It’s not every day that BikeRadar’s resident freeride emo Oli Woodman gets excited about a road bike, so for Lance Armstrong’s 2010 replica Trek Madone to get his attention, it must be special.
Based on Trek’s ‘standard’ £5,800 (US$8,609.99) 6.9, the RadioShack paintjob costs an extra £1,537.99 ($1,679.98), and with component upgrades including a SRAM Red groupset plus Bontrager Race XXX Lite clincher wheels with Hutchinson Atom tyres, this finished work of art will set you back a cool £7,160 ($9,985).
The carbon fibre machine is decked out with a smattering of top-end kit from in-house brand Bontrager, and has a nifty sensor integrated into the frame (£39.99 extra) which is compatible with bike computers that use ANT+ wireless technology and is able to measure speed, distance and cadence.
Sitting inside the tapered head tube is a round-to-oval fork steerer tube which, according to Trek, provides “15 percent more frontal compliance to smooth the road and 20 percent more lateral stiffness when cornering.” We'll see if this produces a more comfortable ride during testing.
Cycling Plus magazine will be reviewing the Lance Armstrong Radioshack Trek Madone 6 Series in issue 239, but for now, dribble over the pictures and let us know whether you’ll be putting in an order for one of these exclusive machines.
Internally routed cables give a clean look, and also help to protect from contamination
Sitting inside the tapered head tube is a round-to-oval steerer tube
Bontrager Race XXX Lite carbon clincher wheels with carbon hubs
The integrated sensor is compatible with bike computers that use ANT+ wireless technology
High-end components from Trek in-house brand Bontrager are used throughout
Our test bike has a Sram RED double chainset
The Lance replica bike is adorned with Livestrong graphics, naturally
Topping things off is this Bontrager inForm RXL saddle