This Trek road bike that has the handling and pedigree of a Paris-Roubaix winner, yet remains affordable. It's still a Domane.
The Trek Domane AL 3 is much more than a "starter" road bike. The Domane AL has been developed from a proven platform that has conquered Spring Classics, double centuries and hilly commutes alike. The fit and handling of the Domane isn't oriented towards criterium racers. Instead of a short wheelbase and aggressive fit, the Domane's more upright fit, stable handling and longer wheelbase make every mile more comfortable. The slightly taller head tube allows a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilties- to get comfortable with minimal changes (if any) to the Domane AL's components. The Domane AL doesn't handle like a clumsy touring bike, though. It will track though corners and follow curves with ease. Built from Trek's 100 Series Alpha aluminum tubing, the frame displays tapered and shaped lines that enhance strength while keeping overall weight low. A threaded bottom bracket ensures flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. Useful details can be found on the Domane AL 3, like the aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately). A rack and vanishing fender mounts make for easy installation of accessories for commutes and day-trips.
The Domane AL 3 is equipped with Shimano's redesigned Sora 9-speed components. Adjustable-reach dual-control levers are easier to fit, while both derailleurs require less hand strength to operate. A 50/34T Sora compact crankset and 11-32T Sora 9-speed cassette boast a massive gearing range for steep ascents and day-long adventures. Tubeless-ready alloy Bontager wheels are shod with smooth-riding 700x32c Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite tires, reducing road harshness while adding confidence-boosting grip in fast corners. The Domane AL 3's cable-operated Tektro disc brakes offer excellent lever feedback and stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. Bontrager also supplies the alloy seatpost, P3 Verse Comp saddle, alloy Comp VR-S road handlebar and accessory-ready Elite Blendr stem.
Come in and find out why Trek's Domane makes a great bike for more riders. Even their very first road bike.
Magnificent, isn't it?
The design team and engineers at Trek wanted to keep the best elements of the previous Domane SL 5, but improve the bike's overall performance in a wider range of conditions. From terrible pavement to relentless hills to gusty crosswinds, the newest Domane is better everywhere. The frame and fork were given an aero treatment, allowing it to slice through the wind with less effort by the rider. Cable routing tucks in behind the stem, making the bike even sleeker. A Kammtail shape was used at the back of the frame's down tube and seat tube, reducing overall drag in headwinds. Aerodynamics weren't the only thing considered for the updated Domane SL 5. Clearance for 38mm tires has been added, allowing for wider, more adventurous rubber. A storage compartment in the down tube practically eliminates the need for a tool kit bag under the saddle. A single lever opens it, and a port for a multi-tool (sold separately, along with the rest of the flat repair kit) sits just inside. This feature lowers the bike's center of gravity, improving handling on poor pavement and high-speed turns (or both).
The Domane hasn't forgotten its roots, though. Built with Trek's proprietary 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber, the Domane SL's frame exhibits incredible strength as well as light weight, just like the best-selling previous generation. The front and rear IsoSpeed decouplers are still there, making short work of harsh tarmac and potholes. Even the Endurance fit and geometry that allows a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable remains in all sizes. An aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) makes for a clean installation, while a 3S chain keeper prevents dropped chains and roadside stops (and greasy fingers). 12mm thru-axles not only make hub installation a snap, but improve the frameset's torsional strength for better power transfer and high-speed handling. The Domane's new T47 bottom bracket is far less likely to creak after prolonged miles. No, they didn't rest on their laurels when they revisited the Domane SL 5.
In the drivetrain department, Trek chose Shimano's recently revised 11-speed 105 components for the Domane SL 5. Changes and improvements to the venerable component group include:
- A Shadow-style rear derailleur with a wider gearing capacity (up to 34T!), improved aero profile, and a lighter touch at the shifter under pedaling loads
- A toggle-pivot front derailleur requiring less effort to operate at the shift lever
- A stiffer 50/34T compact crankset with a more aero profile
- Reshaped levers with an improved hood texture and adjustable lever reach for smaller hands
- Flat-mount hydraulic brake calipers boast lighter weight and improved torsional stength compared to post-mount units
- An 11-34T cassette that allows a 1-to-1 gear ratio for tackling exceptionally steep grades
Rolling stock consists of Bontrager's tubeless-ready alloy Affinity Disc wheels, featuring a 21mm width for wide, road-holding rubber. 700x32c Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite tires bring an extra layer of smoothness to every mile. A Bontrager Arvada Comp saddle sits atop a carbon fiber micro-adjust seatmast cap that boasts a mount for a tail light. An accessory-ready alloy Bontrager Elite Blendr stem and alloy Bontrager Comp VR road handlebar complete this well-engineered masterpiece.
A Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
The Domane SLR has taken an innovative approach to making every mile smoother, as well as improving performance overall. Trek starts with their proprietary OCLV 600 Series carbon fiber for the Domane SLR's 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 just right 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. Called Power Transfer Construction, the overall frame shape all but eliminates torsional frame flex. Where the Domane SLR excels is in the frame's compliance over rough pavement, potholes and even cobblestones. Featuring the same IsoSpeed technology found on the first-gen Domane, the Domane SLR boasts a new twist for better ride quality for a wider range of riders: Adjustablility. This 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, soaking up rough and choppy pavement. 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. 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 sees direct-mount brake caliber installation that all but eliminates lateral flex in the caliper, improving brake lever feel and brake pad life.
