For the previous 12 months, I have been using my 2022 TREK Domane SL5. It has been an excellent all arounder, top-of-the-line bikes I’ve ever owned. However these days I have been itching. I need one thing new, one thing quicker and extra thrilling. My Domane is already quick, and I can sustain in group rides with no drawback. Matter of reality, I am quicker than most of them with a heavier bike. Normally an A / B group rider relying on the day.
- Lighter stem
- Lighter saddle
- Carbon wheelset
- Smaller tires 28m – highway solely
- Lighter bars
- I’ve even misplaced a couple of lbs (me personally)
I’ve executed the whole lot I can to chop down on weight, contemplating this bike is heavy for what it is value. Some aero bits have been added for the 2022 iteration of the Domane, and I perceive that weight is not the whole lot (matter of reality, aero appears to be successful that battle). My factor is, what’s subsequent?
I am toying with many alternative concepts. Keep within the Trek household and get a Madone, or presumably enterprise out and take a look at a Tarmac or Canyon Final? I actually just like the Final, however I am questioning if an all arounder is the best way to go along with aero bikes turning into so well-liked today? That, and the truth that aero appears to be successful within the “aero vs. weight for velocity” battle. I would prefer to additionally point out that I have been match by Cyclologic in Scottsdale, a premier becoming studio.
I am completely happy proper now, however need one thing extra velocity targeted. Will it’s value it to spend 8-10k on an aero bike, or will I hardly discover a distinction? For individuals who have a number of bikes, will it’s value it to have a devoted endurance bike and race bike?