Trek's Madone 6 Series is race-bike royalty with an aero advantage. Hand built in the USA from Trek's 600 Series OCLV Carbon, this Grand-Tour winner boasts Trek's aerodynamic KVF tubes to smooth airflow from tip to tail and effortlessly turn pedal power into speed. The Madone also features a stiff BB90 bottom bracket for optimal power transmission, a tapered E2 head tube so you can slice through corners with pinpoint precision, and an integrated and adjustable seatmast for outstanding compliance. Plus, the Shimano Ultegra 22-speed drivetrain offers the smoothness that only Shimano can deliver, the Bontrager brakes provide excellent speed control and the aero Bontrager Race Lite wheels are an absolute dream to ride.
|Frame||Trek 600 Series OCLV Carbon w/E2, BB90|
|Fork||Trek Madone KVF carbon, E2 carbon steerer|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Tires||Bontrager R3 Hard Case, 700 x 23c|
|Chainrings||53/39 or 50/34 (H1 fit / H2 fit)|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed: 11-28|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra STI|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race Lite Aero VR-CF|
|Stem||Bontrager Race X Lite|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra|
|Brakes||Bontrager Speed Limit integrated|
|Saddle||Bontrager Paradigm RL, titanium rails|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Ride-Tuned Carbon seatmast cap|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number||Vendor Number|
|H2 fit (50/34 chainrings) / 56cm||00768682452165||800659||TRK-800659|
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For context, I was riding a older Cervelo Soloist with a pair of Krysrium wheels until I bought a pair of Zipp 303 Firecrest clinchers and they rubbed the chainstays. So I bought a new bike as well. To be clear, this review is based on the Madone frame and Zipp wheels and everything I'm about to say is qualitative. I was surprised to feel that the bike seems to transfer power to the rear wheel more efficiently than my old bike. It just seemed snappier and more responsive. Second, the chip seal and gravel sections of my ride were noticeably less harsh than usual. So maybe there is something more than marketing to this "laterally stiff but vertically compliant" stuff. The integrated brakes are a bit fussy to set up and centering them takes more thought usual. The handlebars that came with this bike were useless to me. Sprinting in the drops caused me to bang my forearms into the top part of the bar. So I switched those out for a pair with a shorter reach. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the new bike.
The 6.2 is a fantastic bike. I purchased my 6.2 with SRAM Force after riding an upgraded 1.1 for 6 months and riding a loaner 6.9 for a week. I ride 150 to 200 miles per week in the hill country and the bike is great at everything. I recently purchased the tubeless setup as well which has allowed me to ride dirt and gravel roads with less worries - only one minor puncture in the last 1500 miles and that sealed itself and the punctured tire continues to function flawlessly.
I have owned many Trek bikes and this one is by far the best to ride. light and responsive goes where I want it to.