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Trek announcing "something that will change cycling forever"

Old 03-02-19, 09:12 PM
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Trek announcing "something that will change cycling forever"

So my Trek dealer texts me at 9 o'clock tonight to say that I may wish to cancel / hold my Project One Madone SLR order because of Trek's announcement that "A change like this comes along once every 30 years" and this will "change cycling forever". He's heard nothing from Trek but says this is not unusual for big announcements.

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Well, that's interesting. What do you think? Would you hold off on your order too? I think I will given it'll only be a 3 week delay. Any speculation of what this "something" could be? I'm kind of thinking a new graphene frame (I know this is not a new technology, but it hasn't been produced by a big manufacturer yet).
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Old 03-02-19, 09:23 PM
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Whatever it is, I guarantee it will be expensive.
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Old 03-02-19, 09:58 PM
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Whatever it is, I guarantee it will be expensive.
Yep. 12 speed groupsets are going for $3600 and that's hardly a once in 30 year so development that will change cycling forever
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I predict the new Madone, Émonda, etc will be made of steel.
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Yep. It has the return of the venerable, dependable, unmistakable, pinnacle of all cycling tech...The 3x7 "Rapid-fire" trigger shift, drive train system written all over it.

Cancel your order, then order another at a $500 premium.

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Old 03-02-19, 10:19 PM
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Whatever it is, I can't wait for the chance to be smug and not purchase it.

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Old 03-02-19, 10:26 PM
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Old 03-02-19, 10:27 PM
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So what could they have developed and not haves to have tested? All there other bikes were seen somewhere being ridden by somebody.
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Old 03-02-19, 10:38 PM
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The self-riding bike?
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Old 03-02-19, 10:50 PM
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So what could they have developed and not haves to have tested? All there other bikes were seen somewhere being ridden by somebody.
Invisibility, like Wonder Woman in her flying car.
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Invisibility, like Wonder Woman in her flying car.
It's an invisible PLANE, not a car. Man, doesn't anyone read comics?
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I predict a nothing burger. Cycling industry has struggled recent years in the RD department. Recent "innovations" are either "more of the same" or rehashes of concepts found elsewhere for years or even decades. ABS for bicycles ...? :-)

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Based on the background grapics in the ad, I say it is a new frame material or carbon layup method...
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Originally Posted by yarbrough462 View Post
Based on the background grapics in the ad, I say it is a new frame material or carbon layup method...
This is what I was thinking, too.
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Originally Posted by kromozome View Post
So my Trek dealer texts me at 9 o'clock tonight to say that I may wish to cancel / hold my Project One Madone SLR order because of Trek's announcement that "A change like this comes along once every 30 years" ...
Unusual that a dealer would do anything to delay(risk) completing a significant sale. Thumbs up for him.

As for Trek.."buzz marketing". Risky as, no matter what it is, the hype exceeds reality and the launch generates as much disappointment as excitement. Segway would be the the poster child for this..
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Completely new drivetrain with the bike frameset redesigned around this new innovation, including fluid dynamics at different price points.
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It may change the way people spend their money, but it won't change cycling.
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Hopefully it will be something that will be hyped so that all the people who want the latest and greatest will be dumping their old steel and aluminum bikes so they can get on the bandwagon and we will see some really insane deals on classics! Thirty years old Italian bikes will be so yesterday that they will sell for $50 or less. I can hardly wait.......
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Graphene frames?
Whatever it is, I can't wait to post on line at my disappointment
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Originally Posted by kromozome View Post
So my Trek dealer texts me at 9 o'clock tonight to say that I may wish to cancel / hold my Project One Madone SLR order because of Trek's announcement that "A change like this comes along once every 30 years" and this will "change cycling forever". He's heard nothing from Trek but says this is not unusual for big announcements.

Bold Trek Announcement

Well, that's interesting. What do you think? Would you hold off on your order too? I think I will given it'll only be a 3 week delay. Any speculation of what this "something" could be? I'm kind of thinking a new graphene frame (I know this is not a new technology, but it hasn't been produced by a big manufacturer yet).
Why would your dealer assume its anything road bike related. It might be an electric cabin scooter .. Just saying ;-)
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Old 03-03-19, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by yarbrough462 View Post
Based on the background grapics in the ad, I say it is a new frame material or carbon layup method...
That's probably the best guess especially since their OCLV carbon has been used since 1991, almost 30 years ago.
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Not as a chamois substitute though.
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I'm pretty sure i saw a FB post saying it was just that.

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Graphene frames?
Whatever it is, I can't wait to post on line at my disappointment
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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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