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nickf
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by nickf

Keep an eye out here. Can't get into details but there is something new coming soon. Think big tires.

wpccrunner
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by wpccrunner

a real gravel race bike?

glam2deaf
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by glam2deaf

Yep new model all together, rather than that sad domane gravel edition.

CarlosFerreiro
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by CarlosFerreiro

Google "Trek Checkpoint" and some things will show up. Looks like a larger tyre clearance Domane without the front ISO and with a semidropped chainstay

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by spartan

coming March 1st. very cool looking bike. aggressive geo vs upright domane.
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2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 DI2 9150

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jekyll man
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by jekyll man

Already got 1 in at my lbs.
Lower end alu version in a Matt grey with mirror decals, with tiagra 10 and hydro brakes.
32mm schwalbe one tyres on tlr rims,with room for up to 40mm.
Mudguard and rack eyes front and rear.
No isospeed on this model, and geo looks like “domane plus”.

Looks a great buy at around £1500
Officially available in March.
Couldn’t take any pics and they aren’t allowed to advertise or post it on social media.
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nickf
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by nickf

We haven't received one yet. Same Geo as a Boone but with a lower BB and a little taller stack. It's not as tall as a domane though. Carbon up to 45mm tires. WAY to many rock mounts on it though, holes everywhere.

wingguy
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by wingguy

nickf wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:38 pm
We haven't received one yet. Same Geo as a Boone but with a lower BB and a little taller stack.
So in what way is it the same? :noidea:

karmaz
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by karmaz

https://www.bespokecycling.com/blog/adventure/trek

Seems like some info is already out there.

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Calnago
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by Calnago

Interesting. Adjustable effective chainstay length. And no isospeed up front. Personally I kind of hope they let the front end iso speed just die a quiet death. One of those downsides outweigh the upsides situations imo.
I should know this, but I don’t... What’s the rationale behind the drive side chainstay dropping way down as it leaves the BB then taking an abrupt change in direction back up towards the rear axle?
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nickf
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wingguy wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:53 pm
nickf wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:38 pm
We haven't received one yet. Same Geo as a Boone but with a lower BB and a little taller stack.
So in what way is it the same? :noidea:
Same TT length.

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by wingguy

Calnago wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:37 pm
I should know this, but I don’t... What’s the rationale behind the drive side chainstay dropping way down as it leaves the BB then taking an abrupt change in direction back up towards the rear axle?
Tyre clearance. It means that the chainstay isn't sandwiched in between the chainrings and the tyre at the same spot, so you can have more space on the inside without ending up with a paper thin stay.

(And less chain slap.)

jfranci3
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by jfranci3

So it's a boone with a lower BB and a bit more stack / Roubaix with a lower stack and wider tires. More mount points than either.

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by boots2000

This bike looks really good other than the adjustable dropouts- They are not really needed.

Trek is smart to introduce a fairly pricepoint model as opposed to an SLR version that come with Dura-Ace and costs 12k.

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nickf
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We got a few of them in. ALR's and some SL's. I'll try to get them on a scale. IMO to many mounts. I dont need 4 bottle mounts, TT mount, rack mounts, fork mounts. They want it to do everything i guess. Holes everywhere. ALR and SL is avalable as a frameset.
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