Trek Gear at Ironman Hawaii
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Oct 8, 2010  hits 94,396

The coolest thing we saw at the Trek booth was this one-of-a-kind District 9 Carbon, made especially for Chris Lieto to take around town.
The coolest thing we saw at the Trek booth was this one-of-a-kind District 9 Carbon, made especially for Chris Lieto to take around town.

We caught up with Trek at this year's Ironman Hawaii Kona Village expo. Trek shook up the tri world this year with the public release of the Speed Concept bike, and has several athletes in Kona riding the top-end machines. Trek pulled out a few tricks and brought some very fun gear to show off, including a custom District 9 Carbon bicycle built specifically for Chris Lieto. This ultimate town bike features Bontrager RXL base bar and brake levers, deep dish Aeolus 6.5 wheels, and a singlespeed Gates Carbon belt drive. For cruising around town, there is probably no cooler bike on the planet. Trek isn't currently planning on a public release of this superlight pleasure cruiser, but who knows what the future might bring?



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  • The coolest thing we saw at the Trek booth was this one-of-a-kind District 9 Carbon, made especially for Chris Lieto to take around town.
  • The bike is a single-speed beauty, with an RXL aero base bar and levers.
  • The bike has a Gates Carbon Belt Drive, both light and reportedly feels great to ride.
  • I don't know what it is, but I simply LOVE the idea behind this bike.  I'd love to have one to tool around town with, but alas, it's probably about as expensive as a full-on Speed Concept.
  • Doesn't it just look mean from the front?
  • The SRAM tent had another Trek gem ... Lance Armstrong's own Radioshack Speed Concept.  It's not the Unity paint job he used in the tour, but still a beauty to behold.
  • Yup, that's Lance's bike.
  • Lance still used a prototype, one-off CNC stem to mount his round-clamp handlebar, a bit of hardware we wish would see production for athletes who want more aerobar options on the Speed Concept.
  • UCI riders are forced to ride the older RXL seatpost (without Kammtail tech), using a shim behind the post to make it fit into this production frame.
  • Lance even signed the carbon fairing on his Berner derailleur
  • The prototype stem allows the Speed Concept to accept a round-clamp aerobar and still maintain its beautiful hidden-cable appearance and aerodynamics.
  • The prototype stem affixes to the bike in the same way, and clamps the bars using bolts on the underside.
  • This bike was missing the rubber cable cover, so you can see where the cables exit the stem and enter the frame.
  • Another frontal shot of the bike.
  • Trek's tent had this formidable trio of banners watching the street.
  • Julie Dibens' custom-painted frame.
  • Julie even gets custom decals on her wheels.
  • Lieto's custom painted Speed Concept is a little darker, with sharp lines.
  • Trek also had a 7-series bike on display, which features much of the same technology, and still boasts a very narrow frontal profile.
  • The bento box on the speed concept bolts directly to the frame, and needs no zip ties or velcro.

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