Author Topic: 2002 Trek 520 - NEW  (Read 14389 times)

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Offline spudslug

Re: 2002 Trek 520 - NEW
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2010, 10:57:02 pm »
It's disappointing to hear the shop's approach on this. Doesn't sound like they see the bigger picture...

Well - here's my two cent's worth on the 520. I LOVE IT! After searching for a used one in my size for over a year, I finally found one locally on Craig's List and snapped it up for $500. It's 13 years old but in very good shape. Did I overpay? Probably. Do I care? No. It was way cheaper than a new one and I don't need to baby it. The only thing it needed was to gear it down, which cost about $25 parts plus labor. I toured on it last year and was thoroughly happy. Look at it this way, with you money you save by not buying the latest model, you can outfit the bike with some nice panniers!