Throughout the Trek Domane SL range, Trek have incorporated their lightweight, stiff and strong 500 Series OCLV Carbon, which when combined with their full-carbon fork, Endurance Geometry and IsoSpeed technology, becomes one of the most high-performing and functional frames on the market. Trek haven’t just slapped these features onto the Trek Domane SL 6 Road Bike 2017 without any development though, they’ve used their arsenal of riders to push the technology to the next level...
Fabian Cancellara is known for his ultimate domination in the Spring Classics, with a riding style that is so finely tuned, he’s able to advise on how his bike needs to be altered. Winning the Paris-Roubaix takes some serious skill, with some serious technology to boot, and that’s why the Trek Domane has been developed.
Using Trek’s 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame, the Domane is lightweight enough to increase efficiency, but strong enough to remain stiff in a range of varied terrain - but this isn’t just down to the frame, though. Strenuously developed over numerous years, Trek’s revolutionary IsoSpeed technology delivers great compliance by allowing the seat tube to move back and forth, isolating the rider from the road without negatively affecting steering, cornering or power transfer.
IsoSpeed is also adjustable, ranging between cobble riding and full-out sprinting stiffness, claiming to be as stiff as the Emonda. The rear end is five times as stiff as other seatposts, whilst the front end is 10% more compliant than others in the market. Simply take a 4mm Allen key and unscrew the lower bottle cage bolt, slide the IsoSpeed slider up for a stiffer ride, and down for a more compliant ride.
Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-speed is the pinnacle of reliable, fast-shifting gearing in the mechanical world, and this is why Trek have used this prestigious drivetrain to enhance the ride feel of the Domane SL 6. A wide range of gearing provides enough versatility to suit every rider's riding style, whether that be to attack the climbs or sit back and spin through the gears, allowing you to stay comfortable and push your performance when it suits you.
The Trek Domane is specifically designed for long, endurance rides and this is why Trek have incorporated their endurance geometry with a taller headtube, longer reach and slightly longer chainstays to make the Domane smoother and more stable over longer distances. The E2 head tube, lower BB90 bottom bracket and oversized chainstays enhance its superior stiffness and excellent ride quality.
Bontrager Race Lite IsoZone handlebar adds to the comfort of the IsoSpeed range, dissipating road vibrations by 20% compared to other stiff handlebars, whilst Trek have incorporated Bontrager Speed Stop, direct mount brakes to increase confidence on sense tingling descents and in wet-weather conditions.
Vanishing mudguard mounts add to the Domane’s versatility, allowing to fit mudguards up to 45C, with tyres accommodated up to 32C on disc brakes and 28C for calliper brakes.
Trek’s 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and Domane full carbon fork combine for a lightweight, durable and efficient ride
IsoSpeed technology increases compliance in both the front and rear end, for a more comfortable ride over rougher ground
Shimano Ultegra 6800 drivetrain gives a more in-tuned feel with the bike, inspiring you to push harder up the climbs and faster on the flats
Bontrager Speed Stop, direct mount brakes provide great confidence in the corners and in wet-weather conditions
Taller headtube, longer reach and slightly longer chainstays provide a smoother, more stable ride
E2 head tube, BB90 bottom bracket and oversized chainstays increase stiffness and ride quality
Bontrager Race Tubeless Ready wheels and Bontrager R2 Hard-Case Lite 700x28c tyres offer more grip and traction in testing conditions