The Great Escape.
There’s no better way to see the world than from the saddle of a touring bike. A dedicated tourer is comfortable, reliable, capable, and always ready for the next adventure. In other words, the perfect traveling companion.
Key features - Plus-sized touring: bigger tires, bigger terrain, bigger adventures - All-new proprietary rack system for backcountry gear storage - Carbon adventure fork: light and strong, with mounts aplenty - Go-anywhere adventure spec: wide range 1x drivetrain, disc brakes, & dropper post
520 is a steel touring bike made for the open road. It's the longest-running model in Trek's 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. 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 with puncture-resistant tires, 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 rear rack and a drivetrain that's ideal for hauling a heavy load. Why you'll love it - 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 - 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 - There's no better way to see the world than from the saddle, and this is the bike that answers your wanderlust - All-weather disc brakes and puncture-resistant tires give you the confidence to take on bigger adventures in any conditions - 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
520 Grando is a steel adventure bike made for off-road excursions. This "gravel randonneuring" bike's nimble, streamlined setup and rugged parts spec is perfect for bikepacking and gravel riding. It's right for you if... You're always planning your next bikepacking or gravel riding escape. You want a versatile steel bike that's made to last and built for adventure on roads less traveled. The tech you get A terrain-smoothing chromoly steel frame, alloy disc fork with a ThruSkew captured quick release skewer, wide-range Shimano 2x10 drivetrain that's great for climbing, a Shimano GRX rear derailleur for smooth shifting even on rough terrain, Bontrager tubeless ready wheels, wide, all-surface tires, an included front rack, and all-weather mechanical disc brakes. The final word Steel is real, and that's only part of what makes 520 Grando the perfect expedition rig. It's nimble, spec'd with off-road ready parts, and ready to rip gravel and light trails in the name of adventure. Why you'll love it - It’s everything you love about 520, just outfitted for off-road and rough-road excursions - ThruSkew captured quick-release skewer gives you added retention security and ease of use out on the open road - The GRX rear derailleur gives you better chain retention and smooth, reliable shifting on rough terrain - 520 Grando is built to hold up, and it's super reliable over the long haul - There's no better way to see the world than from the saddle, and this is the bike that answers your wanderlust
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