Monday, August 19, 2013

2014 Trek Domane 6.9 Named One of Top Ten Best Road Bikes

Men's Fitness' Top Ten Best Road Bikes Includes 2014 Trek Domane 6.9

Here's what the magazine had to say about the bike:


"Road bikes designed with race geometry are great for competition, but they’re typically uncomfortable on longer rides. No need to suffer, or to lose your edge—Trek’s Domane 6.9 sports an IsoSpeed decoupler that isolates the seat tube from the rest of the frameset for a more comfortable riding position that doesn’t compromise power transfer to the road. And it’s smooth and stable enough to power comfortably over centuries-old European cobbles, or your nearest potholed country road. "



The 2014 Trek Domane is claimed by Trek to be the World's best endurance bike.


Here are just a few of the reasons that the 2014 Domane 6.9 takes the cake.



Isospeed DeCoupler: The IsoSpeed decoupler isolates the seat tube from the rest of the frameset, doubling compliance and smoothness with zero performance drawbacks
600 Series OCLV: Over two decades ago, Trek engineers developed Optimum Compaction, Low Void carbon manufacturing process, enabling them to produce carbon bikes with consistency and quality previously thought impossible. To this day, Trek OCLV carbon frames are the best, most consistent you can buy.



Endurance Fit: As befits Domane, the world's most advanced endurance racing bike, we've developed the world's most comfortable racing geometry. Still racy, but with a slightly higher head tube. You're more balanced over the bike for stability, and your back stays more comfortable through the entire ride.

 

IsoSpeed Fork: It's a one-two punch: generous ride-tuned sweep and shape increases compliance for a smoother ride, and unique dropout placement optimized the wheelbase.



Power Transfer Construction: Get more out of every pedal stroke with Power Transfer Construction. This Trek innovation applies more of your pedaling power to the road by optimizing the head tube/down tube/bottom bracket/rear wheel connection.





 

StepJoint Technology: After molding each specific piece for a frame, Trek joins the "lugs" into a complete frame using StepJoint Technology, or proprietary method of bonding two carbon structures together perfectly, with no overlap, no excess carbon, and consistent tube wall thickness throughout.


Performance Cable Routing:  Trek's performance cable routing is highly engineered for unshakable precision and the real-world performance that comes from better compatibility with current drivetrains. Optimal routing through the frame provides flawless shifting, better braking, sleeker aerodynamics, and easier assembly and maintenance.




BB90: BB90 is the widest bottom bracket available on a road bike. This Trek-exclusive carbon BB makes the frame lighter, stiffer, and quicker to accelerate. BB90 also eliminates the need for extra inserts and parts in the bottom bracket/frame junction. Fewer parts mean a lighter frame — and a lighter frame means a faster ride. 



Bontrager RXL IsoZone bar: Turns cobbles into concrete. Vibration from rough roads can cause numbness, fatigue, even loss of control. Trek's exclusive solution: integrated IsoZone handlebar pads that reduce vibration displacement by 20% while keeping the same ergonomic profile. You get comfort and confident control, with less additional weight than add on solutions like gel padding or double wrapped tape.

Component List:

Frame: 600 Series OCLV Carbon, E2, BB90, performance cable routing, DuoTrap compatible, Ride Tuned seatmast, IsoSpeed
Fork: Domane Isospeed full carbon. E2 asymmetric steerer
Wheels: Bontrager Race X Lite tubeless Ready
Tires: Bontrager R3 Hard-Case lite, 700x25c
Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace STI, 11 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace, braze-on
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace
Crank: Shimano Dura-Ace 50/34 (compact)
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 11-28, 11 speed
Saddle: Bontrager Affinity Race X Lite, carbon rails
Seatpost: Bontrager Ride Tuned Carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset
Handlebar: Bontrager Race X Lite IsoZone, OCLV carbon, VR-CF, 31.8mm
Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite, 31.8, 7 degree
Headset: Cane Creek IS-8 integrated, stainless cartridge bearings, sealed, alloy, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Brakeset: Shimano Dura-Ace
Grips: Bontrager Gel Cork Tape
Extras:  Vanishing Fender Mounts


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