Trek knows that comfort equals power, and power equals speed. This version of the Domane SL 7 features their exclusive IsoSpeed technology at the front and rear of the frame, making it a perfect choice for those looking to extend their rides on terrible pavement. There are other features found on the Domane SL 7 that make long rides easier. Read on.
In addition to comfort, 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 with the Gen 3 Domane and added a sleek 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 this version. 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. Cool, huh?
The rest of the Domane's features that have made it such a performer are still there. The cobblestone-eating front and rear IsoSpeed decouplers make 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 threaded 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. Need even wider tires? The Domane SL 7 can fit rubber up to 38mm wide! If you need fenders, removeable fender mounts will allow fenders and tires up to 35mm. The Domane's characteristic upright Endurance fit is still here, allowing a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable.
Shimano's 12-speed Ultegra Di2 components are a perfect match with the 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 frame, 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 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 Domane SL 7 makes 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. Schwalbe's Pro 1 700x32c tubeless-ready tires with their latest Adddix rubber compound handle pavement rough and smooth. The "3V" version of this Aeolus Pro wheelset refers to the 25mm internal width, providing 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 flat-mount Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes add confident stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine.
The Domane's carbon fiber seatpost replaces the mast-and-cap feature on the previous generation of the Domane SL. Bontrager's Verse Comp saddle provides a comfortable perch for day-long rides, while an accessory-ready alloy Elite 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 Di2 charging cable is included with the purchase of this bicycle
|Frame||500 Series OCLV Carbon, front & rear IsoSpeed, internal storage, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap S compatible, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle|
|Fork||Domane SL carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon Fiber, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width, D3 Dual Directional Design rim profile|
|Hubs||12mm thru-axle, Rapid Drive 108 rear hub|
|Spokes||Bladed, Stainless steel, straight pull, double butted|
|Tires||700x32cm Schwalbe Pro 1, tubeless ready, Addix tread compound|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra FC-R8100, alloy|
|Bottom Bracket||T47, threaded|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra, FD-R8150, Di2|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra, RD-R8150, Di2|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra, CS-R8100 11-34T|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra, ST-R8170, Di2|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Elite IsoZone, VR-CF, alloy|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, alloy, BLendr|
|Brake Levers||Ultegra ST-R8170, hydraulic|
|Brakes||Ultegra BR-R8170, hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager, Verse Comp|
|Seat Post||Bontrager carbon internal seatmast cap, 20mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.