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 Post subject: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 3:35 pm 
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Hello everyone!

I am a long time lurker but a noob. I have been through few bikes over time: http://www.pedalroom.com/members/amey

I have just pulled a trigger on Trek Madone Series 5* frameset from Kinoko cycles as my fast/best bike which looks like this:
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Also just secured these wheels from classifieds:
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I will be transforming Ultegra 6770 Di2 and other stuff like pedals saddle etc from my winter bike to this with Rotor 3D cranks and FSA chainrings

Will update thread as I go; pretty excited! :D

* After a lot of looking at geo charts, stack & reach calculations and a bike fit Madone was the only non-endurance race bike I could find.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

This is where it is at the moment with Ambrosio Nemesis wheelset sorted for winter and a 110mm stem instead of that dinky 90mm with 10mm spacer:

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 3:56 pm 
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Like the look of this.....make sure to peel the decals from those wheels though. :beerchug:

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 4:10 pm 
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Welcome to the Madone club! The 5-series is a workhorse of a bike. It is relatively light, very strong and very responsive. You'll love it.

A couple of places where you will want to look at upgrading are the brakes (the stock Bontrager units aren't very good, compared to the DA9000 and Ultegra 6800 offerings) and headset (look for something lighter than than FSA unit). Of course, you'll be working with a 24mm spindle (no BB30 cranks) on a BB90 bottom bracket, so keep that in mind.

Enjoy, and put as many miles on that sucker as you can!

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:30 pm 
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I've just agreed a deal on a 2013 5 series frame set. Like you I'm using a 6770 Di2 group set that I already own, Rotor 3D chain set and HED Stingers! I'll be ordering 6800 direct mount brake callipers and not using the Bontragers.

It will be interesting to see how you build turns out :D


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:06 am 
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I'm still riding the predecessor to the Madone 5. The Trek 5200. Other than wheels and handlebar, everything is original. Great bike, still get tons of compliments on the U.S. postal schema too.

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 1:23 am 
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I have that exact frame set built up with SRAM Red (2010) and Zipp 404 clinchers(2008)
It is a great training / crit bike and quite comfortable. My 60cm weighs in at about 7.3kg.
I still run the original Bontrager brakes which are ok but nowhere near as good as Shimano.

I bought the frame set to replace a damaged frame and transferred the components across.
I've been riding it nearly 12 months and am really happy with it. The ride quality and handling is quite close to that of my Parlee Z5. It is about 1kg heavier.
The Parlee is quicker and more responsive due to lighter weight and Tubulars.
I that impressed that I'm saving up for a 2016 Madone 7


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 1:31 am 
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Nice ozrider. I guess I should feel good that back when they made the 01 model they were still equipping it pure ultegra. I'm the original owner. Just had it fully serviced , cleaned, re-greased and replaced some worn cables. Kind of surprised how good it still looks.

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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 1:33 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 10:20 am 
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Spanielsson wrote:
I've just agreed a deal on a 2013 5 series frame set. Like you I'm using a 6770 Di2 group set that I already own, Rotor 3D chain set and HED Stingers! I'll be ordering 6800 direct mount brake callipers and not using the Bontragers.

It will be interesting to see how you build turns out :D


Ha looks like we are going to have VERY similar builds!

I am tempted for 6800 calipers myself; I was going for Swisstop pads anyway. Are Bontrager brakes really shit? I was wondering if its worth upgrading to compression-less cables for brakes and use the Bontrager calipers; might just get normal cables and 6800 callipers (with swisstop pads) instead.

I was also unaware of the fact that these frames cant take Rotor 3D+ which I was planning to move from this bike: http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/rychtarsk ... -max-16759
I have ordered the new 3D 24 instead with less horrible graphics. The frame also comes with bearings!

Ozrider thats a lovely build! Your seatmast in the photo is white but on trek website it shows black .. I must say Trek really need to redesign their graphics/paint jobs OR offer Project One for series 5


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:12 pm 
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I swapped the seatpost for a 5deg setback with my LBS.
It is weird that they offer Project One options on 4 series but not 5.
The Bontrager brakes work better with wider rims, I recently swapped my Zipp 404 Clinchers for some HPlus Son 23 mm rims for the rainy season, and found a big improvement in braking performance. Same pads, same cables.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:04 pm 
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Yeah I think I'll start with the Bontrager brakes and see how they perform with Swisstop yellow pads ..

I havent sorted winter wheels for this yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 5:07 am 
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The brakes aren't shit, per se, but are definitely not as good as the Shimano offerings. Also, I'm assuming you're getting a 2014 model, but if not, make sure the brakes have been fixed (they were recalled in December).


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 6:48 am 
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I'm going to order the 6810 direct mount callipers this morning, I'd rather make the change straight off. Wiggle have price matched Evans at £47 per brake and I have vouchers to use!

I need to decide which compressionless housing to use with them now. I've used Alligator i-links on my other Madone and R5, they've been great up to now and most likely go with them again.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
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Yep I am getting the 2014 version


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Madone Series 5
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Where are you getting Alligator cables from ?


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