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Trek’s New Broadsider, what Mad Max will ride when he runs outta gas

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Trek’s unveiled the first of their new bikes from next week’s Trek World, which should also bring the reveal of the new Top Fuel full susser. For now, though, we’ll settle for gazing upon this bike from beyond Thunderdome. Here’s Trek’s blurb on it:

The “Broadsider” is a bike derived from a post oil, post-apocalyptic graphic novel based on its namesake. It tells the story of the legendary “cliff racer” Max Malco who lost his life saving a young boy from his racing rivals.

The story and bike were created by Trek’s industrial design group. The Broadsider is a conceptual prototype project intended to keep the Trek brain trust sharp.

It is through executions like this the design team continually dreams up new directions to keep up the excitement and enthusiasm for bicycles.

Should the apocalypse ever come, the human spirit will survive. when oil comes to its end human power will thrive!

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alloycowboy
alloycowboy
13 years ago

Oh, this bike will definetly keep the Trek brain trust emasculated all right, espically the first time they hit their sensitive bits on the top tube.

Gillis
Gillis
13 years ago

this looks like it could be my new grocery-getter bike.

eating rocks
eating rocks
13 years ago

Maaaaan this thing looks F*^@ed up! In a good way.

Evan McIntosh
Evan McIntosh
13 years ago

I am in love with this bike; you just have to pull up to another cyclist on this bike and they will immediately fall over and begin to cry.

Jerrylikesbikes
Jerrylikesbikes
13 years ago

So, in a post-oil world, how do they plan on making tires and producing hydraulic fluid?

Alex
Alex
13 years ago

Presumably we’ll make post-oil tires from rubber trees, the way they used to be made. Probably have to go back to wire beads, though (Kevlar is pretty high-tech stuff). Any non-compressible fluid can in principle be used in hydraulics (including water) – there are modern biodegradable hydraulic fluids made from canola oil, for example.

g
g
13 years ago

And no one can see that this is a flat track racing motorcycle without the engine……????

mrsmfone
mrsmfone
13 years ago

wow someones hitting the crackpipe at trek bikes. The Broadsider? named aptly for when you mash yours nuts on the toptube…like that nutless idiot on the cover! yeah..cause we at trek dont use oil or consume energy or anything…bikes are made from pixie dust and magic! alex….youre a geek or high but in either case annoying and irreverent…so shut up presumably now…or go take a ride on your broadsider

mrsmfone
mrsmfone
13 years ago

someone please sink all the freighters coming from China with these.

jebspeed
jebspeed
13 years ago

post -apocalypse. the masses will finally start realizing just how great the 69er platform is. long live the 69!

Pink Robe
Pink Robe
13 years ago

Seat’s too low.

Ben
Ben
13 years ago

Yeah, I’ve actually talked to guys who have used cooking oils in a pinch for their hydraulic brakes, so I guess we won’t be out of luck.

Alfonzo Ray
Alfonzo Ray
13 years ago

I am guessing Mel Gibson is not going to play the part of Max.

NM
NM
13 years ago

It’s obviously inspired by dirt-trackers and it’s absolutely gorgeous.

CycleJunkie
CycleJunkie
13 years ago

The only thing about this bike that bothers me is that it’s not already in production and for sale to the public.

anton abadilla
anton abadilla
12 years ago

awesome bike? when will it be available?

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