Yesterday, I briefly mentioned the old Discovery Team Treks that are currently on eBay, so today I will follow up with a mention of the latest pro team bike from Trek. Team Astana will be riding SRAM Red equipped Madones next season. You can read more about the bike sponsorship here on Trek’s website.
I really like the graphic treatment on the Team Astana bikes. That probably comes as no surprise since I have previously mentioned how much I like the graphics on the Specialized Tarmac SL2. Not to say that the graphics are the same, but a few of the design elements are similar. The way the color flows from the frame to the fork is very nice in both cases ( I have also mentioned how I like that graphic detail on Ridley framesets). Also, the way the Trek logo is distorted to fit into the tapered frame graphic reminds me of what Specialized has been doing with their logo for a while. Another nice graphic element on the Trek is the continuation of the frame graphics onto the seatpost. That certainly makes sense considering the frame design and I think serves to further unify the frame with its integrated, yet adjustable, post.
I prefer the looks of this bike to the bikes that Discovery rode last year. Of course, aesthetics are subjective, so I am curious what you all think of the Astana graphics scheme. Any comments?
Photo from Trek’s newsletter