You Can Call Me Joe -- A Joe V Blog
Joe V

Hi, I’m Joe V. The V is for Vadeboncoeur, but no one ever really calls me that (except my business card). That card also calls me the Global Director of Product Development, Marketing and Creative Design for Trek Bicycle. Yep, I am sometimes not really sure what all that means either. I do know that I dig bikes, oatmeal, motorcycles, burritos, the weird things I see along the way, my family and my job. I get to travel the world helping make great bikes, so it’s a pretty great gig.

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April 15, 2009



i do love the bikes but i wish that there were a lot more options for frames only, i am looking for a new frame
i have good components already and just replaced my wheels
i would love to be able to order project one paint jobs for just a frame

John Pullen

We are in our late 40's and must be having a mid-life crises. After packing in our jobs in London we bought 2 Trek 520's in Sydney and are heading out 18th April 2009 on a 5 month tour to Cairns (2000 miles or thereabouts). We have never toured before. Wish us luck!
John & Ray

Ed Dressell

I have a 2006 Trek 5200 and just turned 13,000 miles w/o any equipment failures or comp breakdowns!

Ed Dressell

In our Travels this summer we are looking to tour the Waterloo Plant any chance on a discount for a new Trek Road Bike? on 4/30 I'll be 60 retired for 5 years and ride my 2006 Trek 5200 13,000 miles so far in 27 months! Great bike!

Hootie, The Bike Lane Blog Guy

Hey Ed,
Thanks for the comments. Glad to see your giving that 5200 a run for its money. Our factory tours are on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 am. Unfortunately I can't help much on the discount but if you can be patient you might see some product that you can't live without.


I have the new 2009 Trek 6000 series and this bike is what hot item. It better be has I paid a $870.00 bike. Very light frame. And very fast.

Aaron Burgess

I just bought a Madone 6.5 Pro. Unbelievable handling and speed. A completely new and better experience than my 5200. Keep up the great work!

Randy Wombacher

I'm over 50 and been away from bicycling for 20 years. I bought a Trek Pure Sport because it offered the crank forward design that allows me to stop with both feet on the ground while still seated in the saddle. This allows me great comfort and better stability. Love the Pure Sport.

George Southern

Hootie -- I own 2 Madones and my sone has a 3rd. I also have a carbon Pilot and my wife has an aluminum Pilot. So seems like my voice should be heard. You said write a review; well, a year ago or so I submitted a comment on a Trek Madone. I was critical that it uses a Shimano 105 cassette, and said for this kind of money it should be full Ultegra (which at factory prices would only be a few dollars more anyway). My comment never saw the light of day; it was "moderated" into oblivion. Thought you'd like to know.

Hootie, The Bike Lane Blogster

Hey George,
Sorry for that! I'll have a chat with the hamster that turns the review wheel. Censorship is the first sign of a totalitarian regime and we here at Trek keep it as democratic as possible.

thanks for all the Trek love!

Keep riding, reading, and writing!
- Hootie

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