Trek Madone 3.1

The Trek Madone 3.1 is a road bike that is built for racing and it is back for 2011 with plenty of carbon components onboard to make it as light as possible. This is part of an ongoing endeavour to reduce weight and increase speed and endurance. Strength is also assured by the carbon frame so for what is quite an affordable price, you will be able to pick up a very capable enthusiast’s road bike which will last years if properly treated. As well as being able to perform well in races the bike is actually rather handsome without being unsubtle about its capabilities. There is a lot going for this bike, so it deserves a closer look.

Many people who take cycling seriously will be looking for a carbon framed bike over an aluminium alloy alternative, which is why the Trek Madone 3.1 should be an ideal choice. Along with the frame there is carbon in the front fork and a carbon seatpost onboard to help the manufacturer whittle down the overall weight without compromising the stiffness or strength of the bike. Shimano 105 components, Tektro brakes and multiple Bontrager contributions make an appearance to round out the Trek Madone 3.1’s list of vital statistics, which should highlight the overriding quality that is present across this bike.

The black frame of the Trek Madone 3.1 looks great, with red and white detailing creating an eye-catching contrast that is not overtly showy. Even the rims have been picked out with red swashes and the presence of subtle Madone branding will let others know just what model you are riding without being too obvious. People looking to own this type of bike will probably be more interested in letting their skills make an impression rather than the look of their tools, but it is nice to see some attention paid to producing a classy cycle all the same.

Trek Madone 3.1 Specifications

  • Frame: 3 Series TCT Carbon
  • Front Fork: Bontrager Race with carbon legs and speed trap compatibility
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano 105 STI 10 Speed
  • Chainset: SRAM Apex
  • Chainrings: 50-34 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM Press fit
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 11-28 10 Speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Front Brake: Tektro R540 calliper brake
  • Rear Brake: Tektro R540 calliper brake
  • Brake Levers: Shimano 105 STI levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race VR-C 31.8mm
  • Stem: Bontrager Race Lite 31.8mm with 7 degree rise
  • Headset: 1-1/8″ integrated with semi-cartridge bearings
  • Grips: Bontrager gel tape
  • Rims: Bontrager approved alloy rims
  • Front Hub: Alloy hub
  • Rear Hub: Alloy hub
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager R1 700x23c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager R1 700x23c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Affinity 1 with steel rails
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Carbon with 20mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight:
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: