Trek 2014 gallery – lower spec bikes get high-end features
The fun-looking Farley fat bike is now available for £1,700 (US prices to be announced). We’re not sure how many it will sell but it turned plenty of heads at the Trek launch
The Farley’s wide bottom bracket area is built for strength – note the brace to hold the front mech in line, away from the seat tube
The Farley fat bike rolls on Salsa hubs with Surly Knard 3.8 tyres stretched over Surly Darryl rims – weight-saving holes across the rim are great for checking your inner tubes
A 2014 trickle-down effect means the Madone 4 Series now gets the slippery KVF aero frame already enjoyed by bikes higher up in the Trek range
This is is the Domane that RadioShack Leopard Trek rider Yaroslav Popovych races, tricked out with a range of top Trek and Bontrager components such as the new Aeolus 3 carbon tubular wheels and XXX series componentry
Popovych places his race notes along the top tube. Seen here are Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 climbing shifters, an auxiliary set of electronic shifters mounted below the bar for easy reach from the tops
The 6.9 tops the 2014 Domane range, the 600 series carbon frame has a Ride Tuned seatmast, internal cabling, an IsoSpeed carbon fork and offset steerer, BB90 and 11-speed Dura-Ace STI. Pricing is TBA but the bike will also be available frame-only and with many custom Project One options
The Domane 2 Series does away with the weld on the seat tube. This 2.3 runs Shimano 105 shifters and a 10-speed Tiagra cassette, and costs £1,200 (US pricing to be announced)
£600 (US pricing TBA) will get you a lot of Trek in 2014, in the shape of the 1.1 with its aluminium frame and carbon fork
The 1.1 is the entry-level Trek road bike. It’s equipped with alloy hubs and Bontrager AT-750 rims, Shimano Claris STI shifters and a compact chainset – plus mudguard and rack mounts
The Superfly range is updated with carbon and aluminium offerings across hardtail and full-suspension platforms This 9.8SL boasts OCLV Mountain carbon frame, RokShox SID and 10-speed Deore, costing £4000. The range starts with the aluminium Superfly 5 at £1100 with internal cable routing, RockShox Reba and a mix of SRAM X9 and X7 shifters
Developed with Tracy Mosely, the Bontrager Rhythm is an enduro-specific race shoe with a sole approaching XC race stiffness but relatively soft and grippy lugs and extra toe-box protection
The Bontrager Velocis helmet is a pro-level race lid with a much lower profile and better venting than previous models. The inner structure has been designed for lighter weight and better strength, plus improved airflow. The detachable cap-peak is ideal for hot days when riders want protection from sun glare but don’t want the extra heat of a cap
The fun-looking Farley fat bike is now available for £1,700 (US pricing to be announced). We’re not sure how many it will sell but it turned plenty of heads at the Trek launch
BikeRadar’s first look at the redesigned Speed Concept 9 Series time trial/triathlon bike and new 650b Slash and Remedy mountain bikes, Trek have shown off the rest of their 2014 range at an event in the UK.
Highlights include strong specs on the 1 Series entry-level road bikes, and improvements across the Madone and Domane lines, the Madone 4 Series getting a trickle-down aero frame. We also saw the Farley
fat bike, and new shoes, helmets and clothing among other parts and accessories from Trek’s in-house Bontrager brand.
Trek have announced that, going forward, they will be concentrating less on the “arms race” of annual updates, instead releasing bikes as soon as they are developed and produced.
“We’re taking more of the Apple approach,” said
Trek UK marketing manager Chris Garrison. “When the iPhone 5 is ready, it’s ready, and it goes on sale. But you can still buy an iPhone 4 if that’s your thing.” This hints at more new models and iterations to follow during the traditional MY2014 cycle.
image gallery, above right, for our first brief highlights roundup, with more details to follow soon.