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2020

520

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$1,679.99 Model 24000

520 is a steel touring bike made for the open road. It's the longest-running model in our 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.

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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, puncture-resistant tires with reflective sidewalls, 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 front and rear rack and a drivetrain that's ideal for hauling a heavy load.

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. There's no better way to see the world than from the saddle, and this is the bike that answers your wanderlust
  4. All-weather disc brakes and puncture-resistant tires give you the confidence to take on bigger adventures in any conditions
  5. 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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Features

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
Frame Trek butted chromoly disc touring, rack & fender mounts, 135x5mm QR
Fork 520 alloy disc touring, rack mounts, 100x5mm ThruSkew
Wheels
Front Hub Shimano M475, 6-bolt disc, 100x5mm QR
Front Skewer NA
Rear Hub Shimano M475, 6-bolt disc, 135x5mm QR
Rim Bontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 36-hole, 21mm width, presta valve
Spokes 14g, stainless
Tire Bontrager H1 Hard-case Ultimate, 700x38c w/reflective sidewall
Drivetrain
*Shifter Size: 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63
Shimano Sora R3000, 9 speed
Size: 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63
Shimano Sora R3030, 3 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora R3030, 34.9mm (w/28.6 adapter) clamp
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio M4000, long cage, 36T max cog
*Crank Size: 48, 51
Shimano Alivio T4060, 48/36/26, 2-piece w/chain guard, 170mm length
Size: 54, 57, 60, 63
Shimano Alivio T4060, 48/36/26, 2-piece w/chain guard, 175mm length
Cassette Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9 speed
Chain KMC X9, 9 speed
Pedal Wellgo nylon body, alloy cage
Components
Saddle Bontrager Evoke
*Seatpost Size: 48
Bontrager alloy, 27.2mm, 12mm offset, 250mm length
Size: 51, 54, 57, 60, 63
Bontrager alloy, 27.2mm, 12mm offset, 330mm length
*Handlebar Size: 48
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 40cm width
Size: 51, 54
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 42cm width
Size: 57, 60, 63
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 44cm width
Handlebar Tape Bontrager Gel Cork tape
*Stem Size: 48
Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length
Size: 51
Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length
Size: 54, 57
Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm clamp, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length
Size: 60, 63
Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm clamp, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm length
Headset 1-1/8'' threadless, sealed cartridge bearings
Brake TRP Spyre C 2.0 mechanical disc, 160mm rotor
Weight
Weight 57 - 14.26 kg / 31.44 lbs
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).
We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
Bike and frame weights are based off Trek pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

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.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

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
48 cm 700c 44.0 74.3° 11.5 69.5° 52.0 27.4 7.5 45.0 5.2 7.4 104.1 71.3 36.8 54.0
51 cm 700c 48.2 74.0° 12.5 70.0° 53.1 27.4 7.5 45.0 5.2 7.1 104.5 74.1 37.3 55.1
54 cm 700c 51.2 73.8° 14.0 71.0° 54.3 27.8 7.0 45.0 5.2 6.5 104.8 76.8 37.8 56.5
57 cm 700c 54.3 73.5° 16.0 71.8° 55.7 27.8 7.0 45.0 5.2 5.9 105.2 79.4 38.3 58.7
60 cm 700c 57.5 73.0° 20.0 71.8° 58.3 27.8 7.0 45.0 5.2 5.9 107.4 82.6 39.2 62.5
63 cm 700c 60.5 72.8° 23.0 72.3° 60.3 27.8 7.0 45.0 5.2 5.6 108.6 85.4 40.0 65.5

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