Road Cycle Exchange has sourced a batch of high spec bikes from Trek Travel that we’re offering at incredible prices. The bikes were used for their European guided holidays and have low mileage and been well maintained (they have very demanding American guests). As always they’ve all been fully serviced by RCE’s mechanics, with any worn parts replaced, and they come backed by our warranty.
Bike company marketing is always trying to sell you the latest and greatest but year on year changes are actually very small and if you’re prepared to consider something a little older there’s amazing value to be had. These bikes were used for a couple of seasons between 2013 and 2016 and and have been in a Girona warehouse since then.
Trek have been building carbon fibre bikes since 1991 and their proprietary OCLV (optimum compaction, low void) process produces strong, light, frames. The Madone 6.5 bikes use 600 Series carbon andwere made at Trek’s Wisconsin factory - in part since the ‘military grade’ carbon used was export restricted. The bikes are fitted with Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic gearing giving perfect shifting every time and long service life. Our purchasing power means we are offering exceptional value on these bikes. Originally retail price for these was £4900.
The Madone 5.9 and Domane are built from 5 series carbon - the highest grade used in Trek’s Taiwan-built frames. Again kitted out with Ultegra Di2 these sold for £3800 when new.
We’ve got a large range of sizes from 44cm right up to 64cm so whatever your height we should have something to fit you and we're offering either Madone or Domane for just £1295
Any of these bikes can be upgraded with a set of Bontrager Aeolus 3 carbon wheels (original rrp £2000) for just £500.
For the 2013 Madone Trek combined the objectives of comfort, light weight, and aerodynamics in a single bike. While Aero bikes can sometimes sacrifice comfort in the pursuit of aero gains that’s not the case with the Madone with thin seatstays and careful design serving to take the sting out of rough roads.
The H2 fit has a more relaxed and upright geometry than the H1 the pro-team ride so the ride position is comfortable for us mere mortals and the low overall weight of the bike will be appreciated at the end of a long sportive.
Road CC’s review summed up “the new Madone is an absolute triumph. It really is. It's light, it's very, very fast and it's way more comfortable than you've a right to expect of a high-performance bike”.
The Domane (doh-ma-ne) is Trek’s ‘endurance’ bike - built for long days in the saddle. Driven by the needs of riders on the legendarily rough cobbles of the Paris-Roubaix race Trek developed Iso-Speed. The seat tube is ‘decoupled’ from the top tube to allow seat tube flex to absorb vibrations from the road without affecting lateral stiffness. That means the comfort doesn’t come at the expense of pedaling efficiency or accuracy when cornering and is just as beneficial on the UK’s rough country lanes as it is the French Pave.
With longer chainstays and a higher front end the bike is a little more relaxed than the Madone but it’s not slow - Fabian Cancellara rode one year round. Cycling Plus said “It climbs with the best, descends better than most, and will go places no other road bike should”.
The Silque was a “women-specific” model that shares the iso-speed decoupler but sites between the Domane and Madone in terms of geometry.
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