Trek’s new Madone Disc has been spotted at the Criterium du Dauphine this week under most of the team. Click on through for images and highlights…
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The biggest change of course is the addition of disc brakes which also causes changes to the frame and fork.
Gone are the flappy aero panels from the front of the frameset. They are not needed with the change to disc brakes, they were originally designed to accommodate the aero brake caliper.
While there is no official word from Trek, yet, it looks like there is a new adjustable isospeed de-coupler system to soften or stiffen the ride based on road conditions and your own preferences.
The wheels are mounted on thru axles which will should stiffen up both front and rear wheels and help with disc alignment.
There is a new aero bar/stem set up which seems to address the issue with the previous one piece system of mixing stem length and bar width.
The bottom bracket looks to be chunkier than before, possibly to stiffen the drive end of the bike. With the new adjustable isoSpeed de-coupler presumably adding more comfort at the top of the bike there is no comfort penalty by stiffening the bottom bracket and chain stays to improve power transfer.
The team bikes have huge Trek logos on the down tube, possibly an indication of new designs to come on consumer bikes?
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