Trek has forged its name to become a leader in the cycling industry, producing high performance bikes and an array of cycling products under its Bontrager brand. You’ll find a huge variety of Trek cycling products available on BikeExchange.
Trek bicycle company was established in 1976 by Dick Burke and Bevil Hogg over a few beers. A year later, the duo settled on the Trek name, with the two deciding the word which brought up images of adventure and travel was exactly what a bicycle company should be about.
From those formative years, the Trek name has grown exponentially and is now one of the biggest names in the cycling world. The bikes are proven winners on the racing circuit, be it on tarmac underneath pro riders, or backcountry trails where winning is measured in good times with friends.
The range of bicycles are products of Trek’s relentless progression that has seen significant leaps in technology over the company’s storied history. Trek proclaim its bikes are ‘raised on rocket science’ and looking at the technological features adorning the rides, it’s easy to see the truth in this statement.
Designed to help you stay comfortable and in control whilst blasting along on both tarmac and trail. The IsoSpeed system has been developed and refined by Trek to provide its endurance road and hardtail mountain bikes with class-leading compliance.
Utilising a pivot system that ‘decouples’ the seat tube from the top tube, the IsoSpeed system allows the seat tube to ‘flex’ with the road or trail bumps, all while retaining absolute frame stiffness under power. The IsoSpeed system is found on both the front and rear of the endurance based Domane road bike range and at the rear of the Procaliber range of mountain bike hardtails and Madone road bikes.
Trek’s OCLV, or Optimum Compaction Low Void, carbon lay-up process was class-leading when first introduced and has only recently become a widely copied process by the greater bicycle industry. In this process, the carbon is optimally compacted using a combination of heat and pressure to give it the best fibre-resin ratio. The low void, or low amount of space between the carbon layers, ensures a durable carbon frame that’s without wasted weight.