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!
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
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 starts building the frame of the Domane SLR with their proprietary OCLV 600 Series carbon fiber for frame and fork construction. 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 at the back of the seat tube that can be adjusted in the field using a simple torque wench. By moving the slider up or down, the seatmast becomes more or less flexible. Whether soaking up rough and choppy pavement, 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 up to the top of the limit, the rear of the bike can be made stiffer, allowing better road feel during sweeping descents and turns on more civilized tarmac. 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 BB90 bottom bracket offers a super-stiff anchor for the bike's crankset, returning every watt of power that the rider puts into it. A tapered head tube also adds precision to the bike's handling in high-speed turns and under hard braking. The Domane SLR 6 Disc 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.
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. There's even an integrated 3S chain keeper that prevents a dropped chain on broken pavement and potholes. The same seatmast cap found on the previous Domane (and current Emonda SL and SLR) is used on the Domane SLR. This is just one example of how Trek will improve a part of bike without throwing away well-engineered technology from previous designs.
The Domane SLR 6 is equipped with Shimano's latest 11-speed Ultegra R8000 components for high performance, long service life and light weight. The adjustable-reach dual-control levers, front and rear derailleurs, 50/34T compact crankset and hydraulic disc brakes are all Ultegra components. A Shimano 11-34T cassette offers a wide gearing range for hilly rides and excursions. Improvements from the previous generation of Ultegra components include a larger capacity for the rear derailleur, improved lever hood shape and a stiffer crankset. The aformentioned Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes allow a much wider tire (up to 33mm!) to be used on the Domane SLR compared to classic rim brake calipers.
Bontrager's alloy Paradigm Comp wheels are tubeless-ready and sport a 19.5mm width for a better tire-to-road contact patch, adding to the bike's excellent ride quality. 700x32c Bontrager R3 hard-Case Lite tires bring confident grip to the party, making the Domane SLR 6 Disc more sure-footed. Bontrager also supplies the ingenious Elite IsoZone alloy road handlebar, which is the last line of defense on the bike against
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 SLR's frame is also found on the more budget-friendly Madone SL. By moving a slider on the base of the L-shaped IsoSpeed structure under the top tube forward or backward, the seatmast can be made stiffer or softer. Different rider weights, expected riding surfaces or ride distances can all be accommodated with this feature. Triathletes will appreciate this, knowing that a smoother ride quality will benefit them during the run. Century riders will also smile, knowing the bike will be more comfortable 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 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 11-30T 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. Shimano Ultegra hydraulic flat-mount disc brakes boast excellent stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. 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.Bikeradar awarded the Madone SL 6 their “Aero Road Bike of the Year” title! Come in for a test ride and see why!
Trek's Checkpoint SL 6 gets a few upgrades from the previous season.
Technology mixed with decades of engineering experience at Trek has led us to awesome machines like this. Trek's 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber makes up the frame, producing a very light chassis. Need even wider tires? The Checkpoint SL 6 will take rubber up to 45mm wide, thanks to a roomy fork and a clever "dropped" drive-side chainstay. Got plenty of stuff? Rack mounts, fender mounts and up to 4 bottle mounts let you install all kinds of bags and accessories for multi-day adventures. Are the "roads" barely worthy of the name? The Checkpoint SL 6 has your back with an IsoSpeed decoupler and Ride Tuned seatmast at the top of the seat tube/top tube juncture. This clever technology allows the frame and seatmast to comfortably flex when attacking washboard hardpan, pavement transitions and railway crossings. A stable geometry and a low bottom bracket add confidence on loose surfaces. That comfort doesn't come at the cost of handling and torsional strength, though. A tapered head tube and rock-solid BB90 bottom bracket adds strength for precise handling and flex-free power delivery. An adjustable Strangehold thru-axle rear dropout can adjust the wheelbase by as much as 15mm, offering a longer wheelbase for stability, or a shorter wheelbase for the more classic feel of a road bike. Loose surfaces can mean lots of "roost" from spinning tires, but the Checkpoint SL's Carbon Armor will protect the downtube's bottom from flying stones. Front and rear 12mm thru-axles bring an extra dash of torsional strength for razor-sharp handling.
Shimano’s latest GRX gravel components are a natural choice for the Checkpoint SL 6. The 11-speed “RX800” version of the gravel-specific components provide a durable high-performance drivetrain when heading into parts unknown. Shimano’s 40/31T GRX crankset is paired with an 11-34T Shimano HG-800 cassette, bringing a wide gearing range to every adventure. The Checkpoint's dual-control levers are reshaped for riders spending more time on their hoods, along with a retextured hood surface. Hydraulic disc brakes bring plenty of stopping power and excellent lever feedback to the Checkpoint SL 6.
Bontrager supplies the alloy Paradigm Comp 25 wheels, bringing light weight to the bike with every acceleration. The 25mm interior rim width allows wide tires to spread out for a better footprint, improving grip on loose surfaces. They're tubeless-ready, improving reliability during backcountry riding and racing when set up with sealant. The tires are Bontrager's GR1 Team Issue tires in a 700x40c size; perfect for hardpan, light gravel and rough pavement.
The Checkpoint SL 6's "furniture" starts with a Bontrager Arvada Comp saddle, offering a comfortable perch when traversing technical terrain for many hours -or days- on the road. An alloy Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF handlebar features IsoZone padding in depressions, soaking up fatiguing vibrations. An alloy Bontrager stem has Blendr accessory mounts for lights, a handlebar computer or a GoPro.
The Emonda SLR is one of Trek's flagship machines. Just pick it up, and you'll know...
Using absurdly, stupifyingly light 700 Series carbon fiber is just a small part of why the Emonda SLR is such an incredible bike. The frame engineers at Trek knew that the right combination of different qualities of carbon fiber can make a bike perform effortlessly. Immense torsional strength is needed to help with power transfer and precise handling. Measurable frame compliance can take the edge off rough pavement and keep the rider fresher for longer, making the difference in a final sprint to the finish line. Several different qualities of carbon fiber are used to produce these seemingly confliciting performance characteristics. When Trek uses their Optimum Compaction, Low Void (or OCLV) manufacturing process, they reduce the need for excess resin in the frame, keeping overall weight low and improving quality control.
They could use garden-variety frame elements seen on bikes around the world, but Trek knew they could make a bike better. A Ride Tuned no-cut seatmast and cap still allows for plenty of saddle adjustment, but the seatmast itself adds an extra dash of smoothness to the ride quality. It also cuts more weight off the Emonda SLR's frame, especially at the top of the bike where it counts more for out-of-the-saddle sprinters and uphill efforts. A press-fit BB90 bottom bracket anchors the crankset better than a thread-in unit while still keeping weight low. Adding a tapered head tube allowed the engineers to build an oversized down tube that enhances the frame's torsional strength while still keeping weight down. Direct-mount brake caliper installation improves frame strength as well as reducing weight. An aperture in the left chainstay is meant for a Bontrager DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor, eliminating the need for clumsy zip-ties. Internal cable routing keeps the Emonda SLR looking clean and sleek. The more upright H2 fit of this Emonda SLR allows a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable.
Shimano's 11-speed Ultegra R8000 components are found throughout this Emonda SLR, including the dual-control levers, derailleurs, 50/34T compact crankset and direct-mount rim brakes. An 11-32T cassette offers a wide gearing range to help on fearsome inclines. Long life, precise operation and lightning-quick shifting are the hallmarks of Shimano's performance-oriented Ultegra component group. Bontrager's tubeless-ready alloy Paradigm Comp wheelset and 700x28c R3 Hard-Case Lite tires add easy acceleration and a smooth feel.