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Exclusive! Radical new Trek Madone breaks cover at Criterium du Dauphine

Exclusive! Radical new Trek Madone breaks cover at Criterium du Dauphine

2022 Dauphine Trek Madone 2023 – 4.jpeg A new Trek Madone road bike has broken cover for the first time, being ridden by members of…

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2022 Dauphine Trek Madone 2023 – 4.jpeg A new Trek Madone road bike has broken cover for the first time, being ridden by members of the Trek-Segafredo pro team in the Criterium du Dauphine that began in La Voulte-Sur-Rhone this morning. The Madone is Trek’s aero road bike, sitting alongside the lightweight – and these days also aero – Emonda. 2023 Trek Madone-4 Trek is saying nothing about the new design other than the usual: “Trek is constantly working on product development with our sponsored athletes and when we have anything to communicate we’ll let you know…” Or something. That means we’re relying totally on what we see here. 2022 Dauphine Trek Madone 2023 – 15.jpeg The key feature is the interrupted aero seat tube. It splits in two at its top in order to join each of the seat stays. Then it stops abruptly before resuming as more of a seat mast to house the aero seatpost. 2022 Dauphine Trek Madone 2023 – 13.jpeg What’s the idea? We’re guessing that Trek will be talking about the design adding compliance to the ride because that has been among the Madone’s key features for many years; there’s no sign of the IsoSpeed system – which has been incorporated in order to smooth the ride in the past. IsoSpeed is designed to allow the seat tube to move independently of the rest of the frame, meaning a degree of movement at the saddle, so we surmise that the new design is […]

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