2018 Madone 9.0

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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nycjwi
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by nycjwi

Anyone know what the changes are from the 2016 9.0??
thx

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FIJIGabe
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by FIJIGabe

This has been pretty well covered. Bar/Stem combo replaced w/ standard bar and stem, Ultegra 8000, Aeolus Comp (formerly Aura 5's) vs. Paradigm Comp wheels.
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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

Pity there is no disc brake version.

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by FIJIGabe

It doesn't fit in the model range, and for the life of me, I cant understand why anyone would want an all-out aero race bike, and cripple it with such an in-aero device. Madone isn't a "climbing" bike. For that, go with an Emonda (disc, if you like). For flat, all-out efforts, I'll take rim brakes. They stop just as well given the situation.
Madone 9 https://goo.gl/7UwZpV
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eric01
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by eric01

We are seeing disc TT / Tri bikes right?

I think there is a market for a disc brake madone. For me personally I would choose rim over disc, but that's just me.

Trek will do the market research. If there's demand and they think they can make some money -- they'll build one
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FIJIGabe
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by FIJIGabe

Just because we're seeing them doesn't make them the right/logical choice. I'm not opposed to disc brakes, but I think they have a time/place, and an aero bike isn't it. I mean, why bother putting disc brakes on a bike that uses it's brakes once, maybe twice in a race? On a tri-bike, given that most races aren't "draft legal", you aren't racing in a pack, so you should have more than enough time and be able to anticipate a turn or when you're entering the transition. The same applies to a TT bike.

Trek will do the market research, and release something, I'm sure. There's money to be made (potentially), and what's the downside? None, really.
Madone 9 https://goo.gl/7UwZpV
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Madone 5 https://goo.gl/cMdyFo

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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

I'm not going to dispute that discs are not aero. They aren't...

I don't wish to eliminate rim brake bikes.

Someone looking for an allrounder. Someone that wants to descend fast and with confidence. Even though the descent might just be 5% of the route. Rest might be 50% flats

The workswell r081 looks not bad but more disc options in other brands would be nice.

Just saying...

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by TobinHatesYou

alcatraz wrote:I'm not going to dispute that discs are not aero. They aren't...

I don't wish to eliminate rim brake bikes.

Someone looking for an allrounder. Someone that wants to descend fast and with confidence. Even though the descent might just be 5% of the route. Rest might be 50% flats

The workswell r081 looks not bad but more disc options in other brands would be nice.

Just saying...

/a


Also if you switch to disc on other bikes and want the flexibility to share common wheelsets. Wheelsets that will presumably last a lot longer without braketracks to wear out.

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