This bicycle was produced by hand in Waterloo, WI, using the same molds and techniques as the Madone 6.9 SSL of the same year. The bicycle uses Trek's proprietary OCLV 110 carbon fiber material for very light weight and impressive torsional strength. An aggressive geometry provides nimble handling and lightning-fast pedaling response, especially during uphill, out-of-the-saddle efforts. Up front, a 1-1/8" Cane Creek external-cup headset holds the lightweight Bontrager Race X Lite OCLV 110 carbon fiber fork. The Madone's cables are all externally routed, allowing easy servicing in the field.
The Livestrong Madone bicycles feature real gold leaf panels on the top tube, down tube and seat tube. Lance Armstrong's signature appears across the top tube under the clearcoat. Yellow highlights and custom graphics adorn the bike and many of the components.
Shimano's 10-speed 7800 Dura Ace components are found throughout the bike, including the dual-control levers, both derailleurs, both multi-pivot brake calipers, and the 12-25T cassette. Long service life and precise operation can be expected for years to come from Shimano's best pro-level components. A Bontrager crankset with carbon fiber arms, 53/39T chainrings and matching custom graphics is an impressive centerpiece to the Livestrong Madone. Bontrager Race X Lite alloy wheels also feature custom yellow spokes and carbon fiber hubs, and are wrapped with 700x23mm Bontrager tires. A Bontrager carbon fiber seatpost, Bontrager saddle, Race XXX Lite carbon fiber stem and OCLV carbon fiber handlebar also boast custom yellow graphics.
Aero road. Those two words carry plenty of weight these days. A sleek bike that practically encourages solo breakaways. Other aero road bikes have been saddled with a punishing ride quality and pudgy numbers on the scale. But not the Madone SLR Disc.
Trek took a close look at the previous-gen Madone 9-series and looked at what worked and what could be improved upon. The new Madone SLR bikes are all constructed of Trek's premiere 800 Series OCLV carbon fiber, allowing the engineers free reign when designing in aerodynamics, lightness and torsional strength. The overall shape of the current (and previous) Madone road bicycles comes from a demanding field in aerodynamic design: Le Mans sportscars. When long-tail racing cars proved to be unstable in crosswinds, designeers lopped off some of the tapered rear end of the cars. They discovered that the change had almost no effect on top speed, but helped to keep overall weight down as well as improve control in gusty crosswinds. Cool, huh? At speed, the airflow rejoins behind the car as if the bodywork was still there. Called Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF), the Madone's shape takes full advantage, making the bike a much lighter and more controllable machine.
From top to bottom, the Madone SLR takes well-thought details and produces a super-clean bike that shows almost nothing to the wind. By submerging all the cables and hoses inside the multi-piece handlebar, stem, frame and fork, the Madone SLR's drag number stay very low. An aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor eliminates the need for clumsy zip-ties. Even the adjustable 3S chain keeper got an aero makeover. Tires up to 28mm can be fitted, allowing the bike to get even more comfortable over rough and choppy pavement.
All this might sound like the kind of stuff Trek's competitors would do when trying to build a copy of the Madone SLR. But there's one thing they can't build into their bikes: adjustable IsoSpeed. The previous generation Madone SLR took the world by storm with an IsoSpeed rear seat mast, making it more comfortable than plenty of road bikes in general, not just other aero road machines. With this Madone's adjustable IsoSpeed component found under the top tube, the bike can adjusted for different rider weights, different road surfaces and expected ride quality in general. Like the Domane SLR, two allen wrenches are all that's needed to do a roadside adjustment in moments. The IsoSpeed unit also features a reduced rebound by 13%, keeping the bike from feeling "bouncy" over repeated impacts. A fresher rider will race the last mile of any event better than a tired rider. IsoSpeed just makes sense for everyone.The tech you get Our lightest-ever 800 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Kammtail Virtual Foil aerodynamic tube shaping and road-smoothing Adjustable Top Tube IsoSpeed, KVF full carbon disc fork, an adjustable aero bar and stem, a 2x12 SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain, Rival AXS power meter, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Aeolus Pro 51 Disc wheels, a Madone aero carbon seatmast, and hydraulic disc brakes. Why you'll love it - 800 Series OCLV Carbon is the lightest laminate we've ever made, and it makes Madone faster on any terrain, in any conditions - The SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless drivetrain won't leave a hole in your wallet, and you can fully customize your shift logic using the AXS app
This Domane SLR 6 eTap shares the same color and graphics as the Trek-Segafredo team bikes. But it does more than just look good...
