Is the Trek Madone a good bike?
It is clearly one of the fastest bikes on the market, even a year since its launch. I really enjoyed my time with the Trek Madone and would happily have it back for more riding. Fast, capable, great handling and surprisingly comfortable for such an aggressive bike and that is why it is in for Editor’s Choice again.
What does Trek Madone mean?
Madone is the ultimate superbike—it’s fast, light, smooth, and designed to give you every advantage in speed and handling. Of the world’s most sophisticated road bikes, only Madone delivers the triple threat of advanced aerodynamics, superior ride quality, and unprecedented integration.
How fast is the Trek Madone?
The Madone picks up speed and holds it like nothing else I’ve ridden. Our group rides average 34 km/h or better with sustained periods at 45+ km/h.
When did Trek Madone 5.2 release?
The Trek Madone 5.2 was overhauled for 2013 and combines low weight and aerodynamics with the ride quality and dependable handling of the previous iteration of the US firm’s race bike. The Madone 5.2 is perhaps the last model year 2013 machine to pass through RoadCyclingUK.
Is Trek Madone a race bike?
The all-new Madone SL has the same aero tube shapes, ride quality, and top-to-bottom integration as Madone SLR. And just like Madone SLR, Madone SL is the ultimate race bike. It’s just made with 500 Series OCLV Carbon, which isn’t quite as light as the 800 Series OCLV Carbon on the highest-end models.
How do you decode a trek serial number?
Serial Number Decoding Project
- Serial Number Decoding Project.
- These serial numbers have seven characters, in the form L N L N L N N, where L is a letter and N is a number.
- The first number is the frame size, where.
- The second number is the last digit of the year, 6, 7, 8, 9 (for 197X) and 0 for 1980.
How do I identify my Trek bike?
Trek frame serial numbers (SNs) are typically stamped into the bottom of the bottom bracket shell. In the case of some early 80s Treks, the number is under the plastic cable guide on the bottom of the shell. Just remove the plastic cable guide to see the number.
Verdict From our experience Trek have brought the Madone into a new era. The dullness of the original model has been banished and the only minor criticism of the bike is that it looks a bit like a Specialized or Orbea but the similarty stops there.
How big is the head tube on a Madone mountain bike?
The oversized head-tube uses a 1.5-inch lower bearing (the same size as downhill mountain bikes) and a more standard 1-1/8-inch bearing for the upper assembly. Gone is the seatpost in favour of a mast. The added advantage of the Madone’s mast over other similar bikes (Look, Time, Ridley) is that this one doesn’t need cutting to size.
What is the shape of the Madone frame?
KVF Tube Shape: The Madone frame is based on our groundbreaking KVF (Kammtail Virtual Foil) tube shape. KVF minimizes drag using a truncated airfoil shape.