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What is Trek launching?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:58 pm
by Fisherfreerider

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:40 pm
by jmechy
Once every 30 years? Perhaps a new material for frames?

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:40 pm
by Weenie

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:05 pm
by Shrike
Some sort of graphene composite I'd wager. Curiosity is piqued though, pretty bold statement.

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:38 pm
by tymon_tm
I wouldn't be suprised if it was about graphene too. Trek's entirely capable to go exotic and offer a - say - 15-20k frameset. someone will always buy it, but the more important outcome is they'll be able to brand themselves as the first who made a graphene bike

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:23 pm
by Mep
Shrike wrote:Some sort of graphene composite I'd wager. Curiosity is piqued though, pretty bold statement.
Great guess, given the teaser photo of a weave pattern and the reference to 30 years (it's technically been 25 since the C40), it certainly seems related to carbon fiber. Or at the very least, some material used to construct bike frames.

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:25 pm
by LeDuke
Rumor mill has a new Top Fuel coming out very soon.


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Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:36 pm
by TobinHatesYou
We know the new Domane is coming. We also know the Bontrager take on the Power saddle is coming. This doesn’t seem to be either.

If you look closely at the teaser image, it looks “fuzzy” like a fabric.

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:52 pm
by Karvalo
Raw carbon looks fuzzy like fabrc before it's treated. I'd join the bet on it being some new form of carbon, maybe graphene releated, being released with the new Domane.

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:36 am
by spartan
trek gravel specific high volume wheelsets dropping soon

guessing it is next gen OCLV tech. i believe OCLV came out 1992?

http://www.vintagemtbworkshop.com/1992-trek-5200.html

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:54 am
by fromtrektocolnago
1986 trek brought out carbon, so new bike material would be my guess. time uses vectram fiber in their carbon. i'm guessing trek is planning on doing something similar. years ago trek touted oclv fiber as something that gave them an edge. they may be attempting to update that strategy. that would be my guess. i also think it will be more marketing than anything else. if time's approach was so great other companies would have copied it long ago. anyway that's my guess

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:22 am
by jfranci3
Bummer that it looks like a high end Kevlar aerospace textile. Forged carbon would be cooler, as it would eliminate high end AL and low end carbon and likely be cheaper. This might be for a MTB that can take a pounding.

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:20 am
by fromtrektocolnago
Could that be innegra?

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:45 am
by jfranci3
Was just looking at this -https://cyclingtips.com/2016/12/crash-r ... oplastics/ Seems like the big benefit is the reduced material needed as you can lower the safety factor in some areas.

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:46 am
by Catagory6
they're launching more marketing department fairy tales and gibberish jabberwocky?

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:09 pm
by kgt
The most probable...

Re: What is Trek launching?

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:09 pm
by Weenie