CJ Perez’s early birthday gift? A Trek 520 Grando gravel bike

Nov 11, 2021
PHOTO: (From Left) Trek, CJ Perez/Instagram

(ADVANCED) Happy birthday, CJ Perez!

The celebrations came early for the hotshooting San Miguel guard as he picked up a brand-new bicycle — an “early birthday gift”, CJ Perez said, from his wife.

“I love you!” Perez wrote in his IG post, with both heart-eyes and heart emoji.

Quiapo-based bicycle shop Bisikleta Manila confirmed that the bike was a Trek 520 Grando gravel bike. A representative told SPIN Life over the phone that it costs P84,400.

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    What is the new bike of CJ Perez?

    Released just last year, the Trek website touts the 520 Grando as a “steel adventure bike made for off-road excursions.” It’s a versatile frame for commuting and touring, with a chromoly steel frame, alloy fork, Bontrager GR1 tires, and Shimano derailleurs, including a rock-solid, offroad-ready Shimano GRX rear derailleur.

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    Against Bisikleta Manila’s colorful wall mural, Perez posed with his wife Sienna and first daughter Ciana Tanisha.

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    PHOTO: (From Left) Trek, CJ Perez/Instagram
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