Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on August 18th, 2006 at 11:48 am
[*Update: Kris Schamp from the Bike Gallery has posted some up-close and detailed photos of the Trek Lime.]
This new group is supposed to revolutionize city bikes and appeal to a whole new group of people. Shimano is working with select companies to build bikes around it and one of them is Trek, who just wrapped up their big, secret, dealer-only get together in Wisconsin.
I know someone who attended the show and they just sent me this top-secret photo of Trek’s new “Lime” model that utilizes the Coasting group. They also test rode the bike and said it shifted amazingly well.
I think Portland is a perfect test market for Coasting and I hope to connect with the Shimano guys for an up-close look at it in the coming months.
[Editor’s note: Photo below was taken bike Kris Schamp of The Bike Gallery and added to this post on August 23rd]