Trek are one of the largest brands in the industry and their research into women’s bikes and product offering is impressive.
The brand have been building bikes since 1976 where they started out in a Wisconsin barn, building steel touring frames for $200. Within a few short productive years, Trek Bikes was rapidly building itself a reputable brand, and generating sales of $2m a year.
The production of Trek Bikes has evolved over the years, they’re constantly adopting cutting edge technology. Moving from the production of steel bike frames to aluminium and carbon was a turning point for Trek, with the first carbon fibre bike being unveiled in 1989: The Trek 5000.
Always keeping up with the times, and catering for the ever growing and evolving world of cycling, Trek delivered their first range of Women Specific Design (WSD) bikes and apparel in 1999. As well as making amendments to the contact points: handlebars and saddles, Trek also carried out extensive research into the way women’s lower centre of gravity differs to man’s when developing female specific frames. Now they’re starting to develop frames in various ‘fits’ irrespective of gender, but more on that later.