.9" - 33.5"
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 noted.
|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|