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Trek announcing "something that will change cycling forever"

Old 03-03-19, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Racing Dan View Post
Why would your dealer assume its anything road bike related. It might be an electric cabin scooter .. Just saying ;-)
I would assume Trek has told dealers what the announcement is already
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Old 03-03-19, 10:58 AM
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I would assume Trek has told dealers what the announcement is already
I wouldn't. Loose lips sink ships.

Odds are if dealers were told, word would be on the internet already.
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Old 03-03-19, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
I wouldn't. Loose lips sink ships.

Odds are if dealers were told, word would be on the internet already.
Thats what I was thinking.
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Old 03-03-19, 11:49 AM
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E-bike
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Old 03-03-19, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
I wouldn't. Loose lips sink ships.

Odds are if dealers were told, word would be on the internet already.
But they confidentiality agreements and probably not worth a lawsuit or losing the ability to sell Trek in your shop to leak info that won't even give you any gain
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Old 03-03-19, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by BluFalconActual View Post
That's probably the best guess especially since their OCLV carbon has been used since 1991, almost 30 years ago.
30 years. That is probably the answer. Yawn
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Old 03-03-19, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
But they confidentiality agreements and probably not worth a lawsuit or losing the ability to sell Trek in your shop to leak info that won't even give you any gain
How many hundreds or thousands of dealers are there--and how impossible is it to track internet gossip? A dealer down in KC could let slip and word would get to me before the day is out with only 1 or 2 degrees of separation. And you'd never connect me to any shops in KC, as I've never been to or ordered from any.

The best way to keep a secret...is to not tell anyone. The second best way to keep a secret, is to only tell one other person if you absolutely must. Think that is a Gibbs Rule from NCIS.
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Old 03-03-19, 12:43 PM
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The frame will be custom built to fit nanotechnology additive manufactured.
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a new carbon layup with hyped up claims about comfort and stiffness, nothing exciting
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Old 03-03-19, 01:29 PM
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Maybe the Trek Mogul knows?
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Maybe the Trek Mogul knows?
He doesn't but he has already bought ten.
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He doesn't but he has already bought ten.
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Your Trek dealer needs to go back and watch Glenngarry Glennross again. "Always be closing"
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Old 03-04-19, 06:23 AM
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A place to start looking?
https://patents.justia.com/assignee/trek-bicycle-corp
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Old 03-04-19, 06:44 AM
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Perhaps it’s a replacement for the FX series? Maybe even a Project One FX 7? My other guess is they are rereleasing the Gary Fisher collection.
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Old 03-04-19, 09:43 AM
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I bet Trek is going to lower their prices....NAWWWWW
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Old 03-04-19, 09:45 AM
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Whatever it is I doubt very much I'm buying one.
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Old 03-04-19, 10:47 AM
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If it's a techno thing, add another vote for an e-bike. Perhaps all Madones will now be e-bike ready. E-bikes have already changed cycling in Europe. Maybe this is their foray into e-bike dominance in the U.S.!

Or maybe . . . "Trek (FINALLY abandons the loopy BB90 bottom bracket and) invents the easy-to-service threaded bottom bracket!"

But more likely . . . it's a marketing thing. "The first gravel bike that's better on 35mm tires than 45mm!" "Project One now allows owners to paint their own bikes!" "Trek abolishes the bike shop forever!" "Every Trek road bike now has room for 40mm Bontrager tires!"
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Old 03-04-19, 10:49 AM
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I wouldn't buy a Trek, so it wouldn't affect me at all.
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Old 03-04-19, 10:56 AM
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A new anagram!!!
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Oh Trek....you tricky tricky people. I'm not holding my breath.
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Whatever it is, I can't wait for the chance to be smug and not purchase it.
This might be the best one liner I've ever heard. A huge thumbs-up to you, sir!

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Old 03-04-19, 11:25 AM
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Thanks. I'll be here all week.
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