Trek Lync Review: Built-In Bike Lights Are Great (When They're Charged)

Wouldn't life would be easier if all bikes came with lights built into the frame? The typical removable ones are as easy to forget as they are to steal, either of which will ruin your evening. Well: Trek's new Lync models come with built-in lights! This matte black beaut is fully equipped with powerful LEDs in front… » 9/26/14 2:35pm 9/26/14 2:35pm

Say Goodbye to Bike Chains; Say Hello to Belt Drives

Bikes with chains may be becoming an endangered species. Belt-driven bikes, which were introduced by boutique bike makers a couple of years ago, are just starting to hit the mainstream. Trek has introduced two new urban bikes for 2009 with belt drives rather than chains, and they look pretty sweet. The benefit to a… » 9/04/08 11:50am 9/04/08 11:50am

Star Trek Season One HD DVD Reviewed, New CG Spaceships and All

As any hardcore fan of the Trek series will tell you, the smallest adjustments made to the originals are bound to undergo a tremendous amount of scrutiny. That having been said, the first reviews of the new HD DVD release of Star Trek have become available—and by the looks of things there is a lot to like, and a few… » 11/20/07 5:40pm 11/20/07 5:40pm

Trek Madone: The Bike That Owned the Tour De France

This weekend, Spaniard Alberto Contador won the Tour De France mounted on a 2008 carbon-fiber Trek Madone bicycle. What is shocking is that the 2008 high end 6.9 pro frame wasn't used in this race, since it wasn't ready. No, the Discovery team rode and won on their 5.2 midrange bike, with stickers for the 6.9 wrapped… » 7/30/07 8:12pm 7/30/07 8:12pm

Trek Lime Bicycle Now Shipping, Has Electronic Automatic Transmission

Here's an unusual bike, the $580 Trek Lime that's just now becoming available, and it has a few distinguishing characteristics, such as its electronically controlled automatic transmission on its rear hub that's powered by a generator in the front hub. It also has a covered chain that's quite attractive, and that… » 4/02/07 12:00pm 4/02/07 12:00pm

Trek's ThmbDrive Tuner Combines USB Drive and DVB-TV Tuner

If DVB-TV broadcasts ever catch on the U.S., Trek has a small-sized solution that could make tuning in far more simple than it ought to be. By combining a USB 2.0 flash drive with the DVB-TV tuner, Trek has eliminated the need for extra software discs that end up getting lost more often than not. The drive can have up… » 7/20/06 2:12pm 7/20/06 2:12pm