The all new Trek Domane is in store now!

Trek has unveiled the all-new Domane SLR. Originally unveiled in 2012, Domane is Trek’s performance road platform of caliper and disc brake-equipped Endurance Race bikes. Improving on what has been widely accepted as a breakthrough in modern bicycle design, Domane’s key feature, IsoSpeed rear decoupler, is now adjustable to suit the terrain and rider’s vertical compliance preference. Expanding upon IsoSpeed’s potential, Trek has now graced the cycling world with a solution to the bumps and vibrations riders feel in the front half of their bike with the introduction of Front IsoSpeed and the brand new vibration damping IsoCore Handlebar.

Adjustable Rear IsoSpeed

Adjustable Rear IsoSpeed

What made Domane an instant classic was the revolutionary IsoSpeed rear decoupler. Professional athletes, journalists, and riders the world over immediately felt a difference, and the technology was hailed as an immediate success. With Domane, the world now had a bike that was twice as compliant as a traditional road bike while still putting all the rider’s power to the road. Relentless innovation being central to the corporate culture, Trek engineers in collaboration with Trek’s roster of professional athletes immediately began researching the technology’s potential for improvement. Riders come in many sizes and shapes, and employ the Domane in varied conditions and terrain all while seeking a preferred ride feel. Located just behind Domane SLR’s seat tube is a slider that allows the rider to control Domane SLR’s vertical compliance based upon their preference or the terrain they intend to conquer. In its lowest setting, vertical compliance increased overall by 14% when compared to the first generation Domane.

Front IsoSpeed

Front IsoSpeed

While IsoSpeed’s rear decoupler had riders’ backs, some essential parts of our bodies were left wanting. The challenge presented was not dissimilar to the same the team faced in 2010 when the development of the first generation of Domane began: Reduce vibration without sacrificing any efficiency or control. In kind, the solution to the front was not all that dissimilar to the rear. Front IsoSpeed is a decoupler that allows the steerer tube to flex independently from the head tube, increasing the vertical compliance of the front of the bike by 10% compared to a traditional road bike.

IsoCore Handlebar

IsoCore Handlebar

One of the greatest benefits of having a world class component development company located within the same walls is that you can call upon their expertise and treat a bike as a complete system. The team knew they had something special in Front IsoSpeed but the effect could be amplified if they had a new handlebar to address higher frequency vibration. Bontrager’s development team responded with the all-new IsoCore handlebar. Constructed with a continuous inner layer of a specialised thermoplastic elastomer encased in proprietary OCLV, the IsoCore handlebar improves damping of high-frequency vibration with a reduction of vibration by 20% over standard carbon handlebars.

Disc Brake Option and Additional Tyre Clearance

Disc Brake Option and Additional Tyre Clearance

Domane SLR is available in caliper and disc brake models, both possessing enhanced tyre clearance. Adding to the platform’s versatility, riders can now run 28c tyres on Domane SLR and 32c tyres on Domane SLR Disc while still meeting CPSC and ISO clearance standards. The caliper Domane SLR features lightweight direct mount brakes while the disc-equipped bikes utilise 12mm thru axles. Both versions include hidden fender mounts.

The best of the rest

The best of the rest

While many brands rest on just incremental changes to their platforms, Trek takes a different approach and has included a few key bonus features designed to improve the riding experience of all cyclists. Borrowing from one of the most lauded features of its aero brethren, Madone, Domane SLR is equipped with Domane Control Center, housing an internal Di2 battery just under the downtube water bottle cage. Riders looking for a more custom option can begin building the bike of their dreams immediately as Domane SLR’s caliper brake models are available immediately via Trek’s custom bike program Project One. Both Endurance Geometry and Race Shop Limited Pro Endurance Geometry are available to customise through Project One.

Don’t delay pop in store as we now have a few models to view!

 

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