Trek 5200 Road Bike

4.62/5 (90 Reviews)

Product Description

Frame Material: carbon fiber composite
Frame Angles: 73.8 head, 73.5 seat
Sizes: 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm, 62cm
Colors: Blue/Pearl/Carbon, Carbon
Fork: Bontrager Race Lite Carbon
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Bontrager Race Lite
Stem: Bontrager Race Lite
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Cane Creek S-2
Front Der: Shimano Ultegra
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra, 39/53 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Ultegra SS
Pedals: Not included
Tires: 700 x 23c Bontrager Race X-Lite

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Trek_5200

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2013

Strengths:    Sure, stead, fast

Weaknesses:    3-4 pounds heavier than some of the newer bikes out there.

Bottom Line:   
Bought this bike close to ten years ago. It does close to everything very well. The only way it's shown it's age is in the weight area where newer technologies have resulted in lighter frames. Recently swapped out the wheels which has breathed new life into it. Came with Ultegra 6500 which continues to perform very well despite only having 9 gears(who needs more?)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bobraider

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2013

Strengths:    Climbs extremely well - descends even better :-). I love the fixed hanger on the back, geometry, and old school smooth carbon transitions, especially on the rear stay. I can also sit on the top tube and pose like a pro racer, which is easier than the new compact frames.

Weaknesses:    It's not a fair comparison, but I ride a Speed Concept most of the time, and can definitely tell the ol' 5200 has a little flex in the BB under extreme load (for me, that's north of 350 watt efforts for short duration) but not enough for me to want to switch to a newer frame or one of the open molds (although I have been tempted by the FM028 and FM015...)

Bottom Line:   
I purchased my 5200 (the nude carbon model) in 2003 and am the original owner. I ride and train primarily for long course triathlon, but the 5200 gets a few races and events each season and is my go-to for technical rides or mountain climbing. This past winter I pulled the entire grouppo and replaced with the dark glossy ultegra 10 speed. Also just mounted new Zipp 101's with Michelin Pro Race 3's. This baby will move. I've dropped newer bikes, and have also been dropped myself by steel bikes, old Serrottas, etc. (at least no one with a burley trailer has passed me yet.) From a reliability perspective - the 52 has never let me down.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ConcofConservative

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2012

Strengths:    Great on Century Rides

Weaknesses:    On slow rides not the best road feel

Bottom Line:   
Have this bike for 8 years. It's phenomenal

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jon Jennings

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2012

Strengths:    Fast light, agile. Great ride.

Weaknesses:    Poor customer service, weak frame that'd broke after 5 years. The bontager race liters almost killed me when the rim crack on a step downhill. I 've heard that many people had similar experiences. Trek should have recalled these and instead they wait for them to fail.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike that trek has ignored its faults. I think trek has figured we have the reputation, let's not fix the flaws, make money and let people assume it is their fault.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2012

Strengths:    Hard fast accel smooth ride

Weaknesses:    Bottom bracket flex even though it is lateral stiff and its not really a problem

Bottom Line:   
This is a Trek 5900 found this ultra lite with less than a 100 mi on it. Been sitting in garage for years had orginal tires dry rotted but still ridable. What a great bike 15lbs 4oz 56cm will upgrade to sti new tires convert to 9sp . I ride ti most of time wanted to try carbon without big cash outlay wow!

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Trek 5200 carbon damage repair pictorial

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I have been watching CL for a while now for a deal on a bit faster bike then my Diamondback Insight Hybrid, I have been riding the DB for about 3 months 4-5 times a week around 15 miles a night and usually a 30 mile ride on weekends. That being said I found this 2004 5200 on CL. The bike ended up be ... Read More »

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