The Race Shop Limited Koppenberg frameset is the pro version of
the Domane, Trek's cobble crushing Classics machine. With
aggressive H1 geometry, the Koppenberg has a shorter wheelbase than
a regular Domane for faster, more responsive handling. The fork is
also different, with a back-to-front look, giving a further boost
to the responsiveness of the ride.
The Iso-Speed decoupler really comes into it's own at speed,
delivering a floating feeling over the rough stuff. This is a real
world race bike, champing at the bit on all road surfaces.
Barry went for mechanical Dura Ace and loves it's precise
shifting, enjoying the immediacy and engagement. The Bontrager
Aeolus 3 wheelset is amazing, it's criminal that these wheels don't
get the recognition in the UK that they deserve. The mid-depth
means they're great for all conditions too, and the ride feel is
maximised by the 320tpi R4 tyres, giving a tubular-like ride.
The cockpit is Parlee's new carbon bar and stem. The stem is as
impressively beefy as it is light, and has the bolts fastening to
the faceplate from the rear at an angle. The bars are 35mm
diameter, which Parlee are touting for its improved strength and
comfort. We really like the drop on these.
This bike is built to smash the cobbles and looks stunning in
its Race Shop livery.
Come see us about building your own Koppenberg.