Buy a Jetta, Get a Bike: The 1990s VW x Trek Collab

VW Trek BikeBack in 1996, Volkswagen partnered with Trek bicycles, offering a special VW Jetta Trek edition that came with a Trek mountain bike and a roof rack to put it on. The following year, they also offered a VW Trek Golf. One of those bikes turned up at a charity bike store, and, although I’ve never owned a VW, I picked it up because, as it says on the frame, it’s a Limited Edition.

VW Trek Stem

The 1996 Jetta Trek Limited Edition Sedan started under $16,000 and came with either a five speed manual or four speed automatic. The VW Trek bike came with 21 speeds and custom seat, handgrips, and special graphics: a dude on a multi-colored rocket, orbiting the VW logo, and holding…something?

VW Trek Head Tube

Details on the bikes are a bit harder to find. The 1996 ones had a steel frame, but this one has an aluminum frame, which may be the 1997 version. The OCLV on the rocket stands for Trek’s patented carbon fiber, but it’s unlikely that there’s any of it on this bike. A few parts had been replaced in the past twenty years, including the saddle (which also would have had that rocket boy logo), but it still has the original VW hand grips.

VW Trek Hand Grip

It’s definitely in better shape than some of the Trek Edition automobiles out there: Junkyard Gem.

Still on the lookout for a Jetta Shepherd edition, though:

17 Replies to “Buy a Jetta, Get a Bike: The 1990s VW x Trek Collab”

    1. I have a 1996 or 98 if interested email me and pleases put Trek and tulli rack in the subject line.

      I have the bike and the rack and all the keys. I have an additional tulli bike mount I bought after but within a year. The rack is almost mint the bike I used but it should clean up nice. No damage I dis all preventable maintaince so everything works, yes even the origonal hex wrench is in almost or mint condition.
      Thanks, Jack

  1. tom
    I have the bike in mint condition and it is looking for its mate to ride ,right.the orginal tires are perfect.
    what say yee?

  2. I need parts for that 96 trek bike rack. I need the tire dishes with the strap. Does the rack have a model name? Can’t find parts for this thing.

  3. How much are these bikes going for? I still have my 1996 one with OEM parts, but now I have 4 others in my garage, and Im not sure if my sentimental value fits in there.

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