Subduing the sharp ringing jabs from rough New York Streets are the plastic aspects of carbon fiber frame tubes, plus the carbon fiber fork crown and steerer tube. It’s old school like a fishing pole.

Then there is the light action of the nearly weightless Rock Shox SID air fork, tuned the opposite of off-road with quickest rebound and soft in / fast out response (like my FZR), allowing very high speeds and super quick acceleration, especially while cornering. Those German Continental Avenue tires are remarkably sticky especially considering their long wear; 1.75” wide at the rear, 1.3” at the front. Italian Vuelta brakes stop the exotic Rolf Urraco wheels with the sealed bearing hubs.

The fine drivetrain features a Sram hollow pin slotted plate chain, a super light Sram 9 speed cogset with the sweet clear orange spacers which really glow since the hub body inside was painted white, and the ultra drag-race totally American Precision Billet derailleur. Yow!

With the pilot’s controls being Sachs shifters, Oury grips, and Profile aero bars. Sexy Italian Selle Italia titanium Flite seat, and that great French Zefal mirror, coupled with the American made Trek frame, this international ride has many of the design peaks of the world.

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