Trek Hands Off Custom Project One Madone to Brett Favre

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Later this evening as the American masses gather in front of the TV to digest massive meals and watch the Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears, the Packers will have a special ceremony to retire the number of Brett Favre. For those who don’t follow the sportsball, Favre was one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time who spent most of his playing years with Green Bay.

Ignoring the brief stint at the end of his career with the NY Jets and the Minnesota Vikings, Farve’s history in Wisconsin is certainly worthy of the Packers’ move to retire his number. It’s also apparently a perfect opportunity for another Wisconsin legend to present him with a custom Project One Madone…

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Overall, the bike Trek put together is fairly subdued, but we like the fact that it isn’t some in your face, green and gold replica helmet.

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There are plenty of custom touches to let you know who owns this particular bike, including stripes on the seat stays which match with all of the team colors he played for over the years. Of course, “The Gunslinger” had to be on there somewhere.

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Surely to the delight of employees at Trek’s Waterloo Headquarters, Brett looks to have gotten a full tour of where his bike was made as well as a full Trek Precision Fit.

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stuffy
stuffy
6 years ago

Ultegra?

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

Very cool, but Ultegra? Would have thought SRAM eTap for such an American legend. Just saying.

Greg
Greg
6 years ago

Pandering

Alex @ Hermes Sport
6 years ago

Because SRAM is based in Chicago, and no Packers fan would approve that.

dan
dan
6 years ago

I bet he texts pics of it to all his friends. Of the bike, I mean.

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Free stuff for millionaires!

Ol' Shel'
Ol' Shel'
6 years ago

46 years and how many sacks probably should be factored into saddle-to-bar drop.

Maybe they nailed it, but too many fitters are racers. The industry hasn’t really responded to the needs of the casual, older, and banged up ex-QB riders.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
6 years ago

Ol’ Shel’… does that look like an aggressive fit to you? Not long ago, he could handle being tackled by 300lb behemoths and could throw a pass 30 seconds later. Hopefully the bike just fits. I agree, Ultegra is going cheap

Ventruck
Ventruck
6 years ago

Came in to echo “Ultegra?” albeit Di2.

On a limb I assume it could’ve been for color coordination, but it’s Brett Favre: former franchise face of the Green Bay (read that as “Wisconsin”) Packers – with a Superbowl and some MVPs to go with it…and they gave him Ultegra.

Pit
Pit
6 years ago

Slam that stem and adapt.

Josh
Josh
6 years ago

@Matt nailed it

And does it really matter what group is on it? They’ll all collect dust the same in his garage.

Venge
Venge
6 years ago

Big,ugly and Ultegra ?

matt
matt
6 years ago

Ultegra Di2 build says “you were awesome, just not that awesome”

What?
What?
6 years ago

Yep, great company that Trek is, going out of their way to help a someone in need.

WV Cycling
WV Cycling
6 years ago

dan – 11/26/15 – 8:11pm

I bet he texts pics of it to all his friends. Of the bike, I mean.

Came to post, left satisfied.

Andrew
Andrew
6 years ago

Who says that he didn’t pay for the bike? Haters!

Rick
Rick
6 years ago

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PBJoe
PBJoe
6 years ago

Am I the only one who would choose Ultegra Di2 over Dura Ace (Mech and Di2)?

I mean I get DA is lighter, and it’s not like Favre can’t afford the more expensive parts when comes to replacement, but it’s not a huge downgrade in performance.

The guy does sprint triathlons, not Le Tour.

Nick
Nick
6 years ago

PBJoe, nope, you’re not the only one…my choice would be Ultegra over Dura-Ace, any day.

cheffdog
cheffdog
6 years ago

I further echo the vote for Ultegra. It is bomb-proof and although the weight is a bit more, it looks a million times better than Dura Ace. I pulled the DA mech off my 2016 TCR and swapped it for Di2 Ultegra. It shifts better and on the blacked out frame of the Advanced Pro 0 it looks a million times better.

Mattthecat
Mattthecat
6 years ago

For all you weight weenies just get a bit stronger and you won’t even notice the extra weight of the ultegra group

BEERTECH
BEERTECH
6 years ago

I have both 6870 and 9070 on my bikes. Each functions exactly the same; no discernable difference once I’m on the bike. However, I disagree, the DA looks so much better.

I do agree that I’d fully expect DA on this bike though. Ultegra makes a ton of sense for racers paying for their own gear as it takes the cake for bang for the buck. But if its a special custom bike DA just makes sense.

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

Favre is riding over 120 miles/week.

brian
brian
6 years ago

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Bz
Bz
6 years ago

Why give a millionaire ball player anything? Why not Bikes a Belong? Why not World Bicycle Relif.
Trek does donate,but this is a huge anti charity.
Public display of crap…..
I bet Brett can even shred….

Tyler
Tyler
6 years ago

Why is everyone mad at trek for this gift? This man played his butt off in Wisconsin, Treks home state. Him playing in greenbay did all sorts of good for that town and state. This a thank you and an acknowledgment of his success in the NFL. Get off your high horses and check your PC at keyboard.

Willem Dissel
Willem Dissel
6 years ago

Ultegra? SRam? Why bother ….have the one and only Campagnolo! Chorus EPS would do fine.

Ventruck
Ventruck
6 years ago

: For “playing his butt off in Wisconsin”, you’d think they’d just go all the way with DA. No one’s saying the bike being a gift in general was a bad thing.

If some plain middle-class guy can afford to get DA on his bike, I’m pretty sure it’s not a reach for Trek to give it to Brett-freaking-Favre who deserves it for being a Wisconsin hero.

arf
arf
6 years ago

Favre doesn’t pay for his jeans either but he sure sells them. How many football fans have now seen their hero on a Trek bicycle?

Rixter
Rixter
6 years ago

Is Brett gonna shave his legs next? Maybe Gillette should give him a razor and some cream for that 😉

Goldm
Goldm
6 years ago

Brett announced on Monday Night Football he’s attempting a TRI with his wife. Maybe he’ll get some aero bars added!

Douglas
Douglas
6 years ago

It’s the same way I felt when Cannondale gave Madonna their top of the line bike for it’s time. In the same way that the big stars get these gifts, the same should go for someone who’s a life long fan or contributed for the brand. I look at myself being a serious rider, but yet all I can afford is entry-level. And they go out of the way to charge a lot for what I need