|For 2002 Trek Bicycle has made continued to improve their line of many
improvements to their line. They have introduced a line of bicycles called
WSD (Women's Specific Design). These bikes have a modified
frame geometries and picked components that fit women just right. Their
popular line of cross country full-suspension bikes called the Fuel
have been further refined for 2002. After years of research and development
Trek has come up with frame material called ZR 9000 Alloy.
This alloy allows frames to be built lighter than aluminum and stronger
than steel. OCLV Carbon has dominated It took us years
to develop, our new, proprietary frame material. Witht the help of Lance
Armstron OCLV Carbon has dominated the Tour de France for three years running.
It's simply the lightest, stiffest, and fastest frame material around and
for 2002 is available in 4 models.
WSD -- Trek has acknowledged that men's and
women's bodies are different so finally they have taken action and developed
bikes designed for a women's body. WSD bikes will be found throughout
the complete line of Trek bikes from the Fuel 90 full-suspension mountain
bike to frames built with their new ZR9000 Alloy frame material. The fit
and control of WSD bikes makes riding feel right. Women didn't have the
words to describe the feeling. Some just couldn't believe there was actually
a bike that worked with their body, not against it.
||Fuel 90 WSD
9000 Alloy -- Trek's Advanced Concept Group spent over a decade developing
a new generation of alloy. And their work has finally paid off. During
those years, Trek engineers experimented with hundreds of alloy variations
to discover a frame material that's light and fast riding.
The whole character of an alloy is decided by its hardening agents.
Creating alloys, engineers will strengthen it with Magnesium, Lithium,
or Silicon in small quantities to harden it. But if you make the alloy
too strong, it'll crack when you try to form it. Make it too light, and
it'll dent. After twelve years of development, Trek engineers discovered
the perfect amount of the hardening agent Zirconium to create a remarkable
material for bike frames.
ZR 9000 Alloy is the first alloy developed exclusively for the bike
industry. Why's that such a big deal? To make superior bike tubes, an
alloy must be able to withstand the stresses and stains unique to cycling.
The frame material has to be strong, but at the same time be dense, weldable,
formable, and capable of heat treatment. This has been achieved by adding
the hardening element Zirconium. This has allowed a tubing that is fast
and strong enough to surpass the expectations of the riders of the Trek/VW
mountain bike racing team. One of Trek's engineers said of ZR 9000 Alloy,
"It's been fun to work with." ZR9000 Alloy is now available on seven road
and mountain bike models (some made especially for women).
-- The fully independent rear suspension system has a full 3" of tunable
travel with no bobbing when you hammer, but soaks up rough terrain.The
Rocker Link's stiff, triangulated design transfers force directly to the
rear shock with no flex, while the rear triangle eliminates side-to-side
play for a solid, quiet ride. And the tunable air shock lets you match
your ride to the day's terrain.
uses Alpha™ SLR Super Light Race, our lightest aluminum, in a practical,
double diamond race frame design. Then we combine it with a new, lighter
Disc-O mount for full disc brake compatibility, and a lightweight rear
air shock. The result's a 28-pound full suspension bike - 25 pounds with
carbon fiber seat stays.
Fuel's biaxial formed downtube creates a stiff, power-generating bottom
bracket for excellent handling. The Trek/VW team-proven Pro Race Geometry
have passed the test. In World Cup. At the brutal 24 Hours of Snowshoe,
where it won by the biggest margin in the race's 8-year history. Now on
to Sydney. And our Women's Specific Design™ Fuel brings the power to smaller,
lighter riders with a unique geometry and component package.
Trek's proprietary OCLV process yields one of the
most remarkable carbon composite in the industry. "OC" means
Optimum Compaction-carbon and epoxy are compressed to reduce weight and
provide the ideal amount of stiffness. "LV" stands for Low Void-air
pockets are removed during compression for added strength and durability.
Carbon fiber is "directional", so Trek's engineers can layer
OCLV sheets to make tubes that soak up vibration for more comfort. And
remain stiff for better power transfer. The frame helps absorb road vibration
so you can experience far more endurance with far less fatigue.
The OCLV Carbon frames off the shelf are identical to the frame that Lance
Armstrong used during the Tour de France. Trek World Cup riders have ridden
MTB OCLV frames to wins. OCLV is available in four differenct flavors: 110,
OCLV Carbon 110 was specially engineered to help Lance Armstrong
defend the Tour de France. This frame has been designed to be as light
as possible. Trek was able to reduce the weight of the frame 160 grams
for the 110. This may not sound like a lot, but when it comes to a competition
such as the Tour, ever gram counts. Trek has optimized the amount of OCLV
per square meter (110 grams) and has added high modulus carbon to create
a rame that's ultrastrong, ultrastiff, and ultralight.
OCLV Carbon 120 -- The 120 is a stiff, strong frame with excellent
ride quality that weighs 100 grams less than the original Tour winner.
It uses 120 grams of carbon fiber per square meter, hand built into a
comfortable frame without compromising its strength and stiffness. The
result is a high-performance bike ridden by the USPS team.
OCLV Carbon 150 -- This version uses 150 grams of carbon fiber
per square meter of OCLV material and is hand built into a lightweight
frame. Featured in both Lance's original Tour winner and the Trek Volkswagen
Pro Mountain Bike Team's STP rides, this is the material that started
it all. Trek has continued to optimize the process throughout the years
and have succeeded. It's re-engineered to be stronger, lighter, more durable
and comfortable. Ride one and you're riding a frame that's close to perfection.
OCLV Carbon HC -- This material is formed from a honeycomb of
Nomex sandwiched between layers of OCLV Carbon. Sandwich construction
results in increased wall rigidity, allowing engineers to make more exotic
shapes. Shapes that lead to incredible aerodynamics for Lance Armstrong's
2001 Tour time trial bike. Or added stiffness in the bottom bracket and
headtube of Trek Volkswagen Pro Mountain Bike Team's World Cup proven
9.8 hardtail. Overall, the strength of the honeycomb requires less carbon,
which reduces the total weight of these remarkable frames.