Paul and Bence spent some time building up the new Madone and
here's some photos and first impressions on this amazing new aero
machine from Trek.
With unsurpassed levels of integration built in, the Madone
provided a good challenge for our mechanics at Bespoke Canary
Wharf. We're used to the time consuming intricacies of building the
Speed Concept or Specialized's Shiv, (or any TT bike for that
matter...), but there's so much new stuff going on with the Madone
that it adds whole new levels.
"Building a Madone for the first time any mechanic will really
have to study the manual pretty hard" says Paul. "The cabling is
pretty complicated, everything must be measured and cut very
precisely before final installation: almost every cable is
The control port on the downtube also includes a lot of work.
For mechanical groupsets it houses a barrel adjuster mechanism, for
electronic groupsets it actually houses a power input for charging
the battery. There's a lot going on inside these tubes!
Seeing the bike in the flesh you really see the KVF tube
profiling is at a whole new level. This thing looks seriously
The integrated tube-in-tube IsoSpeed decoupler takes technology
from the Domane and just runs with it. Trek claim that this makes
the new Madone an astonishing 57.5% more vertically compliant than
it's nearest competitor. What does that mean for you? This is a
really comfortable aero bike.
Additionally, Trek have really pulled out all the stops in the
aesthetics department. The matte black finish with ghosted Trek
graphics looks amazing and the contrasting high-gloss and turquoise
panels really add to the looks. Stunning.
Please get in touch now about the various Madone models and
The model pictured is the 9.2, with an RRP of £4,500. We've
swopped out the Bontrager Paradigm wheelset for the Aeolus 5 for
the photos, a more aero wheelset.