In recent years we've seen the big bike brands updating their
ranges to reflect something that we as bike fitters have always
championed - aero is important, but comfort is a big part of
The Madone is a perfect example of this. Wind tunnel tested, of
course, with Trek's now expected Kamm aerofoil profile tube shapes
to maximise efficiency. But this latest generation SL also includes
an adjustable top-tube IsoSpeed decoupler, complete with elastomer
damping. This provides a welcome extra bit of compliance without
affecting power delivery.
The Madone's geometry has evolved too, and now sits in between
the extreme H1 and more endurance-focused H2 positions, with the
aptly named H1.5 fit. Developed together with their Pro teams this
is still very much an aero fit, but with the emphasis on efficiency
for both bike and rider.
There's plenty of adjustability too, despite an unprecendented
degree of integration (including that neat cable routing into the
head tube). And of course whichever make or model you opt for, we
ensure the perfect fit.
photos by Bence Bujaki