Travis Brown's Badass Leadville Bike

Of course the whole Leadville 100 race this year was all about Lance Armstrong beating Dave Wiens, and that he soloed for a huge part of the race after the infamous Columbine climb and finished with a flat tire. Congratulations are in order.

With that said, I now focus on what I think is the most interesting set-up for the whole race, and that is Travis Brown's Trek Top Fuel.

Many of us know Travis as one of the classic mountain bikers back in the 90's. Now semi-retired (If I'm not mistaken), he was brought in by Trek to help pace Lance in the 2009 Leadville 100 mountain bike race.

He did come, and he brought with him his secret weapon - a full-suspension Trek Top Fuel with a 2x10 SRAM/Shimano hybrid drivetrain and drop bars!

Check. It. Out.

It kinda reminds you of the early days of John Tomac riding the Mammoth Mountain Downhill Race on his Yeti equipped with a drop bar.

You can read up on this and see more pictures from the VeloNews article.