Lance Armstrong’s Trek 5500 was the first full-carbon frame to be piloted to Tour de France victory – albeit a ‘win’ now scratched from the records.
Lance Armstrong was the first man to ‘win’ the Tour de France on a full-carbon bike.
In 1999 Trek Bicycles became the first bike manufacturers outside of Europe to win the world’s most prestigious bicycle race, the Tour de France, with US Postal Service leader Lance Armstrong‘s triumphant performance.
Armstrong and his unrelenting teammates race on stock Trek 5500 OCLV carbon frames, making them the only team in the Tour de France to race on frames identical
to those that are available to consumers around the globe. Thanks to Optimum Compaction, Low Void (OCLV) technology, the 5500 was the world’s lightest production frameset, weighing in at a scant 912g.
Model: 5500 USPS
Frame: Trek 5500 OCLV Carbon
Fork: OCLV Air Rail OD Carbon
Color: Blue Red White (USPS Team)
Size: 58 TREK
Seat tube (c-t): 56,5 cm
Top tube (c-c): 56.5 cm
Headset tube: 140 mm
Steerer tube: 210 mm – 1″
Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
Front derailleur mount: Braze On
Here for sale we are offering the iconic Trek 5500 OCLV used by Lance Armstrong during Season 1999.
A collector’s piece.