Originally Posted by knary
Trek shut bontrager down?
I was under the impression that Keith Bontrager sold the name and his skills to Trek and moved out of frame production. His choice.
Somebody's getting a bit defensive.
Trek bought Bontrager Cycles, made and sold Bontrager branded frames and bikes for a few years, then shut down the frameshop, and just continued to use the brandname on wheels and assorted components. I gather Keith still works for Trek (per wikipedia bio). BTW, Santa Cruz Cycles is a spinnoff of Bontrager Cycles, was cofounded by Keith's ex-partner.