Trek Madone 6.5 Compact 2011 Road Bike

Trek Madone 6.5 Compact Overview

The Trek Madone 6.5 Compact is not for the casual rider, with its carbon frame and components combining with a suitably high price point to make it the preserve of those who take their cycling as a professional commitment rather than a weekend treat. Named after a mountain that offers 12 kilometres of unbroken hardship for hardcore riders, it provides the perfect platform for developing skills, training and then taking on others in head-to-head competition. If you still think that you can tame this bike, then read on for further details and in-depth analysis.

The carbon frame is here to provide superior lightness and Trek has cleverly integrated the cables which control braking and gear changes within the frame so that the bike not only looks cleaner but also has a more aerodynamic shape. Carbon is also used to form the front fork, handlebars and seatpost, which means this bike is shedding serious weight when compared to its alloy alternatives. This all comes at a price but you can only expect this kind of build quality and performance potential if you are willing to make a big initial investment. Rims, front and rear hubs and tyres from Bontranger help to keep things working towards the common cause of propelling you to the front of the pack.

The Trek Madone 6.5 Compact’s frame is coloured black and blue, which will hopefully not seem ironic if you ever take a tumble. Because the bike is a solid, stable platform for racing and training, this is unlikely. The quality of the construction is undeniable although the bike does not sit at the top of the table when it comes to style. At this price bracket, looks will probably be a minor concern.

Trek Madone 6.5 Compact Specifications

  • Frame: OCLV2 Red Carbon E2 with internal cable routing and DuoTrap compatible
  • Front Fork: Bontrager Race XXX Lite full carbon with asymmetrical steerer
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM Force
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: SRAM Force 10 Speed
  • Chainset: SRAM Force Compact
  • 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 Force levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race X Lite VR-C carbon 31.8mm
  • Stem:
  • Headset: Cane Creek IS-2 integrated cartridge bearings sealed alloy 1-1/8″ top 1.5″ bottom
  • Grips: Bontrager gel tape
  • Rims: Bontrager Race X Lite rims
  • Front Hub: Bontrager Race X Lite hub
  • Rear Hub: Bontrager Race X Lite hub
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager R3 700x23c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager R3 700x23c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Affinity Race Lite hollow stainless steel rails 145mm width
  • Seatpost: Bontrager ride tuned carbon seatmast cap 20mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight:
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: