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.
This is Trek's answer to the question: Who makes a world-beating cross-country mountain bike that can handle marathon-length events?
The Top Fuel 9.9 could be the best full-suspension XC racer on the planet. It's absurdly light at less than 25 pounds (!!) when set up tubeless. The main frame and rear suspension arms are all made from Trek's exclusive OCLV Mountain carbon fiber, bringing incredible strength to handle every pedal stroke over rough trails. Every aspect of the main frame has been optimised for high performance without adding pounds. The frame's Straight Shot downtube eliminates plenty of material while enhancing torsional strength. Don't worry, the fork crown won't whack the down tube during a crash, thanks to a clever Knock Block steerer stop at the top of the head tube. Out back, the Active Braking Pivot (or ABP) full suspension geometry isolates braking forces from suspension movement, so every gnarly downhill hairpin won't feel like a major test of your riding talents. Control Freak internal cable routing, a tapered head tube, and downtube-mounted Carbon Armor are examples of the details that make every Trek Top Fuel mountain bike a clear leader in XC racing machines.
The air-adjustable RockShox Pike Ultimate suspension fork helps to tame rock gardens and challenging course features with ease. 120mm of travel soaks up impacts, while a bar-mounted lockout twist-lever shuts off the shock when charging along hardpan and jeep doubletrack. The rear shock is also a RockShox Deluxe Ultimate unit, bringing 115mm of travel and the aforementioned lockout function.
Trek chose SRAM's best off-road drivetrain for the Top Fuel 9.9: 12-speed Eagle AXS. Yes, this is the wireless shifting SRAM drivetrain for mountain bikes. Powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, every shift is perfect. Every. Single. Time. The XX1 AXS rear derailleur can handle hard pedaling loads and poorly-timed shifts with ease. Plus, there's no shift cable or housing to get nasty in messy conditons! Cool, huh? A 10-50T SRAM Eagle rear cassette boasts a massive gearing range for roller-coaster trails and courses. Power delivery is done through a carbon fiber SRAM XX1 Eagle crankset with a 32T single direct-mount chainring.
Bontrager supplies the tubeless-ready OCLV carbon fiber Kovee Pro 30 wheelset. The 30mm-wide internal rim width allows the tire to spread out for better trail contact, enhancing lateral grip and lower rolling resistance. Boost110/148 thru-axle hubs improve lateral rigidity, while a Rapid Drive 108 rear freehub makes pedaling response lightning-quick. With a total wheelset weight of only 1500 grams (without tires or cassette), the Top Fuel 9.9 will leap out of corners and hairpins like a jackrabbit! Bontrager's 29x2.4" XR3 Team Issue tires are also tubeless-ready, bringing bags of grip to any trail surface. SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc brakes boast excellent stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine (or mud).
The Top Fuel 9.9's RockShox Reverb AXS dropper post is just as high-performance as the rest of the bike. It's wireless, using a bar-mounted remote lever for clean installation, and uses the same rechargeable battery as the SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS rear derailleur. A carbon-railed Montrose Pro saddle, Kovee Pro stem, OCLV carbon fiber Line Pro handlebar complete this world-beating off-road racer.
A SRAM eTap AXS battery charger is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
This bicycle can be ordered through Trek's Project One program. Tens of thousands of color and component configurations can be ordered, making the Top Fuel 9.9 AXS uniquely your own. Please call for details.
Aero road. Those two words carry plenty of weight these days. A sleek bike that practically encourages solo breakaways. Other aero road bikes have been saddled with a punishing ride quality and pudgy numbers on the scale. But not the Madone SLR Disc.
