More on the New Madone

more_madone.jpg “It’s a different bike,” I’ve been telling people asking about the new Madone … “as great a change as the redesign from the 5500 to the Madone SLs. Andrew wrote a full review over the weekend and we had a similar response.

To me, the bike is the stiffest ever from Trek. It climbs and descends like the old Madone, but corners different with much more road feel and acceleration. That’s because of the sloping geometry and this bike does slope.

When I first saw the Madone in ads, I thought it looked just like the Specialized Tarmac SL, but it doesn’t in person. It’s distinctively Trek; especially, with the Bontrager Aeolus 5.0s.

For more of my review, check the latest edition of the Huggacast featuring the new Madone with commentary on

  • a fantastic set of wheels
  • performance-geometry is great for off-season weight gain
  • wearing a slimming jersey.

Also available on Google Video and see our ongoing coverage



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