Trek’s cheapest ever Madone is here

Two new SL Disc models revealed, starting at sub-$5,000

Trek has launched two new models in its aero-performance Madone range: the Madone SL 6 Disc and the Madone SL 7 Disc.

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Both bikes carry forward many of the range’s advanced ride qualities while keeping the price in check, thanks to a lower-grade carbon and handlebar-stem setup.

The Madone SL 6 Disc and SL 7 Disc both feature trickle-down technology, including hydraulic Shimano Ultegra disc brakes, an adjustable IsoSpeed decoupler, aero wheels and Di2 shifting on the latter model.

Currently, the Trek Madone SL 6 Disc and SL 7 Disc are only available in the United States.

Trek Madone SL Disc 6 and 7 overview

Trek Madone SL Disc frame

Trek Madone SL 7 Disc micro adjust seatmast, post, IsoSpeed saddle
The micro-adjustable seat mast offers fine tuning for rider fit

The frame and forks are cast from the same moulds as the Madone SLR range, meaning they should offer the same aero performance.

In order to keep the price lower, Trek has chosen to construct the SL Disc 6 and 7 frames from 500 OCLV carbon. This is lower grade than the 700 OCLV used in the SLR range, but still offers a good strength-to-weight ratio.

At the rear it also features a micro-adjustable seatmast for fine-tuning the perfect fit.

Trek Madone SL Disc IsoSpeed

Trek Madone SL 6 Disc rear IsoSpeed
Trek’s IsoSpeed decoupler dampens vibrations from the road
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IsoSpeed is Trek’s own compliance tech that essentially separates the seat tube from the top tube at the rear of the frame, giving it the flexibility to dampen vibrations from the road. Both the Madone SL 6 Disc and SL 7 Disc feature an adjustable IsoSpeed decoupler with a slider that allows the rider to fine-tune the bike to suit their needs.

Trek Madone SL Disc cockpit

Trek Madone SL 6 Disc handlebars and stem
The Trek Madone SL 6 Disc features a traditional handlebars and stem combo to keep the price down
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Rather than featuring a one-piece aero cockpit, Trek has opted for a more traditional handlebar and stem combination. This is what really allows them to offer a Madone at a sub-$5,000 price point, and riders have the option to attach clip-on aero bars.

Trek Madone SL 6 Disc price, spec and availability

Trek Madone SL 6 Disc
The SL 6 Disc is the brand’s cheapest ever Madone
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  • Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62
  • Claimed weight: 8.63kg (size 56)
  • Frame: 500 Series OCLV carbon
  • Groupset: Shimano Ultegra (mechanical)
  • Brakes: Hydraulic disc
  • Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus Comp 5 Disc tubeless-ready
  • Features: Adjustable IsoSpeed decoupler, Duotrap S compatible
  • Price: $4,699.99 / International pricing TBC 
  • Buy the Trek Madone SL 6 Disc from Trek

Trek Madone SL 7 Disc price, spec and availability

Trek Madone SL 7 Disc
The Trek Madone SL 7 Disc comes with Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting
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  • Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62
  • Claimed weight: 8.25kg (size 56)
  • Frame: 500 Series OCLV carbon
  • Groupset: Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic
  • Brakes: Hydraulic dis
  • Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 Disc carbon tubeless-ready
  • Features: Adjustable IsoSpeed decoupler
  • Price: $6,499.99 / International pricing TBC
  • Buy the Trek Madone SL 7 Disc from Trek