Trek Madone 5.2

Trek Madone 5.2

The Trek Madone 5.2 is a road bike set up specifically for female riders who do not want to be left in the dust and would rather work their way past their rivals and take the lead in a competitive environment. It looks great, handles well and is finished to a high standard with components from Shimano and Bontrager. It also benefits from a carbon frame which will give as good as it gets and provide comfort even when the road gets bumpy.

Because this is a 5 Series bike within the extensive Madone range you get a carbon frame that is built to accept the cables for the brakes and gears using internal routing channels. You also get the Bontrager Race X Lite front fork, which has a carbon crown and carbon legs to match the frame. Shimano gears provide 10 separate settings and the Shimano Ultegra calliper brakes are on hand to bring the bike under control once you have conquered the uphill climb and need to stay on track as the decent begins and the speeds increase.

The Trek Madone 5.2 is an attractive bike and it manages to retain its feminine touches without looking too patronising. It has pink detailing on the silver and white frame whilst the Bontrager tyres feature pink walls, which give it a consistent style. In addition the Trek Madone branding lets you know the pedigree of this particular model and the black accents and rims add attitude where it is needed most. In short, it is difficult to beat this bike from any angle.

Trek Madone 5.2 Specifications

  • Frame: 5 Series TCT Carbon E2 BB90 with internal cable routing and DuoTrap compatibility
  • Front Fork: Bontrager Race X Lite with E2 aluminium steerer carbon crown and legs
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra
  • Chainset: Shimano Ultegra
  • Chainrings: 50-34 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: BB90 bottom bracket
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 11-28 10 Speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Front Brake: Shimano Ultegra calliper brake
  • Rear Brake: Shimano Ultegra calliper brake
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra STI levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race Blade VR 31.8mm
  • Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite 7 Degree 31.8mm
  • Headset: Integrated cartridge bearing sealed alloy 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
  • Grips: Bontrager gel tape
  • Rims: Bontrager rims
  • Front Hub: Bontrager Race hub
  • Rear Hub: Bontrager Race hub
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager R3 700x23c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager R3 700x23c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Affinity 2 women’s specific design with hollow chromoly rails
  • Seatpost: Bontrager ride tuned carbon seatmast cap 20mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
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Bike: Trek Madone 5.2
4 / 5 stars
*****

Like many cyclists, I've been riding since I was very young and despite now being less-young, I love it just as much. I've done my time on road bikes, have cycled throughout the UK, including Lands End to John O' Groats (yes, uphill!) and now have fun on a mountain bike, in the hills and doing charity bike rides.