For Trek Bicycles, bringing a new road bike to the world requires the tireless efforts of engineers and designers in Waterloo, Wisconsin. When prototypes are completed, the bikes are handed to Trek's Pro Team: Trek-Segafredo. These talented riders aren't just professional pedal-pushers. They provide detailed feedback to Trek's engineering staff for improvements or to rave about a new bike's success. Classics king and multiple World Champion Fabian Cancellara had a hand in developing the original 2013 Trek Domane, and it turned out to be one of Trek's best-selling and best-performing bikes for competitors and recreational riders alike. Now the latest Domane SLR takes that design and improves upon it.
Trek builds the frame of the Domane SLR with their proprietary 700 Series OCLV carbon fiber. This material is a "recipe" of different carbon fiber materials strategically placed to add strength where needed, and add compliance in the right places for improved rider comfort. Shaping that carbon fiber allows the Domane SLR to be incredibly effective at delivering power from the crankset to the rear wheel without energy-robbing flex in the frame. Where the Domane SLR excels is in the frame's compliance over rough pavement and cobblestones. Featuring the same IsoSpeed Decoupler found on the first-gen Domane, the Domane SLR boasts a new twist for better ride quality for a wider range of riders: Adjustablility. The new Domane SLR features a slider underneath the top tube that can be adjusted in the field using two allen wenches. By moving the slider forwards or backwards under the top tube, the seatmast becomes more or less flexible. Whether soaking up rough and choppy pavement, broken hardpan, or just making a railway crossing less harsh, the Domane SLR can be the smoothest bike on the road. In fact, the Domane SLR can be made more compliant than the original Domane 6-series by 14%. When moving the slider fully back on the IsoSpeed arm, the rear of the bike can be made stiffer, allowing better road feel during sweeping descents and turns on more civilized tarmac.
The shape of the Domane SLR has changed since the previous version, offering improved aerodynamics in a wider range of wind conditions. Called KammTail shaping, the truncated teardrop profile of many of the Domane SLR's frame tubes reduces drag compared to the previous generation of Domane. Even recreational riders will admit to battling headwinds once in awhile!
The Domane SLR's fork has also gone through a revolution with front IsoSpeed. By adding a decoupler hidden at the top of the fork's steerer tube, the Domane SLR has 10% greater compliance than the previous version (which was pretty comfy to begin with), keeping the rider's hands, arms and shoulders more comfortable. A comfortable rider is also less likely to make mistakes when judging speed and traffic after hours in the saddle. The Domane SLR's T47 bottom bracket offers a super-stiff anchor for the bike's crankset, returning every watt of power that the rider puts into it. The aforementioned tapered head tube also adds precision to the bike's handling in high-speed turns and under hard braking. The Domane SLR 6 eTap sees flat-mount disc brake installation that reduces lateral flex in the caliper, improving brake lever feel and brake pad life. 12mm thru-axles not only simplify wheel installation with disc brakes, but also improve the frame's lateral rigidity for better power transfer. An added feature for the latest Domane SLR is a storage compartment in the frame's large downtube. It still allows the installation of a bottle cage in a familiar location, and it eliminates the need for a seat bag. A soft tool bag for tire repair items and an inner tube is supplied.
Making the Domane SLR perform better than the previous version was only the start. Trek wanted to keep all the details that helped make the 1st-gen Domane so complete, like the aperture for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor in the left chainstay that eliminates the need for ugly zip-ties. The Domane SLR also keeps the removeable fender mounts for riders in wet climates and seasons. Trek even kept the integrated 3S chain keeper that prevents a dropped chain on broken pavement and potholes.
The Domane SLR 6 eTap is equipped with SRAM's latest 12-speed electronic shift Rival eTap AXS components for high performance, long service life and light weight. SRAM's AXS shifting is completely wireless, and boasts up to 600 miles between battery charges. The adjustable-reach dual-control levers, front and rear derailleurs, 46/33T compact crankset, 10-36T cassette and even the chain are SRAM Rival AXS components. Improvements from the previous generation of cable-operated Rival components include a larger capacity for the rear derailleur, improved lever
The current generation Madone has set a very high standard for aero road bikes. Now all that performance can be had for less...
Trek's current Madone has helped pro racers win some of the most prestigious victories in professional racing, including the 2019 world road championships in Yorkshire. Attaining that technological masterpiece is not quite as expensive as it used to be. Welcome to the Madone SL 6 Disc.
