Trek Y 50 Rasta,OCLV Carbon Fiber Shimano Drive – XTR Rapid Fire Dual Control


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Trek Y 50 Rasta
Edition, OCLV
Carbon Fiber

Rasta, FULL Shimano Drivetrain
XTR Rapid Fire Dual Control Shimano


American Beauty

Trek Y
Frame, Full Suspension,

Remote lock out Strata shock

drive train W/ XTR Dual Control

Proper US Retro Classic

RASTA Edition ~
red/yellow/green accents on Midnight Black Carbon Fiber ~ Rolling Art!

Hand Made in Waterloo Wisconsin, USA


FAST Free Continental USA Shipping

99% of all orders shipped within 24 hours


Back in the 1995-98
Trek made a series of advanced light, strong , Fast, fantastic, carbon fiber bikes-The
top of the line was the the Y50 ,& the  Y Five-O, the Y-Five-O, named for the Hawaiian
inspired surf paint job. The Y-Five-O was limited to 300 units and was sold as
a complete bike in 1997 for $4750.00
($9700.00 in today’s dollars) (Trek had Harley Davidson paint them)

of them all !!!

But few collectors
know about the rarest trek Y model ever made, the Y50 Rasta edition. These rare
bikes were only available as a frame, not a complete bike, and unless you work
in the bike industry you most likely have not seen one of these rare bikes

Check on Ebay and you’ll be able to see a few Hawaiian
Y-Five-O now and then, but how steadily do you see the Rasta edition? Search
Google images and you’ll be able to see a few pictures, MOST of them are of the red, white
blue surf Y-Five-O only, or the more common Y33 not of the

Y 50 Rasta


Custom Rasta graphics

American Beauty

Trek Y Frame, Full Suspension, Strata Pro Shock
W/ Remote lock out

Special Edition ~ Custom Rasta graphics
Rolling Art!

Hand Made in Waterloo Wisconsin, USA

Shimano Drivetrain, with XTR drive hub

“Vintage Mountain Bikes bike are similar to vintage sports cars in that
they create lots of attention, at the same time as performing, or parked by the side of the

 “The Ultimate Trek Y series bike not only a rare beauty she was built to perform”

A Genuine fully equipped 26# High Performance
Carbon Fiber,
XC MTB Racing Bike

Own a rare American made classic
at a fraction of its similar replacement value”
US Retro Classic ~ Hand Made in USA

The Y 50 was
Treks top model in 1997 

This Y 50 is loaded for action with
a FULL Shimano drivetrain you are going to love the way this bike rides, she flies over
jumps with ease she
tracks straight, she shifts like
a fine watch, & when you hit the Remote lockout she shreds hills like a
Charging Mountain Goat.

Here is your chance to acquire a
rare iconic American made mountain bike you rarely see.
on your office wall or ride like the wind as
and you’re cycling friends will be pleasantly surprised when you take your
first ride and you leave them eating your dust!

Riding the Y 50

“On my initial
ride, it was immediately obvious how different this bike was to anything I’d
ever ridden before. The lightness really made it feel like there was nothing
beneath me. And the acceleration was unlike anything else.

it was perfect. It was truly effortless pedaling up the hills coming out, and
one thing becoming obvious was I used to be at all times in the higher gears.

With the hollow carbon frame, the sound it makes is amplified and would be
quite unusual to anyone who’s not heard it before. The rear Strata air shock is
interesting. The lockout is just magic! Not only can you lock the shock
entirely, but you’ll vary the softness of the shock. Flying downhill is when
you have the shock fully active, and for climbing it’s locked out so the bike
performs like a hardtail.”

This model of Trek Y bike was prime quality for 1997. Although the
frame looks like that used on the other Y series of the same period, the
Y 50 is lighter,
stronger. It’s meant to be a high-performance racing bike, so the best and
lightest of components are fitted.

