Trek 7 Series 58 or 60 or maybe a Domane

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upside
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by upside

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:

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by FIJIGabe

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.
Madone 9 https://goo.gl/7UwZpV
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Madone 5 https://goo.gl/cMdyFo

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by fa63

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?

upside
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by upside

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.

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by FIJIGabe

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.
Madone 9 https://goo.gl/7UwZpV
Crockett https://goo.gl/f5PdCN
Madone 5 https://goo.gl/cMdyFo

Madone 4, Cobia. I own a lot of Treks.

upside
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by upside

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.

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by FIJIGabe

if you fit on a 54, good luck!
Madone 9 https://goo.gl/7UwZpV
Crockett https://goo.gl/f5PdCN
Madone 5 https://goo.gl/cMdyFo

Madone 4, Cobia. I own a lot of Treks.

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by upside

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.

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