LeMond Racing Cycles
20 Years Cycling of Innovation
Before 1986, no American had ever won the Tour de France. Since then, an American has won more times than not. It all started with Greg LeMond. He won the '86 tour, and since then, cycling has never been the same. 1986—2006.
Greg LeMond broke a lot of ground in his career. The first American to win the Tour, the first successful professional to use clipless pedals, cycling eyewear and aero bars—all common occurrences now. Greg changed the world of cycling—dramatically. But Greg isn't an advocate for change in all aspects of cycling. He remains steadfast in his opinion on frame geometry, proper cycling ergonomics and the feel and response of a bike. Legendary ride quality, above all else, is Greg's number one concern.
Ride Tuned Diameters
One of the other distinctive features of the platform is the specific tubing diameters for each size of frame. It's pretty obvious that a 49cm frame does not need as much material or stiffness as a 61cm frame. Therefore, we've made the downtube of the 49 smaller than 51, which is smaller than the 53 and so on.
Finite Element Analysis
How did LeMond design the unique shapes of the Triomphe Series? The Triomphe Series is the result of a great deal of trial and error with FEA, analyzing the forces and corresponding movements of a frame due to the rider inputs of pedaling, leaning, sprinting as well as the input from the road. The outcome is a frame that we believe rides like no other.
The model above depicts the results of severe lateral force applied to the headset of the LeMond Triomphe Series. Less red area = less frame movement = stiffer frameset in this plane.
Find a LeMond Dealer
There is only one place in the world to buy a new LeMond—an authorized LeMond dealer. Find your nearest dealer:Dealer Locator >
Demo a LeMond
Try before you buy. LeMond Racing Cycles is proud to be part of the Ride The Best Demo tour—a great opportunity to ride the best bikes in the world, before you buy. Check the demo crew schedule here.