Possibly one of the most respected names in professional road cycling, Trek knows better than anybody how to satisfy the demands of every rider — from the sportive beginner, to the Tour de France winner.
Trek’s entry-level road bike range offers more than anyone could expect at the price. All three bikes in the line-up use Trek’s proven lightweight Alpha aluminium frame, built for speed, handling, comfort and also featuring day-to-day practicalities such as rear rack and mudguard mounts. All bikes come with a carbon fork and Shimano components, ranging from Claris on the 1.1 to Tiagra on the 1.5.
The Madone represents the bike with which Trek forged its reputation in the modern road cycle market, and it’s still one of the best sports bikes in the world. While the Madone 2.1 and 2.5 feature an incredibly stiff and responsive Alpha aluminium frames and carbon forks, the race-ready Madone 7 series of bikes come with Trek’s super-aero carbon frame, with its ultra-strong BB90 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, Ride-Tuned seatmast for comfort, and enough technical details to create the ultimate performance bike.
One of the most exciting innovations in road cycle design in recent years, the Domane uses Trek’s unique IsoSpeed coupler to separate the seat tube from the top tube, revolutionising road bike ride comfort. Don’t think that that compliancy comes at the expense of speed, stability and handling, though — this bike has been used to win the ultimate day race: Paris-Roubaix. With 17 models in the range, starting with the aluminium-framed Domane 2.0 at less than £1,000, and going up to around £6,000 for the Domane 6.9 with its highest-quality carbon frame, day-long comfort is in reach for everyone.
The Emonda takes everything that Trek has achieved with the Madone and Domane and combines them in one super-light line-up of bikes. So the Emonda has the speed and handling of the Madone, with much of the ride quality of the Domane, all provided in a brand-new, market-leading lightweight carbon frame design used throughout the range. With 17 models on offer, and with so much ability in one package, there will be an Emonda to suit everybody. And while we know so much hyperbole accompanies new bike launches, in tests the cycling media has agreed that the new Emonda really is as good as Trek says.
Using beautifully sleek Alpha aluminium frame designs inspired by the Madone and Domane, but built to incorporate perfect women-specific geometry, the Trek Lexa range of female-specific bikes are lightweight, strong and feel ultra-fast. That women-specific design puts the rider in a faster, more stable position, with enough comfort to keep you pedalling all day. Of the four bikes in the range, three boast traditional aluminium frames while the top Lexa SLX model features an aluminium frame with a IsoSpeed coupler, separating the seat tube from the top tube, to absolutely maximise comfort. All come with high-quality Shimano components.
Taking all those amazing details found in the top-of-the-range Lexa SLX, but combining them with one of Trek’s fantastic OCLV carbon frames has created the Slique — possibly the best mass-produced all-day road bike for women on the market. The headline feature is the IsoSpeed decoupler, which provides truly peerless comfort without any loss in performance. Then there’s Trek’s fantastic women-specific geometry to really put the rider at the heart of the bike, maximising stability, power delivery and handling. And you get all the expected design niceties from a top manufacturer: internal cable routing for aero benefits and aesthetic beauty; women-specific saddles; great wheelsets; and superb components throughout the seven-bike range.