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Trek Madone 6.5 and 6.2 Road Bike Review

The Trek Madone 6-Series consists of road bikes that are built using high-end carbon frames put together by hand at the company’s US factory. With professional grade components and an appropriate cost, the two main models within this family are very aerodynamic and light, making them suitable for flat-out sprints as well as uphill slogs.

Trek Madone 6.2

The more affordable 6-Series option, which is also available with a women-specific design tailored to female riders, has the OCLV carbon frame, which has been re-engineered for 2014. Carbon framed racing bikes are the choice of serious riders because as well as being invariably light, they are also strong and stiff, helping with the transfer of power.

Bontrager Race Lite rims and Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite tyres are in keeping with the rest of the specs, while a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain ensures fast, slick shifts occur. The Bontrager Speed Limit brakeset is cleverly integrated into the frame so that it causes minimal aerodynamic disturbance and still works well in any conditions.

Shimano Ultegra shifters are on-hand to swiftly move through the 11-speed, 50/34 chainrings and 11-28 cassette. The chainrings are one of the few differences between the Madone 6.2 and 6.5, the latter having a 53/39 combination, which is in common with the Trek Madone 7-series, whereas the 50/34 combo available on the Madone 6.2, is inline with the rest of the 2014 Madone bikes.

Trek Madone 6.5

If you step up the range and pick this model, you still get the same carbon frame, but several of the components have been swapped out to further reduce the weight and improve operation.

The Bontrager Race X Lite TLR wheelset puts even less strain on the rider while on the climbs, giving you fast-rolling performance on the straights and downhill.

The manual shifting of gears is left to lesser bikes, as the Madone 6.5 has a Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain, giving you an electronic boost to each change. Coupled with a saddle, seatpost, handlebar and stem from Bontrager, this is a well equipped bike intended to meet the expectations of those who are very serious about their riding, whether you have professional aspirations or you just want to make the most of your training sessions.

Trek Madone 6.5 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 Front Fork: Madone KVF full carbon
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 Rear Shock: N/A
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Di2 Brakes: Bontrager Speed Limit
Gears: 11 speed Rims: Bontrager Race X Lite
Chainring: 53/39 Tyres: Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite
Cassette: 11-28 Weight: N/A

Trek Madone 6.2 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Front Fork: Madone KVF full carbon
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Rear Shock: N/A
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Brakes: Bontrager Speed Limit
Gears: 11 speed Rims: Bontrager Race Lite
Chainring: 50/34 Tyres: Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite
Cassette: 11-28 Weight: N/A