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Secret Identity(7 posts)

Secret IdentityAkirasho
Nov 23, 2001 8:00 AM
I know that the pros oftimes ride relabeled frames, components and even clothing... but I've been trying to identify this frame...

Considering that Trek has touted it's vaunted "Time Machine" TT bike (and some Tri pros use it), I'm wondering what Peter Reid is using here.

Is this a relabel... one off custom... older or prototype Trek...? it certainly isn't a production '00 or '01 Hilo (the frame shows a rear wheel cutout in other pics... seattube seems to be aero and extends well above the top tube... aero top tube... the bike exhibits features from a lot different frames from the past but doesn't conform exactly to any particular one I can think of).

Any thoughts?

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re: Secret IdentityTJeanloz
Nov 23, 2001 8:48 AM
I think it's a one-off Trek. If you recall the 2000 Tour de France, LA ditched the Litespeed for the OCLV TT bike. But only he and Tyler Hamilton were given OCLV's- the rest of the team had one-off custom aluminum TT bikes that were identical to the one pictured.
re: Secret IdentityJon
Nov 23, 2001 9:41 AM
Looks like Trek's imitation of a P3.
no waydiggler
Nov 23, 2001 11:22 AM
P2K maybe, but not a P3. of course a better picture would help
re: Secret IdentityThorman
Nov 23, 2001 4:22 PM
This is a 2002 Team TT frame. One of the guys in my club has one with a set of Zipp wheels. Pretty nice setup if you can afford to have a dedicated TT bike. You can check the frame out at http://www.trekbikes.com. I think the frame/fork combo runs around $2500.
re: that ain't it...Akirasho
Nov 23, 2001 5:04 PM
If I'm reading you right, you're talking about the "Time Machine" frame that Lance debut'd at the '00 TdF... this bike is apparently alloy... Sorry, but I can't find a better pic at the moment.

http://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2002/images/road/bikes/time_trial_photo.jpg

Other views of the bike are at http://www.peterreid.com/imc.htm though they're rather small.

It's not a Cervelo... their pipes are proprietary and very distinctive... unlike anything else out there.

I guess I could email Peter via his site...

I did note that Steve Larsen was aboard a Lotus at Kona this year... as opposed to his Lake Placid P3... hmmmmmmm...

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re: asked and answered...Akirasho
Nov 24, 2001 3:00 AM
I recieved an email from Peter Reid's site... they report that this bike (or something like it) will be in the Trek catalog in one or two years... I guess we'll have to wait and see...

Perhaps it's an honest successor to the popular Hilo series. While nth degree frame aerodynamics are arguable from a time gained or efficiency POV (dependent more on the rider) I choose a Cervelo P2K over the Hilo (and the 'Dale multisport) because it offered "superior" aerodynamics for about the same cost (Hilo 2000).

This bike reminds me of the GT Vengeance while remaining UCI legal.

It's refreshing that Peter Reid's site answered so promply.

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