One day before the turn of the year, the US-American bicycle manufacturer announced its cooperation with the reigning cyclocross world champion Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink). After the founding of the Trek Cyclocross Collective in 2012, the team has since been led by World Cup leader Katie Compton, this was certainly the biggest bang in Trek's fledgling affinity for the sport. At the GP Sven Nys in Baal, Belgium, the Americans presented their new cyclocross bike together with Nys and Compton.
The Boone will be the official successor to the well-known Crockett. In contrast to this, however, it has the known from the domain isospeedtechnology on. This decouples the seat tube from the top tube and is intended to ensure more riding comfort. With regard to the geometry, the engineers worked closely with their factory drivers, especially Compton. This collaboration was also a reason for Nys to sign the deal with Trek. He would also like to work closely with the developers in the future. However, he doesn't seem to see any room for improvement with the Boone at the moment. "I don't know how it is in a race", he said just before the start of the GP Sven Nys in Baal, "But based on my previous test drives, it seems perfect."
The one made of carbon Boone will be available in both cantilever and disc brake models. The cables are routed internally in both versions, and in both cases the frames are also prepared for the use of electronic groupsets. The post-mount brake bosses on the disc brake versions are designed for use with 140mm discs. The bottom bracket area is prepared for the use of BB90 bottom brackets. To prevent damage to the frame, Trek has integrated a chain catcher on the frame. The dropouts are made of carbon.
There will be three model series in total. The boone 5, boone 7 and boone 9. The different versions differ in their equipment, whereby it is boone 7 will only be available as a cantilever version. The Boone will be available starting at €1.999.
More information is available at: www.trekbikes.com