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Lance's "production" Trek: you won't believe this!(5 posts)

Lance's "production" Trek: you won't believe this!NeedSpeed
Apr 2, 2003 4:49 AM
Holy crap. We all wonder how Lance crushes the competition. This may be why. Mag-lev road frame? WTF? Read this link:

(I think this was sent out yesterday, so if this is actually a VeloNews April Fool's joke, they got me. What do you think?)
Apr 2, 2003 5:13 AM
They've done stuff like that before.
NO JOKE Trek is tinkering with COMPACT OCLV's!teoteoteo
Apr 2, 2003 6:07 AM
I read the Lance secret bike thing and laughed but on a serious note did anyone catch the tech article on VeloNews a few weeks ago in which Trek disclosed "a new secret weapon for the Tour"? The only catch is that they must get Armstrong to agree or everything was a waste.

They would not disclose but the frame is going to be a compact or Semi-sloping carbon. Trek intially brought one down to Austin October-ish and showed Lance. His reception was lukewarm--jokingly referring to them as "girl bikes" and on a serious note saying that maybe some of the Spanish team members would ride them but not him. The compromise is a to make a semi-sloping top tube bike that he will ride.

(article excerpt to follow)

Andrews hinted that Trek would be unveiling a, "radical new road frame" at the Tour. When questioned further about the frames and forks, Andrews could only tell me that the new technology isn't, "100 percent Lance approved-yet," and that they [Trek] will only offer the technology to the public if Lance rides the new bike in the Tour. Otherwise, "it wouldn't pay for us to offer the consumer a new model if Lance won't ride it."

Can you believe it-Armstrong really has that much pull?
Sucker -- the Shimano home equity
Apr 2, 2003 6:55 AM
should have raised tripped your credibility meter even if the mag-lev trek did not.
sucker, part deux!...merckx56
Apr 2, 2003 7:00 AM
The fact it the article said that Tony Cruz was on his bike was the bigger joke. Cruz is about a whole head shorter than Lance.