Trek took a close look at the previous-gen Madone 9-series and looked at what worked and what could be improved upon. The new Madone SLR bikes are all constructed of Trek's premiere 800 Series OCLV carbon fiber, allowing the engineers free reign when designing in aerodynamics, lightness and torsional strength. The overall shape of the current (and previous) Madone road bicycles comes from a demanding field in aerodynamic design: Le Mans sportscars. When long-tail racing cars proved to be unstable in crosswinds, designeers lopped off some of the tapered rear end of the cars. They discovered that the change had almost no effect on top speed, but helped to keep overall weight down as well as improve control in gusty crosswinds. Cool, huh? At speed, the airflow rejoins behind the car as if the bodywork was still there. Called Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF), the Madone's shape takes full advantage, making the bike a much lighter and more controllable machine.
From top to bottom, the Madone SLR takes well-thought details and produces a super-clean bike that shows almost nothing to the wind. By submerging all the cables and hoses inside the multi-piece handlebar, stem, frame and fork, the Madone SLR's drag number stay very low. An aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor eliminates the need for clumsy zip-ties. Even the adjustable 3S chain keeper got an aero makeover. Tires up to 28mm can be fitted, allowing the bike to get even more comfortable over rough and choppy pavement.
All this might sound like the kind of stuff Trek's competitors would do when trying to build a copy of the Madone SLR. But there's one thing they can't build into their bikes: adjustable IsoSpeed. The previous generation Madone SLR took the world by storm with an IsoSpeed rear seat mast, making it more comfortable than plenty of road bikes in general, not just other aero road machines. With this Madone's adjustable IsoSpeed component found under the top tube, the bike can adjusted for different rider weights, different road surfaces and expected ride quality in general. Like the Domane SLR, two allen wrenches are all that's needed to do a roadside adjustment in moments. The IsoSpeed unit also features a reduced rebound by 13%, keeping the bike from feeling "bouncy" over repeated impacts. A fresher rider will race the last mile of any event better than a tired rider. IsoSpeed just makes sense for everyone.The tech you get Our lightest-ever 800 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Kammtail Virtual Foil aerodynamic tube shaping and road-smoothing Adjustable Top Tube IsoSpeed, KVF full carbon disc fork, an adjustable aero bar and stem, a 2x12 SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain, Rival AXS power meter, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Aeolus Pro 51 Disc wheels, a Madone aero carbon seatmast, and hydraulic disc brakes. Why you'll love it - 800 Series OCLV Carbon is the lightest laminate we've ever made, and it makes Madone faster on any terrain, in any conditions - The SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless drivetrain won't leave a hole in your wallet, and you can fully customize your shift logic using the AXS app
This Domane SLR 6 eTap shares the same color and graphics as the Trek-Segafredo team bikes. But it does more than just look good...
For Trek Bicycles, bringing a new road bike to the world requires the tireless efforts of engineers and designers in Waterloo, Wisconsin. When prototypes are completed, the bikes are handed to Trek's Pro Team: Trek-Segafredo. These talented riders aren't just professional pedal-pushers. They provide detailed feedback to Trek's engineering staff for improvements or to rave about a new bike's success. Classics king and multiple World Champion Fabian Cancellara had a hand in developing the original 2013 Trek Domane, and it turned out to be one of Trek's best-selling and best-performing bikes for competitors and recreational riders alike. Now the latest Domane SLR takes that design and improves upon it.
Trek builds the frame of the Domane SLR with their proprietary 700 Series OCLV carbon fiber. This material is a "recipe" of different carbon fiber materials strategically placed to add strength where needed, and add compliance in the right places for improved rider comfort. Shaping that carbon fiber allows the Domane SLR to be incredibly effective at delivering power from the crankset to the rear wheel without energy-robbing flex in the frame. Where the Domane SLR excels is in the frame's compliance over rough pavement and cobblestones. Featuring the same IsoSpeed Decoupler found on the first-gen Domane, the Domane SLR boasts a new twist for better ride quality for a wider range of riders: Adjustablility. The new Domane SLR features a slider underneath the top tube that can be adjusted in the field using two allen wenches. By moving the slider forwards or backwards under the top tube, the seatmast becomes more or less flexible. Whether soaking up rough and choppy pavement, broken hardpan, or just making a railway crossing less harsh, the Domane SLR can be the smoothest bike on the road. In fact, the Domane SLR can be made more compliant than the original Domane 6-series by 14%. When moving the slider fully back on the IsoSpeed arm, the rear of the bike can be made stiffer, allowing better road feel during sweeping descents and turns on more civilized tarmac.