The Madone has been acclaimed as a brilliant aero bike, with very low drag to cheat the wind. The original Madone SLR Disc also boasts incredibly good ride quality -not just for an aero bike, but for road bikes in general- due to an adjustable IsoSpeed seat mast. This clever element of the Madone SL's frame uses a slider on the base of the L-shaped IsoSpeed structure under the top tube. By moving the slider forward or backward, the seatmast can be made stiffer or softer, depending on rider weight, expected riding surfaces or ride distance. Triathletes will appreciate this, knowing that a smooth ride will benefit them during the run. Century riders will also smile, knowing the bike will still be smooth on broken tarmac. Racers will like IsoSpeed since the freshest rider is most likely the fastest in the final sprint to the finish.
Very light weight is still part of the Madone SL's attributes, thanks to Trek's exclusive 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber used throughout the frame. By using newer flat-mount disc brake installation and an H1.5 fit geometry, the frame of the Madone SL 6 Disc cuts weight in the right places. Like the current Madone SLR, Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF) tube shaping is used throughout the Madone SL's frame and fork, making the bike one of the slipperiest road bicycles today. The flattened trailing edge of the frame and fork tubes (the "Kammtails") make the bike far more resistant to gusty crosswinds compared to a classic teardrop shape, as well as cutting weight off the bike. An aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) cuts aero drag by eliminated the need for clumsy zip-ties. Even the 3S chain keeper at the crankset has been given the low-drag treatment. A stout BB90 bottom bracket anchors the crankset for flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke.
The Domane SL 6 disc uses Shimano's latest R8000 version of their venerable 11-speed Ultegra component group. This ensures precision functionality, long service life and light weight. Here are a few of the highlights:
- Redesigned dual-control levers and lever hoods that feature adjustable lever reach and a more comfortable textured grip
- A Shadow-style rear derailleur that improves shift quality and takes up to a 30T rear cog
- A Toggle-pivot front derailleur that requires less hand strength to shift to the large chainring
- A 50/34T compact crankset with a more flattened profile for better aerodynamics as well as stiffness for better power transfer
- Hydraulic disc brakes with improved heat dispersion and 160mm rotors for improved stopping power
An 11-28T Ultegra cassette and Ultegra chain add a wide gearing range for challenging courses, as well as precision shifting and low drivetrain friction.
Bontrager supplies the tubeless-ready Aeolus Comp 5 Disc wheelset and 700x25c R3 Hard-Case Lite tires, adding an extra aerodynamic weapon to the Madone SL 6's arsenal. A 50mm deep rim with a bullet-nosed profile not only slices the air in a wider range of wind angles, it handles better in gusty crosswinds. The Madone SL 6's Bontrager Aeolus Comp saddle is a new design that enhances comfort for riders in an aggressive aero position. A conventional alloy Bontrager Pro Blendr stem and alloy Elite Aero VR-CF road handlebar accept clip-on aero bars for triathletes seeking a better bike for technical courses.
The Trek Emonda series has pushed the envelope in lightness and performance. This version adds disc brakes.
When Trek set out to produce an ultralight bike, they did so for every price category in the Emonda range. From first-time road riders to experienced pros, the Emonda delivers light weight and high performance for everyone. Adding disc brakes and keeping the Emonda's legendary lightness wasn't an easy task, but Trek succeeded. By adding flat-mount disc brake caliper installation and thru-axles, the frameset of the Emonda SL 6 Pro remains light whilst improving performance in an underrated parameter: Braking.
Trek utilized their proprietary 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber when they built the Emonda SL frame, producing an astonishingly light and nimble chassis. The Ride Tuned seat mast and cap replaces the commonly-found seatpost and frame combination, reducing weight and improving ride quality. A tapered head tube and threaded T47 bottom bracket improve the frame's torsional strength; perfect for a bike used in attacking steep ascents while out of the saddle. The H1.5 fit provides a more comfortable fit with a less aggressive head tube, allowing a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable. Aerodynamic frame shaping seen on the Madone and Speed Concept known as KVF -or Kammtail Virtual Foil- is found throughout the Emonda SL 6 Pro, adding an extra dash of speed with less effort. Internal cable routing and an aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) gives the Emonda SL 6 Pro a sleek look. A fully carbon fiber fork shares the 12mm thru-axle hub installation with the rear dropouts, ensuring perfect brake rotor alignment.
