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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:36 am 
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At Strade Bianche 2012

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Notice vastly different seat stays and fork compared to current Trek Madone 6 SSL. Hehe, I hope I'm the first who spotted this!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:43 am 
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Prototype for Roubaix? Raked out fork and extended chainstay?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:45 am 
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few things of note:

new fork is curved not straight

seat stay in back is split not connected near the top


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:09 am 
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Its not on the UCI's latest approved frame list. The new BMC is there though.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:33 pm 
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euan wrote:
Its not on the UCI's latest approved frame list. The new BMC is there though.


You def have a point. Either UCI doesn't know of it, UCI hasn't published it yet, or it's a one-off frame.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:09 pm 
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Word on the street is that Trek is launching a new Madone later this spring so the timing makes sense. Supposedly they will not go aero but it will be measurably lighter than the current SSL.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Were there not persistent rumours that he disliked the Trek bikes at first citing that the sl3 Tarmac was his go to bike and he much preferred it. Read that on velo news and cycling news. The fork rake looks akin to the sl3.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Definitely looks like a new Madone. I'm no Trek specialist, but it looks like the top tube is slightly curved along with the seatstays, and looks like a slightly bulkier headtube, and as noted the curved fork.

RE: diegogarcia: Maybe Fabian gave input about how he liked his sl3, and thats why theres a slight curve in the top tube and seat stay, similar to Specialized?

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It looks really good, even better with the RadioShack paint scheme

The fork blades are really shallow, this and that the increased rake could deliver a good amount of vertical flex

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:11 pm 
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I guess considering Cancellera loves using the TT position on a road bike, a bike with more Fork Trail will be much more stable for him to do it often.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:50 am 
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I can't believe I'm getting excited about a Trek!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:03 am 
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metanoize wrote:
I can't believe I'm getting excited about a Trek!


Crap, I know man, me too. Blasphemy!

It looks like an SL3 but with a sexier/slimmer fork and internal cables. Maybe I just like all the bikes that Cancellara rides, he makes them look good.

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so does it have more rake or more trail? or is it the same, just with a curved blade?
frame looks like it would have greater lateral/torsional stiffness, but looks can be deceiving.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:28 am 
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Niether rake nor trail is affected by curved forks. I once read an article that Cancellara likes higher rake than what usually Trek spec for bikes of his size.

Increased rake decreases trail and makes the bike more responsive but too much would make the bike twitchy.


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bikejam wrote:
Word on the street is that Trek is launching a new Madone later this spring so the timing makes sense. Supposedly they will not go aero but it will be measurably lighter than the current SSL.


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