The shape of the Domane SLR has changed since the previous version, offering improved aerodynamics in a wider range of wind conditions. Called KammTail shaping, the truncated teardrop profile of many of the Domane SLR's frame tubes reduces drag compared to the previous generation of Domane. Even recreational riders will admit to battling headwinds once in awhile!
The Domane SLR's fork has also gone through a revolution with front IsoSpeed. By adding a decoupler hidden at the top of the fork's steerer tube, the Domane SLR has 10% greater compliance than the previous version (which was pretty comfy to begin with), keeping the rider's hands, arms and shoulders more comfortable. A comfortable rider is also less likely to make mistakes when judging speed and traffic after hours in the saddle. The Domane SLR's T47 bottom bracket offers a super-stiff anchor for the bike's crankset, returning every watt of power that the rider puts into it. The aforementioned tapered head tube also adds precision to the bike's handling in high-speed turns and under hard braking. The Domane SLR 6 eTap sees flat-mount disc brake installation that reduces lateral flex in the caliper, improving brake lever feel and brake pad life. 12mm thru-axles not only simplify wheel installation with disc brakes, but also improve the frame's lateral rigidity for better power transfer. An added feature for the latest Domane SLR is a storage compartment in the frame's large downtube. It still allows the installation of a bottle cage in a familiar location, and it eliminates the need for a seat bag. A soft tool bag for tire repair items and an inner tube is supplied.
Making the Domane SLR perform better than the previous version was only the start. Trek wanted to keep all the details that helped make the 1st-gen Domane so complete, like the aperture for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor in the left chainstay that eliminates the need for ugly zip-ties. The Domane SLR also keeps the removeable fender mounts for riders in wet climates and seasons. Trek even kept the integrated 3S chain keeper that prevents a dropped chain on broken pavement and potholes.
The Domane SLR 6 eTap is equipped with SRAM's latest 12-speed electronic shift Rival eTap AXS components for high performance, long service life and light weight. SRAM's AXS shifting is completely wireless, and boasts up to 600 miles between battery charges. The adjustable-reach dual-control levers, front and rear derailleurs, 46/33T compact crankset, 10-36T cassette and even the chain are SRAM Rival AXS components. Improvements from the previous generation of cable-operated Rival components include a larger capacity for the rear derailleur, improved lever
When the trails go down hill, and you're eager to go faster, this is your machine. Trek's Slash 9.8 GX makes every gnarly descent a thrill ride!
Slash is all about control when attacking fast, technical, rocky descents. Climbing hasn't been forgotten about, though. Trek's proprietary OCLV Mountain carbon fiber frame helps bring the bike's overall weight down, making it an excellent choice on roller-coaster singletrack. Carbon fiber also provides immense torsional strength and durability for precise handling and long service life. Trek's Active Braking Pivot -or ABP- rear suspension geometry handles small bumps and big hits with equal aplomb. All this makes the Slash 9.8 series a perfect choice for backcountry riding and enduro racing. The details of the Slash 9.8 GX make it more appealing the closer you look.
The Slash 9.8's main triangle is OCLV Mountain carbon fiber, but so is the rear triangle. Most long-travel full-suspension machines are built with aluminum rear triangles for durability, but the Slash 9.8's OCLV Mountain carbon fiber keeps the overall weight even lower while substantially increasing the rear triangle's rigidity and rugged construction. Perfect for a smooth, confident feel on endless downhills on technical surfaces. Enhancing the strength of the "Chassis" are several more details:
- A tapered 1-1/8"-to-1-1/2" Tapered head tube/steerer tube interface provides razor-sharp handling in the twisties
- A Knock Block 2.0 integrated headset stop prevents the fork crown from damaging the down tube in the event of a crash
- The oversized Straight Shot down tube improves torsional strength for out-of-the-saddle efforts
- The reinforced threaded bottom bracket anchors the crankset for flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke
- A magnesium upper rocker link resists lateral binding when attacking twisting trails, improving rear shock performance
- There's a clever internal storage compartment inside the downtube under the bottle cage mount for tools and a tire repair kit
- An extra down tube guard prevents damage from flying debris on the trail, or clumsy loading and transport while off the trail.