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 removable fender mounts for riders in wet climates and seasons. There's even an integrated adjustable 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 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 and 50/34T compact crankset are all new R8000 Ultegra components. An 11-34T Shimano cassette boasts a very wide gearing range for tackling hilly rides and adventures. Improvements from the previous generation of Ultegra components include a larger capacity for the rear derailleur, better shifting response, improved lever hood shape and a stiffer, more aero crankset.
Bontrager's tubeless-ready alloy Paradigm 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. 700x28c Bontrager R2 Hard-Case Lite tires bring confident grip to the party, making the Domane SLR 6 sure-footed on pavement both good and terrible. Shimano Ultegra direct-mount brake calipers are light and offer fantastic lever feedback for optimum control. Bontrager also supplies the padded Elite IsoZone alloy road handlebar. An accessory-ready alloy Bontrager stem makes handlebar computer and light mounting a snap (literally!). A Bontrager Montrose Comp saddle tops off the seatmast cap to complete this excellent Classics-conquering 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
- Lightning-quick shifts with the latest generation Di2 derailleurs and wireless Di2 dual-control levers
- Programmable shifting for righties and lefties with Shimano's E-Tube Project smartphone app
- Wireless shift signal can be received by most 3rd party handlebar computers from Garmin and Wahoo
- Larger 36T rear cassette cog capacity on the 105 Di2 derailleur
- The internal battery is wired to both derailleurs and is charged by a new aperture at the rear derailleur
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.
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.
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.
SRAM's Force AXS wireless electronic shifting isn't just about eliminating cables or wires. It delivers incredibly fast and precise gear changes. Every. Single. Time. Even under hard pedaling loads, the derailleurs snap from one cog or chainring to the next without hesitation. Each derailleur has an interchangeable battery with a charge life of about 500-600 miles. If one battery runs out before the other, they can be swapped to help finish a ride. A SRAM AXS smartphone app allows the user to determine battery charge, and even update the drivetrain's firmware. Cool, huh? A 48/35T SRAM Force carbon fiber crankset and a 10-33T SRAM XG-1270 cassette bring a wide gearing range to the Madone SL 7. Did we mention the integrated SRAM Force power meter in the crankset? With a Garmin or Wahoo handlebar computer (sold separately), you can get a better look at your training and meet your fitness and race goals.
Bontrager brings the tubeless-ready carbon fiber Aeolus Pro 5 wheelset to the Madone SL 7, adding a very aero profile for high speed performance. Bladed straight-pull spokes add and extra dash of aero to every mile. 700x25c Bontrager H3 Hard-Case Lite tires adds confidence during high speed turns and descents. SRAM Force hydraulic disc brakes help reign in speed in all conditions, wet or dry.
The Madone SL 7 eTap's "cockpit" consists of Bontrager's aero-bar friendly alloy Elite Aero VR-CF handlebar mounted on an accessory-ready alloy Bontrager Pro Blendr stem. A Bontrager Aeolus Comp saddle (shaped for riders who like an aggressive position on the bike) sits atop a micro-adjust Madone carbon fiber seatmast.
A SRAM AXS 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.
The Emonda SLR can lay claim to the title "most refined road bicycle" for several reasons. Trek began using their latest 800 Series OCLV carbon fiber with the Emonda SLR, ensuring the best raw material and construction techniques. Finite Element Analysis was used to eliminate any excess carbon fiber, keeping total frame weight incredibly low. How low? Just under 700 grams for the bare frame. The frame and fork boast Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF) shaping, allowing it to cleave through the wind better than any round-tubed bicycle. 25 miles can be covered a minute faster with the new Emonda SLR. That same shaping keeps weight down compared to full-aero road bikes that can feel like a sailboat in gusty crosswinds.
The engineers at Trek knew that small details can add up when building a high-performance road machine like the Emonda SLR. Instead of a conventional seatpost, a Ride Tuned seat mast helps smooth out rough pavement. An aperture in the Emonda's left chainstay is for installing a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately), eliminating the need for clumsy zip-ties. Room for 28mm road tires allows the Emonda SLR to handle rough and choppy pavement better than skinny rubber. A tapered head tube/steerer tube interface enhances torsional strength, adding sharpness to handling in high-speed turns and descents.
This Emonda SLR is equipped with SRAM's latest wireless 12-speed shifting technology called eTap AXS. Both derailleurs feature battery-driven servo motors to change gears, making every shift lightning-quick. The lack of physical connection eliminates cable routing headaches, and there are no cables or housing to foul or corrode. The batteries are detachable and will last 500-600 miles between charges. Battery status can be shown on the AXS smartphone app, too. The 48/35T Rival alloy crankset and 10-36T SRAM Rival cassette boast a wide gearing range for tackling challenging courses and hilly terrain. Did we mention that the Emonda SLR comes equipped with a SRAM power meter in the crankset's spindle?
The Emonda SLR's wheelset was developed in tandem with the bike. The Aeolus Pro 37's are built with OCLV carbon fiber rims in a "bullet-nosed" shape that resists crosswinds while still keeping drag very low. They're tubeless-ready, and come with valve stems and rim strips. Weighing in at roughly 1500 grams, these wheels are brilliant for criteriums, century rides and cyclocross but excel at climbing. They're shod with 700x25c tubeless Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite tires, bringing a smooth ride and confident grip to every mile. Reigning in speed is the job of the Emonda's hydraulic SRAM Rival disc brakes.
A SRAM AXS battery charger and tubeless tire sealant is included with the purchase of this bicycle.