Shimano updated its high-performance Ultregra components, producing the new R8000-series for road bicycles. Several component updates make the Emonda SL 6 Pro a better performer in every way, not just in braking.
- A revised dual-control Ultegra lever and hood shape that is more comfortable with an updated texture and greater lever reach adjustment
- The Shadow-style Ultegra rear derailleur has a wider gearing capacity, and is also more aero
- A reshaped front derailleur with a tapered cage allows a wider rear tire to be used
- The compact crankset is torsionally stiffer while reducing aero drag
Bontrager's OCLV carbon fiber Aeolus Elite 35 wheelset reduces weight by eliminating the braking track. Tipping the scales at only 1685 grams, the Aeolus Elite wheels can help a rider accelerate up any climb with much less effort. A 35mm rim depth features a D3 (Dual Directional Design) that shrugs off gusty crosswinds better as well as reducing outright drag. The 700x25c Bontrager R2 Hard-Case Lite tires grip the pavement, especially in high-speed turns and descents. Wider rubber can be fitted, thanks to the generous frame and fork clearances. Shimano's latest flat-mount version of their Shimano Ultegra disc brakes offers comfident stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. New Shimano Ultegra rotors in a generous 160mm size disperse heat better than ever. Bontrager also supplies the Aeolus Comp saddle, accessory-ready alloy Pro stem and alloy Elite VR-C road handlebar.
The Revolt Advanced 2 is a new from the ground up gravel/adventure machine that caught the eye of many last year. Now there are a few upgrades...
Giant's Revolt Advanced 2 is designed with geometry unique to the model. Predictable handling was a priority with the Revolt Advanced 2, giving the rider confidence when the riding surface changes for the worse. The bottom bracket position keeps the rider's center of gravity low, allowing the rider to feel "in the bike" and between the wheels, rather than just perched on top. A more upright fit was needed for riders that are more interested in simply completing challenging rides and events rather than winning them. But just to make sure it was race-ready, the Revolt Advanced was thrown into the hardest gravel race out there: The Dirty Kanza 200. Giant Factory rider Josh Berry made the podium on one in 2018!
The frame and fork of the Revolt Advanced 2 is built with Giant's own Advanced-grade Composite carbon fiber, ensuring feather-lightness and impressive torsional strength. The Advanced-grade carbon fiber "recipe" soaks up tiring vibration, allowing a rider to cover longer distances in comfort. A tapered OverDrive head tube/steerer tube enhances the bike's handling precision, especially in fast turns and descents. The chainstays have an almost droopy look to them, allowing very wide tires to be used (up to 45mm!) when tackling terrible gravel. 12mm thru-axles not only ensure proper disc brake alignment when installing wheels, but also improve overall torsional strength for improved handling. A press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket anchors the Praxis crankset, providing flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. Internal cable routing keeps the bike looking clean and sleek as well as extending shifter cable life in dirty conditions. Even the front disc brake hose runs inside the fork leg. The usual bottle cage mounts are found in the main triangle, but a third bottle mount is found under the down tube for especially long and hot rides. Cool, huh? Giant's clever D-Fuse Composite carbon fiber seatpost soaks up hard impacts with up to 12mm of flex, enhancing ride quality further.
Shimano's excellent 11-speed 105 components are found throughout the drivetrain of the Revolt Advanced 2. The adjustable-reach 105 levers feature an improved hood shape and texture, keeping the rider's hands fresher over broken jeep double-track. The new long-cage 105 rear derailleur is a Shadow-style unit, enhancing shifting performance under load. It even has a 34T large cog capacity. The 105 front derailleur is a new toggle-pivot unit, reducing the effort needed to shift to the large chainring. Cable tension can even be adjusted from the derailleur, eliminating the need for in-line barrel adjusters. Praxis supplies the alloy Alba crankset with a 48/32T chainring combination, bringing incredibly low gearing to the Revolt Advanced 2. Out back, a Shimano 105 rear cassette boasts an 11-34T gearing range. Yes, that's less than a one-to-one ratio for attacking the crazy-steep climbs while loaded down with gear!
Giant's own S-X2 Disc alloy wheels are tubeless-ready and are wrapped with tubeless 700x38c CrossCut AT1 tires that dig into dirt with aggressive tread. Helping to keep speed in check is a pair of Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes that work brilliantly in all conditions, rain or shine (or mud). A Giant Contact saddle sits atop the aformentioned D-Fuse seatpost, while an alloy Connect stem and alloy Contact XR D-Fuse road handlebar completes the cockpit of this gravel challenger.