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Dream Bike Building with Trek Project One

January 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Everyone these days plays around with those Build and Price configurators on car sites, and with the price of Bikes getting up there it would be nice if such an option existed from the big bike manufacturers like Specialized, Giant and Trek.
Well, the day has come as Trek has launched their Project One program, and it’s awesome!  Been playing with Trek’s Project One configurator for a couple of days off and on. If you like to dream this is awesome, and really the configuration options are amazing. If you are going to buy you will be in heaven and I think the problem will be tweaking too much before you pull the trigger then second guessing your choice. Still, kinda wish I had something like this before I bought my specialized bike.  If this program is successful and popular I can see most of the higher volume manufacturers getting into this.

Get started here and you can customize either a road bike or a tri bike.
I decided to play around with a Madone 6.2, nice restrained White Colour with some Red Accents, Campy Super Record and red hot wheels. Came up with this beauty for a mere $7800!.

Project One Road Bike

Still we are dreaming here so I probably need a nice Tri bike as well. Going for broke here so full Speed Concept 9.9, Dura Ace Di, Big Wheels, but still stealthy. At $11,000 here is what is possible.

Project One Trek Tri Bike

You can save your dream bikes, come back and tweak them etc. I applaud Trek for this iniatitive, well done!! One problem I had is going back after I save my bikes and reloading them, seems to take forever! And also there is the problem that we really shouldn’t design our own bikes much like we shouldn’t design our homes, some things are left to the pros.  You can make some seriously bad colour options if you so desire and I don’t think Trek will care if you order an Orange, yellow and brown bike with blue bar tape and green wheels, so maybe double check with friends on your colour choices before you commit.
It’s loads of fun and you can dream the day away with the thousands of option while winters blows outside.

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