TREK Domane S 5*Clearance Product
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Domane S Series blows past any other carbon endurance race bike in its class, with IsoSpeed for comfort, Domane geometry for stability, and Power Transfer Construction for speed.
Put Domane S Series through its paces on your most challenging rides, and relish the new-found comfort of conquering the pavement.
Domane S 5 with IsoSpeed has it all: Blistering speed. Incredible comfort and stability, even on the punishing pave of Flanders and Roubaix. Welcome to a new class of race bike.
Powering over centuries-old cobbles, charging up dizzying climbs, descending on rails to an epic win. That's how Fabian Cancellara rides his Domane. How will you ride yours?
Highlights (for full details see here):
- IsoSpeed: A technological revolution, IsoSpeed isolates the seat tube from the rest of the frameset, doubling compliance and comfort with zero performance drawbacks.
- Power Transfer Construction puts more power to the road by optimising the E2 > down tube > BB90 > rear wheel connection. Domane makes the most of every pedal stroke: with incredible power transfer and 30% more lateral stiffness than the competition. No waste, all win.
- IsoSpeed fork: It's a one-two punch: generous ride-tuned sweep and shape increases compliance for greater comfort, and unique dropout placement optimises the wheelbase.
- Outstanding 400 Series OCLV Carbon frame with tapered head tube and BB90
- Exceptionally stable Endurance geometry: It took over two years of engineering and testing to perfect Domane's high-performance, ultra-stable endurance geometry. Trek considered every imaginable factor of frame construction to arrive at the perfect balance of speed, stability, and comfort. Then they asked Fabian Cancellara to give Domane his all on Flemish cobbles. His verdict: Perfetto.
Upgrades from Domane S 4:
- Full Shimano 105 groupset: drivetrain and brakes
- IsoSpeed decoupler:
At the core of Domane's comfort technology is the IsoSpeed decoupler, the result of an 18-month study of how a racing bike performs over rough roads, and how that performance affects the rider.
Trek engineers designed a decoupler that allows the seat tube to rotate independently from the top-tube-to-seatstay junction, increasing vertical compliance to twice that of the nearest competitor, without compromising pedalling efficiency. Result: you can ride harder, longer.
- IsoSpeed fork:
Much of Domane's rock-solid stability comes from a race-tested 20% increase in fork offset over Madone, which keeps the rider settled on the bike and positions the wheel optimally for high-speed and rough-road stabilisation. Result? Two-time Paris-Roubaix champion Fabian Cancellara calls Domane "the most stable bike I've ever used on cobbled roads."
It's a one-two punch: generous ride-tuned sweep and shape increases compliance for greater comfort, and unique dropout placement optimises the wheelbase.
An extra curve above the dropout in our swept-leg design creates a smaller angle to the direction of road vibrations. This angle increases fore/aft compliance, better positioning the fork leg to absorb road force rather than transmitting it straight to the rider. Trek have also increased fork lateral stiffness, maximising both comfort and control.
- OCLV is Trek's patented carbon production process. Over two decades ago, Trek engineers developed the Optimum Compaction, Low Void carbon manufacturing process, enabling them to produce carbon bikes with consistency and quality previously thought impossible. It was an industry breakthrough... and to this day, Trek OCLV carbon frames are the best, most consistent you can buy.
Optimum Compaction means the carbon material is densely compressed, achieving the optimal fibre-to-resin ratio to maximize strength and minimize weight. Low Void (LV) means the carbon has almost no microscopic gaps between carbon layers, achieving a strength that exceeds even aerospace standards.
Each level of OCLV offers the best ride for the money, thanks to an optimal balance of areal weight, stiffness, and compliance. The areal weight range and modulus mix of 400 Series OCLV puts ultra high performance within reach, providing an exhilarating sense of acceleration and confident handling.
- BB90 is the widest bottom bracket available on a road bike. This Trek-exclusive carbon BB makes the frame lighter, stiffer, and quicker to accelerate.
