First Look: Katie Compton’s New Baby – The Trek Boone Carbon Cyclocross Bike

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Today at the Grand Prix Sven Nys in Baal, Belgium, nine-time US Cyclocross National Champion Katie Compton will be racing a brand-new bike, making the switch to ride the same Trek Boone model that Sven Nys has switched from Colnago to ride. [Read our exclusive story on how the Sven Nys / Trek marriage happened]

Compton’s Trek Boone 7 cyclocross bike is, of course, dressed to reflect Compton’s perpetual National Championship jersey, and also her personal component choices, including SRAM Red componentry, and FMB tubular tires we saw on her aluminum Crockett cyclocross bike. Her new Boone bike features the same geometry, but is constructed from Trek’s OCLV carbon fiber, and features the IsoSpeed decoupler that was first unveiled on Trek’s Domane road bike.

The IsoSpeed decoupler features an enclosed bearing that separates the top tube from the seat tube, and allows the seat tube to move up and down (or top tube, depending on your perspective), independently from the top tube and seatstays. Trek reports that the design doubles the vertical compliance compared to traditional frame designs.

See our slideshow for photos of Katie Compton’s new Boone cyclocross bike, and stay tuned for more details, specs, and photos.

Katie Compton's new Trek Boone carbon cyclocross bike with an IsoSpeed decoupler, to be raced at the GP Sven Nys (likely minus the hydraulic brakes). photo: Trek

Katie Compton’s new Trek Boone carbon cyclocross bike with an IsoSpeed decoupler, to be raced at the GP Sven Nys (likely minus the hydraulic brakes). photo: Trek

Katie Compton's new Trek Boone 7 pictured here is unique, since it has disc brakes, while production Boone 7 models are cantilever only. All models feature the Trek IsoSpeed decoupler at the seat tube / top tube junction. photo: Trek

Katie Compton’s new Trek Boone 7 pictured here is unique since it has disc brakes, while production Boone 7 models are cantilever only. All models feature the Trek IsoSpeed decoupler at the seat tube / top tube junction. photo: Trek

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22 comments
Gregory Dyas
Gregory Dyas

Compton: so good Vos reverses just to get away from her.

Tim Bates
Tim Bates

They'd both win on 30 year old Schwinn Varsities... New bikes are nice though

Bryan MacDonald
Bryan MacDonald

2 races, 2 wins. Sven by a wide margin, too... with kudos to his new bike at the finish.

Michael Wagner
Michael Wagner

Actually SRAM has a fix for the problem, they just don't have a mass-production system for repairs setup yet. So it makes sense they would have fixed her brakes.

Venster Op Wes
Venster Op Wes

And she is doing a great job on it! 40 meters ahead of Marianne Vos in last lap.

Bryan MacDonald
Bryan MacDonald

They changed the location of the isospeed vs Domane--so it wouldn't affect shouldering. Frameset is 1100g, including ISO stuff.

Patrick Peoples
Patrick Peoples

I'm curious about how much weight the ISO Speedymabobber adds and if it affects shouldering comfort or balance at all.

Cyclocross Magazine
Cyclocross Magazine

Patrick Peoples, yeah, click on the link, we talk about the hydraulics in a photo caption.

Patrick Peoples
Patrick Peoples

Actually, I expect her to be on canti-levers. Thats what shes been using when she races overseas.

Neil Aldridge
Neil Aldridge

You'd expect here to be on mechanical discs until mid-January at the earliest?

Patrick Peoples
Patrick Peoples

I'm guessing these are promotional photos that were taken before the SRAM recall?

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