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Trek Madone 7-series Road Bikes

The road race credentials of Trek’s Madone 7-Series road bikes are well established, although mere mortals can also get a piece of the action if they wish. Carbon frames, top tier components and a range of sizing options are on offer; you just need to work out whether you will be able to make the most out of these setups.

Trek Madone 7.7

The 700 Series OCLV carbon frame is equipped with similarly lightweight components, including the Bontrager Race XXX Lite Aero handlebar and the Paradigm RL saddle mounted on strong titanium rails. The carbon frame is complimented by the Madone KVF full carbon forks.

The drivetrain consists of equipment from the Shimano Dura-Ace family while the wheelset is made up of the Bontrager Race X Lite wheels and Bontrager R4 Hard-Case lite tyres. The brakeset and drivetrain are integrated into the frame to minimise drag and ensure that the bike looks clean and sleek, while the overall setup is intended to help with power transfer.

Shimano Dura-Ace STI shifters manage the 11-speed bike though 53/39 chainrings and a 11-28 cassette to deliver a very smooth performance.

Trek Madone 7.9

The carbon frame use for this bike is light, stiff and strong, which is exactly what you would expect from a model of this calibre. It is compatible with DuoTrap systems for those who want to get accurate measurements of their performance while out on the road, as well as offering a ride-tuned seatmast which is not only adjustable, but also built to offer comfort over long distances wrought with uneven surfaces.

The Bontrager Aeolus 3 D3 wheelset is on hand to offer similar road rumble absorption capabilities and you also get the Paradigm RXXXL saddle from the same manufacturer. The Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain is equipped with Di2 electronic technology in this incarnation and added stability is offered in the corners thanks to the asymmetric steerer, which is sensitive enough to prevent too much road rumble from being fed straight back to the rider.

There is little difference between the Madone 7.9 and 7.7, the former being equipped with Di2 electronics and the latter Bontrager Speed Limit brakes instead of the Dura-Ace on the Madone 7.9. Full specifications are listed below.

Trek Madone 7.9 Specifications
Front Derailleur:Shimano Dura-Ace Di2Front Fork:Madone KVF full carbon
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Dura-Ace Di2Rear Shock:N/A
Shifters:Shimano Dura-Ace STI Di2Brakes:Shimano Dura-Ace
Gears:11 speedRims:Bontrager Aeolus 3 D3
Chainring:53/39Tyres:Bontrager R4 Hard-Case Lite

Trek Madone 7.7 Specifications
Front Derailleur:Shimano Dura-AceFront Fork:Madone KVF full carbon
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Dura-AceRear Shock:N/A
Shifters:Shimano Dura-Ace STIBrakes:Bontrager Speed Limit
Gears:11 speedRims:Bontrager Race X Lite
Chainring:53/39Tyres:Bontrager R4 Hard-Case Lite