- E2: A fork has two competing directives, to provide lateral rigidity for precision cornering, and to offer vertical compliance to absorb road imperfections. Trek's E2 asymmetric fork/steering tube is the first steerer specifically shaped to manage both. It gives better comfort and better handling.
- Tapered headtube: The Bontrager E2 fork tapers from a 1.5" lower bearing to a 1 1/8" upper bearing. The larger-diameter lower bearing keeps the E2 fork stiffer under cornering loads and distributes forces more evenly, increasing the life of the bearings. Result: a more confident and durable ride.
- 3S integrated chain keeper is integrated directly into the bike frame. It's an elegant solution that provides flawless gear shifting even on rough roads and under heavy loads. No more standing on the side of the road, covered in grease, unwedging your dropped chain as competitors race by.
- DuoTrap seamlessly integrates the computer sensor into the frame to measure speed, distance, and cadence with no added aerodynamic drag. It works with all the major ANT+ wireless technology players, including Bontrager, Bryton, Garmin, Powertap, and SRM.
- Vanishing mudguard mounts: Discreet mounts accommodate full-coverage mudguards for added utility
The Domane garners rave reviews:
Cycling Weekly, 19th April 2012, First Ride:
"[The] conversation was dominated by the surprise of just how much the seat tube really did flex, to the point that you could actually see it happening. The IsoSpeed pivot delivers an appreciable amount of vibration absorption and a marked improvement in seated power delivery over the roughest sections. On both the flat and the 'bergs' you could perceive the seat tube flex having a positive influence, reducing the harshness of the impacts, which in turn facilitated smoother pedalling, creating that sought-after feeling of staying on top of the gear. For its part in the 'system' the IsoSpeed decoupler is a resounding success".
"The fact that I can't wait to [ride the Domane on home soil] is a telling tale of underlying excitement towards a bike that has taken a ballsy approach in the search for what was once the stuff of myths - comfort without loss of performance. Bravo."
First Impression: 10/10
BikeRadar (see here):
"The IsoSpeed 'decoupler' on Trek's new Domane classics bike breaks new ground in its approach to smoothing out the ride over rough roads. Skeptics dismiss it as being akin to a flexible seatpost (or even a suspension post) integrated into a more expensive and overly complicated frame but after a four-hour ride, including several of Ronde van Vlaanderen's fabled cobbled climbs, we can emphatically say that it's not what you think - it's probably better.
IsoSpeed is no gimmick
First things first: the IsoSpeed seat cluster on the Domane really works. In fact, it works far better than we anticipated and doesn't feel like we imagined it would. Belgian cobbles are genuinely less violent on your rear end by a substantial amount - sort of like switching from 60tpi tires [sic] to 220tpi ones, times 10 - and reasonably high-quality road surfaces turn to glass. It's the closest thing we've ridden to a properly suspended road frame in terms of small-amplitude impact absorption, and IsoSpeed's ability to, well, isolate your rear end from road harshness is so effective that at times, it's almost eerie."
"The Domane is incredibly stable, particularly on very rough and slippery sections of road that would normally conspire to ricochet the front and rear wheels in different directions."
Verdict: "Extraordinarily comfortable yet still speedy for anyone looking to take the sting out of a bumpy road."
Road Bike Action Magazine:
"...when we hit our first section of cobbles every single journalist on the ride had the same reaction - this thing really works! I could hit the cobbles at full speed without being thrown to and fro, allowing me to keep the pressure on the pedals without the hits affecting my pedal stroke."
"As we ramped up the pace to roll into the first climb and smashed into the cobbles the rear ISO Speed de?coupler did an astounding job. It soaked up the carnage at the contact patch with amazing aplomb."
Cycling Active magazine, January 2013 (testing the Domane 4.0 C):
"Rough roads were gobbled up by the Domane. It's eerily smooth."
