We have a question from a club member in regard to different Trek bikes. She is interested in any thoughts or opinions.
"I'm looking at the new Treks. But I have concerns about comfort with the Madone or Endoma. I don’t know much about aero type bikes. Does anyone have reviews, opinions to share about their bike? I have not ruled out the Domane, but the others are intriguing. I have an older Ruby and ride 20- 50 miles when road riding. I’m getting older so position on the bike with not a lot of pressure on the lower spine is a concern. But I still like to climb and go fast…. Well, as much as I can.
I got a Domane SL5 in November and am quite happy with it. I find it to be both comfortable (I'm running Continental GP 5000 in a 32 on Aeolus pro 3v wheels) as well as capable. With the addition of carbon wheels it really is a fantastic bike and a bit more forgiving on the body than the Emonda or Madone would be. A few other club members have Domanes as well and are happy with them.
I am a trek shop sponsored professional and currently have the 2022 Speed Concept, Madone, Domane, and Top Fuel. I have also owned multiple Emondas, as well.
if you want to climb, the emonda is light, snappy and is the choice all day. The Domane is an endurance centric geometry and has iso speed. I have mine setup for gravel, but so swap my other wheel sets for road. This bike is usually only for gravel for for when I’m injured, like now.
The Madone is built for speed over distance and climbs ok and is my primary road reasoning bike when not on my time trial bike. It is not as snappy as the emonda on the climbs, but also has iso speed and an aero position and rider climbing goes a long way to getting the most out of it. I’m not sure you are interested in the speed concept, but I’m a professional Duathlete and that’s my primary bike.
When looking at bikes, my question to athletes I coach is what is your main riding style? What will you be riding surface will you be mostly on? What components do you need? Quality components and drivetrain are as important as the frame for durability and dependability. If you have specific questions you can text me at 571-331-4797. I have owned a lot of bikes :)
Good luck. Mike