2008 Trek Madone

Trek launches the 2008 Madones with a brochure site and lots of new technology, including a oversized 90mm wide bottom bracket shell, no headsets, seatmast, new carbon designations, and a fuselage approach. Responding to their competitors, like Specialized, Trek is coming out firing with a “we invented carbon bikes” approach and a frame that’s a half-pound lighter

By de-emphasizing specific materials and instead focusing the discussion on our OCLV Carbon process “ a process we invented 16 years ago and have been refining ever since - Trek can leverage our manufacturing, engineering, and design expertise to underscore the unique nature of our carbon fiber frames: a difference we’re confident makes for the best carbon fiber frames on the planet.

Just last month, I glowingly reviewed the Specialized Tarmac SL, another bike emphasizing technology. I’ve ridden Madones for years, reviewed them positively, and they’re great, solid, racing bikes, but have relied on 16-year old tube and lug technology.

Looks like Trek is changing the game again. More reactions

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NYTimes.com: The fixers

A NYTimes.com media feature on the fixed-gear phenomena, includes the King Kog shop, the Kissena Track, scenes from the streets, and how to make $500 a week riding your bike.

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Photo of the Day: Rusty ride

A bike just waiting to be restored …

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Portland Ride

A fixie affixed to a rack in Portland

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Team Bike Hugger is Hot

Team Bike Hugger is hot and I mean “hot,” literally hot at the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic.



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