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