It is no secret that racing has been marred by scandals over the last 15 years or so. People are fallible, but are often excused for their mistakes. Bikes are not allowed to be. They must perform, day in and day out, through the harshest conditions under the most powerful athletes. Trek developed road bikes to excel in the Tour, and they did. If bicycles, not people, got to assume the postions of the podium, Trek would completely dominate the results of the Tour from 1999 onward.
Being the largest bicycle company in the U.S. doesn’t happen by chance. It takes focus, hard work and a clear vision. Trek has made a huge investment in road bikes that has resulted in innovations such as the first bonded aluminum frame and their proprietary OCLV carbon technology. Trek has used its position as an equipment sponsor to the world’s most successful teams to continue to refine their bikes. Feedback from riders have helped to develop the aerodynamic Madone Series 7 as well as the Domane for the classics. Top of the line frames are still manufactured in their Waterloo Wisconsin facility and can be further customized with Trek’s Project One program.