2010 Trek Madone 6 - now w/ Lew Pro VT-1's @ 14.3 lbs

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by CippoForLife

Sold the Supersix for something that fits a bit better...

2010 Trek Madone
58 cm Performance fit - love the taller HT.

Weight is right under the UCI limit, at about 14.6 lbs

Tried to stick with a Bontrager-based build, with a few tweaks:
- Ultegra 6700 group
- Bonty XXX carbon brakes (which are awesome, btw)
- Rotor 3D crankset with Q-rings
- Enduro Ceramic BB
- Bonty XXX stem and bar (love the bend!)
- Prologo Cancellera edition (carbon base + ti rails)
- Fulcrum Racing Speed wheels with Challenge tubulars

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So far I am impressed. My mini review...
+ Nice and stiff in the BB and front end, while retaining some compliance.
+ Handling is very neutral and Performance-fit option allows for fewer spacers
+ Ride is quite smooth, and I detect none of the "dead" feel that older Trek frames were accused of
- Stiff enough, but not in the same league as Canyon, or even Cannondale
- Light enough, but not crazy-light

Overall, I think Trek did a great job of nailing an all-around performer.
I'd say it is very hard to go wrong with this bike. Nothin too flashy, but really gets the job done well.

Best,
Cip
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by munk93

How are those speed limit brakes? Are they better than Zero gravity(If you tried them)?
Btw very nice and stealth looking bike :up:

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Thanks, Munk!
I really like the Speed Limits - I think for the money, and weight, they are a great set.
Stopping power is probably higher than Zero G, they aren't too finicky to set up, and are very easy to center with an allen key.
I've been impressed, and will be putting a similar set of The Hive carbon brakes on an upcoming build.

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Mike
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What did you think of the seatpost setup ?

I have the XXX lite (HCM Carbon), and find that when it's tight enough so the seat doesn't rock back and forth anymore, the clamps are forcing the rails (Aspide Ti) towards the post (center) and thus, the seat is not straight (but my seat is pretty old (4 years))...

Louis :)

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Louis, I know what you mean.
I tried to Lancify the bike with a Concor Lite, and just couldn't get my ideal position dialed.
The clamp always wanted to put the nose higher up than desired.
Odd design, for sure, but it works with this saddle.
Also, I'm not a huge fan of the ISP heads that can only take round rails.
I much prefer to be able to swap saddles without switching hardware.
But Ritchey, Edge, and Trek all do it this way :roll:
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Nice!

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by Tillquist

Really nice bike
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by Sam

How are you liking the Ultegra 6700 compared to the more exclusive/high-end stuff you ride?

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by muraski20

How were you able to use a Rotor crank with the BB-90? What bearing set are you using in the bb? I have a Top Fuel and have always been interested in using Rotor cranks.

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Matt

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Rotor 3d use the same BB standard as Hollowtech2.

So anything that can run DA/Ultegra/etc will run the Rotor 3D too.

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Thanks, guys...always nice to hear from Micky and Tillquist!!

Sam, the Ultegra 6700 stuff is very nice.
Honestly, I can't particularly feel a difference as compared to the DA 7900 shifers and derailleurs, other than the weight difference.
Shifting seems just as positive and feel is identical.

As for the Rotors, Redddraggon nailed it...same size exactly.

In terms of time on the bike, I have ridden it several times this week.
The more I ride it, the more I like it...a real dark-horse for me, as I never thought it would compete with some of my other bikes.
The ride is very well balanced - almost like Trek hit an 8/9 out of 10 for stiffness, ride quality, weight, and even looks if you ask me.
Not outstanding in any one area, but above average across the board.
I think this bike is becoming my thrasher - when I really want to kick my own ass, I grab this one.

-Mike
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Looks like a nice addition to the stable!
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I am not usually a Trek lover, but it looks the business and it sounds like it is a nice ride. Tell us more when you have had the chance to ride a few more kms.
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Here's a pic with some other wheels - Lew Pro VT-1's with Dugast Silk tires. Mmmmmm....
Ride is so smooth, and weight is now down to 14.3 lbs!
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by relanium

Did you buy the frame separate, and build onto it?
I have a 5.9 madone but would like to upgrade to 6 series, but just buy the frame...

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