Freed from the traditional diamond-shaped frame, bikes could be crafted with all kinds of different ride characteristics. The titanium frames were exactly twice the price of the steel versions, but they were feather light and you could be a little more careless while riding or packing them up, free from the horror of paint scratches. Greg had selected Carbonframes for his team’s road equipment, and when the road season was over, and September rolled around, Greg needed a mountain bike to contest the big Midwest event. This problem was addressed as a recall in earlier models. A cast iron block was used instead of aluminum.
Steel is used to reduce bar flex while sprinting. There were fold-up stands on the front fork, twin top tubes, and stands (not axle pegs) at the rear dropout. For a mid-level model the style and the construction quality is superb. A look inside the tubes reveals no rough edges or stray bladder pieces from the molding process.
Just ride into the pits, swap your dirty bike for a clean one, and the mechanic will have your muddy bike washed up and ready to switch back before the next lap. We know what you’re thinking. Plus I’m pretty sure that Shogun had no team to “issue” these machines. According to Craig Calfee, Greg got to ride on the latest and greatest Rock Shox of the day, and the head tube angle was changed to keep the handling right with the suspension fork mounted. Kiel Reijnen’s 2016 Trek Factory Team Madone Kiel Reijnen’s Trek Madone Our friend Kiel (pronounced like “peal”) has been a racing pro for about a decade. Literally get in the game with support for the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headsets thanks to graphics card options equipped with up to 12GB of video memory. The handlebar and stem are made in a single piece, and the stem flows seamlessly into the frame.