Looking for any infos about new Madone SLR.
I´ve just got an special offer at £4.5k for new SLR 6(Ultegra equipped rim brake option) at my lbs https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike ... lity_black
Any thoughts about frame weight, BB and front end stiffness and overall ride quality? It is still so much money to spend compared to let´s say Cervelo S5 2018, now at £2.6k.
Thanks for all inputs!
Obviously my one is disc brake so it will be a little different in terms of stiffness, and the weight will be a little less on the rim brake frame. Its also 700 oclv so should be lighter than last years frameset, although i haven't looked into that one so dont quote me here.
Stiffness wise, the front end is a little flexier than a 2018 s5, but not so much that i find it detrimental. I've pulled a few 1500w+ sprints on it now and haven't noticed it flexing. Any flex is in the bar too, the headtube is really stiff so cornering is super direct. In the same situations bb is super solid. It is a very stiff bike.
In terms of ride quality, the isospeed works. Very compliant back end. The bars have enough of a dampening effect to balance it all out. I'm very impressed. I currently commute on mine as i can't go back to my old commuter after riding it.
£2600 for an s5 is damn cheap though, it just won't be as comfortable and a maginally less aerodynamic.
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