For years now, Trek's Madones have set the standard for road cycling excellence, winning everything from local group rides to the Tour de France. The 3 Series continues that hallowed lineage with a frameset that's crafted from Trek's light, stiff 300-Series OCLV carbon. An absolute dream to ride, the Madone 3.1 WSD comes spec'd with Trek's E2 tapered front end so you can slice through corners with pinpoint precision. And cornering or flying down straight roads, Trek's H2 geometry offers the ultimate blend of fine handling and top comfort with a slightly higher handlebar position. Plus, the Madone's choice components offer excellent ride quality, value and reliability, like the 20-speed Shimano drivetrain with SRAM compact crankset for easier climbing and the first-rate Bontrager controls and wheels. The Madone is versatile, too, with discreet rack and fender mounts that let you load up for commuting and off-season rides!
For increased stiffness and improved steering precision, tapered head tubes (see image, on left) and forks pair an oversize lower steerer tube (usually 1 1/2-inch, see image, on right) with a standard diameter upper steerer tube (usually 1 1/8-inch). This combination sheds weight compared to straight 1 1/2-inch systems, and adds stability and stiffness when compared to straight 1 1/8-inch systems. The result is a bike that tracks better through corners while allowing for the use of standard stems.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Trek 300 Series OCLV carbon|
|Fork||Trek carbon, E2, SpeedTrap|
|Tires||Bontrager R1, 700 x 23c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-30|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race VR-S|
|Stem||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Saddle||Bontrager Affinity 1 WSD|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Race Lite|
* Subject to change without notice.