LeMond Bicycles was originally founded in 1990 by three-time Tour-de-France winner and two-time World Road Race Championship winner Greg LeMond. As the first non-european to earn first place in a Tour-de-France, LeMond made history twice in 1986 by crossing the finish line on a carbon-fiber bicycle.
Through an initial partnership with Carbonframes, LeMond developed bicycles for his own professional use that could also be mass marketed. For even greater reach, he later partnered with Trek Bicycles in 1995, a year after he retired from racing. Trek’s line of LeMond bikes used a variety of materials including titanium and carbon fiber, and became ubiquitous in the cycling world. The partnership between Trek and LeMond lasted 13 years, until the companies parted ways in 2008.
Greg was introduced to e-bikes in 2014 by a friend working for the Japanese bicycle component manufacturer SR Suntour, and he immediately recognized their potential as the future of cycling.
In 2016, LeMond started his own carbon fiber manufacturing company, LeMond Carbon, with the goal of revolutionizing production methods using the material. Later, in 2021, he relaunched LeMond Bicycles with the Prolog and Dutch models, both of which use carbon fiber frames with a clean aesthetic and sophisticated, integrated technology. The company’s first manufacturing facility was built in Tennessee, but LeMond has stated that his goal is to expand into Asia and Europe as the company expands its line of e-bikes to include road, gravel, mountain, and adventure models.