Trek has officially unveiled the 2013 Madone race bike with improvements to aerodynamics, weight and stiffness. They’ve also brought the Domane endurance road bike in at lower price points, and 2-series alloy models are available for both bikes.
According to Bike Rumor, the 2013 Madone is available in 5, 6 and 7-series OCLV carbon, with the top of the line model claiming to save 25 watts over the prior model at 40kph in a 10° crosswind (distance not specified). In addition to the aero improvements, it drops the frame weight down to 750g (7-series) and cuts almost 200g from the frame and fork without diminishing ride quality or stiffness. Frame weight alone goes from 915g to 750g, a 165g savings. There’s also a new sub-5g “U5 Vapor Coat” finish that uses no decals and minimal paint.
2013 Madone 7.9, MSRP: 11,549.99