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.
Moots has been building titanium bicycles in the middle of Colorado gravel country for years. Steamboat Springs resides in Routt County where miles and miles of unpaved roads allow the crew at Moots to test performance gravel bikes every day.
The Moots Routt RSL uses 3Al/2.5V double butted titanium tubing, giving the frame incredible strength, lightness (only 1350 grams!) and a sublime ride quality. By using different frame tube diameters and wall thicknesses, the ride quality is tunable for different frame sizes. The titanium rear dropouts and brake mounts are 3D printed, keeping weight low in a critical spot without sacrificing strength. A large diameter head tube improves torsional strength, adding an extra dash of razor-sharpness in fast turns and descents. The Routt RSL's threaded bottom bracket all but eliminates noisy cranks. The "RSL" designation also comes with a racier geometry and a slightly more aggressive fit compared to the Routt 45. 3 bottle mounts and hidden fender mounts makes the Routt RSL a versatile machine for longer rides and rainy pre-season training. Our in-stock example features an internal hose routing for the rear brake. Largest tire size for this Routt RSL is 45mm with current wheelset rim widths. Up front, a Moots Flat Mount Disc Gravel Carbon fork keeps weight low while ensuring precise handling. Despite a long hub-to-crown length for tire and mud clearance, the fork weighs in at only 475 grams. A Chris King I7 headset shows that Moots sweats the small stuff when it comes to overall bike reliability and durability.
We chose SRAM's latest Force eTap XPLR component group to equip our Routt RSL. SRAM's electronic wireless shifting means no wires or cables to snag or foul in rough conditions, and every shift is literally lightning-quick. It's set up as a single-ring drivetrain, keeping overall weight low while taking advantage of the group's generous 12-speed gearing range. The SRAM Force crankset is carbon fiber, and the USA-made 44T chainring is from Wolf Tooth. Out back, a SRAM XG-1271 cassette boasts a huge 10-44T range to help make mountains into molehills. The SRAM Force eTap XPLR derailleur features an Orbit chain retention mechanism to prevent dropped chains and roadside delays.
The Routt RSL's rolling stock consists of ENVE's tubeless carbon fiber AG25 wheelset. Very light weight -only 1460 grams- is only part of the AG25's repertoire. A durable hookless rim design, 25mm interior rim width, and shallow 21mm profile makes the AG25 wheelset a perfect choice for adventurous riding on terrible roads. Or no roads at all! They're tubeless ready, too. The Routt RSL's tubeless tires are meaty Panaracer Gravel King SK tires in a comfy 700x43c size. SRAM Force hydraulic disc brakes boast outstanding stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine (or mud).
The Routt RSL's "furniture" consists of a Fizik Aliante saddle, a titanium Moots seatpost and titanium Moots stem. A carbon fiber ENVE Gravel handlebar completes this outstanding adventure machine you'll leave to your grandchildren.
Moots can build your titanium dream bike for you! Unique custom finishes, custom geometry and specific component builds can all be done to suit your tastes and expectations. Call or come in today!
This is a Project One version of the already high performance Emonda SLR 7. When the hills get really steep, you need a bike that is ready for any incline.
The Emonda SLR was made for making every hill easier. Sure, the frameset has some measure of Kammtail Virtual Foil (orKVF) frame shaping to slice through the air, but being light is top priority. How light? 698 grams for the bare frame. Trek's 800 Series OCLV carbon fiber is their lightest raw composite material, giving the engineers at Trek free reign to develop gravity-defying dream machines like the Emonda SLR. The material is 30% stronger than the previous 700 Series OCLV carbon fiber; a perfect starting point for a world-beating machine. Power transfer hasn't been forgotten, either. A rigid T47 bottom bracket makes every pedal stroke flex-free, even when attacking a hill out of the saddle. Internal cable routing and an aperture for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) in the left chainstay keeps the bike looking sleek. The Emonda SLR's H1.5 fit and geometry will fit a rider looking for a slightly more aggressive position, but without being mistaken for a pro.
The Emonda SLR 7's wheels are a perfect addition to this bike: The featherweight Aeolus RSL 37 Disc. Tipping the scales at a mere 1325 grams, this wheelset will make every acceleration close to completely effortless. They're tubeless ready, and boast a Dual Directional Design (or D3) rim profile that slices the air effectively while still resisting gusty crosswinds. 700x28c Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite tires offer a smoother ride experience while still cornering confidently.
