Even in this semi-stripped state a 1st generation Madone looks better than the current generation of Madones
To me it seems like Trek don't care about the looks of their bikes that much, anymore. One of my friends (A semi-pro) have ridden a 5,9 sl 2007. Said that it was the best bike he have ever ridden. That is still his opinion. And since those 3 months where he rode it, he had ridden Cannondale Caad 10, Cervelo S5, R3 and two different Trek 6,9 madones (08 and 09). Well, I'm beginning to believe that the new frames on the market are better than my 2007 SL(stiffness). I've rode a Canyon SLX for half a season, the feeling when you accelerated were just amazing. But still there is something amazing about the Trek. And it's not only the looks. I'm afraid that we will never see a frame this beautiful again. (IMO) The aero hype is too big. One of the few things i like about UCI, are their attempt to keep the bicycles in a traditional way. It's a bit annoying about my P3 Carbon and the 3:1 rule, but I'm not angry.