Glitter, gold and 'refliptive': Madone ICON

Gallery of Trek's new special paint for Madone aero bikes

Prismatic Pearl. Refliptive. And Candy Emerald Green. As of today, these are some of the premium paint jobs available on the new Trek Madone SLR aero bikes purchased through Trek's custom Project One program. Above and beyond Project One's normal custom paint program, there are six paint schemes available in this new ICON program. 

Most of the ICON paint schemes change appearance with the angle of the light.

ICON Chrome Tour is what,Trek-Segafredo will race at the Tour de France, with a multi-layer pearl-white base-color topped with chrome red and black team logos.

ICON Chrome Tour
ICON Chrome Tour

The ICON Refliptive changes color in the light, with the most marked change in the logo, which goes from flat and subdued to white.

ICON Refliptive
ICON Refliptive

ICON Brushed Liquid Metal has a hand-scuffed undercoat with a glossy finish.

ICON Refliptive
ICON Refliptive

ICON Black Gold uses a metallic flake that sparkles.

ICON Black Pearl
ICON Black Pearl

ICON Candy Emerald Green uses a dual-green logos and a high-gloss finish.

ICON Candy Emerald Green
ICON Candy Emerald Green

Finally, ICON Prismatic Pearl is the biggest chameleon of them all, changing color in seemingly every angle. 

It's hard to capture how variable the paint looks in a photograph
It's hard to capture how variable the paint looks in a photograph

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at the ICON options.

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
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