Trek have brought the new SRAM Force eTap AXS groupset to their range, starting with the latest "2020" editions of the Madone and Émonda.
SRAM's wireless electronic has been getting rave reviews and it's great to see it making an appearance on a broader range of bikes.
Smooth, reliable shifting with minimal gaps between gears; any fears that 12 speed was just a gimmick have soon been put to rest.
Here's a first look at the new models:
The Émonda is a brilliant lightweight climber, and the SL 7 Disc eTap brings together all the advantages of an ultralight carbon road bike, plus hydraulic brakes for all-weather stopping power, carbon wheels and a fully wireless electronic drivetrain.
There's a precision and ease to electronic shifting that's particularly valuable on long days with plenty of climbing. No worries about adjustment, and minimum effort required to shift from any position on the bars.
Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 carbon wheels keep things light and efficient, and Trek's H2 frame geometry makes for a true performance bike that is very flexible in terms of fit.
The Madone is an aero road speed machine, and the SLR 7 is built with Trek's top of the range OCLV Carbon frame. With internally routed brake cables this is already an extremely sleek bike, and the wireless Force eTap AXS drivetrain further reduces clutter and maximises aero benefits.
The 12 speed groupset means that most gears have just a one tooth gap, making for supremely smooth shifting and helping you to maintain the perfect cadence for maximum efficiency.
The Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 carbon wheelset has a 50mm depth, making them the perfect all-rounder for fast road riding.
As always, we include a Bespoke bike fit with either of these "off the peg" models, and will swap any contact points like-for-like at no extra charge to achieve the perfect fit.
If you prefer to build a completely custom bike, we have the Madone, Émonda and Domane SLR framesets in our online interactive Bike Builder, together with SRAM eTap AXS groupsets in both RED and Force versions.
And of course Trek also offer the SLR road bikes as part of the Project One custom programme, which enables you to choose from a wide range of build options with some absolutely gorgeous custom paint schemes. We're Project One specialists - for more info, get in touch!
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