Friday, July 25, 2014

2015 Trek Madone Review with Pictures - BUMSTEADS BICYCLES

Trek Madone Range Has Been Stripped Down to Just Five Bikes for Model Year 2015.

We’ve covered the Madone is detail previously, most recently when we shot Jens Voigt’s 7-Series machine for the 2014 Tour de France, and last year when we reviewed the now-defunct Madone 5.2.
Jens Voigt's Trek Madone 7-Series
The Trek Madone 7-Series remains the bike of choice for Jens Voigt – here’s the machine he’s riding at the Tour de France


Madone 7-Series

The 7-Series frame remains the same for 2015, so there’s the aero-profiled truncated Kammtail tube profiles, BB90 bottom bracket (which also features on the Emonda) and direct mount brakes, with the rear brake hidden from the wind behind the BB.

The Madone 7.9, dressed in Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and Bontrager Aeolus 3 wheels, is the top-of-the-range model, and it’s also available as a WSD option. Otherwise there’s the Madone 7.7,  with mechanical Shimano Dura-Ace and Bontrager Race X Lite Tubeless Ready wheels. UK prices for the 2015 Madone 7-Series bike are to be confirmed.
Trek Madone 2.1 (Pic: George Scott/Factory Media)
The Madone 2.1 in Trek Factory Racing colours

Madone 2-Series

Leap down to the Madone 2-Series range and there are two aluminium bikes: the Madone 2.5 and the Madone 2.1.  But why, if the Madone is now Trek’s high-end-only, out-and-out aero race bike, keep the alloy line-up?

“We still needed a nicely-specced, nicely-engineered alloy road bike that was still higher end than the 1-Series bike,” says Garrison. “Rather than create an entirely new platform, we kept the Madone 2-Series. It’s a really nice bike which got a facelift last year – it rides a lot better than you think it will. It’s pretty light and while it’s certainly not as aero as the 7-Series, it’s still got a lot of the KVF tube shaping. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Trek Madone 2.1 (Pic: George Scott/Factory Media)
The Madone 2-Series frame uses similar Kammtail aero tube shaping as the high-end Madone 7-Series chassis
Of the two 2-Series bikes, the Madone 2.5 comes with a mix of Shimano Ultegra/105 components, Bontrager Race Tubeless Ready wheels and Bontrager finishing kit, while the entry-level Madone 2.1 uses mostly Shimano 105 components.

While not part of the Madone range, Trek’s 1-Series aluminium bikes remain in the 2015 line-up, with three bikes – the 1.1, 1.2 and 1.5. Like the Madone 2-Series, the 1-Series received a facelift last year, with a new hydroformed frame introduced, so the chassis remains the same, but the colors have been updated.

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