Lance will ride a custom painted, one-off matte/gloss black madone (shown above, click to enlarge) rather than Astana’s blue and white bikes. Ã‚Â Trek’s road bike marketing manager was quoted on Bikeradar as saying it’s a stock 58cm Madone frame pulled directly from the production line, only the paint job is custom. Ã‚Â And boy it is; It reportedly took 30 hours to paint…there are no decals, all graphics are painted on.
The bike will be hand delivered to Astana’s team builders in Australia in time for the Tour Down Under to built with standard team component groups, including the SRAM Red drivetrain.
There’s a link on Trek’s US homepage stating it has a sneak peek of the bike, but it’s a dead link. Ã‚Â We’ll see what we can get.