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did trek stop making their triathlon bike??? (nm)(4 posts)

did trek stop making their triathlon bike??? (nm)Gall
Oct 19, 2002 6:56 AM
re: did trek stop making their triathlon bike??? (nm)Akirasho
Oct 19, 2002 7:24 AM
... musta been the season model changes... I coulda' sworn I'd seen Hilos in their catalogs...

While it's not true Tri geometry, they're probably in transition, and the USPS TT bike is being marketed as the "do all" bike. A couple years ago, Peter Reid was testing a prototype heir apparent to the Hilo... but it might be stuck in marketing limbo (Reid's site suggested that it would be marketed in '02).



The frame featured aluminium construction, aero down and seat tubes, a rear wheel cutout ala Cervelo (et. al.) and a fully aero seatpost (UCI allows aero seatpost but not an aero fairing of a round post).

Given that Cannondale has hoped back in with both feet on it's near Tri multisport bikes, I can't imagine that Trek could stay away for long (perhaps it just wasn't ready for the '03 release).

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re: did trek stop making their triathlon bike??? (nm)blehargh
Oct 19, 2002 11:05 AM
hrm. just curious, but where are the brake levers on this bike?

-d
I swear it had brakes when it left the shop...Akirasho
Oct 19, 2002 2:41 PM
http://www.profile-design.com/products_brakes&shifters_qsaero.html

These have been around for a while (the design has changed), and are fairly common amongst triathletes. Depending on what the rider needs, they can be mounted on the cowhorns or the aeros... Note, that Profile also makes a twist shifter.

http://www.profile-design.com/products_brakes&shifters_ups.html

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