Richie Porte’s Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc eTap — gallery

New SRAM RED eTap AXS groupset for Trek-Segafredo leader

This article first appeared on Cyclingnews.

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Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) began his 2019 season with a new team, a new bike and an unreleased groupset.

SRAM’s new 12-speed RED eTap AXS groupset was still unreleased at the race — where the Tasmanian finished second on general classification and won the final stage — but was being used by the entire Trek-Segafredo and Katusha-Alpecin squads, as well as Trek-Segafredo and CCC Team in the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under.

The new groupset opens up new gearing combinations as the extra cog allows for a 10-tooth option on the cassette, as well as a larger bottom gear. Porte opted for the 50/37 chainring option combined with a 10-28t cassette, a similar combination to traditional racing gearing of 53/39×11-25.

Trek-Segafredo is one of a number of teams in the WorldTour to also commit to disc brakes for the entire season and the pro peloton is converging towards the 160mm front/140mm rear disc rotor setup. As most teams opt for this combination, neutral service should be easier with wheel changes.

Campagnolo was the first groupset manufacturer to introduce a 12-speed groupset option and with SRAM now also on 12-speed, it is surely only a matter of time until Shimano turns up to the party.

A look at the non-driveside of Richie Porte’s Trek Madone
Beardy McBeard/SRAM

As well as the aero-specific Trek Madone frameset (photographed) Porte has been riding, Trek-Segafredo riders also have the choice of riding Émonda and Domane frames.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Richie Porte’s 2019 Trek-Segafredo Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc with SRAM RED eTap AXS.

Richie Porte’s Trek Madone full bike specifications

  • Frameset: Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc, 50cm
  • Front brake: SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD, 160mm SRAM CentreLine rotor
  • Rear brake: SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD, 140mm SRAM CentreLine rotor
  • Brake/shift levers: SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD
  • Front derailleur: SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD
  • Cassette: SRAM RED XG-1290, 10-28t
  • Chain: SRAM RED 12-speed
  • Crankset: SRAM RED eTap AXS Power Meter, 170mm cranks, 50-37 chainrings
  • Bottom bracket: Trek BB90 SRAM
  • Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus XXX 4
  • Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
  • Cockpit: Trek Madone SLR
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Saddle: Bontrager Montrose Pro
  • Seatpost: Trek Madone SLR
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  • Bottle cages: Bontrager XXX
  • Computer: Bontrager Garmin Edge 1030