So it would appear that The Great Trek Bicycle Making Company (to quote BikeSnobNYC) has completely enveloped Fisher. They’ve created what they call “The Gary Fisher Collection” within the Trek umbrella.
I’m not sure what to think about this actually. I mean, There’s already quite a bit of overlap between the two brands, and the Fisher’s always appealed to those who didn’t want the more common Trek brand.
I understand that Gary Fisher played a significant role in how this whole thing shook down, but I’m still a bit confused.
Here’s what I like though.
No nonsense. No giant logo, not overly done like the District. Simple, cheap, durable. Love it.
Love the fact that they didn’t put the Trek name on every tube like the Madone’s. It’ on the Top and Bottom of the Down tube, not the sides. Very good call. Graphics are fairly restrained for Trek which is also a good thing. Looking at the rest of the bikes, I like this trend the most and could see this detail being very popular for many out there who don’t need a showy, flashy bike but still want nice stuff.
Great job Mr. Fisher.
Everyone and their brother is hopping on the cargo-bike bandwagon these days, but here you have a completely de-badged sort of anonymous looking cargo bike. Nicely done, but I wish Xtra-cycle would become the industry standard for cargo because they do such a wonderful job.
I just went through this a couple of months ago.
We tried several Gary Fisher models.
Even though I know the graphics are completely beside the point, I must admit it had a small part in the purchase decision.
All of the Gary Fisher bikes I shopped had some of the most obnoxious loud graphics.
I found Marin bikes were relatively low-key and tasteful.
I ended up buying 2 Marins.
I was looking to upgrade my trek but was turned off by the new trek bikes. The logo was on the frame, bottom tube, fork, and seat stay…I mean really? I dont mind the the logo on the frame but the fork and seat stay is just wayyyy too much…didnt want to be a riding billboard or the equivalent of nascar without being paid/supported
Not any more. You must have missed the part where he started violating dealer agreements by selling bikes he purchased out of his garage. Then there was the whole trash talking about Lance stuff… you can’t piss on the golden child.
i think lemond fitness is what lemond is concentrating on nowadays as far as his business goes, no? i think he now owns the rights to lemond bike name after trek settled and who knows, he might start making/license the name again?