Shimano's Ultegra electronic Di2 components make up the drivetrain, bringing lightning-quick operation, long service life, and very light weight. Electronic shifting delivers perfect shifting. Every. Single. Time. The shift buttons on the brake levers can be customized to favor right handers or left handers. A single charge can last 900 to 1,000 miles, depending on terrain and usage. The lithium ion battery is hidden in the seat tube, keeping it out of the wind and weather. This Emonda SLR 7 features an Ultegra crankset equipped with 50/34T compact chainrings. An 11-34T CS-HG800 11-speed cassette brings a huge gearing range to the party.
Hydraulic disc brakes aren't just for riding in the rain. The Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes found on this Emonda SLR 7 will also allow the rider to better predict stopping distances, thanks to better lever feedback. The flat-mount brake calipers reduce overall weight and promote more even pad wear.
Up front, this Emonda SLR 7 is equipped with an Aeolus RSL one-piece handlebar and stem unit. Built from OCLV carbon fiber, it weighs less than 300 grams. That's very little to add to the total weight of the bike! Channels under the handlebar allow for easy installation of hydraulic hosing and Di2 cables while keeping the front end of the bike very aero. A Bontrager Aeolus Elite saddle completes this high performance hill conqueror.
A Shimano DI2 charging cable is included in the purchase of this bicycle.
The Emonda SLR ultralight road bicycle has been an eye-opening performance machine for everyone who wants to tackle challenging terrain, from recreational road riders to pro-level racers. This Emonda SLR 7 eTap features SRAM's wireless eTap AXS 12-speed shifting, disc brakes and an extra dash of aero.
The Emonda SLR boasts a new carbon fiber "recipe" from Trek: 800 Series OCLV carbon fiber. With a frame weight of only 750 grams (that was not a misprint), the Emonda SLR is an incredible performance booster in hilly or mountainous terrain. Astounding lightness is not the only outcome when using this material. Improved torsional strength prevents frame-robbing flex with every pedal stoke. 800 Series OCLV carbon fiber also gave the engineers at Trek the leeway to add aerodynamic Kammtail shaping on the frame and fork. With a slipperier frameset, the latest version of the Emonda SLR will save a minute when riding 25 miles compared to the previous version. Internal cable routing and an aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) keeps the Emonda SLR looking clean and sleek.
This Emonda SLR 7 comes with SRAM's latest 12-speed Force eTap AXS component group, boasting wireless shifting. With a servo motor moving the derailleur instead of a cable, shifting accuracy is always perfect. Every. Single. Time. The lightning-quick shifting speed will even prolong the lifespan of your chain. Each derailleur is equipped with a lithium ion battery that can be removed for easy charging. A full charge will last roughly 60 hours of riding. The SRAM eTap AXS batteries are completely interchangeable, allowing the batteries to be swapped between derailleurs in case one loses charge before the other during a ride. Charge levels can be monitored with a smartphone app that can also update the drivetrain's firmware. The Emonda SLR's Force 48/35T crankset is paired with a SRAM Force XG-1270 10-36T cassette, bringing a huge gearing range to the party.
The Emonda SLR 7's wheels are Bontrager's Aeolus Pro 37's, wrapped with Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite 700x25c tires. Weighing only 1500 grams a set, the Pro 37's eagerly spin up to speed and slice through the wind like a razor. The Dual Directional Design (or D3) rim profile is crosswind resistant as well as very aero for a 37mm profile. SRAM Force hydraulic disc brakes perform brilliantly in all conditions, rain or shine.
Trek made sure the Emonda SLR 7's "furniture" would match the rest of the bike's capabilities. A One-piece OCLV carbon fiber Aeolus RSL handlebar and stem adds very little total weight to the bike, and keeps the cockpit very sleek. It has an aperture for a handlebar computer mount, eliminating the need for ugly strapwork. The Aeolus Elite saddle sits atop a Ride Tuned seatmast cap, completing this world-class performance machine.
A SRAM eTap battery charger is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
This Emonda SLR 7 was built through Trek's Project One program, allowing us to stock a slightly different parts specification than the version seen on the Trek website. Read on for more!
The Emonda SLR frame boasts Trek's lightest-ever "recipe" for their proprietary carbon fiber: 800 Series OCLV. As a result, the Emonda SLR's frame is one of the the lightest mass-manufactured road frames in the world. At only 650 grams for a 56cm in an H1.5 fit, the Emonda SLR is the starting point for a world-beating dream machine. The Emonda SLR's frame shaping adds an extra dash of aero, allowing the rider to slice through the air much better than the previous generation. How much better? About 60 seconds faster over 25 miles on the flats when compared to the previous generation Emonda SLR. The Emonda SLR can be built up with your choice of components, wheels and paint scheme for a one-of-a-kind high-performance road bike through their Project One program. For example, this in-stock Project One example features a 50/34T compact Ultegra crankset for tackling really steep inclines. The "regular" version of the Emonda SLR 7 runs a 52/36T Ultegra crankset.