Continental USA SHIPPING 99% of all orders are shipped out within 24 hours

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Y-series Hist

1995 Trek released a bike design that would revolutionize the design of
mountain bikes for several years. It was called the Y series and was made from
what Trek called OCLV, or
Optimum Compaction Low Void. In plain English,
that’s Carbon Fiber.  It would have been
probably the most expensive prime quality mountain bikes then available. The
revolutionary thing was the Y frame with a URT (Unified Rear Triangle) which
was really the ultimate in simplicity for a full suspension design.

It won an industrial design award.

It wasn’t long before everyone else was copying it, though usually with only a
two piece “Y” or variants thereof and differing pivot points for the
URT. There was some mention of Trek attempting to seek compensation from GT for
infringing their patent. But that is another story So, next time you see a Y
frame bike, needless to say it came from Trek’s Y-11



1997 Trek Y 50 Rasta/Actual Specifications

Color Midnight Black W/red/yellow/green accents

Frame OCLV Carbon Fiber/6061T6
aluminum swingarm

Fork Rock Shox Indy XC

Shock Stratos Strata Pro /Handlebar Remote lock

Crankset Shimano Hollowtech
W/ Hollowtech BB

device Shimano Deore
XT Shark fin

Brakes Shimano XTR

Shimano XTR Rapid Fire

Brake Levers Shimano XTR Dual Control

Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT

Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR

Remote Shock lock out XC Expert

Headset Chris King Rasta

Handlebar Ritchey Comp lite

Grips VP comfort lite race New

Stem Kore elite

Matrix Swami

Hi-E Hubs Back Shimano XTR

Tires WTB Velociraptor 26 x 2.10

Axels QRL Cook Bros Style Titanium New

Saddle Vader race lite NEW

Seat Post lite alloy

Pedals Red anodized double trap NEW


Serial Number WTU
2077297 M TBl 1191

Measures:Fits Medium-Large

Top seat post center bottom bracket 20”/50CM

Center of seat tube center head tube 23”/58.42CM

Stand over lowest point 30”/76CM

Stand over highest point 33”/84CM

Weight 26 Pounds/ 12 KG


NO Rust, NO Dents, No Cracks, but she does have some typical scrapes scratches, from transporting
and storage, please see “item description” to view all pictures 73- overall
condition is consistence with its age and low use

AUTHENTICITY & Satisfaction IS


are a few questions we get often


Are these New 2017 bikes?

NO 99% of the bikes we offer
are vintage from late 1980-2000’s, they may appear new because we strive for
truly mint survivors of this era.


Do you buy vintage mountain bikes?

YES, if they are mint/ or near
mint, please Call, Text or email us with the brand, size, model, color of your
bike. Contact

Sal phone or text 310 359 8647



BUY WITH CONFIDENCE from a top-rated eBay seller.   Smoke Free Environment.  99% of all orders are shipped out within 24
hours. I ship out every day so your item will be sent out quickly.  I pack as I would like to receive, Safe,
Strong & Sturdy



Your Bike will be professionally packaged and boxed ($100 value) &
ready to ship in 1 business day after sale ends and your funds clear,

USA insured shipping via Fed EX ground you are going to receive an email with
confirmation and tracking number upon shipping.


Please Email me first to arrange free local pick up approval.


International Buyers

If you do not see a shipping price for your country, email me with your
postal code for your shipping fee.

I have Exported 100’s of vintage American made bikes to Europe/Asia
/ Australia with many satisfied buyers (see feedback)



USA/Canada we use FedEx Ground

International FedEx

You will receive an email with confirmation and
tracking number upon shipping

You are buying the actual Bike in these
photos and will receive it partially disassembled All of our vintage bicycles
are professionally cleaned, Tuned, & tested before getting professionally
packed.  We inspect each bike before
listing for any defects.

All bicycles bought on line will require some
degree of reassembly and tuning when they arrive.  Most bicycle shops charge $25 to $50 for this
type of service.  If you are not experienced
with bicycle repair and maintenance we strongly suggest taking your bike to a
professional for reassembly and fitting. 
A good bike shop assembly will help prevent any damage or problems with
your bike that can result from improper reassembly. You are most welcome to ask
questions. Please email, Text or call if you have any questions or require more

Sal Great
American Bicycles

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