Trek Expands Project One Again, Alloy Fuel EX 29er Makes the Cut
Remember our tour of Trek’s headquarters where we saw a brand new automated paint booth that was just being installed? It was hinted that it would mean an increase in Project One capabilities in the near future, and Trek looks to making good on that promise. Having just recently reopened Project One to mountain bikes, the most exciting part of the latest news may be the ability to order a Project One aluminum Fuel EX 29er – one of the few instances where an aluminum rather than carbon bike could be customized.
Along with new frame options, the updates include new choices for mountain bike drivetrains to compliment the builds. Check it out after the break.
In addition to the Fuel EX 29, Madone 4 Series and Speed Concept 7 Series are added to the list as well as the Domane 4. These new bikes along with Sram’s X01 and X9 plus Shimano SLX drivetrain options for mountain bikes all help to bring the price of Project One bikes to more attainable price points. The entry point to a Project One customized bicycle is now nearly $1,800 less than before. If you’re keeping track, this means there are now 17 different models (not including WSD versions) that are open to your choice of color, style, component, and size.