Posted on: Sunday, December 16th, 2007 at 10:25 pm by: admin
Trek Mountain Bikes
Bikers all over are familiar with the Trek brand (http://www.trekbikes.com/) of mountain bikes. This manufacturer has developed a reputation for understanding what mountain bikers are looking for and then delivering the goods. Trek mountain bikes are well engineered and incredibly durable, and are designed with all skill levels of bikers in mind. Trek mountain bikes are also renowned for the specialty bike lines, which include women specific mountain bikes, junior bikes, urban bikes and triathlon bikes. Trek bikes are ridden by competitive teams in several of the biggest cycling competitions, including the VW mountain biking team, the Timex triathlon team and the Discovery pro road cycling team.
So what makes Trek mountain bikes so special? Most bikers will give you two answers here: engineering and support. Trek bikes are a solid product, and the support staff made up of serious biking enthusiasts is happy to help you with everything from selecting the right bike or repairing a damaged bike to recommending a local bike trail for your riding level. Trek also offers the Trek Red Shield protection plan as an option when purchasing a new bike. This is an extended warranty plan that could be a good idea if you’re not the gentlest biker.
Trek mountain bikes recently started their One World, Two Wheels initiative, which has gotten them big points with the US biking community and eco-conscious cyclists everywhere. This is an attempt to promote bike awareness, especially as an alternative to driving. Trek’s One World, Two Wheels reaches out to cities and community programs. The program has pledged $1.6 million in goods and services and has partnered with the League of American Bicyclists (http://www.bikeleague.org/). The program’s modest goal is to raise the number of trips taken in America by bike (as opposed to car) from 1% to 5% by 2017. Bikers interested in actively participating in this initiative can contact Trek through their website.
In addition to their multiple lines of mountain bikes, Trek also offers a range of lifestyle equipment for bikers. This includes everything from helmets and shorts, to water bottles or Trek coffee mugs designed to fit in a bike’s bottle cage. Trek have partnered with major manufacturers like Nike and Elite when retailing some of these items. Unlike the bikes themselves, which must be purchase from a Trek dealer, these additional items can easily be bought online. Bikers interested in purchasing a Trek mountain bike can still check out the company’s user friendly main website, which gives specs on all of their bikes and also offers a helpful dealer locator based on your zip code. It looks like, as of now, you’ll still need to go to the dealer to get the actual bike. It’s a good idea to try out what you’re getting anyway.