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Gallery: Check out Trek-Segafredo's custom Tour de France bikes

Richie Porte's Trek Emonda and an incredible custom painted Trek Madone are unleashed at the Tour de France

Peter Stuart
4 Jul 2019

Trek-Segafredo let Cyclist take a sneak peek at their fleet of bikes for the Grand Depart of the 2019 Tour de France in Brussels this weekend, and they certainly had some impressive tech to showcase.

Richie Porte's custom Trek Emonda SLR Disc is certainly kitted out for the intense climbing efforts that the Australian has ahead of him. With Sram's new Red AXS 24-speed groupset, he will have a wide range of gearing to choose from.

Porte has also opted for the Sram AXS integrated Quarq power meter - a good show of faith in the reliability of the system.

There's no surprise that he's opted for the Trek Emonda ahead of the Madone: with a frame weight of only 665g with a disc brake setup, it will fall well below the UCI minimum weight even with a set of aerodynamic wheels - the Bontrager Aeolus XXX 4. 

Porte remains conservative in terms of his tyre choice, sticking with tubular tyres. Trek-Segafredo is beginning to experiment with tubeless clincher set-ups, though.

A custom-painted offering of the Emonda also teased us. However it was the custom painted Madone which truly caught our attention.

Custom-paint Madone

Trek were sheepish about revealing the background of the custom-paint, but a closer look reveals that this is being showcased as a Project One offering - which is typically the bespoke customisation option for the brand.

This bike belongs to Koen de Kort, the 36-year-old Dutch Tour de France veteran. 

The setup is much as we would anticipate for a speed-focused aero bike like the Madone, and sports Vittoria's fast-rolling 25mm tubular tyres.

Time trial

Trek's SpeedConcept is a little long in the tooth but looks no less cutting edge than the day it was released. This one, used by Giulio Ciccone, caught our attention largely because of the Sram Red 1x setup and neat KMC chain-guide.

The bike was still only sporting Sram's 11-speed groupset, and we look forward to seeing how the 12-speed AXS update could even better suit a time trial setup.

We'll be looking out for all of Trek's bikes in action this weekend for the Grand Depart, and beyond.