Trek has released the next generation Madone models and Domane today. During the Dauphine we saw the Radioshack Nissan Trek Team on new Madones and expected more information to emerge around the Tour de France. What we didn’t expect was several new models in BOTH the Madone and Domane line of bicycles, including many lower price point carbon models, as well as aluminum 2 series models.
Starting with the models seen at the Dauphine–the bikes we now know as the Madone 7.9 SSL, we saw aero elements like kamm tail tube shapes, and brakes tucked in up front and hidden under the BB bridge in the rear. Designs taken from their Speed Concept line. But, with todays release we now know Trek’s wind tunnel data indicates an amazing 25 watt gain with the new shape. Also, by removing the brake bridge and refining carbon lay-up the new Madone comes in at 750 grams for the frame.
From the ground up it is clear that the bike was an entirely new platform and it didn’t take long for pros like Jens Voigt, Frank Schleck, and Mellow Johnny himself to heap praise on the new bike. What didn’t change was internal routing, BB90, and ANT + duotrap mount and much in the fit department. The bikes will offer both H1 and H2 fit. Just like on the Domane Trek has an added integrated chain catcher to reduce the chances of damage due to a dropped chain.
The 6 Series and 5 Series will share the same shaping and design as the 7 series, with both 7 and 6 Series being produced in Treks Factory. The 5 Series will be produced overseas, but holds the same retail price tag of the 2012 edition. Both the 7 and 6 Models can be ordered through Trek Project One, with all new paint schemes including the new U5 Vapor process, which adds only 5 grams to a raw carbon frame, and cuts a claimed 75 grams from weight over traditional paint.
One big question has been would the bikes only be able to use the new dual post Shimano brakes and would consumers have to wait to get bikes and be restricted to certain groups. Trek has their own Bontrager Speed Limit brakes available NOW that will work with Shimano, Campy, and SRAM levers currently so whether you buy a frame or complete bike you can run the parts you select. Shimano dual post equipped bikes will ship later this year.
More Models, Better Price Points
In more affordable price points the 2.1 and 2.3 road models get a new frame and move over to the Madone family. In addition to the 2.1 and 2.3 we also saw the addition 2, 4, and 5 series Domane models which join the 6 series with 4-6 series sharing carbon frames. All new Madone and Domane Models will feature womens (WSD) options as well.
We’re proud to have these new models on order and some are even shipping to us. We’ll post some thoughts once we’ve some miles in on a test model. If you’re interested in being the first on your block to buy or test ride and of these new models, or you just want more information on them please email us HERE. We currently have several of these models on the way to the store and all of them are on order with estimated delivery dates below.
New Madone Links
See VIDEO and learn about the technology on the new Madone 7 HERE. In Store Now
6 Series Madone In Store Now
5 Series Madone (First Models Expected In Store Early August)
4 Series Madone In Store Now
3 Series Madone In Store Now
2 Series Madone In Store Now
New Domane Links
Our Brief Domane Review HERE
6 Series Domane In Store Now
5 Series Domane In Store Now
4 Series Domane In Store Now
2 Series Domane In Store Now