Linsey Corbin's Trek Speed Concept

 Feb 8, 2012 article & images by Nick Salazar

  • Trek Speed Concept 9.9
  • Zipp 303 Clinchers (training wheels)
  • ISM Adamo Saddle
Linsey Corbin on her new Trek Speed Concept

It's funny. Linsey Corbin isn't generally what you'd call a "gear snob," yet she's been riding some of the slickest bikes that triathlon has to offer. For the last two years, she'd been on some very cool, custom-painted Scott Plasma 3 rigs. But starting in 2012, the Montana native will be with Trek, riding the Speed Concept.

The ride pictured here isn't her race bike - this one is just her training ride, and helping her get acquainted with the bike. Nevertheless, Trek still pimped this one out with a few custom bits, and as a top-of-the-line 9-series bike with SRAM RED gear, it's nothing to scoff at.

Corbin's first stop after getting the bike was to fly out to Boulder to see "fitter of the stars" Mat Steinmetz. Mat brought Linsey's saddle up quite a bit, as Linsey was dropping her heels significantly. He then brought her forward and dropped the bars down to get her in a faster position without compromising hip angle. The two will continue to work to refine the position as the season goes on. If she neets to get any lower, she'll have to look into a certain piece of custom hardware I've heard about :-)

  • Mat Steinmetz talks about the finer points of getting comfortable in your aerobars.
  • ISM gives Linsey some custom love with her bullhorn insignia painted right on the leather.
  • Although this bike is mostly stock, it does have some little custom bits just for Ms. Corbin.  This slogan was put on before the clearcoat.
  • Linsey surveys her Trek Speed Concept
  • Mat Steinmetz put Corbin onto Trek's lowest stem, the 100/10.
  • Mat adjusts the aerobars.
  • Retul's Zin tool measures all the fit points of the bike so that they can be easily repeated on future setups.
  • Every contact point gets Zinned - shifters, extensions, pads, saddle, and even the crank, which serves as the point of reference..
  • Steinmetz gets the pads adjusted.
  • Typical Linsey Corbin: all smiles.
  • Steinmetz is a trusted fitter among the pros, and helps them dial in their positions over the course of the season.
  • Linsey Corbin puts the power down on her Trek Speed Concept
  • Trek brought a video crew along with them, to get Linsey in action.
  • No question whose bike this is.
  • Linsey paid a close eye to her fit numbers as they came up on the Retul screen to her right.
  • Linsey looks happy and ready for the season.

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