This Emonda SLR 7 has been built with "stage race" geometry, providing nimble handling without being nervous or twitchy. The head tube is tapered, adding to the Emonda's torsional strength for a precise feel in high-speed corners and descents. The threaded T47 bottom bracket also improves torsional strength further, adding to the bike's snappy feel when accelerating uphill or during a sprint. Ride quality was also addressed when the Emonda SLR was being designed, and the no-cut Ride Tuned seat mast allows for a more vertically compliant frame. An aperture for a Bontrager DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) in the left chainstay and internal cable routing keeps the Emonda looking clean and sleek without clumsy zip-ties. Flat mount disc brake caliper installation reduces overall frame weight and improves lever feel and feedback. The Emonda SLR's frame design allow for slightly wider tires up to 30mm, improving ride quality while tackling rough and choppy tarmac.
Shimano's 11-speed Ultegra R8050 Di2 components are found throughout the Emonda SLR 6, including the dual-control levers, derailleurs, 50/34T compact crankset,11-34T cassette and even the chain. Long life, precise operation and literally lightning-quick shifting are the hallmarks of Shimano's performance-oriented Ultegra Di2 component group. A fully charged battery Di2 will last upwards of 900-1,000 miles between recharges. The battery itself is installed in the seat tube, keeping it and the internal wiring out of the weather and wind.
Bontrager's tubeless-ready OCLV carbon fiber Aeolus Elite 35 wheelset and 700x25c R3 Hard-Case Lite tires add easy acceleration and a smooth feel to the Emonda SLR. The wheels boast Bontrager's race-proven Dual Directional Design (or D3) rim profile, allowing the wheelset to resist crosswinds while still slicing through the wind. The bare wheelset weighs less than 1800 grams, keeping with the Emonda SLR 7's lightweight concept. Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes are not only fantastic in the rain, they give the rider a much better sense of stopping distance in every condition. A Bontrager Aeolus Elite saddle and Ride Tuned seatmast cap bring a comfortable perch for the rider, especially while in an aggressive in-the-drops position. Bontrager also supplies the ultralight Aeolus RSL carbon fiber road handlebar-and-stem unit. By cleverly tucking the Di2 shift wiring and hydraulic hosing into a recessed channel under the handlebar, the Emonda SLR is a much more integrated bike without being a nightmare to mechanics. There's even an aperture at the bar's leading edge for a Garmin computer (sold separately) to complete the cockpit of this high-performance bicycle.
A Shimano Di2 charging cable is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
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 seconds. 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.
SRAM Rival eTap AXS components are a brilliant pairing to the cutting edge technology found on the Madone SLR frameset. The drivetrain is completely wireless, and shifts are literally lightning quick. The eTap AXS batteries are rechargeable, with a single charge lasting for about 500 miles, depending on usage. The wireless drivetrain can be used with a smartphone app to determine battery charge levels and customize shifting. A 48/35T alloy SRAM Rival crankset works in tandem with a SRAM XG-1250 10-36T cassette, bringing a very wide gearing range to the Madone SLR 6. Trek made sure the Madone SLR 6 was a capable bike in the hills, not just the flats. The SRAM Rival crankset is equipped with a spindle-based Quarq power meter, allowing the rider to ride, train and race with a better understanding of their overall fitness.
Bontrager supplies the Aeolus Pro 51 wheelset, slicing even more drag off the Madone SLR 6. A 51mm carbon fiber rim with a Dual Directional Design (or 3D, for short) profile is not only fast, but resists crosswinds better than conventional wheels. A 23mm rim internal width allows tires to corner better. The wheels are tubeless-ready, allowing a wider range of tire choices. Alloy DT Swiss 350 centerlock hubs are smooth, reliable and boast 18-point positive engagement. Bontrager's 700x25c R3 Hard-Case Lite tires corner and sprint with the best. SRAM's Rival flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes boast excellent stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine.
The Madone SLR 6's peripheral components haven't been forgotten. Bontrager's Aeolus Elite saddle is designed to be comfortable when the rider is in a more aggressive, aerodynamic position. The blade-style OCLV carbon fiber Madone road handlebar and Madone stem offer a wider range of adjustability than a one-piece bar-and-stem combo unit.
