It's no secret that we're big fans of Trek's Project One
programme. The ability to mix and match components and choose
stunning custom paint finishes, whilst still benefitting from
Trek's global economies of scale, meshes perfectly with our own
obsession with perfectly fitted, individually tailored bikes.
The Madone SLR sits at the top of the aero road range, using
Trek's stiffest, lightest carbon. But Trek are keen to demonstrate
that "aero road" doesn't have to mean tooth-rattling discomfort -
adjustable top-tube IsoSpeed damping makes for an amazingly plush
ride, that belies the deep aero tube profiles.
This subtle "Full Fade" build goes from deep dark blue to pure
black, all with a smooth matte finish. Ultegra Di2 provides
impeccable shifting with a minimum of effort, allowing you to
concentrate on maintaining that speed. That smoothly integrated
cockpit is extremely aero, but also remarkably adjustable, and
we've opted here for a Bontrager saddle carefully selected to
ensure the perfect fit.
Every detail counts, in design and in build, and there's no
better example than the Duotrap S sensor neatly integrated into the
chainstay, providing ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity for speed and
cadence. Most of the electronics are cleverly tucked into the
frame, keeping things aero and efficient.
photos by Bence Bujaki