Trek: Trek Bicycle Signs XTERRA Phenom Melanie McQuaid

2012/02/03

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  • Powerhouse XTERRA champion now armed with Superfly 100 and Speed Concept 9.9

Trek Bicycle is proud to announce a partnership with seven-time Canadian National and three-time World XTERRA champion triathlete Melanie McQuaid. The tenacious Canadian will be attacking her 2012 off-road racing schedule aboard Trek’s defending XTERRA World Champion 29er, the OCLV-Mountain Superfly 100. For her half-Ironman pursuits across more civilized terrain, McQuaid will be armed with the fastest bike in the world, Trek’s Kammtail Virtual Foil-equipped Speed Concept 9.9.

“The Superfly is the perfect bike for all of the high-speed XTERRA courses and will make me even faster,” said McQuaid. “The fastest cyclists in 70.3 and Ironman racing are on Trek bikes and that’s where I want to be. Being presented with an opportunity to join the Trek family was something I couldn’t pass up.”

The defending ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion's 2012 season will include a mix of 70.3 triathlons and XTERRA events leading up to the XTERRA World Championships in October, where she has the title set squarely in her sights.

“Trek is really proud to welcome a champion like Melanie to our triathlon family,” said Trek Performance Brand Manager Nick Howe. “She’s a threat to win any event she enters, and we’re excited to support her with our bikes and the full effort of our dedicated race team department.”

The easiest way to catch up with Melanie? Check out her website at www.racergirl.com.