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 Post subject: 2016 Madone 9
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:38 am 
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This was posted in the Pro Cycling thread:

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Brake back to the top of the seat stays.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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9 ? as in 9 series carbon ?


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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Woah Frankenvenge. They are doing a good job with the paint though.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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Looks pretty aggressive; a mix between a 7 series Madone and a Speed Concept.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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Madone 9 is the name which was listed on the list of approved frames for June published by the UCI. There's also the Scott F02, which is presumably the successor to the F01, which became the Foil. So I'm not sure if the carbon's different.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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It has a few Canyon elements as well with the stem/bar etc. The fat down tube looks neat but the curve in the tt kills it for me.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:18 am 
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nice to see upper rear brake. but man is that bike butt UGLY. Also, it looks like it would be a stiff/ harsh ride.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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I like everything about this except for the top tube.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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I bet (hope) it will look better in smaller sizes. Looks to be somewhere around a 60cm. Also wonder if it is h1 or h2 geometry.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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Guess official announcement will come with the TDF? I like the looks of it. "Boxy". But the seat mast is a little distracting.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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Agree with @Thirstyman... Rear brake is back to its sensible place, but man... They really brought out the ugly stick on this one. Water bottles jammed together, and I still really don't like the look of the head tube, direct mount brakes and front fork junction. Fork looks chopped out to accommodate the brakes. Nothing really "flows", except I suppose... the air around it all. It better, because to my eyes that would be it's only redeeming quality on first looks.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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Slight cutout in fork for the brake to be recessed?

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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Yes, that's not new, but I still think it's ugly and looks chopped up rather than smooth and integrated.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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Calnago wrote:
Water bottles jammed together



Yeah, that's not new but I still think it looks ugly.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Madone 9
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It's Trek's answer to the Venge and their first 'true' aero road frame. Of course it's going to have elements that make it looks boxy. It's a sprinter's bike no doubt designed to go fast in a straight line. Stiff, aero profiled, etc.


Obviously the photo only shows one side, but there is a serious lack of cabling showing, suggesting stuff might be routed/hidden in the bars.

Personally I like it, although not so much in the Trek FR red. Maybe a smaller size in black (sorry, I prefer stealth) would make it look a bit better).

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