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