Trek Launch Updated Speed Concept range for 2018

Full custom Project One Speed Concept Full custom Project One Speed Concept

Trek have had a busy month with several new models launched including the all new Emonda SL range, the new Emonda SLR and the updated 2018 Speed Concept. Trek have dropped the older 7 series models and have only one standard build option which is available in 4 different stock colors as well as being available for the full custom build treatment on their Project One program. The new model is simply called the Speed Concept. There is no model number. The prices have also dropped at the same time as the build spec has improved.

Click on through for details of what’s new and improved and when you can buy the newest version of the worlds fastest triathlon bike.

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The first thing that stands out when you look at the new 2018 Trek Speed Concept is the wheels. Trek have bucked the trend of the last few years of speccing tri bikes with a basic set of training wheels. Instead they have built the 2018 bike with race ready Bontrager Aeolus Comp Tubeless Ready 50mm carbon clinchers with an aluminium braking surface. The stock tyres are gone top 25mm wide and are also provided by Bontrager.

Race ready wheelset. 2018 Bontrager Aura 5 TLR

Race ready wheelset. 2018 Bontrager Aura 5 TLR

The black/black stock color option

The black/black stock color option

The second thing to note is that the 2018 bike gets the brand new Shimano Ultegra groupset. This is a switch as the 2017 bike was built using Sram Force and drivetrain and a SRAM Quarq Power Ready chainset.

2018 Shimano Ultegra 11 speed drive

2018 Shimano Ultegra 11 speed drive

Trek have added a number of color options to the standard bike as well as the stock black/black option. These are a more expensive option and retail at €4499 as opposed to the black model retailing at €3999. That is a whopping €800 price drop over the outgoing model.

Radioactive yellow / Viper red is a €500 upgrade

Radioactive yellow / Viper red is a €500 upgrade

Viper red is a €500 upgrade

Viper red is a €500 upgrade

Charcoal grey / radioactive orange is a €500 upgrade

Charcoal grey / radioactive orange is a €500 upgrade

The new bike also features a new updated tri specific saddle, the Bontrager Hilo Comp with chromoly rails.

 

You can check out the new 2018 Trek Speed Concept range here on the Wheelworx.ie website or here on Trekbikes.com

Or you can click through each model below

Black / black Viper Red/Charcoal-Black Fade, Radioactive Yellow/Viper Red , Solid Charcoal/Radioactive Orange

The standard model in black / black is listed for delivery in late September. Most sizes of the three other color options are currently showing delivery times as short as 9 days but this can change depending on demand.

For the first time we see prices for the Project One bikes starting at a “relatively affordable” €4499 as opposed to previous years we were only able to build a custom option on the lighter and stiffer OCLV 600 carbon frameset. This frameset alone is listed as €4699 before you add any components, wheels or groupset.

The 2018 bikes will all use the OCLV 500 series carbon frameset which brings the price down considerably.

Full custom Project One Speed Concept

Full custom Project One Speed Concept

 

 

 

 

If you want to follow the numbers more closely I’m on Strava as Rob Cummins Wheelworx or if you’re more of a pictures instead of reading type I post on Instagram as wheelworxrob.

 

Chasing Kona book available

From smoker to back of the pack triathlete to the Ironman World Championships.

Read about how I overcame all of the odds and discovered what it would take to get to the Ironman World Championships – my eBook is now available to buy as an eBook on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes

It is also available as a paperback at Wheelworx.

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