"Roads that I generally brace myself for lost their bouncy edge, and failed to rattle my bones to dust. It's a bike you can ride all day, no question. The upright position you'll be sitting in will suit a lot of newcomers, as it's easy to relax into and doesn't feel at all aggressive. If you prefer to be a little more aero, that's not a problem either. Flip the stem and lower it a notch or two, and you'll be making the most of the comfort while not losing all of your speed."
"This £1500 version, from Trek's 4.0 series, seems to us like the perfect way to enter the game of carbon sportive riding."
"The IsoSpeed frame is a revelation. It gives you comfort by the bucket-load, and even then there's plenty to spare. While it may not be quite as exciting as the Roubaix, I spent a lot more time smiling while riding it. It's uncanny how it can change your perception of what is and what isn't an enjoyable road to ride. Potholes still existed, but for roads that were in general terrible condition, I spent a lot less time worrying about them and more time enjoying riding my bike.
There's more to it than that though; the Trek is actually quite versatile too. There's the chain catcher, which is a helpful addition, especially if you really are going to take it to the cobbles. There's 25mm tyres and hidden mudguard bosses, which makes that 100-mile sportive you booked during the rainy season seem a little more achievable."
Wow Factor: 19/20
Build Quality: 19/10
Overall Rating: 95%
Trek Domane 4.3: "Best Tech" winner, Cycling Plus magazine, Bike of the Year Awards 2013 (Trek Domane 4.3 review, March 2013, see here):
"We were blown away by the premium 6-Series Domane, which introduced us to the pave-pancaking IsoSpeed fork at the front and decoupler technology at the rear. You get these on the 4.3 as well, and the bike finished in the top five of our 40 Cycling Plus Bike of the Year contenders.
Any worries that a lower grade of carbon or spec would dilute the effectiveness and performance of the 4.3 are unfounded - it's 1.8kg (4lb) heavier but also £5,200/US$4,430 less than the 6.9, and for £1,800/US$2,499 you get a simply astonishing frame and an addictive ride quality.
First ride impressions are fairly conventional, until you realise that the usual road chatter and vibration is muted to the point of being barely noticeable, although the road feel, so crucial to precise handling, is unaffected.
Arguably, the road feel was accentuated because the Domane seems to be in contact with the surface more of the time. Turning into corners on roughly patched tarmac was refreshingly undramatic, the wheels seeming to tuck in and bite instead of skipping across the surface.
With such impressive stability and poise, exploring the Domane's limits becomes de rigueur on almost every ride. Go looking for rough stuff expecting to lose fillings and instead you're cosseted by a sublimely floaty feeling.
Of course, on the most extreme roads there's still an element of vertical movement, but sudden kicks and general vibration are removed. Not beating about the bush - the Domane's ride is little short of astonishing.
.... we'd gladly choose to take the Domane out more often than more exotic machinery because the frame offers so much comfort with no performance penalty. A stunningly simple but superbly accomplished design."
"Astonishingly smooth but still a top performer"
4.5 Stars (out of 5)
|Frame||400 Series OCLV Carbon, E2, BB90, DuoTrap compatible, IsoSpeed, 3S chain keeper.
|Forks||Domane carbon, E2 steerer.
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105, braze-on|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 STI, 11 speed|
|Chainset||Shimano 105, compact (50/34)|
|Freewheel||Shimano 105 11-32, 11 speed cassette|
|Headset||Integrated, cartridge bearings, sealed, alloy, 1 1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, with computer and light mounts|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race VR-C, 31.8mm|
|Front Brake||Shimano 105|
|Rear Brake||Shimano 105|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105 STI|
|Rims||Bontrager Tubeless Ready|
|Front Hub||Bontrager alloy|
|Rear Hub||Bontrager alloy|
|Tyres||Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, puncture resistant, 700x25c|
|Saddle||Bontrager Affinity Comp, chromoly rails|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Carbon, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 8mm offset|
|Grips||Bontrager Gel Cork tape|
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