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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    Who gives A shi*t? It’s Trek, makers of the most boring brands made.
    You're oblivious to the obvious. You're replying in a thread about...?
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    Have we actually reached consensus on the burning question: Does Trek make good bikes?


    And could it be that Trek is finally taking the next logical step into the future of bikes:



    Behold! The Trek Flying Rider

    https://bikerumor.com/2014/06/03/dit...w-flying-bike/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Have we actually reached consensus on the burning question: Does Trek make good bikes?


    And could it be that Trek is finally taking the next logical step into the future of bikes:



    Behold! The Trek Flying Rider

    https://bikerumor.com/2014/06/03/dit...w-flying-bike/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Finally, an answer to that burning question, "Is there any possible way to get cyclists to look even dorkier on bikes?"
    Recumbent version of said flying rider concept?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Finally, an answer to that burning question, "Is there any possible way to get cyclists to look even dorkier on bikes?"
    Riding this bike is likely to lead to "burning" questions for female users.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bremerradkurier View Post
    Recumbent version of said flying rider concept?
    Yes, because Trek's first attempt at a recumbent went so well.


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    All I know is that I have 4 Trek's that I need to sell a.s.a.p. so I can afford to buy whatever it is they're going to release on the 19th

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    Alas , I finally got rid of my Trek and have no intention of returning to the fold. I'm Colnago and Firefly only at this time, unless you count a folding Dahon. Went through three trek models before I moved on, a 330, 1200 and a 5200. I was always very excited to acquire and ride them but they just don't do it for me anymore

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    going back to threaded bottom brackets

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    I think I figured it out... a TRON bike, complete with robot rider that can ride your bike for you if you don't have time or are just too tired to ride...


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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyNee View Post
    going back to threaded bottom brackets
    Truly a brave, revolutionary move by Trek.

    Do Trek bikes still have headphone jacks, or did they follow Apple's brave decision to remove those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    Riding this bike is likely to lead to "burning" questions for female users.



    Yes, because Trek's first attempt at a recumbent went so well.

    Aaaaah! Somebody, quick, get a stick and kill it!!!

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    As much as I want to think it's a new frame material, I haven't seen anything different to the naked eye with their pro teams. I'm wondering if it's some type of new battery tech for ebikes.

    It would be cool to see a new frame material with a threaded BB.

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    I checked out Trek's Instagram page. Looks like a new type of material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc View Post
    i checked out trek's instagram page. Looks like a new type of material.
    I'm guessing it will be OCLV II?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    I'm guessing it will be OCLV II?
    Looks like it could be a natural material. Flax or hemp. Porsche is using it on their cars now for non structural items. Maybe Trek came up with a different method to use it as a structural item.

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsp...gt4-clubsport/
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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc View Post
    Looks like it could be a natural material. Flax or hemp. Porsche is using it on their cars now for non structural items. Maybe Trek came up with a different method to use it as a structural item.

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsp...gt4-clubsport/
    I'm betting Trek is going to start building frames from plastic scavenged from the great ocean garbage pile and components forged from deorbited satellites.

    Their contribution to the New Green Deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I'm betting Trek is going to start building frames from plastic scavenged from the great ocean garbage pile and components forged from deorbited satellites.

    Their contribution to the New Green Deal.
    I’d buy one of those!
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    Based on the photos, I would, like others, guess some new frame material, but.. until and unless UCI eliminates the minimum weight (which I ever so fervently wish they would since it would kill both disc brakes and electronic shifting in one swell foop ), what's really to be gained? Carbon bikes can already be made petty damn stiff and stiff/compliant are pretty much mutually exclusive. I don't care what material you use since some lateral forces will always be converted to vertical components and if you make it too vertically compliant you're going to compromise lateral stiffness. *Maybe* new wheel material. One of graphene's major advantages is heat conduction so using it for rim-brake wheels could address the heat build-up issue, but Trek has gone pretty much all-in on disc brakes so that doesn't make any sense either. Regardless, I'm honestly not holding my breath since Trek has "blown my skirt up" exactly never.
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    I'm thinking Trek is launching a price increase for its top models

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    Now thinking its dyneema. I can't take the credit. was on reddit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    Now thinking its dyneema. I can't take the credit. was on reddit
    Dyneema added in the frame material somehow, or maybe in their clothing line? I am so giddy with excitement I have to change my underwear twice a day. I may not make it to the 19th. I can imagine the Trek hyperbole machine is at general quarters right now coming up with new adjectives to describe whatever this is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    Dyneema added in the frame material somehow, or maybe in their clothing line? I am so giddy with excitement I have to change my underwear twice a day. I may not make it to the 19th. I can imagine the Trek hyperbole machine is at general quarters right now coming up with new adjectives to describe whatever this is.
    I''m guessing frame. I'm just playing for the intellectual curiosity. But think it will be a huge let-down. who cares if the frame drops by 2 ounces. Frames aren't exactly fragile now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    I'm thinking Trek is launching a price increase for its top models
    Come on down! You're the next contestant on the Price is Right!
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    For bikes, DSM claims to be working with "several brands" on development projects with its new Dyneema Carbon, which incorporates Dyneema into sheets of carbon. DSM declined to name any specific brands.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dyneema ... qus_thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    i'm going to state what i think is obvious. 30 years ago trek introduced their first carbon frame. for years they touted oclv as some type of superior carbon unavailable from competitors. photo looks like a weave of some sort. trek may be trying to copy what time is doing and adding another fiber to the weave and claim some sort of comfort of benefit, probably comfort. i'm guessing this is going to be more hype than anything else. if adulterating carbon with additional compounds was a magic solution more companies other than time would be doing it and you would be seeing it in airplane parts using carbon, cars etc
    Shot in the dark, but it might be filament spun carbon. This is in FSE brand wheels which tout 40% more strength and stiffness than traditionally manufactured carbon wheels and at a lighter weight. I discussed it in length with Steve Smithers at his shop in Olathe, KS. He and Dan Kellerby own the patent to filament spun carbon (Steve also designed the Canyon Aeroad SLX frame). They've been trying to gain market penetration with their wheels, and now that they've gotten some I could see them letting Trek use the filament spinning process for a nominal fee. Another reason for the delay in introducing this process to frames is the fact frames often use varying weave patterns, whereas wheels nowadays tend to be unidirectional.

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