For many riders looking for a high-performance endurance bike, the Domane SLR 7 Disc will check all the right boxes. How well? Bicycling Magazine awarded the Domane SLR 7 their Bike of the Year award for 2020!
The Domane series of bicycles are developed from the experiences of Trek's Factory Racing Team over many years of racing over the worst roads in Europe. From the cobblestones of Roubaix to the gravel roads of Tuscany, racing the Domane has brought new lessons to the engineers at Trek. The Domane SLR is the ultimate expression of Trek's commitment to building and improving high-performance endurance-category road bicycles.
To build the frame of the Domane SLR Disc bicycle, Trek used their proprietary 700 Series OCLV carbon fiber for incredible strength and feather-lightness. This material has been used in Trek's race-winning Madone road bicycles, guaranteeing excellent strength-to-weight attributes. From the start, Trek's engineers knew that the fit and geometry of the Domane SLR needed to be easy to fit a wider range of riders. Called Endurance Geometry, the bike's slightly shorter top tube and taller head tube allows the Domane SLR 7 Disc to fit more riders -and rider flexibilities- with greater comfort during multi-hour rides and races. The slightly longer wheelbase of the Domane SLR 7 Disc produces a more stable feel over rough surfaces, reducing rider fatigue. Power Transfer Construction is the name given to the Domane's frame architecture. With it, the overall tube shapes of the Domane SLR's main triangle are shaped to add torsional strength that is critical for flex-free power delivery, especially during hard climbing efforts up steep grades.
Aerodynamics was considered for the Domane series for the first time, and Trek's renown Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF) frame shaping was used throughout the Domane SLR 7. Battling headwinds just got a little easier! Even the cables were tucked behind the headset and steerer tube to reduce overall drag. Internal storage in the down tube is a clever solution to clumsy seat bags hanging off the saddle rails. There's even an aperture for a multi-tool in the door under the front bottle cage. Cool, huh?
The tapered head tube anchors the all-carbon fork for a more precise feel during high-speed turns and hard braking. Torsional strength is also reflected in the press-fit BB90 bottom bracket, improving pedaling response further. Both hub mounts are 12mm thru-axles rather than open dropouts, adding even more torsional strength for improved handling. The all-carbon IsoSpeed fork reduces weight further, while disc-brake-specific carbon construction ensures predictable stopping power.
With all that going for it, the Domane SLR 7 Disc would be an excellent performance machine, but Trek didn't stop there. The real magic of the Domane SLR comes with the IsoSpeed decouplers found at the front and rear of the top tube. At the back, the IsoSpeed decoupler is adjustable. With the loosening of one bolt under the top tube and the damper bolt at the back of the seat tube, a slider can be moved to add or subtract vertical flex from the bike. This clever feature allows riders needing more or less frame compliance to adjust their bicycles at the roadside in only a minute. Different rider weights, different terrains and different surfaces can all be compensated for with the adjustable IsoSpeed unit. The Ride Tuned seatmast itself is designed to respond to bumps and harshness much better than a classic seat post while still reducing weight. Up front, the IsoSpeed unit at the top of the head tube takes the edge off of harsh surfaces. By isolating the steerer tube from the frame's head tube, the Domane SLR 7 Disc's fork can absorb 10% greater vibration and impacts better than the previous generation.
The Domane SLR 7 Disc has several useful features scattered about the bike to make every mile just a little better. The adjustable 3S chain keeper eliminates roadside stops and greasy fingers due to dropped chains. Vanishing fender mounts add versatility for commuters and riding in wet conditions. An aperture for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) in the left chainstay eliminates the need for unsightly zip-ties, while internal cable routing keeps the Domane SLR 7 Disc looking clean.
The Domane SLR 7 Disc is equipped with Shimano's updated Ultegra Di2 derailleurs, 50/34T Ultegra compact crankset and 11-34T Ultegra cassette for optimum shifting performance and long service life. Shifting is done with Shimano's "8070" Ultegra Di2 dual-control levers, offering improved button feedback, a more comfortable lever hood and adjustable lever reach for smaller hands. Shimano's Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes bring excellent stopping power and lever feedback in all conditions, wet or dry. Shimano Ice Tech Freeza rotors disperse heat to reduce brake pad wear during repeated hard stops. The tubeless-ready carbon fiber Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V wheels are shod with 700x32c Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite tires for outstanding grip, easy acceleration and amazing smoothness. Need even wider tires? The Domane SLR 7 will take up to 38mm rubber. Up front, Bontrager's carbon fiber Pro IsoCore VR-CF road handlebar is built with a layer of elastomer to soak up high-frequency vibration. Up to 20% more vibration is absorbed compared to Bontrager's next best all-carbon road handlebar. The Bontrager Arvada Elite saddle boasts stainless steel rails for lightness, while the accessory-ready Bontrager Pro Blendr stem completes the cockpit of this revolutionary bicycle. A Shimano charging cable is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
The Domane SLR 7 Disc can be ordered at Machinery Row Bicycles through Trek's Project One program. A wide range of colors, paint schemes and components can be chosen to create a one-of-a-kind bicycle you will be proud to own. Please call or stop in for details.
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Pedals sold separately
|Frame||700 Series OCLV Carbon, front IsoSpeed, adjustable rear IsoSpeed, internal storage, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, micro-adjust seat mast, 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap S compatible, fender mounts, flat mount disc|
|Fork||Domane SLR carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, fender mounts, flat mount disc, carbon dropouts|
|Headset||FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
Front: 12x100mm thru axle
Rear: 142x12mm thru axle
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width;|
|Spokes||Stainless steel straight pull bladed|
|Tires||Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x32c|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra HG-701 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2, long cage|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra HG800-11, 11-34T, 11 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra R8070, 11 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-CF, OCLV Carbon, 31.8mm, internal Di2 routing|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
|Stem||Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra R8070, 11 speed|
|Brakes||Shimano Ultegra R8070 hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada Elite, stainless steel rails|
|Seat Post||Domane carbon seatmast cap, integrated light mount, 20mm offset|
|Accessories & Extras||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag, Shimano Di2 charging cable|
* Subject to change without notice.