Trek create custom chrome Madone 7 for Jens Voigt's last ever pro race

Jens Voigt will ride a special chrome bike, helmet and shoes in his last professional road race

by David Arthur   August 18, 2014  

As Jens Voigt's 17-year career winds to a close with his last ever professional road race the USA Pro Challenge starting today, Trek's Project One division have created a very special polished chrome Madone 7 with matching shoes and helmet to celebrate his outstanding career in which the German has become the fans' favourite.

 

Both the helmet and frameset are additionally finished with coloured bands representing some of the teams he raced for, and along the down tube are represented the “ number of souls Voigt has crushed in his career of attacking” from Voigt's 17-year professional career.

Apparently the bike took over a week to complete to achieve the highly polished finish. The bike will be built with standard team issue Bontrager and Shimano Dura-Ace kit with black bar tape and saddle complementing the chromed frame. The stem has also been finished in a chrome colour to match.

He’ll complement the bike with a matching Bontrager Velocis helmet and his Bontrager XXX shoes have been given the same chrome treatment.

There is also a special message on the back of his team jersey, the message  "Farewell Fans!" inscribed across the top. Lastly, along a panel on his shorts is a message to the rest of the peloton: "One last time.”

Trek will be staging  fan cub meetings in Aspen and Vail and more, you can find out how to get involved at www.trekfactoryracing.com/calendar-results/jens-voigt-farewell-tour-usa-...

"Jens' team-issued Madone 7 Series is a chrome-colored vision that took Trek Project One artists more than a week to perfectly polish. Trek designers, having worked with Jens in the past, understood the moments and teams throughout the rider's seventeen year career that hold the greatest significance and incorporated them through a graphic that runs the length of the top tube. The down tube includes a running tally of the number of souls Voigt has crushed in his career of attacking, though the number is a conservative estimate," says Trek.

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Isn't all that paint heavy for the old boy?



I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1382 posts]
16th August 2014 - 12:51

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Actual chrome plating on carbon fibre? I didn't know that could be done!

Grizzerly

posted by Grizzerly [134 posts]
16th August 2014 - 15:09

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Grizzerly wrote:
Actual chrome plating on carbon fibre? I didn't know that could be done!

It can't its just a polished paint.

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posted by glynr36 [495 posts]
16th August 2014 - 15:37

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A week to complete? Wonder what this would cost on project one?!

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3417 posts]
16th August 2014 - 18:12

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They should give him the emonda and let the old boy break the uci weight limit for his last flurry!!! Even it up somewhat for his age!!!!

posted by Flying Heron [38 posts]
16th August 2014 - 18:54

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Stunning. Love the graphics too... Think I can have when they've finished?

posted by Morgan700cc [18 posts]
16th August 2014 - 19:25

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Meh. He deserves better.

posted by Jonny_Trousers [107 posts]
16th August 2014 - 23:24

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Will he get to keep the bike? Thinking

posted by Roberj4 [197 posts]
17th August 2014 - 7:00

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Really nice. Like the bloke. Some great memories and sad to see him go. Quite clear he has more seasons in him at the top if he wanted. Good Luck and thanks.

CJStevens

posted by CJSTEVENS1955 [68 posts]
17th August 2014 - 11:24

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Grizzerly wrote:
Actual chrome plating on carbon fibre? I didn't know that could be done!

Its probably vacuum plated aluminium

posted by jamtartman [39 posts]
18th August 2014 - 11:00

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Pleeeeaaaase tell me those shoes are going to be available to buy?!?!?!?!?!

posted by powenb [20 posts]
18th August 2014 - 12:16

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bikeboy76 wrote:
Isn't all that paint heavy for the old boy?

Actually, You can chrome most things now, google 'Spectra Chrome'
you can do pretty much everything including plastic leather & most materials,
so a carbon bike frame is nothing. this is going to be a very very popular look soon Smile

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posted by Noelieboy [92 posts]
18th August 2014 - 13:04

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glynr36 wrote:
Grizzerly wrote:
Actual chrome plating on carbon fibre? I didn't know that could be done!

It can't its just a polished paint.

Actually, You can chrome most things now, google 'Spectra Chrome'
you can do pretty much everything including plastic leather & most materials,
so a carbon bike frame is nothing. this is going to be a very very popular look soon Smile

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posted by Noelieboy [92 posts]
18th August 2014 - 13:05

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Fantastic!

posted by sunDOG [14 posts]
18th August 2014 - 13:14

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