A SRAM battery charger is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
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 7 eTap for 2021.
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 SLR is also found on the Madone SL's frame. It 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 7 eTap cuts weight in the right places. Like the current Madone SLR,Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF) tube shaping in 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.Madone SL 7 Disc eTap combines advanced aerodynamic performance and smooth ride quality with the quick, reliable shifting of a wireless electronic drivetrain. It's light, fast, and incredibly sleek, and it comes with aero carbon wheels, a road-smoothing IsoSpeed decoupler, and a SRAM Force power meter. It's right for you if... You're serious about speed and performance, and you want the advantage of crisp wireless electronic shifting, lightweight carbon wheels, and the all-weather stopping power hydraulic disc brakes provide. The tech you get A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and fork with Kammtail Virtual Foil tubes that cut through the wind and a road-smoothing IsoSpeed decoupler. SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x12 wireless electronic drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, a SRAM Force AXS power meter, and a pair of tubeless ready Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 OCLV carbon wheels. The final word You get the free speed, aerodynamic advantage, and superior ride quality of our ultimate race bike, plus the precision of a wireless electronic drivetrain. SRAM Force eTap delivers quick, smooth shifts—and that really matters when you're sprinting for the line. Why you'll love it - The SRAM Force eTap AXS drivetrain is smart, smooth, and completely wireless - Comes with a SRAM Force AXS power meter for more effective training rides from the start
Felt's Variable Road bicycles have been a hit with our customers! Come in and see how well they fit and ride for yourself!
Endurance road bicycles have had a serious following, and Felt wanted to set themselves apart from the rest with their own version. Welcome to the VR Advanced.
The "Advanced" designation refers to Felt's Advanced-grade carbon fiber. By mixing Textreme carbon fiber with their own "recipe", Felt's VR Advanced frame is a masterpiece of lightness, pedaling response and smooth ride quality. If you've been bounced around on stone-hard aluminum bicycles, or experienced noodley machines that can't corner with confidence, the VR Advanced is worth a look. Every tube shape was obsessed over, ensuring high performance on day-long adventures. A more upright fit allows the VR Advanced to fit a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- more easily. The long wheelbase and slacker geometry promotes a stable handling quality; perfect for rough and choppy pavement. There is clearance for tires up to 34mm wide (!), offering plenty of options for riders needing extra-wide rubber for terrible "roads". Up front, the VR Advanced boasts a fully carbon fiber fork mounted in a tapered head tube, adding excellent handling precision and better brake feedback. A BB386 bottom bracket anchors the crankset for instant pedaling response. 12mm thru-axles not only assist in aligning the brake rotors when installing wheels, they add additional lateral rigidity that improves handling further. Internal cable routing keeps the VR Advanced looking sleek, while two bottle cage mounts and a top tube "tank bag" mount helps keep everything at hand during long excursions.
Shimano's outstanding electronic Di2 shifting technology is also found on the VR Advanced. Shimano's 11-speed Ultegra Di2 drivetrain operates with incredible speed and precision. It even trims the front derailleur for you as you shift cogs across the back! Brilliant! Shifting is done with buttons at familiar locations on the Ultegra brake levers. The lithium ion battery hides inside the seat tube, and runs about 900-1000 miles between charges. A 50/34T Ultegra crankset is matched with an 11-34T Shimano HG800 cassette, boasting a wide gearing range for tackling challenging inclines.
Reynolds AR29 carbon fiber wheels and Vittoria Rubino Pro IV 700x30c tires make up the rolling stock of the VR Advanced, ensuring light weight and sleek aerodynamics with every mile. Shimano's Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes ensure positive stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. Devox supplies the handlebar, stem and seatpost, while Prologo's Dimension Space T4.0 saddle is a comfy perch for day long epic rides.
A Shimano SM-BCR2 battery charger cable is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
The Trek Checkpoint SL 7 eTap isn't just a newly-equipped version of last year's machine. The Checkpoint SL frame got a full redesign! Read on for more details...
