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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Trek Factory Tour

    Mtbr.com was recently invited out to the Trek World HQ in Waterloo, WI. Along with a few other journalists, we toured the different departments and got to see the inner workings of the carbon fiber frame and fork production.

    Please read the full write-up here:

    http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/trek-bi...-factory-tour/

    We also have a short article about a couple of new 29ers in the works:

    http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/new-tre...7-dh-bike-and/
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    I'm not a fanboi by any means, but I grew up 40 minutes from Trek headquarters. I also have owned a Fuel for almost a year now, which has been a great bike.

    Thanks for posting this. They sure do have great customer service.

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    Being Wisconsin born 'n raised and currently residing in SE WI. Treks have always been a Wisconsin icon since their humble beginnings in 1976. I am not necessarily a fanboi either, but I do so love my '93 930 singletrack!!

    TREK X CALIBER 6, MOTOBECANE USA MIRAGE SLX

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    Fanbois or not, we all should appreciate the advances in bike technology that Trek has come up with over the years. I would say that they have done more R&D than any other bike company out there in recent years. Thanks Trek!! Y'all rock! Oh, and I was lucky enough to be in Waterloo and made it to the factory and really enjoyed it. If anyone has the opportunity I would really recommend it.

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    this is really cool!

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    Love Trek mountain bikes. Thanks for sharing the pics and the article links. That's awesome.

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    i miss my trek

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    nice pics

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    Daughter lives in Dodgeville, 40 miles west of Madison and have wanted to do the tour on one of my visits to see her. Maybe this next trip. Love my Trek 4900.

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    very nice,,, Trek USA makes very nice product!

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    love my trek

    I love my trek 4300!

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    Love to have a trek bike soon..

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    nice

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    hi
    thanks for the tour

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    I'd like to see a tour of the factory where Trek actually makes over 90% of their bikes, not the feel-good BS "factory" that they only produce the $7000+ bikes at.

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    would luv to do the tour in person...

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    good factory O_o ...

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    Superb photos
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    We toured the factory this past spring. I loved hearing about the history and seeing the bike museum. It was also impressive to see the R&D department and some of the concepts they had played with over the years...such as a jet powered bike! If you are ever finding yourself near Madison, the short drive to Waterloo is well worth the time.

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    Upset I just want what I've paid for !!!

    Hey MTBR !!! .... next time your there maybe you could ask someone to reply to my emails about replacing the wrong parts that came on my 2012 Fuel ex 6 or maybe for a few quid back for the faulty pads that I had to pay to replace out of my own pocket...because up to now it seems that JB does'nt keep his word about reading every email that's sent in his direction. Bitter? me?? 1600 later your damn right I am.

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    Good Stuff

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    idea

    Trek should pair up a factory tour and mini trip along with the purchase of their high end models. Some automobile manufacturers have done this years ago. Customers could come in, see where their bike was made (and how), then ride the Kettle-Morraine trails (or scenic roads depending on the bike). Maybe get a local meal of brats / beer afterwards?

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    great tour...

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    I was out there a yr ago. My road bike is the same as the bike in the "museum" section.. I need a new bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheels2 View Post
    Trek should pair up a factory tour and mini trip along with the purchase of their high end models. Some automobile manufacturers have done this years ago. Customers could come in, see where their bike was made (and how), then ride the Kettle-Morraine trails (or scenic roads depending on the bike). Maybe get a local meal of brats / beer afterwards?
    If you get your LBS to set the tour up for you, Trek has killer local trails a mile from the factory call the Farm that they will take you on a tour of and if you are nice they might even buy you lunch at the cafeteria.

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