2020 Trek Madone SL 6 Disc Bike Radioactive Red

Madone SL6 Disc 2020 Radioactive red

Trek have had a busy couple of months with several new bike launches and a whole range of new and improved Bontrager accessories and parts. This is the second of a series of posts detailing some of our favourites. The new Madone SL offers the best of the more expensive top of the range Madone SLR but at a more attainable price.

The Madone SLR has been the most popular high end bike we have ever done, the only downside was the starting price was prohibitive. The new bike is straight out of the same mould as the SLR Disc and features almost all of the same technology as the top of the range model.

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

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The changes are a move to a standard handlebar and stem instead of the fully integrated one on the SLR, although you can upgrade at a later stage to the full aero, integrated one.

The other change is a switch from 700 series carbon to 500 series. There is a slight weight penalty but it is very small. The aero benefits and the comfort benefits from the isospeed decoupler (effectively a shock absorber/suspension beam) more than outweigh any small weight increase.

 

 

 

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Madone SL6 Disc 2020 Radioactive red

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IsoSpeed Decoupler

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The Madone SL Disc models come with an alloy bar and stem instead of the integrated carbon aero one on the SLR but can be upgraded at a later stage.

The Madone SL Disc models come with an alloy bar and stem instead of the integrated carbon aero one on the SLR but can be upgraded at a later stage.

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Ultegra hydraulic disc

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Ultegra drivetrain. The Madone SL Disc range all come with 11-28 cassette but this can be changed in store

Full Shimano Ultegra disc groupset.

Bontrager finishing kit is used throughout, the new Aeolus saddle is one of the highlights. It has a large, full length cut out to relieve pressure. It is one of the new range of shorter saddles aimed at a more performance oriented position and posture.

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Aeolus Comp 5 50mm wheelset

Bontrager Aeolus 5 Comp 50mm carbon wheelset paired with the brand new R3 tyres which have puncture protection, very low rolling resistance and improved grip.

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New Bontrager R3 Tyres

 

You can see all of the Madone SL Disc options and current pricing on our website here

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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