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Trek Domane 5.9 and 5.2 Road Bikes Review

The Trek Domane 5-Series attempts to conjoin the stability required for riding over rough surfaces during endurance races with the stiffness that allows you to put down some power and accelerate when the time comes. It is a tough trick to pull off, but one which these models achieve admirably thanks to their carbon frames and intelligent geometry.

Trek Domane 5.2

The 500 Series OCLV carbon frame has been tuned for long distance races over loose surfaces, rocky terrain and tough cobbles. The higher headtube means that the geometry of the frame helps to improve comfort without forcing you to compromise in terms of raw performance. As well as allowing the bike to minimise feedback, the frame makes it easier to retain control and keep the rider in a stable, confident condition.

The Shimano Ultegra drivetrain is in keeping with this unshakable ethos and components from the same range are harnessed for the brakeset. The cabling has undergone a lot of work in the past few years, with optimisations made to make sure that each shift is as smooth as possible.

The seatpost is built by Bontrager and fashioned from the same strong, light and flexible carbon that makes up the rest of the frame. Bontrager also provide the Race rims and the R3 Hard-Case Lite tyres.

Trek Domane 5.2 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra” Front Fork: Domane IsoSpeed full carbon
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Rear Shock: N/A
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra STI Brakes: Shimano Ultegra
Gears: 11 speed Rims: Bontrager Race
Chainring: 50/34 Tyres: Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite
Cassette: 11-28 Weight: N/A

Trek Domane 5.9

Trek chooses not to mess with the frame-fork combo for the Domane 5.9 and you also get the same seatpost, saddle and handlebars.

The implementation of the Bontrager Race Lite TLR wheelset helps to reduce weight and dampen vibrations further.

Meanwhile the Ultegra Di2 drivetrain makes the most of electronic shifting technology to give you a professional level of performance from this well appointed enduro-racer.

The Domane 5-Series models take road racing seriously and help riders tackle the flat of the tarmac as well as the rougher stuff that awaits you off the beaten track.

The Domane 5-series are the harder working cousins of the sophisticated Trek Madone 5.9 and 5.2 bikes.

Trek Domane 5.9 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2″ Front Fork: Domane IsoSpeed full carbon
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 Rear Shock: N/A
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Di2 STI Brakes: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Gears: 11 speed Rims: Bontrager Race Lite
Chainring: 50/34 Tyres: Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite
Cassette: 11-28 Weight: N/A