Only two days before the Tour de France and eight days before the Giro d’Italia Donne, Trek has today overhauled the fleet of bikes it supplies to its Trek Segafredo teams.
Along with the launch of two new Project One ICON paint schemes, teams will be on board new Trek Madone and Emonda bikes, complete in two new “Chroma” colourways.The men’s team, which usually rides on bikes mostly in red, will be on bikes finished in ‘Ruby Chroma’, while the women’s team, usually in blue, will compete on ‘Sapphire Chroma’ bikes.
According to Trek, each bike is “handcrafted using an exclusive and unique method that showcases the craftsmanship of the artists at Trek’s Project One paint booth.”
With Ruby and Sapphire base coats, both models get a highly polished finish that extends across the entire frame, fork and seat post. The main color contrasts with a collection of solid white logos dotted around.
The bold, oversized Trek logo retains its place encompassing the entire downtube, while the Trek Segafredo branding lives on the shoulders of the top tube. The bike’s model name – Madone or Emonda – is placed on the back of the top tube, and the team’s remaining component sponsors – SRAM and Pirelli – receive housings on the fork leg and chainstay respectively.
The Ruby Chroma bikes are already with the team on the ground in Brest ahead of the Grand Départ and will be ridden by former Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali, as well as 2019 world champion Mads Pedersen and Milan winner San This year’s Remo, Jasper. Stuyven.
The women’s team will have to wait a little longer, with the Sapphire Chroma making their first outing on the Giro d’Italia Donne – formerly known as Giro Rosa -om Friday 2 July.