The suspension for the Slash 9.8 GX is equally impressive. Up front, an air-adjustable RockShox ZEB Select+ fork boasts 170mm of travel, making short work of stair-step descents and hard hits. The ZEB's new 38mm chassis improves torsional and lateral strength, adding an extra dose of razor-sharpness to every curve and turn, no matter how rough the surface is. A tuneable rebound and 110 Boost hub spacing makes the ZEB Select+ an excellent choice for day-long adventures on challenging singletrack. Out back, the latest RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock is also air-adjustable with one-hand rebound adjustment and a Thru Shaft 3-position damper. When installed in the Slash 9.8 GX's ABP rear suspension, it brings 160mm of travel to the party. Unique Thru-shaft architecture enhances shock response to be much faster than any other suspension, enhancing control on uneven and technical terrain, especially when taken at speed. And speed is what the Slash 9.8 GX is all about.
The Slash 9.8 GX does more than just gravity-powered speed off road. It can handle climbs and twisting trails with the best of them. SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle shifter and rear derailleur handle shifting duties across a massive 10-52T XG-1275 Eagle cassette. A single-ring SRAM GX Eagle crankset with an X-SYNC 30T chainring transfers power with flex-free efficiency. Tubeless Bontrager Line Elite 30 OCLV Mountain carbon fiber wheels feature rims with a 29mm interior width, allowing wide tires to perform better with a broader contact profile. A Rapid Drive 108 rear hub all but eliminates the "free play" delay between a turning crank and the rear hub engaging; useful when powering out of multiple technical turns. The tires are Bontrager's tubeless Bontrager SE4 Team Issue model. A cut-resistant Core Strength sidewall, aggressive tread and a 29x2.40" size make them ideal for unparalleled control on rocky, chunky singletrack. Equally impressive are the SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes with massive rotors that perform in all conditions, rain or shine (or mud). A Bontrager Line Elite dropper post is operated with a bar-mount lever, while an alloy Bontrager Line Pro stem grabs the OCLV carbon fiber Line Pro handlebar with a meaty 35mm clamp. A Bontrager Arvada saddle completes this outstanding speed machine.
The current generation Madone has set a very high standard for aero road bikes. Now all that performance can be had for less...
Trek's current Madone has helped pro racers win some of the most prestigious victories in professional racing, including the 2019 world road championships in Yorkshire. Attaining that technological masterpiece is not quite as expensive as it used to be. Welcome to the Madone SL 6 Disc.
The Madone has been acclaimed as a brilliant aero bike, with very low drag to cheat the wind. The original Madone SLR Disc also boasts incredibly good ride quality -not just for an aero bike, but for road bikes in general- due to an adjustable IsoSpeed seat mast. This clever element of the Madone SL's frame uses a slider on the base of the L-shaped IsoSpeed structure under the top tube. By moving the slider forward or backward, the seatmast can be made stiffer or softer, depending on rider weight, expected riding surfaces or ride distance. Triathletes will appreciate this, knowing that a smooth ride will benefit them during the run. Century riders will also smile, knowing the bike will still be smooth on broken tarmac. Racers will like IsoSpeed since the freshest rider is most likely the fastest in the final sprint to the finish.
