Trek Bikes Heavier in 2019?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Post Reply
BikesNStuff
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:14 am

by BikesNStuff

Anyone notice the increasing weights this year over year? I've only checked a few, I thought bikes generally reduce weight over time?

Trek Domane SL6 Disc
2018: 18.14 lbs https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike ... Code=black
2019: 19.07 lbs https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike ... ack_orange

Trek Emonda SLR6
2017: 14.55 lbs https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike ... Code=black
2018: 14.96 lbs https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike ... grey_black

by Weenie


User avatar
FIJIGabe
Posts: 1821
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:07 pm
Location: The Lone Star State

by FIJIGabe

The weights published on their website should be taken with a big ol' grain of salt.
Madone 9 - https://bit.ly/2Nqedbn
Emonda SLR - https://bit.ly/2UK5FP8
Crockett - https://bit.ly/2Xem4sk

Madone 5, Cobia. I own a lot of Treks.

sennder
Posts: 108
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:13 pm

by sennder

Similarly, the new Trek Madone SL6 is listed as 390g heavier than the outgoing Trek Madone 9.0 when the only difference is the carbon used (OCLV 500 vs OCLV 600) and saddle (chromium rails instead of titanium). Probably a change in their weighing system.

TobinHatesYou
Posts: 3627
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:02 pm

by TobinHatesYou

The Madone SL vs 9 difference can completely be explained by the two changes you mentioned. I can’t imagine there being a difference in “weighing system.” What might you think that be? The only possibilities are with the addition of demo pedals and/or CPSC reflectors installed.

BikesNStuff
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:14 am

by BikesNStuff

I would expect measurement error to show some bikes get lighter and some heavier. This seems to be getting heavier on many of the bikes.

by Weenie


hlvd
Posts: 215
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:54 pm

by hlvd

The Madone 9.0 was quite the bargain compared to the new SL6 replacement

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post