Trek 5000 Road Bike

4.57/5 (42 Reviews)
MSRP : $2230.00

Product Description

  • OCLV 120 Carbon Frame
  • Bontrager Race Fork
  • Bontrager Race Wheels
  • Bontrager Race Lite 53/39 or 52/42/30 Crankset
  • Shimano Ultegra Rear Derailleur

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael S. Mathis a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2016

Strengths:    Stiff and light and very responsive and can carry a heavy man.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Bought this bike new in 2003 and have put 15K + miles on it in races and mostly training rides throughout Texas and New Mexico. I liked the paint scheme over a specialized, which was a little lighter by .3 lbs.. This one weighed in at 16.6 lbs in a 54cm frame. Talk about a smooth ride. I road a Schwinn Letour 50 miles one day when I was in my late 20's and thought I would die even though I had been riding 20 miles several times a week. At 50, after buying this bike and riding if for a couple of weeks, I rode 60 miles and could not believe that I did not die! lol A great bike for my first carbon bike and one that I will keep until I cannot ride anymore. Thanks Trek for a great ride! I am now in the process of upgrading this one into a compact x 11 speed to ride in Thailand where I now live. For the money, I cannot find a replacement Trek near as light as this one so that is why I am upgrading this frame.

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Favorite Ride:   Superfly 9.6

Purchased At:   Pro Bike Bangkok, Th

Similar Products Used:   Trek Superfly 9.6 mtb hardtail, Trek 6300 mtb, and a Trek Gary fisher Advanced mtb.

Bike Setup:   Stock right now but upgrading to compact x 11 speed Shimano 105

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by richard

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2013

Strengths:    Exellent and I have one for sale 619) 634-5904

Weaknesses:    None I have an extra one for sale

Bottom Line:   
Am located in rancho bernardo am a student and I have a trek 5000 for sale exellent condition 1000 for it thanks will mail it u pay the cost thank you.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frank Bandelow a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2011

Strengths:    Comfort, Durability, Nice to look at.

Weaknesses:    Some of the original parts, seat, wheels etc.

Bottom Line:   
I have had this ride now for 5yrs, and I always threaten to upgrade, never have and probly never will. The $2300 are cdn funds. This ride and I have an's great when you get to this level with a ride. When I first got it I went down twice...HARD...lots of skin left on asphalt and destoyed so nice kits. The bike suffered a few minor scatches that Mercedes silver touched up nicely. I cycle about 4500k per year, lots of hills and distances. This ride preforms awesomely. Its a frame that,over time, will lend itself to many nice upgrades without dropping a small fortune on a new ride.

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Favorite Ride:   Norht Okanagan

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Sun Country Cycle

Similar Products Used:   None really, tried this and that but kept coming back

Bike Setup:   SP Alias Saddle,Dura Ace front and rear deraillers, Dura Ace shifters, Ritchey Compact, Ultegra 12-28 cluster,(for the mountains) Ksyrium Elite wheels, Conti 4000s, Gore cable systm, Shimano pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by LMA a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2010

Strengths:    High carbon frame quality for the money. It is worthy to do upgrades as needed.

Weaknesses:    Bontrager components, except the seatpost

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike in Sept 2004, as a 2005 model. It is the OCLV 120 frame with OCLV 110 fork. So, after more than 5 years of training and racing on it, I guess, I can give my feelings about it. This review will be more on the frame which is worthy of future upgrades, than in the bontrager components, which I think, are of low quality in general, at leats in these price range. I've put on the miles (2500-3000/year) and the frame looks to be able to take it in stride, able to hold true over the long haul on rough training roads.The best advantage about this bike geometry is its ablity to climb, and accelerate in intervals as go up.

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Favorite Ride:   BrassTown Bald

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Bob's cycle shop/Geo

Similar Products Used:   no much to compared

Bike Setup:   Frame: trek 5000 OCLV 120
Fork; OCLV 110
Components; all full ultegra 10
Seatpost: bontrager carbon X lite
Stem/Handlebar: Ritchey WCS
Wheelset: Easton Circuit for training
Easton Ascent II for racing
Saddle: Fi'zik
Tires: Specialized Pro all condition for training. Continental Force/Attack for racing

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jarhead-usmc a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2010

Strengths:    The price for what you get..... Compared to my Madones, it really is a great bike !!!!!!

Weaknesses:    The stock saddle and the Bontrager Select wheels.... But the wheels are great for training......

Bottom Line:   
I currently own 4 Madones (3 with OCLV 55 and 1 with OCLV 110) and got this bike as a training bike.... Wow was I surprised on how well the TCT carbon rode.... The only change out I did was the seatpost and saddle (Switched to Bontrager X-lite post and Selle San Marco Aspide Composite saddle).... Very surprised on how well this bike performs for the price..... Plus the silver paint looks great !!!!! Compared to my Madones, I really love this bike.... Now I am going to build it with DA 7800 and put on Bontrager X lite wheels.....

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Favorite Ride:   Intergiro / Irvine Food Park

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Helens

Similar Products Used:   2007 Trek Madone 6.9 SSL Stock, 2007 Trek Madone 6.9 SSL Project One, 2005 Trek Madone SSL, 2005 Trek Madone 5.9 SL, 2003 Trek 5900, 2003 Trek 5200

Bike Setup:   Shimano 105, Ultegra mix.... Bontrager Select wheels, stem, and bars.... Selle San Marco Aspide Composite Saddle.... Look Keo HM Ti pedals..... Bontrager XXX lite cages..... Garmin 705 computer.....

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