Trek 520 1998 Technical specs and features

Brand Trek
Model 520
First production 1998
Bike category Touring
Bike sub-category Touring
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Parts And Accessories Trek 520 Parts   
Available Sizes - 17 (inches) / 43.18 (cm)
- 17 (inches)
- 20.5 (inches) / 52.07 (cm)
- 20.5 (inches)
- 23 (inches) / 58.42 (cm)
- 23 (inches)
- 25 (inches) / 63.5 (cm)
- 25 (inches)

Wheels And Breaking System

Bike front tire700 X 28c Continental Super Sport
Bike rear tireNot Available
Bike wheel size700c Wheels
Brakeset type Dia-Compe 287 Levers
Shimano Deore LX M-System Brakes
Hubs for disc brakes Rear: Shimano Deore LX
Front: Shimano STX-RC
Rims manufacturer 36-hole
Matrix Vapor
Spoke nipples typeBrass Nipples
Spoke wheel 2.0 (millimeters) Straight Gauge
DT Stainless Steel

Frame and Body Specifications

Frame materials Double-butted
True Temper Chromoly
Frame typeTIG-welded
Handlebar constructionICON
Handlebar extenderNot Available
Handlebar stem detailsKalloy KWG Aluminum
Headset size1 (inches) Tange-Seiki CDS

Gearing Specs

Bicycle chain 1/2 X 3/32 (inches)
Sachs PC-41
Bottom bracket shell width68 (millimeters) English
Bottom bracket type 118 (millimeters) Spindle
Shimano BB-UN52
Crankset parts and sizes 30/42/52 Teeth
Shimano 105SC
Gear shift leversShimano 600 Ultegra Bar-end
Rear gear set 11 - 30 Teeth

Trek 520 Fork System Data

Derailleur (Front) Top-pull
Shimano 105SC
Derailleur (Rear)Shimano Deore LX SGS
Fork material Unicrown Crown
Fork typeTrek

Other Specs of Trek 520

Component group setsTouring Mix
Available colors - Pearl Navy
Weight Unspecified
Pedals detailsShimano PD-M323 SPD
Rear shock absorberNot Available
Saddle seatSelle Bassano Vuelta
Seat post extension 27.2 (millimeters) Diameter
Polygon PM-501

Trek 520 bike review

Trek produced the 520 bike in 1998 and can be classified as a Touring bicycle, this exact model costs in american market arround $999.99.
520 bike is available in many sizes such as 17 (inches), 20.5 (inches), 23 (inches) and 25 (inches).
Trek Touring 520 can be found in one single color which is Pearl Navy.
This bike is equiped with 700 x 28c Continental Super Sport tires and DT stainless steel spoke wheel while the rims are manufactured by Matrix Vapor, 36-hole. Trek equiped this exact model with Shimano Deore LX M-System brakes, Dia-Compe 287 levers braking system and Front: Shimano STX-RC, Rear: Shimano Deore LX hubs.
To guarantee the comfiest ride Trek used True Temper chromoly, double-butted material for the frame. ICON high strength material is used on the handlebar of this 520 to ensure the perfect handling while the stems are made of Kalloy KWG aluminum.
For the smoothest biking experience Shimano 105SC, 30/42/52 teeth is used on this bicycle linked to Sachs PC-41 chain that is easily replaceable as stated by Trek, the whole system is connected to a high reliability Shimano 600 Ultegra bar-end gear shift levers.