Reviews: Trek Madone 2.3 and 2.1 Road Bikes

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Trek Madone 2.3 and 2.1 Road Bikes Review

The entire Trek Madone series is targeted at offering solid road racing performance, although at the top end of the scale you will have to invest a lot to the get the model of your dreams, such as the 7-series or Madone 6.5. The 2-Series is more affordable, using aluminium instead of carbon for the frame while still offering professional-grade capabilities when paired with the right rider.

Trek Madone 2.1

The Madone 2.1 is all about aerodynamic refinement. It has a 200 series Alpha Aluminium frame, the tubing of which has been carefully formed to ensure a combination of maximum power transfer and minimum weight.

Although the frame is alloy, the KVF fork is carbon, which is a nice touch and something you would hope to see onboard a bike in this price range. Carbon is light and strong, while still being supple enough to reduce the rumble of the road and keep you comfortable over long distances.

Shimano 105 components are bundled together to form the drivetrain, while Bontrager is responsible for the manufacture of the saddle, handlebar and stem, along with the tyres and rims, these being Bontrager Race rims and Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite tyres.

Trek Madone 2.3

The same alloy frame-carbon fork combo is carried over to the Trek Madone 2.3, but with the Bontrager TRL wheelset and Shimano 105 brakes there are a few major upgrades included in this package.

The bike is designed to be customisable to suit the rider’s needs, so as well as having fully adjustable elements there are also vanishing mudguard mounts so that you can add accessories discretely, as well as SpeedTrap sensor sections in the fork which can relay relevant data to you while you race or train.

Aluminium framed road bikes have advanced significantly in recent years and while carbon may be the material of preference for the pros, there is only a slim margin separating the Trek Madone 2-Series from its costlier competitors.

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Trek Madone 2.3 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur:Shimano 105Front Fork:Madone KVF full carbon
Rear Derailleur:Shimano 105Rear Shock:N/A
Shifters:Shimano 105 STIBrakes:Shimano 105
Gears:10 speedRims:Bontrager Race
Chainring:50/34Tyres:Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite
Cassette:12-30Weight:N/A


Trek Madone 2.1 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur:Shimano 105Front Fork:Madone KVF full carbon
Rear Derailleur:Shimano 105Rear Shock:N/A
Shifters:Shimano 105 STIBrakes:Alloy pivot
Gears:10 speedRims:Bontrager Race
Chainring:50/34Tyres:Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite
Cassette:12-30Weight:N/A

Item: Trek Madone 2.3

Description: The Trek Madone 2.3 is solid everyday aluminium road bike.
Review: The Trek Madone 2.3 belongs to a prestigious family of Madone race-ready bikes.

Bike: Trek Madone 2.3 Road Bike
Price: £1,200NewIn Stock
Rating: 4 / 5 stars


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