By Press Release
MEMPHIS, TN — True Temper Sports and TREK Bicycle Corporation announced a strategic supplier relationship today linking the world’s premium bicycle manufacturer and the world’s leading bicycle frame tubing manufacturer. The LeMond brand will use True Temper’s proprietary OX Platinum lightweight air hardening steel alloy as the “Spine” material for their multi-material LeMond branded frames. LeMond and True Temper will work together to introduce new models using OX Platinum and other metal alloys currently being engineered by both companies R & D groups. LeMond Product Manager, Aaron Mock, commented on the decision to use OX Platinum stating “True Temper has played to their strengths in creating the OX Platinum frame materials. With their research and development efforts they created a best in class product. A LeMond frame is designed for the rider who understands the underlying philosophy and craftsmanship in our frames. With the latest LeMond Spine design, we have pushed the envelope on what can be accomplished utilizing the properties of different frame materials. OX Platinum will be a nice compliment to our steel Spine platform. We look forward to using OX Platinum and other True Temper materials in our line.”
True Temper’s Ric Andersen says “Since its introduction, OX Platinum has become the tubing of choice for discriminating frame builders. We now have premium frame builders throughout North America specify OX Platinum in their spec’ed products. This partnership with LeMond shows the momentum building behind OX Platinum.”
Founded in 1976, Trek manufactures a full line of bicycles and accessories that are distributed in over 65 countries. A leader in product innovation and the bicycle of choice for the champion of five consecutive Tours de France, Trek bikes have been proudly made in Waterloo, Wisconsin for more than 25 years.
Greg LeMond is the first name in American road cycling. LeMond is a three-time Tour de France champion and two-time World Professional Road Race Champion. Since LeMond’s retirement in 1995, he has designed the world class LeMond Racing Cycles which are handcrafted in Waterloo, Wisconsin. For more information about LeMond Racing Cycles visit www.lemondbikes.com.
True Temper Sports is a leading manufacturer of performance bicycle tubing and components. The Company’s industry leading S3 TM super light alloy tubing, OX Platinum TM, Verus HT TM, , and BMX tubing, which challenge established weight barriers, materials technology and durability thresholds while setting new standards for performance frame design. True Temper’s AlphaQ branded composite forks, seat posts and handlebars are industry recognized for cutting edge technology and supreme quality. The Company markets a complete line cycling products under the True Temper and Alpha Q brands and sells these brands globally. True Temper Sports employs over 800 people in ten facilities located in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Australia.