Trek has released the third generation of its popular endurance road bike, unveiling all-new Domane SLR and SL models that are claimed to be ‘faster, smoother, and more versatile than their predecessors.’
Trek Domane now features an all-new aerodynamic frame with internal cable routing and integrated storage, clearance for tyres up to 38c, and an endurance geometry.
“This is by far the fastest Domane we’ve ever made,” said Jordan Roessingh, Trek’s Director of Product for Road Bikes. “The new design improves on all the best-loved parts of the previous generations. It’s smoother, more integrated, and more capable than ever, and it brings better performance to a broader audience.”
Shaped aerodynamic tubes, internal cable routing, and improved integration make the new Domane ‘significantly quicker than previous models’. In a wind tunnel test comparing the new frame to last year’s, ‘the new frame saved riders over one minute per hour.’
New Domane SLR and SL models are equipped with Trek’s road-smoothing Front and Rear IsoSpeed. This technology, which soaks up fatiguing bumps in the road so riders can stay stronger longer, was first introduced on the Domane platform in 2012.
Domane SLR models feature the same damped Adjustable Top Tube IsoSpeed as Trek’s newest Madone models, which allows riders to fine-tune compliance to their preference and terrain.
The all-new frame has an integrated storage compartment that allows riders to neatly stow away tools and gear internally. Trek adds that ‘A jersey pocket or saddle pack can do the job, but these solutions don’t always look or feel great.’
Domane’s new integrated storage keeps these essentials protected, while still allowing for a water bottle cage on the down tube. New Domane models also feature a saddle-integrated mount for a Flare R tail light.
New models come stock with disc brakes and 32c tyres (except Domane SLR 9 eTap, which comes stock with a set of wide 28c tyres), though the frame will accept wide tyres up to 38c with Trek’s recommended 4mm of clearance between the tyre and frame.
New Domane models are available immediately exclusively through Trek’s global network of retail partners and on trekbikes.com. The new Domane is also available immediately for customization through Project One, Trek’s custom bike program.
New Domane SLR models:
SLR 9 eTap
SLR 7 eTap
New Domane SL models:
SL 7 eTap