Very light weight is still part of the Madone SL's attributes, thanks to Trek's exclusive 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber used throughout the frame. By using newer flat-mount disc brake installation and an H1.5 fit geometry, the frame of the Madone SL 6 Disc cuts weight in the right places. Like the current Madone SLR, Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF) tube shaping is used throughout the Madone SL's frame and fork, making the bike one of the slipperiest road bicycles today. The flattened trailing edge of the frame and fork tubes (the "Kammtails") make the bike far more resistant to gusty crosswinds compared to a classic teardrop shape, as well as cutting weight off the bike. An aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) cuts aero drag by eliminated the need for clumsy zip-ties. Even the 3S chain keeper at the crankset has been given the low-drag treatment. A stout BB90 bottom bracket anchors the crankset for flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke.
The Domane SL 6 disc uses Shimano's latest R8000 version of their venerable 11-speed Ultegra component group. This ensures precision functionality, long service life and light weight. Here are a few of the highlights:
- Redesigned dual-control levers and lever hoods that feature adjustable lever reach and a more comfortable textured grip
- A Shadow-style rear derailleur that improves shift quality and takes up to a 30T rear cog
- A Toggle-pivot front derailleur that requires less hand strength to shift to the large chainring
- A 50/34T compact crankset with a more flattened profile for better aerodynamics as well as stiffness for better power transfer
- Hydraulic disc brakes with improved heat dispersion and 160mm rotors for improved stopping power
An 11-28T Ultegra cassette and Ultegra chain add a wide gearing range for challenging courses, as well as precision shifting and low drivetrain friction.
Bontrager supplies the tubeless-ready Aeolus Comp 5 Disc wheelset and 700x25c R3 Hard-Case Lite tires, adding an extra aerodynamic weapon to the Madone SL 6's arsenal. A 50mm deep rim with a bullet-nosed profile not only slices the air in a wider range of wind angles, it handles better in gusty crosswinds. The Madone SL 6's Bontrager Aeolus Comp saddle is a new design that enhances comfort for riders in an aggressive aero position. A conventional alloy Bontrager Pro Blendr stem and alloy Elite Aero VR-CF road handlebar accept clip-on aero bars for triathletes seeking a better bike for technical courses.
When the chips are down, and you're in the biggest event of the season, you want a bike that won't hold you back.
The Trek Speed Concept was built to dominate different disciplines, not just a Tour de France prologue or the Kona coast. Trek brought its finest engineers and computing power together to make the Speed Concept slice through the wind better than anything built today. The Speed Concept's main purpose is to keep aerodynamic drag as low as possible while still complying with the UCI's frame shape regulations for time trial bicycles. The Speed Concept's aerodynamic Kammtail frame shape was proven back in the 70's at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, when long-tail racing cars needed to cope with dangerous crosswinds at over 200mph. The truncated trailing edge of the frame's tubes fools the air, keeping drag numbers low without the extra weight of a full airfoil cross-section that is easily tossed around in crosswinds. Trek used Computational Fluid Dynamic software to dial in the exact Kammtail shape for light weight and torsional strength, not just a clever aerodynamic profile. When the Speed Concept prototype went into the wind tunnel, it confirmed to Trek that it could be useful for any athlete racing alone against the watch. When pedaling, the turbulence created by the rider's legs can be a major drag problem that can negate all the work done by the engineers. When the "fill-ins" around the seat tube/top tube juncture and bottom bracket were added, there was a major drag reduction compared to the last generation of the Speed Concept. Even the new brake-boosting Speed Fin on the bottom bracket helps manage the airflow laterally, preparing the air to be sliced by the rear wheel.
The Speed Concept's Kammtail Virtual Foil -or KVF- frame shape isn't the only thing that Trek can brag about; the OCLV carbon fiber material makes the bike incredibly light for such a refined aero machine. Trek uses their 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber to not only make the Speed Concept lightweight and strong, but also enhance the ride quality by using different layering to take the edge off rough pavement. A harsh-riding bike will tire a triathlete prematurely, and a time trial racer might make mistakes in the closing miles when seconds count. Internal cable routing through the aerobars and stem give the Speed Concept the cleanest profile of any TT/Tri bike in the industry. All that might lead a rider to belive its a hard bike to fit, but Trek offers plenty of sizes in integrated direct-mount stems and aero bar mounts. From an aggressive "prologue" TT fit, to a more upright Ironman fit for the less flexible among us, the Speed Concept can accommodate more riders with a wider range of flexibilities.
