Trek Domane 2.3 and 2.0 Road Bikes Review
Unlike the rest of the Domane range, the 2.3 and 2.0 models are built with an aluminium frame. As aluminium endurance bikes go, the Trek Domane 2-Series contains some surprisingly affordable options for riders who are starting to get serious about road racing. The frames may not be carbon, but they are still aerodynamically designed, light and comfortable on rougher surfaces, with two specification options giving you plenty of choice.
Trek Domane 2.0
The entry level Domane 2.0 is equipped with a 200 Series Alpha Aluminium frame that has Trek’s endurance-specific geometry. This is intended to give the rider additional control over the bike and ensure that it responds quickly in most conditions.
Comfort is improved thanks to the IsoSpeed decoupler, which effectively means that the seatpost is independent from the rest of the frame. This aids the absorption of vibrations from the road without compromising stiffness for the purposes of acceleration.
The drivetrain features a number of components from the Shimano Tiagra range, while a Bontrager saddle, handlebar and stem makes up the rest of the Trek Domane 2.0’s vital statistics. The Domane 2.0 is the only triple in the 2014 Domane series, the chainrings being the typical 50/39/30 combination.
Bontrager provide rims and tyres, the latter being the R1 hard-case lite tyre. There are built-in mounts for mudguards and a rack if you want to deck your bike out with additional peripherals further down the line.
Trek Domane 2.3
The same alloy frame is used for the Domane 2.3 and this model also features a carbon fork with ISoSpeed technology, which is another of Trek’s comfort-oriented features. Endurance racing typically involves tackling rugged and uneven surfaces, so this kind of solution will be welcomed by riders who want to avoid being fatigued by persistent road rumble.
For this model Trek adds Shimano 105 drivetrain equipment and also replaces the basic brakes with lighter, more responsive alternatives, also from the Shimano 105 range. The same Bontrager rim and tyre combo is repeated on this model.
The Domane 2-Series provides a stable learning platform for budding riders who have an ambition to get serious in the future and actually participate in competitive races.
|Trek Domane 2.3 Specifications 2014|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano 105||Front Fork:||Trek IsoSpeed carbon|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano 105||Rear Shock:||N/A|
|Shifters:||Shimano 105 STI||Brakes:||Shimano 105|
|Chainring:||50/34||Tyres:||Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite|
|Trek Domane 2.0 Specifications 2014|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Tiagra||Front Fork:||Trek IsoSpeed carbon|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Tiagra||Rear Shock:||N/A|
|Shifters:||Shimano Tiagra STI||Brakes:||Alloy pivot|
|Chainring:||50/39/30||Tyres:||Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite|