Main Trek models
Trek is one of the leaders in the manufacture of carbon bicycles, both road and mountain bikes.
In the world of cycling, to talk about Trek bikes is to talk about innovation. The North American manufacturer was one of the pioneers in launching series bicycles with carbon fibre frames. This was in 1992, at that time anticipating what would be the future and present of bicycle manufacturing.
A decade earlier, Trek had entered the world of mountain biking with a prototype MTB tested in a downhill race by one of the company's salesmen. The made in USA brand thus made its entry into the world of mountain bikes, where today it is one of the world leaders in mountain bike technology. Trek would eventually introduce the first suspension on its mountain bike models.
Today Trek is still one of the world's leading manufacturers of carbon bikes, both for road and mountain bikes. Its team of engineers has been working since 1991 to develop stronger, lighter and more durable frames. They use the OCLV carbon fibre process patented by the brand. OCLV stands for Optimum Compaction Low Void. According to Trek, the carbon they use is restricted for military use and its export as a raw material is prohibited outside the United States. This commitment to innovation and technology is also reflected in road cycling. 1998 was the year in which Trek definitively became one of the benchmarks in the world of top competition with its entry as a supplier to the US Postal team led by Lance Armstrong. Maximum performance on the road demands continuous improvement from Trek. In 2003 it launched the first version of its legendary Madone model. The name of this bike comes from the French road on which Lance Armstrong used to train. The Schleck brothers and Alberto Contador are some of the big names in the international peloton who have taken Trek to the top of the podium in major cycling events. Trek bicycles are recognised today for the quality of their frames and for their continuous commitment to innovation and technology. In Tuvalum you can find a wide range of Trek bikes, both road and mountain, second-hand and pre-owned.
The history of this brand began in the American city of Waterloo (Wisconsin), north of Chicago, in 1976. Two characters are crucial to understanding the beginnings of Trek: Dick Burke and Bevel Hoog. Their entry into the world of bicycles was in stages, a staggered path for Trek that included the first steps in building touring frames and, in the 1980s, the first complete machines, entering into competitive cycling in 1982. But Trek's work is not only focused on high-performance cycling, whether in the MTB or road cycling segment. The American manufacturer also works to promote and encourage the use of bicycles among groups who can improve their lives through cycling. It even has its own brand for the manufacture of cycling equipment. Through Bontrager, it designs and markets helmets, wheels, shoes, jerseys, handlebars and accessories that complete the cycling experience.