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TREK Y33 OCLV (1996) – SOLD


During 1995 Trek released a bike design that would revolutionise the design of mountain bikes for several years. It was called the Y33 and was made from what Trek called OCLV, or Optimum Compaction Low Void. In plain English, that’s Carbon Fibre. This would have been one of the most expensive top of the range mountain bikes then available. The revolutionary thing was the Y frame with a URT (Unified Rear Triangle) which was really the ultimate in simplicity for a full suspension design.It also won an industrial design award.

It hasn’t long before everyone else was copying it, though usually with only a two piece “Y” or variants thereof and differing pivot points for the URT. There was some mention of Trek attempting to seek compensation from GT for infringing their patent. So, next time you see a Y frame bike, remember it came from Trek’s Y33.

Happy to offer this MTB legend from mid 1990s in an amazing condition. 8 speed Shimano XTR M950, Rock shox Judy SL and Spinergy Rev X Rocks are the words nothing to add. For true MTB enthusiasts and collectors.


Frame: Trek Y33 OCLV, Judy yellow

Fork: Rock Shox Judy SL


  • seat tube center-top, virtual): 49 cm
  • top tube (center-center, virtual):  58 cm
  • headset tube: 12,4 cm

Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR

Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950

Crankset: Shimano XTR M950

Shifters / Brake Levers: Shimano XTR M950, 8s

Wheelset: Spinergy Rev X Rocks

Cassette: Shimano XTR M950, 8speed

Chain: Shimano HG

Rear Shock: Stratos Pro

Handlebar: Bontrager Cruiser (56cm)

Stem: Tioga 12cm

Seatpost: Bontrager Easton

Seat: Trek USA

Handlebar grip: Trek original

Pedals: Shimano M950

Condition: Used, but good condition. The frame has no cracks, dents and is not bent. The paint has a few touchups and a little paintchip near the headset.  All parts are in very good condition and are working fine.

Era: 1996

Price: SOLD (April 2018)