For just over a year now, Trek sponsored athletes Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and Chris Lieto have been seen riding a prototype triathlon and time trial bike. The look of this bike, with it's unique aero tubing and hidden brakes, has has been generating a lot of interest. Now, finally, this bike has been released to the public.
To tie in with the time trial at the recent Tour of California, Trek held a launch for the new bikes, inviting journalists form around the world. These reports are now on line and you can see and read about the bikes for yourselves.
FirstOffTheBike.com (including video from the official launch)
Trek president John Burke described the new Speed Concept as the most technologically advanced bike Trek have produced. It uses a revolutionary aero tube shape called Kammtail Virtual Foil to create a frame that beats all others in the wind tunnel. It also means that it is incredibly aerodynamic in cross winds too, which are more likely in 'real world' situations.
For all the details on the bike, see the dedicated web page here.
These bikes are available now through the Trek Project One program that allows you to choose the colour of your bike, along with the wheels, groupset and components. This can result in a truely unique bike that not only looks good, but is the fastest bike out there.
But don't think that these benefits are restricted only to those with loads of money. Later this year Trek will also have available the Speed Concept 7 Series and 2 Series both of which will offer most of the benefits of the 9 Series.