The Checkpoint SL models of the previous generation were overwhelmingly popular with our customers. Sprightly handling, butter-smooth feel, and practical mounting points made it one of the best gravel bikes on the market. Trek decided to appeal to the adventurous riders for the 2022 season by redesigning the geometry slightly and make the Checkpoint even more useful. Trek used their proven 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber in the new frameset, producing a light and strong backbone for the Checkpoint SL 7 eTap. The overall frame shaping improves torsional strength, while keeping overall weight low. Trek's exclusive IsoSpeed technology is found at the top tube/seat tube juncture, delivering a very smooth ride quality. The threaded T47 bottom bracket, tapered head tube and thru-axle dropouts enhance the bike's torsional strength further, improving power delivery and overall handling. The geometry changed for the 2022 Checkpoint, with a 2cm longer top tube (and shorter stem) that bestows more stable handling. Mountain bikes designed with similar "progressive" geometry are far more adept in twisty and technical terrain without feeling awkward. Descending washed-out fire roads can be done with increased confidence. Mounts for racks, bottle cages and fenders are still there, but Trek added an internal storage compartment in the down tube for tools and a repair kit. There are bottle mounts on the fork blades as well. The underside of the down tube boasts a polymer Carbon Armor shield for defending against flying debris from the front tire. Internal cable routing keeps the Checkpoint's hydraulic hoses tucked away from abrasive environments. There's room for even wider 700x45c tires for really challenging trails and surfaces.
The 12-speed SRAM Force eTap AXS drivetrain adds an extra piece of technology to an already high performance bike: Wireless shifting! By eliminating any wiring or cables between the shifters and derailleurs, the rider has one less thing to deal with during truly sloppy rides and adventures. SRAM's wireless eTap AXS shifting is literally lightning-quick. Every. Single. Time. Shifting under hard pedaling loads isn't a problem anymore, and the battery life between charges is usually between 500-600 miles. The lithium-ion batteries mounted on each derailleur can be removed and charged off the bike, making storage more convenient. This SRAM Force eTap AXS group has a 43/30T Force crankset paired with a 10-36T SRAM XG-1270 cassette, delivering a very wide gearing range. Ugly terrain? Plenty of gear on board? The Checkpoint SL 7 eTap is ready.
Wheels can make a big difference to any bicycle, and Trek equipped with Checkpoint SL 7 eTap with a high performance set: Bontrager's Aeolus Pro 3V's. With tubeless-ready OCLV carbon fiber rims, bladed straight-pull spokes and impressively low weight, the Pro 3V's help you scramble over surfaces rough and smooth. The D3 (Dual Directional Design) rim profile resists crosswinds while slicing through headwinds with ease. A 25mm interior rim width allows tires (as narrow as 32mm) to spread out for improved grip. The rear hub features a Rapid Drive 108 cassette freehub that engages with nearly zero free-play; a useful bonus when half-pedaling across rocky creek beds and broken campground trails. Bontrager also supplies the 700x40c GR1 tubeless-ready tires for outstanding grip on rough hardpan and gravel. SRAM's hydraulic Force disc brakes helps keep speed reigned in, no matter the weather.
Bontrager also supplies the carbon fiber seatpost, P3 Verse Comp saddle, accessory-ready alloy Pro stem, and alloy short-reach GR Elite handlebar, finishing off this high tech adventure machine.
A SRAM eTap AXS battery charger is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
This is Giant's best version of their TCR Advanced Pro series. They left nothing out and held nothing back.
Giant has run many of their finest road machines through the wringer of top-level ProTour racing since the late 90's. The Giant TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc has been tested at the most demanding levels as well, ensuring performance and reliability for any rider looking for a pure speed machine.
The TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc is built around a "backbone" built from their Advanced-level Composite carbon fiber. By customizing their own house-made carbon fiber (not from a third-party supplier), Giant is able to tune the weight, strength and ride quality of the TCR's frameset perfectly. The result is a balanced machine that takes curves with confidence, soaks up impacts without giving up road feel, and ensures flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. The frame's tube shaping enhances torsional strength as well, with an oversized square-ish downtube, reinforced bottom bracket shell and massive OverDrive2 tapered head tube. The all-carbon Advanced-Grade fork keeps overall weight low as well, and the 1-1.25 by 1-1.5" tapered steerer gives the rider a direct connection to the bike's handling; perfect for a crit racer or Wednesday night hammer-fest rider. The TCR Advanced Pro's fit is aggressive for excellent weight distribution and precise handling. Internal cable routing keeps ther bike looking sleek, while an aperture in the left chainstay allows the installation of a RideSense speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) without the use of clumsy zip-ties.
