New 2013 Trek Madone/Road bike spotted under Cancellara?????

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terminus
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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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by Malkor

Prototype for Roubaix? Raked out fork and extended chainstay?

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by terminus

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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euan
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by euan

Its not on the UCI's latest approved frame list. The new BMC is there though.
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terminus
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by terminus

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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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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by diegogarcia

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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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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by Epic-o

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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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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by metanoize

I can't believe I'm getting excited about a Trek!

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by lwrncc

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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by metanoize

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.


Officially, Tour of California...
- Zipp rims will break if you look at them too hard
- R-Sys wheels will spontaneously explode
- The ZG crankset will never, ever exist
- Everyone needs Lightweights, even if they're fat and old
- Parts actually made of metal are SO 10 years ago

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