1990 TREK 8900 Pro
Story of the bike
This is an all original Trek 8900 from 1990.
Trek built this frame from double butted graphite-epoxy composite & Easton tapered T6 alu in a Carbon Composite and Day-Glo yellow and green color scheme to represent the all american bike, using the finsest parts available with Cook Bros cranks, Grafton brakes, Ringle skewers, Bullseye hubs, ABM stem etc.
The saddle, grips, cables and housing were replaced and the tires and toe clips added as the bike came in a quite poor condition. I found it on Craigslist in San Jose, CA.
Drivetrain parts were rusty as well as all the screws, there were paint splatters over the cockpit and some decals were loose and almost ripped off. I recoated the handlebars but left the frame all original.
The bike came with the carbon fiber bars and they're different from the Matrix bars in the catalogue spec as well as the X-Press shifters who were replaced by the much better working XC Pro thumb shifters.
I assume this could have been a race bike, because of the parts who got changed and the Suntour decals.
It could possibily have been raced at the very first UCI Mountain Bike World Championships 1990 in Durango, CO (USA).
Bike was sold to a collector in Germany.