The component group of the TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc needs very little introduction: Ultegra 8070 Di2
OK, so that means very little to those of us who don't follow bikes like we do. Suffice it to say, the Shimano components used to built up the Advanced Pro 0 Disc are some of the best out there. Shimano's Ultegra components have been slowly closing the performance gap with their top-tier Dura-Ace group over the last few years. Now the performance differences are very small, with nearly identical shift quality. Instantaneous shifts are possible with minimal rider input. Every. Single. Time. The shift operation of Shimano's Di2 drivetrain is so quick, it even extends the lifespan of the chain. Battery life of a single charge is up to 900 miles, depending on shifting frequency. With the R8070 version of Ultegra Di2, the pro-level performance is still there, but with several updates:
The Ultegra disc brakes aren't just for predictable stopping power in the rain. They also deliver much better lever feedback in everyday riding. Repeated late braking into turns, blundering riding buddies and chaotic traffic are all good reasons to run hydraulic disc brakes on sunny days. Giant supplies the carbon fiber Composite SLR 1 DBL Disc wheelset. They're tubeless-ready, boast a 30mm aero profile, and are a generous 23mm-wide to produce a wide tire footprint. 25mm-wide tubeless Giant Gavia 0 tires are ready to roll without conversion right off the floor. Tubeless tires boast low rolling resistance and can soak up all but the worst puncture-producing debris found on the road.
Even the "furniture" on the TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc is pretty impressive. A lightweight Composite carbon fiber Variant seatpost holds up a Fleet SL saddle, reducing pendular mass that can make a bike feel sluggish while sprinting out of the saddle. A lightweight alloy Giant Contact SL stem and Contact SL road handlebar completes this outstanding road warrior.
A Shimano charging cable is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
This is one of Giant's best-ever perfomers in the mid-range road category. Welcome to the TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc.
The TCR series began 20 years ago as an aluminum frame that somehow broke the rules of how a bike was supposed to look. The sloped top tube and shortened seat tube cut weight out of the bike's frame while keeping lateral stiffness high. Today the design gets a boost with Giant's own Advanced-Grade Composite carbon fiber construction. The bike's immense torsional strength makes the TCR Advanced Pro 1 a brilliant machine for sprinters, yet still a featherweight bike for climbers looking to bag a KOM or two (or three...). Giant added slight aerodynamic touches to the TCR Advanced frameset, allowing it to cut through the wind better than the previous generation. There's even room for tires up to 32mm wide! The tapered OverDrive 2 head tube/steerer tube interface adds to the TCR's handling precision, making it perfect for criteriums or just twisty descents. Internal cable routing, an ultra-rigid PowerCore bottom bracket, flat-mount disc brake installation, and an aperture for a RideSense speed/cadence sensor in the left chainstay demonstrate how detail-oriented Giant can be with high performance road bicycles.
The TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc comes with an added bonus: Shimano's latest redesign of their race-ready 11-speed Ultegra components. R8000 is the newest version of Shimano's Ultegra component group that puts an emphasis on functionality as well as lightness.
- Reshaped levers and hood for a more comfortable grip.
- Wider range of lever adjustability for smaller hands.
- Less effort required to shift to larger cogs and chainrings with a more positive detent at each gear.
- Redesigned Shadow-style rear derailleur, offering a wider gearing capacity and better aero/drag numbers.
- Tapered front derailleur cage that allows the use of wider rear tires.
- Reshaped aero-style 52/36T compact crankset that is also torsionally stiffer for better power transfer to the 11-30T Ultegra cassette.
Ultegra is better than ever, making the TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc even more amazing. A tubeless-ready SLR-1 Disc Composite carbon fiber wheelset (yes, these are carbon fiber wheels!) does its share of keeping the bike's overall weight low, and is shod with 700x25c tubeless Gavia Course 1 tires for confident grip in high-speed corners and descents. Helping to reign in speed is a set of Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes that work brilliantly in all conditions, rain or shine. An alloy Giant Contact SL stem and handlebar does cockpit duty, while a Composite carbon fiber Variant seatpost and a Fleet SL saddle completes this excellent performance machine.
This might be the best entry level to a carbon fiber road machine with electronic shifting. Trek's Emonda SL 6 eTap shares the same Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF) aero frame shape as its big brother SLR version. This feature alone will save you a minute over 25 miles compared to the previous Emonda SL version. But the reason Trek built the Emonda is all about lightness...
With a sub-19 pound build, the Emonda SL 6 eTap will make every hill just a bit easier to tackle. Trek's 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber is a proven material to build outstanding performance road bicycles. A rock-solid T47 bottom bracket ensures no energy is wasted with every pedal stroke; perfect for attacking steep inclines and sprinting away from the peloton. Internal brake hosing and a chainstay aperture for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) keeps the Emonda SL 6 looking clean and sleek.
