Trek Madone 5.9 Compact 2011 Road Bike

Trek Madone 5.9 Compact Overview

If you want to buy into the Trek Madone range then the 5.9 Compact edition is not at the top of the pile but is also far from the bottom of the heap when it comes to road bikes. It offers carbon components, a carbon frame and assured performance based on years of previous success. In this price bracket there are plenty of great cycles, which can make choosing a chore, particularly when you are going to be parting with a significant wedge of cash. If you need convincing, read on for a closer look at why the Trek Madone 5.9 Compact might be suitable.

Carbon is used for the frame to provide strength and lightness but whilst there is carbon on the forks, you will find that aluminium is also used here and elsewhere as a concession to keep the price at a competitive level. This is hardly a huge hindrance but it is worth noting when you are looking at bikes that would be suitable for professional road racing and training. 10-speed Shimano Ultegra gears along with Bontrager rims and tyres prove that this bike means business.

The appealing blue and white paint job is not entirely contemporary but it is still attractive enough to make the bike a contender. The cabling for the brakes and gears is cleverly integrated into the carbon frame so that it does not protrude unnecessarily, giving it a streamlined, aerodynamic look. Trek make sure that you never forget which firm made the bike by plastering its name as regularly as possible on most of the components. The subtle Madone branding will let others know the pedigree of your ride, making this a compact road bike that walks the walk and talks the talk.

Trek Madone 5.9 Compact Specifications

  • Frame: 5 Series TCT carbon E2 with internal cable routing and DuoTrap compatible
  • Front Fork: Bontrager Race X Lite with E2 aluminium steerer carbon crown and legs
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra STI 10 Speed
  • Chainset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Chainrings: 50-34 Teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: BB90 bottom bracket
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-28 10 Speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Front Brake: Shimano Ultegra calliper brake
  • Rear Brake: Shimano Ultegra calliper brake
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra STI levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race Blade VR
  • Stem: Bontrager X Lite 7 degree 31.8mm
  • Headset: Integrated cartridge bearing sealed alloy 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
  • Grips: Bontrager gel tape
  • Rims: Bontrager Race Lite rims
  • Front Hub: Bontrager Race Lite rims
  • Rear Hub: Bontrager Race Lite rims
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager R3 700x23c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager R3 700x23c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Affinity 2, hollow chromoly rails
  • Seatpost: Bontrager ride tuned carbon seatmast cap 20mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
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