The stolen Trek Equinox TTX SSL, which was taken last November 2009 at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop has been recovered. This was the bike used by Ryan Baumann during the 2009 season under Team Trek-Livestrong.
The bike, which had a worth around $10,000, was at Mellow Johnny’s for storage. Identifying marks on the bike would be the customized paint job on the aero bars and Baumann’s name etched on the top tube. It also had a Bontrager Aeolus wheel and a Zipp disc rear.
The stolen bike was found at a flea market in Guanajuato, Mexico. Minus the wheels, the rest of the bike was in good condition. The cyclist, who bought the stolen bike last January 2010, brought it to a Trek representative to have it authenticated. The bike was consequently returned to Ted Arnold, the store manager of Mello Johnny’s Bike Shop.
No news as to what would be the fate of the bike for this season. However, cyclist Ryan Baumann will be joining the 2010 Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team with fellow cyclists Nathan O’Neill and Hilton Clarke.