New Madone for the Tour?

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Timo
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by Timo

Also, after a flat tire and a wheel change it is common practise for a rider to manually adjust his rear brake to the new rim (especially if the wheel comes from the neutral car). Impossible to do this with the new Madone.
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I'd say its aero is probably in the realm of the Scott Foil (slightly better due to integrated brakes), but not the Venge and almost certainly not the S5. Once again, made a decision to get an all rounder rather than a full on aero road bike

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em3 wrote:http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-and-tech/spotted-all-new-trek-madone-7_222357" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


As promised :)

Looks pretty good in person, actually. I like the brake integration, and Shimano's version of the dual-bolt, dual-pivot setup looks pretty good. The guys seemed happy with them, and a quick squeeze of the brake lever (they would let me do no more) resulted in a firm response, no mushy nastiness as found on many similarly-placed TT brakes.
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by boots2000

So this is an addition? anyone know if they are keeping the 6.9 in the lineup as is?

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by jmilliron

Frame looks cool. Seat stays without the brake bridge look interesting. Wonder if that changes ride quality and power transfer?

Dislike the flow from the HT to the fork though. Disjointed.
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by Spanielsson

jmilliron wrote:Frame looks cool. Seat stays without the brake bridge look interesting. Wonder if that changes ride quality and power transfer?


You would imagine the lack of a brake bridge/mount would improve ride quality.

For the first time in a while I'm interested in trying both the Domane & the new Madone...

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the fork-headtube junction looks so bad...

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justkeepedaling wrote:I'd say its aero is probably in the realm of the Scott Foil (slightly better due to integrated brakes), but not the Venge and almost certainly not the S5. Once again, made a decision to get an all rounder rather than a full on aero road bike


They probably just realize that for a road bike "aero" is just a steaming pile of marketing garbage...... :noidea:

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by Geoff

Maybe it's just me, but that is the first Madone that I have found interesting...

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btompkins0112 wrote:
justkeepedaling wrote:I'd say its aero is probably in the realm of the Scott Foil (slightly better due to integrated brakes), but not the Venge and almost certainly not the S5. Once again, made a decision to get an all rounder rather than a full on aero road bike


They probably just realize that for a road bike "aero" is just a steaming pile of marketing garbage...... :noidea:


Or maybe they realize what it is, but figure the pros prefer something more all rounded...

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I like it, although I do wonder about the issues with the rear bike placement.

I am a big fan of the "pay a bit of attention to aero" approach. Aero is hardly an all-or-nothing deal, as if when it's not the dominant factor it's trivial.

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by Fourthbook

Seems like a brake mounted under the BB would be a nightmare in sloppy conditions. Won't it pick up more mud, etc. there? I also wonder how the lack of a brake bridge between the rear seat stays affects frame rigidity, especially when sprinting - flexing the frame from side to side.

+1 on the ugly headtube shape...
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The Domane is the bike for "sloppy" conditions, so that left the Madone for the nicer parcours.

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