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Treks new sloping frame for 2008?

Old 05-30-07, 11:12 PM
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Treks new sloping frame for 2008?

I saw this on another forum, check out the link:

https://forum.pinoyroadies.org/viewtopic.php?p=5019#5019
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Old 05-30-07, 11:57 PM
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Hmmmm - I wonder, does this mean that TREK is completely outsourcing ALL production to Taiwan? Seems that the link indicates that the semi-compact (looked more like a full compact) bike was produced in Taiwan.

Lemond did it this year (2007) with their new line of carbon-bikes; now Trek. Sad - Cannondale is going to be the only one left at this rate.
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Old 05-31-07, 12:09 AM
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that looks like a photoshop job to me...
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Old 05-31-07, 12:10 AM
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Well, don't forget about the slew of American Ti manufacturers. As far as carbon, PARLEE!!!! You can't forget those guys
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Old 05-31-07, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Chucklehead


that looks like a photoshop job to me...
Looks like a Giant TCR Advanced ISP

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Old 05-31-07, 09:23 AM
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I would agree about the likely photoshop work... I smell a rat.
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Each of the tubes is slightly different between the two bikes. If it's a photoshop they did a LOT of work.
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Originally Posted by VT Biker
Sad - Cannondale is going to be the only one left at this rate.
hate to burst your bubble... but... too late.
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Integrated headset?

I call shenanigans. It seems highly unlikely that Trek would include new technology not once, not twice, but thrice in one sitting.
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Originally Posted by ryanspeer
I would agree about the likely photoshop work... I smell a rat.
Nope...the Disco guys have had protypes since early this year. This bike will probably come to market.
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Originally Posted by kleng
Looks like a Giant TCR Advanced ISP

I was about to mention that.
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Originally Posted by Cypress
Integrated headset?

I call shenanigans. It seems highly unlikely that Trek would include new technology not once, not twice, but thrice in one sitting.
Uh, which technology was new, again? The seat post?
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio
Uh, which technology was new, again? The seat post?

1. Sloping geometry
2. ISP
3. Integrated headset
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Next thing you know, those crazy guys at Trek will go to those new 9 speed STI shifters.
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i think he's referring to the fact that TREK isn't a huge fan of the integrated headset(although, that seems to only apply to their carbon frames). but they do have experience with sloping top tubes on their pilot series.
ISP is just a fad that should - and probably will - die a quick death.
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Nothing like a good 12 inch saddle to bar drop to get you nice and aero. Too bad you all the blood rushes to your brain and you die.
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The Trek Pilot uses sloping top tube (ie: compact frame)... Nothing all that new.
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady
Nothing like a good 12 inch saddle to bar drop to get you nice and aero. Too bad you all the blood rushes to your brain and you die.
a long drop from saddle to bars usually means one of two things. either the person has no clue and just thinks it looks cool, or(more likely) has longer arms than you or i
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It looks more like an MS Paint than a Photoshop.
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Photos from cyclingnews.com, some time early this spring.

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Originally Posted by Chucklehead
a long drop from saddle to bars usually means one of two things. either the person has no clue and just thinks it looks cool, or(more likely) has longer arms than you or i

And with the seat height on those bikes...he must have a 62 inch inseam as well. Must be some sort of giant.
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Well, for the sake of Trek's sales, it gives everyone with an "old-fashioned" Trek Madone frame a reason to buy another Trek or "Honey, look how different those new Treks are. The old Trek I have just won't do."

That first picture looks like a really bad Photoshop job to me.
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady
And with the seat height on those bikes...he must have a 62 inch inseam as well. Must be some sort of giant.
to be fair, i guess they aren't THAT high. sloping TT makes it look a lot worse than it is.

while not as far a drop, it's pretty comparable, and still very comfortable for me, and i'm not very flexible.
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Originally Posted by Chucklehead
i think he's referring to the fact that TREK isn't a huge fan of the integrated headset(although, that seems to only apply to their carbon frames). but they do have experience with sloping top tubes on their pilot series.
ISP is just a fad that should - and probably will - die a quick death.
ISP + sloping TT = stupidity.

There, I said it.
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