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Trek demo trailer stolen in California, found empty and on fire

Published April 24, 2014

FOLSOM, Calif. (BRAIN) — A Trek demo trailer containing 36 high-end bikes was stolen from behind a California shop last week and was later found missing the bikes and on fire alongside a high miles away.

The trailer had been parked behind Folsom Bike, which had planned to host a Trek demo event this coming weekend. That event has been canceled.

Trek demo employee Tori Broughton has been emailing California retailers asking them to be on the lookout for the stolen bikes, which include her personel bike, a prototype Ticket full-suspension bike with an unpainted aluminum frame.

"It has a brand new Talas 34 fork, XTR cranks, new Rhythm Elite wheels and several engineering notes written in Sharpie all over the frame," Broughton said in her email. She said she was describing that bike in detail because its uniqueness might make it easy to find and could lead to the thieves. 

The trailer also contained three Project One custom-painted road bikes: a 58 cm Domane in olive green, a 50 cm Madone in white, purple, and blue, and a 56 cm Madone with U5 Vapor coat paint job and Di2 Dura-Ace components.

Trek managers told BRAIN they had no comment on the stolen trailer and Broughton is not authorized by the company to talk to the media.

In her email, Broughton urged retailers who identify any of the bikes to call the police first.

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