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Biden’s tricked-out bike packed with extras — and one caused his fall

The bike that President Biden dropped onto the pavement Saturday appears to be a worn-out Trek FX 1 Disc, a lightweight hybrid bike meant for riding over varied terrain.

A former Trek employee told The Post that he had “high confidence” in identifying the $599.99 model, but warned, “It’s really hard to say — this thing is ancient.”

Bicycling Magazine took a close look at Biden’s bike of choice – “a very popular one by the looks of it” – in 2020, shortly after he was declared the winner of the presidential election.

At the time, the bike, which appears to be the same one Biden rode on Saturday, “had a Bontrager cockpit, linear pull-rim brakes and a rusty chain that’s well past its prime.”

The toe pedals let Biden tip onto the tarmac earlier on Saturday.
The toe pedals let Biden tip onto the tarmac earlier on Saturday.
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The two-wheeler is beefed up with various optional extras.
The two-wheeler is beefed up with various optional extras.
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It was outfitted with a variety of accessories, including a wireless computer, coiled cable lock, bottle holder, bento box, and handlebar-mounted rear-view mirror.

The report took particular notice of one add-on: the toe cages of the pedals, which the 79-year-old Biden blamed for his fall.

“The toe cages on his flat pedals make us feel like when the paparazzi aren’t looking, Biden really likes to rip,” wrote Riley Missel, the magazine’s former editor.

Biden looks relatively unharmed minutes after the fall.
Biden looks relatively unharmed minutes after the fall.
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The fall came as the President greeted well-wishers at Gordon's Pond State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The fall came as the President greeted well-wishers at Gordon’s Pond State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
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But that same feature, along with the FX’s traditional “diamond” or “step over” frame, can make it difficult for less agile riders to get off the bike quickly, like Biden tried to do on Saturday, the Trek source said.

“I wouldn’t mind riding a bike at his age,” the source said. “But he needs a bike that’s easier to get on and off.”

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