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Old 07-09-09, 11:20 PM
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Lemond website?

I googled for Lemond bikes and all I found was a product registration website from Trek... Is Lemond defunct? Or do they have a hidden website somewhere?...
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They are defunct.

Lemond was dropped by Trek, and likely Lemond will not be back until after any non-compete agreement either expires or is settled between Lemond and Trek. GF is replacing all teams which were riding Lemond bikes.

IMHO - this may be for the best. Lemond did not make a lot of sense for Trek, and they turned Lemond from a unique market player (their dual material bikes were always interesting) to essentially nothing more than rebadged generic Taiwan frames.

I doubt you will ever see Lemond bikes going forward, as I imagine given the current market saturation and declining economy, there is little need for another bike manufacturer / design house. But who knows, maybe we will see Lemond rise another day.
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Lemond = Gary Fisher
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Lemond and Gary Fisher were both under the same Trek umbrella, and yes, the current GF's may really just be re-badged Lemonds. But the rebadged Lemonds are just rebadged generic frames from one of the large Taiwan manufacturers.
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Originally Posted by VT Biker View Post
Lemond and Gary Fisher were both under the same Trek umbrella, and yes, the current GF's may really just be re-badged Lemonds. But the rebadged Lemonds are just rebadged generic frames from one of the large Taiwan manufacturers.
My 07 carbon Lemond Zurich isn't a rebadged generic frame.
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many years of Lemond websites can be seen here:

http://www.archive.org/web/web.php
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Great link. I had been looking for that info.

My Tete De Couse / Triomphe Ultimate Carbon isn't a re-badged generic frame either... I really like that bike.
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Originally Posted by VT Biker View Post
Lemond and Gary Fisher were both under the same Trek umbrella, and yes, the current GF's may really just be re-badged Lemonds. But the rebadged Lemonds are just rebadged generic frames from one of the large Taiwan manufacturers.
incorrect.
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incorrect.
You ignored a key word. VT biker said that the [GF] rebadged Lemonds were rebadged generic frames. I have no idea if it is true but at least make sure to understand what you are replying to.
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I'll try to do better in future umd
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Originally Posted by VT Biker View Post
Lemond and Gary Fisher were both under the same Trek umbrella, and yes, the current GF's may really just be re-badged Lemonds. But the rebadged Lemonds are just rebadged generic frames from one of the large Taiwan manufacturers.
I think this is what we are looking at, if I understand what he is saying as it is a bit unclear if he is just talking about current production or all lemonds. Now that I've read it 5 times it looks like he is just talking about current GF bikes.
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Thanks for the info guys.
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Prior to the 2007 line, Lemonds really were unique bikes. In fact, except for a few Serotta's, their designs were nothing found elsewhere in the large scale bike world.

But the Lemonds after 2006 were completely changed and except for their Steel rides, were all manufactured in Taiwan by a 3rd party, even their top of the line carbon models). I was implying that for the most part, the design of the new Lemond bikes were hard to decipher from those of Giant, Felt etc... in their design.

Sure - Trek may have added a few additional changes here or there, but the R&D into the Lemond line was given short-shrift by Trek after abandoning the 2006 and earlier line-ups.

I loved the old 2006 Spine series of bikes and am sad that more and more, all the bikes look the same.
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