Trek Bicycles, makers of the six-time Tour de France winning bicycles ridden by Lance Armstrong, is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Pro Circuit motocross team for 2005. With 14 national titles (4 outdoor, 10 indoor) to their credit, Pro Circuit is an institution in the high speed world of professional motocross and Trek is excited about the opportunity to become the official bicycle supplier for team riders; Grant Langston, Ivan Tedesco, Paul Carpenter, Stephane Roncada and Matt Walker.
“When Mitch Payton called with the opportunity to team with Pro Circuit, we jumped at the chance, said Trek brand manager Zapata Espinoza. “No other non-factory team in the history of American motocross has achieved the success and international respect that Mitch has. When people talk about professionalism and dedication to the sport, Pro Circuit is always at the head of the list. For Trek Bicycles, the association with Pro Circuit also has a lot to do with Mitch’s dedication to empowering privateer racers with factory level performance products that are hand-built in America.
Since 1976, Trek has been handcrafting performance bicycles at their factory in Waterloo, Wisconsin and it’s the same dedication to quality design and craftsmanship that helped put Trek in the history books with their six Tour de France victories.
Like Pro Circuit, Trek has maintained a “sell what we race philosophy — the proprietary OCLV Carbon Madone bikes ridden by Lance Armstrong and the Discovery team in 2005 are built on the same production line that makes the bikes for the Pro Circuit team as well as all it’s retail customers.
For Payton, the decision to work with Trek was an easy one. “My guys get a lot of offers for bicycles, but they were really excited at the chance to ride Treks. Trek is the number one bike brand in the world — look at what Lance rides! To compete at that level, and be successful on product that’s made in America says a lot about Trek’s design and manufacturing capabilities. At Pro Circuit, we pride ourselves on the same things that Trek does – American made performance products that win!
Look for Trek bikes under the Pro Circuit tent at the 16 round AMA Supercross and 12 round outdoor Motocross series this year…as well as under the Pro Circuit team riders as they train their way to more national titles!