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
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.