Trek Madone 5.5

Female road bike racers who want a no-nonsense cycle should be suitable impressed by the Trek Madone 5.5. It is an uncompromising powerhouse of carbon and alloy, which is as light as a feather, fast as an arrow and priced to show how much work has gone into its formulation. Its name is borrowed from a mountain in the Alps close to the city of Nice in France and like the rest of the range, it does not try to evoke the immovable mass of rock and earth but rather give the rider the confidence to conquer it.

Trek Madone 5.5 Overview

By routing the cables for gears and braking inside of the carbon frame, the Trek Madone 5.5 not only looks sleek but also benefits from a more streamlined shape. This is just one of the many areas in which speed has been put at the top of the agenda. Using carbon liberally for the frame and components means it does not weight nearly as much as it would if alloy or steel were used instead. The powerful brakes and racing tyres add more to the bike and allow the rider no excuses as everything has been done to swing the competition in their favour.

Black and silver with a hint of blue make this bike look the part and although it is designed to suit the female form it is not finished in a patronising hue, which is more than can be said for some of its rivals. Svelte, well made and offering all the tools that a professional or enthusiast cyclist could require, the Trek Madone 5.5 2011 Women’s Road Bike should earn you a place on the podium.

Trek Madone 5.5 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: SRAM Force
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: SRAM Force 10 Speed
  • Chainset: SRAM Force
  • Chainrings: 50-34 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: BB90 bottom bracket
  • Cassette: SRAM PC-1070 11-28 10 Speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Front Brake: SRAM Force calliper brake
  • Rear Brake: SRAM Force calliper brake
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race X Lite VR-C carbon 31.8
  • Stem: Bontrager X Lite 7 degree 31.8mm
  • Headset: Integrated cartridge bearing sealed alloy 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
  • Grips: Integrated cartridge bearing sealed alloy 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
  • Rims: Bontrager Race Lite rims
  • Front Hub: Bontrager Race Lite hub
  • Rear Hub: Bontrager Race Lite hub
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager R3 700x23c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager R3 700x23c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager R3 700x23c
  • Seatpost: Bontrager ride tuned carbon seatmast cap 20mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
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