2016 has been a big year for Trek with the launch of its new Domane and the front Isospeed decoupler to match the rear, as well as adding adjustability to the rear too via a seat tube mounted slider, so we expected a quieter 2017.
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It seems that 2017 will be quieter on the launch front with instead more variety in the Domane, Emonda and Madone platforms, and some new and serious bikes for women.
Domane and Silque
The Domane and women’s Silque ranges now offer three grades of tech. The range topping SLRs get both Isospeed decouplers and the tuneable rear. The SL’s get front and rear Isospeed without the adjuster, and the base model S gets just the rear Isospeed.
There are plenty of highlights in the range that we spotted including a new SL Disc with Ultegra, and Vision’s highly respected Metron 40 LTD wheels (interesting to see Trek step outside of the Bontrager monopoly they usually have on their bikes) at £3,500 / US$N/A / AU$N/A.
There’s also an entry level Domane ALR disc which matches an Isospeed-equipped aluminium frame with Tiagra and RS505 hydraulic brakes for £1,300 / US$N/A / AU$N/A.
The Silque S 5 was our pick of the ladies models with an Isospeed-equipped rear OCLV carbon frame, Shimano 105 drivetrain and tubeless ready Bontrager wheels for £1,600 / US$N/A / AU$N/A.
SLR10 Race Shop Limited
Trek’s flyweight all-rounder is now a ten-model strong range. At the top of the range is an eTap equipped SLR10 Race Shop Limited. The previous Limited Emonda featured an array of rarefied bling and this new version features Bontrager’s new Aeolus SL XXX tubular wheelset, which comes in at a ridiculously light 976g a pair. Trek informs us that even with this stunningly low weight they’ve put no restrictions on rider weight either.
No official weight for the complete bike was available, and the bike was bolted down, but we’d expect it to be similar to the previous Limited — so expect around 4.5-5kg.
SLR8 Race Shop
If you can’t stretch to the SLR10 Race Shop Limited’s £9,700 price tag, Trek offers an SLR8 Race Shop with the same ultralight, sub 700g frame. It comes with Dura-Ace (although the display model had Ultegra as new Dura Ace hadn’t yet arrived) and Bontrager Paradigm alloy tubeless wheels for £4,400 / US$N/A / AU$N/A.
The Race Shop range can be customised through Trek’s custom bike programme, Project One, and we loved the Gran Premio theme on the display bike with its fluro yellow and pink highlights on a matt black frame.
At the highly competitive £2,000 mark Trek offers the Emonda SL6 at £2,100, which uses the slightly heavier 500 series OCLV frame along with Ultegra and Bontrager Race tubeless wheels.
If you want the team look without the price tag then this impressive aluminium incarnation of the Emonda, the ALR, comes in Trek Segafredo replica colours with 105 and tubeless-ready Bontrager Race wheels for £1,200 / US$N/A / AU$N/A.
The tech-laden Madone aero bike is now six models strong and includes a great looking women’s version, the 9.5.
This Ultegra Di2 equipped 600 OCLV series carbon comes with Vision’s Metron 40 LTD wheels and all the impressive integration that makes the Madone so special at £6,500 / US$N/A / AU$N/A.
Now the Madone was and is always going to be an expensive proposition, with so many dedicated components it’s going to be hard for Trek to make anything like, say, a 105 equipped version without compromising on the aero goals of the original design. So for the time being the entry price into Madone ownership starts at £4,400 for the 9.2.
For this price you’ll get a one-down-from-the-top 600 series OCLV frameset, Bontrager’s deep section carbon/alu hybrid tubeless ready Aura wheelset and Shimano Ultegra.
Coming well ahead of Christmas list writing season is the Emonda 650, a new Junior sized race bike for kids.
It’s based around 650 wheels and comes with a proper groupset in the form of Shimano’s Sora. The Alpha platinum aluminium frame gets a team replica Trek Segafredo finish too.
The price of getting your kid a serious road ride, £750 / US$N/A / AU$N/A.
Urban & city
Trek’s take on the go-anywhere drop bar commuter, the Crossrip, looks like a seriously and very usable machine.
The Crossrip 3 is our pick of the bunch and comes with hydraulic brakes, 105, tubeless-ready wheels, and guard and rack mounts. It also includes some nice security features like bolted skewers.
This looks like a lot of potential fun for £1,650 / US$N/A / AU$N/A.
The new FX range incorporates the Isospeed back-end of the Domane into a flash carbon flat bar bike.
The FX S5 took our fancy with tubeless-ready disc wheels, front and rear thru-axles, hidden guard mounts and a great matte finish for £1,600 / US$N/A / AU$N/A.
Want something a bit simpler, and cheaper, then the Zektor 2 (previously only available in Scandinavia) is coming to the UK.
The clean lines and reflective detailed paint finish of the frame are matched to a Shimano Claris drivetrain, simple bolted hubs and Tektro hydraulic brakes for £650 / US$N/A / AU$N/A.