This might be the best-tech-for-your-dollar road bicycle that Trek has ever made. The previous year saw an outstanding frame design -complete with high-performance Ultegra Di2 components and carbon fiber wheels- capture the attention of customers and industry journalists alike. But Trek's engineers knew they shouldn't rest on their laurels for long.
They had to make the Domane SL 7 even better.
Streamlining is the new approach to speed, even if the ride is over hundreds of miles. The Engineers in Waterloo started with a clean sheet of paper and added a sleek new chassis to the Domane SL series. Trek's exclusive 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber has been shaped to be aerodynamic as well as lightweight for the 2020 version of the Domane SL 7. Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF) tube shapes are found across the entire frameset, reducing drag and instability from crosswinds. The cables and brake hosing have been tucked away behind the steerer tube, hidden from the wind. Even a rider's tools and repair kit no longer require a seat bag, but instead are stored inside the downtube behind a panel under the bottle cage mount. The included Bontrager Integrated Tool Storage -or BITS- bag keeps your flat fixing kit organized. Cool, huh?
The rest of the Domane's features that have made it such a performer in the last 7 years are still there. The cobblestone-eating front and rear IsoSpeed decouplers remain, making the Domane SL 7 an exceptional bike for centuries, "challenge" rides and multi-surface excursions. A tapered head tube adds an extra dash of precision to every high-speed turn, while an oversized T47 bottom bracket ensures flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. An aperture in the left chainstay allows the installation of a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately), eliminating the need for clumsy zip-ties. A long wheelbase adds a stable feel when traversing choppy tarmac. Need even wider tires? The Domane SL 7 can fit rubber up to 38mm wide! If you need fenders, removable fender mounts will allow fenders as well as tires up to 35mm. The Domane's characteristic upright fit is still here, allowing a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable. With nine sizes, nearly everyone can fit on a Domane SL road bicycle!
Shimano's 11-speed Ultegra Di2 components are a perfect match with the updated Domane SL. Shimano's electronic shifting is always lightning-quick, with a single battery charge lasting over 900 miles. The Li-Ion battery itself is stored inside the seat tube, shielding it from dirt and bad weather. The Ultegra dual-control levers have a slim, familiar shape not too different from their mechanical versions. Even the updated lever hoods are more comfortable on multi-hour rides. The rear derailleur's Shadow-style profile makes every gear change quicker, even when under hard pedaling loads. With room for an 11-34T Shimano cassette, the Domane SL 7's ability to help with fearsome inclines is even better. A rigid 50/34T Ultegra compact crankset ensures excellent power transfer, as well as an aerodynamic profile.
The 2020 Domane SL 7 make wide tires perform better with Bontrager's carbon fiber Aeolus Pro 3V wheelset. They're tubeless-ready, and boast the same bullet-nosed profile as their Pro 3 wheelset that resists crosswinds as well as headwinds. The " 3V" version of this Aeolus Pro wheelset refers to the 25mm internal width, giving any given tire over 28mm a better contact patch on pavement, gravel or hardpan. Traction equals speed and control, and the Aeolus 3V's help make you faster everywhere. Shimano's hydraulic Ultegra disc brakes add confident stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine.
The Domane's seatpost replaces the mast-and-cap feature on the previous generation of the Domane SL. The back of the seatpost clamp allows the installation of a rechargeable daylight-visible rear light instead of a saddle pack. If you hide your tools in the frame with the included BITS bag, the top of the seatpost is the best place to mount a tail light. Bontrager's Arvada Comp saddle provides a comfortable seat, while an accessory-ready alloy Pro Blendr stem puts lights and a computer (sold separately) front and center. An alloy Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF road handlebar finishes off this cobblestone conquerer.
A Shimano charging cable is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are the highlights of today’s electronic shifting systems:
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servomotors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with precisely and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you’ll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||500 Series OCLV Carbon, front & rear IsoSpeed, internal storage, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, micro-adjust seat mast, 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap S compatible, fender mounts, flat mount disc|
|Fork||Domane SL carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, fender mounts, flat mount disc|
|Headset||FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
Front: 12x100mm thru axle
Rear: 12x142mm thru axle
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width|
|Spokes||Bladed stainless steel|
|Tires||Bontrager R2 Hard-Case Lite, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 700 x 32c|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2, long cage, 34T max cog|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra HG800-11, 11-34, 11 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra R8070, 11 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, internal Di2 routing|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
|Stem||Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra R8070, 11 speed|
|Brakes||Shimano Ultegra R8070 hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager carbon seatmast cap, integrated light mount, 20mm offset|
|Accessories & Extras||Bontrager Integrated Tool Storage (BITS) Bag|
* Subject to change without notice.