Trek Unveils Stiffer, Lighter, More Aero 2013 Trek Madone
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