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Travis Brown's 2004 Trek Fuel 9.8

This bike was an experimental test mule during the 2005 race season. The drivetrain is an early cross-country dedicated 1x9 system, part of an experiment during the 2005 season to validate the 1x drive train concept for XC racing. Travis raced every 2005 event on a 1x9 system and results showed that a much smaller gearing was required than the Trek team thought, but that the compromise in gear range was a reasonable trade off for loss in weight and improved simplicity. Travis Brown won the Marathon National Championship with this Top Fuel as well as the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Written by: Jarrad Lokes

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