HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:26 am
Posts: 438
Location: USA
If someone could help me with a dilema, I would appreciate it. I work in a bike shop that is a Trek dealer, so I want to stay with them. I have been riding a Trek Madone 7 Series for the season and am pondering if I could ride a 60. The reason for considering a 60 is the headtube is 2cm taller and it is hard for me to run a aggressive set-up. The reach numbers between the 2 frame is quite small. The 58 is 40.6 and the 60 is 40.9, so it seems quite small unless I am missing something.
I could go to the Domane which is a thought, but I am waiting for the team frames which have a steeper heatube and longer top tube.
Any thoughts would greatly be appreciated :beerchug:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:07 pm
Posts: 650
Location: The Taint of the USA!
The Domane's are only available H3, unless you get a "Team" frame, which is H1, but is only available in a size 54. The difference between the two frames sizes (Madone) is 1.2cm (12mm). You could make up the difference in frame size by running a longer stem, or you could make up the height difference on the 58 by running more spacers beneath the stem. I know many on here are of the "slam the stem" mentality, but I disagree with that, unless your fit allows you.

On the other hand, the 60cm Domane has a smaller effective top tube (57.9 vs 58.6) and shorter reach (38.3 vs 39.5), so that may fit you better in the 60cm size. Either way, both bikes are great.

_________________
2013 Madone 5, Superfly
2012 SpeedConcept 7, Cobia


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:59 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:28 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:26 am
Posts: 1771
Location: Atlanta, GA, US
The reach number doesn't take the spacers into account, so by the time you factor in those and the HTA the difference in reach is probably a bit more between the two sizes. What length stem and how many spacers do you run on the 58?

_________________
My Bikes

My Photoblog


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:26 am
Posts: 438
Location: USA
Thanks.. I have all the spacers in and a 100mm stem. I think the 60 will give me the taller head tube without having the reach being to far different. My saddle is also all the way back, I don't if that matters.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:07 pm
Posts: 650
Location: The Taint of the USA!
If you're going to run a 100mm stem on a 58, I would not go with a 60. My experience is that the shorter stems make the bike twitchy and harder to handle.

_________________
2013 Madone 5, Superfly
2012 SpeedConcept 7, Cobia


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:26 am
Posts: 438
Location: USA
I think I am going to the Domane Pro Fit frame.. have all the geo numbers and that may be my best bet. Thanks for all the help.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:07 pm
Posts: 650
Location: The Taint of the USA!
if you fit on a 54, good luck!

_________________
2013 Madone 5, Superfly
2012 SpeedConcept 7, Cobia


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:52 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:26 am
Posts: 438
Location: USA
Actually, they will have sizes 54-62 as those are the sizes they build for the team. It is 250 frames and I am just waiting on confirmation whether they will be in Project One. I"ll let you know how it goes.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:52 am 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 36 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Trek Domane 6, anyone know what this part is for?

in Road

jspaceman

3

414

Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:13 pm

FIJIGabe View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Trek Domane alloy version 2.3 weight?

in Road

hjb1000

9

1642

Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:08 am

MajorMantra View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 2013 Trek Domane 4.0 Stock Weight(s)

in Road

Starlite

2

385

Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:29 pm

Starlite View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. '14 Trek Domane WSD 48cm - Help, shorter cranks!

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

j0oftheworld

19

936

Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:47 am

dereksmalls View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 2014 Trek Madone 4 series

in Road

athletic91

1

798

Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:29 pm

FIJIGabe View the latest post


It is currently Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:58 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB