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In Pictures: Radioshack Riders Field-Test New Trek Frames

  • By Caley Fretz
  • Published November 2, 2012

Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
This is something that you don’t see everyday! We were taking a look around our excellent sister sites and came across this nugget from Velo News. We’ll let them do the explaining:

Sometimes, the stories find you. As VeloNews.com reporter Matthew Beaudin and I sweated our way up Boulder’s iconic Flagstaff climb early Thursday morning, we came across mechanic Eric Fostvedt setting up a rack full of unpainted, Sharpied Trek Madone frames. He noted that the riders — RadioShack’s Ben King and Matthew Busche — would be up in a few hours. We came back with camera in hand.

Trek team liason Jordan Roessingh explained that the riders were testing a number of different carbon layups and geometry options ahead of the team’s upcoming camp. The Madone frames were otherwise unchanged. The riders filled out small questionnaires after each run, and occasionally rode their normal bikes to help set a baseline and make it easier to feel the changes. Here, Ben King waits for the next test bike.

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