Not to be left off the carbon-train, Lemond is jumping into the arena with it's own offering of a full carbon frame model, the Triomphe. We knew that Greg Lemond's appearance at the Tour de Georgia couldn't purely be all for fun. He helped to launch the new professional line of Lemond bikes. These new bikes aren't just repainted and rebadged Trek OCLV frames (Chambrey), either. These are completely new, non-OCLV, "developed in-house", frames, with unique design features, such as asymetrical chainstays (a higher drive-side chainstay and a wider non-drive-side chainstay) to keep the rear from flexing while minimizing weight. Minimizing weight while maximizing output was the name of the game with the Triomphe. A 55cm fully painted frame weighs 950 grams.
This move to sell their own brand of carbon bike is surprising as this competes directly with Lemond's parent line of Trek OCLV bikes. The new frame is apparently the goal Greg Lemond has finally realized of minimal weight and maximum stiffness he was trying to achieve with the Ti/Carbon bikes. So, does this mean the end of spine bikes?