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Facts About Trek Bicycles
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Headquarters||Waterloo, Wisconsin, USA|
|Special Feature||Use of Optimum Compaction Low Void (OCLV) carbon fibre|
Trek is not merely just another bicycle manufacturer, it is a cycling eco-system, designed to provide shoppers with the best bicycles and the finest accessories. Yet this is not just about size, the company is also about high-end technology and radical designs.
Did you know...?
Did you know that Trek Bicycles supports numerous non-profit organizations with worthy causes?
Two of the most notable ones are Livestrong, an organization that aims to promote the welfare of cancer survivors, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Support Trek Bicycles and its advocacy of these important initiatives!
Trek Bicycles History
Founded in 1976, Trek managed to go from producing custom framesets to fully-fledged bicycles and accessories in less than a decade.
Through a combination of high-end technology and shrewd investments, Trek probably has one of the best R&D track records in the industry. The company began with an almost exclusive focus on road bicycles. However, in the 1990's it started shifting its focus towards hybrid and mountain bikes, successfully launching a wide variety of industry-changing bicycles models.
Now the company is making plans to introduce fully customizable bicycles and environmentally friendly manufacturing methods as part of its global initiative.
Not like other companies, Trek has focused less on mastering multiple production techniques and focused its attention on perfecting the design and manufacturing of carbon fiber. One of its groundbreaking technological innovations regarding carbon fiber comes in the form of Optimum Compaction Low Void (OCLV) carbon fiber.
The first racing frames that featured this technology weighed a mere 1.11 Kg. In additions to OCLV, Trek has also focused on aluminum via the addition of Klein Bicycles.
If you think you instantly recognize the Trek brand, is properly because it produced the famous Trek 5500, which Lance Armstrong rode to win the Tour de France in 1995, and 7 consecutive times in all.
Trek currently markets its bicycles under three different categories: Road, Mountain, and town. Also, it produces a large variety of bicycle accessories and apparel. The following are some samples of its core products:
|Race Performance||Medone 6.9 SSL LEOPARD/Schleck Edition ($11,623.47)|
|Triathlon||Speed Concept 9.9 LEOPARD/Spartacus Edition ($11,891.22)|
|Sport||Madone 4.7 ($2,619.99)|
|Cyclocross||Cronus CX ($3,849.99)|
|Fitness||2012 FX+ ($2,679.99)|
|Cross Country||Superfly 100 elite ($6,299.99)|
|Singletrack Trail||2012 Fuel EX 9.9 ($8,929.99)|
|Technical Trail||Remedy 9.9 ($8,399.99)|
|Gravity||2012 Secession 9.9 ($8,929.99)|
|Dual Sport||2012 8.4 DS ($849.99)|
|Urban||District Carbon ($3,629.99)|
|Utility||Soho Deluxe ($1,259.99)|
Selected User Reviews
"Trek is hands-down, the best bicycle manufacturer on the planet! I have been racing for awhile and it's not just about Lance Amrstrong being my idol, but the sheer performance of these bicycles is amazing. I've tried other bikes but they don't come close"
"I remember going to buy my first Trek Bicycle and I could remember thinking "what the hell am I doing, should I spend so much?' and now after three years, I'm proud of every penny that I spent. Superb, absolutely superb!"
"Trek is like the Ferrari of the cycling world, just a whole lot better!"
Last Word About Trek Bicycles
An enduring commitment to performance has long been the driving force behind Trek's achievements and by every account; the company is determined to take this to the next level. Its specialty remains mostly advanced performance bicycles; a fact thoroughly reflected through its prices. For extreme performance, few, if any, can rival Trek at its best.