On June 20th, Trek unveiled their new Madone SLR 6 Disc Speed – the first Madone with integrated, removable aero bars. The new bike is the ideal aero set-up for triathletes who go back and forth between group road rides and non-draft multisport events.

Ben Kanute on the new Trek Madone SLR 6 Disc Speed.

The new Trek Madone Speed features a stem faceplate that simplifies the process of adding and removing aero bars. The Speed Concept Mono Bar Extension is held to the stem faceplate with a pair of bolts. Trek claims that adding and removing the aero extensions takes as little as thirty seconds. So, no more hassle when you scramble to take off the aero bars for your group ride.

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“Madone Speed has all the award-winning speed and handling of Madone SLR – plus the added benefit of a lot more versatility,” says Jordan Roessingh, Trek’s Director of Road Product. “You can train with a group without the bars, then throw them on for race day. It’s the smartest option for most people doing triathlon or time trials today.”

The Madone SLR 6 Disc Speed is made with Trek’s lightest 700 Series OCLV Carbon and features Adjustable Top Tube IsoSpeed, which allows riders to tune the frame’s compliance to their preference. With an MSRP of $8499.99 CAD, the Trek Madone SLR 6 Disc Speed comes with a 2×11 Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 carbon wheels and flat-mount disc brakes. The Madone is now available on trekbikes.com and through Trek’s network of retailers.

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The new stem faceplate and Speed Concept Mono Bar Extension are available as aftermarket parts and are compatible with all 2019 and newer Madone SLR models. The Madone Speed aero set-up is also an option in Project One – Trek’s custom bike programme.

 

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