Trek Speed Concept 7.5

2015
 
5.0 stars
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Description

Trek is well aware that every second counts, so their Speed Concept 7.5 is all about denying the clock. Optimum aerodynamics and serious speed come from the full-carbon frame that uses unique Kammtail shapes that cheat the wind even when it's coming from the side. Other aero tricks include hidden brakes, cables and a computer sensor that's built into the chainstay. Even the wheel quick releases hide from the wind, while the Bontrager tires do their part optimizing airflow. Beyond just aero, it's also a rocket when hammering on the pedals, providing excellent pedaling efficiency for maximum speed whether you go short or long. And the 7.5 boasts a proven Shimano Ultegra/Dura-Ace parts group for pro-level shifting and light, aero Bontrager wheels for free speed.

Features & Info

Speed Concept aerodynamics

Three years in the making, Trek's Speed Concept takes revolutionary design paired with a groundbreaking aero shape to make the cleanest integration of brakes, cables, and electronics ever seen on a bicycle. It's the fastest way to the finish. (Click images to enlarge.)

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Cross winds greatly affect the aerodynamics of a bike. Most TT bikes have low drag when the wind is straight on, but in the real world, it's almost always a cross wind. The Speed Concept's Kammtail shape maintains its full aero benefits at any yaw angle. The result? Your bike is faster in any situation. Look Ma, no cables. You can look for the brake and shift cables, but you won’t see them—and neither will the wind. Cables contribute a massive amount of drag, and routing them internally through the bars and frame eliminates that drag and maximizes speed. The Speed Concept's rear brake is actually built into the fuselage. This innovative setup results in less drag and cleaner lines—a faster, sleeker, better solution.
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Even the quick-release skewers on the Speed Concept increase its speed. Trek integrates them into the shape of the bike for faster aerodynamics. Computer sensors create unwanted dirty air—but not if you build them seamlessly right into the frame. The Speed Concept is the first TT bike to integrate electronics into its aerodynamic shape. Out of sight, out of the wind. The minimal frontal surface area of the Speed Concept, combined with its svelte shape, makes the bike slice through the wind effortlessly, so more of the power you apply to the pedals translates directly into speed.

90mm-Wide Bottom Bracket

Trek's Speed Concept features a unique bottom bracket (image, top) that's 90mm wide (traditional ones are 68mm wide). This wide bottom bracket lets Trek build the frame with larger tubes for increased power transfer. Plus, the 90mm bottom bracket is machined so that the bearings can be placed directly into the frame (image) saving weight (due to fewer parts), ensuring additional pedaling efficiency and simplifying maintenance and repair.
Pedals sold separately

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5.0
Oct 06, 2014

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My first test ride proved to be true bike love! This machine is a beast. Trek knew what they were doing and in this bike lies the proof. The Speed Concept is sleek, nimble, fast and responsive. Be prepared to take your "game" to the next level with this one. I have experienced nothing but more speed and growth as a triathlete. I found the mechanics of the bike to be easy to handle (once learned). Just be sure to take a few minutes with your local Trek dealer for an explanation of how the bike fits together. Worth every dollar.
by Speedy from Florida

Specifications

Frame
Trek 500 Series OCLV Carbon w/E2 head tube
Fork
Bontrager Speed Concept KVF E2 carbon
Rims/Wheels
Bontrager Race, tubeless-ready
Hubs
See Rims/Wheels
Spokes
See Rims/Wheels
Tires
Bontrager R3 Hard Case Lite, 700 x 23c
Crankset
Shimano Ultegra
Chainrings
52/36
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra
Rear Cogs
Shimano Ultegra, 10-speed: 11-25
Shifters
Shimano Dura-Ace bar-end
Handlebars
Bontrager Race XXX Lite MonoExtension, carbon
Tape/Grips
Bontrager Gel cork
Stem
Bontrager Speed Concept, direct-mount
Brake Levers
Bontrager Race Lite aero
Brakes
Bontrager Speed Limit integrated
Saddle
Bontrager RXL Hilo, Ti rails
Seatpost
Bontrager Speed Concept Race Lite