SRAM's wireless Rival eTap AXS component group lowers the threshold for every rider looking for lightning-quick shifting, precise operation and a wide gearing range.Emonda SL 6 Disc has all the advantages of an ultralight carbon road bike, with the added benefit of aero tube shaping that will make you faster on flats and up climbs, too. An ultra-smart and smooth SRAM Rival AXS wireless electronic drivetrain, lightweight carbon wheels, and an included power meter make this bike a great choice for fast roadies who want every performance advantage. It's right for you if... You're no stranger to long, fast rides and you're looking for an ultralight, aerodynamic bike with race-ready parts. You also want the incredible speed, precision, and clean looks of SRAM's newest wireless electronic drivetrain. The tech you get A lightweight and aerodynamic 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and fork, a SRAM Rival eTap AXS 2x12 wireless electronic drivetrain, Rival AXS power meter, and Aeolus Elite 35 tubeless ready carbon wheels. The final word Yes, you can have it all: a super lightweight, aero frame for more speed on any terrain, exceptional handling characteristics, and an advanced wireless electronic drivetrain for lightning-fast shifts (even under load) and less maintenance. All without the sticker shock! Why you'll love it - Aerodynamic tube shaping makes this our fastest Emonda SL platform ever—on flats and climbs alike - 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 - The 12-speed cassette lets you be more precise about your cadence - Comes with a SRAM Rival AXS power meter for more effective training rides from the start
The Domane SLR is Trek's ultimate expression of an endurance bike platform. Using Trek's proprietary 600 Series OCLV carbon fiber, the frame of the Domane SLR can help you fly uphill, respond instantly in a sprint, bring confident handling in high-speed turns and descents and soak up harsh pavement. But there's more to the Domane SLR 8 than just clever carbon fiber. Read on...
An endurance road bicycle should not only be light and quick, but also comfortable. A fresher rider can push the pedals longer and also be more mentally alert to avoid accidents and navigation errors. The Domane SLR 8 boasts a technology exclusive to Trek bicycles: IsoSpeed. By allowing the bike to flex vertically under the rider better than any other endurance road bike made today, the Domane SLR is the clear leader in the category. The rear IsoSpeed unit on the Domane SLR is adjustable, allowing the bike to be set up better for a wider range of rider weights, ride quality needs and expected changed in riding surfaces. A single allen wrench is all that's required to move the slider at the back of the seat tube up or down, changing the compliance of the no-cut Ride Tuned seatmast. Cool, huh? Up front, there's an IsoSpeed unit at the top of the head tube, giving the handlebars extra compliance when traversing rough and choppy pavement.
If the bike didn't fit well, all this means nothing. Trek built every Domane bicycle with Endurance fit and geometry, allowing a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable. A tall head tube and slightly lower bottom bracket in a given frame size allows less flexible (and shorter-legged) riders to fit with fewer component swaps and adjustments.
The whole frame of the Domane SLR is built around effective transmission of the rider's power into forward motion. Called Power Transfer Construction, the Domane's distinctive frame shape -especially at the down tube- resists torsional flex. Attacking an 18% grade in the big ring? The Domane SLR will feel rock-solid with every turn of the pedals. A press-fit BB90 bottom bracket, 12mm thru-axles and robust chainstays add an extra dash of strength for efficient power transfer. The Domane SLR 8's fork is also built from Trek's exclusive OCLV carbon fiber, and is installed into a tapered head tube improving handling during high-speed turns and descents. An adjustable chain keeper prevents roadside stops and greasy fingers when traversing railway crossings and pavement transitions. A DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) gets an aperture in the left chainstay for a sleek installation without the use of clumsy zip-ties. Vanishing fender mounts and room for wide tires (up to 32mm) add versatility to the Domane SLR. Flat-mount disc brake caliper installation reduces total frame weight and improves brake lever feedback.
Shimano's 11-speed Ultegra R8000 components were a perfect choice for the Domane SLR 6 Disc, delivering outstanding performance, reliability and long service life. The dual-control levers, front and rear derailleurs, 50/34T compact crankset, 11-32T cassette, hydraulic disc brakes and even the chain are all Ultegra components designed to work in concert for precise operation. Upgrades from previous generation Ultegra component groups include: A Shadow-style rear derailleur that requires less hand strength to upshift, a more comfortable lever hood texture, and a tapered front derailleur cage to accommodate wider tires.
The Domane SLR 6's Bontrager Paradigm Comp wheels deliver excellent performance and a smooth ride quality. They're tubeless-ready and feature a 21mm interior rim width to allow a tire to spread out to improve traction and ride quality. Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes deliver outstanding lever feel and feedback. Bontrager supplies the saddle, accessory-ready alloy stem and alloy handlebar, completing this century-ready performance machine.
