Gary Fisher started out on a road bike, yet he also loves dirt. The Presidio is Gary’s answer to both. Built for the hour of pain that is cyclocrossing, it’s made with True Temper steel with cross-specific geometry for a ride so nice, you’ll forget the pain. Let’s not pigeon-hole this thing though. It’s boasts a carbon fork and fast Bontrager Race wheels that tackle tough courses, but also has the sophisticated SRAM Rival group that’s just as at home on the road as well as fast commutes. Continuing the on-road/off-road theme, you get wide 34c tires, Avid cantilever brakes and Bontrager controls. Race it, commute on it, have fun on it. It’s all the same to the Presidio.
Earlier this summer Trek Bicycles ended its relationship with Greg Lemond and stopped its Lemond brand of bicycles. But with the Lemond Poprad being such a popular ‘cross bike, in part due to its steel frame, Trek has kept the OEM steel ‘cross bike alive with a new Gary Fisher Presidio model. Friends of Cyclocross Magazine spotted this bike at Trek World this week as one of a handful of new Gary Fisher road bikes. That’s right, Gary Fisher road bikes.
Why is the ‘cross bike called the Presidio? In 1998, the Cyclocross National Championships and Saturn Super Cup Finals were held in the historic Presidio Park in San Francisco. Tim Johnson, a die-hard New Englander, said that about those races: “Ask anyone that saw the races in the Presidio. They’ll tell you that those two days had some of the best bike racing ever. I’m not talking just cross races, but ANY bike racing.”
Trek sent us specs on the new model, and the new bike’s biggest difference from the Lemond Poprad is its new ’09 SRAM Rival drivetrain with carbon levers. The frame, fork, and wheels remain the same, but the price jumps more than $300 (in part due to the weak dollar) to $1979.
We’re not sure if Gary Fisher himself has ridden the bike or approved its current design, but the man is very familiar with ‘cross, having finished with three top tens at ‘cross nats in 1975-77. And in 2007, he was back at it again, racing several Norcal races on his 29er.
- Frame: True Temper OX Platinum Steel
- Fork: Carbon fiber, aero crown
- Wheelset: Bontrager Race
- Tires: Panaracer Gravel King SL, 700x35c
- Crankset: Bontrager Race Lite 46/38 175mm
- Pedals: New Platform
- Shifter: SRAM Rival Carbon 10spd
- Front: SRAM Rival
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival
- Cog: SRAM 11-28
- Brakeset: Avid Shorty 6 cantilever
- Seat Post: Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 7075 Alloy shaft, 2-bolt head
- Handlebars: Salsa 46cm
- Stem: Bontrager SSRt 120mm
- Tape: New tape
- Cables and Housing: Jagwire/Shimano/Sram
- A) Seat Tube: 59cm Center to Center
- B) Effective Seat Tube: 59cm
- C) Effective Top Tube: 59cm
- D) Top Tube: 59cm
- E) Wheel Base: 140cm
- F) Standover Height to Top Tube: 87cm/ 34 inches
- G) Head Tube: 15cm
- H) Reach: 38cm
- I) Stack: 60cm
Note: Measurements can be .5 +/-
The Guy High-Performance Tune-up:
- Wash Bike
- Adjusting Hubs (Overhaul if needed)
- True Wheels
- Installing tubes and tires (if needed)
- Adjusting Headset
- Adjust Front and Rear Derailleur
- Drive Train Clean (in sonic cleaner) and lube
- Front Derailleur
- Rear Derailleur
- Adjusting Brakes and Clean Inspect Brake Pads
- Installing any Cable and Housing (if needed)
- Wrap Bars (if needed)
- Safety inspection of the frame and all parts
- Detail Polish
So, purchase USED with confidence that you will have a finely tuned bike.
A little about the seller:
I’ve been in the cycling industry for more than 30 years (I know, that makes me old!). I’ve been a professional bicycle mechanic for most of those years, including working locally at Lee’s Cyclery before they became Trek Stores. Now I work from home as a Customer Success Manager for a software team. But I still love fixing up and working on bikes, and riding them too!
Purchase from me with peace of mind. Not only can you trust my years of experience, but I will also fit you for the bike and provide any mechanical insight at the time of purchase. No warranties or refunds are provided. The bikes are sold as-is. But It includes follow-up minor adjustments and fitting if needed within the first 30 days if sold locally.
Sorry, shipping is NOT available for this bike due to size. Shipping would be over $350 for this box size.
Colorado customers, try to buy Local. Info below:
For Local Purchases Only:
If you’re local to Loveland, Colorado, it is highly recommended to come to check it out in person. A professional fitting is included with each bike sold to ensure you have the right size bike and it fits you. All bike showings are by appointment only, so feel free to grab some time off of my calendar.
Purchase from me with peace of mind. Not only can you trust my years of experience, but I will also fit you for the bike and provide any mechanical insight at the time of purchase. The bikes are sold as-is. No warranties or refunds, provided. But it INCLUDES follow-up minor adjustments and fitting if needed within the first 30 days.