In 1998 Trek Bicycles became the first bike manufacturers outside of Europe to win the world’s most prestigious bicycle race, the Tour de France, with US Postal Service leader Lance Armstrong‘s triumphant performance. Armstrong and his unrelenting teammates race on stock Trek 5500 OCLV carbon frames, making them the only team in the Tour de France to race on frames identical to those that are available to consumers around the globe. Thanks to Optimum Compaction, Low Void (OCLV) technology, the 5500 was the world’s lightest production frameset, weighing in at a scant 912g.
Here we are presenting a TREK 5500 OCLV US Postal Team Edition bike which dates back to 1998. Very similar to Armstrong’s bike from that year. Early carbon era style of the frame, traditional geometry, Shimano Dura Ace 7700 groupset, Cinelli stem and handlebar, Bontrager wheels… An iconic racing bicycle perfect to enrich any classic bicycle collection or just to enjoy a fast and comfortable ride.
Frame & Fork: Trek 5500 OCLV, US Postal Team Edition
– seat tube (c-t): 56,5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56 cm
– head tube: 12.4 cm
– standover: 79.5 cm
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7700 53/39
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura Ace
Stem: Cinelli (110mm)
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Seat Post: Shimano Dura Ace
Seat: San Marco Aspide
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace
Tires: Veloflex (new)
Condition: Used, but good condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.