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Trek K-Swiss Custom Speed Concept Bike

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On October 9th, the Trek K-Swiss team took to the Ironman World Championship in Kona Hawaii. Representing Trek/K-Swiss was Julie Dibens, Chris Lieto, and Fraser Cartmell. For the event, Trek made four custom Speed Concept triathlon bikes.

The Trek K-Swiss Custom Speed Concepts were made in different colorways, three representing specific cyclists. The red/white-blue Speed Concept is Chris Lieto’s, Julie Dibens has the sky blue/white/red model, and Fraser Cartmell was issued the blue/black-white tri-bike. The last Speed Concept uses traditional colors, adding the K-Swiss logo.

Each K-Swiss Trek Speed Concept features the respective brand’s logos and branding of the rider. To receive your own custom Speed Concept, visit Trek Project One.

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Trek Active Braking Pivot (ABP) Granted US Patent


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November 23rd was a great day for Trek. The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Trek a patent on the Active Braking Pivot (ABP) suspension system (patent number #7,837,213).

Created by Trek suspension engineers Dylan Howes, Jose Gonzalez, and James Colegrove, ABP is the first of its kind to separate braking and suspension forces.

Trek’s Active Braking Pivot project started in 2006 and released to the public in 2007. Since 2007, ABP is offered through the 2011 Trek full suspension line.

We at Bike Reviews congratulate Trek on the fantastic news. …

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2011 Trek Session 8

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2011 trek session 8   2011 Trek Session 8

For excellent jumps and descents, the 2011 Trek Session 8 is a class above its counterpart in the market. With dialed geometry and the latest technology, the Session is dubbed a great benchmark for downhill bikes.

The Session 8′s frame is made from Alpha Red Aluminum ZR9000. It features Full Floater, alloy EVO Link and E2 tapered head tube. For speed and control, it gets ABP, oversized pivot bearings, replaceable derailleur hanger, ISCG03 mounts and 203mm travel.

“DH tuned” with rebound Fox Van RC takes care of the rear suspension for the Session 8. It comes with SRAM X.7, 9 speed shifters, Race Face Respond DH 38T crank and Wellgo pedals.

Bar, stem, seatpost and saddle are from Bontrager. An FSA headset was applied along with an Avid Elixir R for hydraulic disc brakes. Bontrager Big Earl Disc wheel system with Maxxis Minion DHF completes the bike. £3400.00 for a complete bike…

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2011 Trek Advance (Gary Fisher Collection)

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2011 trek advance gary fisher collection   2011 Trek Advance (Gary Fisher Collection)

Featuring G2 or Version 2 of the Genesis Geometry, the 2011 Trek Advance Hardtail from the Gary Fisher Collection excels with superior handling and better traction. Available in 5 sizes, the frame for the Advance is made from the Gold Series 6061 T6 aluminum with hydroformed and butted tubing. It has 100mm travel SunTour suspension fork to make climbs easy and comfortable.

24-speed Shimano drivetrain coupled with Bontrager 550 rims and LT3 ECO tires, the Advance also has Tektro brakes and Wellgo platform pedals. Other components include Bontrager saddle, seatpost and handlebars with a threadless 1-1/8″ semi-integrated headset and semi-cartridge bearings at the cockpit.

It is available in a matt burnt orange and black combo colorway. For a great value and excellent quality hardtail, the 2011 Trek Advance has it all at a retail price of $549.99. …

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Trek 2011 Eco Design: Belleville, Atwood

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Trek now gives us a fresh eco-friendly concept. Trek presents their Eco-Designed bikes in its birth, life, and afterlife stages, which are the Trek Belleville, Belleville WSD, Atwood and Atwood WSD.

Designed from front to back, the Belleville and Belleville WSD is said to reduce environmental impact. Its made from steel front and rear racks. A generator lights was used on the two models to avoid wasteful batteries and its tires are from regrind and sustainable harvest rubber.

Also featured on the Belleville and Belleville WSD is a Chromoly steel city design, which uses a fork of high tensile steel with rack mounts. With a Shimano Nexus 3-speed rear hub, dynamo front hub, alloy 36-hole rims for its wheelset, Bontrager Nebula Eco Design and steel designs for the seat post, handlebars and stem, the bikes are well built the city commuter.

Belleville comes in five sizes while Belleville WSD in two.

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2011 Trek Gary Fisher Paragon Hardtail

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2011 trek gary fisher paragon hardtail   2011 Trek Gary Fisher Paragon Hardtail

Gary Fisher now features a model of his 29er hardtail collection along with Trek’s support in 2011. They call it the 2011 Trek Gary Fisher “Paragon” Hardtail, which featurs the Pro Aluminum 29er frame (6066 buttered & hydroformed), E2 head tube, a press-fit BB, G2 29” in geometry.

Paragon comes in 5 sizes you can choose from. An offset crown of 51mm, 100mm travel, and custom geometry with a Fox F100 RL 29 E2 steerer forms the front suspension of the model. Bontrager completes most of the wheelset on the mtb, from the FCC front hub to the Mustang Disc 29 32/28- hole rims and tires of 29-2, 29×2.1”, and a Shimano for its rear hub.

Other components also from Bontrager are the saddle, seat post, handlebars and stem. The hydraulic brakeset is out of Avid Bixir 5, 6 bolt: G3 185mm front and 160mm rear motors.

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2011 Trek Madone 6 Series

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When most people hear about the Trek Madone 6 Series they think of Lance Armstrong. But as in previous years, the 2011 Trek Madone 6 Series is also known for being light, responsive and its overall superb performance.

In 2011, Trek Madone 6 Series includes the 6.9 SSL, 6.9 SSL WSD, 6.7 SSL, 6.7 SSL WSD, 6.5, 6.5 WSD, 6.2, and 6.2 WSD. Four models will use Trek’s SSL technology, which ranks well on a scale from 0 to 10: The stiffness associated with the SSL is at about an 8.5; In regards to strength, the SSL scores around an 8.4; And, its elongation lands just under 5.

All the Trek 2011 Madone 6 series bikes use the popular OCLV carbon. OCLV is patented by Trek, and uses Optimum Compaction, meaning the carbon is compressed. OCLV fiber to resin ratio adds to the strength and sheds some weight.

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