When the first-gen Emonda SLR appeared, jaws dropped everywhere. It was light. Like, science-fiction light.
Trek has somehow managed to make a lighter version of the Emonda's SLR frame, but can run disc brakes.
Let that soak in for a second. The disc-brake-ready version of the Emonda SLR frame weighs in at an absurd 665 grams for a 56cm frame (H1 fit). The disc brake fork is also an all-carbon unit, and weighs only 350 grams. That's actually lighter than the previous-gen caliper-brake version. How did the mad scentists at Trek in Waterloo do it?! They started with a revamped version of their in-house 700 Series OCLV carbon fiber material. The qualities of this year's 700 Series OCLV carbon is different due to changes in raw material, layup schedule and resin formulation. With the aid of in-house digital prototyping, the Emonda SLR's frame design also went through refinements from stem to stern. The hourglass-shaped top tube and stouter chainstays are the more obvious clues to the new Emonda SLR's changes, while 12mm thru-axles add torsional anchor points for better power delivery and handling. The tapered head tube and BB90 bottom bracket are still there, but they function better with the improved frame architecture and material "recipe". Aerodynamics didn't enter into the equation; only lightness and ride quality mattered when the Emonda SLR Disc was under development. Internal cable routing keeps the Emonda SLR Disc looking sleek, while an aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) eliminates the need for clumsy zip-ties. The ride quality was improved with the new 700 Series OCLV, giving the Emonda SLR a smoother feel over rough pavement.
Equipping the Emonda SLR with Shimano's excellent 11-speed Ultegra R8000 components was an easy choice. Known for light weight, precise functionality, and overall durability, Ultegra components just work well for racers and recreational riders alike. The dual-control STI levers require less effort to shift than the previous generation, and still boast an adjustable lever reach for smaller hands. The tucked-in Shadow-style rear derailleur can handle much larger cassettes while shifting better under hard pedaling loads. The front derailleur's toggle-pivot design also requires less effort to operate. An alloy Ultegra 50/34T crankset and 11-32T Ultegra cassette bring a wide gearing range to every challenging ride. Hydraulic disc brakes aren't just for riding in the rain; better lever feedback and improved stopping power makes for safer braking in any conditions, wet or dry.
High performance can be found in the Emonda SLR's rolling stock as well. Bontrager's alloy Paradigm Comp wheels are disc-specific, and are tubeless-ready. They're shod with Bontrager's R3 Hard-Case Lite tires. Bontrager also supplies the saddle, accessory-ready alloy Blendr stem and alloy road handlebar.
The 50cm example in black/gunmetal we have is an H1 fit, rather than the more upright H2 fit.
Could this be the one bike to rule them all?
The Madone SL 6 seems to be a favorite for many riders looking to upgrade for lots of reasons. From recreational riders to triathletes to crit racers, many are looking for a machine that does everything well. And at a reasonable price. When engineering the Madone SL 6, Trek started with their proprietary 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber, ensuring very light weight and impressive strength. Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF) frame shaping is used throughout the Madone SL 6, bestowing eye-opening drag numbers while keeping overall frame weight very low. Aero road bikes are frequently criticized for handling like a sailboat in gusty crosswinds, but the Kammtail frame shape presents a much smaller target to the wind, no matter what direction or angle. Internal cable and hose routing gives the Madone SL 6 a very clean, uncluttered profile to the wind. There's even an aperture for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor in the left chain stay (sold separately), eliminating the need for clumsy zip-ties. The overall geometry of the Madone SL 6 is Trek's H1.5 fit, allowing for a more aggressive rider posture. Madone SL 6 Disc gives you the advanced aerodynamic performance and all-around ride quality of our ultimate race bike at a great value. It has aero wheels, a road-smoothing IsoSpeed decoupler, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and a sleek look that screams for speed. It's right for you if... You want to go really freakin' fast. You know exactly what it's like to be off the front, battling the wind in a solo break, and want all the free speed you can get. You also know a great value when you see it and appreciate the fit and customization options of a standard bar and stem and the all-weather stopping power of disc brakes. Why you'll love it - Adjustable Top Tube IsoSpeed lets you adjust compliance to your preference, and it's damped with an elastomer so it rebounds in a smooth, controlled, stable motion - All the aero advantages of Madone, plus the added capability to clip-on aero bars for triathlons and time trials - Disc brakes offer better braking performance and extra clearance for wider, more stable tires - The Madone seatpost has an integrated mount for the Bontrager Flare RT tail light