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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:12 am    Post subject: VW Jetta Trek bike Reply with quote

Hey everyone I have a question..i recently picked up a VW Trek bike..I believe its the one from the 96-97 jetta..its dark blue (almost black) with orange lettering on it..limited edition and what not..anyways ive seen varying prices on this from a few hundred on up to thousands of dollars..anyone know the production numbers on these..or what its really worth ? thanks..Rob..OSD
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know the value but if you do a Google search, there's a couple on craigslist right now for $225/$250.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Everett !!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject: Jetta/Trek Reply with quote

Maybe it's too late, but..

VW made 34,000 Jetta/Trek's, 17,000 in 95 and 17,000 in 96. At the time the bike would have retailed for just under $500. It was a Trek 850 frame - but they fitted it with a higher end rear derailleur than the typical 850 (I think it was an LX or DX). In the winter time VW also produced the K2 Golf. They only made about 1/2 as many of the winter versions - didn't really go over that well. With the K2 Golf you received either a pair of skis or a snowboard. I may have a copy of the original Jetta/Trek ad. I will post it if I can find it - an auto industry classic.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey OSD.....Unfortunately bikes are somewhat like computers....they get outdated pretty quickly. From a performance and weight standpoint the bike is not overly popular to those who ride on a regular basis.

BTW, are you coming up for Winterjam.....I need to get a doppelganger photo with you and Ed again.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were two types of VW Trek bikes given out with the 96-99 Jetta Trek Edition and 97-98 Golf Trek Edition.

For 96 and 97, they gave out dark blue steel bikes (like yours). It is a basic Trek 850 mountain bike, upgraded with components from the Trek 930. Steel frame, made in China or Taiwan.

For 98 and 99, they upgraded to an aluminum-alloy framed Trek (probably based on the 99 820 AL or 99 830 AL but with diff brakes and some vw-specific components). Deep purple color, made in the USA, designed for durability and low weight, it utilized Shimano brakes and SRAM grip-shifters.

Ref: Popular Mechanics April 1997
http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/recreation/1276806?page=2

Ref: VW GTI, Golf, and Jetta, Mk III & IV: Find It. Fix It. Trick It, pages 33 and 132
http://books.google.com/books?id=j5iTLWUUXIYC&...mp;f=false

A 96-97: http://i.imgur.com/fK8EV.jpg

A 96-97, close-up: http://imgur.com/fHROP.jpg

A 98-99: http://i.imgur.com/TZNpi.jpg
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the program guide for the 97 Jetta/Golf Trek and also a K2 program that I think is from 98. For the Treks they were considered standard equipment to the car, how ever there was a redemption process to get the bike as they didn't come with the car at the time of purchase. I would say it's safe to assume that there were folks that did not collect the bikes after purchase of the car. It was a pretty technical process to get the bike itself.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Herbie3Rivers wrote:
I have the program guide for the 97 Jetta/Golf Trek and also a K2 program that I think is from 98. For the Treks they were considered standard equipment to the car, how ever there was a redemption process to get the bike as they didn't come with the car at the time of purchase. I would say it's safe to assume that there were folks that did not collect the bikes after purchase of the car. It was a pretty technical process to get the bike itself.


It was actually pretty easy to get the bike. You walked into the shop, I fit you to the correct frame size, fill out the paperwork and I called when the bike was shipped in and preped for pickup. I also did a lot with the VWoA employees on the Trek partner purchase program.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is how we got ours. Pretty easy. But I screwed up. My wife didn't have a bike at the time so we had it fitted for her and she is 5' tall. So it is a shorty. Hers is Black. Our Trek was a black 96.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fx6893 wrote:
There were two types of VW Trek bikes given out with the 96-99 Jetta Trek Edition and 97-98 Golf Trek Edition.

For 96 and 97, they gave out dark blue steel bikes (like yours). It is a basic Trek 850 mountain bike, upgraded with components from the Trek 930. Steel frame, made in China or Taiwan.

For 98 and 99, they upgraded to an aluminum-alloy framed Trek (probably based on the 99 820 AL or 99 830 AL but with diff brakes and some vw-specific components). Deep purple color, made in the USA, designed for durability and low weight, it utilized Shimano brakes and SRAM grip-shifters.

Ref: Popular Mechanics April 1997
http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/recreation/1276806?page=2

Ref: VW GTI, Golf, and Jetta, Mk III & IV: Find It. Fix It. Trick It, pages 33 and 132
http://books.google.com/books?id=j5iTLWUUXIYC&...mp;f=false

A 96-97: http://i.imgur.com/fK8EV.jpg

A 96-97, close-up: http://imgur.com/fHROP.jpg

A 98-99: http://i.imgur.com/TZNpi.jpg


I needs some parts for mine. I guess it is a 98/99 Purple one. I put over 2000 miles on it, maybe more miles on it over the past 15 years. Really and nice multipurpose bike with balloon road tires.

I originally bought if for carrying on the Eurovan to shows but really started to use it. I bought a second one of the earlier version, not quite as nice, and an extra NOS seat!

These are very nice for show and to use. I have nothing but good things to say about it except I need the nut on the head below the handle bars. Must have been loose and I wore the threads some. Went to a good bike shop and the say the nut is not sold separately?

The handle bar grips have VW logs and the seat has a Trek logo on it. Nicely done.

Got into some rain on a 65 mile Trek on the Cuyahoga towpath. Cleaned up great.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to visit a local shop that repurposes bikes for the community. We have the Boise Bike Project- and they've helped me with the craziest specific parts I've needed. Portland has such a place too- Either of these shops have a whole drawer full of head set nuts, spacers, etc.
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