Trek Madone 4.5 Compact 2011 Road Bike

The Trek Madone 4.5 Compact is a road bike that takes its name from a French mountain on which Lance Armstrong trained. It makes up part of a range, which is aimed at those riders who are serious about cycling. You can see the professional nature of the bike just by glancing at its specifications, including a carbon frame, Shimano 105 components and high-end Bontrager rims and tyres. This type of technology comes at a price but amongst its peers, the Trek Madone 4.5 Compact is a relatively affordable option for enthusiasts who need a road bike that is suitable for competition.

The carbon frame is complemented by carbon forks from Bontrager that have an aluminium steerer. This minimises the weight of the bike and means that as much energy as possible is expended in generating forward motion rather than dragging extra kilos up the side of a mountain. 10 speed compact gears from Shimano and high performance calliper brakes from Tektro complete the package, providing a stable, secure platform, which can be adapted to suit the road ahead. Because this is a compact bike you might assume that some compromises have been made but you will be hard pressed to find any cut corners on the Trek Madone 4.5 Compact.

The Trek Madone 4.5 Compact is a handsome bike with a black frame bearing the Madone branding in blue and the Trek nametag in white. Bontrager branding on the rims, tyres and seatpost help to showcase its high-end heritage. It doesn’t top the list of best looking bikes but its look does not distract from its performance. Every time you hop on you might think about the 12km climb that winds up its namesake and hopefully be inspired by the actions of the man who made it famous.

Trek Madone 4.5 Compact Specifications

  • Frame: 4 Series TCT carbon Duo Trap compatible
  • Front Fork: Bontrager Race Lite with E2 aluminium steerer and carbon legs
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano 105 STI 10 Speed
  • Chainset: Shimano R600 Compact
  • Chainrings: 50-34 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano
  • 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 7 degree 31.8mm
  • Headset: Integrated cartridge bearing sealed alloy 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
  • Grips: Bontrager gel tape
  • Rims: Bontrager SSR rims
  • Front Hub: Bontrager SSR hub
  • Rear Hub: Bontrager SSR hub
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager R1 700x23c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager R1 700x23c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Affinity 1 steel railed
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Carbon with 20mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
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