The details found on the Speed Concept add to the bike's excellent aerodynamic performance. Hidden brake calipers and internal brake cables reduce drag around the upper half of the frame, while a reverseable aero seat post helps with a wide range of fit positions. An aperture in the left chainstay allows the installation of a DuoTrap speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) without the use of clumsy zip-ties. Mounts for a Draft Box accessory box at the back of the seat tube keep a repair kit and tubes tucked out of the wind, while similar mounts for a gel-storing Speed Box on the top tube keep the bike's aero profile equally preserved (storage accessories sold separately)
The components on the Speed Concept needed to be able to keep up with the cutting-edge frameset, so Trek chose Shimano's updated 8000-series Ultegra component group. Many of the improvements are obvious, such as the Shadow-format rear derailleur that hides out of the wind better than most rear mechs. The flatter profile of the 50/34T compact Ultegra crankset helps improve aero numbers, and yet torsional rigidity is increased over the previous generation. Even the front derailleur requires less hand strength to operate. The front derailleur's steel cage adds to the shift response and is much more durable than aluminum. An 11-28T 11-speed Ultegra cassette boasts a huge gearing range for roller-coaster courses. Shimano Dura-Ace bar-end shifters bring fingertip operation to the Speed Concept as well. Bontrager's Race Lite aero levers help cut through the air with a low-profile shape and feel better in the hands than aero-focused sharp-edged levers.
Bontrager also brought an aerodynamic advantage to the Speed Concept with an excellent high-performance wheelset. Bontrager's Aeolus Comp composite carbon fiber wheels boast an aluminum brake track, ensuring a predictable feel in wet and messy conditions. The wheels are tubeless-ready, allowing the user to eliminate the inner tubes that actually increase rolling resistance in the tube/tire combination. The ability of the sealent to deal with minor punctures is also a nice bonus on race day. Bladed aero spokes help cut aero drag further. T
The Trek Emonda series has pushed the envelope in lightness and performance. This version adds disc brakes.
When Trek set out to produce an ultralight bike, they did so for every price category in the Emonda range. From first-time road riders to experienced pros, the Emonda delivers light weight and high performance for everyone. Adding disc brakes and keeping the Emonda's legendary lightness wasn't an easy task, but Trek succeeded. By adding flat-mount disc brake caliper installation and thru-axles, the frameset of the Emonda SL 6 Pro remains light whilst improving performance in an underrated parameter: Braking.
Trek utilized their proprietary 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber when they built the Emonda SL frame, producing an astonishingly light and nimble chassis. The Ride Tuned seat mast and cap replaces the commonly-found seatpost and frame combination, reducing weight and improving ride quality. A tapered head tube and threaded T47 bottom bracket improve the frame's torsional strength; perfect for a bike used in attacking steep ascents while out of the saddle. The H1.5 fit provides a more comfortable fit with a less aggressive head tube, allowing a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable. Aerodynamic frame shaping seen on the Madone and Speed Concept known as KVF -or Kammtail Virtual Foil- is found throughout the Emonda SL 6 Pro, adding an extra dash of speed with less effort. Internal cable routing and an aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) gives the Emonda SL 6 Pro a sleek look. A fully carbon fiber fork shares the 12mm thru-axle hub installation with the rear dropouts, ensuring perfect brake rotor alignment.
Shimano updated its high-performance Ultregra components, producing the new R8000-series for road bicycles. Several component updates make the Emonda SL 6 Pro a better performer in every way, not just in braking.
