When Lance Armstrong returned to racing with the US Postal team in 1998, Trek was using the team to push its OCLV carbon bikes.
OCLV stands for Optimum Compaction Low Void, which is to do with the way the carbon fibre layers are laminated in their frames. The process was carried out in house in Waterloo, Wisconisn and matched the aircraft industry standards for carbon fibre.
Thanks to Optimum Compaction, Low Void (OCLV) technology, the Trek 5500 was the world’s lightest production frameset, weighing in at a scant 912g.
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Hi, how much is this bike please?
Not for sale anymore. Sorry. Nicola
I’ve got one for sale.
i have a bike like in the picture i think its a rare one also because there is mono shock. anybody here can suggest. coz my brother in law gave it to me, and he said it is very rare coz only few have this kind of bike
J’ai un trek 5500 OCLV à vendre pour 490 euros
Hi, thank you for interesting history – can you say what are the rims used in the pictures?