2018 Trek Domane AL Range

Trek’s 2018 aluminium road bike range starts off with the light, comfortable and easy to ride Domanes. There are two entry level bikes the Domane AL 2 and the Domane AL 3. The Domane AL 2 has a lot of the same features that you get on it’s more expensive stablemate the Domane AL 3 but at a more affordable price.

Click on through for features, details, colours, highlights and pricing of both bikes. 

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Domane AL 2

domane al 2 red

The Trek Domane AL 2 is Trek’s entry point into road bike riding. Built with the same lightweight aluminium frame and a carbon fork as it’s big brother the Domane AL 3 it’s the perfect starter road bike.

IsoSpeed Fork

One of the highlights of the new Domane AL range is the new carbon fork which is curved rather than straight bladed which really dampens down road buzz and vibration without compromising handling.

It still turns in and descends nimbly like a racing bike but now has a much more comfortable and stable front end.

Features

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The new Domane AL range all have rack and carrier mounts so are perfect for a touring or commuting set up

“The Domane AL range have very neat hidden fender mounts that blend into the frame if you chose to ride without mudguards but also allow the fitting of proper, full length guards for all weather riding”

 

Trek have been improving integration on all of their bikes for a number of years now and this bike benefits from trickle down technology that up to now was only available on their carbon bikes. There are a couple of really clever integration features like hidden fender mounts, hidden DuoTrap speed and cadence sensor capacity and rack mounts to name a few.

mudguard mounrts

The Domane AL range have very neat hidden fender mounts that blend into the frame if you chose to ride without mudguards but allow the fitting of proper, full length guards for all weather riding

Related: 2018 Scott Speedster 20 Road Bike highlights

Drivetrain

The Domane AL 2 runs a Shimano 16 speed Claris drivetrain with a wide range of gearing available as it has a compact 50/34 chainset and runs an 11-28 rear cassette offering plenty of low gears to get you up the hills.

Wheels and Tyres. Wider is the new skinny

The wheelset has been upgraded from the model that this bike replaces to Bontrager TLR (tubeless ready) and it runs on Bontrager’s T2 tyres in 25mm width. This is in line with the current trend for wider tyres offering better grip and more comfort.

Scott Speedster SE 2018 Road Bike

Bontrager finishing kit

Bontrager provide all of the finishing kit, seatpost, handlebars, stem, handlebar tape and the new Montrose saddle which is proving to be a very popular upgrade.

Colour options

For 2018 the new Domane AL 2 is available in two colour options. The Viper Red pictured at the top of this piece and the Matte Trek Black shown below.

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Domane AL 2 2018 Black

Related: Trek Domane AL 2


Trek Domane AL 3

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Trek Domane AL 3 Silver

The Trek Domane AL 3 is built using Trek’s proprietary 100 Series Alpha Aluminium frameset and their curved carbon Isospeed fork. Making it light, comfortable and responsive to ride.

Carbon OCLV IsoSpeed Fork

One of the highlights of the new Domane AL range is the new OCLV Isospeed carbon fork which is curved rather than straight bladed which really dampens down road buzz and vibration without compromising handling. It means the bike still turns in and descends nimbly like a racing bike but now has a much more comfortable and stable front end.

Features

rackmounts.jpg

The new Domane AL range all have rack and carrier mounts so are perfect for a touring or commuting set up

“The Domane AL range have very neat hidden fender mounts that blend into the frame if you chose to ride without mudguards but also allow the fitting of proper, full length guards for all weather riding”

 

Trek have been improving integration on all of their bikes for a number of years now and this bike benefits from trickle down technology that up to now was only available on their carbon bikes. There are a couple of really clever integration features like hidden fender mounts, hidden DuoTrap speed and cadence sensor capacity and rack mounts to name a few.

mudguard mounrts

The Domane AL range have very neat hidden fender mounts that blend into the frame if you chose to ride without mudguards but allow the fitting of proper, full length guards for all weather riding

Drivetrain

The Domane AL 3 features a Shimano 9 speed Sora drivetrain and the new Sora STI integrated brake and gear levers with their neatly hidden cables. It also has a full Shimano drivetrain including the new Sora chainset.

Wheels and Tyres. Wider is the new skinny

The wheelset is the excellent Bontrager TLR (tubeless ready) and it runs on Bontrager’s T2 tyres in 25mm width. This is in line with the current trend for wider tyres offering better grip and more comfort.

Related: Scott Bikes 2018 Speedster Road Bike Range

Bontrager finishing kit

Like the Domane Al 2, Bontrager provide all of the finishing kit, seatpost, handlebars, stem, handlebar tape and the new Montrose saddle which is proving to be a very popular upgrade.

Colour options

There is currently two colour options available in this bike, the Matte Quicksliver pictured above or the Gloss Trek Black below.

Pricing information is available here

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Gloss Trek Black. Trek Domane AL 3 2018

Related: Trek Domane Al 3

If you want to follow the numbers more closely I’m on Strava as Rob Cummins Wheelworx or if you’re more of a pictures instead of reading type I post on Instagram as wheelworxrob.

 

Chasing Kona book available

From smoker to back of the pack triathlete to the Ironman World Championships.

Read about how I overcame all of the odds and discovered what it would take to get to the Ironman World Championships – my eBook is now available to buy as an eBook on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes

It is also available as a paperback at Wheelworx.

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