I know, I know, most of you have probably already seen these images. They have been floating around the web for some time now and I never bothered to post them. I remember seeing them here back in January of this year. Well, a reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that the final design for a Trek Carbon Compact frame bike will be unveiled to select dealers on June 1st. He also said that the 2008 Trek road line has been completely redesigned and that the bikes look great with “magnificent” paint jobs.
Here is a little more from the anonymous source about the high-end road bike that we will supposedly see in a few weeks. Please note that this is rumor at this point. I can’t substantiate any of this, but it sounds great, so I hope it is all true. Anyway, here is what he says about the new bike:
“The seattube/toptube junction you notice in one of the pictures looks pretty bulky and nasty. The final production bike will be much sexier. The bike WILL have the extended seat post mast and will NOT be a frame you will have to cut down like on the Giant carbon bikes.
I personally cannot wait until these hit the market. It is going to literally bring frame design, frame strength and frame weight to a new level. I do not know “weight” on the new frame yet, but I’ve heard rumors that it is wicked light. I also heard it is so light that Discovery Channel may not ride this new frame in this years Tour de France and stick with the already lightest made horizontal top tube frame, the Madone 6.9SSL.”
So there you are. Assuming this is true, I can’t wait to see pictures of Trek’s new road bikes in a few weeks. Maybe we can even see a shot of Eki testing out the final production model.