- A revised dual-control Ultegra lever and hood shape that is more comfortable with an updated texture and greater lever reach adjustment
- The Shadow-style Ultegra rear derailleur has a wider gearing capacity, and is also more aero
- A reshaped front derailleur with a tapered cage allows a wider rear tire to be used
- The compact crankset is torsionally stiffer while reducing aero drag
Bontrager's OCLV carbon fiber Aeolus Elite 35 wheelset reduces weight by eliminating the braking track. Tipping the scales at only 1685 grams, the Aeolus Elite wheels can help a rider accelerate up any climb with much less effort. A 35mm rim depth features a D3 (Dual Directional Design) that shrugs off gusty crosswinds better as well as reducing outright drag. The 700x25c Bontrager R2 Hard-Case Lite tires grip the pavement, especially in high-speed turns and descents. Wider rubber can be fitted, thanks to the generous frame and fork clearances. Shimano's latest flat-mount version of their Shimano Ultegra disc brakes offers comfident stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. New Shimano Ultegra rotors in a generous 160mm size disperse heat better than ever. Bontrager also supplies the Aeolus Comp saddle, accessory-ready alloy Pro stem and alloy Elite VR-C road handlebar.
When the chips are down and the mud is flying, you want a no-holds-barred cyclocross bike that is up to the challenge.
The Trek Boone 6 has been developed from racing in the mud of Flanders and the hardpan of the Midwest. A light and nimble feel along with a rugged design allows the Boone 6 to fly up hills and still take a beating on rough, technical courses. Make no mistake, this isn't a "pretend" 'cross bike that was really meant for gravel touring. World Cup victores and national championships tell the story.
Trek's engineers could have rested on their laurels after Katie Compton won her record 13th national championship on a Boone. But they didn't. They wanted to improve the Boone from its first generation, and make the bike even better for a wider range of riders and courses. Trek kept the same carbon fiber "recipe" as last year: 600 Series OCLV carbon fiber, ensuring a featherweight frame with incredible torsional strength. Start-line sprints and steep inclines require a bike with a rock-solid feel when stomping on the pedals, and the Boone delivers with a flex-free BB90 bottom bracket. A tapered head tube adds precision to the Boone's handling on technical courses while 12mm thru-axles front and rear improve lateral rigidity for carving corners at high speed. The IsoSpeed decoupler found at the seat tube/top tube juncture uses a pair of cartridge bearings to add more vertical compliance to the Boone's ride quality. Rough courses can tire anyone too quickly, but the Boone's IsoSpeed technology takes the edge off the harshest surface elements. The Ride Tuned seatmast and cap gives the bike even better compliance compared to any garden-variety seatpost. Up front, the engineering team at Trek have added the same front IsoSpeed decoupler found on the Trek Domane. The Boone now feels much more balanced without producing a distracting "pogo stick" feel from the handlebar when hammering out of the saddle. A flattened top tube is more comfortable when shouldering the Boone, and vanishing fender mounts make the bike an easy choice for commuter duty in the off-season. Flat-mount disc brakes and internal cable routing give the Boone a clean, refined look, while an adjustable 3S chain keeper prevents dropped chains (and possibly lost races) on the roughest of race courses.Boone 6 Disc is a race-ready carbon cyclocross bike that excels in demanding off-road conditions. It's built with a sturdy Shimano GRX 1x drivetrain and powerful disc brakes for performance on bumpy, muddy terrain, and the lightweight carbon frame with Front and Rear IsoSpeed delivers traction and comfort during every race. It's right for you if... Pavement, schmavement. You live for the rough stuff. You want a bike that's proven on the cyclocross course and capable of gravel-only adventures. You're looking for every smooth advantage, like Front and Rear IsoSpeed and a compliant carbon frame and fork. The final word Boone 6 Disc is purpose-built for crushing cyclocross. But in its spare time, it eats up rugged roads like nobody's business thanks to gravel-taming parts like a GRX drivetrain and fatigue-reducing Front and Rear IsoSpeed. Why you'll love it - Shimano GRX is designed specifically for rough rides—you get great chain retention and a better grip on the hoods and levers - This bike was designed with input from cyclocross royalty, including World Champion Sven Nys and U.S. National Champ Katie Compton